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i took various college classes over the years but i have no degree .. :/ I have certificates of completion for 2 medical professions.. but they are useless unless I take the state test and receive a license

I didn't know how many credits i have until yesterday.

thanks to Lorreen and amejia0
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-994315/requesting-college-transcript

It's been 10+ years so I don't know how many of these credits can transfer over.



I didn't know what i want to do at the time.. I guess it's better late than never...
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I have a Bachelor of Social Work degree (which I've never used in any official way) and a Masters of Fine Art degree (which gave me the credentials for my current job).

It's never too late to go to school. My older sister just graduated with her first college degree.
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depending on what school you choose they'll decide what will transfer over I did 2 years at a community college and now that I'm switching to a state college there telling me that they will only take like 2 of the classes from those two years. hopefully, you have better luck though.
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I believe general education credits will transfer and not expire no matter how long it has been since they were taken. I think for science classes the credits can transfer over for 5 years after you left college. Other classes I think it is around 10 years.

Before you take the plunge into a major and dedicate your time and money you should think ahead of the future and look at what jobs are available that are in need of the expertise the degree should provide you with. Make sure you really check the job market or else you could end up with a Bachelors in Psychology and no demand to get a job in that field unless you wanna work for 3$ more than minimum wage lmao.
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No because everyone I know that's my age that has a degree is struggling more than me.
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I do not have a degree. I am one of the few in my field in the company I that work for who does not, and it is a male dominated field at that. While I often longed for the opportunity to go back and finish the degree I had worked towards early in my young adult life, I am now completely content knowing that I don't have the crippling amount of debt that many of my colleagues have. That being said, I worked my ass off to get where I am. It was never easy, and nothing was ever handed to me.

Whatever you choose to do, I hope you work hard and that it pays off for you.
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I have a degree in engineering.

As for credit transfers... It depends on what degree, what school, etc. You'd probably have to speak with the administration at the school you're interested in to figure out how much would carry over. Some of those credits should at least count toward electives, if not core classes (i.e. math, physics, etc.) at least so long as the school you earned them at was accredited.
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I have a college diploma in Social Service Worker, one in Animal Sciences, and I was in my fourth year to obtain a bachelor's degree in Social Work.

However, I had to drop out because I needed to do 30+ hours a week of unpaid placement, and since I live alone and have rent/bills to pay I couldn't do that and work at the same time.
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dulun18 wrote:

i took various college classes over the years but i have no degree .. :/ I have certificates of completion for 2 medical professions.. but they are useless unless I take the state test and receive a license

I didn't know how many credits i have until yesterday.

thanks to Lorreen and amejia0
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-994315/requesting-college-transcript

It's been 10+ years so I don't know how many of these credits can transfer over.

I didn't know what i want to do at the time.. I guess it's better late than never...


So far, both amejia0 and iriomote have been correct in regard to your credits. It's generally when credits are over ten years old that they become trickier to transfer.

As for degrees, I have far too many of them at this point.

Degrees from American Colleges/Universities
Associate in Science - Nuclear Engineering
Bachelor of Computer Science
Bachelor of Mathematics
Master of Mathematics

Degrees/Certification from British Colleges/Universities
BSc (Bachelor of Science) Business Analytics
QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) certification
ICB (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers) membership

That's not including IT certifications that I've obtained over the years. I've spent my entire mid-teen to adult life trying to figure out what I want to do when I grow up. Now that I'm meant to be "grown up", I'm still trying to figure out what my next steps are.
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I have an Associate in Arts - Music. I'm just one year away from Bachelor's in Musical Arts. I know, Musical Arts isn't much of a degree. It's essentially my Associates degree in Bachelor's form. However, the degree I want - Musicology/Music History isn't offered in undergrad programs in my state, so this is what was recommended to me, and to transfer to Musicology for grad school.
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BS in Geology (soon to be MS)
Minor in Mathematics (up to PDE (partial differential equations)
Minor in GIS (Geographic Information Systems)

HAZWOPER certification
GIS certification
Red Cross certification
Lifeguard certification
Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists certification

The hours I have in classes so far is 156 hours. A lot of it was due to the fact I changed from a petroleum engineer to geoscientist after 1.5 years of PE classes.

Edit: I got a certification from the CIA (Culinary Institute of America) that could make me a legal chef, but I did it for fun and to make my cooking better.
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ninjitsuko wrote:

So far, both amejia0 and iriomote have been correct in regard to your credits. It's generally when credits are over ten years old that they become trickier to transfer.

As for degrees, I have far too many of them at this point.



That's not including IT certifications that I've obtained over the years. I've spent my entire mid-teen to adult life trying to figure out what I want to do when I grow up. Now that I'm meant to be "grown up", I'm still trying to figure out what my next steps are.


Your list of stuff still amazes me....
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I didn't know what i want to do at the time.. I guess it's better late than never...


you have 125 credits ? isn't that equivalent to a 4 year bachelor's degree ?

what are the classes you took ? mostly medical ? (if you don't mind sharing).
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I do not have a degree. I am one of the few in my field in the company I that work for who does not, and it is a male dominated field at that. While I often longed for the opportunity to go back and finish the degree I had worked towards early in my young adult life, I am now completely content knowing that I don't have the crippling amount of debt that many of my colleagues have. That being said, I worked my ass off to get where I am. It was never easy, and nothing was ever handed to me.

Whatever you choose to do, I hope you work hard and that it pays off for you.


Kinda the same, though I'm male and I did more work in fields that are female dominated... (bookkeeping, animal care, etc....)

I kind of wish I got a degree to be able to seem more respectable and such, but honestly.... I don't know how much it really would have contributed, especially when I have no defined goal in my career life.
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