A man I used to work for had a saying. . . I don’t know if it was original with him. . .but he liked to say. . .If there’s a hard way and an easy way. . . .usually the hard way is the better way.

So let’s take a look at going about getting a college degree. . .I think for a lot of folk that’s a wise thing to do. . . not everyone but for many. . .It opens your mind and opens doors as you wander thru life.

Since I live in Texas I’m going to suggest that one good school to go to is the University of Texas. (I was born in Michigan and I went to Michigan State University). You’ll meet lifelong friends, maybe join a Greek association and have a fine time for four years and come away with a quality degree. . .You’ll have counselors guide you somewhat and you’ll have a schedule each day to follow and class after class . . . you’ll soak up a lot of knowledge.

While, persevering for four or maybe even five years is not easy. . .it’s what I’m going to call the “EASY WAY” . But it is also the expensive way. Being a Texas Resident your estimated cost for tuition, room and board and books . . .will be a bit over $25,000 for the year. If you are out of state it is likely the tab will be about $40,000.

You can get scholarships, grants, use savings and you can borrow to pay for this education. . . ah yes. . .currently student loans exceed all credit card debt. . . whew. . .and payment for decades is not that rare. . .that’s after you get your degree. But you know all that.

What you may not know about is the “HARD WAY” and of course I’m going to tell you.

I’ve listed some courses below that you might take at most any college in the country. . . Basic knowledge that is good to explore and often required as your foundation for any degree.
Math 101: College Algebra (3 credits)

Psychology 101: Intro to Psychology (3 credits)

English 104: College Composition (6 credits)

Business 101: Principles of Management (3 credits)

Business 104: Information Systems and Computer Applications (3 credits)

English 101: English Literature (6 credits)

History 103: US History I (3 credits)
History 104: US History II (3 credits)

Completing these courses would generate 30 credits. . .A typical Freshman year of study. . . .and it can be done for a cost of about $750. . . and those 30 credits are accepted by about 3,000 universities all over the country.

These credits are obtained by passing the CLEP exams.

The really good news is in just four steps without putting out any money. . . you can begin taking courses to prepare you for any of these exams. Now. . .let’s be clear about this. . . Self Study requires great discipline. This is the HARD WAY. . .but I want you to find out if it’s the right way for you.

Go to click on “the four steps” and follow instructions . . .in 15 minutes and for free you’ll be . . . .beginning.

Let me know how it goes.

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