Sunday, May 23, 2010

Transcript Fun

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.

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