|By Contessa (Contessa) on Sunday, July 25, 2004 - 08:34 pm: Edit|
can you take lit hum as a freshman if you're in SEAS?
|By Crazybug (Crazybug) on Sunday, July 25, 2004 - 08:51 pm: Edit|
They say you can't. But if you find an open section, they can't really stop you from registering for it.
|By Blah1111 (Blah1111) on Sunday, July 25, 2004 - 10:40 pm: Edit|
Has anyone ever done that?
|By Crazybug (Crazybug) on Sunday, July 25, 2004 - 11:01 pm: Edit|
No one that I know of. But it's theoretically possible.
|By Contessa (Contessa) on Monday, July 26, 2004 - 12:48 am: Edit|
ehh i really want to take the core course along with the college students...
|By Fueng08 (Fueng08) on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - 02:20 pm: Edit|
Contessa, I'm in the same situation. Lit hum just sounds too good to pass up, and I really don't want to wake up in 2 or 3 years and not be able to think as clearly or analyze as well because I've been stuffing myself with math/chem/physics for so long.
Does anyone (current SEAS students especially) have an opinion on the difficulty of balancing lit hum and the SEAS intro courses (honors ones)?
I want to do it, but I also don't want to die.
|By Crazybug (Crazybug) on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - 03:59 pm: Edit|
Very easily done. I took the reverse section of Lit Hum my second semester. Took 21 credits total that semester. Wasn't bad at all.
|By Blah1111 (Blah1111) on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - 04:23 pm: Edit|
How many credits did you have first semester?
|By Crazybug (Crazybug) on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - 07:32 pm: Edit|
18 first semester, 21 second.
|By Blah1111 (Blah1111) on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - 09:10 pm: Edit|
I was thinking of taking 20 units first semester - would that overloading? It's six classes - PE, nontechnical elective, writing, and then the calculus-chemistry-physics courses for SEAS. The advising packet says that you can take up to 21 units without having to receive special permission from an academic adviser.
|By Contessa (Contessa) on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - 09:13 pm: Edit|
the "unity of the core" is an empty phrase then...all the students, all reading the same masterpieces at the same time, spontaneous conversations, discussions, debates... except for engineering students?!?!
|By Crazybug (Crazybug) on Thursday, July 29, 2004 - 09:18 am: Edit|
For the first year, that is somewhat true. For the second year (majority of SEAS students take Contemp. Civ.), there is more cohesion.
|By Contessa (Contessa) on Friday, July 30, 2004 - 02:59 pm: Edit|
have u ever known a SEAS student who took both lit hum and contemp civ?
|By Crazybug (Crazybug) on Friday, July 30, 2004 - 03:08 pm: Edit|
Yep. I was going to do both (took Lit Hum I this past spring). But instead, I transferred to CC. :D
|By Blah1111 (Blah1111) on Friday, July 30, 2004 - 05:57 pm: Edit|
I heard that it was very difficult, if not impossible, to transfer to CC from SEAS. How many students typically do this per year?
|By Crazybug (Crazybug) on Friday, July 30, 2004 - 06:05 pm: Edit|
Very few. Some years have gone by with no transfers at all. There isn't even a formal process. You have to apply as a regular transfer process, using the same application as do students from other schools. And that pool's acceptance rate is like 4%.
|By Homehill (Homehill) on Friday, July 30, 2004 - 09:59 pm: Edit|
If you're in SEAS and really interested in the CC Core Curr, you can look into the 4-1 program for SEAS students. In year five, you take the CC core courses that you missed and wind up with a dual degree. However, few SEAS students take this path.
|By Crazybug (Crazybug) on Friday, July 30, 2004 - 10:47 pm: Edit|
Very few CC students take the 3-2 counterpart program as well. It'll cost an additional $40,000 and a 2nd bachelor's degree won't much good.
|By Contessa (Contessa) on Friday, July 30, 2004 - 10:50 pm: Edit|
i just decided to apply to columbia college instead of SEAS. thanks for the responses tho
|By Nyhopeful (Nyhopeful) on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 - 04:36 pm: Edit|
I am so torn.
I just completed a summer program for Engineering, and I think I may actually want to be an engineer, but that would mean that I would have to apply to SEAS. This creates a problem for two reasons
1. I am not totally sure about engineering. What if I change my mind? Isnt the transfer process incredibly hard?
2. My math score for the SAT I is atrocious (by Columbia standards) it is a 660 (1430 total). Will this increase my chances of rejection? Also I do not have that strong of a track record in math. However, the director of Mathematics at U of C is willing to write me a letter of rec.
I think I might love math now, but I do not know if an admissions officer will see that. Columbia is my dream school and I do not by any means want to endanger my chances of admission.
PS I am planning on applying ED to either CC or SEAS. also I am a first generation female African American will this help my chances?
|By Godis (Godis) on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 - 08:19 pm: Edit|
black? ED? 1430? also?
|By Sac (Sac) on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 - 11:00 pm: Edit|
Do you really want to lock yourself into engineering by applying ED to SEAS when at most other universities, you could much more easily opt out of engineering if you change your mind? Maybe waiting until the RD round makes more sense for you, since you are not sure about engineering. Perhaps you might apply to some EA schools on your list. Another semester of math might make a big difference in your ultimate plans.
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