Well, here goes the next 4 years of my life.
I talked to my advisor on the phone tonight. I think that was the most helpful 45 minutes of my life. She answered all of my questions, or pointed me in the right direction, and quelled most of my fears. Basically, no one’s told me anything about registration because I don’t need to register now. Everything will be taken care of at orientation. Whew. So I don’t have to worry about anything right now. And apparently I can still choose whether I want to do a thesis or not. And she approved my selection of Complementary Therapies and Healing Practices as my minor. So that’s cool. And as far as the RD goes – I can do it, but it’s going to take me a while. I might end up taking both RD courses and Master’s courses at the same time, since RD courses are undergrad and would probably give me a better base for taking Master’s courses. She said I’m looking at getting both of them done in 4 years. Ouch. That’s definitely more than I was hoping for. Dude, I was leaning towards the Master’s at Georgetown because it only lasted for 1 year. I *might* be able to get it done more quickly if I kill myself during the semester, OR I might be able to take courses during the summer. I think that’s a possibility. But…yeah. Four years. Here’s hoping I like Minnesota.