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Old 05-19-2015, 08:00 PM
 
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Are we sure he is not a space alien from the outer sector?
You do know that Ivy League used skin color as a factor and if you are of certain color, you can get accepted even you have significantly less scores, right?
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Ivy League schools do not give any scholarships - it's all need based financial aid. So his family obviously has resources that meant that he would get less financial aid from an Ivy than he would get from a school that was providing merit based scholarship money that wasn't based on financial need.
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:04 PM
 
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Are we sure he's not affirmative action child who probably won't be able to keep up in the Ivy League?
He has a 4.58 GPA and 34 out of 36 on ACT yet you think hes unqualified. Figures
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:18 PM
 
Location: East St. Paul 651 forever (or North St. Paul) .
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THis is either the second or third I've heard of this this year and they were all minorities.



Guess the WASPs no longer fit the NWO Ivie AA agenda, eh?
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:21 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Smart kid. Save the money for better things.
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:24 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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My wife did something similar, she got into berkley, decided to go to San Jose state for financial reasons.
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Pine Grove,AL
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Ivy League schools do not give any scholarships - it's all need based financial aid. So his family obviously has resources that meant that he would get less financial aid from an Ivy than he would get from a school that was providing merit based scholarship money that wasn't based on financial need.
they dont give athletic scholarships, they do give scholarships in other fields.
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:31 PM
 
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He has a 4.58 GPA and 34 out of 36 on ACT yet you think hes unqualified. Figures
ACT score is impressive, but the GPA is low, considering the sheer number of AP and honors courses available to the average high school kid these days. Also, it depends if his school grades on a ten point spread (80-89 = B, for example) or a 7 point (94-100 = A).

My daughter graduated from high school in 2010 with a 4.8 GPA on a 7 point spread.......and was 48th in her class. The valedictorian graduated with a 5.1GPA, and is now in medical school at UNC. The high school in question -- one of the top in NC, as well as a Top 200 nationwide -- had a graduation rate of 99% that year, and was 98% for nearly a decade.

While Ivy League schools are largely overpriced, the connections you can make -- if you know how to network as a teenager/early 20-something -- can be life-changing.
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Pine Grove,AL
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You do know that Ivy League used skin color as a factor and if you are of certain color, you can get accepted even you have significantly less scores, right?
Most people who have applied to college know that your overall resume matter more than one test does.

a kid with who took Piano, Video production, Key Club, and Forestry Club with a 3.5 GPA is more likely to get into one of the upper echelon schools than the person with a 4.0 who did nothing else.
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:40 PM
 
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ACT score is impressive, but the GPA is low, considering the sheer number of AP and honors courses available to the average high school kid these days. Also, it depends if his school grades on a ten point spread (80-89 = B, for example) or a 7 point (94-100 = A).

My daughter graduated from high school in 2010 with a 4.8 GPA on a 7 point spread.......and was 48th in her class. The valedictorian graduated with a 5.1GPA, and is now in medical school at UNC. The high school in question -- one of the top in NC, as well as a Top 200 nationwide -- had a graduation rate of 99% that year, and was 98% for nearly a decade.

While Ivy League schools are largely overpriced, the connections you can make -- if you know how to network as a teenager/early 20-something -- can be life-changing.
Depends on the high school. My HS had 5 poimt scale
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