Post # 1
I hate my college so much… I hate ALL universities out here in CA.
I’m working toward getting a B.S., and haven’t been able to take 1 class for my major yet.
This semester? I have to take a history class to keep my student status as “current” … a year ago? I had to take a MYTHOLOGY class. (All other classes were full within, ready for this? 2 days.)
At this rate, the 5-year program I’m in, will take me more than 7 years.
Anyone else hate their impacted university? Excuse me while I go pack my bags so I can move the hell out of this crappy state…
Sorry for the rant 🙁 All of my friends in other states keep talking about how much they love their major, and their classes… some of them are bragging about how fast they’re going to graduate because they’re taking so many classes. I wish I could say and do the same. Sigh.
Post # 3
@LadyMoriarty: I went to two LA area universities and I never encountered any problems like that, but my brother went to CSULB and had that problem. I remember not always getting my first choice of classes as a first or second year, but the good thing is that the closer you get to graduation, the more priority you have in enrollment 🙂
Also, I pretty much hated undergrad and grad school but so far both have been worth it.
Post # 4
@LadyMoriarty: Do you go to CSULB? I go there and I love love LOVE CSULB! I am a masters student now so getting classes isn’t really a problem for me. However, I also got my BA at csulb and whenever a class said it was full or closed I would just show up at class the first day and take the spots of people who inevitably dropped the class for whatever.
It is so funny that you would post this, just yesterday I went to the Nugget to get a beer when one of my classes was cancelled and all I could think was “wow this is awesome!”. But seriously, I love CSULB so much and the faculty and staff of my department are just amazing!
Post # 5
I love my college but yeah, the California state schools don’t exactly have their shit together. FH went to one.
Post # 6
I don’t hate it, necessarily. .. but I don’t donate, either:)
I went to a private liberal arts college, so a lot of the classes felt unnecessary at points. The biggest point of contention was how religion was handled. They definitely valued religion over education, and I had/have a major problem with that ( I am a Christian BTW). It caused a lot of dissension amongst the student body and faculty, then it got fun when their accreditation was on the line. It left a very bad taste in my mouth and I’m thankful for all the positive experiences, friendships and teachers who made it worth the time and money—but I’ll never give a dime to the current presidents regime.
Post # 7
@Mrs.babycat: Nah, unfortunately CSULB was too impacted this year and I didn’t get in. My sister went to CSULB though, and she loved it. But she had a hard time getting into classes she needed too.
I just really hate the fact that I had to take a damn mythology class. I almost had to take WELDING. But I wont get into that story… I’m a damn science major, I just want to take bio and chem! lol
Post # 8
I loved mine so much that I came back to teach there!
However, I did not love the college where I got my BS. As a non-traditional student, I was an oddity and the spoiled little rich kids irked me.
Post # 9
I loved my school. I wouldnt have changed a thing.
Post # 10
@adoc86: Diddo! I’m graduating a semester early in December with my B.A. and while I’m excited to be done and excited to move on to another school to complete my Master’s I also recently became really sentimental and mushy gushy because I truly love my school!
Post # 11
My school was insanely competitive so sometimes I would get bitter that I didn’t go to an Ivy where I could get by on grade inflation in some classes. Looking back on it though I had an amazing time and many great opportunities. I am still involved in interviewing prospective students and once I am not so poor I will probably donate to my alma mater.
Post # 12
There are no words that adequately describe the hatred I have for my school.
Post # 13
I love my college (University of Illinois)! I went to visit UCLA but didn’t like LA. My friend and BM goes to Pepperdine and LOVES it! She seriously raves about it constantly. I’m just happy because I will be graduating with my BS in 3 years instead of the full 4 years!
Post # 14
It seems like you need to advocate for yourself more. I work in Higher Education so I’m pretty familiar with how this works AND with how unfair and messed up the system can be. You need to speak with academic advisement, Registrar, and up the ladder until you meet with someone who can assist you in getting the classes you need. Even if that means going to the Dean for Students or a VP. Unfotunately, the squeeky wheel is what gets the oil in these types of situations. You need to inform higher ups that it is unacceptable for you to not have the necessary classes, and someting need to be done about it. Don’t give it, or just blame it on the school – take action and work to get it fixed. Good luck 😀
Post # 15
I liked my undergrad (I went to UCSD) and I appreciate it way more now than I did while I was there. My sister went to CSUSM and had the same problem with unit caps and impacted craziness. She ended up dropping out even though she only needs 12-16 more units because after a year she still couldn’t get into those last few classes. UCSD fortunately didn”t have unit caps and the only impacted majors were the hard sciences. I graduated from UCSD 3 years ago but as far as I know, they still don’t have the same issues the CSU system is… Maybe you could transfer?
Post # 16
- Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX
Not all CA colleges are bad. I went to UCLA and loved it! I miss those days so much!