Wondering if any of you could give me your advice and/or feedback on where I should start my journey to going back to school, and working toward an undergraduate degree in either Anthropology or Psychology.
I’m an older student (no other way to put it) in my early 40’s going back to CC this summer. My academic record is not that great and frankly embarrassing.
To give you context: I attended SFSU 1995-1997. Although my grades improved during my last semester because I moved out of the dorms, I ended up dropping out due to having to fully financially support myself. I ended that chapter with a cumulative 1.70 gpa. Flash forward to 2003. I started taking classes at CCSF without knowing what I wanted to major in. Same story, lot’s of financial, family responsibilities, and mental health issues. Ended up with a 2.75 gpa.
Now I feel like I have a much healthier mindset and I am ready to start again.
I have contacted CCSF about academic renewal and have an appointment with a counselor there. As far as SFSU, it doesn’t seem like a possibility and I’ve research it a lot.
Anyway, I guess I don’t really have a question. Maybe I’m looking for words of encouragement. Hopefully some of you that have experienced similar academic journeys can give me some advice. How did you juggle work and family? How did you compensate for your low cumulative gpa when it was time to apply to colleges? Any of you end up getting a degree through an online program?
If you are still here, thank you for reading!