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I agree with the learn while you do perspective. I am not in upper level college completely but have been taking classes for the B.S. degree for a few years now around kids and work. Suprisingly, to me, that right out of High School I earned my A.A. but did "ok" with nothing but school in my life. Now that I am a bit older and have a goal and an interest in school beyond just a job, I made the Dean's list. No biggie but I am definitely more interested in school taking what I want, regardless of how long it takes to earn the degree.