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If I could change one thing....


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

  • HappyFace2018HappyFace2018 Registered User Posts: 751 Member
    @Loser160 I don't like typing your username because your not a loser! You are a winner because you recognized what you needed to change and did it (BEFORE STARTING COLLEGE)! I'm very proud of you!! VERY PROUD!!
  • Emsmom1Emsmom1 Registered User Posts: 526 Member
    I would have had my nephew apply ED to his first choice school rather than RD for all the schools to which he applied.
  • HappyFace2018HappyFace2018 Registered User Posts: 751 Member
    @CABoyMom Colleges do value GPA but if that GPA isn't based on rigorous academics it's pushed aside. A lot of the AP/Honors (and IB) better prepare students for the ACT and SAT. Many students who don't have the opportunity to take some of these courses encounter issues with the testing. Balance is key.
  • chemist76chemist76 Registered User Posts: 44 Junior Member
    applied to only community colleges and saved myself time and energy and heartbreak applying to schools I knew I couldn't get in to.
  • HappyFace2018HappyFace2018 Registered User Posts: 751 Member
    @chemist76 I say this not knowing your stats but I know there were many schools you could have gotten into. Once you complete your first semester at your college (and do well) you may be able to get into a school of your choice.
  • chemist76chemist76 Registered User Posts: 44 Junior Member
    @HappyFace2018 stats were extremely low. I haven't even started college yet. A lot of things have happened so I had no choice but to take a gap year.
  • pkchamp89pkchamp89 Registered User Posts: 232 Junior Member
    It's already been said by some posts but start studying for the ACT or SAT early!!! At least sophomore year and sooner if you can stand it. Take advantage of having the luxury of time. Read, and keep reading. Anything you can get your hands on. It all helps.
  • weretywerety Registered User Posts: 39 Junior Member
    I would have been more relaxed about my D's decision to NOT apply ED (and buck the "trend") because she couldn't make up her mind. She landed in exactly the right place that wasn't really on her radar screen in the fall with a fantastic financial package. And she's happy and doing well.
  • MarihorrorMarihorror Registered User Posts: 59 Junior Member
    I would only apply to my ED school and save a ton of stress and money.
  • AmduseusAmduseus Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    I would improve my extracirriculars. All of my objective stats are very good, and I don't think my extracurriculars are bad at all, but not on the same level as a lot of top peers'.
  • Momto2girlsMomto2girls Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    25 hours a week? That is damned impressive.
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