I realize it’s been a very long time, and if anyone is indeed reading this, I’m terribly sorry for the wait.
However, this entry will definitely be an amazing entry, so I hope the wait was worth it.
Let’s start off at the beginning of summer, shall we?
Though, please note, the timelines won’t be correct much, because I have a shiteous memory.
At the beginning of May (what I never specified if I meant summer of school, or summer of season) I decided to join the Niagara College Facebook Group due to my excitement of “holy shit, I’m going to college!”. Whenever my facebook page said someone posted to the group, I went there immediately, excited for the chance of meeting new people, people who could be in the exact same program as me! (I promise, I’m not perky like this normally!)
And, for, y’know, used bloody books. Because no way was I interested in buying my books brand-spanking-new, and having to spend all of that money, when I have a hard time saving money in the first place. Nope. Nuh-uh.
After a couple of weeks of doing this, luck was finally on my side. A post had popped up, stating that the person was selling first year, and some second year, books for my program.
Well of course I jumped on it. I asked for the price, and got a reply of 30 bucks a book. I said alright, fair enough, can you wait a couple of weeks untik I get paid and have a secure amount of money in my bank account. I was replied to with, yeah.
Then we talked about the condition of the books, what quality they were in, were there any marks, etc. She sent me pictures of each book, and I was okay with it.
Nearly two months later (with her waiting, because like I said above, I suck at saving money — its now late June l, Early July, btw) I finally had the money, and she came over to send me the books.
On the day I got the books, y’all have no idea how excited I was. I mean, I was getting 8 books for $170, 2 of which were for next year. Of course I was excited! When the seller finally arrived at my house, she handed me the books (which yes, were heavy, but I work at a library, so it was nothing) and then I handed her the money (after nearly forgetting, which had caused an awkward moment because I didn’t know how to say bye, aha), she left, and then I looked through the books sporadically.
The next major breakthrough was…
The next step after I payed my deposit of $250? Wait two to three days for it to process. Let me tell you something, I suck at being patient. However, I could handle that wait.
Come Monday though, when I log on to set my password, I learn something. When they said two to three days, they meant business days and, the program would be out of service until Tuesday (yesterday). Which meant I had to wait Friday to possibly, today. Which I did. However, that didn’t stop me from constantly trying to enter in my student id and date of birth in hopes that my payment had been received and I could finally log in. It wasn’t until I tried this morning that it finally(!!!!) worked. And once I had seen that I could get my password, I literally rushed upstairs to my Ma’s computer and started the process.
Doing the process included the following: Entering my Student ID (6 digits) and date of birth. Then reading and accepting their terms of.. You know, the thing you normally never read. After that, it was setting my password (One capital, not used past twenty-four tries, one symbol) and my secret question/answer, while learning I must change my password once every ninety days (thirty suggested).
The thought alone sucks for me, because my passwords are akways long/strong enough, always similar in some form, and, never change unless forgotten, which is rare. In fact, I’m more likely to forget it if it’s constantly changing, so we’ll see how that works out. Though I doubt it’ll be good.
Once my password was set, I learned the actual site as best as I could, and then tried learning Blackboard.
Got bored eventually and logged off, but with my brother having already picked his schedule for Brock and printed it, I just wanna do mine already.
A few days ago — well, more like two weeks ago, actually — I received a package from NC. I had been waiting for this specific package for a few days and once I had finally received it, I was pretty happy.
Admittedly, I nearly ripped open the package in my excitement. When I did finally open it (I have problems with envelopes), I am faced with the scariest fucking thing I’ve ever seen. Tuition and Fees Invoice. There are two sentences of an important notice, your current credit balance and then, the payment options.
Let’s break this down, shall we.
Payment 1: Pay the whole tuition (3800, rounded), wholly, by June 26th. With my spending habits and my crappy work hours/pay? Not possible.
Payment 2: Pay by installment. Your first installment, of 2200, rounded, by June 26th. The second installment, 1700, rounded, due November 19th. If I had more hours, or a better job, definitely doable.
Payment 3: OSAP Memberd only, pay 250 exact by June 26th. Yay me!
Payment 4: RESP people, pay 300 exact on June 26th, with the rest on September 28th.
On the bottom of all that, you have a… I dont know. I dont even know if I should send it in, even though I payed online. I should ask around on that.
Flip the page over to see the back, and you’ve got your terms and conditions (Due date, Important Info for OSAP Applications, acknowledgement of fees, refunds/withdrawls, indebtedness and lastly, methods of payments).
This also came in with the package, a September Start Registration Guide, which so far, I’m pretty much loving it. There’s also something else I need to hand in, but let’s not get into that.
Hope y’all have a good day, summer, whatever. See ya next time.
I will not lie — if there are any spelling mistakes, it’s because I’m doing this on my phone, and have yet to get use to the keyboard.
So, two weeks ago, I think, OSAP application camd out and I rushed home so I could complete it and get everything in quickly.
I won’t lie, I found the application process itself to be truly easy. If I remember correctly, you had to do the following:
• Sign up! You needed your full name, your SIN number, an email address and a password, which had to include one capital letter, a number and one lowercase.
• You then get your OEN number, which is what you use to actually log on.
• After you log on, there’s an option you chose, then another, and then you read a shit load of stuff, accept them, and off we go.
I woke up this morning with an extremely bad
hangover headache and a flutter of nerves in the bottom of my stomach over how today was going to go. For the past seven days, I’ve been stressing myself out about the fact of, how the hell am I going to get to the bloody campus?, which was all the way in Welland, a good 20 minute drive from me. At first, my brother was suppose to drive me, but couldn’t because of work. Then, my father, who changed his mind and said he couldn’t, then changed it back and said he could and them, the day before today, called me and said he couldn’t because he had a job he had to be at today. In the end my fairy godmother/aunt was able to not only take me to the campus, but stay with me the whole day. The point is, by 8:45, I was on my way and by 9:20, I was at the campus, which, holy shit, wow is it ever big.
My Aunt and I ended up walking about…say, three to five minutes to get to the main entrance of the college, where we were greeted by someone who sounded like she spoke Spanish? Anyways, she told us where we had to go (AH141 — the Auditorium) and that it would be starting soon. We made our way to the place of the meeting and picked a spot in Row D, seats 1 and 2, getting comfortable and waiting for the session to begin. After waiting for a few minutes, we were introduced to everyone, and had begun our discussion, which lasted for about thirty minutes. We were then split into the different sessions based on the programs we were accepted and confirming into. Which, for me, was the Child and Youth Worker Program. We made our way to the… I want to say Merritt building — in fact, I’m positive it was that building — wait, no, it was the Secord building, definitely that one — and down a ramp like thing into something that resembled a basement, and into this kind of small, high-school sized classroom, around 9:45 in the morning. My Aunt left to go look for a bathroom, coming back around, five minutes after, and we stayed in the session until 11:15.
I’m not going to lie, the information session about my program ranged from extremely boring (ie: when we talked about the things I had already researched myself) to extremely interesting and informative (ie: the things I did not know, despite all of the research I had done!). We had talked about things ranging from when to buy books/how much books cost, to what the courses are like and how we can get ahead. I don’t remember everything that was mentioned, but I know it was informative, and by the time we were done, I had a lot to think about.
After the information session, my Aunt and I wandered to the bathroom — could the stalls be any smaller, by the way? — and then to the… student commons? I don’t know. I know it was where the food was kept, and some kiosks and the blue bags with paperwork in them that we got to keep were being given away there! So we went there and got my blue bag, then we made our way back to the information desk and got ready for the tour.
I will not lie here, the tour was actually the most boring part of my day. The guide was, also not going to lie, extremely attractive, and funny, but on his way to graduation, so I didn’t pay attention to him as much as I normally would have to an attractive dude. We started the tour off by going to the… Merritt building, or Secord building. Maybe. I can’t remember, as I’m actually writing this two days after the fact now — yes, it has taken me two days to write this thing, aha — but after that, we made our way to… the cafeteria, I believe. It was actually informative, because I learned about the meal plan and liked it, and then we went to the library, and as someone who works at a public library, I will definitely be excited to browse the NC Library. After that, we visited… the gym area and the SAC area. The steps up to the area was dizzying — damn, I hate curly stairs — but it was nice to be up there, and maybe I’ll even use the fitness center, though I’ll have to learn when it’s extremely empty because I hate working out in front of people. After, we went to the actual Gym, then the tour was over (well, for me. Anyone else who stayed, stayed and visited Residence but I was not in the mood to tempt myself).
After the tour, there was an hour left until the last activity I had planned on going to began, so my Aunt and I headed off back to the commons to eat some lunch and then fill out the survey for a chance to win prizes! The lunch was actually really nice — some sort of bread (Kabocha Bread?) and it was absolutely scrumptious. Then we filled out the survey, went and confirmed my offer at admissions, where I got a free cup/straw thing which was amazing, and then made our way to the lecture type thing.
All in all the day was good, and was definitely helpful in helping me with some questions I had. But I definitely have some more.
This is unsurecollegegirl, which is a blog — god, I really don’t want to repeat this again. It’s my college blog, alright? The first actual post will be on Sunday, which is when the school I plan on going to has its VIP Day. More on that, Sunday. Until then, have fun waiting for posts.
Though, after the VIP day, posting will be scarce, unless y’all want me to blog about the questions I’ve asked, the things I’ve looked at, OSAP stuff, etc etc. Let me know, yes? If y’all don’t want me posting about those type of things, y’all will have to wait until I get my next package, which is apparently, in June.
Ciao, mi bellas.
Oh. Random things I wanted to mention.
001. I’m still growing up/maturing. My posts might show that.
002. There might be a few curse words in here. Forgive me for any of that.
003. If you happen to actually know me IRL, let me know in a message or comment or something. Just keep the anonymity for me, si?
004. Check ouy my About. It’ll have everything else needed to be said.
005. Hope you like?