Saturday, January 9, 2010

When there isn't enough confusion already...

I thought I had registered for classes, taking them online seemed like the answer. No class to rush off to, no worry about who's picking the kids up from school, no gas in the car to worry about, heck, if that job ever comes, no hours or days would be off limits = making me a better prospective employee. Course there has to be a problem, now why wouldn't there be?

So I applied for financial aide- yup $1000 for classes plus books is a bit out of the possibility for me at the moment, so come to find out, I am on financial aide probation from said online college because, get this- " You withdrew from your Microbiology class and that means you did not pass 2/3 of your classes last term and its like getting an F."

WTF??? Now Micro was the only class I was taking at that location & it is a sister school of the college I was taking the other 14 credits with, which I may add I received a 3.5 GPA for, but NOPE doesn't matter to them. How messed up is that? Last time I looked 18 credits - 4 for the dropped class = well OVER 2/3 passed. So I could appeal, provide a reason for my "poor" performance and a strategy for success and continue? I mean what the F is that? So I filled out the form anyway- and well I was a bit snarky. I mean sheesh- If getting a 3.5 in Nursing School wasn't successful then fuck them! Oh and I did not use financial aide for that one class, paid for it in full out of pocket, plus had a 3.8 GPA from them for the semester prior.

So yeah... now I have to decide what to do. At this point I have no idea. I mean I could take classes on campus, but then again that equals all the issues posted above. No job still equals no money for gas to drive the 40 miles each way from stupid Chemistry and Micro x 5 days a week!

Sooooo now what?

1 comment:

  1. I must say, I love the word "snarky" and have used it a time or ten myself. As for what to do? I don't even know. Can you talk to your program advisor and see if they can assist you in any way based on GPA, merit and all that jazz?