I have important news and wish to tell it as few times as possible. I also would rather someone heard directly from me, and it is next to impossible for that to happen with everyone. All right enough delay, drum roll please...
After much thought, I will not be returning to TCU in the spring.
Yes, I will no longer go to the only college I applied to for admission. There are several reasons, but primarily the degree I was to receive (a BS in Broadcast Journalism) is no longer offered there. Instead, I could get a BA in Journalism. Adding to my frustration, TCU waited until I was a student there to tell me this information. Note to all colleges and universities, please let perspective students aware of major changes that might affect whether or not they will choose your school. Notice the pun there? Har Har Har.
Sadly TCU isn't alone though: thanks to media convergence, other universities are offering only a BA in Journalism. Ten Second Explanation: The removal of specialization allows for journalists to have knowledge in writing, broadcast and online. Experience with all of these skills will come in handy with budget decreases and changes in how people obtain news.
It would be easy to stay at TCU and simply change my degree, but I am not going to pay over $160,000 for a degree I do not want. It isn't good business and not very nice to my parents. I also don't want to see what other surprises might be in store.
I would like to apologize to TCU's chapter of Circle K International. I was elected President of this club in August, and I regret that I won't be there when it will be officially recognized this January. I know great things will come of this currently small club and I look forward to hearing about them.
While I love the campus, my social organizations, and the friends I have made, I think this decision is for the best.
Yes, I will be moving back in with my parents. Yes, I will no longer attend a prestigious university. And yes, I am aware of how well the TCU football program is currently doing. But at the end of this semester, I will have 47.5 college hours. With that number, I think I can take a little time off to figure things out.
I enrolled in three classes at Austin Community College today, and I plan on using the spring semester to figure out my next move. And let me tell you right now, it will be great.