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July 7, 2014 |

2013 Kingsborough ASAP Leadership Team Member

Going all the way back to elementary school, I’ve never been a good student. I’ve just managed to get by through procrastination and then looking for back doors or just doing the bare minimum. This caught up to me in high school when I eventually ended up dropping out. I recieved my GED a few years after that in Florida but still ended up doing the same thing at the first community college I attended.


I eventually moved back to NYC and was hoping to get into City Tech, but because of my poor GPA, I was rejected.  While at first I thought this was horrible, it turned out to the second best thing that happened to me that summer. My next choice was KBCC and I’m lucky enough to have been able to get into ASAP about two weeks after registering.


The problem I think I had when I started school in Florida was that I was overwhelmed with all that I had to do. Having to figure out what to do while you’re on your own in college felt to me like being taught to swim while drowning. That’s why out of all of the benefits ASAP has given me, I feel that academic advisement is the best one of them all. With academic advisement, everything became clear to me about  what I needed to do to finish school in time. Right now I’m doing well in school and plan to continue my education after KBCC using the planning and time management skills I’ve learned in ASAP.