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Didn't know which section to put this under, and just coming here for some advice...

I graduated high school almost two years ago and was working the whole time to help out my family's financial situation. Now that things are better, I wanted to apply to a pure mathematics degree. The local universities only take low 80 to high 80 average. From what I remember I was a low 70 to mid 70 student. Unfortunately I'm too old for high school, so I was thinking about doing the math, physics and chemistry grade 11 and 12 credits all over thorough adult day school or online as a refresher and to meet the cutoff marks. It has also been a long time I haven't done any math or sciences but I kept my old materials and textbooks which I can use to review for the courses.

My question is: what are the chances that this can be pulled off? Are there too many factors to determine if it can?

I'm confident and ready to take up the challenge but I just want an outsider's opinion on whether it sounds like I am wasting time or not since I've already lost two years...

(yeah I know, Im a loser lol)
 

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There's no reason you shouldn't be able to do some academic upgrading. You may even be able to find a community college program that prepares people who've been out of the game for a while to enter university-level courses.

The only way to know if this is going to work is to give it a try. If you have other financial committments or a family to support, you could start by taking a night-school class or two in the beginning.
 
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I like the idea.
 
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There's no reason you shouldn't be able to do some academic upgrading. You may even be able to find a community college program that prepares people who've been out of the game for a while to enter university-level courses.

The only way to know if this is going to work is to give it a try. If you have other financial committments or a family to support, you could start by taking a night-school class or two in the beginning.
I'll give it a try and do my best. I'm probably not going to take prepatory classes. I just bought a textbook that covers grade 9-12 academic/university math material, and downloaded the provincial curriculum (which is very well organized and easy to understand might I add) for review. I'll head over to do the courses after the review and then to uni. Nice to know someone else thinks I'm headed toward the right direction. Thanks

I like the idea.
Me too :)
 
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You haven't "lost" two years - during that time you've learned you want to get an education. Besides, two years is nothing - you'll look back 50 years from now and wonder why you were hesitant!

Go for it, and good luck :smile:.
 
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Dude, you live in Canada too? I wish I could've send you my grade 12 math text lol, I actually never used it once and I somehow pulled an A.

Anyways I recommend getting this https://castlerockresearch.com/store/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=169 [Broken]

It helped me sooo much, I am not even kidding, the books published by them can literally replace your teachers.
 
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You haven't "lost" two years - during that time you've learned you want to get an education. Besides, two years is nothing - you'll look back 50 years from now and wonder why you were hesitant!

Go for it, and good luck :smile:.
Thanks for the advice, and yeah that is true ha!

Dude, you live in Canada too? I wish I could've send you my grade 12 math text lol, I actually never used it once and I somehow pulled an A.

Anyways I recommend getting this https://castlerockresearch.com/store/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=169 [Broken]

It helped me sooo much, I am not even kidding, the books published by them can literally replace your teachers.
Yeah man I live in GTA area lol. That's pretty generous and it's all good that you don't have it. I have a pretty good textbook that covers all highschool math really well in my opinion. Most of the things will come flooding back once I wet my toes again. I'll look into that book, it sounds pretty helpful. Thanks!
 
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Thanks for the advice, and yeah that is true ha!



Yeah man I live in GTA area lol. That's pretty generous and it's all good that you don't have it. I have a pretty good textbook that covers all highschool math really well in my opinion. Most of the things will come flooding back once I wet my toes again. I'll look into that book, it sounds pretty helpful. Thanks!
GTA...you mean San Andreas...?
 
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I say you read lisab's sig.
 

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