Sunday, May 3, 2009

There is Just NOT Enough Bourbon** in My Part of the World to Ever....

....fill out the SAT registration form online for the eldest. Ever again.

The SATs no longer exist for the purpose they were originally created for. It used to be you took the SATs to gauge your knowledge and place yourself among worthy canidates to attend a particular college.

Now? Just to sign up for the freaking test you are filling out pages of information that colleges are BUYING from the SAT "institute" to know who to recruit and try to get the student to pay good money to attend their institution. BUT you are trapped filling out and paying for a test your child HAS TO TAKE because colleges won't accept an application without it. Sigh.....

This was the longest 2 hours of our lives answering all the questions on this form. And if you miss one little box on one little page you have to go back, ad nauseum, to figure out what you missed and get it right. One example - it took NINE questions to ascertain that the eldest was just plain "white" [I swear I was ready to click "Alaskan" just to get it over with - who knows? Her bio dad is adopted - he could've been anything...and besides that they weren't getting our salary history. WTF.]

I was ready to stab someone with my sharpened #2 pencil.

**Pooldad's observation as my hair started to fall out in clumps after page six.....

3 comments:

Rudee said...

Aw. This one isn't bad. Wait for the student loan apps.

SkippyMom said...

What a relief Rudee we won't be doing those :)

Yvo said...

SAT apps weren't that crazy in my day but FAFSA? Forget it, I was ready to cry, and my computer connection fritzed out halfway through (think it was dial up back then). I had to do those alone, too, and asking my mom those questions was like "WHY DO YOU WANT TO KNOW?" me: I could care less, but they need to know how many boats we have to see if we qualify" lol

PS Alaskan, like Inuit Alaskan = automatic scholarship!