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If I could change one thing....

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Replies to: If I could change one thing....

  • icecream25icecream25 Registered User Posts: 121 Junior Member
    Applied to UMass Amherst EA instead of RD
  • icecream25icecream25 Registered User Posts: 121 Junior Member
    and stopped worrying about grades too much in high school
  • Tyler333Tyler333 Registered User Posts: 17 Junior Member
    If I could change one thing I would probably take more AP courses in high school. A lot of my friends took 6-8 AP courses during their high school carrier. Doing this got them ahead of a lot of their course work, and many of them graduated earlier because of it. I also would practice taking more SAT or ACT tests to help build a stronger knowledge of what to expect. I should have paid attention to a lot of tips my classmates and teachers told me to keep an eye for when applying to colleges, too.
  • LuvsLabsLuvsLabs Registered User Posts: 184 Junior Member
    edited July 23
    @rastapasta00 - I'm sure you know you can always reapply as a transfer student if you're not happy where you land. I offered that to my daughter after she did not get into any of the Acting BFA programs she auditioned for and really wanted. She declined my reminder when the time came, because she loves her college. Hopefully you will, too!
  • LuvsLabsLuvsLabs Registered User Posts: 184 Junior Member
    edited July 23
    @fresh1012456 Wow, I'm shocked and feel terrible for you! If I were your parent, I'd call that teacher and give a piece of my mind. Better to decline to write a LOR than to tank a kid! (Our kids' school requires the students to sign a waiver so they never get to see their LORs.)
  • TS0104TS0104 Registered User Posts: 439 Member
    agree I think that @fresh1012456 should perhaps write a letter to the principal or school's college counselor. Even if it was a "fair" assessment in her LOR, she broke protocol by sending it to the student, so what else is she bending rules on? Someone at the school should maybe take a look.
  • mohavemohave Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    Demonstrated more interest at colleges with merit scholarships
  • CTDadof2CTDadof2 Registered User Posts: 58 Junior Member
    It isn't healthy to dwell on how things may have gone differently. Embrace the present and the opportunities you have now and don't look back. The college you attend doesn't determine how far you go. It may have at one time but we are living in a time that features the lowest barriers to advancement ever. Your drive to succeed and the discipline you demonstrate in mastering new skills are what will get you ahead. It's so sad to hear from so many obviously bright kids here putting themselves down and picking themselves apart. You all have so much going for you. Elite college admissions is such a crapshoot. With their archaic admissions policies whereby athletes, legacies, donors get in but good kids don't, the shame and disgrace rests with them. You don't need their diplomas. You will make them regret their chance to have you as graduates.
  • coffeebean178coffeebean178 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    edited December 11
    @icecream25 Why is that??? Does the acceptance rate change at all from EA to RD?
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