While nearly three decades had passed since graduating high school, Julie never forgot about her dream of becoming a medical coding specialist. We are recognizing Julie for successfully fulfilling that dream at the Allen School. Here is what she has to say about her personal experience: I graduated from high school in 1984 and opted not to attend college right away. I thought I would wait a year and apply the following year. Well, 27 years later, I finally found the courage to go back to school. After I learned about the Medical Insurance Billing & Coding program, I was determined to earn my certification and begin working as a healthcare professional. It’s kind of funny how I ended up at the Allen School. I had joined a site online to receive free samples and coupons. One of their representatives called me and asked if I could take a quick survey. She asked if I was interested in going back to college and I said “yes.” She asked which field, which I quickly replied with the “healthcare profession.” She explained that she could have a school contact me if I was interested. This is when I received a phone call from Phil, an Admissions Office representative from the Allen School. Phil was great as he helped me every step of the way as I officially enrolled in the online Medical Insurance Billing & Coding program. My experience with Allen School has been amazing. I could not have asked for better teachers and the online learning experience has been simply fantastic. I have made wonderful friends and learned so much in such a short amount of time. I am glad I finally took those first steps in furthering my education. It’s true that sometimes it’s that first step that is the hardest to take. Take it from me, once you do take that first step, you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner. Thank you Allen School for making my dream come true!