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Ask About Andover

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  • bc12345bc12345 152 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Question: So my DS is repeating 9th and he's taken two languages in his LPS. Will he get credit toward his language requirement at Andover? Just wondering if credits from LPS transfer. Thanks in advance!
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  • AetrusAetrus 62 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @bc12345

    The short answer is yes. Andover doesn't require you to take a certain number of terms/years of a language, but rather reach the 300 level class, traditionally the 3rd year. So when placement tests come out, your student will likely place into a higher class than the 100 and thus not have to do as many classes or start from the very beginning.
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  • bc12345bc12345 152 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Thank you @Atreus !
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  • skieuropeskieurope 38890 replies6869 threadsSuper Moderator Super Moderator
    edited March 2017
    Question: So my DS is repeating 9th and he's taken two languages in his LPS. Will he get credit toward his language requirement at Andover?
    The short answer is yes.
    While true, I need to add the caveat that the results of his placement test may not (and I'd say probably not) get him to the 300 level with 2 years at the LPS. IMO, the 200 level is more likely. As with most subjects, foreign language at Andover is a bit more rigorous than the LPS for most students.
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  • bc12345bc12345 152 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @skieurope that's what I suspected. As he plans I'll make sure he leaves room for the possibility that he probably won't test out entirely. Thanks!
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  • AetrusAetrus 62 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @bc12345

    Skieurope is correct, and I'm sorry if I've been misleading. While he will not have to start from beginning, it is possible he may have to take a year or two.
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  • bc12345bc12345 152 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @Aetrus not misleading at all. Thanks for the input.
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  • AppleNotFarAppleNotFar 1035 replies11 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @Aetrus @gossipgirlME I've got a question :)

    Last year as a new student DC got an email in August with room assignment. Do returning students learn their room assignments at that time as well, or will they find out sooner than that? If so, when?
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  • gossipgirlMEgossipgirlME 33 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @AppleNotFar I don't really know from personal experience as this will be my first year as a returning student, but students I knew last year found out about theirs in (mid? can't quite recall) July.
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  • southernprepfamsouthernprepfam 6 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    edited March 2017
    @monica20 Thanks for your lengthy response here...lots of great detail. Can you explain what a three room double is vs a quad? Specifically, how is it laid out? Does each person have their own sleeping area but share the same room, along with a common area in between? Also, is the ratio of rooms to shower areas at parity across the campus?
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  • fayexeterfayexeter 21 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Thank you @Atreus !! I hope you're ok with me PMing you sometime during May in regards to course selection.

    Also, adding on to @southernprepfam, could somebody tell me what the room choices are for a new lower?
    And one more...(sorry) Is there something that you would like to recommend new students to prepare or preview during now until the start of school?
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  • bc12345bc12345 152 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Can anyone describe the move in schedule? I will be traveling for work smack dab in the middle of move in I fear. Does move in happen the same day as orientation? My kid would be going a bit early for a sport so I'm wondering if I could drop him with limited provisions then move in when I got back. Ugh.
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  • MA2012MA2012 1235 replies1 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @AppleNotFar current students have a lottery system for housing in the spring. There will be information in the dorms and via email with the procedure. It is a little complicated but the kids figure it out. Upperclassmen have the choice to stay in their room/dorm first. Then there is in cluster lottery then all school lottery.
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  • AetrusAetrus 62 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @southernprepfam

    Not entirely sure what you mean. To my knowledge, there are no 4 person dorms on campus (someone else can correct me on this if I'm wrong), the "quad" only refers to the dorm clusters West Quad North and West Quad South. With regards to the 3 room double, yes that is correct. There is one central common room and two smaller sleeping spaces. With showers, I really can't say. I know in my dorm there are 4 bathrooms, each with 2 showers. Beyond that, I'm not sure, sorry I can't be of more help.

    @fayexeter

    That's totally fine! Just a quick note, my username is aetrus, not atreus. I wouldn't want you just messaging some random person by mistake.

    Room options for new lowers are fairly open. I've heard some smaller dorms are occasionally only new lowers, but you really could end up in any of the (non-freshman) dorms on campus. Because priority is given to those already in the dorm and singles tend to be popular with upperclassmen, you will probably have a roommate, usually another new lower. However, if you do want a single, you can request that on the rooming form (will come out in May) and they will do their best to accommodate you.

    As for preparation, there's not a ton you can do on your own at this point. When you come for revisit, you will probably get a better idea of the enrollment schedule and such. More information will become available in the coming weeks/months.
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  • skieuropeskieurope 38890 replies6869 threadsSuper Moderator Super Moderator
    edited March 2017
    there are no 4 person dorms on campus (someone else can correct me on this if I'm wrong)
    You are correct; there are no 4-person rooms.
    Also, is the ratio of rooms to shower areas at parity across the campus?
    More or less.
    edited March 2017
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  • AppleNotFarAppleNotFar 1035 replies11 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @MA2012 , does that mean that returning students will know their dorm assignments before they leave school for the summer? thanks!
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  • AetrusAetrus 62 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @bc12345

    New students typically arrive 2 days before the beginning of class, and athletes 2 days before that (football is sometimes 3). For instance, this year, athletes arrived on September 4th and classes began on the 8th. As for move in, most new students will move in during the 2 day orientation period, but I see no reason why you wouldn't be able to drop him off with enough to get him through for a while and do a full move in at a later point. Parents periodically come through the dorm anyways, bringing stuff for their students, so there's no real reason this would be an issue.
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  • bc12345bc12345 152 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @Aetrus you are a lifesaver. Thank you.
    And that's varsity players as well as jv?
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  • AetrusAetrus 62 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @bc12345

    Of course, don't mention it.

    That's really at the discretion of the coach, who your student will likely meet during revisit. Might I ask what sport he is playing so I can find out more specific information?
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  • AppleNotFarAppleNotFar 1035 replies11 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @bc12345 Last year the schedule included a specific time for parents to DEPART CAMPUS; it was on Tuesday evening, the day of New Student Registration. New Student Orientation began the following day. DC arrived early as an athlete and we did the move in that day. We ran out to Bed, Bath and Beyond, Staples and Wal-Mart on Monday for a few extra things we realized would be needed and/or convenient. On Tuesday there were some meetings/open houses/receptions for parents.

    Right now DH and I are trying to figure out the logistics on the other end in June! There's talk of driving there and back over Memorial Day weekend (ugh!!!) to get the majority of the stuff, and then having DC fly home once classes are done later that week.
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