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Old 12-04-2012, 09:12 PM   #16
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You have really good SAT's. Maybe you should pick a few more schools to apply to--2 schools seems low unless application fees are a problem.
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I'm planning on applying to:
Christopher Newport (where someone I want to follow is looking at going)
Old Dominion
Virginia Tech
James Madison University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Mary Washington University
University of Virginia (Where I have 0 chance of admission)
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As long as you are applying to non math/science degree you should be ok. Because 740/790 is pretty amazing! Given 3.0 gpa could be better; but you got the SAT scores which help.

I think in the category list of Yes/No; you will be in the most likely/maybe category

It goes- Great gpa/great SAT/ACT- Yes
Great GPA/ prett good SAT- 80% yes
3.5 gpa/mediocre SAT- probably maybe
average gpa 3.0/ good SAT probably maybe. it will help if you got a goodish essay, plus extracurricular activities.
Average gpa/average SAT- this is when they probably look at extracurricular and more deeply at your essay's.

It seems you will be ok, but if you get a letter saying please send in an updated transcript, you are on the fence. That happened with me, but thankfully I got in.

I pretty much just met the requirements of the school, so it was kinda iffy there. But I had the extracurricular activities to boot/ being an Eagle Scout.

Also make sure you apply to at least 4 schools and don't do it last minute!
1. Favorite/Hardest school
2. Kind of on par with favorite school
3. Easier school
4. Some local community college

-This is just to ensure you have plans A,B,C,D just in case. Because some college, is better then no college.
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Great thread.

I have massive problems with studying now, seems like everyone else can force themselves into studying but it's got to a stage where I can't even do that most of the time. Tried stupid ways of trying to make myself study but none have really worked either.
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I've been trying to finish an essay since this afternoon

It's due tomorrow
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As long as you are applying to non math/science degree you should be ok. Because 740/790 is pretty amazing! Given 3.0 gpa could be better; but you got the SAT scores which help.

I think in the category list of Yes/No; you will be in the most likely/maybe category

It goes- Great gpa/great SAT/ACT- Yes
Great GPA/ prett good SAT- 80% yes
3.5 gpa/mediocre SAT- probably maybe
average gpa 3.0/ good SAT probably maybe. it will help if you got a goodish essay, plus extracurricular activities.
Average gpa/average SAT- this is when they probably look at extracurricular and more deeply at your essay's.

It seems you will be ok, but if you get a letter saying please send in an updated transcript, you are on the fence. That happened with me, but thankfully I got in.

I pretty much just met the requirements of the school, so it was kinda iffy there. But I had the extracurricular activities to boot/ being an Eagle Scout.

Also make sure you apply to at least 4 schools and don't do it last minute!
1. Favorite/Hardest school
2. Kind of on par with favorite school
3. Easier school
4. Some local community college

-This is just to ensure you have plans A,B,C,D just in case. Because some college, is better then no college.
I have pretty much 0 extracirricular activities other than starting for tennis team every year. Though I did go to CTY (Center for Talented Youth, which I qualified for in 1 category by 1 point), which should help

Planned major is political science, maybe minor in creative writing/english where a writing course isn't offered
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Damn, DG, some excellent SAT scores there. Really you could go to any school you want to man, don't think Virginia is so much of a stretch. Don't let your biggest enemy be yourself, man.

Me, I am graduating with the bachelor's in May, but I dunno WTF I'm gonna do after that. Either:

1- Graduate school?
2- Teach for America?
3- Law School?
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Ah...you have a lot to learn, young Kowchi.

First of all, there is no such thing as stress. Stress is merely a scapegoat of your mind created to divert your attention from the actual problem. You must solve your work using your mental strength, inner power, only. Above all, do not let your desire for progress or grades interfere with your gaining of knowledge.

Therefore, I have arranged for you a list of hints that may help you achieve wisdom:

1.Always sign your name in extravagant cursive. Add plenty of middle initials to make yourself look sophisticated. Preferably, also tag your name with a label that says “Man of Mystery” or “Future Billionaire”. It will impress your professors. If they are young and female, it is advisable to put “Future Porn Star” instead.
2. You know that girl who always asks personal questions to the professor? Listen to them. They are always right.
3. There will come a time when you will be too lazy to do your homework assignment. Do not argue, it will happen. When the prof asks you in class why you did not finish it, reply that you were busy with other things. When they ask what, simply raise your eyebrows and give them a mysterious smile. They will not question you again.
4. You have an exam tomorrow, yet you do not have enough time to study. What do you do? Simply place the textbook under your roommate’s pillow as they sleep and whisper random passages from the book into their ear. When they wake up, Voila!, they have it all memorized. Voodoo magic? I do not know, but it works every time.
5. If you have a question, ask the girl who always talks about her personal life with the professor. She is always right.
6. Citing your work for research projects can be difficult. Therefore, just make up bullshit citations containing lots of fancy names and “.edu” for websites. (Hint: the article/book is always published in New York). It is rumored that having a quote from MTF gives you an extra 10 points.
7. When writing essays, the title should always be named after your eldest aunt. Furthermore, the text should always be triple-spaced and the font should be Wingdings. When your professor will inevitably blow up over the “nonsensical craps students come up with”, chide him by saying “We’re in the 21st century bro. It’s not my fault I’m more hi-tech than you!”
8. Above all, keep in mind that your inner thirst for knowledge is a stronger force than your outer feelings about grades. Try your best to learn, and you can achieve anything.
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As if we should takes tips from Mugchi...
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Ah...you have a lot to learn, young Kowchi.

First of all, there is no such thing as stress. Stress is merely a scapegoat of your mind created to divert your attention from the actual problem. You must solve your work using your mental strength, inner power, only. Above all, do not let your desire for progress or grades interfere with your gaining of knowledge.

Therefore, I have arranged for you a list of hints that may help you achieve wisdom:

1.Always sign your name in extravagant cursive. Add plenty of middle initials to make yourself look sophisticated. Preferably, also tag your name with a label that says “Man of Mystery” or “Future Billionaire”. It will impress your professors. If they are young and female, it is advisable to put “Future Porn Star” instead.
2. You know that girl who always asks personal questions to the professor? Listen to them. They are always right.
3. There will come a time when you will be too lazy to do your homework assignment. Do not argue, it will happen. When the prof asks you in class why you did not finish it, reply that you were busy with other things. When they ask what, simply raise your eyebrows and give them a mysterious smile. They will not question you again.
4. You have an exam tomorrow, yet you do not have enough time to study. What do you do? Simply place the textbook under your roommate’s pillow as they sleep and whisper random passages from the book into their ear. When they wake up, Voila!, they have it all memorized. Voodoo magic? I do not know, but it works every time.
5. If you have a question, ask the girl who always talks about her personal life with the professor. She is always right.
6. Citing your work for research projects can be difficult. Therefore, just make up bullshit citations containing lots of fancy names and “.edu” for websites. (Hint: the article/book is always published in New York). It is rumored that having a quote from MTF gives you an extra 10 points.
7. When writing essays, the title should always be named after your eldest aunt. Furthermore, the text should always be triple-spaced and the font should be Wingdings. When your professor will inevitably blow up over the “nonsensical craps students come up with”, chide him by saying “We’re in the 21st century bro. It’s not my fault I’m more hi-tech than you!”
8. Above all, keep in mind that your inner thirst for knowledge is a stronger force than your outer feelings about grades. Try your best to learn, and you can achieve anything.
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do you go there? one of my good friends goes there!
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Yes. But it's a huge college, sooo many people go there.
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Yes. But it's a huge college, sooo many people go there.
yeah I was going to apply there but my parents didn't want me to go out of state...but my college is really small, 550 ppl per class and i like it
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