A little intro for my first post to this site: I am almost 57 years old and have never been to college. I have spent most of my life either home raising the kids or in sales which I am currently doing. I have always dreamed of going to school and doing something i want to do rather than just doing a job that will hire me but until recently never went beyond the dreaming stage. My daughter just started at OSU and after going through the process of helping her find and apply for her funds and scholarships for college, I realized that perhaps I can do the same thing. I looked into the community college route but with working full time and still having a family life with a nother daughter still in high school, my time available to drive to and from a physical classroom setting would be limited. Also, as I looked into the community college route it seemed that most of the classes were geared for younger students who could attend duting the day. Going to school this way would mean extending school for literally years and years. I am the primary bread winner for the family so NOT working full time is NOT an option for me. So I have decided to "bite the bullet" and attend the University of Phoenix. My concerns are as follows: 1. What I WANT to do and what is POSSIBLE to do could perhaps be two different things. 2. What I want to do is psychology and councelling but it is even really possible or probable at my age and starting with a high school diploma I receiver in 1972? 3. The agent I am working with at U of Phoenix has suggected a Associate of Arts Human Services Management as a starting point to getting a more advanced degree and a stepping stone towards perhaps moving in several directions depending on what my goal is. 4. I am not interested in becomming a social worker but am interested in the councelling aspect of social work, psychology, school and or behavioral councelling etc. 5. Would Human Services degree give me a good starting point or should I start with psychology and in all seriousness............is this simply a pipe dream to do this online? 6. I am in great health with a lot of energy and plan to work for years and past 70 and I am tired of having to work in sales or call centers because I am not trained for anything else. I want to spend the next few years doing something I enjoy and really with the economy I am dead in the water for a brighter future without some type of degree.....the days of fast money and sales are ending someone when you are a female who is a 56 year old sales-telemarketer. 7. Should I simply choose a degree that will give me job skills and help me earn a living or go for my dream? I can't afford to waste time and money and have few "shots" left. This will be somewhat a finantial burdan and want to make as few mistakes as possible. 8. I realize the agent at U of Phoenix works for commission and may not have MY best interests in mind. HELP!