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Yeah, you are all that. And you are going nowhere
First child applied to college of his dreams ED. Mission accomplished. Crappy financial aid. But he got in. Second kid had the to die for stats. Near perfect SAT. High GPA. State band, state art awards, international design mention. Published illustrator. Yeah. We thought she would get in some place great. But it is all meaningless. At least for her. Union won’t even answer my emails to confirm she was NOT selected for their Scholars Program. UMASS Amherst would not take her in their honors college. She was rejected by colleges where her SATs were above the 75th percentile. She is simply not what colleges want. Are dancers considered aloof and vain? Are people from New England undesirable? What transgression is it that stands in her way? She tried very very hard and it is all for naught. So. That is my warning. When your kid gets that 1550 on the SAT and wins their third award, starts an after school program at a disadvantaged elementary school, don’t think they have a chance a at top 50 school. They might. But you never know. Because mine certainly didn’t. I would just love to be told why.176 replies