"Washout" Thread

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Randell1234, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. Tireman 44444

    Tireman 44444 Well-Known Member

    December 15, 2018 defense. That is firm.
  2. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator

  3. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    My post-secondary journey so far, with drop-outs:

    Humber College, 2008, Computer Engineering Technology. Dropped out right before mid-terms.
    Social Service Worker, 2011 - 2013. Graduated!
    Trent University, 2015, Psychology. Lasted one semester.
    Athabasca University, 2015. Took one course, withdrew right before the deadline.
    Durham College, 2016, Business - Accounting. Lasted three semesters, dropped out and picked up a Business - Fundamentals Certificate.
    Athabasca University, 2017 - 2018, Human Services. Graduated!
  4. Katie M

    Katie M New Member

    I attended Westmoreland County Community College on and off for two years. I did well in a psychology class and a sociology class, but nothing else. This was due to a number of factors. I had no one advising me on class selection, my professors didn’t seem to care, and my depression pretty much took care of the rest. When I finally gave up, the school never seemed to notice.

    I’m in a much better school now—West Virginia Junior College. So far, I’ve finished six classes, with an A in all of them. The professors make it clear that they want us to come to them with problems. My program director has actually changed my life for the better, which never would’ve happened if I had never worked up the courage to confide in her. The “me” who attended Westmoreland was not the real me. I know that now.
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  5. Tireman 44444

    Tireman 44444 Well-Known Member

  6. AlK11

    AlK11 Active Member

    First. This is probably my favorite thread of degreeinfo. Love reading the stories of people's struggles and how they left a situation that wasn't right for them and then eventually found the perfect spot for themselves.

    Second. I can finally sort of contribute here. I took one class at Harvard Extension School this spring, loved it, got an A, but I'm not going to continue taking classes and applying to the program. I really enjoyed the class and I'm sure I would enjoy the program. Can't say enough good things about my minimal experience here. However, I just can't justify paying almost $30,000 for a master's degree in extension studies that would really only be used for personal enrichment and wouldn't benefit my career at all. Perhaps I'll go back some day.
  7. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator

  8. hc80amh

    hc80amh New Member

    After working in academic institutions for a number of years, I changed direction and got a job in the "real world" in a telecommunications company. I had been considering further study and thought that an MBA may be useful in the industrial environment. I started a part time MBA course at Anglia Ruskin University. I did not find it very interesting and did not get very far with it. Also, after a few months I was offered a better job than the one in I had in the company at a university. I subsequently completed an MSc with the Open University.
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  9. Tireman 44444

    Tireman 44444 Well-Known Member

    We shall try again...December 31, 2019....I think firm...:)
  10. mdwest

    mdwest New Member

    I started a DL MBA with Heriot Watt.. and didnt find it interesting or well supported, and didnt get very far with it (completed 2 classes).. so I transferred to Anglia Ruskin.. and really enjoyed their program, the course material was interesting, the professors were reasonably engaged, etc.. I finished up with them back in 2014..

    Different strokes for different folks I guess.. I found ARU's program was very well suited for my needs..
  11. Tireman 44444

    Tireman 44444 Well-Known Member

    Let's try December 2020. This is getting annoying
  12. Acolyte

    Acolyte Active Member

    Graduated undergrad (BA) at 35 years old from The Ohio State University after more than a decade of on and off college coursework. I had a paper route at the time- family and friends supportive but not sure what to think of where I was in my trajectory. Applied for MBA program soon after graduation and was accepted-started MBA and was immediately overwhelmed- dropped out a couple of weeks into the MBA. 13 years later decided to do my M.S.
  13. JBjunior

    JBjunior Active Member

    What is the primary cause of the delays?
  14. Tireman 44444

    Tireman 44444 Well-Known Member

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  15. GregWatts

    GregWatts Active Member

    I started a BA in religion from Oxford Brookes many years ago out of personal interest. No complaints with the program but life interfered and never went back in that direction.
  16. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    Any update, will COVID delay things any more? It sounds like your dissertation is written and you're just waiting to defend?
  17. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member


    I have dropped several courses in my life. However, there is a pattern: I mostly dropped courses I started from the wrong reasons (vanity, hubris, and, why deny it, because they were offered at a discount rate so high I could not resist).

    Best regards,
    Mac Juli
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  18. JoshD

    JoshD Well-Known Member

    The University of Oklahoma Price College of Business and their Master of Science in Finance program. It was geared towards working professionals but I found myself putting in 25+ hours per week and I could not make that work.
  19. GregWatts

    GregWatts Active Member

    Ted, a family member has an MBA from City. What do you think?
  20. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    What classes fell in that last category (price!) for the curious?

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