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Old 04-03-2013, 09:13 PM
 
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Dang you were close.

It's Stanford. I haven't committed yet, but I'm strongly leaning towards it.
Have you visited? We visited the fall of junior year. I fell in love with Stanford. What an awesome school and the campus is beautiful. Stanford was D's #1 school on her list at the time. She just did not "click" with the school during the visit.

CONGRATS!
Love "The Tree"
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:17 PM
 
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Have you visited? We visited the fall of junior year. I fell in love with Stanford. What an awesome school and the campus is beautiful. Stanford was D's #1 school on her list at the time. She just did not "click" with the school during the visit.

CONGRATS!
Love "The Tree"
Thank you!
I actually grew up nearby and I've been on campus a fair few times, but when I go this month it will be the first time I sit in on classes and really spend time interacting with people there. I really understand about it not clicking - it wasn't my first choice at the beginning of this year, and I'm not going to pretend that I'm sure it will click, but I'm hoping that my visit will go well. If not, I left time to consider other options.

Side note- I'm very impressed by BigG's knowledge of AP credit policies.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:19 PM
 
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And yes, adding on, I can say from experience that if you're looking at top privates, don't expect to shave off any time at all. Is there a chance you could? Yes. But it's certainly not a given. It looks like I'll be getting credit for a whopping 3 out of 15 AP tests I will have taken, and I have gotten all 5s, so it's not because of cutoff scores. IB credit is often even harder to get than AP at that level.

IB (and AP too, really they aren't that different) are still great programs, you just can't always count on credit.
The biggest benefit to IB, it is very similar to how college courses are conducted. If you take several IB courses then the transition to college should be much easier.

The only "shaving off" my D will benefit from will be she has been invited to participate in a program that allows her to graduate with her Bachelors and Masters at the same time. YEA! Though she hopes to go onto Med School, by completing this program she makes herself much more marketable if she choses not to do so. And saves us $$$$
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:29 PM
 
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Side note- I'm very impressed by BigG's knowledge of AP credit policies.
They're just one (or two, or ten) clicks away. More like I'm familiar with the standard set of AP classes for PISD gunners.

But yeah, I was aware of the policies for the outliers: Caltech and Rice.

I'd have to verify, but I think if you enrolled at Arkansas with as many AP exams as PISDstudent, they'd just hand you your diploma at orientation.

Congratulations to him for scoring that admission. Best wishes for continued success.
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:06 PM
 
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They're just one (or two, or ten) clicks away. More like I'm familiar with the standard set of AP classes for PISD gunners.

Congratulations to him for scoring that admission. Best wishes for continued success.
That makes sense.

Thank you for those thoughts!
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:03 AM
 
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Dang you were close.

It's Stanford. I haven't committed yet, but I'm strongly leaning towards it.
Congrats PISD!

What a fantastic accomplishment.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:04 AM
 
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They're just one (or two, or ten) clicks away. More like I'm familiar with the standard set of AP classes for PISD gunners.

I'd have to verify, but I think if you enrolled at Arkansas with as many AP exams as PISDstudent, they'd just hand you your diploma at orientation.
Probably pretty close to correct. One of the biggest selling points for the University of Alabama's very generous Presidential scholarship -- aside from ~ $85,000 of free money -- is that students entering with lots of AP credit are able to graduate with a bachelor's degree (often with double and triple majors) AND a master's degree in four years all paid for by scholarship dollars.
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:13 PM
 
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I think I agree with this - just when I think about who did well on the PSAT versus the SAT out of people I know, the SAT seems to be a stronger indicator of intelligence.
I'll agree with this, given I did far, far better on my SAT than PSAT.

Still managed a NMS but I barely squeaked by on the PSAT.
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