Today, I feel defeated.
I want more than anything right now to graduate Spring 2011, but it pretty much seems impossibleL. When I started CSUF fall 2007, I was undeclared, and then changed my major to Biology ( I planned to teach)—after the teacher layoffs, and not enjoying the major—I switched to health science, with plans to go on into a masters program in Occupational Therapy. Going into college I was set up to graduate a semester early, the little hiccup with biology, has now left me a year behind, and 6 classes that count for nothing, so frustrating but it’s an experience I guess. Back on topic though I want to graduate Spring 2011, and the only way to do that is to take 3 classes this summer, two of which I can take at a community college where I only have to worry about getting into the classes. The third however is for my major and needs to be taken at CSUF, the only problem to take just that one little class it’s going to cost me 1,200 dollars. There is no way I can afford that, so now it looks like I’m stuck graduating Fall 2011, where I won’t get to walk since I wouldn’t come back six months after I finished school to go through the ceremony. I feel so defeated right now, I wish that I could go back and be a little more on track. I know graduating one semester behind isn’t such a big deal, but I was really looking forward to walking. I know the piece of paper is all that matters in the end, but I just wish there was some way to graduate in 2011—I would be my family’s first graduate. I have tried putting all of my master program prerequisite on hold, but even that didn’t work L. The worst part about all of it is, I only would need to fit one more class in my schedule to graduate Spring 2011, one little class. I plan to talk to an advisor Thursday to see if there is any way I can take 18 units one semester, because if I do that I can graduate when I want. Graduating Spring 2011 would also make it so much easier to get into the masters program I want.