Russell (zimzat) wrote,
Russell
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There's just never enough

I got my ACT scores. They're not that great, I think. I looked it up and some site said the max you can get is 36 on each subject. I made a 26 in English, Science, and Reading, and a 24 in Math. At least they're good enough that I don't have to take any remedial classes. On the Residual ACT I took for RPCC I made a 27 in English, 23 in Math, 33 in Reading, and there wasn't a Science section.

That being said, time to really explain what the subject is really about. Filling out the loan application, it says I'm technically only allowed a maximum of $1313 per semester (my sister says I can get the $1750 per semester, but I don't see that as likely because some of my classes from RPCC aren't going to transfer). For the classes I've signed up for (College Algebra on Monday and Wednesday evenings, English Composition II on Tuesday evenings, and a couple of online classes) it's going to cost about $1350 just for the tuition and about another $450 for the books. That alone is more than a loan can handle even at $1750 a semester. My sister is still pushing me to apply any way.

The only way I see this working is if I take less than 12 credit hours. The online classes were the only ones that had anything to do with computers, but I kind of like the idea of going to evening classes then staying up the rest of the night, or being available during that day for whatever. At the same time, the computer classes this college offer are really sucky. I mean, really. Intro to Visual BASIC (yes, that is how they spelled it), Intro to Visual C++. I mean, do you have anything computer related that isn't centered around proprietary Microsoft software. Never mind. I'll also be required to take classes such as "Intro to Operating Systems (Windows)" (Yes, how to use Windows XP. My sister took this one, I think), but there are a couple that look like they might be worthwhile like "Data Base Management" or "System Designs"

My sister says I should just take the courses I'm trying to get out of because they either won't apply to me or I already know most of the subject becauses they're easy. The problem with easy is that they're often boring, and spending four months doing the same old boring stuff isn't appealing at all, especially when I can, I would like to think, go straight to the things I'll find useful. Beyond that, though, those "easy" courses will cost me a lot of money and in loans that I'll have to pay back.

On the other hand, I can probably take placement tests for some or many of those. Getting credit for $20 per credit hour as compared to like $83 per credit hour isn't bad.
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