I have to disagree with you Robert, I went to UT in San Antonio and I could not have found more helpful and willing proffesors. Granted they could not tell me where in the building I had to go do the paperwork, but they were willing to sit with me, talk about the program, asked me what my interests were, why I wanted to study chemistry, etc, etc. IOW they were actually glad to see someone who had an interest. I find the attitude of carelesness at U of A disconcerting, specially since you are not there because you want to be a famous photographer but merely because you want to learn!I would have thought they would welcome a student like you....not discourage you with a superiority attitude. But what do I know.....?