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 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.
OMG OMG OMG. If I had logged my thoughts from three hours ago until now it would mostly consist of “OMG OMG OMG” and “EEEEEEEEE—–!!!” and it would pretty much be accurate.
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Okay, so I didn’t end up applying to TaLK. Pfft.
But I did apply for exchange!! Finished my application earlier than the deadline and the interviews are expected to be held in February *_*. I wish it would have been earlier though.
Other than that… the other night I randomly found myself on international language exchange webpages that a lot of Korean universities have. It’s not like it was my first time seeing the info, but strangely that time it just felt a lot more attractive and real to me. Then all of a sudden I started actually considering it and now… I’m thinking of applying to them in April. LOL~~