Sorry, but if you guys don't mind, another question just came up: if you're going with your parents to Dimensions, would you recommend staying with a host for the overnights? Or is it generally better to just stay at the hotel your parents are? I don't want to miss out on anything, but I don't want to be an unnecessary burden when there's already somewhere I can spend the night.
Stay with a host, its a huge part of the dimensions experience. My dad did come up (wanted to see the place before paying so much money, haha), but he stayed in a hotel and I stayed with a host. You get such a different feel.
I am wondering if you take advantage of the tutoring that is on campus. I understand the writing center is free, is that right? Will they look over my papers and give me pointers? (Not my strongest area) and also how often can you go there? I was told the other tutoring cost 9-10 a session. Do you use that service very often? Thank you
I used RWIT (the writing tutoring center) once. They're really helpful (and free). You can go as many times as you like.
I haven't used the other tutoring service, but I don't even think it's necessary. Get your peers to tutor you! You wouldn't believe how smart they are. Also, if you're on an athletic team, you get free tutoring.
I am not on an athletic team, so no free tutoring for me. Is it pretty cutthroat there? You say to ask my peers, and there is no doubt there will be brilliant kids there, but I am worried that it is every man for himself. I toured Cornell and have a friend that goes there and he said it is crazy cutthroat throughout the engineering department. To the point they rip pages out of books and things like that. Do you feel that at Dartmouth. My sister graduated from Dartmouth and she says no worries, but still... She was a French Lit major and I want to do the math/science and possibly finish a BE. I just want to keep up.
I took an introductory biology course in the Fall, which is known as a classic pre-med weeder. (It's not actually, but people realize in that course that they may not actually want to be pre-med.) When we got our first quiz back, I had done really well, and the girl sitting next to me hadn't performed as well as she would've liked. She looked over at my paper, saw my score, and asked me if we could study together for the next quiz. I had no idea who this girl was -- not her name, not her class year, etc. -- but I still said yes.
I've found this scenario to be wholly representative of the Dartmouth student body. People here help each other. Not lending a helping hand is unheard of. To actually undermine someone else is just unfathomable.
Maybe just nerves. The competition there will be unbelievable and it is a little intimidating. I have liked Dartmouth from the moment I stepped on the campus when my sis was a Freshman. I cannot even believe that I am going to go to college, let alone a school like Dartmouth. I am truly psyched. Thanks for the help.
^^^Depends what you major in. Math/physics/engineering courses do not give a lot of As. My son has a 3.33 GPA as an engineering major and is pretty happy with that. Humanities courses generally give more As and consequently GPAs in those fields are higher.
I want to join a sorority. While I know rush isn't until sophomore year, some of my friends have sorority deadlines coming up (like for letters of recommendation, etc.). Does Dartmouth have any such deadlines? Coming in freshman year, is there anything one needs to do to be ready to join a sorority the following year?