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Who says your too old to learn

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Well I started the process of going back to school today. I stoped in to the local tech college and looked into the early childhood development/special education/speech language associate programs. They are even offering a few courses online starting in January, how perfect is that, I can get my feet wet in the academic world from the comfort of my own home in my pj's, complete with my daily fix of caffeine....I'm excited! I'm also scared, I haven't been in school in over 15 years (I had gotten my associates in business right after HS, went back in the late 80's early 90's part time nigts to work on my bachelors but never completed the fourth year. I think I ended up 21 credits shy).

The cost for the two classes will be $500 plus books, don't know where I'll come up with it....but somehow I will for this is something I really want to make happen. The admissions director actually had a great idea, since I have 60 credits, I already qualify to be an ed tech II in our state, so once I start the education classes I should be able to apply to schools before completing my first round of courses, it seems most schools are very happy to pay for your continuing education....so I might be able to have my degree paid for.

It certainly was worth the trip.....even though I had to park far away from the admissions office and walk in the pouring rain.....I'm that determined!
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    Oh my, this is so exciting. You will be so busy but it will be worth it in the long run. I am sending out positive thoughts so that you will get help financially with your courses so at least you will have that monkey off your back (along with the M&M's).

    Hugs, Sonia
    4585 days ago
    Good luck!!! I'm sure you'll do great. Sometimes the best students are the ones who are oldere and more experienced--they know exactlly why they're there, and what they want to get out of it. Be sure you shop around for your books--you can save a lot of money that way. DH is in school right now, and we bought his needed books online. We compared prices at several places and bought the lowest price we could find. Every little bit helps! As for school fees such as tuition, remember that financial aid is available for non-traditional students as well--might not hurt to look into it! Hubby has gotten some grants that are soooo helpful. :) Again, good luck!!!
    4588 days ago
    Way to go on the classes. And you don't even have to leave home.
    4590 days ago
    You will do super in school = you are already great at research and writing and organization, etc etc!!
    : )
    4590 days ago
    what a great opportunity you are giving yourself and that extra walk in the rain burned some extra calories on the way there!
    4590 days ago
    Way to go, welcome to the world of educators and education. But, I think you'll be a natch based upon the way you repond to us.
    4590 days ago
    emoticon Good for you!!
    4590 days ago
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