December 25th, 2004

Conan the King (Conan the Barbarian)


I recieved a letter from Queens College today telling me that the Media Studies department has sent them a message stating that I have not completed their curriculum. I am therefore not eligible to graduate.

There are several possibilities:

1. They are not counting the classes I am enrolled in at the moment.
This is possible. Since none of my grades would be in yet, they can't be assuming I am failing them yet, but they may only have looked at my history, not the current semester. This seems unlikely, though.

2. They are applying the wrong model to my transcript.
Between the time that I originally went to QC and now, the Communications Arts and Sciences department had been turned into the Media Studies department. The requirements for each are different. Because I was registered before the changeover occured, I had the option of fulfilling the requirements I wished. I decided that the new version of the curriculum best fit my transcript; they may be using the old version.

3. I am missing a class or classes.
I doubt this. I went over the requirements with a fine tooth comb and went to see my department advisor, Jonathan Buchsbaum, who went over my transcript with me. If there was anything I needed done that I didn't, he should have caught it.

4. It's a clerical error.
Hey, we can always hope.

5. Something even more dark and sinister may be taking place.
In this case, I'm scared.

Okay, now as I said, I think 3 is not likely. I did everything by the book when preparing for this semester, and that included going to my grade advisor and to the academic advisement center as well. This shouldn't be the case. 4 and 5 are not really going to happen either. 1 doesn't make any sense, as I think that they would take any information available to them into account. If my prediction is correct, and 2 is, in fact, the case, then I think that I won't have to cancel my graduation.

Nevertheless, this is really pissing me off. Two years, I worked and starved for this, only to be told by some shitheel behind a desk that I haven't done enough? What's next?
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