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So far I've attended two different community colleges in two different states. One in Florida where I earned 14 credits and one in Texas where i earned 13 credits. After living in Dublin for 2 years I've returned to the States and I am desperately wanting to return to school and finish my degree.

Yesterday I went to speak to an advisor at another Florida community college (I was not happy with the one I attended 3 years ago). I explained to her my situation and that because of my husband's career field, we would probably be moving again to another state within the next year or so. She explained that if I did this most of the credits wouldn't transfer over and it would take me even longer to get my A.A. degree (and therefore longer to get my B.S. degree).

I am at a loss for what to do. Unless DH gets an amazing job once his EAD goes through (minimum 30k salary), I will need to be working as well (thus only going to school part time) so I won't be able to get my A.A. in only a year's time. There's also the added problem of needing to pay out-of-state fees since I am not longer a Florida resident.

I just feel so down about this. All of my old friends are either graduating or getting their Masters and I don't even have my 2 year degree yet, much less my Bachelors! :(

Has anyone else that's moved around a lot (maybe some of the military families out there) had this problem? Any advise?


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So far I've attended two different community colleges in two different states. One in Florida where I earned 14 credits and one in Texas where i earned 13 credits. After living in Dublin for 2 years I've returned to the States and I am desperately wanting to return to school and finish my degree.

Yesterday I went to speak to an advisor at another Florida community college (I was not happy with the one I attended 3 years ago). I explained to her my situation and that because of my husband's career field, we would probably be moving again to another state within the next year or so. She explained that if I did this most of the credits wouldn't transfer over and it would take me even longer to get my A.A. degree (and therefore longer to get my B.S. degree).

I am at a loss for what to do. Unless DH gets an amazing job once his EAD goes through (minimum 30k salary), I will need to be working as well (thus only going to school part time) so I won't be able to get my A.A. in only a year's time. There's also the added problem of needing to pay out-of-state fees since I am not longer a Florida resident.

I just feel so down about this. All of my old friends are either graduating or getting their Masters and I don't even have my 2 year degree yet, much less my Bachelors! :(

Has anyone else that's moved around a lot (maybe some of the military families out there) had this problem? Any advise?

I have kind of gone through the same thing and it seems anytime I start working on my degree again I end up moving to a new state. After 4 false starts and being told I have to begin again from scratch I was pretty frustrated. The one option you do have is some kind of online program. A lot of the colleges and universities have this, especially for 2 year degrees. You can find a school local to you that offers this and will let you finish the 2 year degree online and that will make it easier to complete your four year degree at another school out of state, or alternatively if you knew where you were going, you could start at an online school there and finish up in the classroom after you move.


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How about online studies? I am in Maryland but I go to University of Minnesota online for BS Marketing. They credited some of my subjects from my other degree (Hotel and Restaurant Mgmt).Time-wise, it's convenient. And most colleges/universities offer Associates, Bachelor's and Master's. Just call them and inquire.


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Yeah I just checked into the online classes on the school's site and hit another snag. Because I am a science major (computer science) most of the classes I have to complete have labs, so they don't offer them online. :wacko: FML


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Consulate Received :------2011-01-25

Packet 3 Received :---------2011-01-27

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I went to a few community colleges in CA before I transferred and got my BS at a university. in CA we have a website called assist.org It shows any CC to University, in california, and their transferable credits and equivalent courses. Maybe other states have websites like this. It sounds like exactly what you need.


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