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Time for another thread for B and C students

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  • OrangeFishOrangeFish 763 replies20 threadsRegistered User Member
    @bjkmom -- has she looked at Flagler College?
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  • bjkmombjkmom 7942 replies158 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Both UNLV and Flagler are pretty far from home... she's hoping for something within a few hours of our Long Island home.

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  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 41727 replies450 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Run the NPCs and if they're affordable bring it up. I agree they're far away :(
    UNLV is good for that specific major and relatively easy to get into (that's basically the only "good" major they have but for that they're very very good); Flagler is realtively cheap.
    Closer to LI I think NJ decided Hospitality would be Stockton's "flagship program", in relation with the Atlantic City tourism and entertainment industries. Costs may be an issue though.
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  • a20171a20171 1101 replies76 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited January 2018
    A family friend was a solid C student with a few failed classes. She upped her GPA to a B senior year by taking all light electives. She goes to a small Catholic college in NY with a small merit scholarship and her advising is great. She currently has about a 3.3. Her advisor will text and call her even in off hours to help her with scheduling and they have great pre requisite classes for kids that didn't make it to pre calc or college level english their senior year. Many schools are geared toward the B and C students and help get them to the college level. Going to a small, non-competitive private high school, I saw a lot of these, but you don't really see them on CC.

    Also, community college is great for NY kids who didn't make the cut for for their SUNY of choice. I know Binghamton has an automatic admit program if you maintain a high GPA.
    edited January 2018
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  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 41727 replies450 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Does Oneonta have such a program at a CC with dorms?
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  • labegglabegg 2521 replies48 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @bjkmom, Sorry she didn't get her #1. Resilience is a fantastic trait. B/C kids have it in spades!
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  • bjkmombjkmom 7942 replies158 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited January 2018
    She's adamant that she doesn't want 2 years at a CC, then to transfer to another school-- though CC's upstate were her safeties. (To the best of my knowledge, Oneonta doesn't have that sort of agreement with any CC's.) She wants to go-- and stay-- at a school that "wants her"-- as opposed to a school with open enrollment. The fact that she already has an acceptance from Morrisville means that's a possiblity, no matter what else comes in.

    So she (OK, "we") applied last night to Buffalo state and Montclair state. And she's still waiting on SUNY Delhi, Salem (MA) State and East Stroudsberg (PA) State Univ. We'll see how the chips fall.

    I'll look at Stockton, and maybe have her apply to UNLV and/or Flagler over the weekend-- maybe earlier if this snowstorm gives us a day off ;)

    Thanks for the support. She'll be OK; she's not the first or the last kid not to make her #1 choice. (Though maybe the first at CC to admit it, lol.)

    I know this is absolutely unkind, but some real drama broke yesterday at her school. So there's something at school to think about beyond her pity party.
    edited January 2018
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  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 41727 replies450 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    She'll get into East Stroudsburg for sure. She can apply to other PASSHE, too - Bloomsburg and Millersville would admit her and are good for business-related majors, West Chester is dicier but it's very good.
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  • bjkmombjkmom 7942 replies158 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited January 2018
    Hmmmmmm...

    Thank you!
    edited January 2018
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  • NJWrestlingmomNJWrestlingmom 1167 replies2 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @bjkmom did she look at Ramapo? Another NJ state school, but literally on the NY border - maybe they even offer a break for NY residents??? Beautiful campus, always voted best dorms in NJ. Millersville, BTW, all brand new awesome dorms!!!! Most rooms have their own bathroom, or a Jack & Jill with one other room. OOS I think it is pushing $40k but my son did get more merit than we expected, and he's not a high stats kid. Good luck!
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  • DustyfeathersDustyfeathers 3339 replies75 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    You've got a great kid, there! Well done, @bjkmom!
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  • bjkmombjkmom 7942 replies158 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    So at this point, it's pretty much narrowed down to SUNY Delhi, Buffalo State and Southern Conn... that last one was a post-Christmas whim that suddenly has her interested. No results yet. But she's in to the others. I'm thinking that maybe we'll visit Buffalo State during the upcoming February Break week off.
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  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 41727 replies450 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @bjkmom: what criteria is she using to decide?
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  • techmom99techmom99 3436 replies6 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @bjkmom -

    Just saw your update. I don't know if it's too late, but have you considered the hospitality program at Plattsburgh. My D went there for education but her co-goalie on the field hockey team went there for hospitality. She loved the program and is working in her field. The school also has a good nutrition program (D' freshman roommate was in that one and got into a good grad school for her R.D. degree). The school itself is no further than Buffalo State and the area is a lot nicer (S17 is at Fredonia, which is 45 minutes outside of Buffalo). I wish S17 had considered Plattsburgh, but its theater program is not as good as that at Fred. My middle son also went to Plattsburgh and he loved the area as well.

    By the way, my D got into Oneonta off the waitlist and opted against it. Plattsburgh is a much prettier school and she liked it much better.
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  • bjkmombjkmom 7942 replies158 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    I think at this point she's done applying. But I'll take a look later. Thanks.
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  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 41727 replies450 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited February 2018
    She does have a shot at Plattsburgh and it's a nicer choice than the three you listed in terms of campus and program reputation. It's worth a shot - she already has her SUNY app ready so it's take her very little time.
    edited February 2018
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