Wednesday, March 20, 2013

CTC vent session

I don't even know where to start here but I feel like I need to get this out.  (it's eventually going to be a letter written to the Commanding General and Garrison Commander of Camp Zama, but I might choke someone if I don't get this out now)  I started attending Central Texas College back in January in an attempt to finish my degree before we leave Japan.  The amount of trouble and stress I have had to deal with while trying to complete a simple general studies associates degree has been unimaginable.  I am so disgusted with the standard of service provided here on Camp Zama and would not recommend taking classes though the CZ CTC campus to anyone!  Let me see if I can list all of the incorrect, partial for flat out lack of information I have received.

1.  I was never told that I needed to apply for graduation.  The (former) site rep knew my intent to graduate in May when I went into her office on 15 Jan and she never mentioned that I needed to apply for graduation before 1 Feb.  (Graduating in May may or may not be happening now, I still don't know.)

2. I was told the government class I took at EMU 10 years ago would transfer as the govt 1 class required by CTC so I took govt 2 last term.  Come to find out, nope, my previous class transferred as govt 2 so I then had 2 credits for the same class and none for the other.  (After MUCH struggle, this has been fixed)

3. The midterm I took for my history class last term is currently MIA.  I took the proctored exam in CTC office but my instructor never received it.  (As of right now it is still currently MIA.  Without it my final grade is a B, with it, I am certain my grade will be an A. All I can do at this point is pray that it turns up.)

4.  While I was waiting to hear about my transfer credits I was told that I could register for classes that started yesterday through this week.  Come to find out the deadline was actually 2 weeks ago.  (3 phone calls, 2 emails and a fit full of tears, I was granted an exception and permitted to register late for the class)

There were more but these are the ones that stand out in my head right now.

The only positive in this situation is that in less than 7 weeks (God willing!), I will be done with all of this nonsense, my husband will be done with 18+ months of company command and we will relaxing on the beaches of Okinawa!  7 weeks, 49 more days, I can do this, I know I can, but prayers are definitely welcome and appreciated!


Molly said...

I am so sorry this is happening to you. I work as an academic adviser for a community college on Fort Drum (not CTC) and I know how frustrating the whole process should be. At least for us, if you can contact student records directly they should be able to process your application to graduate. Good luck!

Chantal said...

That is so frustrating!

JG said...

Ugh! Hang in there! This too shall pass!