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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-13-2004, 12:30 AM Thread Starter
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My babysitter said that she can stay with the kids during the summer so that I can attend classes. I found out today that if my prereq's aren't finished by June 1st, I can't get into the program in the Fall.

I'm considering taking extra courses then, that could lead me into a second AA degree. My first AA degree would be in education and the second in general studies. Is it worth it?
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Can you get all of your prereq's done over the summer?

I don't know if having two AA's would be advantageous or not. You might want to go talk with an advisor at your school.

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I don't see any advantages in a second non-specific degree. Honestly though I was a bit lost reading your op. Could you clarify why you would take on the second AA if you plan to be an education major?
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I was wondering if it would make me more marketable or considered more 'well rounded' in the future if I wanted to do something non-education related.

Basically, now that I can attend over the summer and have no chance of getting into the program until Spring, I have an extra semester on my hands. I dearly want to attend school over the summer because the summers in Arizona are like an eternity in Hell. Going to school would be a respite for me. I have to attend at least 7 credits in Fall to keep my housing license.

I'll run it by an advisor. I have a ton of math and sciences from my pre-nursing days and maybe I can turn that into something. Click here to enlarge
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I think a second AA in general studies would not be advantageous. If you got something that would help you out in your first degree, it would be useful.
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I think it would be a waste of your time and worthless to you in the long run.

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I agree - probably not worth your time.

Unless you're doing something technical (computer- or science-related, for instance) that you're planning on using as a springboard for a Bachelor's and then Master's degree, another AA isn't going to be of any use or benefit to you in the long run.

That said, if you have the money to spend and just want to be in school because you like it, you could take the time to do something fun for yourself. Click here to enlarge
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Well, I guess I would be in the minority to say "go for it". But I also have over 200 credit hours. Click here to enlarge

If you use the financial aid money to help with living expenses, then it would be advantageous to go. Just remember that some schools have a maximum limit on how many hours you can take for a degree before they cut you off from financial aid.
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