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I took a CLEP test today. I passed it. Now I won't have to take my English elective, since I just got credit for AML1000. Barely, but I did. 53/100. Passing is 50. Whatever.

Now I'm trying to take the Computer and Information Systems CLEP, and ironically, the CLEP server isn't working and the IT guy can't reboot unless there aren't any other test takers. And there's one. He should be done soon. He's being slow. His test ends at 2:35 at the latest. Hurry up, skeeze.

Assuming I pass this next CLEP, I'm going to minor in Computer Science. Way more interesting to me than Sociology or Psychology,

Which makes this my schedule for the fall:

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I'll need two more minor courses, which I will take in the spring. I'll also need another Advanced Workshop, and I think another 4000 level class. And then I'll be done. Wheeeeee.

Grad blabber, since I have time

I've pretty much decided to do the Masters in Library and Information Science.
I'll probably end up doing a track in General Librarianship or more likely, Reference Services. The entire thing is 36 hours, which I figure is two-ish years of grad courses. The general courses seem interesting, the tracks seem awesome, and I'm pretty sure this is what I want to do. Look at me, making decisions!

I am going to apply to a few other programs as back-ups, but I think this is my definite first choice.


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Jul. 16th, 2009 06:32 pm (UTC)
Wow. You'll be spending a lot of time on campus.
Jul. 16th, 2009 06:36 pm (UTC)
No kidding. But -- school is all I do now. So maybe I should.

It's not actually so bad.

Every day I have a class at 9:05. Every day I have a class around noonish. MW I have a class at 3:35, and T I have a class at night.
Jul. 16th, 2009 06:40 pm (UTC)
Well, now you'll be able to explore campus between classes. Go sit on Landis Green, etc. There is a kissing bench there too, and you can drag Ilan to that.
Jul. 16th, 2009 06:47 pm (UTC)
I don't know what his classes are going to be like, but I assume he'll be at the law school pretty much all day every day.

I actually am hoping to be more student-like. I haven't ever really gotten to do that, just hang out on campus during the day. The time in between will also give me time to do homework when there's not a ton else to do.
Jul. 16th, 2009 07:37 pm (UTC)
Eric didn't have classes all day every day his first year. First semester he had all morning classes, and no classes on Friday. Second semester he had all afternoon/evening classes, and no classes on Monday. It was great!
Jul. 16th, 2009 08:25 pm (UTC)
cool, computer science! I imagine that will help you a lot with the IS stuff.
Jul. 16th, 2009 11:48 pm (UTC)
I tried a computer science minor. Loved my first programming class in Java. My second programming class (in C++) was okay... teacher was okay, but I did well. Skipped a required math class, and then took Advanced Data Structures. Couldn't understand the prof (he literally put me to sleep), it was a tough semester for me, and I needed the time to go to PT for my shoulder. So I dropped it and dropped the minor. Got plenty of programming experience through my campus job...
Jul. 16th, 2009 11:51 pm (UTC)
All this said, if I could go back to school or otherwise learn more computer stuff... I probably would.
Jul. 17th, 2009 03:06 am (UTC)
The C++ course sounds cool. Have fun:)
Jul. 17th, 2009 04:47 am (UTC)
I'm excited for your grad school plans. It's fun to me.

And yea, 36 hours sounds like 2 years full-time. But remember that more than 9 hours in grad school can kick your ass.
Jul. 17th, 2009 04:50 am (UTC)
Yeah, I don't think I'd go over 9 hours a semester in grad school. And it's fun to me, too!
Jul. 17th, 2009 05:00 am (UTC)
I've done it 3 times, and regretted it at the end of the semester each time.

I wish I were doing a two year program right now. Then I could see the end.
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