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    California Colleges?

    I'm starting the college process and have my heart set on California. I know that the cal state school's are nearly impossible to get in to if you live out of state. So my question is does anyone know/have any experience with private schools out there that are willing to take out of state students?

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    Point Loma Nazarene. #1 school for surfing in the USA. But zero tolerance on alcohol and drug use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zach619 View Post
    Point Loma Nazarene. #1 school for surfing in the USA. But zero tolerance on alcohol and drug use.
    no cars for your first year either...
    you might also want to check out hawaii. they're actually trying to get more out of state students in

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    If your main intention is surfing, I'd look into some of the UC's, like santa cruz, santa barbara, or san deigo.. I'm on the same boat. Looking into colleges and will not budge from my plan of going to california..

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    Or move to Cali after high school, get a low pay job for a year while you surf, to establish residency, then apply as a resident. Any buddies you could bunk with for a year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betty View Post
    Or move to Cali after high school, get a low pay job for a year while you surf, to establish residency, then apply as a resident. Any buddies you could bunk with for a year?
    If I had it over to do I would take Betty's advice. Almost 7 years out if school and still working on my student loans. There is a lot of growing up to do between high school and graduating college and you don't necessarily need to do it with a whole bunch of other 18 year olds who don't know what they want to do. That being said, if you know what you want to study and find a school that has your major, more power to you.

    If you're looking for a pseudo-free (you'll pay it back later) vacation party maybe you should take some time off to figure out what you want to do, save some money, travel, join the peace corp or something. College is not the time where you figure out what you want to be, it should be where you hone your skills and figure out how to make money for the rest of your life.

    So basically, find some roomies, surf a lot, go on as many trips as possible but keep your eye on the prize. When you figure out what it is you really want, go 100% and really focus in on it and do what you want to do.

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    what do your parents say??

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    University of San Diego is a good rec. You should try UCSB, UCSC, and UCSD. You can do the community college thing for a year and then transfer to a UC school. That way you can get residency.

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