Troy Marinkovic’s initial college journey didn’t play out according to plan. He never intended to withdraw from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, as evidenced by his academic accomplishments and the pride he took in graduating third in his high school class. However, life got in the way.
“When I was reapplying or applying as a reentry student to UW–Madison, I was worried that one mistake had kind of thrown that opportunity away for me. I was worried that the ship had sailed,” he said. “UW–Madison Online was the education that I wanted and needed without having to put my life on pause and live off student loans.”