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I started college when I was young, freshly a parent and I wasn't able to finish. And it had always been my goal to finish college with a degree.

I have five daughters and it was always really important for me, for them to see me finish what I started. Rasmussen offered me the ability to have a more flexible schedule, to be able to do online classes. Somebody was always there to know exactly where I was going with my program and be able to help me enroll and help me get everything that I needed. It was seamless.

My ultimate goal has always been to be a wellness coach. So I chose to get a bachelor of science degree in health and wellness.

I'm the first person in my family to graduate from college. Not only did I graduate, I graduated with honors. It changed my life. I'm in a completely different place than I was before I started Rasmussen.

If you're an older learner, go to college. It's not too late. There's no age limit. It is never going to be the right time. You are never gonna have the right funds, the right money, the right job. But Rasmussen can be the right choice. Where I came from—a poor mother—I had nothing. Now I have something.

Because I have a supportive wife, I have a supportive family and I went to school—and I finished. It's literally the only reason.

And if I could tell somebody <laugh> and make them understand how important it is—it's really important.

Tola O.

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“I’m the first person in my family to graduate from college... It changed my life. I’m in a completely different place than I was before I started.”

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