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BS Class of 2019 Thread

payn4wardpayn4ward Registered User Posts: 3,053 Senior Member
Well, in the past, Class Threads were started around December of Junior year. This feels early. It seems March 10, 2015 madness was yesterday, but here we go. AppleMom (2020) made me feel like we 2019ners are slacking. ;) No need to panic or rush though.
As we begin the process of researching, visiting and crafting our college lists, let's keep our tradition here - share useful insights, cheer and console one another. Celebrate, embrace, and support. Onward!
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Replies to: BS Class of 2019 Thread

  • payn4wardpayn4ward Registered User Posts: 3,053 Senior Member
    Question of The Month (QOTM) : What is happening college-wise?
    - S2's PSAT results came back good. So some test prep over the summer is planned with first SAT sitting on August 26th 2017, and ACT in September. Hopefully, he will be done with those testings early in Junior year before the onslaught of AP exams and finals in spring.
    - Visited three colleges during last Fall parents weekend. We will continue to do a few college visits during long weekends.
    - S2 needs to raise GPA if he wants to apply to selective schools as he says. Time management is issue. Bribery is not working :D Parents are fine if his grades stay as is. We will just have a different list of good schools to apply to.
  • ChoatieMomChoatieMom Registered User Posts: 4,773 Senior Member
    Now I do feel old: ChoatieCorporal will be graduating from college in 2019 (and I'm still here).

    @payn4ward: What's the story behind your avatar change?
  • doschicosdoschicos Registered User Posts: 19,325 Senior Member
    Congrats to your older son, @payn4ward!
  • payn4wardpayn4ward Registered User Posts: 3,053 Senior Member
    Thank you @doschicos !
  • ChoatieMomChoatieMom Registered User Posts: 4,773 Senior Member
    edited January 2017
    @paynforward: My BIL was Austin's Chief of Police these past few years. He just took the job in Houston. We were there to celebrate with him (and a family wedding) in October. UTA was on ChoatieKid's list, too.

    Congrats to your S1. Great choice. :)
  • MAandMEmomMAandMEmom Registered User Posts: 1,321 Senior Member
    @payn4ward I knew that patch looked familiar as I had sewn that on a uniform in the past! My 16yo is almost there...hopefully soon.
  • MAandMEmomMAandMEmom Registered User Posts: 1,321 Senior Member
    And, I have both a 2019er and a 2020er and all this college talk is freaking me out!!
  • MA2012MA2012 Registered User Posts: 1,202 Senior Member
    @MAandMEmom - don't worry about college too much yet! The intent of my post on the 2020 board was about thinking about testing so it isn't all left to the end of Junior/beginning of senior year. We didn't start official college tours for DS1 (current senior) until spring break of 11th grade. He had been to college campuses for events, including overnights, prior to then.
  • payn4wardpayn4ward Registered User Posts: 3,053 Senior Member
    The college spamming started.
    S2 was sure that he did not check anything that would initiate tons of college junk mail flooding his mailbox.
    I think PSAT result with his email was sold.
    He received 9 emails from various universities since yesterday. I hope he does not receive any postal mail.

    I created a separate gmail acount for S2 for college application only, and I have access to it. It will be used for CollegeBoard, ACT, Naviance (when it becomes available,) CommonApp, scheduling college tours, etc.
    I deleted all the college spam. :-w
  • MAandMEmomMAandMEmom Registered User Posts: 1,321 Senior Member
    ^^ Yes my son has one from GWU and specifically mentions his area of interest (engineering)... Went to his school address so they must have sold the addresses or the students had to include them with their test materials maybe?
  • CenterCenter Registered User Posts: 2,240 Senior Member
    Omg. My son has received several of those email too! Engineering from GW too! Hilarious. Not sure if he checked something .....
  • MAandMEmomMAandMEmom Registered User Posts: 1,321 Senior Member
    I read through all the emails last night and wonder about all the links and "offers" for college planning materials, etc. Is anyone planning to engage with any of these schools yet? He received one from RPI that's pretty interesting.
  • gardenstategalgardenstategal Registered User Posts: 4,551 Senior Member
    No harm if it's interesting, @MAandMEmom. It's marketing. Some resonates, most doesn't. Lots of kids will hear about schools this way because not all kids have the resources to search or get good guidance. If they have summer programs or visit weekends, it's helpful to know. How much you want to engage beyond getting information is up to you.
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