I just got some wonderful news the other day. I was accepted to Tri-C, or Cuyahoga Community College. I got the news in a phone call that I had been accepted to Tri-C for this coming fall. It made me feel good. My family is happy for me.
I was going to do my senior project as a Visitor Services Representative (VSR) at the Rock and Roll hall of fame this past spring but could not do it because of COVID-19. Even though the rock hall has re-opened they are not having any VSRs working because of the COVID-19.
After I graduated high school this past June I was thinking about taking a “gap year” but my dad mentioned the idea of trying to take some classes at Tri-C and I agreed with his idea.
So, together with both my mom and dad we looked on-line to find out how to apply. I spoke to someone at Tri-C before I actually applied to get more information and she sent me all of the information I needed to apply.
Right now, Tri-C will be on-line because of COVID-19 so I’m planning to take just one class on-line this fall. I have learned that there are a lot of things you need to get done in order to start college. Below is my checklist.
A Virtual campus visit
Take a math placement test
Do a new student orientation
Do a college counseling appointment
Do a student accessibility services dept. meeting over a phone call
Complete FAFSA & a FERPA application (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.)
I have been able to complete everything above except for my college counseling appointment and the My College Experience.
I’m interested in taking a general history class, music, music history and a music recording class. I just need to decide on which one I want to take this coming fall.
I’m feeling both excited and also a little nervous about starting college.
I’ll let you know how it goes.
Ella is a client of the Achievement Centers for children. She wrote this as part of her speech pathology therapy with ACC speech pathologist, Steve McDermott.