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I met with my college adviser today to register for classes for the Spring semester, it seems a little early but I guess it’s really not. I was assigned to this adviser after switching my major from “Undecided” to “Business” a couple of days ago. It was a liberating feeling at the time to finally not be undecided, but to be working toward something. I went to this adviser in hopes that he would be able to tell me what would transfer to UofL, and keep me going in that direction. Instead, he was about as clueless as I was and still am. I was already annoyed because he kept me waiting almost 45 minutes after my scheduled time, time that I could have been studying, so this added to it. He said that UofL is constantly changing their curriculum and it’s really hard to say what will transfer without talking to someone at UofL. I think a lot of it is universities want their students to get all of their classes completed at the university, and they’re making it increasingly difficult to have transferable courses available at community colleges.

He found three classes for me and had a problem finding a fourth class to put me in. He finally found an Intro to Business class. He thought that it was transferable, he said, “…if nothing else you’ll get an idea of what you’re in for and if you want to continue a Business degree.” Great! I guess the Spring semester will be my last semester at ECTC… and off to bigger and better things!

As much as I want to move out as soon as possible I’ll probably delay it a little while. Given the state of the economy, the world going down the crapper, how dramatically Obama changes things when he becomes President ( ;-) ), etc. I’d feel safer about saving extra money to have in case of emergencies. I’ve seen too many of my friends move out before they should and depend on a credit card to get by each month. It’s better to be smart about it, right?

I have a busy weekend ahead with errands, work, and a definition-argument I need to write before going on vacation on Wednesday. I think it’s inevitable that I’ll have to work on final revisions while on vacation, but it shouldn’t require too much time and effort. What do you have planned for the weekend?

Also, I wanted to wish my brother Roy a very Happy Birthday! Miss you! :)

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    Christy
    October 10, 2008 at 6:01 AM

    Ugh, U of L does suck about transferring credits, and not just from a community college. I transferred to U of L from I.U. Bloomington after my first year and only about half of my credits came along with me. Then about half way through my business degree they decided to change the curriculum and I missed the cut-off by one semester, which added another year to my degree requirements – it was a mess. Though it did take me 7 years to get through a 4 year degree since I was 21, living with Jason, working full time and had a toddler at home, so I’m sure that had a lot to do with the curriculum change! Great idea to hang at home for a while – very smart! Credit cards are the devil!

    Enjoy your vacation! Hope you’re doing something fun. We’ll be camping this weekend – fall camping rocks! Have a good weekend! =)

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    Pam
    October 10, 2008 at 7:08 AM

    I haven’t taken a lot of classes while I’ve been at this college, so if most of them don’t transfer I won’t be out too much, but I need to transfer while I’m ahead.

    That really sucks that they changed the curriculum before you graduated, but at least it didn’t take over a semester to get caught up. :)

    Have a fun time camping, it will be a nice weekend for it. :)

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