Stay at home mom trying to figure out the next step

Lyndiann1009 - posted on 03/30/2016 ( 4 moms have responded )

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hello ive been a stay at home now for about a year and i want to continue my education and i have been researching online schools but it seems that a lot of people consider online school a joke but that would be the best option for me right since i have a toddler and infant at home and dad works 10-12 hour days most days. my interest is in pediatrics physical therapy and i do have credits from a previous school that i attended before i had my second child so if any mom has some helpful advice it would be appreciated

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Kara - posted on 04/08/2016

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Online courses are not a joke if you take them seriously. Have you looked at Edx.org and Coursera.com? These are two providers I've taken classes with that have a range of courses that are high quality. If you want a certificate, you pay something like $50 per course at some point after the course ends within a year I think.

You can build yourself a really nice curriculum if you try. Use Coursetalk.com to find course reviews from a lot of providers as well as a list of providers. You can also make organize lists and bookmark classes you want to take in the future and ones you've already taken. It's nice to manage your courses in one place (you might have to keep track of some classes that aren't listen on their site). Also be sure to browse the courses on the provider's site since everything isn't listed on Coursetalk.

Marjele - posted on 04/06/2016

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You can transfer credits from a 2-year college to any college but 4-year colleges may not transfer to a 2-year all lower lvl classes will but some or all higher may not.
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You could contact the local community college to see what you need to do next. You can take some of your classes online but you probably won't be able to do all of them online for the degree you want.
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Get a few unofficial and official transcripts sent to you depending on the school will depend on which one they will accept.
An official transcript is still in its original stamped envelope without it being opened.

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