I'm registering to audit classes at the local university to prepare to apply for graduate school. No big deal, right?
Maybe not. It's a very religious private school. They require their students to not engage in drinking, smoking, "promiscuous" clothing, or even living with a boyfriend/girlfriend. All unwed students who don't live in the immediate area MUST live on campus. My club volleyball coach went there while I was in high school, and she was afraid to use Solo cups at her own wedding because there are students who regularly check online for pictures of parties. A Solo cup in her hand would have been incriminating enough evidence to kick her out of school, regardless of the fact that she was having a dry wedding.
My high school violin instructor is going there right now. She cannot tell me enough about how fantastic the music department is. I need a department that will push me and give me the edge I need to be a successful applicant to graduate school. From what she's told me, this department will do just that.
Add these two together and it's an interesting predicament. I am honestly a bit afraid of how this semester will go. I don't yet know if I'll be asked to sign something about not engaging in above activities, or to affirm my (non)belief in god and Jesus.For my own educational protection, I'm changing my profile picture and where I'm from. I have no doubt that as soon as my name is on their admission application, I will be googled.
I need to keep up with my education in order to get to where I want to go, and this university has the closest, most cost-efficient, solid program around.
How would any of you handle this? I am very excited to be getting back into music, but very apprehensive about the religious side of it. Do any of you know of a way to keep this profile from showing up in google? I know it's like hit #3 when I google myself. That makes me nervous.