With my finals over I would like to help all those people out there in how to become a perpetual student in college like I did!
1. Change majors- especially like me that I changed from an art major (industrial design) to science major (computer science) almost none of the pre-requisites transfer through so you get all the fun of questioning what this class has to do with your major twice.
2. Change schools- Anyone that has changed schools know that they all have the same policy, sorry we don't accept most credits from other schools but we're sure that everyone will accept all the credits that you earn here. It only took me 3 schools to learn this.
3. Change States- or even better be like me and move to a state, wait the year to get residency status then move back where even though you just lived there a couple of years ago you get to wait another year to get residency back.
4. Junior College- After 3 years I was able to transfer in as a sophomore, time well spent.
5. Wait after High School- I waited a few years to start school after high school. In high school, my senior year if I had failed the final I still would have got a B in math. Now in college the math classes were the bane of my existence.
6. taking math classes from Cal-tech teachers- Taking math classes at Pasadena City College means having the same world class teachers as Cal-tech. Thats great if math is your life, otherwise your brains function differently and communication is not possible.
total time: 7 years. I guess that is not bad since the average computer science major is 6 years.
So now that school is over I am doing the most passe thing possible- going to europe. Still as someone that is still very interested in art this trip is something I have been planning since I started college.