I wound up at Shimer after 4 years at a two year college and a favorite teacher who teaches almost exclusively Great Books courses. This combination led to me taking 6 separate Great Books or Great Books-emphasis classes and doing better in them then I had in any other class I’d taken in my life.
When the transfer counselor at my school told me there was an entire school run the way Professor Richardson’s classes were taught, I knew I had to go there.
Taking as long as I did to figure myself out my seem like a waste of time, but if it hadn’t been for that time spent I might never have found Shimer or if I had I never would have thought I’d be able to succeed there.

Via Samuel Henderson