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By Sticksandstones (Sticksandstones) on Sunday, May 09, 2004 - 08:18 pm: Edit

So, fellow CCers, how did you come to be on this site? also include when u started coming on this site. Just a fun survey.

For me:
Back in January of this year i was looking at information on AP Physics B. I typed in something about the AP physics exam and a link this site came up. actually i thought it was just a random site not a forum. but when i came back to it a week later i realized THE TRUTH :)...whatever.

so what about YOU?

By Crypto86 (Crypto86) on Sunday, May 09, 2004 - 08:40 pm: Edit

I searched google for Columbia SHP two years ago and found a post on it here. I've been here ever since!

By Athlonmj (Athlonmj) on Sunday, May 09, 2004 - 08:49 pm: Edit

Don't remember anymore.

By Excusememixed (Excusememixed) on Sunday, May 09, 2004 - 08:56 pm: Edit

Google!

By Wishful_Thinker (Wishful_Thinker) on Sunday, May 09, 2004 - 09:14 pm: Edit

momma told me. dunno how she found out. i think she googled something and came across this.

By Joanna180 (Joanna180) on Sunday, May 09, 2004 - 09:29 pm: Edit

Well I just found this sight not too long ago... But I have like super short term memory so I'm not really sure what happened. But I think I was looking up boarding schools on yahoo or something and it had a link to one of the old posts here. Then I started reading other peoples posts and registered!

By Chamonix (Chamonix) on Sunday, May 09, 2004 - 09:33 pm: Edit

beats the heck out of me

By Rummi (Rummi) on Sunday, May 09, 2004 - 10:00 pm: Edit

Lol, I typed in a name of a Hindi movie, Kal Ho Naa Ho, into google and there was a thread on the movie on cc.

By Perintastic (Perintastic) on Sunday, May 09, 2004 - 10:01 pm: Edit

i think i googled something and got here. i've only been here like a month and a half.

By Glowingamy (Glowingamy) on Sunday, May 09, 2004 - 10:35 pm: Edit

I like to think about college instead of doing homework, so I typed in something about college, found CC

By Usunkmyb_Ship (Usunkmyb_Ship) on Sunday, May 09, 2004 - 11:03 pm: Edit

Yahoo search for naval academy

By Uscfan1781 (Uscfan1781) on Sunday, May 09, 2004 - 11:45 pm: Edit

google search for Phillips Exeter admissions info

By Blacksheep (Blacksheep) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 12:01 am: Edit

I fell through a crack in the earth and I never ever resurfaced...

By Hardcohomeyg (Hardcohomeyg) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 12:32 am: Edit

googled ivy league admissions

By Ecismyhome (Ecismyhome) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 12:51 am: Edit

I came here to laugh at people who are overly concerned about OMG HYPSM WHAT R UR STATS!~!!11!

I stayed for the popcorn.

By Sammywu (Sammywu) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 12:58 am: Edit

yahoo search for "SAT II Writing"

By Magoo (Magoo) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 01:31 am: Edit

yep me too, google...i typed in something about college back in januaryish ?...can't remember what it was i think it was about SAT I and i found a forum... i read the posts some where hilarious...I REGISTERED and never left

By Allena (Allena) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 02:58 am: Edit

I did a search on Yahoo about elite colleges or something to that effect, and well, here I am.

By Shortcakefairy (Shortcakefairy) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 03:54 am: Edit

I was really bored one day and did a search on Yahoo about "Beautiful College Campuses"

LoL and voila! I'm here =)

By Oasis (Oasis) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 09:02 am: Edit

Google "self study AP"

By Oasis (Oasis) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 09:02 am: Edit

Google "self study AP"

By Iplayoboe (Iplayoboe) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 09:59 am: Edit

Google, searching for something about college, i dont remember, but it beat the heck outta studying for APs,

By Vtoodler (Vtoodler) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 12:48 pm: Edit

google search for "psat scores"

By Salamanda (Salamanda) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 02:52 pm: Edit

I was looking for info on the GYLC...and this came up

By Iplayoboe (Iplayoboe) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 02:59 pm: Edit

Did you go or are you going to GYLC?

By Kiwee (Kiwee) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 03:50 pm: Edit

I think around February I was looking for info on the Junior Statesmen Summer School and a link to a topic on theis site came up. Since I am a school and grades freak I immediately fell in love with it.

By Sraid7777 (Sraid7777) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 04:06 pm: Edit

did a google search on "sraid7777" and found a single solitary post heere like 6 months ago

By Bruceconti (Bruceconti) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 04:21 pm: Edit

last october, google "St. Paul's admissions"

By Mazzystar (Mazzystar) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 05:27 pm: Edit

google'd "Exter Academy"

:)

By Insanity (Insanity) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 05:31 pm: Edit

I was looking for info on National Merit Scholars

By Victimofapathy (Victimofapathy) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 07:59 pm: Edit

I googled something about prep schools in March, or around there, and this site showed up.

By Modestmouse (Modestmouse) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 08:29 pm: Edit

Haha. I googled "getting into Harvard."

By Silverstar (Silverstar) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 08:46 pm: Edit

googled "November SAT I discussion" or something like that

By Baggins (Baggins) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 11:04 pm: Edit

I think I yahooed something about Harvard.

Rummi that is the best Hindi movie in the world. It even beats my old favorite Taal.

By Altsuperhero (Altsuperhero) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 11:06 pm: Edit

a friend told me about it

....

By Itziar (Itziar) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 11:24 pm: Edit

I Googled something...right now I can't remember what but some CC posts were in the results. The rest is a story of addiction. =)

By Thepiskickass (Thepiskickass) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 12:27 am: Edit

Who was on here before they required registration? I was... Lol. And now here I am many user names later...

By Evil_Robot (Evil_Robot) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 07:30 pm: Edit

Came on back in about late November of 2002 when I got curious about this little thing I was taking called the PSAT.

By Pyewacket (Pyewacket) on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 10:14 am: Edit

We had just visited Bryn Mawr and I was searching the web for more personal comments so I typed in Google:"What I liked about Bryn Mawr" and got sent to a thread in CC.

By Songman (Songman) on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 02:05 pm: Edit

Google- came in two months ago.Wish I had in earlier in the admin process!This site is a wealth of info!

By Soulofheaven8 (Soulofheaven8) on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 10:44 pm: Edit

Right after I got my PSAT score last year, I went online searching for National Merit cutoffs, and as fate would have it, I was brought here.

By Thedad (Thedad) on Friday, May 14, 2004 - 02:14 pm: Edit

Googled about National Merit scores/process, found multiple links this site.

There was a thread similar to this in the Parents Forum a few months back...you should be able to Search and find it in the archives...but the majority of parents who posted found their way here because of questions about National Merit.

By Nmoreno1 (Nmoreno1) on Friday, May 14, 2004 - 06:21 pm: Edit

I was on Yahoo! and i searched for "1600 SAT SCORE" and there was a post by Evil_Robot. I've been here since.

By Mimk6 (Mimk6) on Saturday, May 15, 2004 - 12:13 am: Edit

Googles "which is better Stanford or Berkeley" and discovered the site.

By Zhou (Zhou) on Saturday, May 15, 2004 - 06:16 am: Edit

Recommendation from a friend.^_^

By Evil_Robot (Evil_Robot) on Saturday, May 15, 2004 - 09:30 pm: Edit

Nmoreno1: Color me surprised that I got someone on to CC without intending to.

By Moojuice (Moojuice) on Sunday, May 16, 2004 - 03:06 am: Edit

My friend posted here and wanted to show me what all the crazy, college obsessed asians were saying (at the time there were a couple threads about said topic). Never looked back!

By Monarchsfan16 (Monarchsfan16) on Sunday, May 16, 2004 - 01:11 pm: Edit

I found about it from someone on the DIS boards, which are message boards I frequent to help with my Disney obsession. There was a topic on there about college admissions, and someone posted about this site.
Just came here about a month ago.

By Slayer (Slayer) on Sunday, May 16, 2004 - 04:18 pm: Edit

I googled something about how difficult it was to get into UCLA and a thread came up, which I clicked, and kind of became addicted

By Phantom (Phantom) on Sunday, May 16, 2004 - 04:51 pm: Edit

googled "National Merit Semifinalist cutoff scores" and voila

CC rules! It has helped me so much in the admissions process.

By Upandover (Upandover) on Tuesday, May 18, 2004 - 01:39 am: Edit

I googled-international need blind financial aid, and came here! It was about one year and three months ago!

By Allena (Allena) on Tuesday, May 18, 2004 - 12:26 pm: Edit

It seems like all of us ended up here on accident and these boards just kind of sucked ahold of us.

By Demingy (Demingy) on Tuesday, May 18, 2004 - 06:46 pm: Edit

Whaaa........where am I?.......how'd I get here?

By Ariesathena (Ariesathena) on Tuesday, May 18, 2004 - 10:51 pm: Edit

LOL to Demingy! I realized that I've been here for over a year, and am fully sucked in.

If anyone, repeat, anyone, has a 12-step process for withdrawing from CC, please post. Please.

By Demingy (Demingy) on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 - 01:07 pm: Edit

I hear that. I know that I've quickly become addicted. It's a sickness I tell you, a sickness! (It has become even worse now that I have some interesting debate)...... Okay, so I guess that I've admitted I have a problem, so now what? Acknowledge there is a higher being or is there something I'm forgetting (I've never done 12-step before)?

By Noodleman (Noodleman) on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 - 08:59 pm: Edit

I googled something about Cornell. Then I went into a blackout and woke up with oats on my head, married to Don Rickles. I've been here ever since.

I have a one-step process: bounce a check to your ISP!

By Kitkattail (Kitkattail) on Saturday, May 22, 2004 - 09:03 am: Edit

My other self ("Mrowry") told me about it.

By Tlaktan (Tlaktan) on Monday, May 24, 2004 - 03:41 am: Edit

Friend of a friend of an ex-enemy.

Just kidding.

Google.

By Coqui (Coqui) on Wednesday, June 02, 2004 - 12:58 am: Edit

googled something

By Zantedeschia (Zantedeschia) on Thursday, June 03, 2004 - 01:58 am: Edit

Actually I found this site after reading about it in this magazine NYCircuit (started by nyc private school girl).

By Rummi (Rummi) on Thursday, June 03, 2004 - 01:29 pm: Edit

Baggins -

So true! I loved Taal and listened to the songs over and over. A.R. Rahman rocks my socks! But Kal ho naa ho was a movie that made me laugh so hard, but also made me shed a tear or two at the ending.

By Philntex (Philntex) on Saturday, June 05, 2004 - 12:07 am: Edit

yeah, I think I ran across this site from a link from another site. I lurked long before I started posting, though *evil music plays*

By Lyralily (Lyralily) on Saturday, June 05, 2004 - 01:00 pm: Edit

I googled TASP when I got the brochure and ended up finding the discussion here. I was happy to find that everyone else is just as neurotic and worried about college as I am. Hehe.

By Desrtswimer (Desrtswimer) on Sunday, June 06, 2004 - 03:54 am: Edit

I googled some scholarship and ended up with a link to this page. :-).

or maybe i googled northwestern? either way i googled like half the world!

By Chapter322 (Chapter322) on Sunday, June 06, 2004 - 12:14 pm: Edit

Googled "college rankings" or something like that. Or was it "elite secret societies?" Haha.

By Hill (Hill) on Sunday, June 06, 2004 - 09:10 pm: Edit

I was perusing the forums at Princeton Review and they were ragging on College Confidential so I had to check it out....liked it better than PR for personal info and stayed. Haven't been back to PR after they changed their format.

By Kwtortoise (Kwtortoise) on Sunday, June 06, 2004 - 11:00 pm: Edit

google "college discussion"

By Vanessa1378 (Vanessa1378) on Monday, June 07, 2004 - 02:46 pm: Edit

i googled "SAT" or something

By Paulhomework (Paulhomework) on Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 07:47 pm: Edit

Yahooed "national merit cutoff scores texas" a a year ago.

By Sticksandstones (Sticksandstones) on Wednesday, June 09, 2004 - 01:21 am: Edit

just another curious question:

is collegeconfidential the only website on college discussion forums, anyone seen any other website that's like this???

By Taru (Taru) on Wednesday, June 09, 2004 - 08:44 am: Edit

There are a good number of other sites like this, although I don't think they're quite as comprehensive.

By Thedad (Thedad) on Wednesday, June 09, 2004 - 03:27 pm: Edit

Nor as flame-free. Or at least flames, etc. are kept down to a dull roar.

By Sheeprun (Sheeprun) on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 08:36 am: Edit

Hello everyone! I first came to College Confidential in 1967. I hung around on one of the back pages for the longest time, but then in 1998 the Admin decided to move me over to the left side of where you are reading right now. Most of you seem at home over here on the white side of the page, but I feel very nice and cozy over here on my own little private blue bar.

Your pal,

Smiley


Thank you all for being so nice to Smiley. He's one of our favorite friends and will always help you express your special feelings!

<moderator>

By Noodleman (Noodleman) on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 10:05 am: Edit

Cute, Sheeprun.









































Now they're all on this side with us! :)

By Kewkiekid (Kewkiekid) on Saturday, June 12, 2004 - 09:59 pm: Edit

over 2 years ago i got one of those "who's who in american high schools" or whatever it's called. i googled it to figure out if it was worth filling out and i found this site. been here ever since (but not always with this name)

By Plot93 (Plot93) on Saturday, July 03, 2004 - 07:56 pm: Edit

Last summer I looked up "valedictorians" on google. Found lots of sites on it, including this one. Valedictorians, including Blair Hornstine, were being discussed at the time on collegeconfidential.

By Jamimom (Jamimom) on Saturday, July 03, 2004 - 07:59 pm: Edit

Sheeprun, CC has been around that long?

By Fenix_Three (Fenix_Three) on Monday, July 05, 2004 - 06:20 pm: Edit

lol, i love it how googled is a word now

By Crazylicious (Crazylicious) on Monday, July 05, 2004 - 06:49 pm: Edit

searched on yahoo "advice for college essays"

By Marines4life (Marines4life) on Sunday, July 11, 2004 - 10:33 pm: Edit

google search for Naval Academy Summer Seminar, needed information, exceptional program by the way, GO NAVY!!

By Rohit_Sn (Rohit_Sn) on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 11:22 am: Edit

I was just searching for info on top engineering colleges and there was a thread on this site sometimw ago last year. From that time onward i've been hooked on. It is very addictive!


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