everything is all worked out with my transfer credit to umass. after taking classes this summer and in the fall, i will officially have completely my gen-ed requirements, my special concentration of study for my college and my major. in the spring, i’ll just have two more anthropology classes to take for my minor and then i’m done done done. i’ll still have to take more classes to get up to the 120 minimum credits to graduate, but they can be anything i want because i’ll have finished everything else.
so much stress off my back. now i just need to find a job…
so i found out yesterday, on my last day of finals, that i was accepted to umass as a transfer next year. while i’m not surprised that i got in, i’m still extremely happy and relieved, because waiting for my admissions decision, after getting in a relationship, finishing up my year at umass on exchange, putting down a deposit for an apartment in amherst and generally being in the midset that i would stay here, waiting for a yes or no answer was starting to stress me out.
unfortunately, although i got what i wanted - i got in to the school i love as a legitimate student, i get to live on my own in my first apartment, i get to stay with the girl i love and friends i love - those things come at sort of a price.
because i had so many random credits racked up at humboldt between PE credits from when i did crew, random seminars and credits from remedial math classes, i was much further along in terms of reaching the 120 minimum amount of credits for graduation at humboldt. at the end of this semester at umass, once all my credits were transferred to humboldt, i would have ended my junior year with 91 credits. unfortunately, pretty much all of those miscellaneous credits don’t transfer to umass. so instead, i’ll be finishing with 81 credits. this leaves me needing to take at least 39 credits next year to graduate on time (which absolutely NEEDS to happen now that i’ll be paying out of state).
suddenly my stress-free and school-free summer during which i only intended to be working my ass off to make money to pay rent now includes $2,800 worth of credits for two upper division anthropology classes that i’m taking for my minor, in order to lighten my course load for the actual school year. i think everything will work out fine, in the end, especially because after i knock off 8 credits off the 39 i’ll only need to take 16 credits one semester and 15 the other, which is more than doable. but i’m still stressed. i’m stressed about money, i’m stressed that somehow i won’t be able to do it, i’m stressed that something will go wrong because i’ll barely be scraping by with the minimum amount of credits. i know that going to humboldt would have been far more logical in the end than staying at umass, but i made the decision to be happy. and i am. i just wish that i had been able to go to this school all along, because transferring sucks.