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New Here. Where are the discussions for B Students?

AgouraLizAgouraLiz Registered User Posts: 28 Junior Member
Hello all. I am fascinated with what I am seeing so far on this website. A lot of posts are just like this: "Hi, I'm totally freaking out because I don't know what to do! I have a 4.4 GPA and my SAT score was only 1560. I play the violin in my local youth orchestra, and teach Excel to inner-city youth on the weekends. I wrote my first novel this summer! In my free time, I play chess. I should also note that I will be traveling to Flint, Michigan this spring break to help solve the water crisis. I'm pretty sure I want to go to Princeton, but PLEASE CHANCE ME for Yale!" Question: Are there any non-Superman students or parents on this site? I am struggling to find resources for B and/or "average" students. It seems that only the overachievers are here. If this is what is happening in the college admissions rat race....Wow.

Replies to: New Here. Where are the discussions for B Students?

  • AgouraLizAgouraLiz Registered User Posts: 28 Junior Member
    Thank you, EENYMum!
  • cameo43cameo43 Registered User Posts: 1,544 Senior Member
    @AgouraLiz: You can also look back at the same threads for the Classes of 2017 and 2018. @eandesmom started the first one (2017) back in 2016, I believe. Those will give you the whole picture as far as the end results for the kids of the parents posting on those threads. Enjoy!
  • EENYMumEENYMum Registered User Posts: 172 Junior Member
    @AgouraLiz No problem. Hubby and I both got a chuckle from your post. Mostly because it's true 😀
  • MusakParentMusakParent Registered User Posts: 837 Member
    LOL - hilarious post because it's true. Thank you for the laugh. :D
  • happy1happy1 Forum Champion Parents, Forum Champion Admissions Posts: 23,654 Forum Champion
    You can also start a thread in the College Search and Selection page and ask for suggestions. Include your academic stats, financial needs (if any), academic interests, state, any restrictions you may have (ex. geographic) and anything else important to you in your search (ex. Greek life, sports etc.).
  • LindagafLindagaf Registered User Posts: 8,735 Senior Member
    Just do a search for threads about B students. There are a lot. There is a long-running thread called colleges for the Jewish B student, but it's got colleges for everyone. Stay away from chance threads because that's where you will see a lot of posts such as you describe.

    You can also create a thread in the search and selection forum. List your child stats, financial requirements, desired location, size, majors, etc...and you will get helpful suggestions.
  • txspartytxsparty Registered User Posts: 87 Junior Member
    I am rolling at the answers on this thread!!! keep it coming!
  • momocarlymomocarly Registered User Posts: 704 Member
    Ah yes and forget it if you have an A student that wants to study at a state school in a fly-over state that isn't in the top 100 or so. Those schools are all sub-par and you can't get a good education there and have no chance of becoming CEO and changing the world. Sigh. Go look at the threads listed above and check out the link below where you can search for colleges and read college visit reports.

  • AgouraLizAgouraLiz Registered User Posts: 28 Junior Member
    Thank you everyone for the kind suggestions. I will research the "B" schools and all of the threads you mentioned here. Appreciate the help. I'm still trying to figure out when college admissions became so crazy. I don't remember it being like this 30 years ago when I applied. Maybe it was and I was just clueless.
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