I just wanted to thank everybody, once again, for all the assistance in obtaining my A.S. My boss was impressed and enthusiastic during the interview concerning how I obtained my degree. What started as a negative question "Does your degree have a computer science focus?" became very positive when I explained the reason I didn't have a focus was more efficient utilization of cheap credit. I explained my cost restrictions and how one day I decided I would get a degree anyway, despite my difficult situation, utilizing Straighterline, FEMA, NFA, ALEKS, and PF. I used my degree as an example of my resourcefulness and ability to seek out data. It was the highlight of the interview. I don't think he gave a hoot about the fact I had a degree (he doesn't have one or any credentials) but he was very impressed with HOW I obtained the degree. With my skimpy work experience I had to find a "WOW!" factor if I wanted a prayer of being hired. Well, I must have found it, because now I'm a Jr. Network Administrator making double what I've ever made before. School was difficult for me, forcing myself to get a degree was one of the most frustrating things I've ever done. I wondered if an associates degree was enough for what I wanted to do, but what's amazing is that just a few months after conferral I had my dream job. Every day is a free education with the most awesome set of equipment I've ever had the pleasure of laying my hands on. The best part is, I get paid instead of the other way around! What a deal! So if you're like me and just wish you were done with school, don't lose sight of the goal. And again, thank you all! I owe this forum a lot.