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Tony commented on Visualizing the College Experience

Yes, I think that's a great idea; it would help others visualize themselves in their specific roles, especially if they have role models they can identify with. 

I can personally relate to this, thank you for posting this! One question: how would you encourage, or strip away any stigmatization from, getting psychiatric help? I think providing free mental health care is a big step that needs to be taken, but where does the inspiration come from? Could you describe the real need behind it?


Tony commented on Visualizing the College Experience

Thanks a lot for your comment, Alexina . I like to imagine that the app would offer an online introductory course or path towards a major (virtual reality is simply an allusion to helping them visualize an innovative change to their lives), where class credit's will transfer to an actual college or degree. The point being that colleges need to provide a real, concrete incentive to prospective students; the need to convince them that it is worth their effort and that a higher education has real benefits. So then, if they can finish a course, then they're one step closer to a real degree. Since my idea focuses on atypical students who maybe didn't go the "conventional path," it's a self-paced model where completing a course leads to real, meaningful results.