and other tales of me (laurasubby) wrote in uw,
and other tales of me

Venting my frustration.

As a future UW student, I claim my right to bitch and moan here. Sorry if some of it's off-topic.

Gripe with my school:
Course approvals. If any of you have ever been a visiting student to any school, whether "on permit" or as an exchange, or something else, you've probably dealt with this shit. I made a big list of courses I hope to take at UW next year, and within the next 2 weeks I have to have all them approved by various departments at my college. The issue is that UW has a few hundred more departments than my school does, and so it's hard find equivalents. The other issue is that my school is occupied by morons. Morons. Going through this process is like visiting a bureaucratic petting zoo. Except that would be a lot more fun. The advisors I have to speak to can't seem to grasp that the reason I am going away in the first place is to take courses that aren't offered here. They like to say, "I'm sorry but we don't have anything like this here. I don't know what to do." *gnashes teeth*

Gripe with your school:
UW has not issued me a Net ID/ PAC(?) yet. As far as I know there is no way for me to apply for housing until they do so. A letter said that after I turned in a few documents they'd send me info on applying for housing, and I'm still waiting. It's irritating that not only will I be registering after everybody else, it seems I'll also be applying for housing after everybody else. D'you guys think I should be worried at this point about housing, or is there still a decent amount of time?

Thanks for letting me complain. The stress is ridiculous.
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