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  • flippyadompflippyadomp Registered User Posts: 107 Junior Member
    College Confidential was both a blessing and a curse to me whilst I was applying! I am an international student who has already left high school, so the process of applying to American universities was completely new to me and it took a lot of research to figure out how to go about it. College Confidential was one of those resources. However, I knew that without a significant scholarship I would not be able to attend university in the States (as an international student I am not eligible for financial aid). So when other students were starting to hear back I would check CC compulsively every day to see who had got those scholarships, who had heard back, who got in and their stats/situation, the pros and cons of all the schools I applied to...I honestly could not stop checking!!

    Thankfully I did get a scholarship and I'm pleased to say I will be flying over to Los Angeles in August to study film and television! Yay! :D

    Good luck at Georgetown YoPongo and congratulations!
  • 205mom205mom Registered User Posts: 237 Junior Member
    I'd like to chime in and add to the chorus of grateful contributors. This site is just the resource it set out to be and so much more. It helped us navigate what seemed so daunting we even considered getting a paid counselor, which we can ill afford. Not needed!
    In the end DS wound up just where he and we always hoped he would. But along the way he had offers he didn't know existed, and places he seriously considered. The whole kit and caboodle was made much more bearable by seeing that at every stage others were sharing the journey and helping each other along the road.
    Thank you, College Confidential. We're not done with you yet! :)
  • ruennshengruennsheng Registered User Posts: 354 Member
    College Confidential is simply the best - it shows me the wide diversity of students worldwide, which I enjoyed.
  • jacefromLAjacefromLA Registered User Posts: 317 Member
    Yeah even though I kind of found CC a little late, it has been so useful and I think it will continue to be useful in helping me with th process of transferring in a year or two. My parents are foreign and know hardly anything how to enter university level education in the US and I'll just say practically all my college questions have been answered here. Thanks college confidential!
  • ruennshengruennsheng Registered User Posts: 354 Member
    In other countries especially East Asian countries, college entrance is simply getting good grades (though it is subject to variances in the test-takers' performances).

    College Confidential shows me that life is not just about SATs - and grades even. It is about maximizing opportunities that we have in HS and beyond.
  • THE`HAIRY`LEMONTHE`HAIRY`LEMON Registered User Posts: 2,410 Senior Member
    CC. . .I would not be the same person if I have not found CC.

    And that is just stating it delicately. But the experiences and information and the interactions here have been undeniably valuable to my perception of the world. This is one of the websites I probably would never outgrow.

    As for YoPongo. . .good luck on your endeavor to Georgetown! You fully deserved the acceptance and scholarship there.
  • quomodoquomodo Registered User Posts: 2,467 Senior Member
    AHHHH about the procrastinating... CC doesn't exactly help. But despite this (or because of it? Hehe) I love CC. There are a few rotten apples, but for the most part people here are SO willing to help and share advice. This is a really great community.

    OP, my friend is going to be Georgetown 2015! I am sure you will both have an excellent time there; congratulations!!!
  • rdgonzalezrdgonzalez Registered User Posts: 101 Junior Member
    I am also an international student that needed a lot of financial aid and I learned about CC on September of last year, when I applied to colleges. I can't thank College Confidential enough for the assistance received from the great people on this site! This has been of great help in my college appplication process, my 4 acceptances and the great financial aid I have received at 3 of the colleges I got accepted to, are in part thanks to CC! I am a proud member of the Washington University in St. Louis Class of 2015 where I will be attending with a full ride!
  • anialwaysanialways Registered User Posts: 1,210 Senior Member
    Hi there to all of you
    I am a mom and from India. I absolutely agree with all of you. I stumbled upon CC during one of research sittings on the net. There is so much that I wanted to know and as you know one can never have a complete ready made list of questions that one just go and get an answer for and be done with .

    And so over the last 2 years CC has been a source of great info, great discussions, and a lot of perspective from a whole lot of people student and parents alike. I can tell it is so heart warming and enlightening to get such a wide view and it sort of put me in a comfort zone knowing that for every query of mine there were so many people firstly with same queries and then so many viewpoints.

    For me as a mother it has been a great journey of discovery and knowing real wonderful people by their virtual names. People who do not know you but always have something to share and so yes I would also like to say a big Thank you to all of you for sharing your time and experiences and making me wiser in the process. Also just this interaction alone made me very comfortable about sending my D about 7000 miles away from home to pursue her dreams. So Thank you once again and best wishes to all of you .
  • moonman676moonman676 Registered User Posts: 938 Member
    To the OP:

    This is a great post. One of the first truly great I've seen. Good stuff.
  • emoryschmidt718emoryschmidt718 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    it's not easy for you!!!!
  • WayfaererWayfaerer Registered User Posts: 30 New Member
    I wish I'd known cc sooner. I could have used a lot of help. But since I am starting uni this fall.. Oh well
  • jwwroxjwwrox Registered User Posts: 150 Junior Member
    CC has been great, especially in allowing me to not get complacent about myself so I can see that there are lots of smart people out there. Without it, I would not have pushed myself through Junior year as hard. I just wish I was on it for Freshman and Sophomore years so I could have avoided my (many) mistakes there. But it's a great resource for anyone coming from a small school with a crappy guidance counselor. :)
  • cardinal2014cardinal2014 Registered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
    Congrats! Georgetown is a phenomenal school. Which college are you attending? I'm assuming the humanities/sciences one?

    Anyway, I wish I had found CC earlier when I was applying to colleges. Really such a great resource. I'm continuing to use it as I'm thinking about majors, internships, grad schools, fellowships, etc.
  • MissGenMissGen Registered User Posts: 489 Member
    I know I'm late but congratulations! Thanks for this post, it made this neurotic kid calm down for a few minutes :P
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