Get on waitlist. A holistic waitlist. Then get the following message:
Thank you for choosing to be placed on our admission wait list. If an opening becomes available, you will automatically be considered for admission. The wait list will remain active until mid-August.
ksajrahskt;jashgkahjdgkalsdjgha NO. MAN. C’mon. I will now stress out till mid-August.
F’ing grad school.
Yeah, I’m that excited.
While I have no problem with the movie Bad Teacher, its advertising campaign is absolutely embarrassing. Their newest tv spot boasts how the US Education system used to be #1 in the world — now it’s 17th.
That’s not funny. That’s humiliating.
A recent e-mail was sent out to all students at the University of Central Florida today, explaining the recent increase in tuition:
Submitted for: John C. Hitt, President
Subject: Impact of Recent Board of Trustees’ Action
At its May 26, 2011, meeting, the UCF Board of Trustees approved a 15 percent tuition increase, along with smaller increases in specified fees. No one likes to pay more tuition, but the increase is needed to provide the high-quality education that you have every right to expect from the University of Central Florida.
Since the recession began several years ago, state support for UCF has been cut by $96 million. Despite these cuts, we have provided additional course sections, enhanced student services, and continued to provide a safe environment for learning. In addition to aggressively pursuing operational efficiencies, we have made up some of the state cuts with tuition increases; nevertheless, attending UCF continues to be one of the best values in the United States. Last year, Florida’s state universities ranked 48th in the nation for tuition costs.
Of the 15 percent increase, seven percent is known as differential tuition. And by law, 30 percent of this differential tuition goes for need-based financial aid. All of the remaining funds must be directed to undergraduate education. With past increases in differential tuition, we have hired additional faculty members and academic advisers, lowered the size of English classes and redesigned algebra classes, and made other changes to improve the student experience at UCF.
In short, this tuition increase will directly and substantively enhance the education of UCF undergraduates. We believe this strategy is in the best interest of our students, our university, and our state.
John C. Hitt
Need based financial aid? How does that work? Because more and more people are going to NEED financial aid if you keep upping the tuition. sdkfjhaskfjlhalkfjh I can’t even begin to explain what is wrong with this situation, it makes me so angry. And not just because I have to pay more money.