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    GeeBee is offline Registered User
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    Hi, I'm the new guy...

    It's great to finally be here! I've been lurking for a while now. And I've been trying to create an account for several weeks, but that function appears to have been broken. The upgrade fixed it, so now I'm here!

    I'm 53 years old, and attended college in the late 1970's. I changed my major a bunch of times and eventually dropped out, with 96 hours earned but all of them in 100 and 200 level courses.

    Two years ago I started the External Programme of the University of London. For me, that was a big mistake. London has a good program for those who can do it, but they don't provide any instruction, just a study guide and a list of textbooks. I was able to do very well in the Statistics courses but was not able to pass the first math course. After failing that course twice, I decided it was time to try a different approach.

    I'm now taking Calculus I at the local community college, and next semester I'll take Calc II. My plan is to apply for the math program at University of Illinois Springfield. So far in Calc I we've had two quizzes and one exam, and I've scored an A on all of them. Before starting the U of L program, I took pre-calculus, Microeconomics, and Database Management at the community college and got an "A" in all of them. The microeconomics and database classes were both online, so I know I can do well in that format.

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    GeeBee,
    Welcome! Good luck in your studies. Just curious, why the math concentration? Is it because of your background, or where you hope to go with your degree?

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    GeeBee is offline Registered User
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    Quote Originally Posted by emissary View Post
    GeeBee,
    Welcome! Good luck in your studies. Just curious, why the math concentration? Is it because of your background, or where you hope to go with your degree?
    Yes. I work in a job where I actually use statistics on a regular basis. After the bachelors, I might do the Texas A&M online MS in Statistics. So it is both because of my background, and where I hope to go with my degree.

    By the time I earn that Master's I'll be getting close to retirement age. But I don't see myself ever wanting to retire completely; I was thinking that teaching at a community college might be a pleasant way to spend my retired years.

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    Kizmet is online now Moderator
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    Hi GeeBee - Welcome to degreeinfo. If you haven't done it already then you may want to take a peek at the Math degree program at Chadron State College.

    Degree Programs - Mathematics - Chadron State College

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    GeeBee is offline Registered User
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kizmet View Post
    Hi GeeBee - Welcome to degreeinfo. If you haven't done it already then you may want to take a peek at the Math degree program at Chadron State College.

    Degree Programs - Mathematics - Chadron State College
    Thanks. I've seen it, and I might apply there and let them look over my old transcripts, too. Based on information on their respective websites, I think Chadron will require me to take a lot more lower-level classes than UIS.

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    Kizmet is online now Moderator
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    Yeah, probably you're right. The CSU program is a "start to finish" program while the UIS program is a degree completion program. Depending on your transcripts one might be faster/cheaper than the other

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