|By Manuel08 (Manuel08) on Thursday, August 12, 2004 - 01:11 pm: Edit|
hey, I just received an email from my advisor, and from his name I assume I got the sp.769 photovoltaic solar energy systems. not my first choice, but it's ok (actually I'm a little dissapointed.. bah)
anyone else know what seminar they got?
|By Bmckn (Bmckn) on Thursday, August 12, 2004 - 01:29 pm: Edit|
How many people do Freshman Advising Seminars?
Is it weird that I just chose a traditional advisor?
Will I be the only one not in a Freshman Advising Seminar?
Will everyone hate me for not being in a Freshman Advising Seminar like they are?
Should I get a haircut?
Will people hate my haircut?
Will I hate my haircut?
What if my traditional advisor gets the wrong impression of me due to my haircut?
OMG, I AM DOOMED
|By Manuel08 (Manuel08) on Thursday, August 12, 2004 - 01:35 pm: Edit|
|By Mrowry (Mrowry) on Thursday, August 12, 2004 - 03:40 pm: Edit|
Don't worry, Bmckn! You're not alone! I got a friendly neighborhood email at the end of July from the Academic Resources Center, which basically said I was a failure because I missed the June 18 advising deadline. I thought we didn't have to apply if we wanted traditional advising. So anyway, I'll be getting a traditional advisor too. That is, if I get one at all. :-P
About the haircut, though, you should probably get it very soon, or not at all. That way if it's horribly deranged, you have some time to grow it out to presentability before orientation starts.
|By Goddess32585 (Goddess32585) on Thursday, August 12, 2004 - 10:14 pm: Edit|
dude, leave your hair alone. we have an army of coiffure engineers armed with the latest in bleach, clippers, and dye to transform it into the ultimate in awesomeness!
to take things decently seriously (gasp!), no, you won't be the only person with a normal advisor, obviously. i was in a seminar, i enjoyed it a lot, and so did a lot of people i know...but if you're happy with seeing your advisor once every month and a half or less, then don't sweat it. spend the next few weeks figuring out what color you want your hair.
|By Bmckn (Bmckn) on Saturday, August 14, 2004 - 07:59 pm: Edit|
For all the loyal fans of this thread, who have been on the edges of their seats, I have lost one inch of my hair to the floor of Cost Cutters Cheap Haircut Shop. It was to satisfy the parents who do not wish their son to look like a ragamuffin.
|By 08beaver (08beaver) on Saturday, August 14, 2004 - 10:27 pm: Edit|
I too will have a traditional advisor. I also look like a ragamuffin and will not get a haircut until at least christmas.
|By Angrod (Angrod) on Sunday, August 15, 2004 - 12:37 am: Edit|
I too will have a traditional RBA advisor (Next house), and I also looked like a ragamuffin until I lost at least one inch of hair to Uptown Barbershop today.
|By Poutingminotaur (Poutingminotaur) on Sunday, August 15, 2004 - 01:22 am: Edit|
for bmkn. i offer free (stylish optional) hair cutting service to friends :D
|By Goddess32585 (Goddess32585) on Sunday, August 15, 2004 - 03:51 am: Edit|
pfeh. having your friends cut your hair is for the weak. the truly hardcore get pissed off about life, cast about their room til they find scissors, and then hack at their hair til they feel better. mirror and alcohol optional.
note that after a few occurrences this in the course of a month, my friends pointed out that my hair couldn't get any shorter without a razor, and i should find more constructive forms of therapy. hence, i am now the awesomest blue-haired librarian on campus.
|By Misterpeachy (Misterpeachy) on Sunday, August 15, 2004 - 03:58 am: Edit|
hmm...I got screwed out of 18.S34 (seminar) because I felt some urge to take 6.001(2) on P/NR. The latter is 15 units which would have put me over the damn credit limit had I taken it with 18.S34, so I have the assistant registrar as a regular advisor. Can I listen onto 18.S34? Does listening involve participating in recitations/homework?
|By Sunflower189 (Sunflower189) on Sunday, August 15, 2004 - 11:36 am: Edit|
I've been told that you can...planning to do the same, and for the same reason. I believe you have to treat it as a class, and do the work, but you just don't get credit for it. Especially if you don't want to irritate your advisor. =)
Credit limit is evil, btw. I throw things in its metaphorical direction.
|By Manuel08 (Manuel08) on Sunday, August 15, 2004 - 12:06 pm: Edit|
I heard there's a way we can avoid credit limit, at least for the spring term... is it true? *crosses fingers*
|By Bmckn (Bmckn) on Sunday, August 15, 2004 - 12:18 pm: Edit|
Misterpeachy: Have you registered for your classes already somehow? Or you're just basing it on the credits of the classes you want to be taking first term? I don't understand.
Pouting: Yeah, I'll definitely take you up on that. I usually have my friends do it, but apparently a haircut from a friend does not properly remove the regamuffin status. Thus, $14 was wasted. At some point during the year, I might have you cut it way short and put some racing stripes on the side.
THEN I CAN RACE.
|By Misterpeachy (Misterpeachy) on Sunday, August 15, 2004 - 04:26 pm: Edit|
Bmckn: Yeah, basing it on what I want to take first term. I may just put off the seminar altogether, or take it sophomore year. I've known people to listen both soph and freshman year, so it's possible.
|By Sunflower189 (Sunflower189) on Sunday, August 15, 2004 - 06:06 pm: Edit|
Manuel08: Yes, you can get out of credit limit second semester - by declaring sophomore standing. You have to have completed a majority of the GIRs and a CI-H class.
|By Manuel08 (Manuel08) on Sunday, August 15, 2004 - 08:21 pm: Edit|
Sunflower189: Does a CI-HW count???
|By Sunflower189 (Sunflower189) on Sunday, August 15, 2004 - 11:37 pm: Edit|
Yes, I believe so. And I've got fingers crossed that a CI-M counts too, although I doubt it.
|By Manuel08 (Manuel08) on Sunday, August 15, 2004 - 11:58 pm: Edit|
I found this:
Early Sophomore Status
First term freshmen are unable to advance class year unless they are offered early sophomore status by the Associate Dean for Academic Resources and Programming. To be eligible for early sophomore status, students must have completed 25% of their undergraduate program, including an appropriate Communication Intensive subject (either a CI-H or CI-HW), by the end of the first term.
25% seems a little too much for me... I don't think I'll be able to get past the limit >,<
|By Goddess32585 (Goddess32585) on Monday, August 16, 2004 - 12:20 am: Edit|
it basically requires that you have a significant amount of credit from either classes that transfer or AP exams. significant amount means ~45, which is not that hard (more or less depending on how close you ride the limit fall term) i managed it, and one of my 7 ap exams was chem, which gets you nothing, so it's not inconceivable, esp given some of the stats posted by a lot of folks on this board.
|By Misterpeachy (Misterpeachy) on Monday, August 16, 2004 - 12:59 am: Edit|
No, CI-M's don't count. Already tried that one! I'm just taking Technical Writing 21.W732 even though I passed the FEE. Supposedly easy and probably very useful.
|By Manuel08 (Manuel08) on Monday, August 16, 2004 - 01:19 am: Edit|
ok, I have no transfer credit and I didn't take any AP exams (i'm an international student).. so.. back to where I was, I think... *sigh*
|By Nhlgoalie (Nhlgoalie) on Monday, August 16, 2004 - 03:52 am: Edit|
So 25% of the degree means 96 credits between AP exams, advanced standing exams, and first term classes. Sweet.
|By Jarchivist (Jarchivist) on Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 02:46 am: Edit|
Goddess: no, darling, the truly hardcore let Voodoo cut their hair
|By Goddess32585 (Goddess32585) on Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 03:39 pm: Edit|
i stand corrected. i'd argue that it's not my fault, i'm too young to have experienced voodoo in all its glory, but that's a copout.
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