Black Education / Schools : need advice from college faculty

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  1. daroc

    daroc Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i have been atending a two year college. i failed one of my ger this pass semster so i only need that class in order to graduate and go on to the larger school.i didnt go to sumer school because it would cost 2,000 for just one class. so technically i am considered a fifth semster student. well my school usually has abotu 630 students. this year they have an excessive amount of new students coming in. 60 of which at this moment are placed in temporary housing until the school figures something out.
    my problem is: as for housing- fifth semster students are taken into consideration last. and i have been told the school does not gaurentee housing for fifth semester students. and that we( fifth smester students) should look into possibilities of commuting to school.( all of this information i obtained from an internal source- that other students are not aware of- which makes it worse for the rest of the fifth semster students) i know i wouldnt be in this situation if i would have passed that class, however i am here wondering what my possiblities are. i find it screwed up that they have accepted so many students with out even having availablity for those students. and worse that i now dont have any gaurenteed housing.

    any thoughts on this... please
     
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    Is the course you need available on-line? If so, I'd recommend taking it through the net...also you can ask a counselor if you could take the course at another school, and transfer it.
     
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    as of what i know
    i cant do neither
    the program that i am is a continuee program. you need to have a cum gpa to go from the smaller campus to the larger campus. as a rising sophmore- you are leigible to take summer course at another college and have the credit transfer. as a rising junior( which i am) u r not. u can only take the course at the larger school( 2,000 a class). they wont let you go to the larger school w/o completing ur ger at the smaller one first.
    i was considering the summer school thing- but i dont have the meony. reg is july 5. too soon for me to try to get last minute papper work for fin aid worked out- and waste a 4 hour trip if things dont come threw.becasue really that 2,000 is a rough amount of what i can pay a semster for 18 hours instead of four.the stupid thing about it is-its an artistic credit.
     
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    Okay, I'm not college faculty, but I had a similar situation during my last year of college. I didn't fail the class, but I was afraid I was going in that direction or get a C. I wasn't willing to screw up my GPA, so I decided to drop the class. The only problem is I needed that class to graduate, at least for the Computer Programming degree. Thus, I had to change my major to Computer Specialist which didn't require as many programming classes.
    Look and see if your college will give you that option as well.
     
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    How far do you have to commute? Is it a four hour trip?
    The bottom line is you want this class. So do not consider dropping out of school all together. You want to stay on course, and summer school will allow you this continuation.

    Emergency finanicial aid .. have you asked? Don't forget to apply for the other aid you need to continue on at the other level.. you must apply this summer for that too.

    Staying on campus is convenient, and was so when you were full time. If you can't commute because of distance, and since you won't graduate this month. You could take your chances and get in a work study program to help with expenses. Apply for the aid, ask those at your church for help .. find out if they have student support programs.

    Are there any friends you can bunk with there that will let you take a sleeping bag room mate situation in getting a place to sleep. ( I once lived off campus, I had an apartment but stayed in the dorms with friends for one semester. It was hard getting on campus because it was the winter and my apartment was far enough that snow and no car to commute in kept me from making it in. )

    A set back is not a failure of progress. Consider registering this fall and completing then. ( especially if it is cheaper. ) Get your finance paper work in place and do what you have to do to complete in September Term.

    Now is not the time to abandon all progress. Good luck on what ever you decide. Keep :court:ing the issue...
     
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    I am not a faculty member, either, but you can talk to your faculty advisor, and your admissions counselor at the new school to see if they will let you take the equivalent of the failed class in the larger school. Also, you can find some roomates to rent an apartment near school, and you can ask your school counselor if your community college has an FSQ (Free Summer Quarter, or semester) program. You can also use google.com to find a free scholarship search engine that will alert you by e-mail that you qualify for certain small scholarships (e.g. $500). If all else fails, you can apply for financial student aid through FAFSA or take out a student Stafford or Perkins loan.
     
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