Holly Edwards

BA Psychology - Forensic Psychology, Class of 2018

"The teachers are very helpful, and there are tons of resources to utilize."

High school was never easy for me; I struggled with homework, and I never asked for help if I needed it. I ended up going to an alternative school to get one-on-one attention. It was going well, but I was having family problems, was very distracted, and my family was not supportive, so I ended up dropping out. I tried for a couple years to get my GED and even tried online high school. I moved to Iowa, in October 2011, with my mom. I started working at McDonald's in December 2011, and shortly after, I met my fiancé through a friend. I got my license back and bought a cheap car to get by. I completed my GED in January in two weeks, and I was so proud of myself. I never realized how smart I was until I actually applied myself. I didn't even study, and I passed with flying colors; I even got in the 90th percentile for science. It made me feel good accomplishing a major goal I have been working on since I was 17. I attended a couple schools online, but they weren't the right fit for me.

Now I am 23, engaged and expecting our first child in June. I am very excited to get my bachelor’s degree in forensic psychology. I have always had an interest and passion for crime, and how the brain works. I have been attending SNHU since March, and I love everything about it. The teachers are very helpful, and there are tons of resources to utilize. The best advice I can give new students, especially online students is: Don't give up! It is really hard sometimes, and it can be stressful, but if you are struggling, please ask for help; it's not worth dropping and failing classes.