(Closed) having such a crummy day

posted 8 years ago in College
Post # 3
1277 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

First off Hugs….lots of them….you are going through your college crisis moment…much like a mid-life crisis….don’t make any rash decisions you may live to regret them.  I would suggest looking into a local junior college to see if they have any summer classes that could count towards your degree, worst case scenario you have one more semester….look at this way….right now the job market is really bad…I know staying in college for an additional semester is not the best scenario…but neither is looking for jobs for almost a year or more w/ no luck….I don’t know what your major is, but I wish you good luck in whatever decision you make. 

Post # 4
1963 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@mattsgirl813:  I am so sorry this happened.  If there are other classes they are adding to your major NOW, technically you should NOT have to take them.  I have not heard of that happening.  I would complain to the HIGHEST person in your department about all of this.  If that doesn’t work, go to the Dean.  I work in higher ed, and sometimes this does help.

MOST IMPORTANTLY, if you have been seeing your advisor as often as you say and they improperly advised you, technically they may be liable.  Do you have any documentation you saw your advisor those times (i.e. e-mails, bingo sheets filled out, etc.)  I would also see if there are other community colleges that you could take classes at.

Also, if you have to take classes that aren’t offered, see if you can do an “individual study” course or something like that- I did.  I wrote a big paper and met with a professor a couple of times that semester and got 3 credits for my major.

Overall, the squeeky wheel gets the grease.  When you speak with people, DO NOT scream and yell (even if that’s what you want to do!), but be clear and firm as to what happened.  Again, sorry this happened to you, and good luck.

Post # 5
146 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Firstly, I don’t think the course changes should affect you if you were part of the program before it switched.  I would calmly call the registrars and ask where they “drew the line” for who follows old curriculum and who follows new.  Maybe you’ll get lucky and it’s a error. 

Would online courses be an option over the summer?  You didnt’ mention if the credits you’re missing are electives or requirements of your program. 

I know you’re frustrated but look at it like a milestone.  Everyone has problems with their program at one point or another.  You’re SOOO close to finishing, you have paid your dues.

Post # 8
7429 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

At any college I have ever looked at, once you are more than 75% done with your degree, you can’t take classes at another school and have them count as credit, unless they are directly affiliated with your school.

The rest sucks, I agree, talk to the director of your department first, and see what they say about the new curriculum

Post # 10
1963 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@mattsgirl813:  For the CC, can you get on the waiting list, attend the first class, and talk nicely to the professor afterwards about maybe joining?  Sometimes they’ll let you do that…

The e-mails are good documentation.  I would really push that point, that you were dilligent with meeting with your advisor.

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