too late for BS
too late for BS
I graduated in 1999 from a private school as computer programmer. and I've been working in .NET/SQL/Oracle since then. I make ~80k/year
In 2009 I went back to school as PART TIME for BS in computer engineering. I finished the first 2 year at a local community college with all the requirements to transfer to 4 years programs in BS. my lowest grade in any Math or engineering class was "A" - except only 1 (see below) - and my GPA is currently 3.8/4
I was doing great until class "Fundamental in Computer Engineering" and which I got "F". I was under too much pressure during this class, between family + baby + constant whining wife + job 60 hours/week + the long lab session this class required and which I was not able to commit. The irony is, this is the class I loved and enjoyed the most because it taught me a lot about things I do in my every day job and I understood the material and subject in a way I was over-confident in my abilities when writing the tests, and I at the same time my life was hell. I used to start studying every other night starting at 11:00 PM until 5:30 AM and that's when I get ready to go to work. Just remembering these days make me feel sick.
Now it's 2013 and I'm dreaming to go back to school again with many questions in mind that I don't have answers:
- Is it going to get harder or easier with future classes (subject, labs, long hours, .....) ?
- Is it worth it to go through such headache for the next 3 or 4 years (is it going to make leap difference of my income now and then) ?
- Is my experience + BS would open unseen opportunities ?
- last: Is it too late for ~50 years old engineer ?