The College Decision

Well here it is… I got my top school’s financial aid package today, and made my decision. I won’t be going to California Baptist University (CBU) this fall. I’m 98.7% sure I’ll be going to Central Washington U fall of ’09 and then transferring to CBU in ’10 to finish my degree(s) for the last 2 years. I have mixed feelings about the decision I had to make. While I am bummed that I won’t be at CBU as a Freshman, to do all the cool Freshman stuff and meet people, CWU is a lot cheaper and seems to be a smarter decision. CWU also has one perk…I can probably raise guide dogs there! So here’s a question for you. I know several of you have raised puppies while in college. What do you wish you would have done? We’re on the quarter system, and my initial reaction is to wait until winter quarter, and raise a transfer dog. I am going to college classes this year, so the academic adjustment won’t be so big. But for those of you who have “been there, done that” do you regret raising early? Do you wish you would have gotten your puppy earlier?

Another perk is that my CFR lives in the same city as CWU, so that’d be great šŸ˜€

6 Responses

  1. I have raised all through my four years of university (side note – 29 days left until I’m done!) and don’t regret a minute of it. I am (or at least was) a really shy person, and probably would have locked myself up in my room all of first year had I not had Calvin as an encouragement to get out and meet people.

    I’m sure that wouldn’t be the best situation for everyone, but I can’t imagine having done it any other way for myself.

    One thing I do not recommend, however, is getting a baby puppy the day before an exam. Trying to figure out statistical problems after being up all night is not a good idea!

  2. WOW – good luck! How exciting!

  3. Sounds exciting! Raising another pup would be fun!

  4. I have raised puppies all through college as well. I just jumped right in and had a puppy with me from the first day. I am glad I did it that way. Like Sam I was a pretty shy person and think I got out more and met more people because of the dog. Getting puppies in college is definitely difficult but you can make it work. I love having a puppy with me at school, it is fun. Good luck, I hope it all works out for ya.

  5. I didn’t raise during college but having been a college freshman, I would recommend waiting a quarter. My first quarter I tried to do WAY too much and got in WAY over my head. Just my .02 cents. šŸ™‚

  6. That’s great!! Have fun!!

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