Just waded my way through the horrid UMUC online admissions form, and completed it on the second or third attempt. It was surprisingly brief, given what I’ve heard about college admissions in the past. But then, I suppose UMUC is an atypical institution, more interestedin connecting paying students with willing teachers than with maintaining some kind of image. There is much that I do not and probably will never understand about colleges, but at least my brief relationship with UMUC has been, so far, as straightforward and businesslike as it was with Carroll Community.
Does anyone here get the whole college thing? Particularly the “OMG I’ve been admitted to College $FOO” business? I mean, they offer classes in return for money. I have money, and I want to take classes. If I’m not qualified to complete the coursework, they can flunk me. What’s with the elitism and exclusivity? When I go to the bookstore they don’t judge me at the door to determine whether I’m “worthy” to purchase books from them. Anyone? Clue me in?