When I looked in my student planner several days ago, I discovered that the spring graduation application deadline was yesterday.
Not a big deal, I though, untill I started filling it out and couldn't remember what catalog year I was supposed to use.
I am on campus only 2 days a week, with classes from 10 am to 4 pm with just enough time to walk from class to class, so there's very little opportunity for me to do anything else during those hours.
Well, yesterday I just ended up being so stressed out that I left my 1st class an hour early, and it gave me enough time to talk to advisors.
I found out I can use any catalog year, because the only difference was this intensive writing course I've been dreading. But it turned out, my regular advisor waived it for me! *happy dance* :) I really didn't want to take that class, but had to since, even though I started college in 2000, it wasn't in the US.
So then there's this other huge gap to fill in - my foreign language requirenment. Should be easy, right? Excpet there's a test I had to take in order for me not to take any classes. The test is super easy, but time consuming... So during the rest of that hour I went to the foreign language department, where I was given a form to fill out and attach to my HS diploma. I went to the Russian Language department, and was told that it could possibly be a copy of my transcript instead. So I had admissions send the copies over to them.
All I have to do now is e-mail the head of the department and explain the situation. Would have been sooo much easier if she was there when I stopped by and could hear me speak the language and just sign off on my requirenment :)
So now I am left with 12 credits, 4 of which will go to my psyc pre-req for grad school, and now I need to decide what to do with the rest. One thing that makes it easy is that another 4 should fit in with social science requirenment, and I can hopefully find a good child and family studies class. Then I am left with an elective that I have nooo idea what to do... Decisions decisions...
But I did turn in my application, and I can (in about 3 weeks) register for a spring commencement ceremony!
Ok, so that was some good news. Now onto crappy stuff...
I found out that this grad school program I want to do, Inclusive Elementary Education Program, has about 18-20 spots open, and about 30 people have applied already. The cut off for the application is April 1st, and there's at least 3 more people, including me, who are applying... The thing is the program is offered every 2 years, so after it starts this coming fall, it won't be offered till fall 2013.
And this is where I start freaking out. What if I don't get in? Am I supposed to wait two years? What will I do during those two years? I mean, I will have to work, but what will I do? I really don't want to have some crappy job, having a bachelors degree I've worked hard for... My only other option would be to apply for a General Teaching Education Program, that would start a summer from when I graduate. This way I will only have a year off as opposed to over two.
But I guess I should stop freaking out and getting stressed out untill I actually know what's going on. Right?