I finally took the readiness test. I think I did well on the math and grammar parts. But I am sure I totally bombed the essay. Most embarrassing really, I could write a 10 page paper on the subject now, but when the clock was on, I froze. Total blank as to what to write. I am sure it was all incoherent babble that finally got put down on paper. I just hope they take into consideration I haven’t written an essay in 25 years. But it was long enough, it was in balanced paragraphs, it did have a hypothesis and it did sum up at the end. It’s just the middle that sucked.
So, I talk to Katie tomorrow. She is my entrance counselor for Interdisciplinary Studies (K-8). Hopefully she will have the answer for me if I am gonna get in with that essay or not. If I don’t get in this time, I can retake the essay part in 2 months, which would mean May testing for a June start. June to November, December to May… not the best set up since I am not around the end of November ever (Thanksgivingfest). But if I start in June, I am still on the 2016-2017 financial aid I believe. That is what I want.
If I find out tomorrow that I am not getting in, I may talk to DMACC again and start there this summer and pick up some credits (which would all transfer to WGU). Who knows, if I pick up some science credits I could switch to a High School Science teacher major, those are needed EVERYWHERE. Apparently, nobody likes to teach science anymore.
Nah, I want to stay with Elementary Education. But I would like to take some serious science classes (elementary school science just doesn’t count). I already looked at DMACC’s summer schedule. If I want to haul my butt up to Ankeny 4 days a week, I can take Intro to Biology and Intro to General Chemistry. They of course meet Monday Wednesday and Tuesday Thursday just to be annoying. But I don’t know if I would want to handle 2 science courses in the same summer session.
Let’s just hope that WGU forgives my horrible essay and lets me in. Then I don’t have to worry about anything else.
Oh, by the way, I texted my therapist today. She has been up in Rochester, Minnesota with her husband who has Leukemia (of all things). I texted her just asking if she planned to be in town any time soon or if not, was there another therapist at her place that I could see. The last thing I expected was for her to say, I will come see you. I didn’t want to take her away from her husband, but its been 6 months or so since I saw her, and I kind of got a lot going on and could use someone to talk to. I will have a serious talk with her about seeing another therapist cuz she needs or rather he needs her more than she realizes. I know.