Days of Whine and Neurosis

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Ever Heard of “The National Dean’s List?”

I got an invitation in the mail yesterday to join “The National Dean’s List.” Does anyone know what this is? Is there any reason to join, even if it’s free? I looked it up online and it seems like a legitimate organization, but I’ve never heard of it. At first glance I thought it was some sort of scam or B.S. honor’s society. The return address, however, is not in Nigeria, so the scam possibilities are automatically cut in half.

Why they’re sending this to me now, years after I graduated from undergrad, is a bit of a mystery. I believe it’s because my undergrad institution (which shall remain nameless to protect their registrar’s office’s “diligence”) screwed up my degree when I graduated. I graduated with honors, but they never made the distinction on my degree or transcript. I only realized the mistake when, on a whim, I ordered a copy of my transcript to glance at before ordering copies for my Bschool apps. Of course, it necessitated a mad scramble to get the proper distinction made on the official docs. Fun, fun, fun, but it all worked out in the end.