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Disappointment (college applications)

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by eros, Apr 3, 2002.

  1. eros

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    Disappointment (college applications)

    Discussion started by eros - Apr 3, 2002

    I applied to five schools (RISD, Pratt, Mass art, New Paltz, Syracuse). First I get into Pratt, then New paltz, then syracuse, then Mass art. Now I am waiting on RISD, my first choice, but what happens? They decide not to accept me. I hate this shit. Its as though they were able to abbreviate all of my hard work to two words - "not accepted." The worst part is that I was relatively confident that I would get in. I had an overall GPA of 92, a 1280 on my sat's, and I figured my portfolio must at least be decent to have gotten into the other four schools.

    Feeling good only to get knocked down.... oh well, so much for dreams and aspirations.

    I just feel like saying fuck college and getting a job doing manual labor.
     
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  2. -Rage-

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    -Rage- - Replied Apr 3, 2002

    college sucks..it's just a more expensive high school with ashtrays.
     
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  3. Dr. Dazzle

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    Dr. Dazzle - Replied Apr 3, 2002

    So very true....
     
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  4. railroadjerk

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    railroadjerk - Replied Apr 3, 2002

    syracuse is a badass school, bro. congrats...take what you can get.

    i got into half of the schools i applied to, my last two choices and frankly where im at now i couldnt have asked for a better place with better people to go to...

    worst case, if you hate it kick ass your first year at one of those schools and apply for a transfer to risd...
     
  5. seven six two

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    seven six two - Replied Apr 3, 2002

    i'll never get into harvard law!

    boohoooo
     
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  6. shameless self promotion

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    shameless self promotion - Replied Apr 3, 2002

    i got drunk up in syracuse awhile back.

    nice kids up there..

    I used to go to school in upstate new york, half their lacrosse team were old friends..
     
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  7. eros

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    eros - Replied Apr 3, 2002

    where in upstate new york?
     
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  8. EatMorGlue

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    EatMorGlue - Replied Apr 3, 2002

    yeah, that's the ticket right there.
     
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  9. eros

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    eros - Replied Apr 3, 2002

    ^
     
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  10. Rhubarb

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    how do you get a gpa of 92? im used to the 4 point scale.
     
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    Re: Re: Disappointment (college applications)

     
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  12. REGULATOR

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    REGULATOR - Replied Apr 4, 2002

    my parents both went to syracuse, i dont plan on going there though..UC systems baby
     
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  13. eros

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    Re: Re: Disappointment (college applications)

    Grades at my highschool are out of 100, so a 92 converts to a 3.6 or 3.7 I believe.
     
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  14. Sonik3000

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    Sonik3000 - Replied Apr 4, 2002

    If at first you dont succeed...

    Take a year away and apply again, but do something great in your year "off" including go to RISD again and tell all the admissions people you can about your plans.... undergrad programs looooooove that shit.

    I'm not sure how well transferring will work into a place like RISD, but it can be a good way to approach liberal arts schools, provided you really kick ass your freshman year.

    Good luck.
     
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  15. eros

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    eros - Replied Apr 4, 2002

    sonik, thanks for the words. I am actually thinking about trying to transfer after a year, although Pratt and Syracuse both seem like quality schools.
     
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