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My worst fear realized

I think I just had the most stressful morning of my life. I almost started crying several times, but I DIDN'T! That's a plus, I suppose.

So my mom was reading the local newspaper last night, and in an article listing all the college graduates in this area, my name does not appear. I wasn't worried, because The Lawrence County Record has forgotten to list names here and there before. But no, the newspaper was foretelling of my future agony.

I get shocked out of sleep by my cell phone, and when I pick up, my mom says "YOU'RE NOT GETTING YOUR DEGREE. THE SCHOOL ISN'T GOING TO GIVE IT TO YOU." So naturally, I nearly fall out of bed in an unhappy flail. While I was sleeping, apparently both of my parents had called the school, and found out that there was ONE MORE CLASS my transcript said I needed to take (Professional Writing - Eng 310). 2 semesters ago, my adviser, the English department head, and the teacher of Eng 310 all that Creative Writing majors do not need that class, though. That the system was wrong.

So for two hours, I was trying to keep my cool while calling various registrar workers, my adviser, and the English department head. I managed to sound sane when on the phone with people, but as soon as I hung up I would start screaming ^^;. I don't think the neighbors called the cops though, so it's okay.

Anyway, after calling lots of people, and after those people calling each other, it's sorted out. I'm okay. I'll get my degree. The system was indeed wrong, and they were supposed to fix it two semesters ago, but someone forgot apparently. SO YEAH. I don't know what I would've done if the school wouldn't let me graduate for some reason. I already had a job. I bought a computer for going to Japan. I acquired a large amount of professional work clothes, and various other things I need to bring with me. It would've been THE WORST if the school withheld my degree.

It's okay now, though. I still feel UBER stressed, after having my worst fear loom up and rear it's head at me, though -.o;. *collapses in mental exhaustion* Mer.



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Jun. 5th, 2008 03:59 pm (UTC)
Awww, poor M! That would have sucked hard core. I'm so glad that you got everything worked out, though. You deserve a nap!
Jun. 11th, 2008 12:47 am (UTC)
I did indeed take a nap after all that, that morning. You know me too well XD.
Jun. 5th, 2008 07:06 pm (UTC)
That...would scare the shit out of me. I'm so glad to hear everything worked out though.
Jun. 11th, 2008 12:49 am (UTC)
I'm glad it worked out too... although they still haven't sent me a transcript. I'll be in the school's office this Thursday to wrestle one out of their hands XD.
Jun. 5th, 2008 07:46 pm (UTC)
So, I graduated today XD

And a few months ago when i applied to graduate i discovered i was a half credit at the three hundred level in ANYTHING (not specific to my major) from being able to graduate with my honours (my four year degree). Now, in my case i don't already have a job for korea, but my friend is going this year and we wanted to go to busan at the same time, at least roughly.

I graduated with my general (3 yr) degree today because i need the physical diploma to apply for jobs, and am less than a week from finishing the course i need in summer school, at which time I'll need to apply to graduate again, in the fall

... when I'll probably not be in the country anymore, which is why we went to the grad today.
Jun. 11th, 2008 12:51 am (UTC)
Woohoo! Congrats ^_^. Were you as exhausted as I was after it was all said and done XD?

Woooow, half a credit? I would be so mad >.>. At least you didn't have a job definitely lined up. I'm telling, it's stressful when that happens XD.

What is your field of study? What kind of job are you looking to get? *being nosey, sorry XD*
Jun. 11th, 2008 02:09 am (UTC)
yeah, but because of needing to stay here an extra couple of months and paying tuition means instead of having the moeny to go overseas I'm going to have to borrow from my parents cuz very shortly I'm gunna have like 150 to my name

I'm a sociology major
I'm planning on going overseas to teach english as a second language in korea
Jun. 11th, 2008 04:00 am (UTC)
Eh, don't worry. I'm sure parents nowadays realize that all college students are inherently broke. Tuition is such a killer anymore.

That's so cool ^_^! How are you gonna get hired? Are there companies that will send you for things like that, or are you just going to go over the Korea and apply for jobs in person?
Jun. 11th, 2008 04:02 am (UTC)
I have a friend who's also doing so, we're going through a recruiting company called Think Outside.
you do an interview with them, tell them your preferences (for location, and grade level, etc) and they go to the schools they deal with (that they've dealt with before, and thus trust) and set you up.
Jun. 11th, 2008 04:03 am (UTC)
So after you interview, you wait around in Canada until they tell you they've gotten you a job? That sounds cool ^_^. Good luck!
Jun. 11th, 2008 04:04 am (UTC)
*laughs* the getting the job doesn't take too long. it's setting up visas and everythign that's the part that takes time.
Jun. 5th, 2008 11:48 pm (UTC)
oh thank god you fixed that problem. Go take a nap you deserve it!!
Jun. 6th, 2008 12:05 am (UTC)
Oh believe me, I did XD.
Jun. 6th, 2008 02:27 am (UTC)
Jun. 11th, 2008 12:51 am (UTC)
Breaks are for suckers! *shakes fist* I'd really like one, though ^^;.
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