Graduation day will be here before you know it! College Life

Hi folks:

It may seem like it will take forever to get your degree, but it is actually closer than you think, unless… are like a fellow I knew. He and his wife kept changing majors. By the time he got his Associate’s degree, he had 120 credits (enough for a bachelor’s degree). His wife had something like 130 credits before she walked on the stage to get her AA.

Another way to make it take forever is to drop a class because you don’t like the professor. If the class is part of your Degree Completion Plan (DCP), you don’t have a choice if that teacher is the only one who teaches the course. Sign up, put on your big boy (or big girl) pants, and take the course.

Don’t whine. Get through it. Keep in mind that this, too, shall pass. Even if you can’t stand the teacher, the next eight or sixteen weeks might be a strain but you can complete the course successfully if you just do it! (Someone ought to write a slogan to that effect….oh, wait, they did!) Also keep in mind that sometimes we don’t like you either, but we’re grown ups and we’ll get through it, as well. We want you to succeed, if we are not fond of you, simply because we don’t want to see you again. (This should not be your goal.)

Have a great semester!

Dr. Sheri


Sheri Dean Parmelee has a Ph.D. in Communication Studies from Regent University. She writes books on practical tips for people who become unexpectedly unmarried and is working on her second novel in a series of contemporary romance/suspense novels. She teaches at three colleges, working with students from freshmen to graduate students. Her hobbies include running 8 miles a day and reading biographies and fiction.

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