<p>I just read the posts on this page, so these are my responses...</p>
<p>Pulsar, exactly. I'm not complaining that I didn't get in. Actually, it ended up to be somewhat of a blessing. I'm happy that I'm staying at home, that I'm not packing up all of my belongings and leaving my family. I'm excited for school to start. I think the school that accepted me is the right one.</p>
<p>This is not a post complaining about rich kids and the schools that didn't accept me. Think of it more as a survival guide. I'm saying what happened to me, and how people can get through it if it happens to them.</p>
<p>Say I'm whiny, say I'm over-entitled. Go ahead. I'm just posting how I felt during that time. This is not an argument about how the system needs to change, etc. This is a STORY of how it was for me. I'm not looking to fight. I'm not looking to get my revenge. I just want kids to understand that it's NOT as simple as you people seem to think I think it is. It is a crapshoot for EVERYONE. Financial aid kids just seem to have it worse.</p>
<p>Also, some of you are saying that my case is an aberration because when you applied in 2009 blah blah blah...
I actually talked to my secondary schools advisor about this, and she said 2009 applicants had it much easier. Schools' endowments hadn't suffered that much yet, so FA was easier to obtain, and there weren't as many applicants who needed financial aid. In the 2010-2011 school year, more kids than ever would be in need, even current students, and schools had decided to take care of them first before new applicants. Therefore, there was less money to go around.</p>
<p>DeerfieldSwede, I'm just saying I felt like I deserved it, not that I actually did. I'm admitting that I felt more arrogant about it than I should have. That's why I'm warning kids now! I don't want them to suffer from the same delusions as I did.</p>
<p>Once again, this is not about complaints. I just want to share my experience so kids are prepared. It's true, your situation may end up different. I just want kids to be prepared for what might happen. I certainly wasn't.</p>