Are you taking the courses you want to take, nontraditional student? Maybe it's time to consider changing course...
This posting is an Expanded continuation of a posting called: More Tips for Nontraditional Students: 10 situations, plus possible solutions.
We talk about #3 today.
#3. You are NOT interested in the same things you used to be.
Does this strike a chord with you? Are you starting to question the classes you have chosen, or maybe your course of study or major? Here is the sort version of some advice: Consider changing your direction - - you major - - or your plan.
OK we all know that is easier said than done. You may have really invested in your major or plan so far. It's not easy to change! You can (of course) talk to your advisor about your Plan B, which may include a new direction. Maybe going into another field will be easier for you. Maybe it will interest you more, which will make the studying and grades easier too.
There are some sites online that can help you decide which direction to go.
Here are the "Expanded answers to the Advice Posting so far:
#1: Were your grades great, or would you like a redo of them, nontraditional students?
#2: Not enough credits to graduate, CLEP, addition, accreditation, transfers, more.
#3. Are you taking the courses you want to take? Or is it time to change course?
#4. You don't know if you want to continue, for any reason. Can you continue on?
#5. Are your student loans adding up too fast?
And here are some more resources to help you decide whether it would be best to make a change, OR not.
Question time: are you doing what you want to do?
What do you want to be when you grow up? (Some aptitude tests online...)
and Are you trying to decide what to take? (This posting has my favorite Pro vs. Con sheet decision method, explained.)
Good luck in your decision-making, nontrads.
Here is the original posting again you might like to check out: More Tips for Nontraditional Students: 10 situations, plus possible solutions.
My next posting will talk about #4. You don't know if you want to continue, for any reasons. You feel burnt out. Get advice about this one soon.
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