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    Quote Originally Posted by highlander View Post
    You should definitely do this . You should take the ACT if you are going to a Midwest school . State schools are the best value for the money in my opinion - like UW Madison is a great school . I think you can just look up the school you are interested in and there should be information on what it costs. I think you can just contact admissions and get info on how to apply .
    I actually live in a UW city, but the online degrees are sorely lacking. I'll rep you the city and we can privately go from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Deadpan View Post
    I'd legitimately rather kill myself, and I do not care how irrational that sounds. But thank you anyway.
    Bear in mind that my post was relative to what I perceive as the future for millennials and future generations, and nothing to do with your capabilities. If it were solely about your abilities, I don't doubt that you could do it.
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    Though I do agree with and observe what @bechimo brings up, I also think you have a lot of innate talent/smarts and with the drive and vision it will help. Also, ironically also tying into what bechimo brings up, most non-trade jobs/ companies hiring require a degree anyway - they won't even look at you if you lack the degree, even if you have tons of experience. So that alone puts getting a degree in the beneficial column.

    I am assuming what you are interested in will have reasonable prospects post-graduation, and not be overly competitive (ie you won't be facing several hundred applicants for 1 job, or put another way, there will be at least 50 jobs available for 100 people looking for those jobs).

    Like others have said, a lot depends on the school and I have no idea what each schools' requirements are for acceptance into a given program. Some will be stricter than others. But I would think all of them would require either SAT or ACT; that was a requirement over 20 yrs ago when I went. (exception is I guess online-only branches of schools like ASU).

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    Once you decide on a college, take advantage of your advisor. They will know a lot about all of it, how best for you to arrange your classes, where you might get a job, scholarships, etc. AND consider scholarships. I know there was one specifically for single mothers at the college where I got my degree. Another thing that might be helpful is that a small university may offer a more personalized approach, making it easier for you (and also potentially more satisfying). If you need to study for SATs or ACTs, I think Khan Academy has material. You're smart and feisty, Peter. You got this! Ya got moxie, kiddo! play punches your arm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luminous View Post
    Once you decide on a college, take advantage of your advisor. They will know a lot about all of it, how best for you to arrange your classes, where you might get a job, scholarships, etc. AND consider scholarships. I know there was one specifically for single mothers at the college where I got my degree. Another thing that might be helpful is that a small university may offer a more personalized approach, making it easier for you (and also potentially more satisfying). If you need to study for SATs or ACTs, I think Khan Academy has material. You're smart and feisty, Peter. You got this! Ya got moxie, kiddo! play punches your arm
    Khan Academy does have SAT/ACT prep.
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    I would do your research and talk to admissions and/or people involved in specific programs. I think that's the most important thing. Specific schools will be able to address specific questions.

    If this is something you really want to do, go for it. It's never too late. Plus, if you have good college grades and a decent SAT/ACT score (unless they don't want it, most schools do or it'll make you look better), that should have more weight since it's more recent.

    Most college applications also have a personal statement section. You could use this to explain why you're old educational records are not reflective of your ability now. When I was applying to colleges, a few years back, I remember being told that people could use it to explain poor grades or an abnormality, such as (this is a hypothetical albeit) "My grades were awful sophomore year because I got a concussion that affected my health, school attendance, and therefore grades." There's other options for it I'm sure.
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