SOOOO Many abbreviations

<p>Whats up with having all these abbreviations:</p>

<p>I've seen HYPS, CHYMPS, SHYP, etc... why can't you just say Ivy league schools.</p>

<p>I've seen parents say D or S... is it really that hard to add to more letters and say Son???</p>

<p>I'm not saying it's bad but for new users who come looking for advice.. they'll get confused by this</p>

Does anyone want to just put a list of common abbreviations here?</p>

<p>I'll start off with the ones of my head:
CHYMPS = Caltech, Harvard, Yale, MIT, Princeton, Stanford
HYPS = (look above)
S= son
D= daughter
ED= Early Decision - binding
EC's = extra curriculars
UC's = the different University of California's
EA = Early Action - nonbinding
URM = under represented minority
ORM = over represented minority
CC = this site or community college
OP = original poster
EECS = electrical engineering and computer science</p>

<p>Thanks for any suggestions/corrections</p>

<p>btw I know there's a thread for this in the Parents Cafe but this is much easier to have in ONE post</p>

<p>CHYMPS is actually</p>

<p>Caltech, Harvard, Yale, MIT, Princeton, Stanford (the top 5 schools)</p>

<p>the C does not stand for Cornell hehe</p>

<p>EA is early action (or i think sometimes called early alternative?) it's non-binding early admission, as opposed to ED which is binding</p>

<p>EECS - electrical engineering and computer science</p>

<p>Don't forget SCEA. Thats an abbreviation I see alot.</p>

<p>Or SAT and ACT (just kidding about the last two.)</p>

<p>sorry go to this thread: <a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>CHYMPS usually means Caltech, but HYPSMC generally means Columbia. Or the person writing it is just confused.</p>

<p>Oh and don't forget that little thing that was popular for a few days:

<p>Princetone, Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Institutes of Tech (MIT, Caltech), Columbia</p>