Course Codes Overrunning My Brain

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Well, this is the big day. I’m finally going in to see the guidance counselor with some semblance of what I want to do and what courses to take. I’ve been mulling it over in my mind for a while now, and it’s finally time to act on it. I mean, I may not actually enroll tonight, but I’ll at least solidify what courses I’m going to take. Right now I’m going to tell the counselor that I’m looking at Geometry & Discrete Mathematics, Mathematics of Data Management, Chemistry, and Physics. Those are the four I want – that most universities are requiring for Psychology. Of course, some are requiring one or two and not the others, while other programs require the other ones and not the first few, but overall, if I take those four courses, I’m pretty much covered for any university, at least in the area of prerequisites. I’m also pretty much covered in marks – it’s not a high priority for me since I don’t think anything I could do right now could drop my mark below an 80, unless I decided to skip the final exam or something stupid like that.

Anyways, the problem that I hope won’t turn into a big problem is that some of those courses require a previous Grade 11 course that I don’t have. Geometry & Discrete Mathematics requires Grade 11 U Math, whereas I took Grade 11 M. Physics and Chemistry both require their own Grade 11 courses, of which I have neither. I’m hoping that won’t be a problem, though. I doubt it will be for Geometry at least, since I’ve already completed a Grade 12 Calculus course, but I’m not as sure about the two sciences. I have Grade 11 and 12 Biology under my belt, but I’m not sure if that would slide by. I mean, Vince did the same courses as me up to Grade 11, and I believe he got into Geometry without taking the other Grade 11 Math, and I think he may have gotten into Grade 12 Physics as well without taking Grade 11 Physics. I’m not quite sure. Anyways, if I really have to, I’ll take the prerequisites, although I don’t really want to. The only problem is that gives me 6 courses, something I really don’t want to do. I’d rather keep it down to four so I can better handle school plus a job next year. If I must take the prerequisites, I’ll likely either drop Chemistry or Data Management, which will give me four or five courses, respectively. But I mean, considering North Park uses a two-semester system, I doubt I’ll have too much trouble. I mean, I’ve been used to having eight courses the entire year, four every other day. That’s eight courses to worry about the entire year, and at one point this year, I had a job along with that. The only reason I started not being able to handle that was because I was required to stay late to clean up the store, something which I just couldn’t deal with. Otherwise, I would have been alright. So I’m figuring that having two or three courses for each half of a year shouldn’t be too bad. But I suppose we’ll have to just wait and see.

That’s about all I want to say. I’ve got to try and get a bit of homework done before the meeting tonight, and then I’ll have to come home and finish it up afterward. I wish stupid homework wouldn’t get in the way of my life, you know? Then again, I was planning to do some of it last night, but I went over to Kristy’s house after youth instead. So I suppose it’s partially my fault, but whatever. I’d rather have a tiny bit of a social life rather than none at all.

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