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June 2010

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fin smack you.

dang it all...

Hi my name's Tina and I screwed up my entire life by one stupid semester in college.

Quick background in case you don't know: I immediately went to college right after High School.  University of Utah.  I went a wee insane (haha) there due to the over abundance of freedom and independence.  I dropped out, but not after loans, spending lots of "money", and messing up my classes.  I only took 4, but I didnt do so hot.  I was on scholarship for marching band so I took that, Drama (I think I got a B), basic english (I think a C) and I bombed out College math because I didnt take my final.  I don't have any idea because I just left - I didnt know there was a procedure.  I finally paid off my student loans and wahtnot, so I figured I would be in the clear.

Fastforward 6 years, 2 kids and a marriage, 9 moves, and a lot of drama later, I got the wonderful idea that i need to get back into school...

So I enroll at Weber State.  I get all the forms in and I become a non-degree seeking student until I get my transcripts.  So I send Keith out to fax them, hoping all will come through with flying colors.  I don't care about my transcripts at the U, I wish they would just go away, but I am legally obligated to report that I went there.  So Im working out my past mistakes with a tiny bit more wisdom.

I get an email yesterday - there is a hold on my records at the U through Housing and through the Music dept.  All right, Im sure the music is them taking back my 500 buck scholarship due to me not maintaining a GPA and dropping out.  Fine, fine.  I deserve that.  I will know when I get a phone call back.  The housing?  Do I remember paying for my dorm?  No...  all right, I guess thats it.  I'll just call and try to get my hold removed and get my records anyways to the W.  Im just hoping it's not more than 4-5 thousand seeing as thats what the dorms run a semester.

And man, oh man, did Keith and I get into it over all this last night.  Not the money, just that the U hasn't informed me of any of this at any point in the past 6 years. 

So call after call after call, I think 10 in all, I finally get to the bottom of the Housing issue.  I don't know what exactly it is, but I owe 800 bucks.  They do take payments, but they won't release my records until things are paid in full.  yay.  The good thing is, I guess it was reporting that I had 2 accounts I owed, but the school just wiped one of them clean.  They just couldn't catch up with me since we move like every year or so.  Anyways...

so after a phone call to Weber State, they will let me in as an official non-degree seeking student for one semester.  They won't enroll me as a regular student until they get the transcripts.  I also will not qualify for any scholarships, financial aid, or grants until I actually am a "real student".  I just have a couple of months to get this all taken care of.  I guess that's not so bad, I will maybe take 2 or 3 slack off classes so I can get readjusted and stick myself on a payment plan.  I could do it, I just wish it was the real thing this first semester.  I just have to talk to Keith about it.

I mean, hell, it's not like we're getting any money anyways.  Our FAFSA was a joke and a half, saying keith needs to pay for all my schooling.  I was just crossing my fingers and hoping that I'd get some scholarships or something.

So what did I learn other than Im a dumbass?  Always pay attention to where your money is going in school and don't be retarded like I was.  It's biting me in the ass big time.  Just a small hurdle though, Im still moving and I will still enroll soon as I can.  :)

Comments

I know what you mean about screwing up in college. I went right after high school too and I had no idea what I wanted to do. All I really wanted to do was to be with Justin. Hah. Look where that got me! lol. Kidding! :P

I don't owe anything though. Thank goodness! I can't believe you didn't get any grants to go to school since you have kids. That's weird. rocknashy got all of her school paid for this semester and she only has one child.
Im not sure if I qualify for grants or not. Just not until Im a real student because as of right now, I would just be going to school for fun, not for a degree. So I will just have to see how it goes when I get in for the degree.
Do you have a major in mind yet???
yep, electronic media. :)
ooooh cool! :o)
I went a wee insane (haha) there due to the over abundance of freedom and independence.

Gee, that sounds familiar. *grin*
YOUR such a fuck up!!
You should have partied in high school, when it didn't matter!! jeesh.
Dumbass. ;)

your/you're, they are the same right?? heh heh!
luvuns!