Thursday, 23 August 2012

A Chain Reaction of Problems

I return for the final term of my Psychology degree in the fall. Then I can finally get a piece of paper and be about 10 grand in debt. Lots of fun to be had. Especially considering I still have no idea what I want to do once I've gotten said degree.

I registered for my courses way back in June before I left for vacation to China. So, imagine my surprise when I returned home and found out that I had been kicked out of all of my courses.

And my program.

Pretty much my expression.

And a few phone calls later, I finally get my answer and the problem.

Anyone who has followed my blog for a few months will remember the problem I had last year. What happened was I didn't have enough courses to stay within my Psychology program. To solve this, several coordinators managed to shove me into 2 courses halfway through the term.

Why did I not have enough courses? Well, I was over the course limit for an Internship program I was trying to get into again. So I reduced my course load to try and get in. But as some of you may know, I didn't get in, and only put my degree at risk.

The reasoning was that if the person in charge let someone into the program that was over the course limit, it challenged the integrity of the program. Some nonsense like that.

Unrelated note, it's also sort of due to that same person that 1/5th of us didn't get an internship the first time around because she took more students than internships.

I imagine I've confused a lot of you right now.

Anyways, it turns out when they were adding my two extra courses, one of them never actually got added. In other words, I was doing all the work for a course I wasn't even registered in. And without that course, I didn't qualify for my program. They kicked me out and that was that.

Good thing I caught it in time. More phone calls later and things are all good. But seriously, it's ridiculous how many problems have been caused all because I wasn't able to get into that Internship program back in 2010.

Enough is enough.

But there is a silver lining to all of this. Due to me having to recreate my schedule, I now now have a 5 day weekend. That's right, a combination of late afternoon/evening courses on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday gives me a very nice schedule.

And I prefer to be able to sleep in, take courses at night. Everything worked out in my favor. So there's that.

The building that Theresa will be taking classes in has a kitchen. Maybe I can drop down one day and cook her lunch.

Or burn the building down.

32 comments:

  1. That's so ridiculous to hear about man although a five day weekend is incredible and awesome! I'm glad that you got things sorted out, to be kicked out just wouldn't have been fair.

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  2. Well 5 day weekends may not always be nice thing, with exams and assignments and stuff like that.
    I had to re-read the stuff before the Stop sign. You got me confused.
    Hell, the spelling of 'tomorrow' gets me confused sometimes, so my confusion doesn't matter.

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  3. Double that debt and you get mine, it susks haha glad it all worked out, funny how life does at times.

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  4. Crazy! Im glad that it all got worked out in the end though

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  5. sorry about your troubles :(

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  6. UGGGGGGHHHHHH so stressful. I hated that kind of crap (registering for courses, credits, etc etc) in college.

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  7. I know exactly what you're saying.
    I remember a huge incident in which I registered for internship but you're not officially registered until you're placed, and they never placed me for almost a year. This meant I didn't qualify for financial aid and they billed me for everything, and through some huge mistake ended up double billing me for everything. Then when they finally got me an internship it wasn't even in my field and I wasn't qualified for it at all and they insisted I had to take it anyway or face serious consequences. Then when I show up they refuse to give me hours to even try to do the internship because a bunch of the family just died and they were broken in to etc causing me to fail the internship which I then had to retake and pay for again, and here I am 2 years later talking to them every week and they still haven't found me a damn internship in my field and won't give me my degree until I do. Worse still I've even gone through the process of lining up 3 different internships for them and they refuse to accept them because of some BS about only working with people they'll get guaranteed placement for more students meaning they have to sign a contract for like 12 internships a year for 5 years before I can work with them and they don't want to do that.
    The silver lining, I'm suing them and going to take them for everything they have, completely going for bankrupt on this one, I've had enough and it's taught me a lot about the world in the process.

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  8. Wow that sounds harsh! Glad its working out though!! Good luck!

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  9. Thank goodness you caught that in time. What a mess, and how incredibly frustrating.

    I remember my last year of college having all or almost all of my classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays...it was wonderful :D

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  10. Awww! What a good idea! And thank gawd you got everything ironed out. I can't believe all the problems you've had with your program... unheard of. What's your major?

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  11. $10K in student debt is not bad, the US student usually walks across that stage with a min of $30k.

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  12. What a crazy situation, but I am jealous of the 5 day weekend! lol

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  13. Well at least the problem was sorted and your back on track!

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  14. Just a curiosity, why did you choose to get a psychology degree? Do you like helping people out or something?

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  15. So sorry for you. It's good though that you're being positive.

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  16. Wow, 5 day weekend? Jealous. I've heard of rearranging classes to avoid Friday 8AM but this is to sweet. Glad to hear you're back in the program!

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  17. MAN. Glad you got that sorted out! That situation would have given me a panic attack!

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  18. Glad you could get it sorted; must have been nerve-racking to come home to that news. At least your class schedule worked out, it sounds like.

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  19. Dude is there really no end to your reactionface folder? ;D

    But they basically gave you false hope, and then you managed to fix it all up again anyway? You'll be going places!
    Eh, still so many tough choices for you. Take your time, the answers should present themselves sooner or later.

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  20. Hey, better ending than I expected.

    I mean what's wrong with burning a building down anyway?

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  21. 5 day weekend is really something man, there's always a rainbow after a storm huh? HAHA

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  22. Im telling you man. It all because of Psychology. That subject is cursed. The amount of shit I got into cos of that one subject in college. Fucking psychoanalytic douchbags. :/

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  23. there are always some problems at your college, Damien, I have an urge to spank you :)

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  24. The trade school that co-partenered with 3 local high schools had a pretty big kitchen for their culinary class. We won some kind of competition so we got treated with pizza. WORST PIZZA OF MY LIFE.

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  25. A 5 day weekend sounds pretty great to me kiddo. Good luck with the fall semester.

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  26. Gees, what a mess! I'd be so angry if my university did that. I'm glad you got it sorted in time, my God. At least you've got the 5 day weekend to enjoy, something to celebrate after all. And yeah, I guess mosquitoes is worse...they're nasty. xxx

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  27. woop for long weekends! :D

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  28. What a nightmare scenario!! Glad you sorted it all out and better still to a timetable you are happy with! Yay!!

    Now go and dazzle Theresa with your culinary skills! :-)
    Wear a fireman's outfit! LOL!

    Take care
    x

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  29. I've been out of college for three years and still have no idea what to do.

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  30. Yeah, good luck with all that. I've got the same kinda stuff ahead of me. Still no idea what I want to do...

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