Yesterday evening I went to the College and attending a Returning to School thingy. A program for those of us who haven’t been to school in a number of years. Since I haven’t really been to school in a long time, I thought it might be useful.
It was an hour+ of basic stuff that I had already done. It started as a pitch to get people to come to DMACC. Already doing that. Then it went thru picking a major. Already done that too. Then it covered some of the help that students can get at DMACC. Already known, but nice to cover again. Anyway, to sum up, that was an 2 1/2 hours (drive time included) that I could have found more useful things to do.
Now, don’t get me wrong, if I was flaking on going or didn’t know what I was going to do, it would have been great. Bobby did a great job with his presentation, it just wasn’t really for me. I strongly recommend that anyone considering DMACC (none of you read this, so I am just typing for the heck of it) to attend the Returning to School program. I don’t even think you need to have not been going to school to get some benefit, just if you’ve already signed up and went thru all the hoops, it’s kind of a waste.
Financial aid has record of me signing my Master Promissory Note. So, I believe I am completely done with applying for Financial Aid for Summer. I won’t say it was easy, but I won’t say it was hard. I will say it was kind of a pain in the butt because I was always ahead of the financial aid department.
Fall financial aid has been decided too, but can’t be accepted until after summer semester. It’s all good. The money is there, just waiting for me to come back with my grades from summer. Only have to have a 2.0 GPA to keep financial aid. I should be able to sleep my way to a 2.0.
Kind of wish I was taking 9 credits instead of 8 this summer. I want to get into the Honors Program, why? I don’t know but it sounds cool graduating with honors. Anyhow, the honors program requires you to have 9 credits before you can apply. So I won’t get to apply until after Fall, where I should have considerably more than 9 credits completed. Again It’s all good, just need 24 credits taken after getting into the honors program to graduate with honors, I will have about 50.
So now I wait… 40 some odd days before school starts.