Well, a while back I bitched about how ya had to pay 30 bucks to graduate. Maybe I should have kept my mouth shut. Maybe I should have been content with that amount.
Now I find out that, after I’ve put all this hard work into having a major in Psychology and a minor in French, all my certificate will say is “Bachelor of Arts, Honours.” No mention of my major and minor, specialization, what specialization. In order to do that, I have to pay another 80 dollars, $80! Yes, you saw that correctly. Near 3 times the fee for gown rental, the printing of the first parchment, a spot in the ceremony, just to print another parchment that shows my specializations. How about I save you the trouble, asshole. Here’s a pen. Just write on it major psychology, minor French and I’ll be on my way. What? You won’t? How about I just stand here and tell everyone else behind me in line about this disgusting robbery. How about I make your life a living hell until you do? Ok not that far, but it really pisses me off that I feel like they have me by the balls if I had any if I want something that reflects what I’ve worked for.
Here’s the second kicker. When I filled out the graduation application, it had a checkbox that said BA honours, Psychology french. Why do you care if you’re not going to put it on the fucking parchment?
And here’s the final one. They force you to declare a major at the very least. If you don’t, you have to be readmitted. And then at the end of it all, they won’t print it on the damn certificate? How hard is it to write a few more words on the damn parchment!
Believe me, I’m writing a letter to the editor of the student newspaper to this effect, only less peppered with swearing, but I don’t think I’ll make any waves. I’d like to believe I have power, but since I don’t know anyone in high places, I might as well either cough up the 80 bucks or get someone with a real good pen to make the changes for me. It just disgusts me, and even more disgusting is that they don’t make this fact widely known.
So if anyone’s graduating from college or university soon, make sure you know what’s going to be on your parchment. Don’t get cheated!