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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 10:09am

Plans for the weekend?

What did you think of the Golden Globe winners and Oscar noms?

Is there some big event happening in your life in 2014? Any major plans you're looking foward to?

What unusual stuff is going on at work right now?

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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 11:19am

There is nothing wrong with community college and the more people I talk to the more sense it makes too. I know a few people whose high school seniors are starting that way, they are getting gen ed courses out of the way that way and at a cheaper rate than a big university, Makes a lot of fiscal sense! And one friend's DS is down there in Long Island, I wonder if that's common there.

I think it is more common if you don't know exactly what you want and don't want to spend 4 years in college and money down the drain. 

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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 11:24am

There is nothing wrong with community college and the more people I talk to the more sense it makes. I know a few people whose high school seniors are starting that way, they are getting gen ed courses out of the way there which is cheaper then transferring up to the univeristy from there, And one friend's DS lives on Long Island that's doing it that way, I wonder if its common there. 

 

 

 

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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 11:29am

Plans for the weekend?

Going to visit a HS friend who just made the move to Florida. Sunday I'm hanging out with a friend at the beach. Yeah, I know. lol

What did you think of the Golden Globe winners and Oscar noms?

Honestly, I don't pay attention to award shows, unless it happens to be on while I'm channel surfing and there's a good performance, then I might watch till the end. But not this time, I had FB to tell me who was wearing dreadful outfits. ;)

Is there some big event happening in your life in 2014? Any major plans you're looking foward to?

Yes, a major work-related event that I can't comment on publicly. I don't know whether I should be looking forward to this or dreading it.

What unusual stuff is going on at work right now?

Everything related to the thing above! I can't elaborate right now.

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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 11:33am

 Sunday I'm hanging out with a friend at the beach. Yeah, I know. lol

Did you have the cold 30 degree weather this morning? All of my floridian friends have been crying lately. Not sure why they don't just go and buy winter coats and throw them in the back of the closet for days like that. lol
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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 11:39am

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">There is nothing wrong with community college and the more people I talk to the more sense it makes too. I know a few people whose high school seniors are starting that way, they are getting gen ed courses out of the way that way and at a cheaper rate than a big university, Makes a lot of fiscal sense! And one friend's DS is down there in Long Island, I wonder if that's common there.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">I think it is more common if you don't know exactly what you want and don't want to spend 4 years in college and money down the drain. </span></strong></p>

That is true.  If DD2 choses college she will need the remedial classes found more at the community college level, I see DD1 more university ready but that assumes she is ready for that too, I want her to know what she wants to do and major in by the time she finishes high school and I'm glad she is utlizing as much in help and resources as she can as a high school student. 

 

 

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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 11:40am

Be aware that transfer students are ineligible for most scholarships later on. Just something to consider in your planning. 

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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 11:45am

Weekend plans?

I am going to play with some map software for class. Dh wants to compose a new song or two. Homework for the kids. Nothing too exciting.

Award shows?

Don't watch.

2014?

I've got two going through driver's training, one possibly heading into active duty, and one moving away. I don't know that I'm really looking forward to most of that.

Work?

I've not searched for any clients in a while, so the most unusual thing is that I have zero workload at the moment.

 

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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 11:52am
"I'm going to Europe for a month this summer for work." ------ Ahem! ;)
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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 11:55am

Be aware that transfer students are ineligible for most scholarships later on. Just something to consider in your planning. 

I don't think that is goes from school to school.

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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 11:56am

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">blackandwhitemolly</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&gt;There is nothing wrong with community college and the more people I talk to the more sense it makes too. I know a few people whose high school seniors are starting that way, they are getting gen ed courses out of the way that way and at a cheaper rate than a big university, Makes a lot of fiscal sense! And one friend's DS is down there in Long Island, I wonder if that's common there.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&gt;I think it is more common if you don't know exactly what you want and don't want to spend 4 years in college and money down the drain. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>That is true.  If DD2 choses college she will need the remedial classes found more at the community college level, I see DD1 more university ready but that assumes she is ready for that too, I want her to know what she wants to do and major in by the time she finishes high school and I'm glad she is utlizing as much in help and resources as she can as a high school student. </p>

We have a gateway program with one of our regional community colleges that has a satellite campus adjoining ours. They're technically enrolled at the junior college, but many of the classes meet on the OSU campus. The students get OSU benefits as well (rec center, health services, etc).  The classes are all guaranteed to transfer credit to OSU, and the advisors work together to ensure that the classes taken at the junior college are appopriate for their intended OSU major. Also, for those that need remedial classes or do not have the grades or ACT score to get into OSU directly, they are guaranteed transfer admiision if they maintain a particular GPA while at the community college. It's a great program.   Some kids use it not for the remedial aspect, but for the lower cost.

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