Sarah Palin switched colleges six times in six years: the University of Hawaii-Hilo (a few weeks), Hawaii Pacific University (one semester), North Idaho College (two semesters), University of Idaho (two semesters), Matanuska-Susitna College (one semester) and then back to the University of Idaho (three semesters), where she graduated in spring 1987 with a degree in journalism.

I thought I was insane for attending four colleges: Stephen F. Austin State University (one semester), Richland Junior College (one semester), University of Texas-Arlington (two semesters), and finally the University of North Texas (nine semesters), where I also graduated with a degree in journalism four years after she did.

Taking a path that circuituous through college had serious drawbacks, but I met my future wife at University of Texas-Arlington and we ended up at a great school by transferring to UNT. You have no idea how many credits you lose by switching schools so often. I earned 24 credits my first semester at Stephen F. Austin and it still took me six years to earn another 104 credits and graduate.

-- Rogers Cadenhead

Comments

I went to two colleges, juco and the University of Washington. I got my MA in psychology and business in 5 1/2 years.

I bought a house when I started college (age 30), rehabbed it, and then sold it two weeks before I finished. I used the proceeds to pay most of my student loans. All while working full time and going through a seperation. (3.48 gpa cumulative, thank you, thank you)

Shows Sarah had some jumption to keep trying and going when she easily could have quit.


 

Yup. I wonder if she was scrambling for student loans and grants.


 

Greetings from Ohio! I'm bored at work so I decided to check out your website on my iphone during lunch break. I enjoy the info you present here and can't wait to take a look when I get home. I'm surprised at how quick your blog loaded on my phone .. I'm not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyhow, very good site!|


 

We stumbled over here coming from a different web address and thought I may as well check things out. I like what I see so now i am following you. Look forward to checking out your web page repeatedly.|


 

Add a Comment

These HTML tags are permitted: p, b, i, a, and blockquote. A comment may not include more than three links. Participants in this discussion should note the site's moderation policy.