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Old 09-12-2008, 10:42 AM
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Question anyone with advice about college?

I quit drinking Aug. 30. I only screwed up one day since then...and I hated how I felt next morning. I will be 40 next week and am having such a hard time knowing that I haven't accomplished all that I wanted to do before I started seeing lines on my face! So I want to go back to school sooo bad. I can't get into university without act or sat scores(or an AA degree). Does anyone know if the act or sat is easier...cause I don't remember a thing about math, science, or english? Thanks for any help.
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Old 09-12-2008, 10:48 AM
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I'm not sure when the rules changed...but you might be grandfathered in on the ACT/SAT score thing....

You could take a few classes as a "special student" and then get them accepted later if you want to try out school first.

I never did end up taking the ACT/SAT...but my understanding from others is that the ACT is easier????
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Old 09-12-2008, 10:52 AM
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I took both 10 years ago. I still clearly remember the ACT was easier. But I'm pretty sure ananda's right, that going back as a so-called nontraditional student gives you a way around taking those tests.

Good luck! And congrats on your sober time
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Old 09-12-2008, 12:36 PM
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WOW! I can't remember now if I took the ACT/SAT...I might have gotten through on "experiential learning", since I was 48 when I decided to try doing something with my life. Actually, I had started taking college courses (just to get back into the study habits), but failed miserably after a couple of years because I was still drinking.

When I finally quit drinking, it took six years in AA before I had the courage and determination to go back. Then, it was another four years of a couple of subjects a semester until I earned an AA degree. But, it was well worth the effort...and, a tremendous boost to my self-confidence!

Good luck!!!
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Old 09-12-2008, 01:31 PM
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When I wanted to go to college at 56
I was in Florida . I suggest you go to your
nearest Junior College and speak to the Admissions Department

Perhaps checking out Technical Schools
is also something you would find interesting.

Best of luck...
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Old 09-12-2008, 01:44 PM
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When I went back to school a year ago I didn't have to take the SAT or ACT. I did have to take a placement test called the THEA. Just call your local junior or community college and they can give you info on it.

And way to go on thinking of your education!
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Old 09-12-2008, 04:43 PM
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Thank you for the advice. I wish I could figure out this site so I can talk to ya'll more.
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