Made it!

Mar. 30th, 2012 09:19 pm
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So, I've finally made it all the way through the bureaucracy.  Now I just have to wait for my housing assignment and I'm in.  Unfortunately the financial aid is still an issue, but I'm going to make that work somehow.  I'm not worried about it... I had some anxiety earlier in the week, but now I'm reaching a state of zen with it - it's not really a different situation from where I was at Ohio Dominican financially, it's just that I'm going to have to finance this through different means, rather than having it done for me by the financial aid office.  That's okay.

I'm extremely happy about the housing.  I can't wait to move in. 

Ai!

Feb. 27th, 2012 08:48 pm
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Haven't made any real progress in the bureaucracy at ASU.  My attempts at communicating have been ignored.  Fortunately they have a Walk-in Wednesdays that allows me to just go into the advisor's office and chat.  If I haven't made headway by then, I'm just going to get all dolled up and head in.  I'll handle the finaid and the MMR hold then.  

What really worries me currently is the new Arizona House Bill that will require students to contribute at least $2,000 toward their education each semester.  The Bill bars students from using loans, neither federal nor private (!) to cover this gap, and bars scholarships and grants from covering it.  The Arizona Board of Regents, which runs ASU and AU and NAU, have pleaded with the state government to not do it, because it won't fix the problems and the writers (Tea Partiers all) have lied through their teeth to fudge the numbers to make the situation look worse than it is in the first place.  I'm very worried that I'm going to be responsible for paying two grand on top of my living expenses that I simply don't have - it would essentially force me to drop out for good this time. 
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I can't seem to make headway with ASU's bureaucracy.  Firstly, their system refuses to allow me to schedule advisement.  Secondly, their system has been down today, so I haven't been able to contact my advisor directly.  And thirdly, I can't get my old university, Ohio Dominican, to talk to me about my immunization records.

I'm going to try offices other than their Health and Wellness Department tomorrow, hopefully someone over in registration or something can tell me what I need to do in order to get those records sent over.  I would love to contact my old doctor's office, but it seems they've closed down or moved house and don't have previous records any longer.  My mother doesn't have any of my records and my father just put them into storage and doesn't have the slightest clue how to actually find the relevant immunization forms.  I have a feeling it's the immunization that's preventing me from scheduling advisement, which is why I need to contact the advisor directly - but as I mentioned before, the system has been down for the better part of today (at least it has been every time I've tried to access it).  I was really hoping to sort this out before Tony came up here for Thursday, but it doesn't look like it's going to happen this week.

However, at least I'm wading through, even if I'm not making progress just yet.  I figure that if I keep trying I'll eventually hit a breakthrough and it'll all just rush through at once.

Also, I start fasting tomorrow.  I really need a proper cleansing period, and I think it's an appropriate time to do so right now. 

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