Welcome to College Confidential!

The leading college-bound community on the web

Sign Up For Free

Join for FREE, and start talking with other members, weighing in on community discussions, and more.

Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky welcome messages (like this one!)

As a CC member, you can:

  • Reply to threads, and start your own.
  • Post reviews of your campus visits.
  • Find hundreds of pages of informative articles.
  • Search from over 3 million scholarships.
Please take a moment to read our updated TOS, Privacy Policy, and Forum Rules.
MYOS1634

MYOS1634 Senior Member

11,892 Points 6,552 Visits 30,575 Posts
Joined:
Last Active:
Roles:
Registered User
Posts
30,575
  • Re: Georgetown University patterns of not accepting people who are over-qualified?

    In addition, it's hard to be "overqualified" for G'Town, especially for SFS which is like Harvard for poli sci/international relations.
  • Re: US citizen with a foreign degree finding work in the US?

    ^ OP is an American citizen.
    So that's one difficulty (visa) S/he won't have to deal with.
  • Re: Missing out on college life?

    College is so much more than taking classes. Going for a PhD requires research and contact with professors, which online programs won't provide.
    You're better off finding a good LAC where undergraduates can do research or an honors program at a Brick and mortar university.
    What are your stats?
    (Some Universities, like Amherst or Hamilton, don't have requirements, but expect stellar applications.)
  • Re: My College List: Chances?

    Apply test optional to Denison (and Bates)?
    No, top LACs don't "look past" SAT scores - they look at everything, if you have strong course rigor, essays, recommendations, EC's, etc.
    Is the 3.66 weighted or unweighted?
    Have you run the NPC on all of these and brought the results to your parents? Can they afford net costs off income and savings?
    Your list is very reach-heavy (Baylor, SMU, Richmond, Kenyon, Bates) and you only have one safety (Ithaca). Denison test optional is a good match as well as Elon and Trinity. I'd add one more safety and one more match.

    What majors are you interested in?
  • Re: I might get 80 on Toefl

    ^not necessarily, as 80 is a pretty good score for most colleges.
    (79-85 means readiness to attend a US college, 61-75 indicates community college instruction is more recommended.)
    100 means more than the ability to do well with college coursework, it means the ability to handle the very fast pace and high expectations of top US colleges.
    I wish native speakers currently in HS could take the test; beside Listening, which all would do well in, I wonder how they'd do. It's not an easy test, by far.