Just revisited my course selection page to see how the discussion section I need for math is working out…as of now, there is one spot in the only time slot that fits my schedule. I’m debating whether I should temporarily drop my art class tonight (since there are still 8 or so spots) during open hours to secure that space; but then again, all of the math sections have waiting lists and art doesn’t.
This spur of anxiety was triggered when I checked the statistics classes I want to take as an alternate to not getting into math…and noticed that it says a prerequisite of taking them is “one semester of calculus.” Does this mean college calc, or does AP in high school count? If it means college only, this will completely ruin my plans to declare an economics major by the end of sophomore year. I’m kind of freaking out, but I think this should be fairly lenient since I did take a full year in high school, which is supposedly the equivalent to one semester, and anyway I did pretty well on my Stat exam…
Must ask some of the business/economics seniors; in the meantime, I need a nap before I get a heart attack. Oh, life.
“The Telebear is a bear that dwells in web of the UC Berkeley internet system, preying on innocent students that think they have created awesome schedules, lulling them into a false sense of self righteousness and security in terms of their schedule planning. When students log into the Telebears system, the Telebear proceeds to rape the minds of UC Berkeley students by telling them that the classes they want at the times they want are FULL. The Telebear shows no mercy forcing students into signing up for 8 A.M. classes, Friday afternoon classes, and classes they don’t give two shits about. He is one fucked up son-of-a-bitch.”—
HAHAHA OMG YES.
I'M SO FRUSTRATED
1. What UC Berkeley students are forced to endure before every semester.
2. The shittiest, slowest, most outdated and least logical website on the World Wide Web. With programming carried over from when it was a telephone service (hence the name), all your info will be lost if you hit the back button, and its inner workings are a mystery to all. Although its stated purpose is to help students register for classes, what it really does is cause lots of stress, anger, and frustration.
“Fuck Telebears!” - common facebook status during the month of August
PLUS DECAL.ORG WHY ARE YOU DOWN. WHY. WHY. I HATE THIS. OMFG I HATE THIS.
My course-scheduling appointment is tomorrow (along with the vast majority of Cal’s freshmen), and all the suppressed anxiety I’ve hidden over the past few weeks is starting to seep through. None of the classes I want/need are filled, and they do seem to have enough room, but I keep forgetting that this is because I’m primarily competing with the freshmen and not the upperclassmen, who have already registered for their first 10.5 units. We’re the only ones left.
I have this neat group of sticky notes on my Macbook Pro’s dashboard, which maps out the remaining three-point-five years of undergraduate studies I have left. If I’m careful, everything will go my way; three fields of study—but that’s the thing: it won’t go my way. And I’ve said this countless times, but I need to hand over this unmerited, omnipotent thinking that I’ve developed and not get so upset over everything that doesn’t work out how I want it to. Since disappointment is inevitable, right? Not saying I will give up on my plans, but setbacks will most definitely occur.
These usually turn into me lecturing and consoling myself. But really, I’m worried I won’t get the classes I need. My first semester turned out frighteningly well, despite scheduling mishaps, but it gets more and more crucial to situate in the classes you originally pick as you move forward (since obviously, those are the ones you need and eventually cannot stop replacing)…ah.
Anyway, here goes. Cheers to the next 24 hours of refreshing.
My Tele-Bears appointment was today at 11 AM. For those of you who are unfamiliar, it’s the website that students use to enroll in classes at Cal.
I was sitting in the cafe, ready with the course control numbers of my intended classes (along with my backup schedule) for the spring semester and my laptop. I’ve heard horror stories about students who didn’t get the classes that they need for graduation because they fill up so quickly, and they end up getting screwed over and dropping out of college to become maids and male strippers. To prevent this disastrous scenario from happening to me, I went in completely prepared. The second 10:59 AM became 11 AM, I signed onto Tele-bears. I have already copy-and-pasted the course control number of the Chemistry Lab so I wouldn’t have to spend 5 seconds typing in the numbers. After I clicked “submit,” to add the class, two things happen:
1. Nothing for about 20 seconds
2. The page freezes and crashes
Dumbfounded, I poked at the keyboard and then proceed to click refresh about five times. The page crashed again just to rub it in. I frantically restarted my laptop, and went through the whole process of signing up for classes again.
I am now #16 on the waitlist for the Organic Chemistry Lab.