It just so happens I have the next two years of my life riding on the next 2 hours. Hmm. Let me fill you in.
I applied for a Business Course out of a College in Northern BC and everything look like it was going smoothly and it would be just a quick thing to do to get accepted as I don’t think this particular program is too popular there. My hiccup came when I sent in my transcript, I thought everything was going to be fine. I needed English 30 and Math 20 (I have a Math 30) the problem came when they told me I didn’t have the right stream of Math 20. To explain I have what the NWT calls Applied Math 20, and 30 which is what I though was equal to BC’s Principles of Math. Principles of Math 11(20) is not the same as Applied it is the same as Math Pure which is the stream above what I have. So if we convert everything to NWT courses, I needed a Math Pure 20 to get in. I don’t have that…..
But I wasn’t out of the race yet. In about 30 minutes I will be writing a CAAT Canadian Adult Achievement Test to see if I am smart enough for the course. I sure hope so because if not I don’t get in! I have seen example test and it don’t seem hard at all. The things that really worry me are the fact I can’t use a calculator even for just simple math, that should be such a big deal except I’m apparently not very confident in myself. The other thing which I think contributes to my lack of confidence is that I have been out of school for over a year now. As I looked throw some practice exams I thought to myself I probably could have done this test with my eyes closed last year and done pretty well but now that I have been out of it for a while, I haven’t done math very often. I brushed up on must stuff and now I just need to do it!
Wish me luck!