This post is old, so what you see here may not reflect my current opinion and mindset, certain information may be outdated, and links may be broken.
I decided to apply to a scholarship that was due March 25th. Well, I had everything completed except for having my transcripts from UMUC to prove I am a student there. I emailed and sent a signed request form around March 7, saying in the email I need it by the 25th. I emailed again on the 15th to see if they received the darn request form. They emailed back on the 16th and said it would be mailed out within 72 hours.
…Right. I did not get it by the 24th. So on the 25th, I went to the organisation who was sponsoring it, and explained my dillemma. Thankfully, they were sympathetic to my case, and since they were still going to accept mail-in scholarship apps, they said I had another week or two to submit the transcript in.
Well, by yesterday, I still hadn’t gotten the darn transcripts. Fed up, I went to the office today and they called Yokota, where the UMUC Asia Main HQ was, and I talked to the dude in charge of the transcripts. He said that they had mailed it out on the 20th, and by military shipping, I should have gotten that by the 28th at the latest. I didn’t. Then he said that since I am only needing this for a scholarship, he’ll fax an unofficial transcript to here with a letter showing that they had dropped the official one on the 20th.
First time faxing it, it didn’t get through. Second time, after someone called and bugged them again, it went through. *sighs* What an ordeal just to apply for my first scholarship. UGH! And the mail still didn’t bring my darn official transcripts! Grrr…
And now they delayed the term!!! Damn. x_x;; Oh well…one Friday down the drain of ew…Math.
This is what I signed up this term:
* Math 107 “College Algebra” – Mon/Wed 6:30pm ~ 9:30pm @YONGSAN.
* Pscyh 321 “Social Psychology” – Saturday 9:00 am ~ 4:00pm @ OSAN.
* CMST 386 “Internet: An Advanced Guide” – ONLINE.
So I shall be commuting to Osan every Saturday…catch the bus by 7, get there by 8:10, mope around till 9…actually find out where the class is going to be so will hunt the building down. I am unfamiliar with Osan Air Base layout. All I know is that the big BX is near the bus stop, and I think their Ed Centre is near it too. And then I catch the 4:20 bus back to Yongsan and arrive at 5:30. Oi… thank goodness I can sleep on the bus. Should I carry a pillow with me? XD
This term shall be interesting.