Course Enrollment Frustrations

August 10, 2010

Let the ranting begin:

Enrolling in courses not of your PoSt at U of T is the biggest pain ever. I’m currently on the waitlist for 4 of the courses I want to graduate. Sure, I was a little late to the process, but 1 hour shouldn’t have made that much of a difference. There has to be a better way. If I don`t get into these courses, there`s a good chance that I`ll end up taking more next summer (which I already have to take a credit in.) My other alternative is to take an extra semester (because I REALLY want to give the university THAT much more of my money and time.) Sure, all students are treated equal after priority lift, but should we really be? As a student trying to graduate this year, shouldn’t I get to take the courses I want and need to be able to graduate on time?

Sure I could enroll in some other ‘bird’ courses, but I’m not interested in any of the other courses. Shouldn’t university be the place where you can study subjects that your interested in? I want to make the most of my university life and take courses that I actually want to learn about. Second year geography doesn’t interest me. Astrology doesn’t interest me. I don’t care if the course I want is hard, I want to take it. I don’t care if it’s not a ‘GPA booster’, I want to learn about it. Some people give me funny looks when I tell them that. As if the only reason to be in university is to get a good GPA and a piece of paper to prove it.

Sadly I can’t do anything to change my current position. I can only continuously check ROSI to see if my place in line has moved.