At around September of 2011, I made a very important decision in my academic life. I decided that I was going to transfer to Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU). If you want to know the reasons why I decided to transfer out of DLSU, search my blog for the Reasons Why I Hate DLSU-M series. That should clear up some questions. If not, you can leave your questions at the comment section below. :)
So back to ADMU.
I got my application for transferee and application for scholarship from ADMU, and all that was left to do was to study for the Ateneo College Entrance Test (ACET). I didn’t study for it right away because my ACET was set in January; so I delayed my ACET tutorial ’til November.
Come November, and my workload had been doubled. November was practically like hell month for me because final papers, projects, videos and tests were piling in. During that month, I had my tutorial at the AHEAD Katipunan branch (which, by the way, is the best place to study for any college entrance test) while DLSU was churning out tests, papers and etc.
Much to my surprise, the secretaries at AHEAD still remembered who I was. Although, it should have been expected since I did sign up for their ACET tutorial twice before that :D (Note: The only reason why I failed the ACET the first two times was because I wasn’t ready for it, totally not AHEAD’s fault.)
As I did my ACET tutorial, I quickly saw what areas I needed to concentrate on. Math was definitely not my thing, which is ironic since my father and grandfather both graduated with latin honours in engineering. I concentrated on everything else and studied them like they were my finals.
December came, and I was fortunate enough to not have any final exams. However, in place of that, I had plenty of final papers and projects to submit. I received my term GPA of 3.627 for all that hard work :D Right after I got my grades, I was ready to review for the ACET.
I literally had only over three weeks for self review (I finished the AHEAD tutorial during the first days of December). I still get the jitters thinking about it. I even blogged at the eve of my ACET because I needed to loosen my nerves. Hahahaha!
January 15, the day of the examination. That was the day that I worked hard for over two months. I took the test, and I quickly saw how easy it was for me to answer it. Keeping in mind how hard my two prior ACETs were, each portion, excluding the math part, was accomplished five to ten minutes before time was up. I had more than enough time to review my answers and rest for the next portion. “Wow, AHEAD had harder exams. They were longer and the time was shorter too,” I thought.
I felt extremely confident that I could pass the test.
The application to ADMU called for an essay, and an essay, I did write. However, I think that it may have been too much since I did write about 20-21 pages. The subject of the essay was my animosity towards my father. It may not sound like the best thing to write about, but it was better than my first two drafts about my history of relationships that I had with women and how one girl changed my life forever a.k.a. A LOVE STORY. But who knows. I did my best to write it.
The thought that I may not be accepted into ADMU is really giving me this anxiety meltdown. I may not look it, but I’ve secluded myself from almost everyone. What if I wasn’t going to be accepted because I took 15 units once instead of 18? That term was terrible; that course should have been 6 units worth since I took it everyday and it was basically two subjects put into one course. Heck, it even had two professors for it! What if they didn’t like my essay? What if they found it offensive and arrogant? What if they won’t grant me a scholarship? :|
In about 30 or more hours, I’ll know if I get to fly with blue wings. In about 30 or more hours, I’ll know if I’ll have to resign from my position at my Batch Student Government at DLSU. In about 30 or more hours, I’ll know if I finally get the opportunity to be an Atenean once again. In about 30 or more hours, I’ll know if I’ll be granted the privilege to study as a scholar. In about 30 or more hours, I’ll know if I have to stop schooling for a year just to fund for my education. In about 30 or more hours, I’ll get the answers to questions I thought I never had to ask, but then had to because of unfortunate circumstances that were caused by my father. I’m getting anxiety meltdown, because in 30 or more hours, Ateneo will decide what becomes of me.
Forever Fornever. May 7, 2012.