I decided to attend Dutchess Community College because I did not know how I was going to financially support myself. Throughout my two years there, I began to figure out what I wanted to do in my life. As the graduation date from community college approached, I yet again did not know where I was going to go next.
My counselor advised me to apply to different colleges. I had applied to SUNY Oswego, Purchase, Plattsburgh and UAlbany. I was accepted into all except UA. They told me they wanted to see my final grades from community college in order to decide if I would be accepted, but at that moment I was denied.
At first I was upset because my counselor had spoken highly of UA. Since I had been denied, I had accepted the offer from Purchase. Luckily a few days before school started, I received a phone call from admissions, indicating that I had been accepted to UAlbany. So, I cancelled my acceptance to Purchase and headed to UA. I love the choice I made; I have learned so much from UA and have met the most amazing people. UA has given me an amazing experience that I’ll never forget.