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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Post by Kokonilly » January 1st, 2013, 6:01 am

chia wrote:I'm almost done with my last application, phew. Good luck to any of you who are about to send their last one - or, for that matter, to anyone who's already sent them and has begun awaiting March/April decisions! :)
Agreed, good luck to everyone! :D

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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Post by blue cobra » January 16th, 2013, 1:33 pm

Am I the only one looking at transferring from community college? Private schools are expensive!
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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Post by Skink » January 16th, 2013, 1:40 pm

blue cobra wrote:Private schools are expensive!
Thing is, there are plenty of private schools with steep price tags that offer generous financial aid. Academic or athletic scholarships help. In the end, sometimes they can even be cheaper, but that all depends on your own situation: what your grades look like, what extracurriculars/athletics/service work you did, class rank, ACT, so on and so forth. Those factors differ for everyone, so, I suppose, neither of us can make blanket statements. :?

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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Post by EastStroudsburg13 » January 16th, 2013, 2:25 pm

Private schools are indeed expensive, so if you want to save money by transferring from a community college, go for it! While it's very hard to transfer into Ivies I hear, there are plenty of other institutions who'd probably accept you. Like Skink said, it also depends on what sorts of scholarships you may get from certain colleges and what your FAFSA looks like, because while some colleges say they cover all of your demonstrated need, sometimes that need is not as high as you'd like it to be.

In the end, it's what you're most comfortable with. I was lucky enough to get a generous scholarship from Drexel, so I'm here, but every situation is different, and as long as you have a plan, you'll end up being successful anyway as long as you put the work in. :)
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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Post by Nerdy One » February 2nd, 2013, 5:13 pm

blue cobra wrote:Am I the only one looking at transferring from community college? Private schools are expensive!
Well, keep in mind, I'm still a highschool freshman. I just prefer private schools, and will definitely apply to Harvard when the time comes.
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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Post by EastStroudsburg13 » February 2nd, 2013, 10:29 pm

You're a bit young to be using words like "definitely" with regards to college applications, aren't you? ;)
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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Post by winneratlife » February 3rd, 2013, 8:51 am

Kokonilly wrote:
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Excuuuuse me, this is the best school in the world
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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Post by thehydrogenpoptart » February 3rd, 2013, 10:02 am

I'm a bit young to be declaring this, but I do want to go the University of Chicago :D (getting in is another matter, though)
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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Post by winneratlife » February 3rd, 2013, 10:22 am

thehydrogenpoptart wrote:I'm a bit young to be declaring this, but I do want to go the University of Chicago :D (getting in is another matter, though)
quiz will be proud. Pick Stanford, though. We're not where fun goes to die :P

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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Post by quizbowl » February 3rd, 2013, 11:50 am

thehydrogenpoptart wrote:I'm a bit young to be declaring this, but I do want to go the University of Chicago :D (getting in is another matter, though)
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