Frustrated!! Encouragement needed please.

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Hi everyone. I have had a stressful day. I met with my Nursing advisor today to go over my academic plan. (Starting my pre-req's) My school is so unorganized that I had to go to 3 different buildings twice. While I am wasting all of my time doing this the classes I wanted are all filling up. All because they kept forgetting things and I kept getting re-directed. FINALLY I get in line to register for all of my courses and the lady sends me back to my advisor because she (advisor) forgot to sign my card. So back to the back of the line..AGAIN, this happened 4 times. I'm not kidding! :angryfire So she signs it THEN the advisor forgot to write my student ID on there and the lady at the desk didn't know how to look it up on the computer and I was never given one. So back again I go. :roll Then back to the line. While the secretary is entering my classes I am praying they aren't full and that this goes off without a hitch. I have my academic plan detailed for the next 3 years. One mess up could ruin everything, and so it does. :bluecry1: She has this "Ick" look on her face and proceeds to tell me I don't have a pre-requisite needed for my A&PI. I didn't know I HAD to have one, so I start to panic inside. Because I am having to take Pre-Algebra 055 I cannot take A&P. I have to have the College Algebra COMPLETED before I can even take A&P. Why didn't my advisor tell me this to begin with??? Aren't they supposed to know these things???? Isn't that what they are there for????? ARG!!!!! :angryfire At this point I begin to cry ( in front of a bunch of strangers, no less...humiliating) because of the stress this whole day has caused. So in other words. I will have to take pre-algebra this fall, take another math class (which I was informed by a different advisor I wouldn't even have to take) in the spring and THEN I can take the college algebra in the summer which would mean I can't even take A&P until Fall of NEXT YEAR!!!! So, I feel really screwed right now. Basically I won't be able to get into the nursing program until 2050. :roll SOrry this is so long you guys. I just feel like my bubble has been bursted. BUT there are other options.

Here they are.... If I do really well in my Pre-Algebra course (I hope I will cause I despise math) then I can get a recommendation from the math instructor to move me up to College Algebra and bypass the middle class and have him write me a recommendation to get into A&P next spring as well. Which would mean I will be taking them at the same time which "technically" you aren't suppose to be able to but the lady gave me a wink and a nod, as if to say, you can do it, "IF you pass with flying colors in Pre-Algebra". OR I can test into College Algebra after this sem. of math and see if I can automatically be placed there and A&P as well. (Hope this isn't confusing) Does anyone have any encouragement or suggestions to give me? I am really at my witts end and am losing faith, although I'm determined not to give up but to wait until, 2008 to apply when I should have been graduating in Spring 2007? Please help! :crying2:

p.s. hope this all makes sense.

Tweety, BSN, RN

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Makes perfect sense. Been there. Done that.

Good luck!

jackleg27

jackleg27

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Hi everyone. I have had a stressful day. I met with my Nursing advisor today to go over my academic plan. (Starting my pre-req's) My school is so unorganized that I had to go to 3 different buildings twice. While I am wasting all of my time doing this the classes I wanted are all filling up. All because they kept forgetting things and I kept getting re-directed. FINALLY I get in line to register for all of my courses and the lady sends me back to my advisor because she (advisor) forgot to sign my card. So back to the back of the line..AGAIN, this happened 4 times. I'm not kidding! :angryfire So she signs it THEN the advisor forgot to write my student ID on there and the lady at the desk didn't know how to look it up on the computer and I was never given one. So back again I go. :roll Then back to the line. While the secretary is entering my classes I am praying they aren't full and that this goes off without a hitch. I have my academic plan detailed for the next 3 years. One mess up could ruin everything, and so it does. :bluecry1: She has this "Ick" look on her face and proceeds to tell me I don't have a pre-requisite needed for my A&PI. I didn't know I HAD to have one, so I start to panic inside. Because I am having to take Pre-Algebra 055 I cannot take A&P. I have to have the College Algebra COMPLETED before I can even take A&P. Why didn't my advisor tell me this to begin with??? Aren't they supposed to know these things???? Isn't that what they are there for????? ARG!!!!! :angryfire At this point I begin to cry ( in front of a bunch of strangers, no less...humiliating) because of the stress this whole day has caused. So in other words. I will have to take pre-algebra this fall, take another math class (which I was informed by a different advisor I wouldn't even have to take) in the spring and THEN I can take the college algebra in the summer which would mean I can't even take A&P until Fall of NEXT YEAR!!!! So, I feel really screwed right now. Basically I won't be able to get into the nursing program until 2050. :roll SOrry this is so long you guys. I just feel like my bubble has been bursted. BUT there are other options.

Here they are.... If I do really well in my Pre-Algebra course (I hope I will cause I despise math) then I can get a recommendation from the math instructor to move me up to College Algebra and bypass the middle class and have him write me a recommendation to get into A&P next spring as well. Which would mean I will be taking them at the same time which "technically" you aren't suppose to be able to but the lady gave me a wink and a nod, as if to say, you can do it, "IF you pass with flying colors in Pre-Algebra". OR I can test into College Algebra after this sem. of math and see if I can automatically be placed there and A&P as well. (Hope this isn't confusing) Does anyone have any encouragement or suggestions to give me? I am really at my witts end and am losing faith, although I'm determined not to give up but to wait until, 2008 to apply when I should have been graduating in Spring 2007? Please help! :crying2:

p.s. hope this all makes sense.

Can you not CLEP the algebra class you need? Where I go to school, if you know enough about the subject then for 75 bucks you can clep it

rjglbws

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When I first took the THEA college entrance test...I didn't even pass pre-algebra. So I went out and bought the THEA study guide and studied the book for a month. When I took the test the second time, I passed. If you set your mind to it I'm positive that you can do the same. Good Luck!! :wink2:

OBRNinTN

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You know what? The school I did my pre-reqs in had the same requirements. I too had too finish these "pre-algebra" classes before I could take A&P. Only, when I got into the A&P class, there were students in there that were taking the pre-Algebra along with A&P. This kind of thing continued in all of the classes I had that had those "pre-requisites". My nutrition course had a prerequisite of A&P 1, but there were plenty of people in there who were taking A&P 1 while taking Nutrition. I don't think the instructors cared if you had pre-algebra or not.

These people sound completely unorganized. Is it possble that some of these classes could be a co-requisite? I am sorry this is getting off to such an unorganized start. I too had all my semesters planned out...but unforseen circumstances are bound to occur. And they did to me as well. If there isn't anything you can do about it, just roll with the punches. You can do it no matter what!

SoulShine75

SoulShine75

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Hi Everyone. Thanks for the responses. Lord knows I need them right now!!! I called my school and they don't accept CLEP. What a surprise! :rotfl: They are so unorganized it's ridiculous. One person tells you one thing and one tells you something completely different. And on top of that they are always changing the rules and the class numbers. Sigh! Anyhow, they said I could re-test (COMPASS) for the math portion and try to get into a higher math class but I only have until Friday to study, as that is the last test date till school starts. I highly doubt I can cram that much math in my head by Friday. What a headache I'd have. I was also informed that once I took this Pre-Algebra course I'd have to go the whole gamut, meaning, take the next math course then the College Algebra. I wish they'd get their facts straight. I am so close to saying forget it! I hate feeling this way but when things like this get in the way it's hard not to get discouraged. Anyways, good luck to everyone this year. I hope all of your experiences are better than mine have been so far.

Christy:p

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