Even though returning to school is one of the best choices I could ever make, it has also been a tough choice to make. The decision was hard for me because of past failed attempts. I have attended three different higher learning institutions, since graduating high school in May of 1996, and have not earned a degree from either one. Each time I started school, there were issues that hindered me in achieving my goal of graduating college. This time around, I really thought long and hard on the reasons as to why I didn’t finish school as well as to why I must finish this go round.
After making the decision to return to school, I had to then choose a school that would be beneficial in making my dream a reality. I needed a school that understood the fact that I was not just a student, but also an adult, a parent and an employee. I needed an institution that could and would work with me in achieving my goals in a timely and efficient manner. I researched different programs at several different colleges in Mobile and decided that ITT Technical Institute would be the best choice for me.
I chose ITT Tech because of several reasons. One of the main reasons was because of the nursing program they offered. I was able to get directly into the nursing classes without having to take all the prerequisites beforehand. Another reason was the flexibility of the class schedules such as days and times and online classes. I believe that is one of the things that discourage a lot of the older generation from returning to school. Some of us have families, households, and jobs to maintain with not enough hours in the day to get the bare necessities done. I also chose ITT Tech because of their approach and criteria guidelines to my selected course of studies. The student representatives played a major role in making the decision to return to school at ITT Tech a hard choice to regret.
What I have learned these past years of my life and throughout this whole ordeal is that the...