I could not help posting the above picture! I LOVE it! Motivation + dog = too awesome for words.
I completed my Stress Management course a few moments ago. I’m telling you….it felt like that course was never going to end. There was so much reading involved and three 70 question exams. I learned a lot from it though which is more than I can say from my other classes this semester. I hate paying $400+ for a class that I come away from feeling like….
I did hours of research online last night about colleges. Here is something I learned that I would like to share with you. On Campus Colleges and Online Colleges (like Kaplan and so on) are NOT your only options. Many colleges offer “distance learning programs” that allow you to complete an online degree through an actual college…even if you are several states away from them. So for those of you (like me) who are wary of going to a specifically just online college, consider looking in other states for distance learning programs. Yes, out-of-state is more expensive. However, I would be willing to pay more money to complete a major I loved than to pay less money and complete a major I would never do anything with. One must really look at the whole picture and weigh the options. I came across a few colleges that allowed kids from right out of highschool to come live on a farm, take care of the animals, and do chores. In exchange: room/board and college itself was completely free. Another college offered a FREE ride to those who actually qualified for the college. It was an engineering college I believe and expected a portfolio along with other work they sent you to be completed before they made an acceptance decision. Still, I never knew these possibilities were out there!
Also, I found out colder states have cheaper tuition rates. (like North Dakota and South Dakota)
I’m also having colleges email me about an “out-of-state tuition over ride scholarship” type deal. If I “qualified” with my grades then I would be eligible to go to the college and pay “in state tuition”…even though I don’t live in the state. That was pretty cool! If only they had my major ::sigh:: Again, if you are not a member of PTK (Phi Theta Kappa) please consider it if ONLY for the emails that you will get from colleges wanting to recruit you. There is no need to buy a bunch of (unattractive in my opinion) PTK souvenirs if you don’t want to lol.
I do think I discovered the college I want to attend but I need to call them tomorrow and make sure that their Bachelors of Human Services is in fact online. I’m a bit sad that this place is not University of Central Florida because I was looking forward to going there. However, I can’t justify $750 a credit hour (out-of-state) if there is another cheaper option!
Real quick my productivity for today was:
20 Minutes on the Elliptical
Planted 2 Azalea bushes in the front yard
Raked up all the prickly gum balls out of the front yard
- Wrote my final 5 page Stress Management essay and completed the course!!