Today I received this email from Beth, the International Office Coordinator:
According to the grades currently posted on your student record, you have obtained the required minimum 6.0/B GPA for this academic year and have met the condition on your exchange nomination. However, please let us know if there are any errors on the grades posted.
We will now adjust your status to YES (confirmed). Please connect with Norma if you still need to complete documents for your host university.
Spending all those 11:11 wishes on “Please get me accepted to Exchange, Please get me accepted to Exchange…” were worth it.
So I’ve decided that I won’t be going to Ehwa’s Korean Language Program in June-August. In stead, I’ll do their Winter 2013 program (December-February). The benefit of doing it this way would be:
- Cheaper roundtrip airfare (September ’13 – February ’14, rather than June-December ’13)
- No rush in planning housing and visa (I can look around for goshitels and hasukjibs in person, and continue on a student visa from Hanyang)
- Won’t have to skip the last three classes of guitar (which, I found out on the first day (yesterday) I can’t afford to do anyway, since I joined the more academic/serious guitar instructor this time, and he actually has tests and performances)
So now I have June-August free… and I’ll be in Toronto… which I was hoping against. It does give me time to save up more, but that is only if I find myself a job. And if I don’t… to be quite honest, I am pretty sure I’d be spending more money than saving during the next three months. I’ve already been going out with friends more often this past month of vacation. Plans are being made spontaneously almost every week. My money is going to fly out the window, I know it. I just hope that I’ll have enough left by the end, at least the amount I started with.
If there was one thing that I learned this past year, it was that not getting in to TaLK Korea was a good thing for me. I’ve gone with the titled saying for years, but not until recently have I started to pick it up again.
So did I ever mention that I (finally) received my two remaining marks (from the 4410 and 4416 course that I was waiting on) yesterday?!
I got a B+ in 4416, which I was a little disappointed about because I was getting A- for the quizzes, but I know I lacked in the two major papers. And I actually really enjoyed that class, so I was disappointed that I didn’t apply myself more. But actually, I found out about the mark from my professor the night before, because I took a shot and emailed him (while slightly hinting at the minimum mark I would need)… which was good, because he said he raised my mark by one point to give me the B+ (which, once again, was the disappointing part… that I had to be bumped up by one point.)
But anyway, I found out that I got an A for my 4410 course with Prof Hyun! — which I was completely stoked about because (1.) I was somewhat expecting a B+, and (2.) I didn’t do my best in the second semester. I hardly studied for the last exam (15%), and my paper was x too, though I did manage to score a B+ on it? At that point I felt like,”huh… maybe Prof Hyun does like me!”, but then my friend said that maybe… after majoring in Korean studies for so long I just innately had the skills – or enough to bs a paper on it.
Anyhow, I made the B sessional average I needed! And so now my conditional nomination to Hanyang U should be confirmed! WHOO HOO! It’s become a bit more real now, and it’s exciting!
I went out with my friends today yesterday (which I hardly ever do, go out just to meet them, that is) It’s always something to do with having an errand, or having something to buy, or just… SOMETHING.
But right now, I don’t have anything to do.
School is over for me, good bye fourth year of university~ it was a swift but knowledge-filled ride.
I’m glad that’s over, but now I wait.
Wait for summer school (Guitar in S1 – May-June) to begin and end…
Wait for (possibly) Ewha Summer Language Program and that whole plan to get sorted out…
Wait for my huma 4416 and huma 4410 marks to come out…
Wait for exchange to confirm my nomination based on sessional gpa…
I have about three weeks of having nothing to do.
And I like it.
I haven’t updated with this small (but heavy) piece of information yet. But I received an email from the Exchange Assistant congratulating me on my nomination!
That must mean that this just became more real, right?!
I actually only found out earlier today (or well, yesterday…) but I seemingly had started to prepare for it a little bit until I put it aside for later and forgot about it. Reason for that? …The 20-page essay looming over my head that I have yet to finish writing.
My mark for Intro to Guitar for Non-Majors (3.0 credits) was B+… which means that in order to come to a sessional minimum of B, I’d need at least one A, and two B+s for the three remaining 6.0 credit courses… I’ve finished two now. Which leaves one… the one I’m working on right now.
Did I mention it is due in less than 36 hours from now?
Ohh… I’ve really done it now.
I heard from exchange on Tuesday
Okay. Okay. I won’t get excited unless I’ve met the condition requirements, which I’m thinking I will meet. I should meet it. I will… unless one of my professors decide to be really unforgiving, which I am surely hoping they won’t.