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  • Re: Mary Baldwin Program for the Exceptionally Gifted (PEG)

    I have a friend whose D went to MBU at around 15. Honestly, it wasn't a good experience and the parents wished in retrospect that they hadn't done it. Their kid thrashed for a few years after getting out, although seems stable with an adult job some years later. I think looking back the parents felt like a more regular college experience in her late teens/early 20s would have been a better investment and better for her.

    I had a kid who could have gone -- but we decided to keep her in a local independent private school. She attended the Davidson THINK program for a couple of summers, and was a high performer in academic ECs like Quiz Bowl & science olympiads. She took up club fencing, and met some more intellectual friends there. She picked the hardest college (and hardest major) she could find when it was time for college, and it has worked out well for her.
  • Re: Homeschooled student in Oregon, with very little to show. What does he need to do to get admission?

    I read this more as "high school dropout" than "homeschooled". He can't just step back in when he refused any formal or homeschooled education options for years. He should earn his GED, then attend CC to prove he can succeed in the classroom. Then look at transferring to a 4 year school.
  • Re: Applying to HARVEY MUDD!!!?!?!!!

    Net Price Calculator. Every college has one on their website. You should run it for any college you are considering applying to. It gives you an idea whether that college is likely to be affordable. It would be a problem to ED to Mudd and then-want out of thst agreement due to not enough financial aid if the NPC showed something similar to what they actually award. So run it, and don't apply ED if it doesn't look workable.

    Have you visited Mudd? It isn't a school to ED to without a visit. It is very intense academically; I just came from graduation weekend for my kid, and every single student who gave a speech at the senior lunch and graduation itself talked about how hard Mudd is, and all but one discussed failing tests and/or classes.

    You don't have to take a non-STEM subject test, but they do like students who are also strong in humanities areas. Read the school mission statement and you will see why. Also, take note of required recommendations. In the past they've wanted at least one non-STEM recommender.
  • Re: Ads Load Slow, Make Page Jump

    It should be pre-assigned. I haven't actually hit the ad, it is further down on the page and I just hit the wrong thread title most of the time.
  • Ads Load Slow, Make Page Jump

    Ads at the top of the screen load last and make the screen "jump" right when I am about to tap something. Happening on almost every page. Very annoying. IPhone 6 with iOS 10. @CCadmin_Sorin can you please help? Thanks!