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floridadad55 Senior Member

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  • Re: Schools known for good merit aid

    University of Miami (if you have high SAT scores)
  • Re: SAT Gender Difference: Males Guess More than Females

    So you propose to eliminate all standardized tests because women guess less?

    What if research shows that jewish and asian females guess at the same rate as men?

    Even if what you say is true, so what?

    Guessing will not have a material impact on your SAT score.
  • Re: Does Wake Forest Deserve its US News Ranking?


    To me, Wake Forest is almost invisible in the "marketplace". I bet many people out in California have never even heard of it.
  • Re: Will I get into University of Miami?

    Unfortunately, despite your 700 in math, I fear you mayl not get in. I say this because you have a number of deficiencies:

    Your class rank is rather low. Not even close to the top 10%.

    Your CR SAT score is rather low.

    Your unweighted gpa is rather low.

    Your ACT is also slightly low.

    I would say that FSU is a more realistic bet.

    I would take the SAT again, and try and raise the CR to a 600.

    Miami is moving up in the rankings lately. It is becoming more difficult to get into.

    If I were the admissions offices, I personally would want to see how you did on your AP tests. If you passed them, then this would show that your gpa is probably low because you go to a good high school with no grade inflation.
  • Re: Honors College Nonsense

    College admissions is not done merely on merit anymore.

    There are affirmative action considerations, geographic considerations, and the like.

    I do not agree with this, but that is the way it is.

    In my opinion, essays are just an excuse to apply subjective criteria. Why should an essay count for more than 4 years of work. Obviously, it shouldn't. The college doesn't even really know whether a good essay was written by the applicant.

    The fact your kid, with his fine record, was rejected shows that the process has in many ways become a farce.

    I suspect many were accepted that have a record nowhere near as good as your son's.

    You have no choice but to move on.

    Last year, my son had a 2300 SAT, and 14 AP courses, yet was rejected at many schools, who admitted kids with far less impressive records.

    I had my son, who did not have much in the way of ECs, apply to schools in England, where they go basically by hard data. I figured he should play in a game where the rules favored him.

    In your case, your son had good ECs as well.