(Closed) Just signed up for my classes :)

posted 5 years ago in College
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Exciting! I just went in to pick up my fall advising files today, and they weren’t ready yet. I was a little sad – I’m starting to be ready to meet my new freshmen 🙂

Post # 5
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Wannabee
Post # 6
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9484 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@mandy102:  What are you going for and what did classes are you taking?

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I commented on your other thread but I just got my classes officially signed up for (through my department which pays for them) and it made it feel real! Exciting!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@mandy102:  don’t buy your books unless you know for sure that you’re going to need them. don’t buy them from the campus bookstores either. 😀

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I picked mine out only a few days ago got super excited started doing research right away x_x i’m a school junkie I feel most productive when I’m learning something but i’ve been slacking off for the last year and now I feel like my brain is MUSH I can barely concentrate long enough to read through the first few pages of a Public Policy article *sighs* 

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@strawbs:  Agreed.  Wait until your first day of class.  Figure out what you need and order them from half.com or rent from chegg.com

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Rouquine:  I was just going to recommend those sites!  If you are on campus, too, you can use the library for your reading.   Also, shop around before you buy your books.  What I usually do is make a list of what I need, and then price each book on various sites.  The cheapest is the one I go for.  Are you taking French, Spanish, or German by any chance?  I have some text books at home!  Lol useless things.  

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

SO exciting!  I was just thinking about how much I miss college (and not just the partying!) the other day – classes are so wonderful.  What are you taking?

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

You can always get a deal on books, I was an expert at this.  I would find out which books  I needed before hand at the bookstore (or at the online bookstore which my university had) and scope wether they were optional or not.  Campusbooks.com will scower the internet for you for deals.  Ebay is good, and I have bought international editions (softcover) to save money too.  Then at the end of the semester you can turn around and sell them on the same sites.  I actually picked up a bunch of books people left at the common table because the bookstore wasn’t going to give them decent money for it and I made 1000 dollars which I didnt really “make” because it ended up being pretty much a book exchange.

I have even found law books for a friend this way.  The only hard ones to find are books that recently came out and upper level science text books unless they are a few years old because people tend to keep them. (I kept most of mine.)  Then there is always reading the reserve copy, getting an e-version or getting the old edition if too much hasn’t changed, I wouldn’t recommend any of those because it can be a pain in the behind but if you are really trying to be frugal it can help and the eversion can save your back if its a 1000+ page book.

Good luck on school though! 🙂  I will be going back eventually to get a master’s I haven’t decided what to get it in though.

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I just finished my Master’s, but all of my college friends are signing up for the program for us to be licensed.  I want to do it so bad, but I can’t imagine going back to classes!  I won’t be living near the school anymore and am saving every penny for a house FI and I will hopefully have come the spring.

Classes will always be there right?  I just don’t want to be that person who wishes she got it over with when everyone else did.  I’m in my early 30’s and are so done with school.  Most of my friends there are in their mid- 20’s!  They still have the energy for it. 

Plus I didn’t get a job in the field I got my master’s in yet. 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I almost never buy books and neither does DH. I find that you can get by without them 9 times out of 10. I’ve made As in classes that I didn’t buy the book for even though the professor said the book was absolutely vital and everyone must get it. It saves so much money.

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