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#1342 - 04/23/2006 07:05 AM Excited, but so many unknowns
kae1996 Offline
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Registered: 04/17/2006
Hi,
I'm a 41 yo mother of two children (one 10 yo and one three yo). I am going back to school with my ultimate goal of obtaining a Bachelors in Business Admin. I have 21 credits thus far; however, 15 of these credits are from 13 years ago. I obtained these credits at the same community college that I am currently attending. My fear is that when I xfer to a 4 year college; the 15 credits will not transfer. That may not seem like a lot, but to me...it absolutely is:-)

I am currently at the cc because my job pays for 100% tuition at a cc, where it will only pay for 80% at a private college. I thought I'd wait to rack up the bills...

I love learning and the feeling of accomplishment when I reach my objectives. I'm currently in business and doing quite well, but thought that a degree can only help support me during these years that I will continue to work as one older in the workforce. Because I am somewhat successful in my current position, some folks (like my mother) don't understand why I'm going back to college -- a bit disheartening, but nonetheless; I'm forging onward.

Sorry for the rambling; I think I just want someone to validate my feelings and also to share any experience you have had with 'older' credits faling off....?

Thanks so much!

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#1343 - 04/23/2006 17:02 PM Re: Excited, but so many unknowns
tt82 Offline
Member

Registered: 10/16/2005
You can check with the school that you anticpate transferring to, to see if they will accept the credits. The only classes that technically "expire" are your science classes if you are going into a medical program. That is because of new discoveries and techniques. As long as your school is accreditied and they have the same classes at the new school, you should be fine. I just went back to school and that was 20 years ago. Good Luck!! Keep everyone posted.

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