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The time to apply is now...
« on: September 28, 2005, 07:43:00 PM »
College application season for my class, or at least those in my class expecting to both go to college and graduate this year.

And it is essentially a big drain of time.

Yay.  Oh well, the sooner I get back to work the sooner I'll be done get all the bloody forms and the sooner I'll start my essays...
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Re: The time to apply is now...
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2005, 10:14:55 PM »
ya applying for college the first time is a pain, I remeber how long it took me.

So where are you applying to?
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Re: The time to apply is now...
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2005, 12:01:36 AM »
The only one I know Gorgon is applying to is Michigan State University.
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Re: The time to apply is now...
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2005, 01:06:29 AM »
I only applied to one university.  I wasn't going to stay in Reno, and it was the only one I cared to attend that I could afford without scholarships (well, sort of afford).
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Re: The time to apply is now...
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2005, 02:16:27 AM »
I only applied to one as well, because I heard back from BYU before I even had to have my applications in for California schools. And the California universities wanted me to take more standardized tests--three SAT II subject tests. Yech.

I did not want to take anymore tests. And since I got into the school I wanted, I didn't bother applying anywhere else.

But I kind of wish I had applied to Stanford. I'm not sure if I had a good shot or not. I had a high GPA and good SAT/ACT scores and some extracurriculars, but nothing that really stood out. However, I still wish I had applied.

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Re: The time to apply is now...
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2005, 12:05:50 PM »
Only one for me, too, and it wasn't BYU. My boyfriend was at University of Illinois, and so was the program I thought I wanted at the time, and what with my test scores and class standing and all the activities I was in (I was valedictorian--not much to say, for a class of 42, but it worked in my favor for scholarships). I had already been awarded a scholarship at U of I contingent upon getting accepted, so I pretty much knew I'd be accepted. So why pay the fees for applying elsewhere, when you're dirt poor?

My dream was to go to BYU, but I had given it up because of Tim and because everyone I knew said to stay at an in-state school because of all the scholarships. But most of the scholarships were only for the first year, so if I had applied at BYU, I probably could have gotten similar scholarships and carried the other scholarships that weren't state-specific with me.

So, apply where you really, really think you want to be, I say. I also wanted to apply to Harvard, just to see if I could get in, but never did. It's not like they had an animal science program. Or at least, I don't think so--I never actually checked. Having lived in Boston and been friends with Harvard students, though, I'm glad I followed the path I did. Harvard's just another school.
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Re: The time to apply is now...
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2005, 01:20:24 PM »
See, being agoraphobic makes decisions like these so much easier.
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Re: The time to apply is now...
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2005, 04:29:26 PM »
Agoraphelism, however, never had its up sides...

I'm applying to Michigan State, University of Michigan, and my third is unknown right now, probably Central.  I would love to go to Lawrence Tech, but it is far too expensive for me to be able to go there, I will almost certainly be going to state in my sister's footsteps.
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Re: The time to apply is now...
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2005, 04:33:43 PM »
you should apply to BYU.
Or to George Mason. then you could hang out with TWG-East.

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Re: The time to apply is now...
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2005, 05:11:24 PM »
I recommend BYU.  A friend of mine could either go to BYU on the Hinckley, or MIT on a $40k/year scholarship.

He chose BYU, and he's really glad he made that choice now that he's there.
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Re: The time to apply is now...
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2005, 05:34:46 PM »
I can't go out of state, either, my parents wont allow it and/or can't afford it.  :-/.
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Re: The time to apply is now...
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2005, 06:22:12 PM »
That's why BYU is a good thing for Mormons. Tuition runs LDS/nonLDS rather than in-state/out-of-state. The reasoning is that LDS members support it already with tithing funds.
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Re: The time to apply is now...
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2005, 10:57:07 PM »
I thought about applying to BYU just for fun. I don't know if I am going to, but I am still toying with the idea.
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Re: The time to apply is now...
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2005, 11:10:31 PM »
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I thought about applying to BYU just for fun. I don't know if I am going to, but I am still toying with the idea.

*Archon reaffirms his agnosticism.*


Just remember to get your Church leader endorsement in on time. And get ready for all those required religion courses.

I really do reccomend BYU for just about anyone, particularly for the cost, but it is rather exclusive and not that easy to get into. Student stats:
Average GPA:  3.74
Average SAT:  1179
Average ACT:  27
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Re: The time to apply is now...
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2005, 11:14:18 PM »
Well, that settled that pretty simply.
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