I had my advising appointment on Monday and the woman I spoke with (very friendly), informed me that the grand schedule–the one I had drawn up for myself after being given access to the Fall schedule last week–is no good.
For one thing, the two classes I was planning to take in the Fall with my BUSN 6550 Pre-Req class both have BUSN 6550 as a pre-req. So I can’t take them at the same time. Boo. She also said that they don’t recommend taking three classes per semester, especially if I plan on working full-time. Double Boo.
So, I spent the rest of this week re-thinking my schedule for Fall (and the next three years) and I think I’ve come up with something useful:
The downside(s) to this new tentative schedule:
- It has me finishing my degree in May 2015 instead of December 2014, which means that I will have to take the extra business classes I need to be eligible to take the CPA exam in the Summer 2015.
- If I don’t complete all of the courses needed to be eligible to sit for the CPA exam before July 1, 2015, I have to have an extra 3 credit hours (1 class) in Business.
- It also means that, unless I can (want to?) do a Fall internship, I won’t be eligible for an internship with an accounting firm until the third (last) Spring of my education. (You need to have taken 15 credit hours before you’re eligible.)
I’m tempted to take register for three classes this Fall and see if I can handle it, but the no-penalty add-drop window is really small (a few weeks), and I don’t know if that’s enough time to figure out if taking three classes is too much.
I have a few days to fiddle with my plan and make these decisions before I actually register because I have to wait for the transfer of the $200 course registration fee comes through from my 529 account. I don’t think I’ll know what I’m going to do until I actually do it, but I’ll keep you posted.