Yep and to compound my situation. I went to a HBCU. Not the best learning facilities then but the tuition was cheap back in the early 90's and i paid out of pocket so no loans for me.. I'ts high tech as hell now. But I just did'nt get the multicultural experience I would need..
Yeah, if I where several hundred miles from mom and dad, lived on campus, and totally concerned myself with going to school, I am sure that it would have made a difference with me.
One of the problems I had was dys-graphia, I couldn't hand write fast enough to take cogent notes. What progress I made was from sheer hyper-lexia. After 3-4 semesters I couldn't keep up just from my easy facilities with visual memory, I needed notes. After the first week of a term, I was hopelessly behind with paper work. If I lived on campus and totally immersed myself, without regard for having to go home and ease "momma's anxiety", I think I could have made it.