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School is what you make it

Social Sciences - July 31, 2014
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I completed the last 3 years of my 4 year degree through UMUC. When I first began I was worried that my degree would be considered worthless by any graduate school I applied to. However I was wrong. In the Fall of my last year of my undergraduate I began applying to some very highly regarded universities, and was accepted to all of them, The London School of Economics being one of them. No one cares what school you went to as long as its accredited and you can show your hardwork and dedication to your chosen career path or further studies. Just do your best work, get good grades, do internships when and where you can find them, join some professional societies in your chosen area of studies, and show that you take your chosen career seriously. The work in many of my courses was very challenging, and the professors for the most part were very highly skilled. My macroeconomics course was taught by a lead economist at the Government Accountability Office, not some theory driven professor who just writes articles all day. The school uses people who have degrees and actually work in their field. I will take that all day long over some Ivy league professor who works off theory and not real world experience. But hey, if you want to to spend 3 or 4 times as much on tuition at some other school to get the same degree, go ahead. Oh, before i forget. Just because it is not a a fully brick and mortar school, don't let that stop you from finding opportunities through other universities. When I wanted internships I went on to local universities websites and looked around to find lists. On that note of positive speaking i will mention the downside of the school. Their academic advisors suck. They must cycle through them every month or two. You may find that many of their administrative areas are slow to respond to emails, if at all. I had to go several times to the office of the President to get my transcript sent out after having paid for it and not getting it within 3 weeks time. But, these are areas you wont have to deal with to often, so overall its a balance.

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Not too shabby.

Social Sciences - July 25, 2012
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I will be completing a B.S. in Criminal Justice next spring. This school worked well for me - I am in my late 30s with a very busy Federal job and don't have time to sit in a classroom all day. My schedule fits with their schedule, for the most part, and it's convenient. I don't feel that the classes were too hard, but I'm the type of person that is extremely hard to challenge, so for everyone else this may be ideal. I do plan on going for the M.S. at a different institution - I do feel prepared enough for that. Tuition is expensive, but it's expensive everywhere. A solid choice for a working professional's education.

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