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Just finished my final for my CSCI 115 class (4 hours of Discrete Mathematics), and I aced the final! That means I aced the course (I had a slim A going into the final).

That means that I can finally apply for my Associates degree (AS), and then transfer that back over to ISU and finally finish up my Bachelor's degree. I haven't been able to make any definitive plans on what I need to do to finish my BS because of the whole "university studies / general education" problem - they changed the rules on me, and the easiest way around it was to transfer my existing gen ed courses out to the community college, finish the rest of the requirements for the AS (or AA, but I didn't want to take chances), and then transfer the AS degree back in to eliminate the need for the GenEd requirement.

Since I won't have the opportunity to get the AS before next Fall (I didn't get the paperwork finished this spring due to some other circumstances), I guess I won't have the final word on what I need to finish at ISU until next Spring - but hey - at least I'm finally on my way!


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May. 10th, 2007 03:12 am (UTC)
congrats on the A!

(BTW you can't really blame them for changing the standards on you - it HAS been a while since you started college, you know.)
May. 10th, 2007 07:20 pm (UTC)
I'm not really blaming them, but they could make transitioning easier. Of course, at the time they changed it, it was the 5-7 years I was out of the university, prior to finding out I had ADHD.
May. 10th, 2007 04:21 am (UTC)
Congrats! (And they change gen ed requirements at most places *way* too frequently. It's not just you. Hell, they renumbered all of our courses a few years ago and now I have no idea what courses my students are talking about. "Yes, I'm taking 416" "Umm...really? How nice. Uh, what is it?")
May. 10th, 2007 07:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks :)
I've seen that before, but it's only really bit me once. I repeated a course (had an F, got an A the second time - once I started taking medication for ADHD I was able to be much more productive in class), and they didn't take the repeat as a repeat, so both grades are on the transcript. Apparently, the old course was a departmental course, but the new course got stuck into the GenEd stuff so the underclassmen would have more options.
Same instructor, same syllabus, same book, same project, and the instructor backed me up - but the folks in the provosts office didn't want to admit that they were moving courses wholesale, so I got stuck.
May. 10th, 2007 10:58 am (UTC)

Will you be able to apply for the AS (AA) anyway? Might be worth your while to get that piece of paper just to hold on to.
May. 10th, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC)
I just won't get it this spring. It's kind of a must to get it before I start going back to ISU to finish up, so I'll definitely be getting it.
May. 11th, 2007 01:46 am (UTC)
Re: Absolutely
Excellent. You've more drive than I currently have. Or, more to the point, less fear of failure than I do right now.
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