Wish You Could Go Back to School Too?

Thinking back to high school, I have a hard time feeling nostalgic.  I hated it and I was bored – enough so that I tested out after my sophomore year, got a job and enrolled in community college.  I figured I’d get an associates degree, transfer to a four year school and have a degree by the time I hit 20.  I took classes in various subjects, trying to answer the age old question: “What do I want to be when I grow up?”  I’m still unsure of the answer to that question.  Life took me in another direction, I got a decent job in the insurance industry and put college on the back burner for a while.

Ten years later, as a married, stay at home mom of three, finishing my degree isn’t an idea I’ve often entertained.  How could I possibly even think about it until the kids are in school?  Where would I find the time?

I know there are a lot of moms out there who would love to go back to school but figure it’s just not feasible.  Obstacles such as cost and scheduling might keep you from even looking into your options.   The last time I looked into online education, the offerings seemed so limited and most required that at least some time be spent on campus.  Mom Central recently provided me with some information about American Public University and it’s clear to me that this is no longer the case.

American Public University (APU) is different than traditional universities, in that they offer classes on a monthly basis instead of semesters.  Courses are 100% online, so you can earn your degree from anywhere in the world.  You can complete your course work during naptime, after bedtime, whatever works for your schedule.  With more than 100 degrees and certificate programs to choose from, there are no shortage of options in that department either.  Tuition is among the lowest in the country for accredited online universities, undergraduate classes cost $750 per 3 credit course.  

If you’d like to hear from a mom who has been there and done that, you’ll want to check out the live chat tomorrow morning (8/26) at 12pm EST.  Jenn Deater, Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management, will be talking about her experience returning to school at APU

I wrote this review while participating in a blog campaign by Mom Central on behalf of American Public University. Mom Central sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.

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