To have a dream about college is related to how you are dealing with life. If you see an image of a college or you are involved in college life, this indicates that you may be learning how to handle the people around you in the waking life.
Generally, a college often appears when you are contemplating whether to take a course of action.
In your dream you may have…
Advice from your dream...
Detailed dream interpretation...
Ancient dream theorists believed that any type of dream which is set in an educational environment reflects social fears and a security of the future. A dream of being at college suggests that it you are unlikely to understand your progress in life, it is a wakeup call to live to your full potential. If you dream of leaving college, then this indicates there is going to be an improvement in your living conditions or home life going forward.
Our attitude to our work ethic and life is general is formed whilst at college, which, in most cases, sets out rules and various moral values which help us move forward in life. This time in our lives are normally drawn upon when we focus on consequences or conflict at work. This dream is a clear indication of achievement. If you look around the college, and it is not a college which you previously attended, then it is important to think carefully about what you wish to achieve in your life. To dream of going back to college after you have left is extremely common.
If the dream is focused within a college or university, then you need to look at your past experiences in order to sort out your present situation, and this should be reviewed carefully before you set yourself on a course of action.
Dreams about college signify that a person is being dominant in your life and you are trying to remove that element, but you are unsure how to do it. Unfortunately seeing a college in your dream is not entirely positive. This is usually because there was a feeling that "you have been there and done that". The other association of this dream is a picture of your attitude when you were college. If you are a child and you dream of college, it is usually because you are trying to resist authority in waking life.
Educational establishments are generally imposed upon us by society; therefore, this dream indicates that you may be feeling you want to do something outside the norm. If you are a student within your dream, then this dream shows you have a desire to learn from somebody, such as a parent or peer. If your dream involves a university, then this simply signifies you are looking to increase your emotions in a love affair. This often indicates there is a relationship that needs special care and attention.
Another indication that surfaces in relation to this dream is that there are some social concerns in your current waking life. This concern may be in relation to anxiety that you have, possibly found in a work or career context.
If you found it difficult to locate a classroom, or found yourself taking an exam that you are unprepared for or unable to get into your locker, then this type of dream indicates the worries that surround you. You must sort out ways to improve your life. The key meaning here is that you do not want to act like a fool in front of others. If you are asking a teacher a question, it indicates that it is important to recognize other people in your life, and these people will be able to give you some sound advice.
A common feature of this dream is feeling negative in the classroom, and if that is the case, then you need to think of the feelings that have surfaced in your dream. The other connection in this dream is the sense of authority, and with it, your feelings of being confident with others in your waking life. Spiritually, this dream is often associated with maximizing your best potential in life. Reaching a score through playing sports, or getting an exam grade, etc. generally suggests your waking life is a testing ground to ensure that you can progress in the future.
If you dream that you are revisiting your college days, this is directly connected to your anxiety levels at the moment, which are high. If you are actually learning at college, then you have a keen desire to improve your knowledge in connection with your career. If you dream of your old college, then this represents the total knowledge and power in life.
If you are in a place of learning, and you not actually learn yourself, then this foretells you don't have to hide away from the world. Think about your friends who will help your prospects in relation to work. If you enter any halls of education in your dream, then this is directly connected to your financial position. It is important to review your financial budgets at this time to save for a rainy day. If you are in any way associated with people from an educational background, then this indicates you are likely to be ambitious, and you will excel in your career.
This dream is in association with the following scenarios in your life...
Pre-1930s Dream interpretations regarding education (Freud and Jung)...
The message in relation to this dream is:
You will only gain education if you try, and everything that you do is likely to help with any plans of the future. The additional meaning of this dream is that you will learn about other people in your life. This includes learning about authority in a job, and aiming for social acceptance within the team.
In essence, all these things were experienced at college, and this dream is telling you that the aspects of the dream are connected to your subconscious mind.
It is a quite common dream, and if you are undertaking a new learning process, this indicates that some new insight is likely to present itself in the future. The key meaning of this dream is that you need to be able to embrace a new sense of knowledge in the future. It is important to recognize your feelings in the dream, and also the emotions and feelings that you encounter.
The people within your dream are interesting, as this is connected to your own judgments and also your educational abilities. Dreams in which you are superior to others, such as being the teacher at college, or being the headmaster, indicate that you are going to analyze your beliefs in regard to a position of power. This dream is very much connected to your beliefs and morals.
As college is associated with the inner child, you may have encountered a situation that somebody has been treating you as a child in the waking life. If you dream of a dining at college or in a canteen, it means there is a relationship around you at the moment that you must nurture. If the dream is associated with a playground, then this shows teamwork is needed, and that somebody may have put you in a complex situation, and you must find your way out.
If you were bullied at college in your dream, then this indicates that you have been struggling to communicate with other people in the waking life. The reason why you have been encountering this dream is that spiritual guidance is trying to show you how to behave in the face of opposition.
If you dream of being at college, but everybody is an adult, then this indicates you need to be able to ensure that you can survive in respect to gossip.
Ancient dream interpretation (Pre-1920s)…
Feelings that you may have had in this dream about being in college…
Strange. Not able to live up to expectations. Vulnerability. Anxiety. A sense of panic in order to comply with the college's rules. Imprisonment. Guilt. Shame. Feeling under pressure. Unable to grow up. Inability to communicate with others. Happy. Contentment. Concerned. Inability to live up to achievements. High standards. Anticipation. Discovering a new talent. Being classified as an achiever. Unlimited potential. Blame. Anger. Reaching an edge in your consciousness. Excuses. Explanations.