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Old 05-27-2009, 11:21 AM
 
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I am looking into getting a certificate at the UVA School of Continuing and Professional Studies in Falls Church. The school is 200 yards from the metro orange line. I live in Richmond. Is a daily commute a possibility? And with what combination of car, bus, and train? How much time would it take? Thank you all very much.
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Old 05-27-2009, 11:32 AM
 
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You don't want to attempt this commute daily. It's way too far. If it's possible, get a short term lease somewhere nearby.
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Old 05-27-2009, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Springfield VA
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That would probably be an hour and a half or two hour commute I guess depending on whether or not you were able to skip rush hour. I've met a couple people back home in Georgia who did the 100 mile commute everyday. Some people really like it and some hate it. I met a lady that did it just because she didn't want to move so it's not unheard of to have that long of a commute. But I don't know if I'd do it everyday for a class. But when my mom was getting her master's she did do a 90 mile commute to class when I was in middle school to another town this is on top of working full time, taking care of sick parent, and being a single mother. This was only for a semester and she rode with a bunch of other students though. But my point is that it's not impossible but if I were you I'd weigh all the options as to whether or not this is worth maybe 4 hours there and back everyday. Personally I wouldn't do it I'd try to find a class to take in Richmond. Good luck either way.

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Old 05-27-2009, 01:32 PM
 
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Two hours, at least, by car. Each way.
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Old 05-27-2009, 03:59 PM
 
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My professor commuted from DC to Richmond, so yes it can be done.
Then again, he said on many occasions that there were plenty of times where he almost canceled class because he didn't want to make the drive. Which is understandable..

So yes, a long commute is possible, but it may not be enjoyable at all.
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