UPDATE: Applying for graduation

I’m accepted!

I am approved to graduate in May 2020 with my Bachelors degree! I made a blog post few weeks ago explaining how I was applying for graduation, and I told you guys I would update you when I got my results. 

I got the letter in the mail from UW-Whitewater which is stamped mailed from Madison, Wisconsin. It started off saying that I applied to graduate next year. I am going to be cleared for graduation after this semester of classes. They will check my grades to make sure I’m on the right track and won’t be behind in credits.  

The letter listed the requirements of classes that I still need to take to complete my AAR. The AAR stands for Academic Advising Report which shows every college course you have taken since you started college. It shows you your grade, credit amount, and if you have completed certain requirements for major and minor. I have 3 classes left to take for next semester which is 12 credits. They all must be taken for my major advertising.  

The end of the letter listed lots of resources of who I could talk to if I’m having problems with my schedule or if something has changed to switch my graduation date.  

Overall, this took about a month to get my letter in the mail for this process. I haven’t received an email so I’m not sure if I will. My goal now is to just make sure I can pass my classes and do the best I can to graduate on time. 

Mind over matter

There’s going to be a time when you must take a class you don’t like because it’s required for your major or minor. I dealt with this last semester with my statistics class. Math has never been my strong suit because it’s hard for me to comprehended it. My sophomore year at UW-Waukesha I had to take two algebra classes. I ended up passing the classes with a C. Every day I was with a math tutor to get help for the classes. I struggled with the tutor and class because I didn’t want to do it. I had a mind frame that I was going to get a bad grade no matter how hard I tried. I wanted to give up so bad, but I didn’t to pass the class.  

My statistics class last year only had 13 people in the class. Two of those people were retaking it since they didn’t pass the first time. On the first day the instructor was explaining how it’s a very hard course and you need all effort into the class to pass. My mindset changed after my first class. By seeing students are retaking it and how hard it is, I knew I needed to try. After every class I would practice what I learned to keep it in my mind. During random times of the day I would grab a piece of paper next to me and start writing equations. I put so much time and effort and time into that class that I ended up passing statistics with an A. I am so proud of myself that I was able to get over my fear of a class I disliked and pass with the best grade.  

This proved to me that I can do anything that I put my mind to, and so can you! We all have weaknesses, but we can overcome them if we try.