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If I could change one thing....

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Replies to: If I could change one thing....

  • GMKoonGMKoon Registered User Posts: 510 Member
    Would've began studying for the SAT sophomore year instead of mid-junior year.
  • LexRexLexRex Registered User Posts: 53 Junior Member
    I wouldn't have applied early decision. The school I'm going to is the right fit for me, but I got into a more prestigious school that I was certain I wouldn't get into. Now I'm always going to be wondering what it'd be like to have gone there. I think I'd have ended up choosing my ED school anyway, but it bothers me knowing that I gave up the option to choose, even though I was so certain about it when I applied.
  • HRSMomHRSMom Registered User Posts: 3,729 Senior Member
    I think my S would have done ED Cornell rather than Duke...he had a good shot at Cornell ED...Duke, even he agrees they were never looking for him.
  • slvd09slvd09 Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
    Would've started my supplements for RD schools much earlier, as I ended up getting deferred haha. That, and would have probably gone early for another school instead...
  • Orioles13Orioles13 Registered User Posts: 74 Junior Member
    Id change my decision of attending a less prestigious college over a more prestigious one just because I though that it was much easier getting a high GPA at a lesser college.
  • FejiroFejiro Registered User Posts: 37 Junior Member
    I wish i could change my grades definitely
  • techmom99techmom99 Registered User Posts: 972 Member
    I would have been the mother that forced her kids to study every weekend instead of letting them captain their own ships, no matter how much they hated me for it. My friend was that mother and her kids are both launched and successful and are even dating nice, successful people. My children, although I adore them, are lazy.
  • momocarlymomocarly Registered User Posts: 21 New Member
    Do more community service earlier than my Sr. year. Not get into trouble for something stupid that kept me out of National Honor Society.
  • astrophysicistxastrophysicistx Registered User Posts: 75 Junior Member
    Would've done REA or ED!!!!
  • CathJRCathJR Registered User Posts: 354 Member
    I would have applied myself more because I know I could have. I would have put myself out there more, not just to participate in more for EC's, but just for my own experience.
  • xvibesxxvibesx Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    I wish I would've took studying for the ACT more seriously earlier on
  • mimimo7890mimimo7890 Registered User Posts: 453 Member
    I wish I knew what I wanted going into the process. In december I still had no idea what I wanted, and now I do and 10 out of 11 schools I applied to do not have it :/
  • Meganerd2012Meganerd2012 Registered User Posts: 75 Junior Member
    I wished I studied harder for the math ACT section and got involved in clubs sophomore year.
  • apple1893apple1893 Registered User Posts: 660 Member
    I wish I was more into reading books as a kid. This would've paid dividends now while I struggle on the SAT/ACT English and Reading portions.

    I also wish I played soccer in elementary school. I've become advanced in the past six years, but I always imagine how far in the sport I would've gone if I began in elementary school.
  • Akqj10Akqj10 Registered User Posts: 118 Junior Member
    Apply early decision to a need blind school, don't believe the colleges who tout financial aid not being a big deal, I pretty certain 60% of the financial aid at NESCAC colleges goes to athletes, if not more.
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