College Discussion Thread.

Jul 06, 2013 @ 22:37
Chances of getting into USC?
-3.93 GPA 
-In top 10% of my class
-Eagle Scout
-100+ Hours of Community Service
-Varsity Track and Football (2 letters each)
-Robotics team
-2000 SAT II (760 in math)
I would like to study Mechanical Engineering. I'm not rich so I would need some money. Anyone have an experience with USC's financial aid program?  
Jul 06, 2013 @ 23:08
Coming up might be my last year at uni or may not be ...going to lucky to be graduating in 4 years at a csu
Debating on whether or not I should delay my graduation for one year to go study aboard after im with everything meaning this year's courses, get a double major, or get a minor.

Probably not going to grad school...

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Jul 07, 2013 @ 07:24
Chances of getting into USC?
-3.93 GPA 
-In top 10% of my class
-Eagle Scout
-100+ Hours of Community Service
-Varsity Track and Football (2 letters each)
-Robotics team
-2000 SAT II (760 in math)
I would like to study Mechanical Engineering. I'm not rich so I would need some money. Anyone have an experience with USC's financial aid program?  
what's your unweighted gpa? are you involved in any other clubs at your school? have you only taken one Sat 2 test? also, have you taken the ACTs?

FA is very, very generous. if your parents combined make less than 60-70k you'll be getting some damn good aid from them.
Jul 07, 2013 @ 18:58
What's LSU like? A nigga might be going there cuz of dat tops program in Louisiana. 2.5 GPA we in dis smokeyface nah but srs doe, anyone on here go there?

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Jul 08, 2013 @ 06:13
Chances of getting into USC?
-3.93 GPA 
-In top 10% of my class
-Eagle Scout
-100+ Hours of Community Service
-Varsity Track and Football (2 letters each)
-Robotics team
-2000 SAT II (760 in math)
I would like to study Mechanical Engineering. I'm not rich so I would need some money. Anyone have an experience with USC's financial aid program?  
what's your unweighted gpa? are you involved in any other clubs at your school? have you only taken one Sat 2 test? also, have you taken the ACTs?

FA is very, very generous. if your parents combined make less than 60-70k you'll be getting some damn good aid from them.
Unweighted 3.88 
I'm not in any other clubs other than video game club lol. I only took the SAT once, and the ACT I got a 26 but I'm planning to retake it for a higher score because I just got a prep book. My senior year course load is pretty rigorous with 4 APs and computer science 5-6 Honors. 
Jul 08, 2013 @ 13:17
All these accolades, but if you're not accented the first time around you could take the junior college route and just transfer in. I found that way to be easier.

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Jul 08, 2013 @ 13:33
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Jul 08, 2013 @ 16:14
what's your unweighted gpa? are you involved in any other clubs at your school? have you only taken one Sat 2 test? also, have you taken the ACTs?

FA is very, very generous. if your parents combined make less than 60-70k you'll be getting some damn good aid from them.
Unweighted 3.88 
I'm not in any other clubs other than video game club lol. I only took the SAT once, and the ACT I got a 26 but I'm planning to retake it for a higher score because I just got a prep book. My senior year course load is pretty rigorous with 4 APs and computer science 5-6 Honors. 
if you get below a 30 on the ACT don't list your ACT score at all. Just list the SAT score instead. also how many AP tests have you taken your freshmen-junior year and what score did you get on them? your unweighted gpa is great so you have a good shot but the low weighted gpa suggests you had a fairly easy courseload which could hurt you a bit. also since you said you wanted to apply as an engineer you absolutely must get a 4/5 on AP Calc AB at the very least. My friends who are in the engineering program here all had 4/5s on AP Calc AB and BC, for the most part. if you have any other questions about admissions or anything else let me know
Jul 08, 2013 @ 16:16
Has anyone here graduated from usc, lmu or nyu? How was your all around experience and did you get a job after finishing? I am interested in majoring in film, specifically screen writing or at least anything in the film or tv business
gonna be straight with you and tell you that the film program at sc and nyu are damn near impossible to get into. they only accept like 100 students every year i think. at SC, the film school is absolutely ridiculous. they just renovated everything with the 300 mil donation they received from george lucas and the connections here after you graduate are mindblowing, especially if you want to go into production. if you manage to get in to the program, chances are 100% likely you find a job afterwards.
Jul 08, 2013 @ 16:37
Unweighted 3.88 
I'm not in any other clubs other than video game club lol. I only took the SAT once, and the ACT I got a 26 but I'm planning to retake it for a higher score because I just got a prep book. My senior year course load is pretty rigorous with 4 APs and computer science 5-6 Honors. 
if you get below a 30 on the ACT don't list your ACT score at all. Just list the SAT score instead. also how many AP tests have you taken your freshmen-junior year and what score did you get on them? your unweighted gpa is great so you have a good shot but the low weighted gpa suggests you had a fairly easy courseload which could hurt you a bit. also since you said you wanted to apply as an engineer you absolutely must get a 4/5 on AP Calc AB at the very least. My friends who are in the engineering program here all had 4/5s on AP Calc AB and BC, for the most part. if you have any other questions about admissions or anything else let me know
I agree with the ACT part, definitely try doing better because a 26 is fairly average and USC's engineering program is Top 10 in the country. Hopefully you do well in your senior AP courses because powerball is right, your course load probably wasn't very hard in high school besides this year. The AP test doesn't matter a lot though tbh, it'll never hurt to have good scores on them, I know a girl in Viterbi that got a 2 on Calc AB senior year and still got into USC last fall with a similar unweighted GPA 
Jul 08, 2013 @ 16:39
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Jul 10, 2013 @ 17:04
Anyone here in the phys therapy or phys therapy assistant field? Been looking into it.. Don't know if i should continue to get a bachelors and go for DPT or do apply for a pta program and work as that for a few years and see how that goes and maybe work towards DPT on the side. Any help or info is appreciated!
Jul 10, 2013 @ 22:02
UBC English Literature & Medieval History major here.
Jul 11, 2013 @ 01:35
how does community service help you in the college admission process exactly? and how many do you guys have and how many would you guys recommend to have?
i'm trying to do some community service to make up for my mediocre grades
Jul 14, 2013 @ 07:41
Anyone here in the phys therapy or phys therapy assistant field? Been looking into it.. Don't know if i should continue to get a bachelors and go for DPT or do apply for a pta program and work as that for a few years and see how that goes and maybe work towards DPT on the side. Any help or info is appreciated!
I use to want to be a PT, but I recently changed my mind and want to become a chiropractor now. The PT field is so impacted now, it's ridiculous. Getting a job isn't a problem, but getting into PT school is the real hard part. In California, the average school has about 60 spots available and about 500 applicants. In your case, I would say to just get your bachelors and then from there see what you can get into. If you can get into PT school, then go for it, but if not, then try becoming a PTA and see where that takes you. 
Jul 14, 2013 @ 07:47
Anybody here hear anything about Cal State Fullerton? Or anyone a kinesiology major/getting into the chiropractic field?
Jul 18, 2013 @ 17:23
So I'm a CC student thinking about transferring to USC for Fall 2014. Currently my GPA is a 3.42 but should go up due to these two upcoming semesters. Since transfers apply in the spring, my question is if those classes taken in spring will still count towards my GPA and towards my GE? All i need left really is a language class so I wanted to knock that out before I may potentially start
Jul 18, 2013 @ 17:49
So I'm a CC student thinking about transferring to USC for Fall 2014. Currently my GPA is a 3.42 but should go up due to these two upcoming semesters. Since transfers apply in the spring, my question is if those classes taken in spring will still count towards my GPA and towards my GE? All i need left really is a language class so I wanted to knock that out before I may potentially start
you transferring after one or two years? if you're transferring after one year your spring gpa matters, if you're doing it after 2 years your spring gpa doesn't really matter but you need to send it in anyway. gpa is a bit low right now tbh and i don't think you would get in unless you wrote a miraculous essay. if you want any shot i'd raise it to a 3.6 if possible because i've yet to see any cc to sc transfers with less than a 3.5. Also what are you trying to major in? let me know if u need any help with the process.
Jul 18, 2013 @ 19:13
Its actually going to be my third year coming up. I've been taking 12 units each semester because I didnt know originally that at least 60 units are necessary to transfer for a CSU which is what was my first plan. I never really considered USC until recently when I realized my gpa is really close to the mean. I have 40 units so far that count towards transfer. I know you can transfer with a max of 64 units which is what i'll have after this year. I know I can get my gpa up to at least a 3.6 no problem, and I got the plug for a letter of rec from a professor of my major which is journalism. 
Jul 18, 2013 @ 22:04
Man fuck Community College registration. 
Jul 19, 2013 @ 00:31
Originally posted by Inactive User
Man fuck Community College registration. 
First semester freshmen?

I prefer carcinogens to endorphins.

Jul 19, 2013 @ 00:40
Originally posted by Inactive User
Man fuck Community College registration. 
First semester freshmen?
Nah man, been here 2 years, they are giving freshman priority. Got my classes but got the B rated teachers. I needa get the hell out of here I swear.

Side note: I got a D 2 semesters ago in a Science course, I am a Science major, am I fucked? I took an accelerated class and it ended up being way too much for me. Taking it again this semester, been my dream to go Med School.
Jul 19, 2013 @ 00:50
Originally posted by Inactive User
First semester freshmen?
Nah man, been here 2 years, they are giving freshman priority. Got my classes but got the B rated teachers. I needa get the hell out of here I swear.

Side note: I got a D 2 semesters ago in a Science course, I am a Science major, am I fucked? I took an accelerated class and it ended up being way too much for me. Taking it again this semester, been my dream to go Med School.
Oh alright I gotcha, I'm right there with you my dude, only one more semester for me them I'm out to a 4-year. 

And from what I've heard, most professors tell you if you do poorly in a core course to take it again, and improve, this way potential schools, or employers will see you trying to fix a wrong. But I've also talked to admission officers at schools who say that it really does't help as much as you think, some places will see that you took it again, but they only look at the first time you've taken a class. Again, this is what I've heard from just a few schools. I'm sure every university is different. It's a good call to take it again, and I'm prove your grade and overall GPA. 

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Jul 19, 2013 @ 00:59
Does the school you go to make a difference only because of its name? I chose to go to a cheaper state school instead of going to a more well known school because it was way too expensive. Good move or no? Schools are Temple (the expensive school) and West Chester (school I'm attending in the Fall). 

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Jul 19, 2013 @ 01:16
West Chester really isn't a very well known school, neither is Temple actually. I know of them because I obviously live in the area. The only two really well known state schools in PA are PSU and Pitt, and by well know, I mean in other parts of the US, people know them.  

I'm not saying WCU and Temple aren't good schools don't get me wrong because they are. I'm just saying as far as being known outside of PA. Name can make a difference when looking for a job, but nowhere near as much of a difference that your grades and academic records make. I know a lot of friends who have graduated from WCU and have found local jobs who are doing fine. 

Edit: Again after reading my first sentence, I feel like I come off bashing the schools, which I'm not. They're both good schools and have good programs. 

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Jul 19, 2013 @ 01:39
Does the school you go to make a difference only because of its name? I chose to go to a cheaper state school instead of going to a more well known school because it was way too expensive. Good move or no? Schools are Temple (the expensive school) and West Chester (school I'm attending in the Fall). 

Cheaper school is a wiser move. An ideal school would be one that offers a good program you're interested in, low cost and where you feel you fit in well.

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Jul 19, 2013 @ 07:11
Originally posted by Inactive User
Nah man, been here 2 years, they are giving freshman priority. Got my classes but got the B rated teachers. I needa get the hell out of here I swear.

Side note: I got a D 2 semesters ago in a Science course, I am a Science major, am I fucked? I took an accelerated class and it ended up being way too much for me. Taking it again this semester, been my dream to go Med School.
Oh alright I gotcha, I'm right there with you my dude, only one more semester for me them I'm out to a 4-year. 

And from what I've heard, most professors tell you if you do poorly in a core course to take it again, and improve, this way potential schools, or employers will see you trying to fix a wrong. But I've also talked to admission officers at schools who say that it really does't help as much as you think, some places will see that you took it again, but they only look at the first time you've taken a class. Again, this is what I've heard from just a few schools. I'm sure every university is different. It's a good call to take it again, and I'm prove your grade and overall GPA. 
Thanks for the reply fam, appreciate it. My GPA pre-D was a 3.9 but it lowered quite a bit after, Medical School is something i've been wanting for a very long time and I've been trying in every single class to do my very best, but for that course I honestly tried wholeheartedly and I guess it didn't work out. I'm just bummed since I have no friends in any classes and it feels like I won't do well enough to get where I want. I just feel like I try but nothing comes out of it, you know what I'm sayin? I worked my ass off to get A's in almost every class but this D just ruined my psyche.
Jul 19, 2013 @ 07:15
what was the class you got a D in, out of curiousity?
Jul 19, 2013 @ 07:53
I'm attending Temple in the Fall & its gonna cost me about $30,000 per year including housing which I got placed in the most expensive dorms that are actually apartments tongueface but it sucks because without housing it'd cost me about $10,000 with my financial aid... So with that said... go to a state school like WCU to save money
Jul 19, 2013 @ 08:36
Anybody going to UC Irvine this fall?

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