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Schools that admitted your B+/A- students?


Replies to: Schools that admitted your B+/A- students?

  • MomtoAndrew2018MomtoAndrew2018 Registered User Posts: 210 Junior Member
    @MAandMEmom I can access that link. Thank you!

    I took a look at Naviance. It clearly is working. This is from S's school:

    51 Total Applicants in 2016
    46 Students Accepted
    11 Students Enrolled

    30 Total Applicants in 2015
    26 Students Accepted
    2 Students Enrolled

    19 Total Applicants in 2014
    18 Students Accepted
    5 Students Enrolled

  • twobugstwobugs Registered User Posts: 71 Junior Member
    @MomtoAndrew2018, have you seen this on the UMass website? https://www.cics.umass.edu/ugrad-education/major-change-cs. It's about the process to apply for the CS major if you don't start your freshman year with a declared major.
  • MomtoAndrew2018MomtoAndrew2018 Registered User Posts: 210 Junior Member
    @twobugs Thank you!

    This is actually really encouraging to know. I was under the impression CS and Engineering at UMass Amherst are closed to undeclared majors (with the exception for CS and Engineering exploratory tracks, both mean students must apply to these two majors at the time of freshman entry). If I understand this correctly, this means S can apply as undecided and still has a shot for CS once admitted?
  • twobugstwobugs Registered User Posts: 71 Junior Member
    @MomtoAndrew2018, that's how I read it. It sounds very similar to the process my daughter followed to apply to Isenberg. Which she did even though she wasn't part of the Isenberg exploratory track. My recollection from two admissions sessions at UMass (one for each kid) is that the only major you absolutely CANNOT transfer into is Nursing.
  • MAandMEmomMAandMEmom Registered User Posts: 855 Member
    Wow yes @MomtoAndrew2018 that's great information. I love data and look forward to someday having access to naviance. My son is a rising junior so hopefully I can poke around next year!
  • MomtoAndrew2018MomtoAndrew2018 Registered User Posts: 210 Junior Member
    @twobugs At the UMass info session the organizer kept emphasizing on how restrictive Nursing program is and no transfers are allowed. I didn't think of it that much back then but now it makes sense that CS and Engineering are not the same. :)
  • bester1bester1 Registered User Posts: 923 Member
    Cleveland, once called the mistake on the lake, is on the cusp of cool........LA Times
  • MomtoAndrew2018MomtoAndrew2018 Registered User Posts: 210 Junior Member
    @bester1 Very cool!
  • twoinanddonetwoinanddone Registered User Posts: 14,065 Senior Member
    I think the hidden gem for Andrew is U of Utah. Right now it is club lacrosse, but it is trying to get to varsity D1 in two years (and if that were to happen, it will likely be announced soon, to start recruiting for 2020-21). If not, it will remain a club sport. There are a lot of merit scholarships available, good D1 sports, excellent skiing nearby, a Delta hub so good flights from the east coast. The school itself offers a variety of schools and majors, including a top computer gaming design program and good engineering. It also has theater and dance.

    Others above have recommended U of Denver. People from the west might think it is preppy, but those from the east wouldn't. I think DU offers a lot. It is urban, right on the light rail to get downtown or to the airport, but it is a campus with a campus feel. The sports complex is very nice with two sheets of ice, a very nice pool (very cold), the lax complex, a work out area with a climbing wall, two gyms for gymnastics and another gym for, I think, volleyball. DU doesn't have football but some kids follow the professional Denver sports that are nearby. Skiing available 2-3 hours away, but lots of groups and rides to get there.

    Colorado School of Mines is not a good fit for everyone. It is more like WPI or RIT as it is very STEM and even more specifically engineering focused. It is closer to the ski areas by about 30 minutes. It is D2, does have a football team. Club lacrosse only and not real competitive but that's comparing them to CU and CSU clubs, that are very competitive and often win the national championship. It's just one of those schools that if you fit, it's perfect but if you don't there aren't a lot of changes you can make to your major.
  • bboop42bboop42 Registered User Posts: 487 Member
    VT, JMU, GMU in Virginia
  • MomtoAndrew2018MomtoAndrew2018 Registered User Posts: 210 Junior Member
  • MomtoAndrew2018MomtoAndrew2018 Registered User Posts: 210 Junior Member
    @lilac465 Thank you! May I ask what major you applied for and where did you choose to go in the end?
  • chb088chb088 Registered User Posts: 138 Junior Member
    Hi, I have a similar child. S18 has 1300 SAT, 3.4 UW, 4.3 Weighted, and is applying to NC State, UNC (we live in NC), USC Columbia, VT, Clemson and a safety school of his choosing that will be in state (to be determined). He thinks he will major in Science but nothing is in stone. He enjoyed Engineering classes but his SAT seems low for the engineering major he is interested in.
  • exlibris97exlibris97 Registered User Posts: 755 Member
    A- students are admitted far more often than people may suspect. An A- from one school isn't an A- from another. Placed in context, A- students are admitted in large numbers to even the most highly competitive universities. The problem with admissions stats is that they reveal little about the other aspects of a candidate's application. It is these thing that are usually of determining value.
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