The times, they are a changin’ January 26, 2006Posted by eric22222 in General.
Currently listening to: “You are my King” by Newsboys
Arrr… today was busy. For those of you that didn’t see my post from yesterday, you’ll need to check it out before reading on: yesterday’s post.
I’ve decided on computer science.
I began the day by calling the architecture advising office to schedule an apoointment. I got voicemail, so I left a message. They didn’t call back within the next half hour, so I walked down there. I spoke with Frankie, Keeper of the Front Desk. She scares off most students, but I braved her fiery breath and laser eyes. After explaining the situation, she said to go first to the computer science college. I made it to the labyrinthine building and stumbled my way to the actual office. They gave me a few pamphlets (not tri-folded; more like sheets of paper) and sent me on my way.
I went back to Frankie to get an appointment. I asked to schedule one and managed to get it for 2:30. I went back to the CSC and tried to keep myself busy.
Come 2:30, I went back to the architecture building. I met with Laurie. She was extremely helpful and nice. She suggested I completely withdraw from the university for one semester, then join back next school year. It seemed to accomplish everything I needed. There was, however, the matter of my scholarships. She told me I should go down to financial aid and check what they say.
After I found the office, I explained my plans. According to them, I can’t leave the university without completely losing my scholarship. I walked back to the architecture building and walked back to Laurie’s office. I may or may not have entered into an epic battle with Frankie for the right to an appointment. Laurie suggested droping most of my classes and becoming a part-time student. I walked back to financial aid. They said “no.” I walked back to the architecture building.
The final desicion is this: I’ve applied to appeal the rules. I’ve sent in the forms and in (hopefully less than) 2 weeks, they’ll get back to me on what I can do. If all goes well, I’ll be able to leave theuniversity, stay in Knoxville, get a job, and re-enter on a new academic path. Worst-case is this: they deny my request is denied, I have to stay full-time, I keep my gen-eds, I drop the only class I can that won’t help me in my new major (my easiest, arrr!), and start my new academic path next school year.
I’m under a lot of stress right now (that’s distress, not eustress). It’s just getting really complex. I’m just gonna have to take this a day at a time…
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.