When Denise applies to Medgar Evers College, she is disappointed when the school will only accept transfer credit for only one of the courses she did well in while attending Hillman College.

While picking Olivia up from preschool, Denise is impressed with Uncle Wilton (Olivia's teacher) and his teaching methods (such as using rap to teach multiplication).

At first, Denise feels she doesn't need college to become a teacher, but after being turned down when she asks to be Uncle Wilton's assistant, she enrolls in college in the end.


  • Denise complains that only one of her courses at Hillman will be accepted for transfer because it has a grade above C. Clair remarks that it must be in Archery, but whatever happened to the Modern Cinema class that Denise was getting an A in "Denise Gets a D"?
  • Denise gripes that she went to college for three semesters and it did no good. Her math skills really fail her here. If you follow the timeline for "A Different World", the first season profiled her sophomore year in college which she completed in the last episodes that dealt with her taking finals. If Denise completed two years of college, that's four semesters, not three.
  • In this episode, Olivia called Denise "Mommy" for the only time in the series. It may have been a mistake by Raven-Symone that wasn't caught.


Clair (to herself about Denise): Maybe when we were making the decision to have that child, somebody should have poured some cold water on Cliff!
Denise (to Rebecca): Gosh, you know, all I want to do is help children and no one will let me!
Rebecca: Denise, why are you so hardheaded? The man didn't say that; he said you have to get an education to be of help here.
Denise: Well, I am ready now if Uncle Wilton would work with me!
Rebecca: Uncle Wilton already has enough children to work with. He doesn't need one as old as you! Denise, why don't you want to go to college? Why are you so afraid to go to college?
Denise: Because I am ready now!
Rebecca: You know, a lot of people think they can just walk in off the street and do something because it looks easy! But they don't realize you have to work hard to make something look easy.