When should you look into going to college?

Micah - posted on 07/24/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )




I am 19 years old, a high school graduate, married to an active duty military member and have a two month old daughter. I live in a different state than any of my family and friends and only have maybe one person in mind who could babysit my breastfed baby girl (very restricted to only weekends). I am very eager to start college and am open to a purely online degree, but due to my restrictions I can't figure out when is a good time to try to go back to school. Should I wait until my baby is a year old or more? When did you go to college and how convenient was it for you?


Jodi - posted on 07/24/2011




I was 3/4 of the way through finishing an online degree when I had my son. Once I had him, it was tough finding the extra time to study, but I was younger and was much better at going without sleep than I am now, LOL. It probably took me twice as long to finish it, but I was also working full time, so I had my work cut out for me.

It takes a lot of discipline to do a degree online. I would also suggest just taking it slowly and see how you go. I guess it also depends what you are looking at studying as to whether this will be convenient for you.


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Micah - posted on 07/24/2011




Jodi- Did you take your son to a daycare? I've been dreading the chance that I might have to do that. Too many children get sick while in daycare.

Katherine - posted on 07/24/2011




I went right after HS but I didn't have a child. I think online courses are a good idea for you. They are a little harder though and it's a lot of work.

If I were you I would start taking one class. Then you have something under your belt. When you have more time, you can take more. I wouldn't recommend any more than 3.

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