LibraPorLibra Posted December 5, 2013 Share Posted December 5, 2013 Hi, I'm sorry if this post doesn't belong under this section. I went through each section and I thought this was a "catch all" question. Bear with me as I explain my situation and then humbly ask for your opinions. I do not live in an area with a strong university. It is small and does not offer graduate programs. I went to this university because I am medically disabled. I have a heart condition in that my ticker has to be regulated and my cardiologist felt without a strong team behind me it would be unwise to go out of town for my education. You know, scared, alone and no one to be with me in case I need to be rushed to hospital. Anyways, I studied here, earned my BSc in Economics and graduated cum laude. The freedom I had during these years seemed to leave me after graduation. At this time, my condition worsened but I was adamant I would complete my graduate studies. Graduate studies had been my goal for years. In some odd mix of stubbornness and unrealistic thoughts, I thought I would leave town to complete my studies. My cardiologist stopped me in my tracks and told me this was the worst idea on the planet. Up until last year, I wandered aimlessly trying to find a way to complete my education. It was suggested that I find an online degree from a recognized brick and mortar university. I've found one from a university in the top 2% in the world. Whilst I am getting over my hang ups that it is "online" and the university stated one cannot tell the difference between the degree offered on campus compared to the online version, I worry. I do not want to put the cart ahead of the horse but I still have dreams of going on to complete my Doctorate. I hope that my health will be stabilized by that time or someone will move with me so that I can fulfill this dream. Anyways, the university in which I am applying is not as highly ranked as I would like and isn't extremely well known. If I receive high grades in my programme, in the future if possible, what would be my chances of being accepted to postgraduate studies at a better recognized educational institution? I'm worried that two degrees from "less than well known" schools may affect my hiring for work or any path I choose to take in academia. I had been accepted to the best school in Canada (according to rankings, not opinion) but I had to turn this down because of my health. I'd like to set my mind at ease before I go blowing money on tuition. I wish I wasn't so stubborn. Thank you! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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