So, I called my school today to see what I could do to resolve that incomplete class, and I was surprised and pleased to find that I no longer had a problem!
One of my marvelous advisers had taken care of that when it came up as a red flag prior to graduation.
I’m a GRADUATE!
And I’m way more excited now because it’s finally over. Thanks, universe! 2 years ago
How I did it: I accomplished this goal with very little planning. One semester I had four gen. ed.'s, and another I had four CS classes and a high-level math class... so I guess what I'm saying is that I'm lucky I finished in the appropriate four years!
My AP credit from high school came in very handy, so if you're reading this and you're still in high school, try to take those exams.
Also, my best piece of advice (although I might come write entries on here from time to time when I think of them) is to know the professors of your class. It was hard at first to get a reading on the content and difficulty of the class, but towards the end I was great at gauging whether or not I'd be interested based on the professor and his/her teaching styles.
Also, good luck! Read how I did it… 2 years ago
I’ve still got a one credit hour, pass-fail, freshman-level intro to Engineering class that I managed to mess up and not complete. Still gotta fix that, so stay tuned for another entry.
But I feel accomplished! I feel like I’ve done it, and in just four years too.
Now for the job and husband and all that jazz. 2 years ago
to software engineering.. screw computer science 6 years ago
I don’t have a good job yet, but I’m glad I’ve finished my degree. I no longer have to pay tuition!
I still have to pay my student loan, but the size of the payments is much smaller than that of the tuition. 7 years ago
I think having a degree is definitely worth it. I don’t use much of what I learned in CS classes, but hey, It helps me out sometimes. CS is more about algorithms and efficient programming, and not what I expected. I guess I wanted something like MIS or CIS. 7 years ago
Not everyone’s experience is going to be like this, but for me it was fairly worthless. Learning on your own is much more effective. (Of course, it’s also important that you have a community or at least some friends.) But on the whole I would be a much better programmer if I had spent that time and money teaching myself. 7 years ago
It was a great experience and I am still using what I learned. 8 years ago