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Old 08-28-2007, 09:05 AM
 
Location: ¬°Ninguno de su negocio!
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I am going to begin my online course on Sept. 12th and I am a little nervous. I was in the Academy of Finance program in high school and graduated with honors, but that was almost 10 years ago! I wish I could have attended college right after high school, but due to family reasons I wasn't able. Things are going great for me in life now and I am able to devote my time to getting an education, but I am a little nervouse since I have been out of school for a while. Do you think it would be hard to get back into the swing of things? Any advice out there from anyone who is currently enrolled in an accounting program, who has already graduated? Better yet, I could use advice from anyone who undestands my pain, thanks!
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Old 08-28-2007, 09:18 AM
 
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Trust us this.....you aren't going to have any problems. It will surprise you how quickly you get back into the habit of listening and learning.

I think it's great that you are now able to go back.
Good Luck!
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Old 08-28-2007, 09:38 AM
 
Location: somewhere on the map
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shoot i don't think when it comes to getting more education you can never be to old..it's wonderful you are going back..
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:47 AM
 
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My grades were much better when I went back to school than when I went right after college (when I was drunk at sorority functions most of the time).
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Old 08-28-2007, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Missouri
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Don't worry, you'll be fine!
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Old 08-28-2007, 11:30 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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I had a 8 year break in between when I first started college and when I returned. I found that when I returned I did much better in all my classes. I changed majors having found something I was much more interested in career-wise.

I went from being a mediocre art major to graduating with honors in psychology.

I had planned originally to get a BA as soon as possible and then start working as an commerial artist. Now I'm working on my masters and hoping to finish up with a Ph.D. in behavioral neuroscience.

So, from my personal experience and those who have done something similar, it seems that it's better once you return. I'm sure you'll do just fine and you might actually find that you're more focused and motivated than before as well.
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Old 08-28-2007, 05:18 PM
 
Location: in a house
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I am going to begin my online course on Sept. 12th and I am a little nervous. I was in the Academy of Finance program in high school and graduated with honors, but that was almost 10 years ago! I wish I could have attended college right after high school, but due to family reasons I wasn't able. Things are going great for me in life now and I am able to devote my time to getting an education, but I am a little nervouse since I have been out of school for a while. Do you think it would be hard to get back into the swing of things? Any advice out there from anyone who is currently enrolled in an accounting program, who has already graduated? Better yet, I could use advice from anyone who undestands my pain, thanks!
Plan your time wisely - online classes are different than the traditional method of instruction. Be sure your software matches the school's, and be particularly aware of Windows Vista compatability issues. Otherwise, have a good time and enjoy!
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Old 08-28-2007, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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My grades were much better when I went back to school than when I went right after college (when I was drunk at sorority functions most of the time).
HA! Been there, done that.
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Old 08-28-2007, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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I am going to begin my online course on Sept. 12th and I am a little nervous. I was in the Academy of Finance program in high school and graduated with honors, but that was almost 10 years ago! I wish I could have attended college right after high school, but due to family reasons I wasn't able. Things are going great for me in life now and I am able to devote my time to getting an education, but I am a little nervouse since I have been out of school for a while. Do you think it would be hard to get back into the swing of things? Any advice out there from anyone who is currently enrolled in an accounting program, who has already graduated? Better yet, I could use advice from anyone who undestands my pain, thanks!
Just give yourself room to make mistakes. Professors know you're human; remember that they are as well. I don't know if this will apply to online classes but I always tell my students that if a professor expresses an inability to allow for human frailty in their classes to try and transfer to another class. For example, if a prof refuses to make ANY exceptions for missed tests, papers. Yeah, we get some crazy excuses (my apartment building burned down!) but we're pretty good at knowing which ones are legitimate. And let's face it, life happens.

Good luck! You'll be fine!
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Old 08-29-2007, 06:58 AM
 
Location: ¬°Ninguno de su negocio!
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It will surprise you how quickly you get back into the habit of listening and learning.
That was one of the things I was most scared of! Since I will be online and not in an actual classroom, it will be a challange at first to be focused while in the comforts of my home.

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I had a 8 year break in between when I first started college and when I returned. I found that when I returned I did much better in all my classes.
That's great! I hope I have the same success!

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Plan your time wisely - online classes are different than the traditional method of instruction.
I am definately going to make a personal schedule for myself. Thanks for the words of encouragement I've received so far!
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