Tuesday, July 16, 2013

AMU, Here I Come!

A while back I decided that I wanted to go back to school. I wasn't keen on the idea of taking out student loans. Once Kyle hit his 6 year mark in the Army he was able to sign over his Post 9/11 GI Bill to me. The only catch is that he would incur an additional 4 years in service. That isn't a big deal because he plans on staying in for at least 20 years. 

I got my certificate of eligibility from the VA yesterday, I emailed it over to the American Military University where I'm already enrolled at. Now I just wait! I spoke to my academic advisor and it should only take a few days to get the funds. I'm so excited to finally finish my psychology degree with a minor in child development and become a counselor.


Kyle is enrolled here as well and he loves it. It will be nice when we both finish our degrees (his masters and my bachelors). 

Well, it's time for me to catch my flight! Hope you all have a great day!

35 comments:

  1. Yaaayy congratulations!!! What a great opportunity for you! I can't wait to read all about your studies.

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  2. Awesome! I was tossing around the idea of doing AMU for a certificate program and/or master's. In the end, I opted to take some free online courses first to see if I'm ready to take the plunge. I'm just about to finish paying off my nearly $80k(!) undergrad debt and don't want to take on more loans. My husband offered to give me his post-9/11 GI bill, but I'd rather save it for our kids (though who knows). Enjoy going back to school! I got my bachelor's in psychology and sociology, so let me know if you have questions or want to chat about counseling (I looked into how I could make it work as a milspouse). :)

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  3. Congratulations!!!! That's awesome! John is doing his masters courses through AMU also and has had a pretty good experience. (: Good luck!!

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  4. Wow - so exciting!! I can't wait to hear all about this new journey! :)

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  5. Congratulations Jen, that's wonderful! I hope you enjoy your experience!

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  6. Congrats on the enrollment.

    Have a good flight!

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  7. Yay, I am so happy for you! Congratulations and you go girl!!

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  8. WooHoo ... so excited to celebrate your scholastic achievements! Get em girl!

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  9. That's exciting! Good luck with the program.

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  10. Awesome! I hope you love going back to school!

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  11. That's so great!!! Congrats!

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  12. That's awesome!!! I have to agree with you, student loans are scary. That's so cool that you want to be a counselor... I think you'd make a great one! Have a nice flight!

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  13. Yay! That's so exciting!!! What a blessing to not have to take out student loans! :-)

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  14. Good for you, girl, that is awesome. Do you know what you'd like to study yet?

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  15. Very cool! Congrats on getting it sorted out and making it official! What kind of counselor are you thinking of becoming? Something like an MFLC?

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    1. Thanks Amy!!! Something like an mflc yes!! :)

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  16. This is awesome!!! I just finished my BA in Psych from AMU!!! I also have a certificate in computer systems and networks from AMU. I absolutely loved my experience there and since you follow my blog, you know that I am waiting to enroll in a Masters program there. My only complaint is how long this graduation process is taking. lol Best of luck with the program!

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  17. Congrats Jen! That's awesome. Student loans are crazy, I have them and still don't have my degree yet. Lucky you for not having them.

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    1. I always said I wouldn't go back if I had to get student loans, thinking about that gives me anxiety.

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  18. That's awesome! My husband is debating whether to sign his GI bill over to me or our daughter right now, but congrats on getting that degree!

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  19. Yay!!
    Before my husband got out, we always talked about doing the same thing.
    I am so happy you get to do it!

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  20. I am so happy/excited/proud of everything you and your husband accomplish and do!! :) You are amazing and I hope your day is as amazing as you are dear Jen :)

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    1. You are so sweet my friend!!! :) I appreciate the encouragement and support!

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  21. Jen!!! I am an Alumni of AMU :) You will love it. I did my Masters in Public Health there! If you need any advice, help, support etc. let me know! Way to go for you! great school and online community! congrats!!!

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  22. Yay for going back to school!! I'm currently going back for my MBA and I never realized just how much work school is...it's almost like a second job!! Haha :)

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  23. That's great! Glad you have the chance to finish your degree. My daughter is excited to be done next spring, with online thru Liberty University. I feel like I'm getting educated as well with all the stuff she shares with me. Have a great trip!

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  24. Congrats lady! Getting my degrees were two of my biggest and proudest accomplishments :) And it's so sweet that Kyle sacrificed another four years to make your dreams a reality! Enjoy!!

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  25. That's so wonderful! So happy for you love! :)

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  26. I'm so excited for you!! Glad everything is working out for you and cannot wait for the graduation pics. Enjoy your time with your family!

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  27. Awesome! Congratulations. I love this military benefit. We really really are so fortunate to have it!

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  28. That is awesome! Good for you for finishing it up!

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  29. That's so exciting!! Congrats!! I loved my psychology development classes in college!

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  30. That's so exciting! Good for you for finishing!

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