|By Dmuth (Dmuth) on Tuesday, March 02, 2004 - 04:24 pm: Edit|
Shout out if you are in the class of 2008!!!!
|By Useatoothbrush (Useatoothbrush) on Saturday, March 06, 2004 - 07:18 pm: Edit|
I was accepted yesterday RD and really, really, really want to go. Carleton has been my dream school for over two years. It's quite expensive though, and I still need to compare finaid offers before I commit.
|By Heyheyhoho (Heyheyhoho) on Saturday, March 06, 2004 - 07:38 pm: Edit|
congrats! i'm really very jealous. carleton is my dream school as well. when was the letter dated? im assuming it was an early-write, do you have any idea when regular rd letters are sent out? do you think i stand a chance: 1450, 3.8UW, 800 SAT II, very solid ecs, visited the campus, interviewed, east-coast public? sorry for ranting, just very very nervous.
|By Useatoothbrush (Useatoothbrush) on Saturday, March 06, 2004 - 08:29 pm: Edit|
from my acceptance letter dated Feb 27: "The combination of your superb academic 'credentials' and exceptional personal qualities so impressed the Admissions Committee that we saw no reason to delay your letter of admission until April. You are one of a small number of particularly outstanding students whom we are notifying early."
Going off of that, that sounds like most of the RD decisions will be coming in at the end of March, or at least by April 1. I think the early-writes were National Merit Finalists because my acceptance letter also addresses that specifically, and Carleton is big on NM. You come from the East Coast, which is regional diverstiy, you visited and they LOVE it when students have genuine interest, and your stats sound good. I'll bet you are in.
|By Voigtrob (Voigtrob) on Saturday, March 06, 2004 - 09:05 pm: Edit|
That's sooooo awesome, congrats Useatoothbrush. I really pray I get in... I haven't been able to visit or have an interview (I'm east coast)... I hope they don't think I don't care, lol... I think Carleton is easily in my top 3 atm.
|By Congresssenator (Congresssenator) on Saturday, March 06, 2004 - 10:40 pm: Edit|
My stats weren't much better than yours, and I got a letter. (!)
|By Heyheyhoho (Heyheyhoho) on Sunday, March 07, 2004 - 02:12 am: Edit|
Also, my gpa is uw and I have 9 APs. Congresssenator, were you a NMSF? I'm hoping that useatoothbrush's theory is correct. (I wasn't one). What state are you in? Honestly, I could care less if I get an early-write, I just want to get in soooo badly.
|By Dmuth (Dmuth) on Thursday, March 11, 2004 - 04:03 pm: Edit|
Anyone from the metropolitan area??? New York?....
|By Kjofkw (Kjofkw) on Thursday, March 18, 2004 - 01:07 pm: Edit|
My s. was accepted with an early notification. However the aid package was very low. Unfortunately that means it quickly falls to the bottom of his list, when it was originally on the top.
|By Heyheyhoho (Heyheyhoho) on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 05:19 pm: Edit|
just got in with a decent aid package!
|By Ishuku (Ishuku) on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 05:25 pm: Edit|
I got in!! I saw the thick envelope and freaked out. Good aid, too! I'm from Alabama. Carleton's one of my top choices!! I'm SOOO excited!!!
1510 SAT/36 ACT
|By Piratefriend (Piratefriend) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 09:04 pm: Edit|
Accepted :-) good times. 1500 SAT/3.8ish GPA, Northern Virginia. Now the question remains... how much cold can a girl from the mid-Atlanic take? Congrats to everyone else who got in.
|By Piratefriend (Piratefriend) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 09:04 pm: Edit|
Accepted :-) good times. 1500 SAT/3.8ish GPA, Northern Virginia. Now the question remains... how much cold can a girl from the mid-Atlanic take? Congrats to everyone else who got in.
|By Johnnyglv (Johnnyglv) on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 02:22 am: Edit|
Accepted - got the letter today. 1380 SAT/3.7 GPA, New Mexico... I'm living proof that you can goof off in high school and still get into a good private school.
|By Dagnytaggart (Dagnytaggart) on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 08:22 pm: Edit|
Got accepted today too. I, too, got 1380, but boy did I work hard. When I saw the big package, I breathed as if I ran a mile. I look forward to visiting the place.
|By Trubluluder93 (Trubluluder93) on Thursday, March 25, 2004 - 02:04 am: Edit|
mine was dated the 18th, 3.95, 1410, pretty bad essay. i kinda need some help though guys. the rents really dont want to send me there, they dont think its much of a difference from univ of washington. carleton has literally no name here, and its 8k more per year after aid. any excuses i can give?
|By Jestersz (Jestersz) on Thursday, March 25, 2004 - 04:21 pm: Edit|
4.0 UW GPA
I am stoked right now.... Does anyone know about this William Carleton Scholar thing? Anyway it says I have been designated one but it comes with no monetary reward...WTF... oh well I guess its prestigious, if you know something about it lemme know...
|By Scatman (Scatman) on Thursday, March 25, 2004 - 05:08 pm: Edit|
I was accepted today. No surprise though, after all, I am the Scatman.
... Where's the Scatman?
|By Redjules (Redjules) on Thursday, March 25, 2004 - 06:50 pm: Edit|
I got in early write in Feb. 1420 SAT, 4.1 weighted. I'm so excited! I'm from CT and have never been to MN, and would love to experience a different part of the country. Most people around here have never heard of Carleton, although the ones who have think it's a fabulous school. No one from my school has ever gone there, so I'd break new ground. The only problem is the distance...
I'll be visiting the weekend of April 2nd. Will anyone be there?
|By Dagnytaggart (Dagnytaggart) on Thursday, March 25, 2004 - 06:56 pm: Edit|
Hey Trububluuder, I'm in Washington too and I totally know what you mean about the whole no-name thing. All people know is UW, Western, Central, blah blah. As for excuses, well, it's certainly ranked really really high in the LAC's (it shouldn't matter but to many, it does), UW is way too huge and hectic, and going out of state will be a wonderful, or at least hopefully a maturing, experience.
|By Masataka (Masataka) on Thursday, March 25, 2004 - 08:09 pm: Edit|
I've been accepted!!! I'm so happy
I'm an international student from Tokyo, Japan.
|By Procrastinating (Procrastinating) on Thursday, March 25, 2004 - 08:48 pm: Edit|
When I got accepted a few years ago, I was also named a William Carleton Scholar. They give it to about 10% of the accepted students. No money, and I think all they gave me was a certificate and a copy of a book about Carleton's history. Still, it is an honor & something to add to your resume.
Congrats to everyone who has been accepted to Carleton!
|By Usa2004 (Usa2004) on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 10:03 am: Edit|
Did your Carleton letter come by fedex too? What are your stats? I am still waiting for my decision.
|By Masataka (Masataka) on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 11:02 am: Edit|
Yes, I got my Carleton letter by fedex as well. Postmarked March 23rd.
My SAT scores were anything but superb mostly because English is not my first language or the language of instruction. I think my essays and recommendations were good. Here's my stats:
Hope this helps. Good luck to you
|By Usa2004 (Usa2004) on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 02:33 pm: Edit|
Thanks a lot Masa,
My Stats are pretty much like yours-SAT V520 M760. I am from africa and there is no way I can attend if I do not get full aid. Did you need aid from Bates and Carleton? I have not heard from any of them!
|By Masataka (Masataka) on Saturday, March 27, 2004 - 08:23 am: Edit|
Hi Usa2004, thanks a lot.
I am going to be provided aid by a study-abroad organization in Japan, and didn't apply for aid at either of the two schools. I guess that has a lot to do with my hearing earlier than you, since I didn't need to be considered for the eligibility for aid, and so I don't think you need to be worried about not having heard yet. Just relax and wait for good news. Or why don't you e-mail the admissions offices for a try? I'm not sure whether they will notify you of their decisions via e-mail but I think it's worth trying.
I'm crossing my fingers for you.
|By Dagnytaggart (Dagnytaggart) on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 - 02:53 am: Edit|
I'll be going to the Accepted Student Day thing on April 22-24, but I'll be going alone from Washington State. Anyone else going alone? And also, I don't see what the big deal about MINNESOTA is. Everyone I know is like, why the heck you wanna go there? Well maybe I like Paul Bunyan. Maybe I LIKE Babe the Blue Ox and billion feet of snow and pretty lakes and being in the midwest! MINNESOTA HERE I COME!!!
In fact, try to email me if you're going alone. I think it'd be fun to meet there.
|By Elrohir (Elrohir) on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 - 12:23 pm: Edit|
Admitted! International student from Pakistan (live in the Middle East though).
Carleton sounds amazing, but above all else in the nice glossy brochures, I liked the bit about students being "quirky". Wish I could visit and see if I'd fit in... anyway, I'm waiting for the rest of my decisions to come through.
|By Msiangirl (Msiangirl) on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 - 09:49 pm: Edit|
I'm an international student from Malaysia. Just got admitted with the Starr Scholarship. Everyone here gives me the queer look when I say Minnesota. Who cares anyway? It's Carleton!!
I wish I could go visit too, Elrohir, but I think it'll work out for the best. Can't wait for September!!
|By Trubluluder93 (Trubluluder93) on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 - 01:36 am: Edit|
hey dagnytaggert, im from WA too, but I won't be going. I get the same responses though, except its from my parents...
|By Useatoothbrush (Useatoothbrush) on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 - 01:42 am: Edit|
I'm from WA too and going to the 22-24 weekend. Dagnytaggart, your email isn't working though...
|By Dagnytaggart (Dagnytaggart) on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 - 02:24 am: Edit|
Well the thing is, it's down to Carleton or Boston College (ha, WAIT for Ivies? Don't even...) and I figure, Carleton is the better out of the two. Useatoothbrush, will you be visiting Carleton to compare with other schools you've been accepted to? Now that I think of it, I really don't have a reason to go becuase that's the only place I CAN go (I very much want to too). The school is so quirky and I'm starting to like Minnesota! And congrats to you for getting in! I think people totally underestimate it.
|By Useatoothbrush (Useatoothbrush) on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 - 02:28 am: Edit|
Heh, yeah, actually I feel pretty set on Carleton and have already been there and I'm just going back to reaffirm my love for it. That, and because I'm a NMF they will pay for half my plane fare. Everyone thinks I'm crazy for probably turning down MIT for it, but they can think what they want.
IM me, same screenname as my post name, and we can talk about the accepted student days.
|By Snowman829 (Snowman829) on Friday, April 02, 2004 - 12:31 am: Edit|
In.. MN resident. Visiting 22nd.
Carleton's a pretty sweet place - lots of people say that if it were in MA it'd be ranked 2 or 3. You'll notice that it doesn't rate that highly (25th, I believe) in terms of selectivity, but makes up for it in reputation.
Deciding between Carleton and Harvey Mudd.
|By Worriedmom2004 (Worriedmom2004) on Friday, April 02, 2004 - 04:24 pm: Edit|
ok...hlp us rate choices...financially about the same
Carleton, Dartmouth, Colgate (as alumni memorial scholar)
|By Worriedmom2004 (Worriedmom2004) on Friday, April 02, 2004 - 05:08 pm: Edit|
snowman829 ...i guess u are used to the cold...but the weather in LA is hard to pass up
born and raised in LA and even tho I do not want to move back, everytime I visit, I remember how nice it is to be 65 degrees in March
|By Dagnytaggart (Dagnytaggart) on Friday, April 02, 2004 - 11:24 pm: Edit|
Well the Ivies went bye bye, and all this time, I was planning on attending any of the Ivies over Carleton, but I just read the "Coming to Carleton" book front to back and I can't imagine attending a college that is not Carleton. I absolutely am ecstatic about the school--it is so quirky. I mean, unofficial mascot is bust of Schiller? Who knew? I love the location too. I'm not saying this because I didn't get into an Ivy, but I must say, I'd choose Carleton over ANYTHING anyday. Carleton is certainly one of a kind, and I cannot wait to visit! I actually found the school perfect for me...who knew? After all, I read every single page in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2003 and used to be absolutely flabbergasted at the multitude of colleges I could choose from. I LOVE YOU MINNESOTA!!!
|By Dagnytaggart (Dagnytaggart) on Saturday, April 03, 2004 - 05:17 pm: Edit|
Haha, boy do I patronize this portion of college confidential a lot...anyway, I just wanted to say how generous Carleton is in offering to subsidize one-half of the airfare cost, and said they'd provide more help if they needed. Very nice.
|By Redjules (Redjules) on Sunday, April 04, 2004 - 02:52 pm: Edit|
I just came home from visiting Carleton, and I have to agree with you. There isn't one school I'd choose over Carleton. Like you, I got rejected by the Ivies, but after getting accepted to Carleton, nothing else mattered. It has to be the friendliest and quirkiest place I've ever visited. The students have a crazy sense of humor and humbleness that I would rarely find in the Northeast. If you visit the campus and meet some of the students, it'll seal the deal. It's such a wonderful place. I hope to see you in September!
|By Dagnytaggart (Dagnytaggart) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 05:27 pm: Edit|
Glad you agree redjules. I can't wait to get a Carleton t-shirt when I visit there. Regardless of what anyone thinks, I am proud to be going there.
|By Snowman829 (Snowman829) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 05:48 pm: Edit|
The thing about Minnesota winters is that you'll grow to love them. I went to Boston over MLK weekend for a wedding. Coldest weather in a decade in the Northeast. Didn't phase me a bit(except for the one day when it was -10 AND 25 knot winds, that's wicked no matter who you are).
At Carleton you'll play hockey, broomball, have snowball fights, go winter camping, and a million other fun winter activities.
Plus, it makes you appreciate spring and summer a lot more.
|By Onedayisnow (Onedayisnow) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 10:17 pm: Edit|
Hey! My name is Leahruth and I was accepted into Carleton ED. I'm really excited to be going to Carleton next year; it seems like the perfect place! I'm from Chicago...anyone else from Chicago out there?
|By Onedayisnow (Onedayisnow) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 10:21 pm: Edit|
Is anyone going to the Admitted Students weekend who knows for SURE that they're going to Carleton next year; as opposed to going to "check out their options?"
|By Hannahj (Hannahj) on Thursday, April 22, 2004 - 02:26 pm: Edit|
Any opinions on Carleton from those who visited during an Accepted Students Weekend? I'm trying to decide between Carleton, Swarthmore, and Williams---I visited Carleton last summer, but wasn't able to make it to one of the accepted students weekends. I really need help making my decision, so I thought that perhaps some of the "pro-Carleton" folks posting on this thread could let me know what made them decide to choose Carleton. Thanks!
|By Piglette (Piglette) on Thursday, April 22, 2004 - 03:39 pm: Edit|
Too bad that you had to miss the first Accepted Students weekend. There was a Convocation by Barrie Osbourne (producer of Lord of the Rings -- Carleton '66), and the school's unofficial "mascot" made a quick appearance at the Convo. The mascot is a bust of German philosopher Schiller. It is kept by a super-secret group of Carls who are obligated to bring "him" out in public from time to time. (Then other students try to outwit or out-tackle the holders, to become the new super-secret keepers.)
There was singing by the madrigal-style a capella group... Scrabble and cookie-making at the Dacie Moses House, where cookie-making on premises is constant & free... Fabulous weather, oddly enough... A great speech by the new-ish president of the college...
Carleton is hands-down the best place in the universe for quirky/nerdy/academic/fun kids.
E-mail me if you want -- DS is at Swarthmore now, and is deciding among your own top choices (Swat/Williams/Carleton).
Good luck no matter what -- There is not a "wrong" choice on your list.
|By Kyotojapan (Kyotojapan) on Thursday, April 22, 2004 - 07:48 pm: Edit|
Please visit http://www12.ocn.ne.jp/~exodus/ and post your comment.
|By Masataka (Masataka) on Thursday, April 22, 2004 - 09:30 pm: Edit|
Hi Kyotojapan, are you also a college applicant from Japan? I'm just guessing from your name.
Actually, I've been on a college visit trip and I'm now in Iowa. I'll look at your site when I go back home.
|By Cournech (Cournech) on Monday, April 26, 2004 - 01:30 am: Edit|
Quick note on financial aid--
If you didn't like the aid package that Carleton first offered, then call up the school and tell them! Ask for them to look at your information again because you felt that their initial aid package was low. It helps if you can send in any other expenses that your family may have so they can better compare what's coming in with what's going out financially. Carleton does everything they can to be fair and sound with their aid.
If any of you 08'ers have a question about Carleton, don't hesitate to ask! I'm a freshman at Carleton and love it (and hey, if you were accepted, I just might be your RA next year ~if you end up living on 6th Watson!~). Yeah, it's a great school (or should I say YEAH! [Lil Jon style] it's a great school). If you were at accepted students weekend this past weekend and saw Ebony, then you will know the reference to YEAH! Nehoo, if you have questions, seriously, ask em! Or, even better, if you want, I work in the admissions office from 10-12 on Tuesday mornings and you can call and ask to talk to me about the school "because you have questions that you would like a student to answer." They will be happy to let you talk to a student and I'll give you straight answersÉjust ask for Chris C.
|By Useatoothbrush (Useatoothbrush) on Monday, April 26, 2004 - 02:20 am: Edit|
Hmm, I never even saw Watson when I was there this weekend and I thought I had covered the campus pretty thoroughly. Dammit. I really liked Burton and Goodhue, though, and I'm requesting those on my housing form. I was upset that I had to leave Saturday morning because the Ebony closing party sounded fun, though I did see the Friday performance. Good stuff. I took some really blurry pictures from the top level. "It's Raining Men" was my personal favorite.
Anyway, I'll definitely be there next year, just filled out all the little forms and such. I'm very excited to go.
|By Dagnytaggart (Dagnytaggart) on Monday, April 26, 2004 - 02:24 am: Edit|
Oh my gosh, I absolutely LOVED being at Carleton this past week, and yes, I saw Ebony! It was the greatest thing! I love "It's Raining Men" and thought that it was so cool when it was dark and people took out their cell phones and waved it around. The campus is gorgeous--it was love at first sight with me. I saw it and I knew I had to be there. Dacie Moses house is so wonderful and so is the waffle maker and I love exit 69 (I think that's what it was). There was a guy with almost reddish hair (I think) who was beat boxing and he was so into it and it was so cool and I need to think of other words than cool...twigonometry is so cool. I stayed in a class(Sex and City Victorian London) and the professor was so wonderful and I was impressed by the food and I love the lakes and I immediately got myself a sweatshirt which I wore to the airport and I can't wait to go to Carleton because everything about it just clicks, you know? Oh yeah, Schiller is cool. So is the CLAP and the enthusiasm of the students and the clean bathrooms and dorms, but most of all, I am looking forward to the wonderful education that I know I will receive.
|By Piglette (Piglette) on Monday, April 26, 2004 - 03:33 pm: Edit|
Useatoothbrush (and others) --
As a Carleton alum who has lived in Burton and Watson, and dated a guy in Goodhue --
Burton is great, but ask to be ABOVE the first floor. (First Burton becomes a pass-through from Davis and the outside to the dining hall.)
IMHO, Watson is the best dorm. Not because of great architecture (which it ain't got), but because of the camaraderie. I have always thought that this camaraderie owes much to the layout of Watson.
However, Watson walls can be thin.
It was a Fifth Watson floor that started the Primal Scream, 25 years ago this coming October!!! (5th Watson was co-ed at the time; I understand that it's all-male now.)
Goodhue is a hike to much of campus -- but, OTOH, it is now next to the new Rec. Center.
Nourse also has great rooms. Evans has a weird entry/landing system that I never liked. But some great rooms.
Try to avoid Musser or Myers if possible.
Enjoy yourselves !!!!!!
|By Cournech (Cournech) on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 02:01 am: Edit|
Hey Piglette. 5th Wat. is not all-male. I don't know if it ever was (it might have been?) but it sure isn't now. There is no all-male floor on campus. I haven't heard of one ever, but it may have been around at one point. 6th Wat, however, is an all-girls floor. But, not next year! That will be my floor next year, and I'm sure not a girl, lol. I'm so excited to be the RA of 6th Wat. next year. :-D
Oh yeah, and the Ebony Party was GR8! Just about the entire campus was in Sayles for one of the biggest dance parties of the year. It's too bad y'all missed it...it's a huge part of Carleton tradition and SO MUCH FUN!
|By Piglette (Piglette) on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 10:09 am: Edit|
I never knew of any Watson floors being single-sex years ago. Guess I got bad info. re: this year's Watson.
Fourth Musser and I think Third(?) Myers used to be all-male, and were known as the "zoo" floors. (Well, zoo floors by Carleton standards, anyway...) Nourse used to be all-female, and it has such nice rooms that I am glad it is now open to males, as well.
Watson definitely rules! RA on 6th -- Should be a wonderful year for you!
|By Dagnytaggart (Dagnytaggart) on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 - 05:54 pm: Edit|
I know that refrigerators can be rented at Carleton, but I read a thread on how buying one is a better investment. Did you guys buy on or rent one? And also, I stayed at Goodhue last weekend,and I thought the dorm rooms were pretty spacious. Does it get much smaller elsewhere? Does anyone bring a chair with wheels (I agree, it would be a burden when moving around, but I've used one for all my life...kind of a silly question, but I'm curious) and lastly, how much is the laundry?
|By Dagnytaggart (Dagnytaggart) on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 - 06:31 pm: Edit|
Oh, and another question--is it better to work during the summer before college and save up, or is it better to take refresher/new classes at, say, the local community college so that I don't look like an idiot on the placement tests? For example, I'm in my fifth year of Spanish, but because I didn't decide to take this year until second semester, I forgot so much over the summer and first semester, and I find myself not as good as I used to be. Thanks in advance!
|By Procrastinating (Procrastinating) on Thursday, April 29, 2004 - 09:59 am: Edit|
In response to your questions:
I rented a fridge, and I'd highly recommend going this route unless you know for sure that you'll be living in the dorms all four years. If there is a chance you'd like to live in the townhouses, college houses, or off-campus locations at anytime during your upper-class years, then it doesn't really make sense to buy a fridge. Also, if you study off-campus, do you really want to have to hassle with trying to find someone to take care of your fridge, or putting it into storage? Renting is the way to go.
I was on 2nd Hue my first year, and the room was a pretty good size...my roommate & I didn't bunk our beds, and still had adequate floor space. I'd say those rooms are about typical size for freshman accomodations, but that's just a guess as I obviously haven't checked out all the rooms on campus.
Advice for your summer plans: Have fun! I'd say work to save up a little money, and review Spanish in your free time. I think that going over your Spanish texts & notes will be a more effective way to review what you already know rather than taking a community college course. The spanish placement test at Carleton is VERY similar to the SAT II in Spanish, so another great approach would be to buy a review book for that test. Don't waste your time & money on a community college course. And even if you place out of the language requirement, I'd still recommend taking an upper-level spanish course from Prof. Becky Boling---she's amazing!
I hope this answers some of your questions, and congrats on deciding to come to Carleton---you'll love it here!
|By Brandonsun (Brandonsun) on Monday, May 03, 2004 - 03:59 am: Edit|
Hey people I am from Carleton too and I would love to answer some of your questions. Masataka, I've heard about you since as an international student myself, I know who Ms. Crosby and Mr. Cogan shows around. I think I even saw you once at the snack bar as me and my friends were like "look! thats the japaneses prospee" and we oogled over you for a min. Back to topic tho, I agree with Cournech and Procastinating with their answers but I just wanna add a bit more as well.
Fridges - Unnecessary. There is a public fridge per every floor and at least one per every house.
Chairs with wheels - My roommate has one and I'm pretty jealous of him.
Laundry - you buy a laundry card (intial $2) and add increments of $5 or $10 or $20. A regular wash is 75 cents for 38 mins and you can add an additional 25 cents for a 44 min wash. Drying is 25 cents per 15 min and a regular batch of laundry takes at least 2-3 blocks of 15 min periods. Options on the washing machines are whites, colors, delicate and permanent and you can add your choices of bleachs and detergents. Drying gives three options, whites & colored, permanent and delicate.
Hope that helps.
|By Brandonsun (Brandonsun) on Monday, May 03, 2004 - 04:11 am: Edit|
A word of advice to all incoming freshmen. A liberal arts education implies a well-rounded education that can allow you to leave college as a better overall product and a "fuller" individual. Those are qualities of character you only achieve through investing the time and effort into extra-cirricular activities on campus. I agree with Cournech that ebony is one area where you can express yourself and there are hundreds of other opportunites for you guys to explore. You'll eventually find a niche. You'll form lifelong bonds, leave with worthwhile memories and be remembered, when you leave, as a friend, as an individual, and most important, as a Carleton student.
two great examples I have are
ASIA Club - Biggest club on campus with our 204 members and $9,140 budget this year. You don't have to be Asian to join as the group serves as a political, educational and social organization that holds some of the greatest annual events on campus and is simply FUN! I was the co-chair for the club this year and will also be for next year. As the official president of the club I encourage all of you guys to join.
Canadian Club - 70 Members and still growing. Me and my friend are Co-Founders and Co-Chairs of this great club and its already one of the biggest on campus. You don't have to be Canadian to join, simply be Canadian at heart and come with an open heart.
There's at least a hundred other clubs worth joining if you take the time and give them chances.
|By Dagnytaggart (Dagnytaggart) on Tuesday, May 04, 2004 - 01:30 am: Edit|
Thanks so much Brandonsun. As for chairs with wheels, your roommate didn't bring it from HOME did he? It'd be a hassle...but then again, would I want to get one in Northfield? This shouldn't be a big deal, but I'm very very partial to chairs with wheels...
Secondly, when do students arrive? Do they arrive couple days before New Students Week? As for paying tuition, if it's a small amount, am I allowed to pay it all at once? I guess I could ask the school, but CC is here, so why not?
Oh, furthermore, for placement tests, what subjects does Carleton test students on? I'm thinking Language, Math, English...what else? How does it work? Thanks!
|By Brandonsun (Brandonsun) on Tuesday, May 04, 2004 - 06:05 pm: Edit|
Wheely Chair = I think my roommate ordered one online so its a bit different. His is really fancy and I guess you could order a new one to impress your friends. Some of my other friends also have wheely chairs but they live close from here so it was convenient for them to bring them along. I bet you could buy one here tho. We have Target, an all purpose store that sells everything. Target is great. You will learn to love it once you are a Carleton student. I'm an international student, and in the words of my international advisor, "Target is an example the triumph of American capitalism."
Arrival - Ideally you should come to new student week on the dot. There really isn't an advantage to coming early and this year, 4/5 of the freshman came on the day they were supposed to arrive. Unless if you're an International student who needs to come for International Student Orientation week. I am an international student from Canada so I had to come here one week in advance to adjust to American culture so I wouldn't be swept away by the cultural shock. :D
Tuition - If its a small amount you'd still have to pay it in thirds I believe. If you insist on paying it all at once I suppose they wouldn't stop you either but the bill arrives only every term. I only pay about $4,000 dollars every year but its still in triples of $1,210. I have a friend who is actually a Starr Scholar ($200 per year) and he still has to pay $66.67 per term. International students are, for the most part, all pretty poor and we need serious merit/financial aid.
Placement Tests - Language, Math and English are the three primary ones. There is also one for chemistry. Those are the four official ones but one could get away taking only the Writing Placement test since that is the only mandatory test. There are also some peripheral department-designed tests that allow you to gauge your skill-level so you know whether you can jump right into a a Intermediate 140 class or start off with an Intro 120 class. The Writing test is mandatory and your skills get rated out of 3. 3 = Efficient, 2 = suggest you take a class sometime in your freshman year, 1 = inadequete and you should take a writing course your first term. Math test gives you the opportunity to take either Calc with review or calc 1 or calc 2 or calc 3 or determines if you are able to pass out of calc completely and go on to Linear Algebra. Language testing determines whether you should be in 101 or 102 or 103 or 204 or if you are able to pass out of that language completely. The chemistry one allows you to take either 123 or 122 with review or 128 I believe.
|By Redjules (Redjules) on Saturday, May 08, 2004 - 10:42 pm: Edit|
Carleton needs some discussion... so here's a couple questions:
Can we specify which dorm we want to be in on these roommate preference questionnaires, or do ya think that they'd be bothered by that?
Also, has anyone gotten additional forms and information in the mail yet? I'm anxiously awaiting their arrival so I can figure out my summer...
High School graduation couldn't come soon enough!!! Peace out Carls.
I can't believe there's a rolling eyes smiley! I've been looking for one of those for so long...
heh... don't mind me, weird mood
|By Dagnytaggart (Dagnytaggart) on Sunday, May 09, 2004 - 02:37 pm: Edit|
I also have a question: the beginning of New Student Week is September 8. Should we arrive at Carleton by the 7th? I hear there's canoeing, backpacking, and community service. What is each one like?
|By Hannahj (Hannahj) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 10:02 am: Edit|
For details on the pre-frosh trips, go to http://webapps.acs.carleton.edu/student/prefrosh/
The website states that "Pre-Frosh Trip applications are sent to all admitted students in mid-May. Spaces on the trips are limited, so placement is done through a lottery. All applications received by the June 6 deadline will be included in the lottery drawing."
It looks like participants need to arrive on campus by September 2, and return from the trips the night before new student week begins. All of the trips look great, and I'm hoping to get a spot in one of the canoeing trips. What a great way to start a college career---canoeing in the Boundary Waters!
|By Layline (Layline) on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 - 02:12 pm: Edit|
I am the parent of an entering freshman, and have a couple of practical questions. What is the story on cell phones? Do most/many/few students use them? Are there favored carriers for the area? Also, do many students bring bicycles? Can they be stored inside during the winter, other than in the dorm rooms? Are there used bikes to be found? Finally, do many/some/few students bring computers, and if so, laptops or desktops?
Many thanks. Look forward to seeing you when we are there in the Fall.
|By Carletoniscold (Carletoniscold) on Sunday, July 11, 2004 - 12:43 pm: Edit|
Alright, a neighbor of mine bought me a toaster oven to take to college with me, but I'm thinking that's totally unnecessary and why in the world would I want to put a big toaster oven in my dorm room....I can understand a fridge but a toaster?...any advice?
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