I had my first official type college experience today. I went to an advising appointment at College of DuPage because (newsflash) communicating about a four year college experience via email with people who clearly don’t want to be discussing your future with you doesn’t work. You have to harass them in person to get anything done. (That’s my first college lesson. I mean, for my second round of college.)
The school from the outside is very, how shall we say, not architecturally pleasing? Which was initially disappointing. I felt like I was going to attend classes in a very large jail. There was a big building that said HOMELAND SECURITY on it for goodness sake.
But the inside is quite lovely with all these little nooks with tables and chairs and tons of natural light and all that. It was like a library where kids are not allowed. Very nice. So, I walked in and my heart went all a-flutter like OH MY GOD IT’S SCHOOL I LOVE TO BE A NERD AND HERE I WILL LEARN THINGS!!
And then I went and stood outside the locked office door for like 10 minutes getting totally pissed that this advisor was not in his office and called the student service center and they called the advisor who said he was sitting in his office and was pissed I was late to which I replied look, I am standing at a locked door. Shall I break it down to get to my appointment or will he deign to rise off his ass and open the door for me? And then he appeared in the hallway and said you’re standing at the back door please do come in, dumbass.
He didn’t say dumbass with his mouth. Just his eyes.
So the first ten minutes of our meeting was awkward as he clearly thought I was not bright enough for regular living, let alone a complicated four year program where I will have to deliver people life-saving drugs.
Then he looked at my records from my first college degree and began to fall all over himself with courtesy because my personality type led me to be a straight A student. And once he saw that the backdoor business was a stupidity fluke, he was very eager to help me. And help me he did.
Anyway, it’s all very exciting and overwhelming and I think I’ll be enrolling in a summer class and 2 or 3 in the fall working towards all my pre-requisites.
And so it is beginning!!!
Today has just been an all around good day.