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Heather Ashley

BA Creative Writing & English, Class of 2016

"It is quite clear that the people at Southern New Hampshire University truly care about their students."

I first applied to SNHU's online creative writing program after multiple failed attempts at trying to attend college physically here in upstate NY. I have a serious medical condition that causes me to have a lot of health issues. I get sick very often, and sadly, had to drop out of college because of it. This was a very hard time for me. I was depressed because I didn't think I could get a college degree. Knowledge is something I crave, and to not be able to go to college was devastating, to say the least. It is my dream to earn a degree in creative writing. I have always loved to write; it is a huge passion of mine. Then, just when things were at their worst for me, I saw the light that would make it possible for my dreams to come true. That light was SNHU's online program.

I once thought attending college wouldn't be possible for me, but through their online program, SNHU has given me hope. I am now majoring in creative writing and minoring in English language and literature. And no matter what the condition of my health is, I can take classes and continue my journey to becoming an author/poet. SNHU has a phenomenal online creative writing program, and the professors are so wonderful and helpful. My advisor is beyond wonderful. He has helped me every step of the way through my journey, and has encouraged me to do my best and keep going. It is quite clear that the people at Southern New Hampshire University truly care about their students. Now my future is bright, and I know that one day I will be the proud recipient of a creative writing BA degree!