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College.......and parents

crazycurlychickcrazycurlychick Posts: 344Registered Users
Hey ya'll I haven't posted in forever but.......I need some adult advice and my parents aren't really helpful right now. So I'm graduating this spring and I was planning on going to cosmetology school but Paul Mitchell won't take my home school diploma and hair isn't really something I can see myself doing 5-10 years from now. I want to go straight to basic edu at a local tech school for a year then transfer to Clemson University (GO TIGERS) and either major in Computer Information systems or Network information systems but I might take nail technology and basic edu at the tech school so I have a backup incase I can't find a IT Tech job. This is hard because my parents are in the middle of a divorce and my dad works in the computer field and I think my mom is jealous I'm following in his footsteps when she's the one who put all the work into my childhood and my education while he worked 8-16 hours a day

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  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Novice
    Hey, crazycurly - good explanatory post but we need to know what your question or questions are in order to think about giving advice. So.... what is it exactly that you are wondering about? I know it must seem perfectly obvious to you, but if you formulate it in a question, it will make it easier for us to answer. :pl:
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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    Hey ya'll I haven't posted in foreverbut.......I need some adult advice and my parents aren't really helpful rightnow. So I'm graduating this spring and I was planning on going to cosmetologyschool but Paul Mitchell won't take my home school diploma and hair isn'treally something I can see myself doing 5-10 years from now. I want to gostraight to basic edu at a local tech school for a year then transfer toClemson University (GO TIGERS) and either major in Computer Information systemsor Network information systems but I might take nail technology and basic eduat the tech school so I have a backup incase I can't find a IT Tech job. Thisis hard because my parents are in the middle of a divorce and my dad works inthe computer field and I think my mom is jealous I'm following in his footstepswhen she's the one who put all the work into my childhood and my educationwhile he worked 8-16 hurs a

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    1. You were homeschooled.

    2. Paul Mitchell will not accept your homeschool diploma.

    3. Doing hair in 5-10 years isn’t very likely.

    4. Local tech school for 1 year or so to get your basic classes out of the way.

    5. You want to go to Clemson University. (GOTIGERS) and take something along the lines of Computer Science, right?

    6. You might take a nail art class just incase # 5doesn’t work out and you can’t find a job.

    7. Go for the education you want. Don’t go to school for anonyone and don’t skip majors because of anyone else.

    8. Are you trying to figure out what to do, how topay for it? How do you know PaulMitchell will not take a homeschooled diploma? Do they require at least a GED.
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    You probably wouldn't make a lot of money doing nails unless you owned the salon or were so super talented that celebs came to you. Computers are the way to go. You will have many more job opportunities.
  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,175Registered Users
    You will not need a backup if you go into IT and stick with it.
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    Take a GED exam so you can present that to any school that won't accept your homeschool diploma.
  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,175Registered Users
    I know you didn't mention programming but its in the field and very good to get into if you like it. You can take free classes online to get a taste at codecademy.com.

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  • crazycurlychickcrazycurlychick Posts: 344Registered Users
    Speckla wrote: »
    Hey ya'll I haven't posted in foreverbut.......I need some adult advice and my parents aren't really helpful rightnow. So I'm graduating this spring and I was planning on going to cosmetologyschool but Paul Mitchell won't take my home school diploma and hair isn'treally something I can see myself doing 5-10 years from now. I want to gostraight to basic edu at a local tech school for a year then transfer toClemson University (GO TIGERS) and either major in Computer Information systemsor Network information systems but I might take nail technology and basic eduat the tech school so I have a backup incase I can't find a IT Tech job. Thisis hard because my parents are in the middle of a divorce and my dad works inthe computer field and I think my mom is jealous I'm following in his footstepswhen she's the one who put all the work into my childhood and my educationwhile he worked 8-16 hurs a

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    1. You were homeschooled.

    2. Paul Mitchell will not accept your homeschool diploma.

    3. Doing hair in 5-10 years isn’t very likely.

    4. Local tech school for 1 year or so to get your basic classes out of the way.

    5. You want to go to Clemson University. (GOTIGERS) and take something along the lines of Computer Science, right?

    6. You might take a nail art class just incase # 5doesn’t work out and you can’t find a job.

    7. Go for the education you want. Don’t go to school for anonyone and don’t skip majors because of anyone else.

    8. Are you trying to figure out what to do, how topay for it? How do you know PaulMitchell will not take a homeschooled diploma? Do they require at least a GED.



    Yes to everything. Paul Mitchell takes home school diplomas if the family went through a state wide accountability group but my family went through a local group but I could get in with a GED. I am leaning towards going to a local tech school and doing basic education then transferring because Clemson would not accept me either because of being home schooled or a GED.
    :angel9:rockin the curls God gave me.

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    Shampoo n/a
    Conditioner Vo5 Moisture Milks
    Leave in Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
    Shower, comb, apply leave in and mousse in wet hair then scrunch out the water and sometimes.
    Second day, Wake up mist with water and smooth Shea Moisture Curl enhancing smoothie over hair :wav:
  • crazycurlychickcrazycurlychick Posts: 344Registered Users
    Take a GED exam so you can present that to any school that won't accept your homeschool diploma.



    I would but in SC you have to be 17 and I don't turn 17 until July so I decided to go to a tech school because they will accept my diploma and then transfer to Clemson University. By the way the doggy in your pic is ADORABLE :toothy10:
    :angel9:rockin the curls God gave me.

    Routine!
    Shampoo n/a
    Conditioner Vo5 Moisture Milks
    Leave in Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
    Shower, comb, apply leave in and mousse in wet hair then scrunch out the water and sometimes.
    Second day, Wake up mist with water and smooth Shea Moisture Curl enhancing smoothie over hair :wav:
  • SunshineGrrlSunshineGrrl Posts: 3,823Registered Users
    Speckla wrote: »
    Hey ya'll I haven't posted in foreverbut.......I need some adult advice and my parents aren't really helpful rightnow. So I'm graduating this spring and I was planning on going to cosmetologyschool but Paul Mitchell won't take my home school diploma and hair isn'treally something I can see myself doing 5-10 years from now. I want to gostraight to basic edu at a local tech school for a year then transfer toClemson University (GO TIGERS) and either major in Computer Information systemsor Network information systems but I might take nail technology and basic eduat the tech school so I have a backup incase I can't find a IT Tech job. Thisis hard because my parents are in the middle of a divorce and my dad works inthe computer field and I think my mom is jealous I'm following in his footstepswhen she's the one who put all the work into my childhood and my educationwhile he worked 8-16 hurs a

    Sent from my Windows 8 device using Board Express

    1. You were homeschooled.

    2. Paul Mitchell will not accept your homeschool diploma.

    3. Doing hair in 5-10 years isn’t very likely.

    4. Local tech school for 1 year or so to get your basic classes out of the way.

    5. You want to go to Clemson University. (GOTIGERS) and take something along the lines of Computer Science, right?

    6. You might take a nail art class just incase # 5doesn’t work out and you can’t find a job.

    7. Go for the education you want. Don’t go to school for anonyone and don’t skip majors because of anyone else.

    8. Are you trying to figure out what to do, how topay for it? How do you know PaulMitchell will not take a homeschooled diploma? Do they require at least a GED.



    Yes to everything. Paul Mitchell takes home school diplomas if they family went through a state wide accountability group but my family went through a local group but I could get in with a GED. I am leaning towards going to a local tech school and doing basic education then transferring because Clemson would not accept me either because of being home schooled or a GED.

    It depends on the school, their accreditation and what they accept. They're completely in their rights to decline a home school diploma, but if the state recognizes home school diplomas, most colleges I know accept them the same as all diplomas (all home school diplomas, not just state curriculum home school diplomas or whatever. I don't know a whole lot...just what we accept...and that if the state recognizes home school diplomas, they're accepted as a diploma just like a high school diploma and most other schools do). Colleges can also offer something called and ability to benefit which means that in order to qualify for financial aid (usually) or be admitted to the school in lieu of a recognized diploma, you can take an ability to benefit (ATB) test showing that you can handle their curriculum and would be able to benefit from their education/curriculum and/or degree.

    With parents not being so supportive, you might be in a pickle because any student under the age of 18 cannot sign a contract on their own (unless declared an emancipated minor or something similar). They need to have a parent sign legal admissions, enrollment, financial aid documents, etc. Also, if you're looking for federal financial aid assistance, a parent is going to need to be involved until you're around 24 unless you get married, have a child or dependent you support more than 50%, are a veteran or active duty in the military, have been in foster care or a ward of the court since you were 13, were adopted after the age of 13, are an emancipated minor or have been homeless and can prove it.

  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    if you dont want to go to cosmotology school that shouldnt even be on the table.

    if you want to do IT, you should do it. If your mom is mad about you wanting to get into a field where you will be able to get work, that is her issue not yours. i know someone in the opposite situation as you. she wants to do hair and nails, but cant live off of it right now, so she is doing IT work.
  • crazycurlychickcrazycurlychick Posts: 344Registered Users
    Speckla wrote: »

    1. You were homeschooled.

    2. Paul Mitchell will not accept your homeschool diploma.

    3. Doing hair in 5-10 years isn’t very likely.

    4. Local tech school for 1 year or so to get your basic classes out of the way.

    5. You want to go to Clemson University. (GOTIGERS) and take something along the lines of Computer Science, right?

    6. You might take a nail art class just incase # 5doesn’t work out and you can’t find a job.

    7. Go for the education you want. Don’t go to school for anonyone and don’t skip majors because of anyone else.

    8. Are you trying to figure out what to do, how topay for it? How do you know PaulMitchell will not take a homeschooled diploma? Do they require at least a GED.



    Yes to everything. Paul Mitchell takes home school diplomas if they family went through a state wide accountability group but my family went through a local group but I could get in with a GED. I am leaning towards going to a local tech school and doing basic education then transferring because Clemson would not accept me either because of being home schooled or a GED.

    It depends on the school, their accreditation and what they accept. They're completely in their rights to decline a home school diploma, but if the state recognizes home school diplomas, most colleges I know accept them the same as all diplomas (all home school diplomas, not just state curriculum home school diplomas or whatever. I don't know a whole lot...just what we accept...and that if the state recognizes home school diplomas, they're accepted as a diploma just like a high school diploma and most other schools do). Colleges can also offer something called and ability to benefit which means that in order to qualify for financial aid (usually) or be admitted to the school in lieu of a recognized diploma, you can take an ability to benefit (ATB) test showing that you can handle their curriculum and would be able to benefit from their education/curriculum and/or degree.

    With parents not being so supportive, you might be in a pickle because any student under the age of 18 cannot sign a contract on their own (unless declared an emancipated minor or something similar). They need to have a parent sign legal admissions, enrollment, financial aid documents, etc. Also, if you're looking for federal financial aid assistance, a parent is going to need to be involved until you're around 24 unless you get married, have a child or dependent you support more than 50%, are a veteran or active duty in the military, have been in foster care or a ward of the court since you were 13, were adopted after the age of 13, are an emancipated minor or have been homeless and can prove it.


    Oh my parents are supportive of me going to college they just are putting me in the middle of their issues. My dad is taking care of the financial stuff and my mom will sign what she needs to sign :happy7:
    :angel9:rockin the curls God gave me.

    Routine!
    Shampoo n/a
    Conditioner Vo5 Moisture Milks
    Leave in Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
    Shower, comb, apply leave in and mousse in wet hair then scrunch out the water and sometimes.
    Second day, Wake up mist with water and smooth Shea Moisture Curl enhancing smoothie over hair :wav:
  • crazycurlychickcrazycurlychick Posts: 344Registered Users
    thelio wrote: »
    if you dont want to go to cosmotology school that shouldnt even be on the table.

    if you want to do IT, you should do it. If your mom is mad about you wanting to get into a field where you will be able to get work, that is her issue not yours. i know someone in the opposite situation as you. she wants to do hair and nails, but cant live off of it right now, so she is doing IT work.



    Yeah I wanted to do cosmetology when I learned how to take care of my curls because I thought I could start a curly revolution but.........that changed about 2 months ago when I realized I have carpal tunnel in my right wrist and I am not a people person unless I know them really well. I talked to my mom yesterday and have decided IT is for me :computer:
    :angel9:rockin the curls God gave me.

    Routine!
    Shampoo n/a
    Conditioner Vo5 Moisture Milks
    Leave in Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
    Shower, comb, apply leave in and mousse in wet hair then scrunch out the water and sometimes.
    Second day, Wake up mist with water and smooth Shea Moisture Curl enhancing smoothie over hair :wav:
  • SunshineGrrlSunshineGrrl Posts: 3,823Registered Users
    I am so glad your parents are supportive! It sucks that you're in the middle, but at least you have supportive parents. I've seen way too many kids fall down a black hole because their parents won't support them in getting back into school and they need their information for financial assistance, etc.

    IT is an amazing field. My brother-in-law got a bachelor degree in Information Systems Security and now works for Goldman Sachs. He just got a huge bonus and raise and their insurance is crazy good.

    Same with other former students who got degrees in the IT field. They tended to find amazing jobs with very good company's.

  • crazycurlychickcrazycurlychick Posts: 344Registered Users
    Today I decided I am going to take online makeup courses while I take basic courses at a local tech school :compress: I am addicted to makeup but it wouldn't pay enough to be my main source of income after I move out.
    :angel9:rockin the curls God gave me.

    Routine!
    Shampoo n/a
    Conditioner Vo5 Moisture Milks
    Leave in Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
    Shower, comb, apply leave in and mousse in wet hair then scrunch out the water and sometimes.
    Second day, Wake up mist with water and smooth Shea Moisture Curl enhancing smoothie over hair :wav: