Sorry for not being able to visit blogs, school has me incredibly busy. There may be some time this weekend, but it's likely not going to be until after finals are over. Today, eye found out something that affects me horribly. Apparently, the policy regarding being able to continue school has changed. M'eye first two semesters here, eye completely let myself fuck up. So, now this school's GPA is .45. At first, eye was told at the beginning of the semester that as long as eye passed all the classes with at least Cs, eye would be able to get financial aid continued next semester. Eye can do that just fine. Now, this has changed. They want me to have a cumulative university GPA of 2.0. Even getting a 4.0 this semsester would not accomplish this. They will NOT count m'eye previous school's GPA of 3.25 into their calculations to determine the GPA calculation. Eye think this is bullshit. If eye did pretty well during a couple years of school, then fuck up a year of it after moving, then do ok in full time school (C or better), eye think that proves that eye'm not out to fuck up anymore and that eye am making an effort to correct bad school habits. So, tomorrow begins the lovely appeal process so that it can be completed before school begins January 17th. Eye already have a note from m'eye previous therapist that eye thought eye would have to use for THIS semester. Eye'm going to check tomorrow to see if passing this semester and doing well the next will bring me up to par at the end of next semester. (Eye'm expecting an unfortunate current semester average of 2.5, really awesome from not knowing eye was in school the first two weeks, then later almost a week of sleeping past early classes, for which the assignments/tests cannot be made up. Eye'm not really complaining about that, it's just a fact. Being ill is an excuse. Turning off the alarm for "5 more minutes of sleep" is not. Next semester eye can get a semester average of between 3.0-4.0 for sure, considering this semester's classes include most of the hardest eye will have to take for a bachelor's degree.) Going through an appeal every semester for a number of semesters does not sound very fun, so hopefully just one will do it. It takes up to a month, and break is coming up, so that period of time might not count, or maybe just around the actual holidays. What's unfortunate is that until the appeal goes through, the classes won't be paid for, which means they will not be "held" for me. Eye may end up having to pick basically just whatever's leftover and isn't full, and HOPE that the classes are all ones that are needed for m'eye degree. So, if eye wasn't freaked out enough as it is, this is doing it for sure.
By the way, if having to go to school for so many damn years for just a bachelor's seems odd to you, eye have always taken the minimum number requirement to count as "full time," which is 12 credits (4 classes.) In order to graduate in exactly four years, one has to either pay for summer school, or take 15-18 credits per semester. In addition, most of the classes eye took at the previous community college out of state did NOT transfer as required classes, just random electives, even though most of them definitely were not.