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20-05-2014, 06:25 PM
RE: College
(20-05-2014 06:05 PM)ThePaleolithicFreethinker Wrote:  
(20-05-2014 06:01 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  Ok, talk to a counselor. Colleges look at the whole picture of your time in school, including classes like leadership, extra curricular activities, clubs etc...

Not everyone gets their act together right away. Hug

Thanks mom. I heard that colleges like Improvment. I also am in environmental club. Sucks I can't take AP bio though. Undecided

You can also enroll in jr college while still attending High School, you're a junior so that's something to consider. The colleges will look at transcripts from all the schools you attend. Many JC colleges offer classes like biology even online. Some will even allow the classes be applied to HS.

My older son's school dropped a lot of their AP classes due to budget issues.

Make an appointment to speak with your counselor, explain your goals and take the advice seriously. But even if they tell you, you're overreaching, don't give up. Worst case, you will need to spend a couple years in JC.

But remember its cheaper than 4 year schools, and when you do transfer you'll enter as a junior -- so it's not really a waste of time.


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20-05-2014, 06:27 PM
RE: College
(20-05-2014 06:25 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  
(20-05-2014 06:05 PM)ThePaleolithicFreethinker Wrote:  Thanks mom. I heard that colleges like Improvment. I also am in environmental club. Sucks I can't take AP bio though. Undecided

You can also enroll in jr college while still attending High School, you're a junior so that's something to consider. The colleges will look at transcripts from all the schools you attend. Many JC colleges offer classes like biology even online. Some will even allow the classes be applied to HS.

My older son's school dropped a lot of their AP classes due to budget issues.

Make an appointment to speak with your counselor, explain your goals and take the advice seriously. But even if they tell you, you're overreaching, don't give up. Worst case, you will need to spend a couple years in JC.

But remember its cheaper than 4 year schools, and when you do transfer you'll enter as a junior -- so it's not really a waste of time.

What websites have online junior colleges?

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20-05-2014, 06:30 PM
RE: College
(20-05-2014 06:27 PM)ThePaleolithicFreethinker Wrote:  
(20-05-2014 06:25 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  You can also enroll in jr college while still attending High School, you're a junior so that's something to consider. The colleges will look at transcripts from all the schools you attend. Many JC colleges offer classes like biology even online. Some will even allow the classes be applied to HS.

My older son's school dropped a lot of their AP classes due to budget issues.

Make an appointment to speak with your counselor, explain your goals and take the advice seriously. But even if they tell you, you're overreaching, don't give up. Worst case, you will need to spend a couple years in JC.

But remember its cheaper than 4 year schools, and when you do transfer you'll enter as a junior -- so it's not really a waste of time.

What websites have online junior colleges?

Look at your local community colege website. Most today offer lots of classes. Half the classes my son takes are online. Although he wouldn't recommend taking anything that requires a lab online, like biology or Chemestry. It's a pain in the ass.


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20-05-2014, 06:31 PM
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Many HS seniors here take classes at the local community colleges because of the way the schedule is set up. they get high school credit and get their first year college classes out of the way.

Then when they apply to 4 year college, they have credits earned, and can usually get thru the program quicker.


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20-05-2014, 06:35 PM
RE: College
(20-05-2014 06:31 PM)Bows and Arrows Wrote:  Many HS seniors here take classes at the local community colleges because of the way the schedule is set up. they get high school credit and get their first year college classes out of the way.

Then when they apply to 4 year college, they have credits earned, and can usually get thru the program quicker.

Yes...many times the classes can be applied to high school transcripts....

Even if they're not, the college will look at them as a huge consideration and benefit.


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20-05-2014, 06:38 PM
RE: College
(20-05-2014 06:31 PM)Bows and Arrows Wrote:  Many HS seniors here take classes at the local community colleges because of the way the schedule is set up. they get high school credit and get their first year college classes out of the way.

Then when they apply to 4 year college, they have credits earned, and can usually get thru the program quicker.

Sounds great. I should take my SAT's before I do it right. I am also looking to graduate and move to japan at the same time. Any advice on that?

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20-05-2014, 06:47 PM
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Talk to your counselor or whatever they call it, he/she should be of any help. Just keep working as hard as you can and you'll turn up just fine.
You're a smart kid Hug

if it makes you feel any better,i'm about to fail my class if i don't get my shit straight and get better grades for math

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20-05-2014, 06:50 PM (This post was last modified: 20-05-2014 07:02 PM by GirlyMan.)
RE: College
(20-05-2014 05:24 PM)ThePaleolithicFreethinker Wrote:  I am a junior in high school with my school year almost over. However I have some problems. Foremost is my GPA. I have a 1.5 GPA and this is my semi-final year of high school. This would mean I might not land at a 3.0 grade point average, and I have read no college that is good and does zoology wants a GPA lower than that. It is also that I did not get straight As all year. Instead I have had all Cs till up to the third marking period where I got As and Bs. Worst of all is that I did not get an A in biology in the 9th grade I got a C. What am I supposed to do? Kids are into the same thing I am but get all As, they will reject me on the spot. Not to mention the whole "white man wants to see niggers fail," mantra I keep hearing in my family. If I am not accepted by any college I am going to just blow my head off. It would be much more dignifying to die than to work at a fast food joint, a store, or a gas station.

I graduated High School with a 1.67 GPA and after being accepted into Georgia Tech and Maryland as some sorta underachieving geek needing a pity fuck (I had 1420 SAT), I elected to go into the USN where I learned to study and apply myself properly. After coming out of the Navy I started at a Community College before transferring to University of Maryland at College Park and graduating magna cum laude in CompSci. I highly recommend both USN and Community Colleges. In the People's Republic of Maryland admission to a Community College does not even require a High School Diploma or even a GED, just passing a basic competency test. And if you do well in a Maryland Community College (3.0+ GPA) you are guaranteed admission to any University in the system. That's just how we roll here. A socialist meritocracy.
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And High School grades don't mean dick unless you're looking to spend $60,000/yr 'cause you want to go to Cornell or whatnot. Oh, and all I really learned in High School was a feel for the LD50 of a vast number of intoxicants. Valuable information indeed. Thumbsup

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20-05-2014, 07:00 PM
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(20-05-2014 06:50 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(20-05-2014 05:24 PM)ThePaleolithicFreethinker Wrote:  I am a junior in high school with my school year almost over. However I have some problems. Foremost is my GPA. I have a 1.5 GPA and this is my semi-final year of high school. This would mean I might not land at a 3.0 grade point average, and I have read no college that is good and does zoology wants a GPA lower than that. It is also that I did not get straight As all year. Instead I have had all Cs till up to the third marking period where I got As and Bs. Worst of all is that I did not get an A in biology in the 9th grade I got a C. What am I supposed to do? Kids are into the same thing I am but get all As, they will reject me on the spot. Not to mention the whole "white man wants to see niggers fail," mantra I keep hearing in my family. If I am not accepted by any college I am going to just blow my head off. It would be much more dignifying to die than to work at a fast food joint, a store, or a gas station.

I graduated High School with a 1.67 GPA and after being accepted into Georgia Tech and Maryland as some sorta underachieving geek needing a pity fuck (I had 1420 SAT), I elected to go into the USN where I learned to study and apply myself properly. After coming out of the Navy I started at a Community College before transferring to University of Maryland at College Park and graduating magna cum laude in CompSci. I highly recommend both USN and Community Colleges.
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And High School grades don't mean dick unless you're looking to spend $60,000/yr 'cause you want to go to Cornell or whatnot. Oh, and all I really learned in High School was a feel for the LD50 of a vast number of intoxicants. Valuable information indeed.

Good job, though I refuse to join any navy, army, or anything related to going to war or being a branch that helps with war in my life(I am a pacifist), though I am always told if you do bad in highschool that you won't go to a good college.

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20-05-2014, 07:09 PM (This post was last modified: 20-05-2014 07:24 PM by GirlyMan.)
RE: College
(20-05-2014 07:00 PM)ThePaleolithicFreethinker Wrote:  
(20-05-2014 06:50 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  I graduated High School with a 1.67 GPA and after being accepted into Georgia Tech and Maryland as some sorta underachieving geek needing a pity fuck (I had 1420 SAT), I elected to go into the USN where I learned to study and apply myself properly. After coming out of the Navy I started at a Community College before transferring to University of Maryland at College Park and graduating magna cum laude in CompSci. I highly recommend both USN and Community Colleges.
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And High School grades don't mean dick unless you're looking to spend $60,000/yr 'cause you want to go to Cornell or whatnot. Oh, and all I really learned in High School was a feel for the LD50 of a vast number of intoxicants. Valuable information indeed.

Good job, though I refuse to join any navy, army, or anything related to going to war or being a branch that helps with war in my life(I am a pacifist), though I am always told if you do bad in highschool that you won't go to a good college.

Are you in the States? With those grades I'd start at a Community College. Seriously. That's what Girly did. Some of the best instructors I ever had were at Community College. They were there to teach. At Uni many of the Assistant and Associate Professors were there to pursue their research and teaching was just a necessary inconvenience and hurdle to become Full Professors. Not all though. I had some excellent instructors at Uni, but they all tended to be Professor Emeritus old women and men who felt compelled to teach. Yeah, they were the best.

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