University Transfer DRAMA/Idiocy

posted 3 years ago in College
Post # 3
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121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

@Ittybittymonster:  It’s time to make some phone calls. Get an org chart for the department you’re dealing with and call them until you get a live person that can help.

Post # 5
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1040 posts
Bumble bee

@Ittybittymonster:  *hugs* I don’t really have any words of wisdom… But I’ve been in similar situations.

I was accepted to a school, assigned a dorm room, met with my dorm-mate, signed up for classes, and then 2 WEEKS before classes began, I was withdrawn due to an “overlooked technicality on my transcripts.” (That was in upstate NY)

In CA, don’t even get me started. Schools out here are so impacted, it’s taking some students 6 years to finish their degree, because they can’t get into the classes they need to graduate. One semester, I almost had to take “Introduction to Welding,” just to hold my status, because the ONE class I needed to graduate was filled, and Welding was literally THE ONLY CLASS left with available seats. 

It’s because too many people are getting opportunities to go to college. I feel like a douche for saying that… but it’s true. Too many students, not enough $.

 

ETA: I had problems transferring too. I needed to print out the classs description from College A, to prove that it met the qualifications of that same class for College B.. and then I had to go to the head of the department and have the head sign off on it. I had to do that for all 12 classes I wanted credit for at College B. 

 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Royalton White Sands

@LadyMoriarty:  My university is getting to be like that – no classes you need. It isn’t as bad as the one you went to, but it’s getting there. The school can’t hold as many students as they keep accepting. Thankfully, I’m a senior and an Education major, and my last classes are chosen for me. 

 

@Ittybittymonster:  Trashy reality shows sound like a pretty awesome idea. I had a major issue with my school’s financial aid department – literally sent emails back and forth for MONTHS – and I almost lost my mind in the process. They would imply that everything was settled, so I would wait a couple of weeks and then email back to ask why my financial aid hadn’t gone through, and it would turn out that I needed to fill out another form. This happened, I kid you not, at least three times. Good luck with your transfer! 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Royalton White Sands

@Ittybittymonster:  Especially if you take summer classes. Dealing with the university during the regular school year is rough enough, but suddenly you need 45 extra forms and 7 nearly-unreachable doctoral candidates’ signatures when it’s June.

Post # 10
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1574 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I”m so sorry that you’re dealing with this. Can you search online to see if there is a number to call? It’s time to be the squeeky wheel. Unfortunately, I’ve listened to a number of students stress over this same type of crap (and crap is exactly what it is – I don’t mean you have no reason to vent, but more b/c this is ridiculous! The universities should not be doing this. If they can’t review transcripts in a timely manner, let the person know! The only thing in their defense I can say is that there is a chance it is right around the end of their fiscal year (as it is for the university I’m at – so everyone was super busy before then, and now a lot of support staff are taking a lot of much needed time off. Unfortunately that means that a lot of things just get dropped. 

 

Post # 11
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121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

@Ittybittymonster:  Surely they list the names of the people that work there? You could call the general line and ask to transfered to Mr or Ms X. If that isn’t available call another dept and asked to be transfered. A phone call is a lot harder to ignore than an email.

Hopefully your email sorts it. If it doesn’t you really need to make some phone calls. I work at a university and it’s much easier and faster to address a students needs over the phone vs email.

 

Post # 16
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9892 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

I problems like this with the school I just graduated from but my problems were with the Registrars Office/Financial Office.  They gave my grant cheque to another student WHO CASHED IT (Yep, you read that right) then gave me a hard time when I expected them to fix it.  The filled my paperwork in incorrectly every year for 4 years and gave me a hard time everytime I asked them to fix their mistakes.  Universities can be a NIGHTMARE – hopefully it all goes swimmingly for you from here on out and you get started on a career that you love!

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