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labegg

labegg Senior Member

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  • Re: Should I leave a good school if I'm miserable there?

    Have you sought treatment for your depression at your current school? It is very self aware of you to recognize that your desire to change schools could be related to depression, so kudos to you for recognizing it. In your shoes I would worry that returning home may further enable a continuing depressive state rather than improve it. So, I would first look into treatment at your current location at least through the end if this semester, unless of course your depression is debilitating you enough to not attend class or if you are feeling even remotely suicidal.
  • Re: Parents of the HS Class of 2018

    So other than the spot on the common app and coalition app where you self report your AP scores, where on other apps are you able to self report AP scores? I don't recall there being a spot on many of the individual apps to report AP scores.
  • Re: Time for another thread for B and C students

    I am here to say don't sell your kiddo short on the schools they choose to apply to either. My solid B/B+, mid 20's ACT score, DD2016 took a chance and was accepted at some GREAT schools, (was accepted at all of the schools she applied to in fact) where she was on the 25% bubble...places like Purdue, Drexel, Ithaca, Pitt. They are not relegated to the "directionals". She ultimately ended up at a jesuit/catholic school, many of which seem to show the love to the B kids and are willing to see the potential and develop it.

    I agree there is a prevailing perspective here on CC that B/C kids just don't measure up when, in fact, IMO, these are the kids that are most likely to succeed, simply because they have learned to roll with the punches and keep going. Let us remember that B by definition is above average and I really do not see how that simply is viewed as "not good enough".

    Sure it gets under my skin when the entire conversation about the USNWR ranking centers entirely on the top 25 schools, as if the rest don't matter and campus visit reviews rarely cover those school in the 50+ category. I will admit to getting exasperated and disappointed when thred conversations inevitably, repeatedly, turn to the logistics and metrics of NMF and multiple APs/SAT II test and have been told more than once that it's because that is the subject matter close to "most" posters hearts. The fact, that yet again, we are attempting to start a thred to address the needs of B students says a lot, it is self segregating, and it is sort of sad that is what we feel we need to do to have our voice heard. I hope that we all continue to pipe up on "regular" CC thred, that we will continue to speak from the back of the classroom until the B student is acknowledged as capable and as valuable as the typical "high achieving" CC student, in every educational environment.
  • Re: Parents of the HS Class of 2018

    @MACmiracle we are sort of in the same boat with DD's ACT test score. I did not think it was possible for a subscore to fall as far as it did, WOW!

    While DD's overall composite stayed the same, she lost 6 points on the math subsection, which was already not great ! On the bright side, her english and science subscores stayed the same, solidly in the upper 20s. Weirdly, she popped her reading subscore up to a perfect 36. I am confident anyone looking at this score report will question such a wide spread between the top and bottom subscores. I think the english and science subscores are probably the most indicative of her abilities. I think only 2 or 3 of her schools superscore the ACT. These scores don't pop the composite to make a difference, plus none of those schools are in her top 6. So, this test result was pretty much a wash.

    I suppose I should not be surprised, when I did placement testing for college, my advisor was in shock at the discrepancy in my math and english scores. She said "There is no way you can be this good with English and this bad with math." I guess the apple does not fall far from the tree!

    Hoping everyone is happy with their result today!
  • Re: Parents of the HS Class of 2018

    Yay, to those that received the SAT test score results they were hoping for, hugs to those that were disappointed.

    Fingers crossed for those anticipating ACT score results tomorrow!

    Thank goodness the testing cycle for applications is drawing to a close! How many kiddos are going to give it a go again before December?