I mentioned before how I will take math classes to prepare for the PhD. Well, that's where the fun starts. To take math courses, you need to take a math placement exam. Since I'm trying to avoid missing too much work, I am using the exemption for holding a BS degree, thereby bypassing the exam and taking the math classes I need.
This was working well until I received a letter saying that non-degree student cannot have their transcripts evaluated, and so it was sent back. I checked to see if there was a math degree program. Even though they offer up to differential equations, there is no math degree at all.
So I'm caught between a rock and a hard place. The easiest way out is to just take the exam. If I do that, I run the risk of not having enough vacation time saved up to go on a vacation I have had planned for over a year. I also run the risk of not getting placed where I need to be. With my shorter time frame, I need to get as many classes in as possible, and in the right order.
To help resolve this, I sent an email to one of the academic counselors, asking for advice. We'll see what they have to say.