University of Illinois at Springfield – Computer Science Program

Acceptance into University of Illinois at Springfield Computer Science Program

If you had told me, 10 years ago, that I would be studying for a degree in computer science I would of laughed and replied that you were crazy. If you would have also told me that I would be studying at one of the best computer science programs in the country, I would have replied that you need to get off the drugs and seek professional help as you are delusional. As of August 28, 2012, I am an undergraduate student at the University of Illinois at Springfield, approximately 70 credits away from attaining my degree. University of Illinois has one of the best computer science programs in the country, ranked 5th in the nation by the U.S. News University Directory in 2010. http://www.usnewsuniversitydirectory.com/graduate-schools/sciences/computer-science.aspx

After successfully taking and comprehending a class from Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s OpenCourseWare  I decided that I was fully capable of attaining a degree in computer science. During the summer of 2010, I began my studies as an undergraduate student at Mountain State University, with the intentions of leaving Mountain State University with a B.S. in computer science. After an unfortunate turn of events, Mountain State University lost its accreditation starting the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year.

As a result of Mountain State University losing its accreditation, I applied for admissions into the University of Illinois at Springfield online Computer Science Program. As of August 28, 2012 I was accepted into the UIS computer science program.

Attaining a degree from a higher institution such as UIS is sure to improve my career outlook and I am excited about what my future holds. I hope that by sharing my success with you, the reader, you will also be encouraged to follow your dreams and push forward without reservation. Whatever your dreams may be – they are attainable, regardless of what someone may tell you you can or cannot do.

Admissions Letter: http://www.mikestratton.net/assets/uis_computer_science_acceptance.pdf

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