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Are Multiple Passions Bad?

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  • DataBoxDataBox 1630 replies31 threads Senior Member
    I find it intriguing that any high schooler can even reach differential equations and Post AP physics. Can you even take those classes at your HS?
    You must be quite a gifted young man.

    That's quite nice of you to say, I just try my best to succeed. None of those classes are offered at my high school. In fact, my high school doesn't have quite that many opportunities and the most AP's any sophomore had taken before me was one as it is generally against their policy to allow underclassmen to take APs (they allowed me to take multiple AP's because I was the second person in the history of my district to qualify for an olympiad final). I'm taking the post AP level classes at the local community colleges and Stanford University.
    I wasnt aiming that towards you. Im just ****ed because there are all these kids at school going around like, "Oh i am in this club and that. Just doing this club gets you a 5% better chance into Ivies. I dont care if I dont lke this club or that one, i am just doing it to get into college."

    Just putting out there for people like that.
    What specifically in math? Business clubs maybe. Do you have FBLA in your school? if not search it and bring it to your school.
    If you like math, try looking at Princeton U courses.

    Don't worry, I know where you are coming from. I tried starting an FLBA chapter at my school last year but was unable to secure an interested advisor. Well, I am taking math classes at Stanford U, Princeton would be impractical as its on the other side of the country.
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  • amciwamciw 1685 replies70 threads Senior Member
    How good are you at swimming? I'd assume you've already considered the possibility of recruitment for swimming in college, so it seems that you are not at Division-I level of ability, nor desire to swim in college (no offense intended with either conclusion.) If you are good enough and wish to, worrying about diverse interests is really unnecessary, since your athletic ability will guarantee you acceptance wherever you apply, especially when considering your academic achievement along with athletic ability.
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  • jessiehljessiehl 3296 replies32 threads Senior Member
    It kind of does because I read articles about how people who were virtually president of everything, perfect grades, valedictorian, class president, and a few billion hours of volunteer work applied to Ivies and got rejected. But then there was this kid who wasnt really part of many clubs at all started his own photography business to support his family who got in.

    And yet, this in no way demonstrates that having multiple "passions" hurts you in college admissions.
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  • DataBoxDataBox 1630 replies31 threads Senior Member
    How good are you at swimming? I'd assume you've already considered the possibility of recruitment for swimming in college, so it seems that you are not at Division-I level of ability, nor desire to swim in college (no offense intended with either conclusion.)

    I actually have never considered that as an option. I've been swimming competitively since I was 6, so I'll definitely look into that.
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  • snickers412snickers412 45 replies3 threads Junior Member
    Only on this website would you find an applicant as qualified as the OP asking such a dumb question.

    How could multiple passions possibly be bad?
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  • yawnyawn 2062 replies79 threads. Senior Member
    ^ Absolutely agreed.
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  • DataBoxDataBox 1630 replies31 threads Senior Member
    Yawn, sorry, but I've never seen you post anything of any value in my life...
    Only on this website would you find an applicant as qualified as the OP asking such a dumb question.

    How could multiple passions possibly be bad?

    My counselor told me that having more than one passion was a huge drawback, and frankly I didn't agree with her, so I wanted to see if more people agreed with my opinion.
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  • yawnyawn 2062 replies79 threads. Senior Member
    Yawn, sorry, but I've never seen you post anything of any value in my life...
    *cough*
    http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/1062642009-post2.html
    http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/1062642138-post7.html
    http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/1062659193-post11.html
    *cough*

    ...as for this thread, I added value by voicing popular support for the view set forth by snickers412, and therefore in the process implying you have little to worry about (and therefore possibly saving you from the many possible health problems associated with stress, such as myocardial infarction).
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  • DataBoxDataBox 1630 replies31 threads Senior Member
    Thanks for your advice.
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  • AllexasAllexas 76 replies8 threads Junior Member
    Dude, you're fine, stop worrying...
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  • 1232cricket1232cricket 381 replies27 threads Member
    ya like i was saying this seems like he knows hes fine but wants to brag about his awards...
    sorry man, but i just get that impression...
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  • 1232cricket1232cricket 381 replies27 threads Member
    And your only going to be an 11th grader..man that means you have another year for other major competitions
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  • AeroEngineer3141AeroEngineer3141 3579 replies28 threads Senior Member
    Well, I plan on double majoring in aerospace engineering and physics, but I've read through thousands of pages regarding medicine, business, and computer programming. Then there's all those gigabytes worth of "how-to"s for automechanics and computer hardware, information on generating high-voltage electricity, and forums devoted to literary criticism.

    Specialization is for insects. Grad students too, but that's redundant. ;)

    (I do plan on getting a Masters & PhD at some point in my life, so if the smiley didn't convince you that my intentions were harmless, hopefully this will).
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  • itryitry 480 replies68 threads Member
    i do
    but what the heck. we only live once
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  • 1232cricket1232cricket 381 replies27 threads Member
    also try to do like Intel or Siemens and apply to all those top programs next summer
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  • AllexasAllexas 76 replies8 threads Junior Member
    DataBox clearly stated:
    DataBox wrote:
    My counselor told me that having more than one passion was a huge drawback, and frankly I didn't agree with her, so I wanted to see if more people agreed with my opinion.

    ...cricket just leave DataBox alone, he doesn't need your lame advice or your insults...seriously why do you constantly try to bash him and make it seem as if he's trying to brag...he is asking a legitimate question, don't try to compensate for your own failures by bashing those who are more accomplished than you...
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  • 1232cricket1232cricket 381 replies27 threads Member
    ^dude lol? Check out my chance thread man. I already posted something for that. Your the one bringing this up...I admit DataBox is godly.
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