As this afternoon’s events transpired, I went from confused to miserable. I actually felt nauseous for a little bit. Not to the point of vomiting, but the anxious butterflies were definitely there and they were definitely breeding at exponential rates.
On August first I announced gleefully on this very website the completion of my mechanical engineering requirements. Nothing has changed. I still have all those requirements completed. Let’s drill down to make sure.
Requirements for a Mechanical Engineering Degree at the University of New Haven.
6 mandatory courses – Status: COMPLETE
Theory of Elasticity
Mechanical Eng. Analysis
2 mechanical engineering course of our choice – Status: COMPLETE
and 3 of anything – Status: COMPLETE
Independent Project: FEA analysis of Rock Climbing Carabiners
RPI TRANSFER: Statistics
RPI TRANSFER: Accounting
This adds up to a total of 33 credits. 27 in house, and 6 that I was able to transfer from RPI.
So I sent in my petition to graduate and was promptly informed that I did not meet the “residency” requirement of 30 credits and I need to take another class.
I did not meet the “residency” requirement of 30 credits and I need to take another class.
This is me shocked.
This is me facing 42 more hours of class time, 14 weeks of homework, 14 days without carpool, countless lost lunches, hours of cramming, two tests, a project, and another 2 months without a degree on my wall.
This is me depressed.