Well, I started the early Fall semester, majoring in Psychology. Taking a bit of a break to share a little with you guys. When I enrolled, I didn't realize that they actually have a quarter system instead of semester. I was just thrilled that I could start in August (and get my financial aid check, what looked like - and was - fast). So what I was used to at my local community college (where they continuously messed up my financial aid, and seemed keep delaying sending out checks later, each semester), was actually divided into two quarters. I had also previously applied to Eastern New Mexico University (an advisor at Clovis told me about it). If you go part time there, non-residents pay same tuition as residents! But ENMU was taking too long to process everything, and since the semester began on Aug. 8, I decided to go there. Cost is a little more than ENMU. Maniac, I think (after reading about how well you did on your CLEP exams) you'll do fine here. I, on the other hand, am having a tough time balancing problems at home & my health along with the super-fast schedule. I'm not going to be able to get super-duper grades - oh, I took two classes even though my advisor said it was better to start out w/one (two is full time, one is p-time here). Bad choice. Had some real serious problems w/my living situation, and once again, this made it difficult for me to study. OK - the positives - I'm taking Religious Classic Texts with Lisa Isaacson and Intro to Applied Psychology with Nancy James. I highly recommend both of these instructors. They are fantastic. Both are kind, obviously love what they are teaching, and respond to emails very quickly. I also love their whole online system. I can tell from the little I've had to deal w/ENMU, their system (so far) doesn't look too good. But w/Columbia, everything is organized extremely well, both instructors w/these classes at least, have everything laid out so it's difficult to mess up and forget posting dates (yes, there are requirements to post in discussion groups - not difficult, though). [I still forget my assignments, so I'm going to have lots of points taken off for late assignments... story of my life, it seems...] The two negatives for me is the speed of the class (I was the kid in fourth grade who was always the last one finishing up my math assignments while everyone had left to go home for lunch - yeah, we went home for lunch. I never changed). I'm just getting used to it, and we're half way through already. Some people would thrive w/this sort of system. But, for instance, we are studying a different religion each week in the Rel class. I want to keep reading, thinking about Native American spirituality, and that was over the first week! I could take a whole year on just that - where on earth can I go at that rate?! sigh... The other negative is the Proctor testing, and it's not Columbia's fault. The local place that's given is actually the local college I was attending before - I had to stand firm to get the fee waived (they increased their fee to $25 per hr - we area allowed 2 hrs per test. That would be $150 for the semester, and I'm barely getting by). What gets me is that I know this school gets funding, grant money, for the local community - very low income area - and they gouge everyone. Well, I fought their law - and won!! Now I'll have to do it again for my two finals in a few wks! Oh - also - this is extremely important. I just found out yesterday that they (finally) finished the analysis of my transcripts. They are only accepting 59 credits (for Psych degree). ENMU is accepting 77 (University Studies degree w/two concentrations). I'm speaking w/the advisor at ENMU to see if they require Proctor testing. If I can do concentrations in Journalism & Graphic Arts, I might go there. Or not. (I'm still a member of our DegreeInfo Indecisive Club... I think) Not totally sure what I'm going to do after this semester - I don't think I can continue (successfully) at this pace. Even at my best times, when I was younger, I would have had a tough time. Well - have to get back to my studies. See you later, guys!