today i withdrew my registration from the Paralegal Accelerated program (PLEA) at seneca college. after having a horrendous experience with their school of continuing studies over the summer, i found out that the book list that the department sent out was wrong. apparently, the faculty and staff in the department are lawyers; this i find very hard to believe simply because of the amount of mistakes they have made in my less than six months attending their classes.
the summer course i took, “introduction to canadian law,” was taught by a woman named cherie daniel. she cancelled five classes; she handed back our first test and assignment nearly a month after we submitted them. the administers of the course wanted to extend the course by a week, which was totally unacceptable.
the full-time paralegal program seems to be no less poorly organized. they sent out a book list about 2 weeks ago, so i bought books from a former student. yesterday, when i went to the orientation, they told us that the book list sent out was wrong. when i asked about how they could make such a mistake, the program coordinator, linda pasternak, said that it was “registration’s fault.” i seem to be stuck with these books, although a couple of students have contacted me to buy them … so maybe it will work out.
so, even though i got a refund, i am at a loss for what to do. one thing is for sure, i will not be going to seneca college. its a big disappointment because i was looking forward to returning to school. but i can’t attend an institution where incompetence and stupidity seem to be the norm.