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Parents of the HS Class of 2019 - 3.0 to 3.4 GPA

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  • momzilla2Dmomzilla2D Registered User Posts: 337 Member
    edited March 14
    @brickkicker Congratulations to your son in Skidmore! And good luck with the decision.
    eta: @Turquoise52 And to you too! Great news!
  • eandesmomeandesmom Registered User Posts: 3,735 Senior Member
    @brickkicker congratulations! Yes, definitely a good problem to have but it is hard. I well remember the stress of deciding with S17 and it's so hard to watch!
  • Britmom5Britmom5 Registered User Posts: 319 Member
  • cakeisgreatcakeisgreat Registered User Posts: 716 Member
    Just popping in to say congrats to everyone on college acceptances!
  • 50501005050100 Registered User Posts: 287 Junior Member
    @brickkicker @Turquoise52 - Congrats on Skidmore!!
  • Britmom5Britmom5 Registered User Posts: 319 Member
    Hey @rfm512 ! I’m the person whose twins applied EA to Hampshire, and who were SO disappointed. We had already submitted our apps at that point and, unlike the ED applicants, didnt really feel we could add further colleges. We’ve had some acceptances, but nothing like Hampshire. Congrats to your daughter! Think she’ll pick east or west coast?
  • rfm512rfm512 Registered User Posts: 73 Junior Member
    @Britmom5 Hi again! I hope your twins have somewhere they are excited about! By the time the Hampshire thing was finally over, I think my D was just so pissed at how it was handled, it made it easier to move on. Its hard to say as of today where she will go.

    I think she is less than psyched about New School's urban "campus" and Sarah Lawrence seems quite isolated. I think she thought SLC would be more interested in her because it is very similar in teaching style to Hampshire but no merit money offered. Univ of Puget Sound is so gorgeous and feels "warm and fuzzy"and much easier for us to get to from NM than the east coast, but her primary interest is psychology and Clark's program is so strong. Until we hear from Clark, she will not make a decision however, based on location alone, it would definitely be west coast.

    The best advice I have read on CC and I passed on to my D was to "love the schools that love you". Once she started to think in those terms, its like her perspective totally changed. She was no longer interested in the "reach" where she would be lucky just to be there and started to see other schools as "smart" for recognizing her special accomplishments.
  • Britmom5Britmom5 Registered User Posts: 319 Member
    @rfm512. That’s what I keep telling my boys - but, unfortunately some of the the schools that love them the most don’t have exactly the majors they are looking for. One S19 applied to UMAss, and got into Honors college with some merit - and he REALLY loved the pioneer valley. Maybe he’ll get to experience the [FOUR] college consortium yet! Good luck with Clark!
  • rfm512rfm512 Registered User Posts: 73 Junior Member
    @Britmom5 Ahhh! Yes! Congrats on Umass and Honors at that! What majors are they interested in?
  • EENYMumEENYMum Registered User Posts: 172 Junior Member
    Congratulations on all the acceptances everyone!! We are waiting on final two, then it is decision time.
  • Turquoise52Turquoise52 Registered User Posts: 95 Junior Member
    Congrats @momzilla2D - acceptance always good.
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