Tuesday, June 28, 2011

i am also hungry. maybe that's why i'm so cranky.

When I was in high school, I took a lot of AP classes. I also did a bunch of distance learning classes, earning college credit. I came to college with 42 hours of credit already earned. If I had known this was going to cost me $2500, maybe I would've thought twice about being an overachiever.

To qualify for a government education grant, you have to meet certain requirements, including being below 180 credit hours. I think the point of that is to stop handing out money to people who just sit in college forever, taking classes but not making any progress toward graduation. And that makes sense to me. But I have not been in college forever. I graduated in 8 semesters and one term (which is much fewer than many people). There was only 1 semester I took less than 15 credit hours. I was on the ballroom dance team. I had a French minor. I was a freaking chemistry major!

I am just frustrated. Silly me, thinking I should try to learn as much as possible and do as much as possible in school. Should've dropped the French minor like my advisor told me. (not. I loved my French classes.)



Alena said...

Oh, I would be cranky too. In fact, I was cranky when that happened to me. I didn't get the dumb grant (hah!) my last two semesters because I was senior status at the beginning of my junior year when I first got the grant. Arg. arg arg arg. I was sooo mad! I know how you feel. So ridiculous!

amanda said...

oooh bummer. Dave had a lot of credits too near the end (and didn't qualify) because he was in undergrad forever :)

Alena said...

on a happier note, your cake is so so pretty! :)

Sara said...

I don't know if it's too late, but I had the same problem and was able to petition the committee to waive the requirement. So if it's not too late you should look into doing that. If it is, I'm sorry!