Katie Limberg is grateful that she took the step to advance her education through UW Flexible Option, especially because her college journey hasn’t always been clear. After graduating from high school, Katie attended UW-Stevens Point for one semester, but she soon realized she wanted to be closer to home with her sisters. There were also a lot of new developments in her life, including her fiancé landing a new job that required a move. About two years after leaving UW-Stevens Point, Katie was ready to go back to school, and she knew an online program would better fit her needs.
With the ability to transfer her previous college credits and the freedom to complete lessons and assignments on her own schedule, Katie decided that the UW Flexible Option Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree was right for her.
“I’m a planner, so I was motivated to put a calendar together of all of my coursework in order to stick with it,” Katie said. “While I was in UW Flex, I learned that the time you put into the work really shows in the grade you get out of it. There were definitely nights where I had a lot of work and I wanted to do other things. But knowing my work would pay off in the end—that kept me going.”
In December 2017, Katie obtained her Associate of Arts and Sciences degree through UW Flexible Option. She gathered so much momentum from the online structure that she knew she wanted to dive right back in. A year later, she enrolled in her first semester of the 100% online UW Health and Wellness Management program.
“Having gone through UW Flex was a huge benefit to me,” Katie said. “I learned how to navigate online coursework and work out a schedule that I really thrived in, and I was able to take that experience into the UW Health and Wellness Management program.”
Read Katie’s full story on the UW Health and Wellness Management website.
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