|By Alethio (Alethio) on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 - 02:02 pm: Edit|
Has anyone tried this stat evaluation at CC? If not, go to the link above and check it out. I'm interested in this service that they provide, but 89 dollars seems a bit steep. Have any of you guys tried this before, and if so, was it worth it?
|By Winterfresh (Winterfresh) on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 - 02:08 pm: Edit|
sweety, save ur 89 dollars for something useful. just trust that your stats are good enough for whatever college your looking at. im not a big fan of these kind of gimmicks.
|By Alethio (Alethio) on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 - 04:59 pm: Edit|
Ahh, winterfresh, but therein lies the problem: I don't. That is, I don't trust that my stats are good enough. 89 dollars is an awful lot to ask for something as silly as an eval when one can get it free from the students on this board, but then again, it is an opinion from a professional (or so they say). But anyways, that's why I wanted to know if anyone had done this before and whether or not it helped them...
|By Sirmoreau (Sirmoreau) on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 - 05:39 pm: Edit|
It should not matter if you "trust" your stats or not. The admissions process in one large crap shoot. Why would you want to pay 89 bucks to figure out where you "might" get in? Shouldn't you just see for yourself where you WILL get in?
Everyone... The services that College Confidential offers "for sale" pays for the discussion area that you are talking in today. Think about that before you criticize so strongly. It's not wise to bite the hand that feeds you.
|By Rubenizm (Rubenizm) on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 - 10:54 pm: Edit|
haha, yeah so SHUT UP and stop critisizing and biting the hand that feeds you. Suckers,
|By Uncchlocalmayor (Uncchlocalmayor) on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 03:13 am: Edit|
ah, bite me.
|By Apguy (Apguy) on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 03:17 am: Edit|
|By Texas137 (Texas137) on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 11:55 am: Edit|
Alethio - I did one of these for my son and found it worthwhile (although it does look like the price has gone up). It was pretty extensive, and included some follow up questions. It basically confirmed what I already thought, but made me feel more confident that my own assessment was a valid one.
This evaluation is an opinion from someone who has seen a lot more applicants a lot more recently than most parents or students have, and has seen a lot more elite applicants than most school counselors have. They have a better idea of the "big picture" than I do, or most of the people who post here do. The evaluation might make you aim higher, or include more safeties, or consider schools you had not thought of. It is NOT a set of "secrets" that will get you into a better college than you could otherwise get into.
If you attend a school where you know lots of past and present applicants to elite colleges, or if you have access to a high school counselor experienced with applications to elite colleges, you probably don't need this. But if you, your parents, and your guidance counselor are all stumbling in the dark (or your guidance counselor is non-existent) you might consider this an investment in peace of mind even if it merely confirms what you already think. And if it causes you to change your strategy in some way that turns out to be important and successful later, that's even more valuable than peace of mind.
Look at it this way - college applications are very anxiety provoking for most families. If $89 reduces some of the stress, well, it's cheaper than an hour with a shrink, and it's about the same price as 2 months of Prozac. And if the alternative is to apply "shotgun-style" to lots of schools in a big range because you aren't sure how you compare to other applicants, it will pay for itself if it helps you to focus on a list that's even one school shorter.
|By Morgantruce (Morgantruce) on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 04:37 pm: Edit|
When you look at it that way, it seems like quite a bargain actually. Of all the information that is paraded on this discussion board, 90% of what's slung around "What's My Chances" is what I would trust least of all.
When you couple that $89 deal along with that pint of Dave Berry's own special bean dip---that's a hard bargain.
|By Texas137 (Texas137) on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 05:13 pm: Edit|
The really "hot" applicants get the deluxe eval with jalepeno dip.
|By Alethio (Alethio) on Friday, July 25, 2003 - 12:27 am: Edit|
Hehe, my thanks to you guys, especially toward Texas for giving me many things to consider
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