"Washout" Thread

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

  1. bazonkers

    bazonkers New Member

    It seems like you have a lot of historyish graduate credits. Is there anywhere you can go to have them turned into a degree like Excelsior does for bachelor degrees? I'm not up to speed on how Excelsior works their graduate programs.
  2. friendorfoe

    friendorfoe Active Member

    Are we counting certificates too? If we are I also dropped out of LSU. I was taking their Certificate in Accounting, an excellent program IF you REALLY want to be an Accountant, otherwise steer clear, it's very detailed and thorough.
  3. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator

    Oh yeah, 1986-1987 I attended DeVry in North Brunswick, NJ. I had a stellar 2.1 GPA and failed New Student Orientation! After one and a half trimesters I dropped out. I was young and life was a party so school was just getting in the way.
  4. cookderosa

    cookderosa Resident Chef


    I'd never poke fun at someone's poor grades, but ya open yourself up a bit when you fail New Student Orientation LOL. They should see you now :)
  5. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator

    It is what it is....hey I also failed gym in high school. Not because I was not physically fit because I was. I played basketball, baseball, and street hockey. I failed because it was too damn early and I missed gym 68 times in high school one year. I missed New Student Orientation 5 out of the 6 classes. It is nice to see I kept my habits from high school right to tech school :D
  6. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    At the master's degree level, it is highly unlikely that I could transfer in more than nine semester hours.
  7. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    Hey, I almost failed out of high school altogether in the first semester of my junior year. In Fall 1978, I received the following grades at Fruita Monument High School, Fruita, Colorado:

    Individual Development I [Weightlifting] (Mr. Miller) A
    U. S. History I (Bruce Shepherd) B
    Modern World Conflicts (Steve Quimby) D
    Geology (George Shank) D
    Accounting (Judy Bacarella) F
    English Literature (Nancy Loucks) F
    Journalism (Kathy Jensen) WF
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  8. friartuck

    friartuck New Member

    It's obvious Ted, you've been trying to compensate for the crummy grades in Quimby and Bacarella's class. You should have built upon this.

    Individual Development I [Weightlifting] (Mr. Miller) A

    So this is really what you're wanting:


    Ted Heiks, CSCS
    Trainer to the Stars
  9. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    I'm not sure anyone would trust a fat fitness trainer.
  10. mattbrent

    mattbrent Well-Known Member

    I guess I'm a little late, but I'll join the washout club.

    My first grad program was an MA in History through Old Dominion University. It was an on campus program, and I really liked it. The problem was I didn't have a job and my student loans only went so far. I had to drop out to get a part time job.

    My second wash out was the MAED through the University of Phoenix. I was young and inexperienced, and did not realize how expensive the university was when compared to others. I also hated the courses and thought the professors/adjuncts/instructors were horrible. I dropped out of the degree program and took the basic courses I needed to get a teaching license.

    My third wash out was the MA in Instructional Technology through Virginia Tech. I liked this program, but dropped it because I wanted to change my focus. I took an awesome course there on curriculum development, and I decided to change my focus to Curriculum and Instruction. This program was what lead me to Walden, where I ultimately earned my MS.

    I'm with WNMU now. Depending on this semester, I may leave and head somewhere else. I'm not really liking the randomness of the due dates and times, though that could be professor rather than the university.

  11. ewillmon

    ewillmon New Member

    'nother washout

    I washed out of a Master of Divinity degree program. I was taking two classes per semester on Monday nights at a local Seminary about an hour away from my home. I enjoyed the classes and made good grades, but the drive was just too much and they do not offer online courses. Plus all the classes I really needed to take were only offered during the day. So after one year, that was it.

    Just wanted to let you guys know that I really enjoyed this thread. I am seriously considering enrolling in another masters program, but was hesitant because of the afore-mentioned "failure." This thread gives me hope that I can one day succeed.

    Thanks guys!
  12. Tech_Guy

    Tech_Guy New Member

    Here's my list:

    Fort Hayes State University B.S INT - cheap tuition, good program but didn't like the curriculum. After one full semester, decided not to re-enroll.

    Champlain College B.S Digital Forensics - great program, rediculous tuition, couldn't afford it after one summer session.
  13. dlcurious

    dlcurious Member

    Reading this thread has really been interesting. It's inspirational to see so many who may have hit road blocks on the path to higher education yet still showed the determination to meet their goals by researching and following through on an alternate path.

    The only degree program that I've been enrolled in but washed out of was ODU's BBA in Management, in 2006. Took 2 semesters of classes then hit the proverbial wall due to my work schedule clashing with the undergraduate class schedule, and they offered next to nothing on-line. I researched other local schools offering in-class programs but found the same results, and that's when I ultimately decided to go on-line. I'm glad I did, otherwise I'd still be pursuing undergraduate studies.
  14. Lost.Monkey

    Lost.Monkey New Member

    I washed out of Hawaii Pacific University. I simply ran out of money after the first semester.

    For some reason, and I still haven't figured this out, I thought I could attend school full time with no money and no job, 2000 miles away from home.

    Thankfully, there was a United States Marine Corps recruiter close by.
  15. Lost.Monkey

    Lost.Monkey New Member

    Oh Yeah....

    Hi everybody!

    I am a long time viewer, and I truly admire the collaberation I have witnessed here in the name of distance education.
  16. Griffin

    Griffin Crazy About Psychology

    I washed out of an AA-Transfer in General Studies Oklahoma State University (Okmulgee) back in 2003. I had no money, no job and no support -- recipe for success, right? :D It was also outrageously expensive for the quality and variety of course work, as Spring plus Summer me ~$12'000 somehow.

    Luckily I washed straight into a Job Corps program, which fed and housed me for almost a year. :)

    In Fall 2008 I failed "Success in College" :D I get the feeling it'll make a good story one day!

    You can do it dude! We've all had failures we're not proud of, but if we stick it out it gets better. And if we don't stick it out, we usually find a program that's a better fit! :)
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  17. Vinipink

    Vinipink Accounting Monster

    I forgot to add to my list:

    11) California College for Health Sciences(now Independence University) MBA in Health Sciences. It was economical at the time and had an excellent payment plan. It was one of the few DETC school that I really like.
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  18. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator

    I guess I'm a washout slacker compared to some people here, but I washed out of Northeastern University in Boston. :D

    I graduated from a military high school, where everything was highly structured and disciplined, including a mandatory 2-hour study period each weekday evening. Going from that, to the total freedom of college, was too much for me to handle responsibly.

    Next thing I knew, I was wearing an Army uniform. :eek:
  19. warguns

    warguns Member


    I quit the FREE on-line MBA in English at Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH)


    where even getting in was quite a feat (800 applications, 70 accepted).

    I discovered finance was too boring and management studies too obvious.

    I'm applying for a Master's in Health Science (Masterprogram Integrerad hälsovetenskap) at Högskolan Kristianstads (Kristianstad University College). Also free.

  20. JassenB

    JassenB Member

    Washed out...

    Wow, this is my kind of thread!

    Here's my list:

    1998 - washed out of housing design undergrad at Oregon State University
    2002 - washed out of engineering undergrad at Colorado State University
    2004 - washed out of M.S, Radiochemistry at CSU
    2005 - washed out of second BS Accounting, at Excelsior
    2006 - washed out of MS, Space Studies at AMU

    The only degree I've legitimately completed is my BS in Nuclear Engineering Technology from Thomas Edison, completed in 2004.

    And they say that quitters never win. To that I say, "Meh!". :)


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