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post #61 of 119
Thanks for the congrats, Swirly!
Congrats to you DebraB.
post #62 of 119
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Originally Posted by DebraBaker
Hi everyone, chiming in late.

I am taking Zoology for the first summer semester and, let me tell you (as if you need to be told,) it's a lot of work compressed into a little time.

I'm doing pretty well, I have reason to hope for an A.
But isn't it a fun class? I thought so! One thing that helped me was taking pictures (phone or digi camera) of all your dissections and other things to identify for your lab practicals. I wasn't able to always go to open lab because of kids and stuff (you know about that! lol) so my camera was my friend.

Anyways, good luck, that is a pretty big class to take in the summer but I know you will ace it!!!
post #63 of 119

Does this sound crazy?

So I'm thinking of going to TWO colleges this fall... : I'd be taking online courses at the tech college and 7 credits at the university (bio w/ lab and speech) to go towards the BA that I still plan on getting (just not sure what I'll be getting one [I]in[I]. The reason I'm considering this is I think it would be a good idea to become a licensed child care provider, the program at this school focuses on in-home daycare and I could choose between a certificate, a AAS, and a AS. And did i mention the program is completely online? which means............. :




But, one think I'm wondering is how they disburse financial aid if you're attending classes at two different schools. I'm assuming I'll only get aid at one and have to pay out of pocket at the other. Anyone ever do something like this before?
post #64 of 119
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Originally Posted by mz_libbie22
...But, one think I'm wondering is how they disburse financial aid if you're attending classes at two different schools. I'm assuming I'll only get aid at one and have to pay out of pocket at the other. Anyone ever do something like this before?
interesting question, but I have no clue. The financial aid office at the school will know. I'd ask both of them.
post #65 of 119
As far as I know, you can get financial aid for as many schools as you are attending. When you fill out the FAFSA on-line there is a place to fill in the name or names of the schools to which you want the financial aid info sent.
post #66 of 119

wow

: wow sounds like most of you are taking what i consider hard classes. I was thinking about taking classes this fall, basic office skills... just so i can get a job anywhere that needs someone with those basic skills. Good luck all!!! Have a great day!!
post #67 of 119
Wild horses couldn't drag me into a business class, that sounds hard to me.
post #68 of 119

yay student mamas!

This is my very first post ever on MDC (just found this place last week), but I'm just so excited to find like-minded student mamas, I have to say something.

In September of last year, I started a new PhD program and had a baby. Fortunately, my school has an awesome maternity leave policy so I managed to take a whole semester off and still get paid my stipend. I started classes in February when my son was 4.5mo. It was rough, let me tell you, and still is -- I hate leaving him every morning -- and I've never done so badly in classes in my life. I told DH I was quitting at least 5 times, but I still keep coming back. I wish I could take a few years off but this is kind of my last chance, now-or-never opportunity. I figure I'll just take it one day at a time and hope it gets better as my son gets older. If I find it's getting worse, well, at least I'll know I tried.

I'm not taking classes for the summer, "just" doing research, but since my advisor basically told me to prove myself or find another advisor, I'm still working my tail off. Congrats to all you doing so great in your classes!

Anyway, Swirly, I so totally understand where you're coming from. When I found out I was pregnant last year, I kept kind of hoping I wasn't going to get into any of the schools I applied to. Good luck with your program, if you decide to stay, or good luck with being at home if you decide to wait.

- Melanie
post #69 of 119
Bumping this up to shamelessly brag.

Prof just emailed me my final exam grade and it was a 94/100 (not including the 10 extra credit points,) so I have an A a proper A.

I got an A : :
post #70 of 119
Thread Starter 
Debra - Great Job

I jump back into classes on Tuesday. Think I've got 30 or 32 hours this tri.
post #71 of 119
Quote:
Originally Posted by DebraBaker
Bumping this up to shamelessly brag.

Prof just emailed me my final exam grade and it was a 94/100 (not including the 10 extra credit points,) so I have an A a proper A.

I got an A : :
Nothing better than an A.
Congrats.
post #72 of 119

I Got My Ged Test Resaults Back

and...........................................:1pr aying:

I PASSED IT it is a great day when i can say i'm a grad of 2006: i'm so happy i just keep screeming lol. now i can have my party
post #73 of 119
Congratulations
post #74 of 119
Thread Starter 
Charmedmom - That is awesome!!! Congrats!
post #75 of 119
thank you all so much .. i know i have not been here long but i feel like i belong thanks so much now i'm off to college to be a computer tec
post #76 of 119
Good for you!
post #77 of 119
That's awesome charmedmom! Congrats
post #78 of 119
Thread Starter 
Ok, so the class ahead of me told me last trimester that 8th tri was a vacation compared to 7th... I think that they were just lazy. : I am 2 weeks into the trimester and am trying to figure out how to balance class, work, and clinic time without losing my hair/going grey and keeping my childcare situation balanced.

I have classe M-W & F from 7:30-9:15, M-F 11:10-12:55, and T & Th 1:00-3:45.

The clinics are open from 8:30am - 1pm and 3pm-8pm. CHC is student clinic and Main is where paying outpatients go. I am assigned to a faculty clinician in both - Dr. I in CHC is there from 9:30-1 and 3-4 M-F; Dr. L in Main is in MWF 8:30-1 and T & Th 3-8. I have patients in both clinics.

I work in the Microbiology lab M 3:45-4:30, W 2:50-4:00, and 7 other hours at random during the week doing grading and lab prep work...

My DCP needs me to be home on MWF by 4:30 so that she can go to her evening class. Dh's work has crazy irregular hours, so no guarantee that his schedule will match up with the needs of mine. :

I color coded my schedule, thinking that it would simplify things... LOL there are so many times when the colors overlap that it looks like dd or ds took markers to my planner. I just need to make it thru.
post #79 of 119
Wow. That's just ... Wow.

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post #80 of 119

Need some advice...

I'm a part-time student while working full-time days, but not a mama yet. This is the issue. I'm taking two evening classes this summer session. Then for the 06-07 school year I will be taking some evening classes while still working full time. Then for the 07-08 school year dh and I think we can survive (but barely) just on his income so that I can go to school full time days. Then I will be in school full time for the 08-09 school year and probably the 09-10 school year as well, finally getting my bachelors in the Spring of 2010. THEN I want to pursue my masters and then a PhD. In the Spring of 2010 I will already be 33yo. When in the world do I fit children into this?
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