Last night I was very intensely into the third phase. I had all but given up hope of getting a degree, however, because I'd heard that university credits expire, and I was almost certainly outside of that expiration period. I decided, though, that this time I was going to confirm that I was for once and for all. I sent off an email asking about expiration and included my maiden name as well as my current one.
Early this morning (they're two hours ahead of us) I received a reply. Oswego credits don't expire. The woman had also dug up my student number -- for once I can be grateful that my maiden name was so, um, unique. If unique means hard to pronounce and even harder to spell, that is. She also gave me a URL for a page where I could see what courses I had taken, and compare them to a college catalog to see what I might salvage in order to graduate, either with one of my original double majors or my concentration.
At that point I hit my second roadblock (the first being getting up the nerve to send the email in the first place); the password she gave me, a standard "identifying-information-change-immediat
My guess, upon checking the URL out more thoroughly, is that it is for existing students only. It's only a guess, though.
If I'm correct, my next step is easy enough: request a transcript and compare it to the catalog. It will take a little while longer and cost a token amount (I was pleasantly surprised at how "token" it is), but I've already put this off for nigh on sixteen years, so a few days will not be that big a deal. If I'm not correct, things could get interesting, but that's what LJ is for.