I just received my acceptance letter to KSU for the Master’s in Academic Advising.
The day before, I received my text for my first database class.
KSU = Substantial decrease in the cost of my remaining education and I really want these classes, plus this option would allow me flexibility on campus if I should ever decide I would like to move in to another area.
Keller = Master’s in Information Systems Management, a lot more student debt, and a career path for the future within my current department.
I would graduate at the same time, regardless of which program I choose.
KSU would be more academically rigorous.
With Keller, I already know the system.
I have to think on this. I thought it would be easy to just walk away or ask if we could delay my enrollment for two years. Now that I have it in hand, it’s a much tougher thing to do. And what if I’m turned down for GRAD Plus loans to finish my current program? I’ll definitely run out of money before I finish. What then? I wouldn’t be able to finish my current plan AND I wouldn’t have the financial leeway to do the KSU plan.
And for the record, I checked to see if KSU has an IS or IT Master’s program. They don’t. Neither does my current university where I am employed (as a lifer).
I think I will go bang my head against the wall. It will feel better than this.