Attending Carrington College California @ Antioch was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I had second guessed myself due to my age, as well as my multiple attempts at a better college education. From the first time I set foot on campus, I was made to feel welcomed as if I was family. Ms. Jackie (Gilmore) encouraged me to reach higher that I had ever dreamed, and because of her, I have come this far. I am now a graduate and the feeling of being family have not left me; that’s because Carrington is a family. Everyone is loving, encouraging, and always available for whatever you may need. On my second week of class, I had a family emergency that would cause most people to withdrawl from the program. Actually, I had non-stop emergencies throughout my time at Carrington. My instructor Mrs. P (Probst) was the angel on my shoulder that assured me that eveything would turn out okay. Only because of the abundance of support that I recieved from the staff, I continued on to complete my studies as a continuous President’s List (4.0 GPA) student. Carrington offers a program called ASPIRE that is designed to support the students in any way that is necessary; this ranges from personal issues, academic, and even will help to figure out financial hardships. The staff understands what it means to be a student and go above and beyond to help you succeed. It is only because of the staff that my dreams of a better education have become a reality. I have been so encouraged that I am not stopping at the Certificate program, I will soon be starting on my Associates degree. I know college may seem overwhelming, but never let it scare you away. I encourage you to embrace the anxiety and turn it into motivation that will change your life for the better. I did it and so can you!!!