Tuesday, February 24, 2009


I am so excited to let everyone know that I was just accepted to the University of Utah. I will be applying to the Psychology department as soon as I can and should be graduating in may of next year.

This makes the third university I will attend before receiving my bachelors degree. It is amazing to remember back to when I first started college at Weber State University. I chose that college because it is the only one that would accept me. I started out as an Elementary Education major. After attending classes there for one year, I married Josh. Due to morning sickness, I was unable to complete my third semester there. I took another year off after Benjamin was born.

Just before Benjamin's first birthday I applied for admission to Utah State University. Benjamin went to daycare and I returned to school as a Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) major. I did not enjoy any of my FCS classes and decided to change my major again. After much praying and fasting, I decided on psychology. This has been the best decision I ever made. I LOVE all of my classes and I get so excited when I learn new things about the brain (just ask my husband, I often keep him up late at night explaining about neurons and axons and how they all work together at the same time).

When Josh recieved a job in Salt Lake I began praying and fasting for direction in how I should complete my education. I really felt that I was to complete my degree at the University of Utah. So I made an appointment with the Psychology advisor. He looked at my transcript from Utah State and told me that if I transfered, I would still be on track to graduate in Spring of 2010. I believe that attending the U will provide me with more opportunities to do research that will perhaps be benificial when I begin applying for graduate school in January.

In case you can't tell, I am way EXCITED!


  1. YAY!!!! Congratulations Catie this is awesome. I cant wait for you to graduate we will be there for you, keep us posted on things and let us know where we can help.
    Love ya tons and hope to hear more good news.

  2. YAY!!! Congratulations that is so exciting.

  3. Hi Catie! I just found your blog! That is totally awesome about being accepted to the U! I've heard that school is hard to get into so congratulations! Are you living in Salt Lake now?

  4. Congratulations!! That is great that you won't have to take extra classes to graduate, does that mean all of your credits transfer?

  5. Well I have an Associates degree so that counts for all my general requirements and there are only a couple of psychology classes that don't transfer but they still count toward my degree because you have to take so many psych credits of your choice.