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Mom attending JC with me?

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Replies to: Mom attending JC with me?

  • tylerbingtylerbing Registered Users Posts: 64 College Search & Selection Champion
    edited May 2013
    Note: my mom started junior college but then dropped and had me and now she wants to go back
  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Registered Users Posts: 216
    edited May 2013
    ^^
    Good. What's her major? And what is your major?
  • Lemaitre1Lemaitre1 Registered Users Posts: 7
    edited May 2013
    In California, the CSUs and UCs allow non-degree students to register for classes on a space available basis, and for upper division and graduate Physics courses, there is always plenty of space available on all campuses.
  • wis75wis75 Registered Users Posts: 19
    edited May 2013
    Do not worry about it for all of the reasons posted. However, plan on leading a separate life- have your own transportation. Do not plan to get rides together or plan schedules to coincide with shared transport. Having two cars can be a lot cheaper than attending a different institution with associated dorm and travel costs. Only choose this school if it is the best academic as well as financial decision for you. Take your mother totally out of the picture when deciding, including costs.
  • sacchisacchi Registered Users Posts: 11
    edited May 2013
    My husband overlapped with his mother at the state flagship U for one semester. I think she was a lot more concerned about it than he was. She commuted from home and he lived in a dorm on campus, and they were in different majors, so only saw each other on campus if they had arranged it in advance. He didn't think it impacted him at all.

    I don't think it should be a big deal. But I think as others have already mentioned, it would probably be better for everyone if you had separate transportation, in order to maintain your independence.
  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Registered Users Posts: 216
    edited May 2013
    Do not plan to get rides together or plan schedules to coincide with shared transport. Having two cars can be a lot cheaper than


    This student has a disability so he can't drive. His disability and possible money issues would make it difficult for him to dorm somewhere. He has other threads that deals with this...autism, cerebral palsy, maturity issues, etc.

    Car-pooling with his mom doesn't have to be a problem. As long as they're pursuing different majors, then they won't have the same classes nor circle of friends.
  • tylerbingtylerbing Registered Users Posts: 64 College Search & Selection Champion
    edited May 2013
    My mom isn't sure what major she wants but is going. To take accounting.
    As for me I have 5 in mind but none being accounting
    Like I said I don't know what she has to finish because she went to a jc before but didn't finish them all
  • Lemaitre1Lemaitre1 Registered Users Posts: 7
    edited May 2013
    Calmom asked:

    "And your sons are paying their own way through college and living on their own?"

    No, my wife and I pay their full tuitions, purchased a condominium near the campus for them to live in, pay for all their groceries, books and other expenses and gave them a car. I guess it is a little ungrateful of them to tell me if I want to take more advanced Physics courses I can not go to their university but have to drive 20 miles to UC Davis or 50 miles each way to UC Berkeley and spend a lot more money so that they will not have their Dad as one of the 25,000 other students taking classes at Sacramento State.
  • kayfkayf Registered Users Posts: 45
    edited May 2013
    My sister and her stepson (with whom she has a good relationship, and my sister is same age, OK, two years younger than her husband), went back to school for a MBA, at local state school that her SS was attending. My sister and her SS have the SAME name. Not same last name, but same first name (ok, abbreviation, but SAME name) and same last name. Wasn't a problem. Except when people called the house, and were asked were they calling for male or female.
  • ProudpatriotProudpatriot Registered Users Posts: 13
    edited May 2013
    Lemaitre1:

    It's not just that your kids are ungrateful. They have far to much power over you. You are an adult. You are allowed to do whatever you want to do. I cannot imagine letting a person that I supported tell me what I am allowed to do.

    I also don't see what the big deal is about having a parent on the same campus as their adult child.
  • calmomcalmom Registered Users Posts: 43
    edited May 2013
    I guess it is a little ungrateful of them ....

    Yeah, that's what I was thinking (hence my somewhat snide question, with the snideness directed at them, of course).

    I agree with Proudpatriot -- do whatever you choose. I made my own kids work and pay for their own groceries and books through school. And no condos. When I went to visit my d. at college, she took me around to attend classes with her and introduced me to her profs. My son graduated from a CSU and when he was there he was working half-time and paying his own way (tuition, housing, food, etc.)
  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Registered Users Posts: 216
    edited May 2013
    lemaitre, you're a doctor, right? Well put your big boy scrubs on and tell your kids that you're attending Sac State. If they complain, let 'em complain. What are they gonna do about it? lol
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