Friday, August 21, 2009

It's so close!

I just faxed over my application for graduation--I'm almost done with my master's degree!
Okay, granted, I'm not really all that close. I have two classes this semester (one required and one elective) and then in the spring I'll take the thesis class (required) and an elective, and the first summer session to finish my thesis. But I'll get to march in the spring! (And don't get all jealous, but my graduation ceremony is in Radio City Music Hall, which is the only reason I'm actually participating. I'm far too short to make it as a Rockette, so this is my one chance to be on that stage!).
I'm taking two more electives than I need to in order to qualify for aid--I have to be taking at least two classes per semester to qualify for my scholarship and the subsidized loans. Plus, since my job is reimbursing me up to $5,000 per year, I might as well max that out. Effectively, they have paid for the spring and first summer session of each year I've been/will be in school.
In other money and school related news, one of my teachers emailed us today to say that there is no required textbook to purchase for the class. And for the other class, a friend who's taken it already has offered to loan me one of the books but recommended that I buy the newest edition of the other one because she's found it so useful in her daily job. I've been using Chegg to rent textbooks wherever possible, but it looks like that won't happen this semester.
And lastly, I am still waiting on my summer class tuition reimbursement. It looks like HR has lost my paperwork AGAIN (this has happened every single time). Hopefully they'll find it (unlikely) or I'll bring them a copy of what I gave them a month ago (I expected this, which is why I made a copy!) and hopefully I will get it next week.
Also, I'd just like to note for the record that my GPA is 3.87. SNAP.


  1. Awesome! I'm done in March and counting each and every day!

  2. Congratulations! It almost seems like that went quickly. :)


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