I've applied at UMass's University Without Walls to finish my journalism degree. They've had my application, essay, and transcripts for ONE WHOLE WEEK and I'm dying. I want to know NOW, before I leave for 6 weeks overseas, if I'm in. If not, I'll have to wait until I return and get new applications sent out to Penn State and a few others for January's term.
ONE WHOLE WEEK. Jeez, guys.
I got my BS in accounting and my MBA as an adult (finished my MBA when I was 38).
My husband, after losing his job 2 years ago is a student at the age of 46. He never enjoyed school and would have been the last person his family thought would be in college, but he's just a few months away from a degree in IT.
WH#2 (SorryinSac)- Killed himself (May 2015) in our home 6 days after being served divorce docs.
XWH #1 - legally married 18yrs. 12+ OW (that I know of).
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I'm doing an Honours BA in history. Hoping to do an MA and move on to post-doctoral so I can access research contract work post-retirement.
I'm never happier than when I'm sitting in an archive surrounded by old paper.
Post D, with a BS in Art, I needed to switch fields so I almost finished an associates in paralegal studies, litigation tract…then decided I liked it so much, I'd earn my MS.
On-line grad school is not for the faint of heart. But so worth it!
Hoping I can get money to continue for next semester...
And Faith, I feel you on the "old paper" thing. My focus is central/eastern Europe, and I've been combing through online archives of newspapers when I find them. There's a lot more out there, though, and part of what I'm doing in Budapest is going to the libraries to look at the old newspapers and documents about various events. I honestly cannot wait to get started. I warned my hosts that I'm going to come home exhausted and grinning like the village idiot each night. Archives make me rowr.
My XH and I split before I finished my BS.
After getting my teaching certificate, I got a Masters. I started a Ph.D. program in 2005 and finished it in 2010, at age 51. I work with so many college students every day that are "going back to school." It almost seems more normal to me than those who go to college (and complete it) right out of high school.
Very part time, though. we're talking 2 classes at time.