Not Going To Happen This Year Either

This was going to be the year where I finally start my Psychology degree.

For the past couple of years, from the beginning, I kept coming up against roadblocks. Even so, every semester, and each year, I’ve tried to make it work.

Last Saturday I was able to finally start the registration process. I really thought this was it. I was so excited. After hitting “submit”, I got a message telling me that my registration couldn’t be processed due to outstanding documents.

I know what documents they were talking about. Only, here’s the thing. I had already sent those documents through in early December, and had a generic confirmation of my email having been received. In early January I had sent through another email to confirm that the documents were in order, but haven’t received a reply as yet. I tried calling a few times too, but, as I’ve learned (both from personal experience and talking with others about this specific university), they never answer their phones.

Their admin is crap. I’ve also heard of other unacceptable issues by people who have studied there, or are busy studying, but wanting to continue at another institution.

Do I really want to study with such an institution? One that’s in any case on its way down? They’ve apparently already lost some accreditation for certain subjects. Their fees are very low for a university, so I guess you get what you pay for. I’ve been looking into other universities, and found one that I have my heart set on now. It’s more expensive, but everything looks good. I’ll just have to save up more and wait longer. But it will be worth it.

I know I’m doing the right thing. But it still sucks, and is highly disappointing. The situation sucks, and it doesn’t feel good. But it’s not as discouraging as it would have been in the past. I’m not the same person I was a year ago. Or even a few months ago. I find I can handle situations in a more mature way.

Maybe the time wasn’t right. Maybe this wasn’t where I was supposed to study. So I’m willing to wait and continue doing what I can to make my dream come true.

Sometimes we have to let go of one thing, to make way for something even better.

It’s not the end.


15 thoughts on “Not Going To Happen This Year Either

  1. Great attitude. Have you ever seen the old (1930s) movie, “Lost Horizon”? Ronald Colman is the star. Don’t mistake it for later remakes. A great story of, among other things, self-doubt, disillusionment, hardship, and perseverance. If you get to the end there is a terrific speech and toast given in a British men’s club that might some day be said in your honor. It comes before the very last scene in the movie.

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  2. I know how you feel Rayne…. But I also believe that things happen for a reason, and I am sure that when a door closes another one opens… I am glad you are positive and it was the best decision… Just think that you have another year to get ready for it! 😉

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  3. Know that feeling only too well. When I wanted to start my PhD, it took forever as the new school claimed not to have received documents the old school had sent. Seemed like it took 18 months, though logic dictates it was most likely less than that, probably 6. Meanwhile my future supervisor never did anything to help.

    Anyway, it was the worst school ever. I never felt safe, my supervisor was so dire, I had to change, and she still tried to harass, bully, and intimidate me after that. Thankfully by that time I’d lost all respect for her, so I just laughed and told her to go to hell.

    Point is, its way better to wait and hold out for a good school.

    Best of luck to you!


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