College by Way of Small Steps

Going to college with Asperger’s Syndrome may seem like an insurmountable obstacle, but believe me when I say that it really isn’t that difficult.

Sam-Allen

You don’t need to immediately hop right into a prestigious Ivy League college and shell out a fortune just as you’re starting your college life. Starting off college is easily achievable by finding a community college in your local area.

It isn’t as expensive as regular college. Another perk for community college is that if it’s local, you don’t have to pay for room and board. You can stay in the house you’ve been living in. I’ve done the exact same thing: started with community college and stayed with my parents, and it’s worked out greatly for me, so I would definitely recommend anyone with Asperger’s who wants to go to college to start off with a community college and earn their Associate’s Degree, and if they want to excel farther than that, they can transfer to a major college and receive a higher degree, which is the path I’m choosing. College doesn’t have to be difficult as long as you start off with small steps, then working your way to the top will be easy.

By: Samuel Allen

Update: Samuel received his Associates Degree Spring 2016 and is currently attending Texas A &M/San Antonio working toward a Bachelors Degree in Business Integrated Computer Information Systems. He still computes from home but is excited to get his own place upon graduation. 

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