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07 October 2010 @ 06:06 pm
jesus christ I'm an idiot. and my university is the same.  
Okay, so. Today I was going to get signed this document where you list all your exams and all your credits for a total of 180. Which is what you need in order to graduate. (Or well, you need 175 because the other five are for the dissertation.)

My icon should suggest what happened, but I'll cut it because this will probably be whiny and a self-pity party.

I had a last look at it again before getting it signed.

And I realized that in one spot where the exam total should have been 48 (each exam is 6 credits), well, I had seven exams. Therefore 42. Therefore I lack credits.

Cut to grabbing a sheet and re-calculating everything.

I have 170 credits. Not 180. I don't know where the other four credits went, but point is, I have ten credits MIA. And that document in theory couldn't even be approved. Because it can't be approved if the sum doesn't match.

Now. I don't know when it happened because I'm sure that in the first/second year, before I switched a bunch of things, it was 180 credits. About where one exam went, I think I have an idea. (Meaning, I once had eight exams in the 48 credits section, then I took one out and forgot to change the sum.) About the rest, I don't even fucking know.

But JESUS CHRIST, the person who signs them for me DIDN'T REALIZE IT when she has been signing them for THREE YEARS. Every time I handed it in, NO ONE EVEN BOTHERED TO CHECK IT, because if that was wrong someone should have fucking called me. And I handed it in at least four times in three years. Alright. It's my fault. I suck at maths and I screwed it up and I should have checked it better. But that particular copy? It has been lying in the department FOR A YEAR. Goddammit, if people who get paid to check them had noticed it MAYBE I'd have corrected it last year, right?

Jesus.

Now, I'm not hyperventilating because in theory I can graduate in December anyway if I give all the exams before the end of November, and I can give all the papers and stuff anyway. And if my supervisor is as awesome as she usually is I can just spend the next three weeks studying the program she had last year for her subject and give a 12 credits worthy exam with her before December. And she's my thesis supervisor so it's not like it isn't my subject.

BUT GODDAMMIT I WAS SURE I WAS DONE. I just wanted to write my thesis and have free time to do it instead of arriving at the fucking last minute. And I can't even say it's not my fault, but still, Christ, why is this system just so crappy? I was an idiot, but still someone should have realized it, considering that there's a bunch of people who is paid for that. I guess it's good that I realized it before I actually handed all the forms in, but goddammit I don't want to drag it on until March to graduate. Argh idk I just want to cry but I think I'm beyond it. Whatever, I'm half-sure I can wrestle my way out of this, but I don't think my brain is ready for this.

In other news: my throat is utterly sore or at least it feels like it's burning and I have a concert this evening and I'm not exactly feeling like going anywhere but hell, it might be the last time I get to have some free time in the next three weeks. Might as well go. :( Dear this post is totally the self-pity feast.
 
 
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elliotsmelliot: Lost Juliet Dramaelliotsmelliot on October 7th, 2010 04:31 pm (UTC)
Clearly my university is working with your university because I have 11 students in the same situation due to a credit error made by the admin, not them. It is is really frustrating. I hope your supervisor can help you solve the problem or better yet, no new exam has to happen at all.

I hope you feel better before the concert in case it is one where you will sing along.

*HUGS*
the female ghost of tom joad: assbut!!!!!janie_tangerine on October 7th, 2010 04:41 pm (UTC)
I'm starting to think it's some kind of admin conspiracy. *headdesk* I highly doubt the new exam isn't happening because I should have realized that it was wrong, but then again the admins are paid to actually check that I don't lack things and not to tell me when I hand the forms. I just hope she has a way out of this.

And I hope too. XD It's Nick Cave so idk about the singalong, but I just don't want to feel crap during it.

<333333333333333333333333333 ♥
the story girl: hug - ggeponine119 on October 7th, 2010 04:59 pm (UTC)
Oh, I am so sorry. That completely sucks.

Feel better!
the female ghost of tom joad: glomping!janie_tangerine on October 8th, 2010 10:42 am (UTC)
It does, y/y? *sigh* l just hope I can solve it as I thought. :/

And thanks! (Now I do. Water and salt do help, disgusting as they are..)
sevvy23sevvy23 on October 7th, 2010 05:07 pm (UTC)
Hey, you don't have to worry about self pity or other shit here... livejournal, you know? you're entitled to write whatever you want and i guess it's better to vent here than to get stir crazy in real life!! Anyway, i hope this situation will soon be resolved; i'm not at the uni anymore (it's only been a fiew months ) but i still have nightmare about the admin stuff!!
Oh, and can i say that i just hate you for going to see Nick Cave while i'm stuck doing nothing tonight because i work at 5 in the goddamn morning tomorrow???
take care, xx
the female ghost of tom joad: dark tower eddie has the best quotesjanie_tangerine on October 8th, 2010 10:57 am (UTC)
Well yeah, I guess that's also what LJ is for. ;) I just am completely mad at myself for not having realized it first and it makes me whiny. ;) And yeah, I hope it can get sorted out. Jesus, the day I really am done I'll probably have nightmares about the admins.

And lol it was the only good thing that happened yesterday. A VERY GOOD THING THOUGH. ;) but eww working at five in the morning? ;___; that's awful.
Lou: H50 - chingottalovev on October 7th, 2010 05:08 pm (UTC)
you're entitled to a little emo, if you ask me! this sucks so much, i am sorry. I sure hope everything is under control in the less painful ways imaginable *hug*
the female ghost of tom joad: ILUjanie_tangerine on October 8th, 2010 10:58 am (UTC)
It does. I just, why in half of the other Italian universities people double-check that stuff in admin all the time and not here? *sigh* I hope it ends up being manageable, thank you! <3
Fangirlage like WHOA.: CR // Colbert - WTFY?hopelessfangirl on October 7th, 2010 05:10 pm (UTC)
Oh my God, memories of this past April are flooding back to me. My situation isn't exactly the same as yours, but it still involved that realization that you might not graduate on time and it is the MOST AWFUL sinking feeling. Gahhhh, that is so frustrating that the people who were supposed to approve it didn't pick up on that error either! I can see if you were slack about it and never bothered to check with anyone or whatever, but isn't the whole point of having someone approve it be that someone DOUBLE-CHECKS IT FOR YOU? Especially after all this time!

I really hope everything can be sorted out, hun. You work so hard and it would be such a royal pain in the ass to have the process prolonged even more. =( *hugs*
the female ghost of tom joad: ARE YOU SERIOUS?janie_tangerine on October 8th, 2010 11:04 am (UTC)
ISN'T IT JUST? :((( ewwww, it just makes you feel like crap, indeed. And awful sinking feeling = it. *sigh* now if only things were like ten years ago where you got ONE degree I guess that six months more or less wouldn't make a difference but if I push it to May or July it means that I lose an entire year because I have the masters one next and ARGH DNW. And yeah, I was slack and it's my fault but there are people paid to check that I don't fuck up so at least someone could have, idk, GIVEN IT A LOOK? Blah. I just don't want to drag it out. :((

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the female ghost of tom joad: assbut!!!!!janie_tangerine on October 8th, 2010 11:09 am (UTC)
Oh god don't tell me about that. It happened here too except that we had 6 credits, the other literature departments had four and since I needed some literature exams I think that this whole mess when I had some 4 credits exams in my plan was half of the reason I'm in this mess atm. The academic overhaul made like this is utterly nonsense and jfc I hope you don't get screwed over as well? :((( I'll never get the usefulness of credits.

<33333 thank you! I enjoyed the concert but I didn't feel better during that. But I managed to find something to do for the sore throat when I went home and now I feel definitely better than before, lol.
bold_seer: robin hoodbold_seer on October 7th, 2010 05:47 pm (UTC)
BLAH. :/ And I know what you're talking about; there's something I should take care of in the near future. Their mistake, not mine, but -

Feel better soon! <3
the female ghost of tom joad: fuck everything and be a piratejanie_tangerine on October 8th, 2010 11:10 am (UTC)
It's so classic when it's their mistake and you get to take care of crap. BLAH: my feelings to a T.

Thanks! <3
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the female ghost of tom joad: tangerinesjanie_tangerine on October 8th, 2010 11:12 am (UTC)
Evil systems = all universities, I'm starting to fear. Except that in this case it's just stupid. *sighs* thank you! (And it does. At least that.)
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the female ghost of tom joad: not pleased at alljanie_tangerine on October 8th, 2010 11:15 am (UTC)
Thanks. <3333

I'm starting to think that all universities have to be run by an evil system, y/y? <333 I just hope it can be solved without too much hassle.
ciaimpala: dirtydancingciaimpala on October 7th, 2010 07:46 pm (UTC)
I'm so so sorry hon *hugs*
the female ghost of tom joad: tangerinesjanie_tangerine on October 8th, 2010 11:16 am (UTC)
<3333 I hope it can get solved easily. *sigh*
lover all alone: SPN: the stupid makes puppy cryinvisiblelove on October 7th, 2010 08:42 pm (UTC)
...that does not even make sense. LOL like literally, cannot even follow that hot mess. WTF why do they need to make everything so damn difficult?? UGH I'm sorry about all that, sweets. I hope it all works out!
the female ghost of tom joad: assbut!!!!!janie_tangerine on October 8th, 2010 11:18 am (UTC)
Your icon sums it up perfectly. And lol credits I hate them, and believe me if I tell you that apparently I didn't get it as well if I ended up in this mess. XD And yeah. WHY. At least HELP ME make the goddamn plan, or check it, or idk whatever I'm talking to the supervisor in like three hours. Hopefully she'll save my ass? ;)
Laura: Lost: Christian is not amusedpolvodestrella on October 7th, 2010 09:24 pm (UTC)
Oh, no!

I read about this on twitter, and hell, this is so frustrating. I mean, how on earth nobody ever told you that you were missing credits? Because really, as you say within all those years somebody could have counted it!

Anyway, I'm so sorry about it, I wish I could give you those missing credits!
the female ghost of tom joad: assbut!!!!!janie_tangerine on October 8th, 2010 11:22 am (UTC)
how on earth nobody ever told you that you were missing credits?

What I'd like to know. I mean, jfc, they -should- do it. And anyone not impaired as I am in maths would have noticed it on the spot. *sigh* Thank you so much! I'd totally take them from you. ;) <3

Also your icon = win. XD
...a kind of sweet metaphysical blur...: control yourselfhitlikehammers on October 7th, 2010 09:53 pm (UTC)
Oh, doll; I am sorry about this madness -- that's so frustrating! And I agree -- the administration is paid for something, right? They should have let you know there was a problem, and the fact that no one noticed for so long is incredibly upsetting. I know it probably doesn't help much, but try to stay positive -- you can still get done, and at least you caught the problem now, versus at a later time when it could have caused more issues. *hugs* Also: feel better with your throat, and enjoy your concert <3
the female ghost of tom joad: pmsjanie_tangerine on October 8th, 2010 11:30 am (UTC)
I think admin stuff in university should be on the dictionary next to frustrating, y/y? But yeah, I mean, admins are there for a goddamn reason, not for not doing zilch. Which is apparently what they do? *sigh* I'm half-mad at myself because I should have noticed as well, but if no one else did it just means that they check it just when you graduate. And then you're even more screwed. But yeah, I'm trying to look at this with the glass half full. I just don't even want to look at it another way. ;) <3333 and thanks!
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the female ghost of tom joad: ARE YOU SERIOUS?janie_tangerine on October 8th, 2010 11:27 am (UTC)
Word. Christ, why couldn't we just stay like before when credits didn't exist? :( and it's better now, thank you. <3
sad side of normal: Fables: Bigby & Snow together at lastfosfomifira on October 8th, 2010 04:09 am (UTC)
I had a lot of problems with credits in my old university, so I'm not at all surprised that this happened. What matters is that there's a way to fix it and you'll do just fine. I am assured of this.

*hugs*
the female ghost of tom joad: glomping!janie_tangerine on October 9th, 2010 11:05 pm (UTC)
There are credit problems all the time sadly. *sigh* I just hadn't completely realized I fell right into one. But I think I might have found a way to straighten it out, now just hope that on Monday I manage to do what I want. ;) <33333333333333