This afternoon, a few months after submitting an application to Lock Haven University, one of the Pennsylvania “state schools” in the northern part of the state, I returned a call from an admissions director, and I was accepted! Due to some misconduct over the past few years, sparing the gory details of such, I cannot live on campus. Nonetheless, I can definitely live in the neighboring town (namely, you guessed it, Lock Haven, PA) and commute to school on time.
While I applied to the University for spring 2017, I probably won’t go until the fall of 2017 or more likely, 2018. (Spring 2017 was the latest option on the application, so I selected that.)
The other major update is that after a year or so of study at Lock Haven, I may, in addition to my Biology program into which I have already been accepted, may add a “double major,” perhaps in geology. Just as with biology (if not more so), when studying the subject, as a young-earth creationist myself, I would thinking against what I would typically believe. Yet I have good resources, such as journals and personal mentors, that can keep me on track. After all, the majority of scientists (of any kind) that follow creationism have had to take old-earth scholastic routes to get there.
As for my West Chester plan, I felt the double major of Biology and Geology had a better overlap of courses at Lock Haven, so I think I’ll go for Lock Haven instead, even though it’s MUCH further (that is, 4 hours or so from Philadelphia).
So, while I feel headed for “the Haven”, for now let’s just concentrate on getting through its “gateway,” that is, CCP.