me in middle school: man i can't wait until college when i'll be able to pick what classes i take! how cool!
[finger on the monkey's paw curls]
disembodied voice: you'll still have extremely specific requirements but for some reason you'll be forced to pick classes yourself even though the constraints on what classes you can take give you no more freedom than when you were in middle school!
@srol yeah like 90% of my woes are due to the fact that i go to a community college which both has no money and is geared towards people who want to take classes in the morning and evening before/after work. it's honestly not even additional requirements outside my major -- mostly it's that i'm trying to transfer to one of the four ct state colleges and they all have conflicting and extremely picky requirements for which specific english classes do and don't count towards their BFA program