12/20/2014

My return to college ended on a high note

I couldn't have ended my return to college on a high note if it hadn't been for my daughter and a supportive husband. With their help, my cumulative grade is now a 3.6. Homework help included reading text to me while I drove to school, assisting with homework and repeatedly helping me find my classes.

It's been about 25 years since my first college experience. Higher education has undergone substantial changes. Everything from registration to financial aid is computerized. Getting correct answers to administrative questions about things like financial aid can be difficult. However, paying the term bill is easier and the professors are more supportive than ever.

Going back to school is challenging in another way. Receiving a diagnosis of a couple learning disabilities earlier this year paved the way for accommodations. I failed math, but we now have a helpful strategy in place. (My final GPA wasn't effected since the course isn't college level.) It helped substantially that my daughter read chapters out loud to me while on the way to college. Hubby went to campus a few times to help me find the classes. My return to college wouldn't have been successful without their help, assistance with an accommodation plan and some very supportive professors.

My course load for next semester includes the dreaded math course, sociology and ceramics. Hopefully, math will improve. I'm upbeat about the other courses. The main challenge there will be to make it into ceramics by 9:00 am. That means leaving home by 7:30 am.

In the tradition of the younger college students, who needs to sleep anyway? I foresee lots of coffee in my future.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Gayle,
    Its really goody to be here again,
    Nice to know about your education trouble LOL
    Nice that you have a wonderful and supporting family even in Your education,
    Wonderful!
    Thanks for sharing your experience in a different field
    I really enjoyed it.
    Keep writing
    Best
    ~ Phil

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