April 17, 2009

Scheduling For Summer & Spring Semester

I've completed my schedule for Fall Semester: I've got 17 credit hours. The one that's going to be a challenge is Latin. I'm wondering if I should start learning my amo amos amat now.

Summer Semester schedule is still pending; I'm trying to take a 500-level class for undergraduate credit, and I need a sign-off from the department head, who doesn't know me from Adam. Luckily the department's Director of Graduate Studies likes me, so I am hopeful I'll get approved. If I don't, I'll need to shuffle classes around in a seriously annoying manner. Summer only has four class slots, and I need to fill all of them to be full time. If I don't get the one I want in slot 4, I'm going to have to take a different class in slot 1, move that class to slot 3… it rapidly spirals out of control.

UPDATE: Upon review, I signed up for the same class in both semesters. I don't think that's a good idea. So now I'm back to shuffling classes.

UPDATE 2: It looks like it might be a bad idea to take the grad class in summer session. Even though it's nominally being taken for undergraduate credit, apparently there are "complications" with regards to financial aid, in that it might make me look like a part-time student. Which is strange, because the whole point of the form is to get undergraduate credit for the class, instead of (rather than in addition to) graduate credit. I'd think that it thus just counts as an undergrad class. Now I need to talk to three more advisors about it. Ugh. (The three are the Military adviser, the Financial Aid Advisor, and my Non-Traditional Student Adviser.)

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1 Scheduling is one part about college that I definitely do not miss! 

Does the "expanded GI bill" kick in this summer? or do you have to wait until fall?

Posted by: Gretchen at Friday, April 17 2009 09:29 PM (H2rqx)

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It doesn't go into effect until August. Plus, there may be a delay, as (according to the military advisor) the Department of Veteran's Affairs spent several months fighting to keep the processing of the paperwork to convert in-house, as opposed to letting private subcontractors do it. The VA won, but now they're way behind on setting up a system, and say that it probably won't be ready in time.

I hate bureaucrats. No offense, Mom.

Posted by: Boviate at Saturday, April 18 2009 09:20 PM (PJNgE)

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