Thursday, January 22, 2009

o-bla-di o-bla-da

What a tease. I signed into my student portal for college and it lists me as a Senior. *sigh* I'm not really. I'm still technically a Junior.
I had 6 semesters left to complete before I graduate when I transferred schools last summer, I have completed two of them. By the end of this spring semester I'll only be halfway done.

This can just really suck. College is hard to complete in just 4 years, two semesters a year. I have been going all year long, full time, since fall 2006, and I even had some previous credits that would apply!

Part of the problem is figuring out a major. That's the pits right there. Yes you can take the required classes during your fresh and soph year while you try and figure it out... but you still have to think about the future and take certain classes no matter what.

For instance, I took 1 year of Geology and 1 year of Astronomy for my sciences. But now that I've picked/changed my major... I need two other life science classes: Landforms and Soils and Climate and Vegetation.

If I had known that my major was going to be Geography and Environmental Science I could've taken those freshman classes instead of the two semesters of Geology.

Because I am now a Junior/Senior and yet I am catching up and taking a 101 class this semester!

PLUS not knowing which college you're going to transfer to, if this is applicable, can bite you in the ass. My specific college has a requirement that you must have had 2 semesters of a foreign language. I quickly crammed in French I before my last semester at my old college, but I still have to complete French II before I attempt to graduate in May 2010.
(and typically French II doesn't run in the summers which totally sucks. I wish I could just take that over the summer and not have to combine it with other classes.)


And it's that time of year again... FAFSA. Well, taxes and FAFSA and dealing with financial aid at school. *great big sigh* Well, at least it is my last year for doing this. Until I do a master's or something, but that's going to be quite awhile before I do that.