10 Reasons Every College Student is Afraid to Graduate
Start writing a post
Student Life

10 Reasons Every College Student is Afraid to Graduate

Come on, it's going to happen eventually

10 Reasons Every College Student is Afraid to Graduate
A Matter of Flight

It’s okay, every student has some doubts about graduating college. There’s just so much beyond college that it can all be so overwhelming. But because college is so fun (right, cause pulling all-nighters to finish essays and spending hours doing homework is fun) most students don’t want it to end. And who can blame them? College is supposed to be some of the best years of your life! I know I don’t want it to end! However, like all good things, college and the fours years that are most likely spend in it, will eventually come to an end. Even if it seems far away. So here are some reasons that students not only don’t want college to end, but are scared of it ending.

1. Being shoved out into the real world.

Wait… what’s that? How does one “adult”?

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F12%2F02%2F636163127531466244-557995639_Intro-GIF.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=312&h=c57253fd3e7e6c4578a52b75d21e5613eae7f70ab7757e2cadfb82e20dfde36c&size=980x&c=3490979555 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F12%252F02%252F636163127531466244-557995639_Intro-GIF.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D312%26h%3Dc57253fd3e7e6c4578a52b75d21e5613eae7f70ab7757e2cadfb82e20dfde36c%26size%3D980x%26c%3D3490979555%22%7D" expand=1]

2. Student Debt.

Oh yeah… we actually have to pay that back.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F12%2F02%2F636163117334093650-1823581820_tumblr_mailzbYmQC1qmxcc6o3_250.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=528&h=ed35bbb207608e49a40e03a51cc6191384edeb87cf380e19696d8d44017109e0&size=980x&c=1566544833 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F12%252F02%252F636163117334093650-1823581820_tumblr_mailzbYmQC1qmxcc6o3_250.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D528%26h%3Ded35bbb207608e49a40e03a51cc6191384edeb87cf380e19696d8d44017109e0%26size%3D980x%26c%3D1566544833%22%7D" expand=1]

3. The workforce.

Typical family dinner conversation: “So what do you plan on doing with your degree?” “I DON”T KNOW OK.”

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F12%2F02%2F636163119606816357-1604418098_53c60ffb-8d9e-42a8-9e32-5255025032bf.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=730&h=521d11b2fb1c245ec61867b8d6a5f4123c4a78fc04bc23295434c55d71d3b46b&size=980x&c=2641554788 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F12%252F02%252F636163119606816357-1604418098_53c60ffb-8d9e-42a8-9e32-5255025032bf.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D730%26h%3D521d11b2fb1c245ec61867b8d6a5f4123c4a78fc04bc23295434c55d71d3b46b%26size%3D980x%26c%3D2641554788%22%7D" expand=1]

4. Financial Support.

How do you get a job? Please, tell me, how?

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F12%2F02%2F636163122139239559-1553968768_5c94178f-7bfa-4eb3-bd76-9a4448e82d6a.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=919&h=e34f89ad45a86d4dbdab8f0b57a6dace0f6bdcbca02a55e5452f5193b48f3c3e&size=980x&c=3482916688 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F12%252F02%252F636163122139239559-1553968768_5c94178f-7bfa-4eb3-bd76-9a4448e82d6a.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D919%26h%3De34f89ad45a86d4dbdab8f0b57a6dace0f6bdcbca02a55e5452f5193b48f3c3e%26size%3D980x%26c%3D3482916688%22%7D" expand=1]

5. Leaving your friends.

Honestly, how will I have even have friends when I’m outside of college? Will my old friends still talk to me?

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F12%2F02%2F636163123306922618-693591538_giphy.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=181&h=5343f5a2738d58e0c37751045817ba11616ebcdb82a24bea42e7de2a1fb5fe98&size=980x&c=233736212 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F12%252F02%252F636163123306922618-693591538_giphy.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D181%26h%3D5343f5a2738d58e0c37751045817ba11616ebcdb82a24bea42e7de2a1fb5fe98%26size%3D980x%26c%3D233736212%22%7D" expand=1]

6. Living on your own.

Housing isn’t just easily provided but you now have to find it. What? Not only do you have to find it, you have to be able to afford it and all the commodities.

Which leads me to the next point…

7. Bills.

Because water, heat, electricity, sewer and whatever else are important.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F12%2F02%2F636163120500628484237497043_tumblr_ma9b24CDXA1rq0hnm.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=211&h=aad9095ca3d1de8e86d74f9ad4bd7e6566ad227b6eac3835b15ab258de4ec7de&size=980x&c=3467965688 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F12%252F02%252F636163120500628484237497043_tumblr_ma9b24CDXA1rq0hnm.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D211%26h%3Daad9095ca3d1de8e86d74f9ad4bd7e6566ad227b6eac3835b15ab258de4ec7de%26size%3D980x%26c%3D3467965688%22%7D" expand=1]

8. You really can’t even call your parents and beg for money anymore.

Well, you can. But chances are it won’t have the old charm that it used to since you’re not in college anymore and don’t have an excuse for not having a job.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F12%2F02%2F636163118749485976517704079_help-me-im-poor.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=734&h=92c2e789166d86a2f270369ae4af9c028317f5d47ba3a8a64b8f98a10e792725&size=980x&c=2129469590 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F12%252F02%252F636163118749485976517704079_help-me-im-poor.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D734%26h%3D92c2e789166d86a2f270369ae4af9c028317f5d47ba3a8a64b8f98a10e792725%26size%3D980x%26c%3D2129469590%22%7D" expand=1]

9. There will be no structure.

Let’s be real, we are totally just going to make it up as we go after graduation and not having structure is scary!

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F12%2F02%2F636163121391441761-687900059_tumblr_nj2t6wsa4h1qarx4lo1_500.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=873&h=8b5198c57a6e9001846b22063c27b2ab30b8da1c0e4326d25cc8e084e54948d4&size=980x&c=213594279 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F12%252F02%252F636163121391441761-687900059_tumblr_nj2t6wsa4h1qarx4lo1_500.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D873%26h%3D8b5198c57a6e9001846b22063c27b2ab30b8da1c0e4326d25cc8e084e54948d4%26size%3D980x%26c%3D213594279%22%7D" expand=1]

10. The real pursuit of happiness begins...

And it's completely up to you! While this is scary for a lot of students, it shouldn't be. Try and look at it this way, you can do whatever you want with your life. The world is your canvas. Adventure is out there!

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F12%2F02%2F636163125917165750-1694903491_4800.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=892&h=a7cda9b83e1d9185e0e5e74d63ba26fd92b80c3031bf158cb9e7818453a5ff0e&size=980x&c=102621866 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F12%252F02%252F636163125917165750-1694903491_4800.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D892%26h%3Da7cda9b83e1d9185e0e5e74d63ba26fd92b80c3031bf158cb9e7818453a5ff0e%26size%3D980x%26c%3D102621866%22%7D" expand=1]

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

6 Things Owning A Cat Has Taught Me

This one's for you, Spock.

6 Things Owning A Cat Has Taught Me
Liz Abere

Owning a pet can get difficult and expensive. Sometimes, their vet bills cost hundreds of dollars just for one visit. On top of that, pets also need food, a wee wee pad for a dog, a litter box with litter for a cat, toys, and treats. Besides having to spend hundreds of dollars on them, they provide a great companion and are almost always there when you need to talk to someone. For the past six years, I have been the proud owner of my purebred Bengal cat named Spock. Although he's only seven years and four months old, he's taught me so much. Here's a few of the things that he has taught me.

Keep Reading...Show less

Kinder Self - Eyes

You're Your Own Best Friend

Kinder Self - Eyes

It's fun to see all of the selfies on social media, they are everywhere. I see pictures with pouty lips, duck lips and pucker lips. I see smokey eyes, huge fake lashes and nicely done nose jobs, boob jobs and butt lifts. Women working out in spandex, tiny tops and flip flops. I see tight abs and firm butts, manicured nails and toes, up dos and flowing hair. "Wow", I think to myself," I could apply tons of make-up, spend an hour on my hair, pose all day and not look like that. Maybe I need a longer stick!"

Keep Reading...Show less

Rap Songs With A Deeper Meaning

Rap is more than the F-bomb and a beat. Read what artists like Fetty, Schoolboy Q, Drake, and 2Pac can teach you.

Rap artist delivers performance on stage
Photo by Chase Fade on Unsplash

On the surface, rap songs may carry a surface perception of negativity. However, exploring their lyrics reveals profound hidden depth.Despite occasional profanity, it's crucial to look beyond it. Rap transcends mere wordplay; these 25 song lyrics impart valuable life lessons, offering insights that extend beyond the conventional perception of rap music.

Keep Reading...Show less

21 Drinks For Your 21st Birthday

Maybe don't try them all in one day...

21 Drinks For Your 21st Birthday

My 21st birthday is finally almost here. In honor of finally turning 21, I thought I'd share 21 fun drinks since it's finally legal for me to drink them.

Some of these drinks are basic, but some of them are a little more interesting. I thought they all looked pretty good and worth trying, so choose your favorites to enjoy at your big birthday bash!

Keep Reading...Show less

Ancient Roman Kings: 7 Leaders of Early Rome

The names and dates of the reigns of the first four kings, as well as the alternation of Sabin and Latin names, are more legendary than historical. The last three kings, of Etruscan origin, have an existence which seems less uncertain.

inside ancient roman building
Photo by Chad Greiter on Unsplash

It is evident that all this is only a legend although archeology shows us little by little that these kings if they did not exist as the ancient history, describes them, have at least in the very Outlines were real as chief of a shepherd’s tribe. The period when kings ruled Rome could estimate at 245 years.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments