I'm not really sure where this thread would fall under, so I decided to make it here. So for those who already received their acceptance letters, are your parents/older siblings allowing you to decide what college you want to go to? Like making your own decisions?
I've recently been accepted to VCU Arts, which is a well-respected art school and it's #4 for graphic design. VCU Arts is my first choice, and I was so happy that I got accepted; I really want to attend this school; it's in a city with a diverse environment, and there's so many opportunities. However, it just seems like my family is controlling and making decisions FOR me without my input. They're telling me what to do this and that, x and y. Every city has its bad areas, and you just have to be careful. I understand that they want to steer me into the right direction without having any regrets, but I honestly think that I won't have any regrets. I don't think they realize that they're basically controlling & making decisions for me; I have the rights to choose what college I want to go to, because I will be going there for the next four years. I also applied to RISD, and I still haven't heard from them yet. But I'm not sure if I will get accepted, because it's so hard to get in. So my family is dying to hear from RISD. -___- I know that I should wait for the few other colleges that are left and discuss with my family, but I feel like they're not going to listen to my opinions. I really want to go to VCU Arts. I really love my family and I'm thankful for their advice, but I wish they could just let me be included in the "discussion" with my input. Sigh.