How much money will I be expected to fork over for 4, 12 credits total, classes. They are:
- Intro to Law
- Into to sociology
- Fundamentals of Earth science
- Legal research I
Before this I did the University of Phoenix Online route. That was OK but as I went further with the program I found out that employers do not like online only schools. I applied at a private university and got accepted NONE of my credits from the online only school transferred but I expected that. Also I still plan to work 35-40 hours a week will it be hard to keep up with my classes? Has anyone here gone back to college well after they graduated from high school? How did you deal with this?[/quote]
Buy the ones that are absolutely necessary online - the rest just - get the books on reserve at the university library, or photocopy the necessary reading.
Advanced planning requires you already know what your classes will be in your next term - see if the teacher will be using the same edition -> if so ask current students of the course to sell you their book and notes for more then what book buy back will give them. 30%-40% of the text book price anyone will jump at. The school bookstore if THEY do buy them back will give you 15-25%
What you should also do is figure out how much is based on the book and whether you need the book to excel in the course. It depends on the professor, so go from there. Another thing you should do is socialize with other members in your classes and maybe they will have prior notes or know how to satisfy the teacher’s requirements. Finally you can always just point blank ask the teacher if you can get an A without purchasing the book. Reviewing the syllabus and term schedule for each course will give you a better idea of how the class has been designed for the term you are taking.
The poster below me has a good suggestion. If you use those teacher office hours - you’ll find that more then half the time they won’t have anyone to talk to. You can quiz them and dig for more information on the lecture or course. Also you can ask them for advice and tips on how to prepare and what to do.
If you do choose not to get books for one of these courses, make sure you at least utilize the book reserve at the campus library to write notes and study, or photocopy the necessary material. Also you’ll be relying on in-class lecture so you will want to pay attention, ask questions & write good notes, and also if you missed anything - have it repeated or have the teacher rephrase it in a way that is more understandable.
Most teachers like having a student that participates - as long as your not trying to challenge their authority or talk about politics… religion etc