College Discussion Thread.

May 06, 2013 @ 01:29
How hard is it getting into ASU?
if you can't get into ASU I'd suggest giving up on your education and getting a job at McDonalds lol
May 06, 2013 @ 02:54
Transferring to Temple or PSU in the fall, any heads on here go to either one?

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May 06, 2013 @ 03:09
Accepted into:
USC
Georgetown
Vanderbilt
Wake Forest
Oregon Honors

Rejected by
Duke

In case anyone is wondering about my grades and stuff:
Full IB (All HL classes)
3.97 unweighted
2230 SAT
26 ACT lolzzzzz
Many extracurriculars

All my schools offered me merit scholarships, and only Duke rejected me. I honestly still don't understand. I also hate to say it fellas but USC just mainly looked at test scores. Some kids I know with shittier credentials, GPA and no sob story got in because his fire test scores put the team on his back.

Taking my talents to Oregon Honors full ride.
May 06, 2013 @ 03:24
How hard is it getting into ASU?
if you can't get into ASU I'd suggest giving up on your education and getting a job at McDonalds lol
This tbh.

It even made the easiest colleges to get into list.

http://www.chacha.com/gallery/5655/what-are-some-of-the-easiest-colleges-to-get-into

The only requirement you need is to be alive.
May 06, 2013 @ 03:25
Accepted into:
USC
Georgetown
Vanderbilt
Wake Forest
Oregon Honors

Rejected by
Duke

In case anyone is wondering about my grades and stuff:
Full IB (All HL classes)
3.97 unweighted
2230 SAT
26 ACT lolzzzzz
Many extracurriculars

All my schools offered me merit scholarships, and only Duke rejected me. I honestly still don't understand. I also hate to say it fellas but USC just mainly looked at test scores. Some kids I know with shittier credentials, GPA and no sob story got in because his fire test scores put the team on his back.

Taking my talents to Oregon Honors full ride.
Damn, nice.
I see we got a lot of smart people up in hurr.

EDIT: Just realized your screen name, Kuang.... it all makes sense now.
May 07, 2013 @ 01:21
Accepted into:
USC
Georgetown
Vanderbilt
Wake Forest
Oregon Honors

Rejected by
Duke

In case anyone is wondering about my grades and stuff:
Full IB (All HL classes)
3.97 unweighted
2230 SAT
26 ACT lolzzzzz
Many extracurriculars

All my schools offered me merit scholarships, and only Duke rejected me. I honestly still don't understand. I also hate to say it fellas but USC just mainly looked at test scores. Some kids I know with shittier credentials, GPA and no sob story got in because his fire test scores put the team on his back.

Taking my talents to Oregon Honors full ride.
can you explain more about the oregon honors school? never heard of it
May 07, 2013 @ 02:41
Its part of University of Oregon aka University of Nike, best football school in the nation. Its considered a lot more selective in admissions but in reality its not that impressive just smaller classes and a more liberal arts curriculum. Oh and the best and newest dorms built in 2012 with that Nike money
May 07, 2013 @ 03:34
Its part of University of Oregon aka University of Nike, best football school in the nation. Its considered a lot more selective in admissions but in reality its not that impressive just smaller classes and a more liberal arts curriculum. Oh and the best and newest dorms built in 2012 with that Nike money
we'll see how they do with a new coaching staff. curious to see why you chose those schools over oregon? oregon is a pretty shitty school academically. what are you majoring in?
May 07, 2013 @ 03:59
My top choice was Georgetown/USC of my accepted list but here are the factors:
Full ride
Full ride
Full ride

College tuition is too expensive for my family to afford. Georgetown and USC only gave me 20K in merit which ended up being around 35-40K a year. Damn. 
May 07, 2013 @ 05:12
My top choice was Georgetown/USC of my accepted list but here are the factors:
Full ride
Full ride
Full ride

College tuition is too expensive for my family to afford. Georgetown and USC only gave me 20K in merit which ended up being around 35-40K a year. Damn. 
did u not not quality for any financial aid? both schools are pretty generous so unless ur parents are making bank that's weird.
May 07, 2013 @ 05:39
USC was extremely shitty with the financial aid and Georgetown just gave out loans with low interests. Bank $truggle$. But another factor was due to Full IB, I basically start as a sophomore. My main goal is grad school.

But here's a thought I've been thinking of ever since I watched the pilot of Suits and wanting a better a standardized test score. This may be dumb and just pure fantasy, but hear me out; I want some feedback on this plan:

Person A gets 36/2400 on respective standardized test with ease. 
Person B only gets ok scores like 1900/29.
A and B sign up for the same test on the same day at the same local high school. A and B check in with their respective IDs and head out to their room but instead of going to their correct room, they switch. So A is taking B's test and B is taking A's test. B pays off A with a substantial amount of money and it is a win-win situation.

Keep this in mind:
This is the scenario in Oregon. We only need to check in once and then we are free to go to our test rooms.
I know SAT has that cursive thing but one can easily fake it with some practice.
A doesn't go for the perfect score but a damn good score like say 2200-2300/34-35

Thoughts?
May 07, 2013 @ 07:33
USC was extremely shitty with the financial aid and Georgetown just gave out loans with low interests. Bank $truggle$. But another factor was due to Full IB, I basically start as a sophomore. My main goal is grad school.

But here's a thought I've been thinking of ever since I watched the pilot of Suits and wanting a better a standardized test score. This may be dumb and just pure fantasy, but hear me out; I want some feedback on this plan:

Person A gets 36/2400 on respective standardized test with ease. 
Person B only gets ok scores like 1900/29.
A and B sign up for the same test on the same day at the same local high school. A and B check in with their respective IDs and head out to their room but instead of going to their correct room, they switch. So A is taking B's test and B is taking A's test. B pays off A with a substantial amount of money and it is a win-win situation.

Keep this in mind:
This is the scenario in Oregon. We only need to check in once and then we are free to go to our test rooms.
I know SAT has that cursive thing but one can easily fake it with some practice.
A doesn't go for the perfect score but a damn good score like say 2200-2300/34-35

Thoughts?
lol it's much easier than that. if you really wanna cheat the system, have your friend who's a genius get a fake id with your name on it that is also state issued. proctors can't tell the difference between a real and a fake id unless it's absolutely obvious so once you get past the id issuing you're good to go and you'll pay your friend the price of the fake id (150) + say another 100-150 to take your test for you. i've seen a bunch of asians do this with their own ids because proctors can't tell asians apart in photos, no joke. 

if you get caught, you'll never get into a college which is the downside. also, you mentioned suits and its 100000x harder to cheat on an lsat, gmat, or mcat than it is to cheat on an SAT. that's why SAT/ACT are absolutely jokes since anyone can get away with cheating.
May 09, 2013 @ 04:56
Lurker here, just couldn't find this info on my own was hoping someone could help me. My family is moving to santa clara CA from canada, and I was wondering if there is any decently credible engineering schools in the state that would take me. I did a year of engineering at my local university and got a 2.7 (one of the best schools in the country). I also am considering starting over my degree, I have high school average of 88% in calculus, math, english, chem and phys.

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May 09, 2013 @ 15:24
who's graduating this year? with 1 week left i can say im  tired of school. glad this shit is about to be over.
May 09, 2013 @ 21:28
I don't know what to do anymore
I'm a Junior in high school closing in on my 2nd semester and I have a 2.7 GPA overall (3 years)
I've been getting all 90's with the exception of one class this semester but I feel its too late to do anything anymore. How much can I increase my GPA senior year? Do colleges even look at senior year? What should I do to maximize my chances of getting into a good college?

HELP ME HB FAM!
May 09, 2013 @ 21:33
Originally posted by Inactive User
I don't know what to do anymore
I'm a Junior in high school closing in on my 2nd semester and I have a 2.7 GPA overall (3 years)
I've been getting all 90's with the exception of one class this semester but I feel its too late to do anything anymore. How much can I increase my GPA senior year? Do colleges even look at senior year? What should I do to maximize my chances of getting into a good college?

HELP ME HB FAM!
Score a 28 or higher on the ACT and you should be fine . 

Good Vibes .

May 10, 2013 @ 07:23
Originally posted by Inactive User
I don't know what to do anymore
I'm a Junior in high school closing in on my 2nd semester and I have a 2.7 GPA overall (3 years)
I've been getting all 90's with the exception of one class this semester but I feel its too late to do anything anymore. How much can I increase my GPA senior year? Do colleges even look at senior year? What should I do to maximize my chances of getting into a good college?

HELP ME HB FAM!
my man, just take shit load of AP/Honors next year. and get decent SAT scores, and make sure you involve in activities show the colleges that you are improving just do well, and im sure you'll be fine 
May 10, 2013 @ 07:24
who's graduating this year? with 1 week left i can say im  tired of school. glad this shit is about to be over.
right here man. haha i barely go to school now, glad its over finally 
May 10, 2013 @ 20:30
Originally posted by Inactive User
I don't know what to do anymore
I'm a Junior in high school closing in on my 2nd semester and I have a 2.7 GPA overall (3 years)
I've been getting all 90's with the exception of one class this semester but I feel its too late to do anything anymore. How much can I increase my GPA senior year? Do colleges even look at senior year? What should I do to maximize my chances of getting into a good college?

HELP ME HB FAM!
my man, just take shit load of AP/Honors next year. and get decent SAT scores, and make sure you involve in activities show the colleges that you are improving just do well, and im sure you'll be fine 
Would taking APs and Honors next year matter? I have to submit applications around January.
May 10, 2013 @ 22:16
Originally posted by Inactive User
http://my man, just take shit load of AP/Honors next year. and get decent SAT scores, and make sure you involve in activities show the http:// you are improving just do well, and im sure you'll be fine 
Would taking APs and Honors next year matter? I have to submit applications around January.
your senior year doesn't matter as much. it only matters if you're a borderline student at their school so they ask for senior grades. my best advice is that you go to cc for a year or two then transfer to a 4 year. not a lot of reputable schools accept people with 2.7 out of hs. start fresh and work hard at a cc and move your way up.
May 10, 2013 @ 22:52
I might

Originally posted by Inactive User
http://http://Would taking APs and Honors next year matter? I have to submit applications around January.
your senior year doesn't matter as much. it only matters if you're a borderline student at their school so they ask for senior grades. my best advice is that you go to cc for a year or two then transfer to a 4 year. not a lot of reputable schools accept people with 2.7 out of hs. start fresh and work hard at a cc and move your way up.
I might try to get into a SUNY with EOP programs. Hopefully i can get my GPA to a 3.0 with my incoming grades +  the senior first semester grades. I heard colleges love seeing student grade turnarounds so hopefully they'll take notice.
May 14, 2013 @ 04:08
who's graduating this year? with 1 week left i can say im  tired of school. glad this shit is about to be over.
right here man. haha i barely go to school now, glad its over finally 
i got hit with the senioritis as well. only showed like 4 out of 16 times at my general elective class but i dont give any fucks about that class.
May 14, 2013 @ 04:36
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May 15, 2013 @ 08:52
Originally posted by Inactive User
http://my man, just take shit load of AP/Honors next year. and get decent SAT scores, and make sure you involve in activities show the http:// you are improving just do well, and im sure you'll be fine 
Would taking APs and Honors next year matter? I have to submit applications around January.
it does matter. colleges look at how you manage to finish the last year. 
May 16, 2013 @ 03:43
FUCK COLLEGE

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May 16, 2013 @ 03:49
May 17, 2013 @ 01:07
Is UC Riverside a nice school? 
People have been telling me it kinda sucks. 
What is it like what kind of people are over there?
May 17, 2013 @ 01:49
Just finished my freshman year at UC Berkeley today smokeyface black college students we in dis
May 17, 2013 @ 01:49
Originally posted by Inactive User
I don't know what to do anymore
I'm a Junior in high school closing in on my 2nd semester and I have a 2.7 GPA overall (3 years)
I've been getting all 90's with the exception of one class this semester but I feel its too late to do anything anymore. How much can I increase my GPA senior year? Do colleges even look at senior year? What should I do to maximize my chances of getting into a good college?

HELP ME HB FAM!
The first thing you need to do is change the way you're looking at it. It's never too late. 

Senior year take challenging courses, AP, or Honors. 
As far as electives go, find ones that interest you, but could possibly be GPA booster-type classes
Get involved in clubs at your school
Get involved in volunteer work in your area
Study your ass off for the SAT's, and yes, you can study for them, don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
If it comes down to it take the ACTs as well
Write well thought out college essays, if your GPA doesn't improve, you can explain to them the reasoning behind your not so hot grades, but don't make excuses.
Follow up on colleges, meaning, take visits, keep in contact with the schools you are applying to, because yes, they do keep track of what do you involving the school itself, and how it may reflect how interested you are in going there.
Don't let anyone tell you colleges don't look at your senior year grades, because they do, and if they see improvement it can help you.  
Don't be a douche-bag and get "senioritis", work your ass on the last year, all of it counts.  

I prefer carcinogens to endorphins.

May 17, 2013 @ 01:53
got a letter from university of Cincinnati

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