Georgia student finishes exam after going into labor

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Mom-to-Be Takes College Test Online While in Labor


It looks like you need to brainstorm better excuses for not doing your homework.

This is what you call "Strong Priorities". Contractions 3 minutes apart and still takes her Psychology Test! You are going to be a great Mom baby sis!

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Last Thursday, Tommitrise Collins, a 21-year-old psychology student and mother-to-be, simultaneously prepared to deliver her baby and completed an online test-- without taking any pain medication during the exam.

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Collins told FOX 5 News she could only take the exam on that day, and, despite being in labor, refused to let her 3.6 GPA drop. "It took me 4-5 hours after the opening of the test to try to put the pain to the side and do it so I wouldn't have to do it later and I could enjoy my newborn," Collins said.

The Middle Georgia State University student ended up finishing the two-hour exam in about an hour and 30 minutes.

The good news? She passed the exam, and will graduate in December of 2016 with associate's and bachelor's degrees both in criminal justice.

The better news? After 20 hours of labor, Collins delivered a healthy baby girl, Tyler Elise, weighing 7 pounds and 10 ounces. Said Collins:

She is my life now, and the way I look at it is, she will always have me to depend on so my goals will not be put on hold. I don't want to just barely make it by, I want my child to live comfortably, and I want to show people that just because I am considered a young mother doesn't mean I have to be considered a bad mother.


"This is what you call 'Strong Priorities'," Collin's sister Shanell said of her in a Facebook post that has since gone viral. "You are going to be a great mom baby sis!"

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