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Disappointment (college applications)

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

  1. eros

    eros Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 3, 2000 Messages: 1,033 Likes Received: 0
    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.
  2. -Rage-

    -Rage- 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 12, 2001 Messages: 10,006 Likes Received: 28
    college sucks..it's just a more expensive high school with ashtrays.
  3. Dr. Dazzle

    Dr. Dazzle Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 19, 2001 Messages: 8,147 Likes Received: 3
    So very true....
  4. railroadjerk

    railroadjerk Guest

    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

    seven six two Junior Member

    Joined: Jul 24, 2001 Messages: 148 Likes Received: 0
    i'll never get into harvard law!

  6. shameless self promotion

    shameless self promotion 12oz Legend

    Joined: Mar 7, 2001 Messages: 16,307 Likes Received: 112
    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..
  7. eros

    eros Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 3, 2000 Messages: 1,033 Likes Received: 0
    where in upstate new york?
  8. EatMorGlue

    EatMorGlue Senior Member

    Joined: Dec 22, 2000 Messages: 1,919 Likes Received: 1
    yeah, that's the ticket right there.
  9. eros

    eros Senior Member

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  10. Rhubarb

    Rhubarb New Jack

    Joined: Nov 27, 2001 Messages: 63 Likes Received: 1
    how do you get a gpa of 92? im used to the 4 point scale.
  11. swif1

    swif1 Veteran Member

    Joined: Dec 13, 2001 Messages: 7,067 Likes Received: 29
    Re: Re: Disappointment (college applications)


    REGULATOR Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 6, 2001 Messages: 3,383 Likes Received: 0
    my parents both went to syracuse, i dont plan on going there though..UC systems baby
  13. eros

    eros Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 3, 2000 Messages: 1,033 Likes Received: 0
    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.
  14. Sonik3000

    Sonik3000 Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 10, 2000 Messages: 2,452 Likes Received: 3
    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.
  15. eros

    eros Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 3, 2000 Messages: 1,033 Likes Received: 0
    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.