Entered On: Sep 03, 2008 12:47 PM
Last Edited On: Sep 03 2008, 12:47 PM
So I finally decided after years of slacking to finish my degree. I went down to the New Media department at UMaine today and had a meeting with Owen Smith, the head of the department, hoping to get some advice on where to start. Unless I completely misinterpreted our conversation, it sounds like with a little footwork, I'm in!
He was willing to let me start immediately despite classes already having started, if I was able to secure financial aid and find some classes that weren't full already. Not only that, but my portfolio of work over the past few years might be enough to get me through the "portfolio acceptance" aspect of the program that first-year students would typically go through.
On top of everything else, I was considering wiping my academic slate clean and having my student records wiped by the University. He recommended keeping the 43 credit hours I had previously accrued back in 1999, despite a pretty lackluster GPA (and by lackluster I mean absolutely awful), as it would save me about 3 semesters of work (and a boatload of cash).
So. Off to the mall I go. I need me some Trapper Keepers and crayons.