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What's an IM address?

CarinCarin Posts: 665- Member
edited August 2009 in Common Application
I was looking at the 2009-2010 First Year Application and it has "IM address" across from Email. What's an IM address? Also, is this the application for the Graduating High School Class of 2010? Like people who would be in the class of 2014 at the college they were admitted to?
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Replies to: What's an IM address?

  • pFNMCppFNMCp Posts: 793Registered User Member
    Instant messaging - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    If you are planning to enter a college or university in the Fall of 2010, you should be filling out the Common Application between now and Spring of 2010.
  • DelfinoMDelfinoM Posts: 161Registered User Junior Member
    My head hurts wondering how one can not know what a IM address is, especially coming from a high school.
  • TheyCallMeCCTheyCallMeCC Posts: 953- Member
    wait, what? the application acts u for your...screenname?
  • piggybankpiggybank Posts: 154Registered User Junior Member
    IM = instant messaging

    why a college wants that I have no clue
  • pFNMCppFNMCp Posts: 793Registered User Member
    Probably so they can spam you on it
  • CarinCarin Posts: 665- Member
    I know what IMing is. I just don't see why they would like to send me an instant message, so it was kind of odd. Is it required?
  • yellowismellowyellowismellow Posts: 246Registered User Junior Member
    if you don't have an IM address and you don't write anything down, will colleges think that you're hiding it from them?
  • ajibikeajibike Posts: 144Registered User Junior Member
    @yellowismellow: most likely not. although that is something to think about.
    I put my IM down (had to get a new one; my other one sounded...middle school)
  • TheyCallMeCCTheyCallMeCC Posts: 953- Member
    they shouldd think we're hiding it from them. most people i know made their sn in either grade school or middle school & have never changed it. mine is embarrassing, to say the least : P

    oh god, who exactly would we expect IMs from? that's just awkward...
  • HuntHunt Posts: 20,792Registered User Senior Member
    The college wants some way to contact you--they'll be happy with just your e-mail address, as long as you check your e-mail. You might want to consider creating a new e-mail address for this purpose, especially if your old one is halofanatic. Your new one could be your name, as in johnsmith@whatever.com
  • piggybankpiggybank Posts: 154Registered User Junior Member
    On AIM one day:

    HarvardADCOM (10:43:09): YO sup
    You (10:44:23): um whos this?
    HarvardADCOM (10:47:46): LOL
    HarvardADCOM (10:47:50): im the admissions officer
    HarvardADCOM (10:47:58): -_-
    You (10:48:13): ...
    HarvardADCOM (10:48:33): soo i just wanted to confirm that ur applying
    You (10:49:15): uh yeah
    HarvardADCOM (10:50:37): alrite sweet!
    HarvardADCOM (10:50:40): ttyl bro
  • TheyCallMeCCTheyCallMeCC Posts: 953- Member
    ^scary 0_o
  • CarinCarin Posts: 665- Member
    I could def see this happening:

    HarvardADCOM: Heyyy sup man?
    You: um. I'm okay.
    HarvardADCOM: Yeahh todays the day!
    HarvardADCOM: You wanna kno?
    You: My decision? Sure...
    HarvardADCOM: Hate to break it to you bro but... UR REJECTED HAHAHA. Sorry.
    ----

    Like a text message break up but worse.
  • ajibikeajibike Posts: 144Registered User Junior Member
    ^I honestly think I would die a little bit.
  • tal105tal105 Posts: 48Registered User Junior Member
    LMAOOO those IM are effin hilarious esp the one with "todays the day"
    SOOO FUNNY :D
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