Topic: Evening Program
My thoughts to close out the year:
Things that I have learned in 2011:
1) 12 year old girls are the lovechild of a porcupine and a bear. Prickly and easily enraged.
2) 10 year old boys, on the other hand, seem to be the equivalent of monkeys crossed with locusts. Constantly on the move, and constantly eating, yet skinny as rails. Completely unfair.
3) Four year olds … well. You know how people frequently refer to the ‘terrible twos?’ I can’t even say what they call the fours. Just know that it’s not ‘fabulous.’
All this to say that I am changing my schedule in the upcoming term, and in Spring 2012 will be taking only daytime classes. I really enjoy the evening program, and will miss my podmates terribly, but also want to try being home for dinners and bedtimes again. Not that I will never take an evening class again, but I think trying day classes will be good for us all. My kids are growing up super fast, and I want to be around for more of it.
This is one of the really cool parts of the part-time program — and one I had forgotten(!).
As a 1L, part-timers take all classes at night. After the first year, however, students can take classes at any time of day and still be considered part-time. The only thing that changes is whether or not you have priority for registration. If a student plans to stick with only evening classes, then, when it is time to choose classes for the upcoming year, they just need to let the registrar know, and then they get first dibs on registration. It’s a pretty neat system.