I was attempting to finish my degree after taking a few years off until my daughter started school herself. I don't find myself to be stupid or unintelligent but math has always been a weakness of mine. I just do not understand it, I struggled all through high school and only made it through algebra 1. In college I had to take it over again and I ended up failing it. I've never failed a class before or even had below a C so I was extremely upset and disappointed in myself. I tried so hard and worked with a tutor several times a week but it just didn't work for me. My brain literally cannot comprehend higher levels of math. I'm actually really good with basic math though.
But anyways. Just getting through that was going to be a huge struggle. Now the college I'm attending is requiring ALL degree programs to complete Calculus! That means I have to pass algebra 1,2, trig and calc 1! I can't even get through algebra 1 with a tutor! My degree has nothing to even do with calculus! I'm going for Economics. But it doesn't matter your degree program, even if it's liberal arts, English or History they are requiring it.
Things weren't like this just a few years ago... What the heck is going on? I guess if your not able to pass math you aren't worthy of a degree. It's just very disheartening, I have other strong points and I enjoy learning. Looks like for now I won't be able to complete the requirements. :(