Monday, August 8, 2011

Since When...?

Since did registering for school become so dang difficult?  I mean when I was a kid, I remember standing in a line getting my schedule and my PE clothes and going home.  That was it easy.  I really don't remember anything to it.  You didn't get your books until the first day of school...of course we had lockers too.  But still...books could be handed out on the first day of school now...couldn't they.

Registering for school is now an event.  You make a day of it.  Now if I had been smart--sometimes I am and it is so awesome--I would done "fast track" which would have saved me about 45 minutes of time.  Yep, 45 minutes.    Kristin's day to register was a Wednesday, and I was missing a very important piece of information.  Her shot records.  It didn't matter.  They were not current.  Which was annoying, because she was all up to date.  No exceptions.  So that meant go to the doctor and have them pull her file and make a copy of her chart and go back the next day.   Which we did.

Ten check points.  Most of which were just a place to get a paper signed and move to the next point.  It was pretty well organized and at one point she created an account for the student store and picked out things she would like to have.  All this while they gathered her books.  It got me thinking...why don't colleges let you use books instead of purchasing them???  That's not the question...tho it is a good one!!  Finally got Kristin all yay!  It was a lot of work for high school...and I have to do it again next year???  Since when did registering for school become so difficult?


7 comments:

MiMi said...

I already hate registering for school, but to add the checkpoints would really irritate me!

Emmy said...

Yes, that seems more like how it would be for college. I honestly can't remember what it was like for high school- but I am positive it wasn't like that.

Nicole said...

Wow, you caught me up with the "store"? Is that like a college thing in high school? We didn't have anything like that....

mormonhermitmom said...

Oh I have to do that for my oldest this week and I'm not looking forward to it. Not. At. All.

I think my high school schedule was all determined for me, lockers assigned before school started and books were given out by the teachers the first day. Don't think it could be simpler.

blueviolet said...

The whole college textbook thing is such a racket! To pay over $750 for one semester of books is outrageous, and half the time they tell them to buy books they never even use!

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

That's a lot! We didn't have any of that back in they day. You reminded me I need to pick up my daughter's shot records so they don't ban her from kindergarten next week.

Amy said...

Wow, that is crazy! And those flaming hoops you are forced to jump through are rather ridiculous. Seriously.