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college acceptence?
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kuestifGot accepted into U of Minnesota, U Wisconsin-Madison and Marquette U.

Not really sure where I want to go to blow 80k yet. Anyone else looking at these schools?

Hey those are the ones I applied for when I was applying for schools l0l

Depends on what you like, what are you most interested in/studying/environment you like?
The U and Madison have comparably crazy-large campus life, Madison might be a bit easier in the social department because it has a bit stronger sports culture/party culture while the U has a shit load of groups, activities, and really interesting ways to get involved. I just prefer the culture at UMN way more, its a lot more "be who you wanna be" rather than "where are we drinking tonight." Though honestly you can get blackout drunk and rowdy at either school.
This is from my (almost) 2 years of experience at the U and my somewhat limited experience visiting Madison often.

Marquette is basically going to be the private school feeling which you may or may not be familiar with. I went to a private school from 7th-12th grade and I knew it wasn't for me so the U has been a breathe of fresh air, absolutely love it. Academics are great, facilitates are great. Marquette will be hella more expensive (unless you're not from Minne or Wisco, then its pretty comparable) but you'll get a more personalized experience. Though you can still get that same personalized exp at public universities, you just have to work at it a bit more.

Hope any of this helps.

[quote=kuestif]Got accepted into U of Minnesota, U Wisconsin-Madison and Marquette U.

Not really sure where I want to go to blow 80k yet. Anyone else looking at these schools?[/quote]
Hey those are the ones I applied for when I was applying for schools l0l

Depends on what you like, what are you most interested in/studying/environment you like?
The U and Madison have comparably crazy-large campus life, Madison might be a bit easier in the social department because it has a bit stronger sports culture/party culture while the U has a shit load of groups, activities, and really interesting ways to get involved. I just prefer the culture at UMN way more, its a lot more "be who you wanna be" rather than "where are we drinking tonight." Though honestly you can get blackout drunk and rowdy at either school.
This is from my (almost) 2 years of experience at the U and my somewhat limited experience visiting Madison often.

Marquette is basically going to be the private school feeling which you may or may not be familiar with. I went to a private school from 7th-12th grade and I knew it wasn't for me so the U has been a breathe of fresh air, absolutely love it. Academics are great, facilitates are great. Marquette will be hella more expensive (unless you're not from Minne or Wisco, then its pretty comparable) but you'll get a more personalized experience. Though you can still get that same personalized exp at public universities, you just have to work at it a bit more.

Hope any of this helps.
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Davidchoivisitnig2ccc usually ends up taking way more time than expected because the infrastructure tends to suck ass
Depending on your community college, intended major, and of course work drive. I just transferred to UCLA this year after 2 years of CC and also accepted at Berkeley, Vanderbilt, and USC.
out of curiosity, what was your major when you transferred to UCLA? and is the circle k big at UCLA?

Circle K is really big

[quote=Davidchoi][quote=visitnig][quote=2c]cc usually ends up taking way more time than expected because the infrastructure tends to suck ass[/quote]

Depending on your community college, intended major, and of course work drive. I just transferred to UCLA this year after 2 years of CC and also accepted at Berkeley, Vanderbilt, and USC.[/quote]
out of curiosity, what was your major when you transferred to UCLA? and is the circle k big at UCLA?[/quote]

Circle K is really big
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miwoThis is my plan.

I have been out of school and in the work force for a couple years now. What I'm wondering is, do those schools consider "extra curricular activities" in the same way that schools do for non transfer (high school) students? I'm trying to figure out how to swing CC and work financially and I'm wondering if it is worth it to quit and get a more flexible job so that I can do things that would be considered "extra curricular" in the eyes of college administrators -- GPA and test scores aside of course.

I remember college admissions in high school and it seemed ridiculous to me how much emphasis colleges put on extra curricular activities.

I will be shooting for Electrical or Civil Engineering, depending on my math aptitude.

Just want to make sure I'm clear on your question - you're asking if extracurriculars are as important for admission to CC for you as they are for students coming directly out of high school?

[quote=miwo]
This is my plan.

I have been out of school and in the work force for a couple years now. What I'm wondering is, do those schools consider "extra curricular activities" in the same way that schools do for non transfer (high school) students? I'm trying to figure out how to swing CC and work financially and I'm wondering if it is worth it to quit and get a more flexible job so that I can do things that would be considered "extra curricular" in the eyes of college administrators -- GPA and test scores aside of course.

I remember college admissions in high school and it seemed ridiculous to me how much emphasis colleges put on extra curricular activities.

I will be shooting for Electrical or Civil Engineering, depending on my math aptitude.[/quote]
Just want to make sure I'm clear on your question - you're asking if extracurriculars are as important for admission to CC for you as they are for students coming directly out of high school?
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Im still in high school and I have plans on applying and hopefully making it into some ivy league school, but I'm probably going to have to stay in-state (University of Florida or FSU) due to crazy-ass tuition rates :(

But my question for all those applying or have already applied to schools is
1. How heavy is the competition for scholarships? Are they looking for people for insane extracurricular's or people with insane 5.0 GPA's, perfect SAT's etc?
2. I have plans on going into the medical field and becoming a doctor, but after learning a bit about the cost, is it worth joining a medical program and having to carry the debt for awhile, or should I think about some other subject (Im intrested in Computer Science as well) where the debt won't follow me for the rest of my life and my children's life?

Im still in high school and I have plans on applying and hopefully making it into some ivy league school, but I'm probably going to have to stay in-state (University of Florida or FSU) due to crazy-ass tuition rates :(

But my question for all those applying or have already applied to schools is
1. How heavy is the competition for scholarships? Are they looking for people for insane extracurricular's or people with insane 5.0 GPA's, perfect SAT's etc?
2. I have plans on going into the medical field and becoming a doctor, but after learning a bit about the cost, is it worth joining a medical program and having to carry the debt for awhile, or should I think about some other subject (Im intrested in Computer Science as well) where the debt won't follow me for the rest of my life and my children's life?
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pascalmiwoThis is my plan.

I have been out of school and in the work force for a couple years now. What I'm wondering is, do those schools consider "extra curricular activities" in the same way that schools do for non transfer (high school) students? I'm trying to figure out how to swing CC and work financially and I'm wondering if it is worth it to quit and get a more flexible job so that I can do things that would be considered "extra curricular" in the eyes of college administrators -- GPA and test scores aside of course.

I remember college admissions in high school and it seemed ridiculous to me how much emphasis colleges put on extra curricular activities.

I will be shooting for Electrical or Civil Engineering, depending on my math aptitude.
Just want to make sure I'm clear on your question - you're asking if extracurriculars are as important for admission to CC for you as they are for students coming directly out of high school?

work is the greatest extra curric tbh

most CCs are all about retraining of people out of school for a while or people who are interested in transferring to a big boy university. Pretty much every CC u find is going to be incredibly friendly and helpful with getting u in school and getting ur paper. Once u have that, uni is pretty simple to get into, since most CCs have partnerships with nearby unis for transfer credits and etc

"1. How heavy is the competition for scholarships? Are they looking for people for insane extracurricular's or people with insane 5.0 GPA's, perfect SAT's etc?
2. I have plans on going into the medical field and becoming a doctor, but after learning a bit about the cost, is it worth joining a medical program and having to carry the debt for awhile, or should I think about some other subject (Im intrested in Computer Science as well) where the debt won't follow me for the rest of my life and my children's life?"

no school where you're eligible for a scholarship is going to turn you down. extracurric are only really worthwhile if ur actually interested them, especially at a collegiate level. padding ur scholarship admissions list is probably less useful than adding 2 points on ur ACT or .3 on ur GPA, unless you're just applying for scholarships outside ur sfchool

as someone also going into medicine, ive been trying to keep undergrad as cheap as shit, and its looking like I'll get thru my first 2 years literally free + and only paying for housing and books for my last 2, planning to enter the coal mines or smthn for the loan debt but doctor $$$ can hopefully clear it. if ur actually passionate about helpng ppl and really want ur MD/DO, the money shouldn't be a serious consideration imo, as long as u can get the check cleared with a loan or whatev. if u cant work off debt as a dr, idk man ur budgeting might need

work

[quote=pascal][quote=miwo]
This is my plan.

I have been out of school and in the work force for a couple years now. What I'm wondering is, do those schools consider "extra curricular activities" in the same way that schools do for non transfer (high school) students? I'm trying to figure out how to swing CC and work financially and I'm wondering if it is worth it to quit and get a more flexible job so that I can do things that would be considered "extra curricular" in the eyes of college administrators -- GPA and test scores aside of course.

I remember college admissions in high school and it seemed ridiculous to me how much emphasis colleges put on extra curricular activities.

I will be shooting for Electrical or Civil Engineering, depending on my math aptitude.[/quote]
Just want to make sure I'm clear on your question - you're asking if extracurriculars are as important for admission to CC for you as they are for students coming directly out of high school?[/quote]
work is the greatest extra curric tbh

most CCs are all about retraining of people out of school for a while or people who are interested in transferring to a big boy university. Pretty much every CC u find is going to be incredibly friendly and helpful with getting u in school and getting ur paper. Once u have that, uni is pretty simple to get into, since most CCs have partnerships with nearby unis for transfer credits and etc



"1. How heavy is the competition for scholarships? Are they looking for people for insane extracurricular's or people with insane 5.0 GPA's, perfect SAT's etc?
2. I have plans on going into the medical field and becoming a doctor, but after learning a bit about the cost, is it worth joining a medical program and having to carry the debt for awhile, or should I think about some other subject (Im intrested in Computer Science as well) where the debt won't follow me for the rest of my life and my children's life?"

no school where you're eligible for a scholarship is going to turn you down. extracurric are only really worthwhile if ur actually interested them, especially at a collegiate level. padding ur scholarship admissions list is probably less useful than adding 2 points on ur ACT or .3 on ur GPA, unless you're just applying for scholarships outside ur sfchool

as someone also going into medicine, ive been trying to keep undergrad as cheap as shit, and its looking like I'll get thru my first 2 years literally free + and only paying for housing and books for my last 2, planning to enter the coal mines or smthn for the loan debt but doctor $$$ can hopefully clear it. if ur actually passionate about helpng ppl and really want ur MD/DO, the money shouldn't be a serious consideration imo, as long as u can get the check cleared with a loan or whatev. if u cant work off debt as a dr, idk man ur budgeting might need

work
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Weird place to ask this I know, but does anyone here go to Amherst, Carleton, or Oberlin? I'm having a terrible time deciding where to go. Add me if you do thanks :)

Weird place to ask this I know, but does anyone here go to Amherst, Carleton, or Oberlin? I'm having a terrible time deciding where to go. Add me if you do thanks :)
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