College Applications….Not Accepted

Zunardo Senior Member
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Sat, Mar 26, 2022 10:28 PM
posted by brutus161

I joined the military after high school and didn’t go to college until I was 36. Applied to SNHU to take classes online. In 2019, I applied to OSU for an online masters program and was rejected. I decided to go back to SNHU to get my masters. 

How was their program?  Was that you in the TV commercial?

Wow, thanks have changed.  I took the ACT in 1976 to go to Ohio State.  I thought I scored a 17, and the max you could get then was a a 24.  It was good enough for OSU, lol.  They were taking everybody back then.

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Sun, Mar 27, 2022 12:07 AM

Had a classmate who went 36 ACT, 1800 SAT. Then taught himself Russian and took SAT in Russian and got 1480. He ended up with a full ride to Harvard. 

Another classmate got waitlisted at Harvard, accepted Yale and Princeton, went to MIT. Spearheaded a robotic arm used in surgeries today. Named the project something out of spite for Harvard, but I cannot for the life of me remember. 

Ironman92 Administrator
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Sun, Mar 27, 2022 1:48 AM
posted by Laley23

Had a classmate who went 36 ACT, 1800 SAT. Then taught himself Russian and took SAT in Russian and got 1480. He ended up with a full ride to Harvard. 

Another classmate got waitlisted at Harvard, accepted Yale and Princeton, went to MIT. Spearheaded a robotic arm used in surgeries today. Named the project something out of spite for Harvard, but I cannot for the life of me remember. 

SAT only goes to 1570 doesn’t it?


jmog Senior Member
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Sun, Mar 27, 2022 6:08 AM
posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie

I figured you’d work your own impressive ACT score into this thread.  


Giving a direct comparison to wondering why 35/36, kids obviously smarter than I am/was, weren’t getting full rides to wherever they wanted to go. As those scores 25 years ago you would be being courted and thrown money by IVY/MIT.


jmog Senior Member
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Sun, Mar 27, 2022 6:12 AM
posted by Ironman92

SAT only goes to 1570 doesn’t it?


1600, 800 math, 800 verbal. I heard they added an optional or something part at one point that was another 800 point part of test but I heard that is not the case anymore, they are back to 1600.


Ironman92 Administrator
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Sun, Mar 27, 2022 7:27 AM
posted by jmog

1600, 800 math, 800 verbal. I heard they added an optional or something part at one point that was another 800 point part of test but I heard that is not the case anymore, they are back to 1600.


When I did the PSAT conversion it stopped at 1570 for SAT. SAT must have something that can get 30 more points that isn’t on the PSAT


friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Sun, Mar 27, 2022 8:24 AM

If Saint Peters beats UNC tonight your son has to go there. Deal?

33,369 posts 124 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Mar 27, 2022 8:28 AM

SAT has always been 800+800. My sisters year they added a written or reading portion or something for another 800. But as was mentioned, that only lasted a few years. 


I also put I was top-20 in my graduating class. It wasn’t a lie. But I was also bottom 35. 19/43 lol. My classmates were stupid smart. And I was just trying to play soccer somewhere. 

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Sun, Mar 27, 2022 9:42 AM
posted by jmog

Giving a direct comparison to wondering why 35/36, kids obviously smarter than I am/was, weren’t getting full rides to wherever they wanted to go. As those scores 25 years ago you would be being courted and thrown money by IVY/MIT.


Just busting your chops.  I’m sure you’re a very bright guy.


jmog Senior Member
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Sun, Mar 27, 2022 11:27 AM
posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie

Just busting your chops.  I’m sure you’re a very bright guy.


Math/science yes, most other school subjects above average at best.


Ironman92 Administrator
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Sun, Mar 27, 2022 12:24 PM
posted by friendfromlowry

If Saint Peters beats UNC tonight your son has to go there. Deal?

COA would probably come back and bust my bandwagon chops


Ironman92 Administrator
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Sun, Mar 27, 2022 2:52 PM

The test optional piece was a key point at UK and very clear cut everywhere else we looked.

To me scoring high on those tests knowing they missed 1/3 of their sophomore year and portions of their junior year and still scored super high seems to me it would actually weigh more. Nope


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cat_lover Senior Member
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Sun, Mar 27, 2022 3:45 PM

When I graduated from high school, OSU took anybody from Ohio if you filled out the paperwork in time. that is where I went. I was also accepted to UC but was turned down by Duke.

brutus161 The Navy Guy
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Mon, Mar 28, 2022 8:18 AM
posted by Zunardo

How was their program?  Was that you in the TV commercial?

Wow, thanks have changed.  I took the ACT in 1976 to go to Ohio State.  I thought I scored a 17, and the max you could get then was a a 24.  It was good enough for OSU, lol.  They were taking everybody back then.

No, that wasn't me in the commercial, but it was a good buddy of mine. He's actually the reason I chose SNHU. The program is pretty standard for online universities (weekly discussions with normal coursework). I genuinley felt like I learned quite a bit. 

j_crazy 7 gram rocks. how i roll.
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Mon, Mar 28, 2022 8:40 AM

I applied to Ohio State, Marietta, OU, Case Western and Columbia, only got rejected by Case Western.

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Mon, Mar 28, 2022 11:16 AM
posted by j_crazy

I applied to Ohio State, Marietta, OU, Case Western and Columbia, only got rejected by Case Western.

Admitted to Columbia but not Case…wow.  I knew Case was selective but I didn’t realize it was to that level.


Ironman92 Administrator
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Mon, Mar 28, 2022 12:21 PM
posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie

Admitted to Columbia but not Case…wow.  I knew Case was selective but I didn’t realize it was to that level.


Case was contacting him like crazy back in the late fall but he finally told them he wasn’t interested.


Ironman92 Administrator
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Thu, Apr 28, 2022 3:39 PM

Update:


He cashed in with the prestigious Jack Kent Cook Scholarship (only 100 we’re awarded in the United States) and it covers all costs of everything not already covered and has earned a full ride and tuition into University of Pittsburgh Honors College and the Swanson School of Engineering. He also tried out and has been been selected for the Pitt band. I have me a D1 trombone player 😁.


Meanwhile UM keeps emailing and asking for him to reply to choose to be on their waiting list.

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Thu, Apr 28, 2022 3:46 PM
posted by Ironman92

Update:


He cashed in with the prestigious Jack Kent Cook Scholarship (only 100 we’re awarded in the United States) and it covers all costs of everything not already covered and has earned a full ride and tuition into University of Pittsburgh Honors College and the Swanson School of Engineering. He also tried out and has been been selected for the Pitt band. I have me a D1 trombone player 😁.


Meanwhile UM keeps emailing and asking for him to reply to choose to be on their waiting list.

UM is still waiting on Bo "Those Who Stay Will Be Champions" Schembechler's first championship.  Guess what - like your son's reply to them - it ain't never coming.


My family visited Charleston, SC last week.  We took one of those horse-drawn carriage rides.  At the beginning, the driver asks everyone their name and where they're from.  Everyone answered with only those two pieces of information EXCEPT one person.  That one individual answered "I'm Rachael, I live in New York and I graduated from the University of Michigan."


Such a typical UM douchebag.

QuakerOats Senior Member
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Thu, Apr 28, 2022 4:24 PM
posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie

UM is still waiting on Bo "Those Who Stay Will Be Champions" Schembechler's first championship.  Guess what - like your son's reply to them - it ain't never coming.


My family visited Charleston, SC last week.  We took one of those horse-drawn carriage rides.  At the beginning, the driver asks everyone their name and where they're from.  Everyone answered with only those two pieces of information EXCEPT one person.  That one individual answered "I'm Rachael, I live in New York and I graduated from the University of Michigan."


Such a typical UM douchebag.


Assume she threw in how she 'identifies' ....

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