Taking courses after getting a bachelor's degrees

Hi does anyone ever know if there are like rules or what are the consequences of taking credit courses right after a bachelor’s degree, not necessarily for getting another degree?

You’ll have to pay for them out-of-pocket. What kind of classes are you looking for?

Lots of people do it (often at Community Colleges or the local public university as a non-degree student) to get specific courses for work up-skilling or prep for grad school.

A typical example would be taking courses at a community college to learn a foreign language.

Ok. Then, I wonder is it required that you have to show post-bach courses not related to a master’s degree? ie. animation courses in community college vs forensic science master’s degree

So is your actual question: “I am applying to grad school and want to know if I have to provide classes that I took as a non-degree student that are not related to the subject I am applying to study at a graduate level”?

If the classes are for credit, then that transcript will follow you for the rest of your life.

If the classes are not for credit then unless you have an employer who wants you to take a certain number of continuing ed. credits as part of your professional development, you don’t ever have to show anyone the transcript.

Yes to collegemom3717. Especially about my concerns about taking extra credit courses that I like to take after getting my first bachelor’s degree. I also like to apply the question to if I am interested in applying for second bachelor’s degree as well. Are there limits in taking whatever credit courses you wanna take after obtaining one bachelor’s degree?

Did you end up taking a break from college or have you graduated already? What’s your current major? If you’re not settled on a career it might be helpful to work for awhile so you have time to figure out what you may want to do. Did you have an opportunity to do any volunteering or shadowing yet?

Some colleges allow students to do a 2nd bachelor’s degree. You’d have to submit transcripts for every credit bearing class you took whether it was for a degree or not. There are limits on the number of credits that will transfer. Are you considering a particular school or program? It would help to check a couple of college websites to see what there rules are. Your local community college and Texas A&M are good places to start.

I did end up taking a break after leaving last fall semester. I was in a major called forensic science. I didn’t really do volunteer or shadowing(especially with professions that I was interested in) because the coronavirus ruined pretty much those opportunities, especially physically. So it felt like a weird,stressful and uncertain living these past months of not being to be able to be productive in confirming my career interests. Also, I had to deal with mental health even pre-covid. Also 1 factor that I felt pressured by to go back this fall include 1 guaranteed outside scholarship, which somewhat paid for my tuition, requires student be full-time, and may disappear this upcoming fall if I don’t go back to school that time. Also, I feel can attribute to the feeling of pressure by family member. By now, I still feel unclear about my career interests and get into job/life that I wish to be part of.

Will you be a senior this fall?

I will be junior if I go back this fallm

So you want to change your major but you aren’t sure what to major in? What do the scholarship requirements say? Do you have to do all 4 years at once?

Yes. It is a 4 year college. Scholarship said that there are 3 offenses of not reporting grades. Third means my scholarship gets terminated. So far, I did not report grades for 2 semesters. So, I think I would hit 2 offenses. Although, I am waiting to talk with a scholarship representative about if I could keep the scholarship and delay going to school more because of coronavirus and many factors.