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Having High school Diploma and Ass. a problem with BS/MD progs?

ColdsoldierColdsoldier 8 replies7 threads New Member
edited May 2011 in Multiple Degree Programs
Well hi. In a year or so I'll be graduation from Richland Collegiate high school with my high school diploma and my Associate's degree in Science. So far my application for BS/MD programs look great. Academic decathlon, Varsity Track(State champs) Varsity Tennis, Hospital voluntering, Water gun for cancer, FDA founder, 3.89 GPA, ranked 2nd, and other things. (I'll give stats after I get my SATs back seeing as things will change in a few months, grade and GPA wise.)

Things were looking promising, but then I spoke with the PMM program director of PSU/Jeff and he told me he would have to look into my eligibility.
That really left a sting since I was heavily leaning towards Jefferson. I honestly thought it would be a great thing to have my Associates. Thought it would let me stand out and ultimately lead to an acceptance, but now its almost the opposite. What I don't get is why I might not be eligible. IB programs sometimes allow students to go into college and start as a Junior.

It's kinda stressing me out. Any advice?
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  • XelbMSXelbMS 370 replies54 threads Member
    EDIT: Sorry, I did not read all of your post. I thought you had already graduated from high school. Since this is not the case, I don't think having your associates will be such a bad thing since you'll still be in high school by the time you start applying to these programs. I would call the schools your interested in now, just so you know which ones you're eligible for and which ones you're not.
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  • golfblackholegolfblackhole 72 replies12 threads Junior Member
    Combined programs do not accept transfers. With a degree beyond HS diploma, you are no longer considered a high school applicant.
    If having the AA ruins your plans for BSMD program, perhaps you can withdraw short of a degree and work on getting the highest SAT score you can.
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  • golfblackholegolfblackhole 72 replies12 threads Junior Member
    You posted identical question here and SDN on the same day (attached below) We all follow CC and SDN. There is no need to post the same question on multiple sites. This just wastes our time and yours.

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    Yesterday, 07:44 AM #1
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    Having High school Diploma and Ass. a problem with BS/MD progs?
    Well hi. In a year or so I'll be graduation from Richland Collegiate high school with my high school diploma and my Associate's degree in Science. So far my application for BS/MD programs look great. Academic decathlon, Varsity Track(State champs) Varsity Tennis, Hospital voluntering, Water gun for cancer, FDA founder, 3.89 GPA, ranked 2nd, and other things. (I'll give stats after I get my SATs back seeing as things will change in a few months, grade and GPA wise.)

    Things were looking promising, but then I spoke with the PMM program director of PSU/Jeff and he told me he would have to look into my eligibility.
    That really left a sting since I was heavily leaning towards Jefferson. I honestly thought it would be a great thing to have my Associates. Thought it would let me stand out and ultimately lead to an acceptance, but now its almost the opposite. What I don't get is why I might not be eligible. IB programs sometimes allow students to go into college and start as a Junior.

    It's kinda stressing me out. Any advice?
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    Yesterday, 03:25 PM #2
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    EDIT: Sorry, I did not read all of your post. I thought you had already graduated from high school. Since this is not the case, I don't think having your associates will be such a bad thing since you'll still be in high school by the time you start applying to these programs. I would call the schools your interested in now, just so you know which ones you're eligible for and which ones you're not.

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    Transfer and not HS applicant
    Combined programs do not accept transfers. With a degree beyond HS diploma, you are no longer considered a high school applicant.
    If having the AA ruins your plans for BSMD program, perhaps you can withdraw short of a degree and work on getting the highest SAT score you can.

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    Having High school Diploma and Ass. a problem with BS/MD progs?

    Well hi. In a year or so I'll be graduation from Richland Collegiate high school with my high school diploma and my Associates degree in Science. So far my application for BS/MD programs look great. Academic decathlon, Varsity Track(State champs) Varsity Tennis, Hospital voluntering, Water gun for cancer, FDA founder, 3.89 GPA, ranked 2nd, and other things. (I'll give stats after I get my SATs back).

    Things were looking promising, but then I spoke with the PMM program director of PSU/Jeff and he told me he would have to look into my eligibility.
    That really left a sting since I was heavily leaning towards Jefferson. I honestly thought it would be a great thing to have my Associates. Thought it would let me stand out and ultimately lead to an acceptance, but now its almost the opposite. What I don't get is why I might not be eligible. IB programs sometimes allow students to go into college and start as a Junior.

    It's kinda stressing me out. Any advice?
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    Yesterday, 07:57 AM #2
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Coldsoldier
    Well hi. In a year or so I'll be graduation from Richland Collegiate high school with my high school diploma and my Associates degree in Science. So far my application for BS/MD programs look great. Academic decathlon, Varsity Track(State champs) Varsity Tennis, Hospital voluntering, Water gun for cancer, FDA founder, 3.89 GPA, ranked 2nd, and other things. (I'll give stats after I get my SATs back).

    Things were looking promising, but then I spoke with the PMM program director of PSU/Jeff and he told me he would have to look into my eligibility.
    That really left a sting since I was heavily leaning towards Jefferson. I honestly thought it would be a great thing to have my Associates. Thought it would let me stand out and ultimately lead to an acceptance, but now its almost the opposite. What I don't get is why I might not be eligible. IB programs sometimes allow students to go into college and start as a Junior.

    It's kinda stressing me out. Any advice?
    Maybe the best thing you can do is claim no credit from the Associates Degree, as most of the BS/MD programs only allow incoming college freshman to join. I have to say having a degree looks good, but it may screw you over since some schools are weird about their "incoming freshman" policies. What did you get your AA in?
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    Quote:
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    Maybe the best thing you can do is claim no credit from the Associates Degree, as most of the BS/MD programs only allow incoming college freshman to join. I have to say having a degree looks good, but it may screw you over since some schools are weird about their "incoming freshman" policies. What did you get your AA in?
    Ahhh that makes sense. So if said "I've taken 10 of the college core coures",it would alot better than saying "I have my AA in science". Lol it is weird but makes sense in a way. Oh and I'll get it in science. And I just thought of something that would make things a whole lot better

    When I apply to the program I won't have my AA YET. We get the degree after graduating. So truthfully I couldn't even claim to having my AA degree but could say I've taken more than 8 core college courses. Haha think that helps?

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    You should have no problem if you don't have a degree yet and apply. Lots of people take classes at 4 year colleges and don't get degrees so why should you be punished for taking those classes at a community college and getting a degree? I don't see why you shouldn't be able to transfer in with those credits too.

    Having those college classes under your belt will only help you if you did well.

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    Originally Posted by Coldsoldier
    Well hi. In a year or so I'll be graduation from Richland Collegiate high school with my high school diploma and my Associates degree in Science. So far my application for BS/MD programs look great. Academic decathlon, Varsity Track(State champs) Varsity Tennis, Hospital voluntering, Water gun for cancer, FDA founder, 3.89 GPA, ranked 2nd, and other things. (I'll give stats after I get my SATs back).

    Things were looking promising, but then I spoke with the PMM program director of PSU/Jeff and he told me he would have to look into my eligibility.
    That really left a sting since I was heavily leaning towards Jefferson. I honestly thought it would be a great thing to have my Associates. Thought it would let me stand out and ultimately lead to an acceptance, but now its almost the opposite. What I don't get is why I might not be eligible. IB programs sometimes allow students to go into college and start as a Junior.

    It's kinda stressing me out. Any advice?
    hey i go to richland but dual credit not the high school, small world. ;p
    Started last year and now got my associates, going to utd this fall for bachelors.
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  • ColdsoldierColdsoldier 8 replies7 threads New Member
    Thanks for the input, but not everyone follows both SDN and CC. A simple assumption seeing as you do apparently. I just wanted to get feedback from both sides. Copying everything and pasting it here wasn't neccesary and was childish. I could barely even read what you posted. But yea, I guess having my AA in science wouldn't make me an incoming freshman.

    But see it's interesting seeing as I wouldn't have my AA when I do apply so it wouldn't be on my resume. It would just look like I've taken quite alot of college classes. BS/MD programs do infact do transfers. A friend of mine who's currently in the program told me about it. I'll just have to wait for an answer from the program director.
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