Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Quick College Dilemma Update...

I finished my last bit of testing this morning. Whew! Now I'll have time to get caught up on all your blogs and lives.

Here are the results...

I tested out of the English requirement. I "think" I have to pay for the credits to get them, but it was a hundred degrees in and out of the building, and the heat might have gone to my head. Or maybe it was just relief. I'll find out.

I scored high on the "arithmetic" portion. Woohoo.

I completely tanked on the Algebra in my Accuplacer.

I HAVE TO TAKE PRE-ALGEBRA! Gak!

I don't understand it. I took Algebra in high school and again in college. I didn't LIKE it, but I did well.

I won't be 40 for another 6 months. Early dementia? CRS? I sat in front of the test and it was like Greek. I didn't remember a freaking thing.

I'm hoping that in the first couple of classes it will all come back to me and maybe I can test out this too.

Yesterday I called the MAIN campus admissions office to complain about my name/address stuff. They said that the clerk was wrong, all I have to provide is a driver's license and to fill out the change of address form. I did that today.

But--my credits are still gone with the wind. The person I talked to pointed out that most colleges only honor them for 10 years. Like that would make me feel better. ha ha

In today's market-driven climate, I think community colleges should go through their books and send out ads. "It's almost 15 years! If you don't take a class today, you'll lose everything forever!"

I know, wishful thinking!

Plus, they'd probably send my notice to my ex-father-in-law's house (my--koff-permanant address!) and I'd never see it!

Thanks again everybody for all your support.

You guys are the greatest!

9 comments:

Me said...

ahaha
I am the first one to comment as I watch Golden Girls. It's 84 degrees in my apartment so i totally agree that the heat could have affected you.
But WoooHOOOO, you get tested out english, arthimetic !!!
and fantastic that your address/name stufff is all taken care of.

Tracie said...

I'm sure all that algebra stuff will come back to you. Congrats on testing out of english.

St Jude said...

Good for you. I am obviously missing out on a huge portion of life somewhere, but I can't remember when I have ever used algebra outside of the classroom.

Mr. Fabulous said...

I am enjoying my early dementia. It is often a nice break in the day...

carmachu said...

See, going over the crazies heads did good.....

Algebra: well, yeah you did good in HS and college, but that was over 10 years ago, when was the last time you USED it since then? Never, like I thought....


Paying for college credits and they cant afford airconditioning? What kind of school are you at? Sheesh.....

Miss Keeks said...

Excellent!! But take some English classes anyway--just not the required ones. They were my faves in school. World lit was the best.

I had to take pre-algebra too. It's just because it's been so long since you've done it. You'll love it. It's so easy. And if you have a problem, call me.

DutchBitch said...

Well, so you are almost ready to take that college by storm! Rock On, Attila! And the stupid clerk? Just sniff his crotch until you drive him nuts and then some!

Daughter of 2 women said...

Good luck! How very exciting to be taking classes.

Big Pissy said...

There are soooooooo many things community colleges should be doing that they don't do....

I know this b/c my husband has been teaching at one for 30 years....

good luck! :)