In contrast, calling someone a "super senior" because they've failed multiple classes and perhaps enjoy the party scene rather than work to finish in four years is, indeed, a bit of a put down.
In the end, the most important thing is that you reach whatever goals brought you to college in the first place.
I couldn’t think straight or feel anything besides a sickening knot in my stomach and the crushing feeling of hopelessness.
There are a variety of schools and programs that offer things like dual degrees, a fifth-year master's degree, or a fellowship that requires extra enrollment beyond four years.
Or maybe you'll come across a great semester-long internship program that requires you to take a reduced number of credits: Taking the job may mean you graduate later than planned, but you'll do so with experiences and a resume that will make you more competitive in the job market.
Students completed a confidential questionnaire and were offered the chance to do a follow-up interview with their anonymity preserved.
Students were asked on the form to indicate their gender, year in college, whether or not they began college dating their high school girlfriend or boyfriend and whether or not they were still dating.
Where the academics and “experience” come first and our—now long-distance—high school sweeties, dragged onto a whole new playing field, almost come second.
Why is it that, in college, we watch so many of our friends dump, get dumped, cheat and get cheated on?
And why does it almost always happen our freshman year in college?
To find out why these types of breakup occur so often, I conducted a survey on campus during a week and a half in early December.
“You’re gonna look back one day and you’re gonna go, ‘What in the hell was I thinking? I was a first-semester college student, and my high school relationship of three years was over.