question for moms that are going/went back to school...

Kendra - posted on 04/23/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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when i graduated high school i told my self i was gonna take a six month break before i went to college...during that break i got pregnant and married. my husband and i talked about what the plan for me was and we agreed that when my daughter turned 1 i would start school.

im most likely going to take online classes but would like to take one night class just to get outta the house. someone told me that troy university was really good with military families but i wanna look at other schools too. i would like to become an elementary school art teacher and obviously you need to take art classes...can that be done online?

what are the best schools for online classes? also, does it take longer to get your degree if you do it online? what were your experiences?

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Danielle - posted on 05/26/2011

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the military now pays for more if you go to the actual campus. a lot of states and or campuses themselves offer daycare. look into your options for daycare but in all honesty, if youre going to borrow the GI bill your best bet is to attend at the campus due to obama's recent changes. good luck.

Carissa - posted on 04/26/2010

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i have been attending U of Phoenix for about a year now and will graduate with my AA in December (its accelerated because there are no class breakes) I have really liked it and highly recommend looking in to U of Phoenix. You can also look in to see where their campuses are an you can attend classes both online and on campus its really versitile

Amy - posted on 04/25/2010

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I dont know if this will be much help but I was in my junior year of college when I got married and pregnant. Luckily my husband was station in the same city as my school long enough for me to finish. Once the baby was born I took 3 online classes and 1 night class. It's really really hard to juggle a baby and a full school load. If you're not used to classes I would recommend starting out just being a part time student (2 classes). good luck and congrats on starting school!!!!

Kendra - posted on 04/25/2010

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i looked into phoenix as well but the lady never called me back. i will try again. thanks guys!

Krystin - posted on 04/24/2010

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I'm attending the university of phoenix online- they have been really great with us (military family) and both my husband and myself are going. I chose to go online because I'm home with my son and my hubby is working. I am going to be a teacher also and its still going to take about 3 years (I have prior credits from colleges I actually attended before I had my son). So good luck, check into some different colleges, a lot have online military programs and they understand its easier for military families to go online.
The only thing I have found is that its a lot more work that actually going to a college AND I am only taking two classes at a time (they are 9 week sessions) and its considered full time!
Good luck!!

Tamara - posted on 04/24/2010

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Not sure about troy.



But You can finish online classes the same way as if you where taking non online classes. It's all about how much of a class load you are willing to take. Let's say you are taking only 2 classes total on line it will take you awhile to finish. Now if you took a full course load which is about 4 or 5 then you will be on track to graduating on time. Check with your college of choice and see what classes you need to get your degree. Most degree programs will have some sort of graduation plan for you. I have done both. I got my BA at a traditional college. I'm currently taking online classes from another university. Doing online classes is more for the convince of it all.

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