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October 21, 2005

Junior Status Quo

Here's the deal: I am a junior. Technically.

I actually have 54 credits right now, and the magic number is 60. Why am I six short? I took that damned leave-of-absence that was beyond necessary, as I was healing from injuries sustained in a car accident.

So I'm a sophomore? Credit-wise, yes.

But no: because as I take a 17 credit load presently, I am a junior! By taking this load I actually have 71 credits. But they don't count them till you complete them (not that completing them is some sort of difficulty for me).

Why am I discussing all this???

I'm ticked off. Naturally, because you would be too if you couldn't vote for your class' treasurer or weren't eligible for various honors just because you didn't have the credits (because of something you couldn't control).

I don't know who to direct the anger towards. Anger, without direction, trips and gets its teeth knocked out because it can't accomplish anything. Anger can't really accomplish much anyway, but this is more like anger with heaping, gnarling a side of hurt. And it's that hurt that is giving me ambition to do something about my anger.

It really bothers me that I'm "technically" not part of the class of '07 right now. I feel slighted. Lost, because I am not part of the class of '08. Am not. Never will be.

I will graduate in May of 2007, because I am not going to let myself slip behind. (Yeah, I'll be pushing a 4 year degree into 3 1/2 years, but I'll just have to overload like any other crazy kid here...)

Basically before next semester I need more than 60 credits--which I will already have completed 71--and in order to be on track for graduation in May of 2007 I need 90 credits before next fall. I can do it.

I'm just sick of politics like this ruining my day.

Posted by KarissaKilgore at October 21, 2005 1:11 PM


I understand your plight. One of my best friends in college ended up staying an extra semester and "officially" graduated with the Class of '69 (there were no mid-year graduations back then). She is never invited to any of our reunions where all her friends would be and has never been able to convince the powers that be that she is really part of the Class of '68. So I hope that it all works out for you to graduate with your "real" class in 2007. Good luck!!

Posted by: Judith Koveleskie at October 22, 2005 10:10 AM

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