Wednesday, July 18, 2012

So you're coming to Provo for a girl....Hi. My name is Jake, and in this instructional blog...

I'll tell you the ins and outs as to why that's dumb and try to keep you here for the right reasons.

Did you get into BYU? If yes, happy day! Enjoy school and campus life and take as many classes as possible. This is a world class education you are getting at a rediculously low price. Seriously.

If you answered no to the above, did you register at UVU? I say that because they admit everyone. If no, how about independent study at BYU? Probably, not the best bet, but still something. If you go that route is does NOT mean you'll get into BYU ever. Last but not least...but close to least is Provo College. They suck. Not really...I'm sure they do some good although...they have a commercial that says their credits are non-transferable which means that they are NOT an accredited institution.

If you answered yes to any of the no BYU questions then you probably need a loan. Loans suck...but general authorities say that it's the only OK debt. Educational debt. I mean...within reason. Don't take out a huge loan to become a 4th grade teacher......Or do! It's your life.

If you are smart you can get scholarships at BYU. It's a lot of hard work but it's so possible and so worth it. Each department has its on scholarship program, try them. Also, there are a lot of off-campus scholarship possibilities. BUYER BEWARE : if you have an off-campus scholarship you MUST have 12 credit hours of classes. Some scholarships require 14 or more hours. It's kinda jank, basically because BYU is death hard sometimes. But don't let it discourage you, it's worth it.

If college in Provo/Orem isn't what you are coming for then why the heck are you here? Provo is strictly a college town and caters to college students. Especially, Mormon college students. Nothing is open past ten. Nothing is open Sunday. There are no careers here, unless you are going to be a professor or some kinda Road Work Specialist. There is one InDes firm. There is water treatment and waste management. And restaurants like crazy.

If you are single, rent is dog-gone cheap. Unless you are feeling cool and want to live sorta up scale. BUYER BEWARE : the more costly apartments and condo's are populated by richy rich riches who drive their Daddy's BMW........ok so maybe not, but it is kinda that way. The best wards are in the chill places that aren't ritzy......which is provo ritzy.....which is like, not very ritzy.

Looking for a home? BYU housing guide....which I believe is housing.byu. Go there. Usually the farthe away you get from campus the cheaper it is. BUYER BEWARE : have a bike. Have a jacket or 20. 6 month winters baby doll and you can't live farther than a mile and a half from campus if you are single......and why would you want to anyway? On campus jobs are the best, the end. ALSO. Parking at BYU sucks. It actually blows chunks. There is enough student parking for me and two other people........literally.........if you don't drive to campus between 6 am and 7:45am, there will be no spaces for you. So just huff it.

So. The girl thing. Well. If you are coming for a girl with no other reason in mind. Joke is on you. When you get out here there are so many girls and things to do and people to meet and callings to receive, being burden with a girl already isn't the smoothest of moves. Maybe it is. Maybe it will be great. But if it isn't, don't cut your losses and head home. This place might be the cheapest, worry free college town on the planet. Love it.

Ever tasted a rainbow? Well here at BYU we intend of giving you that satisfaction. I'm Jake signing off, living the good life in Provo. Stay classy world.

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