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#932 - 01/30/2006 07:12 AM Introduction+ISO advise
mytwogirls Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 01/30/2006
Loc: SW Pennsylvania
Hi all. I am seriously considering taking the leap & going to college. I'm 31 and a single mother of two little girls. Currently I'm working as an insurance agent(have been doing this for 10 years). I really burnt out & want to go back and get a degree so that I can do what I've always wanted--teach.
I'm just in the early stages. I imagine I'll have to take my SAT/ACT exams. I'm worried about finances, but I think I'll qualify for a good bit of aid. I was a good student in high school, but that was 12 years ago! So, I'm pretty nervous about this.
I have two schools in mind. One is within my state(PA), but it's an hour away. The other is in WV & is only 16 miles from my house. I would like to go the the one in WV, however the tuition is pretty high since I would have to pay out of state tuition.
Just looking for support & any advise you may have to offer...Thanks!

#933 - 01/30/2006 16:27 PM Re: Introduction+ISO advise
MidlifePhDStudent Offline

Registered: 12/27/2005
Loc: Southern California
Some schools have a reciprocal tuition agreement with their neighboring staes. Have you checked about this?

If you go to a community college for your first two years, you will not have to take the SAT, but you should make sure you plan to go to a school later that will give you credit for those basic courses.
If little else, the brain is a fine educational toy.


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