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I am a paid member. Watch me abuse my last few days of it!
Current Mood: determined determined
Current Music: Professors and Students engaged in friendly arguing.
Rather than doing homework, I'm trying to figure out what I need to do to graduate next term.


  • Take an 18 credit hour semester, pay the extra 900 dollars it would cost. Sleep: Little. ;) Workload wouldn't be too bad what with most of them being non-technical...*frets* This is the most..logical...option.

  • Take 6 credit hours this summer, 12 next semester..(I wonder if the reduction of 12 credit hours would let my current financial aid package be able to extend and cover the 6...)...worry about how to pay for the 6 credit hours. My mother could get a plus loan. *snicker* Or if my mother gets turned down for a loan, I can get an unsubbed stafford loan. Uck. More debt. Find someone with 2260 dollars to give/lend me. ;)

  • Break up 18 into 24, two 12 hour semesters to satisfy full time status, be graduating in spring of next year with people who graduated from high school in 2000. More debt. Yeck.

Oivey. I just want my CS degree. I want to get to Grad School. And I want to Do Something Useful with My Life.

Are these wishes so silly?

*keeps on chugging*

P.S. Poor Lily. The federal government expects her parents to have money to pay for things. They expect my mother to do it too, though why, I don't know. My school knows she doesn't, so they help me out. But her...*mrowrs*...She deserves to be able to chase her dreams too, damnit. All we want is to better ourselves! There's gotta be money out there for that.
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melydia From: melydia Date: April 18th, 2003 08:14 am (UTC) (Link)
be graduating in spring of next year with people who graduated from high school in 2000

one of these days you'll realize that there is no time limit on higher education. graduating college when you're older than 22 does not make you "late" or "slow" or anything else. a lot of people take time off from school for a lot of reasons. and nobody will look at you funny as you get your degree, especially seeing as how you don't look any older than anybody else.

this is even more true in grad school. one of the guys i'll be graduating with is 43. is he slow or late? no. so just be as proud of yourself as the rest of us are of you for graduating at all. it's not just some little thing that everybody does. it's something you had to work for, and it's a real accomplishment.

and as for how to finish up school, i would suggest two semesters of however many hours, unless you plan to not have a job during your one 18-credit semester. you won't have time to do both effectively.
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