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I really didn't know where to post this for some advice. I was thinking about going to college and taking business courses for business managment. First I am embaressed to say that I was lucky to graduate High school.....so my grades were not too good <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I did graduate from a beauty school though but then choose mommyhood, and being a homemaker. I have no idea if they would even consider someone like me with no experience, and no real work/college experience. I would have to figure out also what to do with having my 4 children as my husband has a business that has him working for long hours.<br><br>
I have so many regrets of not doing better in school but that was then and I want to do better for my family and my self. Is there such thing for this situation with a great outcome?
 

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I was an academic advisor for a university for years. I say go for it!!!! They look at "non-traditional" students much differently than high school students. Your HS grades will probably not hurt your chances of getting accepted. If you are worried about it, take a couple of very basic courses at your local community college. If you have some (any) college coursework under your belt, they will likely not even look at your HS transcipts. Any school, even community colleges, will likely have you take some placement tests, especially for math. Do not worry about them. They are not entrance exams, they are just used to determine which classes you should start with.
 

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Go for it! If you've been out of school for a certain amount of years, they will consider you a mature student and won't base acceptance on your grades (at least, that's how it was done when I used to work at a local college.)<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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yep. i am about to graduate in 2 weeks! i went to a non traditional school that didnt even have grades. they took my transcript from there, but they didnt care what it said!<br><br>
just go to the application office at the college you want to go to, and they will get you started on the process. also go to <a href="http://www.fafsa.gov" target="_blank">www.fafsa.gov</a> to apply for financial aid.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
its hard but definatly worth it. dont think about your highschool grades anymore! you get a fresh start.
 

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Do it! I know a lot of ppl who were not that great of students in HS, but did well in college, because they majored in something they were interested in. Also, from my experience, non-traditional students are typically great students... you aren't going to college to party, you are going to college to get an education, so you are more driven and more focused. You'll do just fine. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Echoing what everyone else has said. It's never too late to go back to school.</div>
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Same here. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> You might be surprised how well you do now that you're older and wiser.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">If you are worried about it, take a couple of very basic courses at your local community college. If you have some (any) college coursework under your belt, they will likely not even look at your HS transcipts. Any school, even community colleges, will likely have you take some placement tests, especially for math. Do not worry about them. They are not entrance exams, they are just used to determine which classes you should start with.</div>
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YES to all of that. Community colleges are awesome, at least around here they are.<br><br>
When I decided to go back to school after a less than stellar high school career, I started back at the CC. I took my first two years of undergraduate courses there. I graduated with an AA degree with honors and was accepted into UNC. All my classes transfered, and I started as a junior. I graduated in two years with a BA with distinction.<br><br>
I know having 4 kids will probably make it a bit difficult, but lots of students I met had kids and they made it work. I think it would take a tremendous amount of dedication, and it might take a long time, but you can do it.<br><br>
I hope you decide to take the plunge. Good luck!
 

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I just got back into school this last year. Definitely do it. It will all work out, you just gotta take one thing at a time. Depending on what is available at the school you are looking at, you may be able to get grants that are specifically for child care and your college may have an on-site daycare.
 
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