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Cushy Colleges for C Students

EndicottEndicott Registered User Posts: 1,435 Senior Member
edited August 2009 in College Search & Selection
Okay, we've had the awesome schools for B students. What about colleges for those bright kids who haven't yet caught fire in the classroom in high school, but who have potential?
Anybody have any inspirations to share?
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Replies to: Cushy Colleges for C Students

  • EndicottEndicott Registered User Posts: 1,435 Senior Member
    Some possibilities I've heard of . . .
    Felician College (NJ)
    Dominican College (NY state)
    Mmmm, Rollins sounded nice (Fl?) Is that too hard?
  • hudsonvalley51hudsonvalley51 Registered User Posts: 2,449 Senior Member
    Centenary College (NJ)
    Georgian Court University (NJ)
    Point Park (PA)
    Ferrum College (VA)
    Shenandoah University (VA)
    Virginia Wesleyan (VA)
  • mariambaby3mariambaby3 Registered User Posts: 564 Member
    Harvard (MA)
  • NuclearPakistan1NuclearPakistan1 Registered User Posts: 1,285 Senior Member
    Boston College (lol)
  • molliegymmolliegym Registered User Posts: 748 Member
    mariambaby3: lol
  • EndicottEndicott Registered User Posts: 1,435 Senior Member
    I've heard of Boston College, Mariambaby, but what's that other one?
  • diontechristmasdiontechristmas Registered User Posts: 2,891 Senior Member
    Temple is a decent school for B/C+ students

    C+ won't get you in unless your SAT/ACT makes up for it.
  • PackMomPackMom Registered User Posts: 7,667 Senior Member
    Emory& Henry (VA)
    Presbyterian College(SC)
    Wingate University (NC)
    Gardner-Webb Univ.(NC)
    Lenoir-Rhyne Univ. (NC)
    High Point University (NC)
    UNC Greensboro
    UNC Pembroke
    East Carolina University(maybe)
    Western Carolina University
  • rodneyrodney Registered User Posts: 9,406 Senior Member
    ^^^^lots of luck if you don't want to be in the South....or a token for your race/religion....let's keep these coming.....

    just thought of one: University of Hartford (or at least it was appropriate based on 2008 admissions season)
  • northeastmomnortheastmom Registered User Posts: 12,379 Senior Member
    How does Rollins get on this list? NO WAY, unless you are just saying that a C student might like fun in the sun, but then there are other schools in FLA that you could name which might or might not qualify.

    Some others, but some might be reaches: College of St. Elizabeth, Fairleigh Dickinson, Elmira, Widener, Champlain College, Lynchburg, California College of Pa, LeMoyne, and don't forget some non-flagship state schools (a few in NJ: Kean, Stockton, U. of Jersey City, William Paterson)
  • siglio21siglio21 Registered User Posts: 2,678 Senior Member
    what about west coast schools?
  • ctyankeectyankee Registered User Posts: 1,410 Senior Member
  • HuntHunt Registered User Posts: 26,854 Senior Member
    A real answer is for such a student to go to a local community college for a year or two.
  • hudsonvalley51hudsonvalley51 Registered User Posts: 2,449 Senior Member
    Hunt -- If you lived in certain parts of New York State you wouldn't be saying that. I've seen too many students go to the local CCs, get an apartment with friends, get a job at the local CVS, Target or Pep Boys to help pay for it, then let the grades slide and ultimately quit school. For other kids CC has been a godsend. But too few of them have had the self-discipline to focus on school, letting partying with old underachieving high school friends dominate their agenda. The real answer may well include a good 4-year school with a track record of taking a chance on underachieving high school students and turning them into solid if unspectacular college students.
  • PackMomPackMom Registered User Posts: 7,667 Senior Member
    ^^^Agree totally. S2 is a C (ish) type student, took reg, honors and two AP's in h.s.
    Took SAT once did really bad and never took it again. He was just not very motivated. His best friends were all cut from the similiar cloth.

    We gave him the option of CC or college. Like Hudson Valley, we have see lots of kids here go to CC saying they would transfer and four years later they are still here. If S2 had chosen CC, we were advocating a "trade" type track because we just didn't see the transfer thing happening.

    He applied to 2 directional state u's, got in both and decided to go to his favorite.
    His first semester was a social success but academic disaster. He was put on academic probation. We allowed him another chance because he truly liked the sch. and was happy there and begged for another chance. He did overwhelmingly better this semester, is off academic probation and starts summer school next week (with no complaints. He would never have done that in h.s.).

    He figured out what it took to be successful. The funny thing is that when he came home on breaks, he never hung out with his old n'er do well crew. He spent all his time with other kids who went off to sch. I am convinced going away was the best thing for him.
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