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U of M and CSOM [honors] Student taking questions

nicko_013nicko_013 Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
edited January 2008 in University of Minnesota
Hey
I'm an out of state student who's a frosh in CSOM honors. Last year CC kept me enteratined and helped me out quite a bit, so I'm here taking any questions anybody has about the U of M, not just CSOM.

I'm not going to act like I know everything that's going on, but I have a lot more insight into things than you do ;). So if you have any questions feel free to ask them.
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Replies to: U of M and CSOM [honors] Student taking questions

  • DenquistDenquist Registered User Posts: 228 Junior Member
    I am a parent of a D thinking about the honors program. How do you like it so far? Do you live in the honors dorm (Meadowbrook?). Is it really inconvenient being on the west bank for freshman classes? Have you been able to make friends, and lastly, how overwhelmingly Minnesota is it? (I say this with a straight face as my whole family lives in the state.)
  • nicko_013nicko_013 Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
    hey i'm going to send you your answers through a pm. sorry for the late reply..i forgot about this thread :S... but if anyone has questions just ask here and i'll get back to you
  • ZoumanZouman Registered User Posts: 235 Junior Member
    Hi, I'm a prospective student from Milwaukee, WI. I go to a very competitive h.s. Does U of M look at the quality of h.s. when making decisons. Also, does carlson care more about GPA (weighted or unweighted) or class rank.? Thanks
  • nicko_013nicko_013 Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
    they'll probably take it into consideration. they'll probably care mostly about unweighted gpa, but they'll look at the difficulty of your courses. do you have stats to share?
  • razzledazzelyrazzledazzely Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    on a scale of 1-10, how unbearable would you rate the winter weather?

    i'm from an area with a mild winter that usually fluctuates in temperature and amount of snowfall.
    5 inches of snow in one session is a big deal here!
  • ZoumanZouman Registered User Posts: 235 Junior Member
    ok my stats....unweighted 3.4ish, ACT 30, good recs. rank 41/309 Chances???????
  • flybyzephyrflybyzephyr Registered User Posts: 260 Junior Member
    razzle: i'm from here, and i honestly think it's not as bad as people make it out to be. i know a lot of people who have moved here to attend the U, and they have actually embraced the weather a lot. who doesn't love ice skating and snowball fights? (not to mention extreme sledding).

    don't let it deter you!
  • nicko_013nicko_013 Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
    weather is what i am used to since im from dakota territory... the weather has been pretty nice this fall, but it's been pretty cold lately. it's not that bad though

    zouman you'll have a good chance. if you get waitlisted or rejected be sure to appeal. i know some people with a 25 act that appealed and eventually got in. there are some crazy admission stories with carlson, but with a double in class size you'll be fine
  • ZoumanZouman Registered User Posts: 235 Junior Member
    Thanks nicko, i checked my online status and was admitted yesterday so i'm good.
  • MNgirl08MNgirl08 Registered User Posts: 112 Junior Member
    my complete app was received for carlson (CLA 2nd choice) on October 15th and I still haven't heard anything yet
    private school (doesn't rank)
    in state
    rigorous course load all honors and 4 APs
    3.67 UW/4.0 W
    26 ACT
    lots of extracurriculars, sent great recommendations
    internship experience

    i know my stats may be a little low for carlson standards, and I am just driving myself crazy. just wondering if i have a chance at carlson, or CLA for that matter
    :(
  • alexispearlalexispearl Registered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
    congrats zouman! hopefully ill see you next year.
  • apaytonapayton Registered User Posts: 243 Junior Member
    i have a 28 ACT and im in the top 9% of my class with a 3.9 G.P.A. My school doesnt offer any AP classes but ive taken just about the hardest classes i could. im worried about a few things...1) my class rank is slightly below average 2) my school offered honors english and i took normal english because i thought i had to (long story haha) and 3) i didnt get my app in until november 27 because i didnt apply til i got a good ACT. do you think ill get in...?
  • apaytonapayton Registered User Posts: 243 Junior Member
    o and im applying to carlson sorry
  • flybyzephyrflybyzephyr Registered User Posts: 260 Junior Member
    your act is a bit low for carlson, but i'd say you're still in the running. hope it works out :) are you in-state?
  • tomohkatomohka Registered User Posts: 42 Junior Member
    with the add on to Carlson, will they be taking more transfer students within the U of M or is this addition designed for Freshman? I know they are completely changing the curriculum for Freshman in '08, so it makes me think that the expansion won't help transfers much.
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