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#1094 - 09/29/2006 09:58 AM 38 wants to go back to school..
atlsweet38 Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 09/29/2006
Loc: atlanta
Hi everyone... I'm a 38 years old with a 5 year old and a 3 year old with a full time job. and let me not forget a single mother. For the last few weeks i've been thinking more and more about going back to school, as you have read above i'm wondering if it will stay a dream.. so i've been searching the web looking for people my age or older than has went back to college. Even students who are currently in college and are younger than i am.. All advice is greatly appreciated...

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#1095 - 09/29/2006 21:21 PM Re: 38 wants to go back to school..
tt82 Offline
Member

Registered: 10/16/2005
Do it!!! YOU WILL NOT REGRET YOUR DECISION.

If you do not already have a degree you will be eligible for the HOPE scholarship if you maintain a 3.0 gpa. Start off with one or two classes.

GOOD LUCK!!!

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#1096 - 10/01/2006 22:04 PM Re: 38 wants to go back to school..
mompha Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 10/01/2006
Loc: Pa.
Hello -- I understand the fear... I am a married 45-year-old stay-at-home mom of 5. I have always worked at home (mostly selling on eBay for a long time), but we are really broke! Anyway, I have been wanting to go back to school for so long, but I feel so selfish about it. We are in financial stress big time. My oldest just started college and my youngest is 4. I feel crazy saying it, but I want to go to law school (but have only about 12 credits toward undergrad degree). I should have done this a long time ago -- Perhaps it's too late -- That's what I've been telling myself for the last few years. Any advice, suggestions or comments are welcome, needed and would be greatly appreciated.
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#2355 - 11/02/2011 09:58 AM Re: 38 wants to go back to school.. [Re: ]
Ella05 Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 11/02/2011
I have been wanting to go to College ever since I can think of, but the military life, two kids and the fear of failure kept me from it.. Well, I happen to think that at the end of our lives we will regret all the things we haven't done, so yesterday I finally went to the Community College here and took the placement test and scored high :) i will start taking classes in January. I am 36 by the way and I work part-time. I will try to take online classes as much as I can. Hopefully it won't take me forever to finish, not sure how many classes I will be able to take per semester with work, kids and a household to run.

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#2424 - 02/03/2012 21:18 PM Re: 38 wants to go back to school.. [Re: atlsweet38]
salman12 Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 02/03/2012
hello friends,

I am a married 25-year-old stay-at-home mom of 5. I have always worked at home (mostly selling on eBay for a long time), but we are really broke! Anyway, I have been wanting to go back to school for so long, but I feel so selfish about it. We are in financial stress big time. My oldest just started college and my youngest is 4.
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#2445 - 03/28/2012 10:45 AM Re: 38 wants to go back to school.. [Re: atlsweet38]
GFD Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 11/18/2011
Loc: TX
You can do it!:)

I went back to school later in life and the best advise is to take it one small step at a time. I have a family, work full time, and took 12 hrs the first semester - ouch. I will not do that again. If you take one or two classes per semester, you will get there. This is a marathon and not a sprint. Take care and God Bless!

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#2565 - 01/14/2013 20:26 PM Re: 38 wants to go back to school.. [Re: GFD]
handymanlondon Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 01/18/2012
Loc: London, UK
Hello! I'm Gregor and been away for some time. As I read all posts here I'm about to convinced that going back to school is crucial. Thank you for giving inspiration.

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