Argh. Just venting.

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Argh. Just venting.
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Thu, 01-16-2014 - 8:53am

DS21 is in his final (hopefully) semester.  He wanted to take this art class that was going to Japan over spring break - not enough applicants.  He then wanted to take a math class at the local CC; closed as of last Monday, not enough applicants.  Then he wanted to swap an EDUC class he was in that won't count toward his MAT, to get into a PSYC class that was of more interest - he put in the paperwork 2 days ago for the swap; that section of the PSYC class got cancelled (not enough applicants) but they did drop him from the EDUC class so he's down to 12 hours (needs 15) and they've already adjusted his fees to go from FT to PT. 

I just texted him with 2 alternative classes that would fit; this is Week 1 so he won't have missed too much but sheesh!  (And I paid grad fees yesterday before they bumped him down to 12 hours - hope it's no big deal to get back to 15 and stay on track!)

Argh.

Sue

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Thu, 01-16-2014 - 9:45am
Ugh Sue!! I remember being down to that last semester or two and trying to fit in needed classes and just ones to get the credits enough to graduate! I hope he finds something soon!
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Thu, 01-16-2014 - 9:50am

Argh indeed!  Hope he can get it straightened out.  It's no fun to feel you're behind the 8-ball right from the start.

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Thu, 01-16-2014 - 9:20pm

Sue, I would tell him that "liking" a class is no longer an option.  Unless HE is going to pay for another whole semester to make up ONE class, in which case he CAN do what he likes. 

But I suspect that this whole thing has come about out of his uncertainty about his future.  Right now, being a continuous student is comfortable, and safe.  I would hope, anyway, that he is realizing that right now, he has no job prospects that he couldn't have attained with simply a HS diploma.  Maybe you and your dh need to sit down with him, and SPECIFICALLY go over futures using a Fine Art degree.  Besides teaching, there is forensic reconstruction, art therapy, museum curation, set dressing... None of these will pay a really great wage, except teaching, but at least he would be self sufficent.  You might also plant the thought, that having a direction in life makes him more appealing to educated members of the opposite sex.

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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 10:17am

There are viable options; he just has to do the paperwork to get in.  But 3 for 3 of the ones that were of original interest didn't have enough attendance to hold.  Not his fault; just a hassle to happen last minute.

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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 2:45pm

He was able to get into another section of the PSYC class. Whew.