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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Postby French_Toast » April 23rd, 2012, 1:13 pm

Kokonilly wrote:
And French_Toast, though GPA is important, there's no GPA cutoff. Most good schools have a holistic review of applications, meaning that they don't have a GPA or SAT or whatever cutoff - they'll read your application and evaluate you as a whole. :) Good luck!

I am aware of that, I still plan on putting applications in everywhere, but they are reach schools.
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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Postby 49ers » April 24th, 2012, 6:02 am

So my summer vacation is set on visiting my top colleges on the east coast/through to Illinois. Starting up in Boston, then down into Connecticut, Over to Rochester, back to Pennsylvania, down to North Carolina potentially, and also out to University of Chicago for my last trip.
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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Postby quizbowl » April 24th, 2012, 1:13 pm

49ers wrote:...University of Chicago for my last trip.

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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Postby Luo » April 24th, 2012, 2:48 pm

quizbowl wrote:
49ers wrote:...University of Chicago for my last trip.

:D
Make sure to check out Mansueto - it's an awesome egg-shaped glass library!

Not only is it architecturally impressive, but it has an awesome system of robotic cranes used to retrieve books, so you don't need to make the effort of physically hunting down the books yourself!
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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Postby chia » April 24th, 2012, 3:22 pm

Luo wrote:
quizbowl wrote::D
Make sure to check out Mansueto - it's an awesome egg-shaped glass library!

Not only is it architecturally impressive, but it has an awesome system of robotic cranes used to retrieve books, so you don't need to make the effort of physically hunting down the books yourself!
-sigh- Awesome architecture on campus and in the city, but they don't offer it as a major... :/
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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Postby andrewwski » April 25th, 2012, 12:31 am

49ers wrote:So my summer vacation is set on visiting my top colleges on the east coast/through to Illinois. Starting up in Boston, then down into Connecticut, Over to Rochester, back to Pennsylvania, down to North Carolina potentially, and also out to University of Chicago for my last trip.


RIT or UofR?
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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Postby 49ers » April 26th, 2012, 5:51 am

andrewwski wrote:
49ers wrote:So my summer vacation is set on visiting my top colleges on the east coast/through to Illinois. Starting up in Boston, then down into Connecticut, Over to Rochester, back to Pennsylvania, down to North Carolina potentially, and also out to University of Chicago for my last trip.


RIT or UofR?

I am fairly sure it is RIT I am visiting.

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quizbowl wrote:
49ers wrote:...University of Chicago for my last trip.

:D
Make sure to check out Mansueto - it's an awesome egg-shaped glass library!

Not only is it architecturally impressive, but it has an awesome system of robotic cranes used to retrieve books, so you don't need to make the effort of physically hunting down the books yourself!


I know! :D I am looking forward to all those buildings at U of Chicago! I quite literally spent 12 hours looking at stuff just for that college.
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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Postby quizbowl » April 29th, 2012, 10:41 am

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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Postby hscmom » April 29th, 2012, 9:46 pm

RandomPerson wrote:So, unless I get off one of my waitlists (and even then I'm not sure I'd switch, would really depend on finances) I will be attending Tufts University this fall. I'm at least starting out as a Chemical Engineering major (I'm phrasing it that way because I think statistically most college grads change their major at least once).


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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Postby chia » August 18th, 2012, 3:15 pm

To those of you who are going/have gone through the applications process: several of the colleges I will be applying to require one humanities/ss and one math/science recommendation letter, while others require them from "academic subjects". However, it seems unclear on many websites whether or not AP Computer Science would be considered a "science" for them as opposed to the general/pure sciences, or whether it even qualifies as an academic subject - my school has it under the Career and Technical Education department. Of course if I can't find a clear answer I'll email the appropriate people or send in a clarification, but before that I wanted to know whether any of you had this problem, too, and if so what you found to be the answer. I have the feeling it'll vary for different schools... -sigh-
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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Postby Kokonilly » August 19th, 2012, 5:39 pm

chia wrote:To those of you who are going/have gone through the applications process: several of the colleges I will be applying to require one humanities/ss and one math/science recommendation letter, while others require them from "academic subjects". However, it seems unclear on many websites whether or not AP Computer Science would be considered a "science" for them as opposed to the general/pure sciences, or whether it even qualifies as an academic subject - my school has it under the Career and Technical Education department. Of course if I can't find a clear answer I'll email the appropriate people or send in a clarification, but before that I wanted to know whether any of you had this problem, too, and if so what you found to be the answer. I have the feeling it'll vary for different schools... -sigh-

AP CompSci is considered at my high school as a math class. Generally, they ask for one rec from a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) teacher (not just math and science) and one from a humanities teacher, and in my humble opinion CompSci falls squarely under STEM. The requirements could vary per college (I've forgotten some bits of the application process), so you may want to verify that, but I'm pretty sure you can get a rec from a CompSci teacher.

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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Postby chia » August 20th, 2012, 10:10 am

Thanks... frankly I think it would just be silly for colleges not to accept AP Compsci under those categories, but you never know -shrug- I guess I'll be doing that unless I hear word otherwise. I'll just ask the representatives from those schools when they come visit NCHS if it ends up being an issue.
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