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In June 2007 I decided to look into returning to school for my Bachelor's degree. I had been managing okay with my Associate's degree, but the idea of moving back home [South Florida] without more education under my belt was not so appealing. By the end of July I had started my first class. Two years later I am five classes away from completing that degree and my oldest child is about to start her college journey. View my complete profile

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With this blog I hope to share some of what I have learned through my experiences as an online student and now, mom of a college student. Here you will find great scholarships, student deals, and other information to help with your voyage into higher education. Happy Studying!

The week before finals and being a music major.


As time allows and as the muse strikes, my lovely and talented daughter Megan will share her experiences on life as a freshman in college.

The Week before final exams.
I am very lucky for only having 3 finals to take this semester out of my original 8 classes. How does this happen? Classes end early, you do well in class and are excused from taking the exam, or there is just no final exam for that class.

My greatest accomplishment of the semester: Passing music theory with an A and not having to take the final exam.
Once my professor said you didn't have to take the exam if you received an A in the class I made sure I got an A in the class. Luckily this was an easy task for me since I'm really good in the subject, but I'm still proud of it.

Typical day for a music major...
Being a music major is not easy. I have to go to class, work on homework, practice my flute, go to concerts... etc. The list can go on forever depending on the day. For example, my schedule tomorrow is insane.
9:30 - music lit
11:00 - cryptography
12:15 - lunch with friends/break
2:00 - core 103 (English)
3:30 - flute class
5:00 - flute party
As of now I only get one break tomorrow and that's mainly to eat lunch. The only benefit about tomorrow is that I know for a fact that I won't have any homework to do.

College Tips
So my college tips that I give to you today (and that I will probably give multiple times) are:
1. Do well in all your classes.
2. Learn to manage your time wisely.
3. Make time for your friends. (The people that never leave their dorms are usually the ones that go insane in the long run.)

If there are any specific questions you would like to ask me please feel free and I will get back to you as soon as I can. =]

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What I Learned Wednesday - I Am GRADUATING Next Month!!!

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Okay, this isn't your typical 'What I Learned Wednesday' type of post, but I am so excited I can hardly contain myself. I was really happy to be getting a month and half off from school before my final class. Now is the time for family and the holidays are upon us. And I was so grateful not to have class the week of Thanksgiving. All of that changed yesterday.

For those who haven't read my previous posts, I attend Keiser University as an online student. Keiser is very unique in that you take one class every four weeks instead of 4 - 6 classes for three months at a time. This works out to be 12 classes a year since we get 2 weeks off for Winter Break, 1 week for Spring Break, and 1 week off between summer and fall semesters. I have been attending Keiser since July 2007 and am ready to be done.

I was to have a month and a half off with my last class starting January 4, 2010. But yesterday my academic adviser contacted me and offered to switch my last management class for another accounting class. So, now I don't get the break, but I will be finished by mid-December and will graduate this year!

Now to really hit the want ads and look for a job. Those student loans will be due one month sooner. And this means 2010 will start with a brand new ~ more educated ~ me!

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