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January 8th, 2010
12:13 am


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I am petitioning to get 100% of my tuition back from a class that I dropped on the first day of school. Maybe it's always been this way, but ever since I started UO many years back, I could swear that it was set up so that you could go to your first class in the first week of the term, and if you decided, hell no I'm not taking this, you could drop and get a full tuition reimbursement.

This term of Winter 10, the last day you could drop and still get all your money back was the Sunday before the first week of school. Because I dropped the first day of school, I get all but 10% back, which, for a 4-credit class, amounts to over $120.

The thing that pisses me off the most though is that I actually did try to drop the class before the deadline, but I needed some advice from academic advising before doing so. On Dec. 31st I tried calling the office and nobody picked up, even though I tried calling for an hour and a half. I get that New Years Day is a federal holiday and that nobody would have been in then, but New Years Eve day? Come on! People are taking that off too now? Do you really need more than the time between 5pm -oh, wait, the office of academic advising closes regularly at 4:30 instead of 5 as it is- and midnight to get ready to party?

Anyway, I'm just wondering can any seasoned UO goers tell me, has it always been this way? Where you can't even attend the first class without financial penalty, and where the campus offices shut down on New Years Eve day? I honestly thought that you could go to your class, and if you realized that it was going to be too easy, too hard, or too stupid, you could get out of it easy-like. Please tell me if I'm in the wrong- I won't be happy, but I guess I'd just have to deal.

Or if you can't answer, respond with your annoying UO red tape horror story or catch-22.

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Date:January 8th, 2010 12:32 pm (UTC)
I remember it being that way back from 05-07 (when I graduated). It seems though, that you might be able to make a case about needing advising and not being able to get hold of anyone.

It's a pretty stupid policy. Hope you get something back.
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Date:January 9th, 2010 04:22 am (UTC)
Just be glad it's not like LCC, where for some classes you can get ZERO PERCENT back if you drop a class any later than the day before the class begins, as I learned the hard way. UO is a dream in comparison.
Date:March 21st, 2011 07:58 am (UTC)
Actually, at LCC you have until the Sunday AFTER classes begin to drop WITH refund. You have the first week to attend class before you commit. Sorry to hear that UO is not the same. Hope you get your refund.
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