School: Once More With Feeling
August 30, 2011 3:44 PM Subscribe
Need advice about going back to school, and lots of it.
posted by Garm to education (17 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I dropped out of college as a result of complete lack of money, and deadly fear of debt. Now, I really want to go back, but I'm not fabulously wealthy. I am, however, less terrified of debt. Problem is, due to depression and cash issues, I have some low grades and incompletes on my transcript. I would go nights at a community college, but I'm mostly done with my GE classes already, mostly just have to take some philosophy classes which don't seem to be offered often around here, especially not at night. Should I quit my jobs and go back to school full time? Can I get into a school with such a crappy transcript? Can a school I get into with a crappy transcript get me into a decent MLS program after I graduate? Can I get a student loan with absolutely no credit? All these questions and more (hopefully, with your help) will be answered today on AskMe!
Yes, its a big unfocused question, sorry. More details available upon request. Talking to credit union next week, but don't know what to ask really, except for, you know, money. Would talk to admissions, but where is realistic?
Anecdotes and vague assurances welcome, constructive advice doubly so.