21 July 2008

Dear CAS Department,

Do you hate me? I've tried to give you the benefit of the doubt in the past. I thought that maybe you were just really busy; or maybe it was my own lack of desire to meet with you that caused our lack of communication....But this is getting ridiculous. Do I really have to make contact with you before I register EVERY semester? I thought that meeting with a councilor and explaining to her that the Psych 351 class I took met the requirement for your CAS 101 class because it used the same textbook, and it's an upper level course, so it is harder. (Why do you hate the Psych department? This is not the only time you discouraged their classes. Remember last semester when I had to take both your version, and the Psych version of the same class? Remember what it was called? "Research methods in Psychology." In Psychology. Why wouldn't count the Psychology version of this class? I mean, the Psychology Department should be the experts in psychology, right? Just saying.) Anyway, so now, once again, I was trying to register last week and got the dreaded message: " Unable to add this class - requisites have not been met." Okay, I can accept that. Technically it has not been met. So I shoot an email off to my councilor and ask her to once again make a note on my records that this has been met...but she replied that she's out of the office and that I should contact the other councilor...(Okay, everyone deserves a vacation--especially during the summer.)...And when I call the other councilor, I always end up at voice mail. And I've already left a few messages. So I try email, but get no reply. Did the whole department go on vacation? (Maybe next semester you can try to take your vacations before or after registration.) Or are you all just really bad at responding to calls and emails? (New Department Policy: Reply to all emails and voice mails before you go home at the end of the day. Okay, I'd even give you like 3 days to reply. I'm not unreasonable--I know how busy things can get.) Because while I'm trying to track someone down to click a few buttons on their computer, all the classes I wanted to add are filling up. Quickly. And since I work full time, I really don't have many classes available to me. And since you guys are anal retentive about your courses being taken in order, this delay will add yet another semester to my academic career. I've already been in college for 10 years. And it's still gonna take me at least 5 to finish my masters. Please don't prolong it any more--I'm about to run out of money! (Is that what this is about? The money? Because you just raised tuition by 10%, and you're charging me over $300 in fees. You're already raping my bank account, but I might be willing to throw more your way if it meant I could register without having to go through this torture every time!) Seriously. Please let me register. I'm not asking for much here, and I really do stay out of your hair the rest of the time, don't I? Have I done something to offend you? Because I'm sorry--I really am.
Waiting (somewhat) patiently,


Rachel said...

Reading this makes me want to shake my fist at someone. Don't they WANT you to graduate?

Heather said...

I'm starting to think they don't... Any one want to help me put their office supplies in Jell-o?