Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Back to School

I'm going back to school.

I'm aiming for a master's degree, at long last. However, with the field that I've chosen, it seems I have to take some back undergraduate subjects. Not a biggie, really, as they're classes I think I'll appreciate.

The problem, I've come to learn, is in getting in.

One would think that, at my age and with my credentials, it's easy enough to enroll. But -- oh, no! -- the bureaucracy does not consider either as qualifications. You MUST meet the requirements. You MUST fill up the proper forms. You MUST get in line. Et cetera, et cetera.

The forms are particularly funny. It's been a long while since I've had to fill in my parent's names, addresses, and occupations. And what's that line about a guardian? Do I really need to fill that in?

Philippine universities, it seems, do not really make the proviso for professionals going back to school for a different track than what they originally studied for (with the possible exception of nursing prgrams.)

Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to get my Mom to sign an approval slip. Sigh.