Anyway, I promised I would finish this once I got back on the computer, so...
Last time on grok $me...I had just spent a week getting a "K-12 hold" cleared off my community college record.
And now the thrilling conclusion...well, sort of...With the K-12 hold gone, I started signing up for classes.
As it is now, I intend for my schedule to be something like this:
- PE 192: Life Fitness Center. This is basically a circuit-training thing you do for two hours a week. It's my concession to my parents' demands to try to stay in shape. (Not that it works...)
- CIS 37: A C++ class. I've taken AP Computer Science in C++, so I expect this to be fairly easy.
- CIS 40A: An assembler class. I've never worked in assembler, except in the fairly high-level Parrot interpreter's assembler, so this might be a challenge.
- CIS 50L: Required lab for the assembler class. I don't expect to use it, and probably never will.
- Math 3A: Calculus. This'll probably be my hardest class.
- Math 180: Math lab. It's recommended, so I'll take it and skip if I don't need it.
Then I try to sign up for CIS 37, the C++ class. It informs me that I haven't taken the prerequisite--a C class, CIS 36.
I'm taking 37 because it's transferable to UC Irvine, which at least for now is my target school. But it's the exception, not the rule--most language-centric courses can't be transfered, including the C course. And since I've already taken AP Compsci and thus know C++, it's kinda silly for me to take a C course.
I fired off an e-mail to the teacher and moved on.
Math 3A was a problem too. It listed Math 2, precalculus, as a prereq, but I already took precalc--it was my last high school math course. I sent off another e-mail and paid for the classes it had allowed.
Meanwhile, classes are filling up... *sighs*
Well, I checked my e-mail a few minutes ago. The teacher for CIS 37 (the C++ course) has informed me that I need to file a "challenge form" at the school, but that since I've told him about the situation, he'll make sure I can get in. Which is awful nice, I suppose. I still don't know about the math course, though...