it has been 20 years since i graduated from high school.
i too, was a young mom, but i have always had an urge to go to college. what held me back was knowing i would have to take an entrance test to assess my education level. for some reason this terrified me. i was not a great student in high school; in fact i struggled quite a bit to keep up with my honor society friends.
i suppose knowing how much i struggled then kept me from even trying, until now! :d
in january i took the thea (entrance exam at my community college). five hours were allotted to taking all sections of this test (math, reading, and writing). i could have used seven hours. it was not a computerized test; therefore, i was able to skip around when i felt tired or bored. i left the math for last because i felt like if i needed to take a developmental class then math would be it! i pass the reading and writing which placed me into college level classes and missed the math by 4 points.
i suppose i could have retested and probably placed out of the developmental math class (intermediate algebra), but i decided to complete the course thinking i would benefit from the refresher.
i am happy to say that this spring was my first semester of prerequisites (intermediate algebra, english 1301, development psychology, and microcomputer) and i made a 4.0.
i will be taking a&p1 all summer and finish up this fall with a&p2, human growth, and art/theater appreciation (requirements).
what got me into the front door of the community college was that i found another mom (mom to a friend of my son) around my same age, that was in the same boat as me and we decided to conquer this together. if she happened to quit today, i would still continue on because i have proven to myself that i can do it!