|By amd on Tuesday, December 25, 2001 - 09:37 am: Edit|
Happy holidays to all my friends at College Confidential (in particular, Roger, Dadster, Dave, and burningman). [Waiting for the college applicant to wake up so that we can open presents.]
So far, three admissions - one state u, one national private u, and one slac. Waiting for reply from three more - another national private u and two more slacs. We could have just as easily applied to twenty more colleges, it was difficult (for me anyway) to turn most of these down - perhaps, this is the hardest thing in applying to colleges; what if there was a hidden gem in one of theses. I will mention some in this category (that we turned down) - Case Western, WUSTL, Pomona, Swarthmore, Princeton, Yale, Lawrence, Colorado College, and Claremont McKenna.
Online applications worked out great - the box for short essays is like a peephole of small size (about a third of the size of the box I am typing this on). By mistake, we included a previous version along with a final version. If this affects the final outcome, so be it - this tells us something about the college.
We had screwups. A favorite teacher forgot to send recommendation - we gave the stuff to her way too early. Another recommendation got lost because that teacher sent it before we sent the application form. One interviewer had the personality of block of coal - this cast a pall over the whole process.
Will we do anything different? I don't know. Is the process way to complex? Yes.
|By Dadster on Wednesday, December 26, 2001 - 11:49 am: Edit|
Happy holidays to you, Amd! Glad the process is going well so far, and congrats on the acceptances.
I agree, sometimes narrowing the list is the hardest part. There are lots of great schools out there, often with unique individual strong points.
Good luck, and let us know how things work out.
|By Roger (Roger) on Friday, December 28, 2001 - 09:43 am: Edit|
Have a great new year, amd! Thanks for your thoughtful contributions here!
|By Dave Berry on Sunday, December 30, 2001 - 09:48 am: Edit|
Here's my Happy New Year wish for all of our great College Confidential visitors, especially our brilliant discussion forum participants. Thanks for taking the time to be part of our community.
May 2002 bring all of you (or your children) the fat envelopes and financial aid that you deserve. Here's to peace, good health, and dynamic essays!
|By Domer97 on Thursday, January 03, 2002 - 02:19 pm: Edit|
Sorry I haven't posted much lately, happy new year to everyone!
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