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Thanks you guys. I also received an estimate of my financial aid package. Between the school and the government, I'll probably receive $40,000+ in aid. In addition to that, I receive tuition benefits from Whitman College because my mother works there as a custodian. So, my education will be free, or close to it. I may have a few thousand dollars of loans to pay off after I graduate, but that's nothing compared to the quarter million dollars that will be payed by others over four years. And, if I win a couple of the scholarship awards I'm applying for, then I may not need to take those loans and instead take only grants and awards.

 

I'll make my final decision after receiving my admission decision from Rice University and seeing what their financial package will look like. Either way, I'll be getting a very good education. I'm getting really excited about it.

 

LL

 

What the heck is your GPA, young man?! 

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What the heck is your GPA, young man?! 

A lot better than mine ever was.....

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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

 

LL

 

What the heck is your GPA, young man?! 

 

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A lot better than mine ever was.....


I think his GPA is better then all 3 of ours combined

post #7729 of 21760
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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

 

LL

 

What the heck is your GPA, young man?! 

 

3.93 cumulative. I'll finish high school with 29 credits. Only 22 required for graduation. Oh, and last year, AP Chemistry and AP Calculus AB were included on my schedule. This year, I'm taking AP Physics B, AP Calculus BC, AP Literature and Composition and AP Government and Politics.

 

I'm relatively certain that all of those things contributed to my acceptance. And my financial aid decision was decided on merit (Rensselaer Leadership Award) and financial need (lots of grants, including the Rensselaer Grant). Oh, and loans and the federal Work-Study program are included in that estimate, so it's not all free money.

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3.93 cumulative. I'll finish high school with 29 credits. Only 22 required for graduation. Oh, and last year, AP Chemistry and AP Calculus AB were included on my schedule. This year, I'm taking AP Physics B, AP Calculus BC, AP Literature and Composition and AP Government and Politics.

 

I'm relatively certain that all of those things contributed to my acceptance. And my financial aid decision was decided on merit (Rensselaer Leadership Award) and financial need (lots of grants, including the Rensselaer Grant). Oh, and loans and the federal Work-Study program are included in that estimate, so it's not all free money.

AP Physics B, Calculus BC 

*high-fives*

Score on the AP tests? (not this year last year)

 

Now why did such a smart young man fall to the money-siphoning death trap that is head-fi? blink.gif

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3.93 cumulative. I'll finish high school with 29 credits. Only 22 required for graduation. Oh, and last year, AP Chemistry and AP Calculus AB were included on my schedule. This year, I'm taking AP Physics B, AP Calculus BC, AP Literature and Composition and AP Government and Politics.

 

I'm relatively certain that all of those things contributed to my acceptance. And my financial aid decision was decided on merit (Rensselaer Leadership Award) and financial need (lots of grants, including the Rensselaer Grant). Oh, and loans and the federal Work-Study program are included in that estimate, so it's not all free money.

 

Dude. 

 

I'm definitely not smarter than this 12th grader, and I'm pretty smart myself as a 20 year old working on a doctorate. 

 

When I grow up, I want to be just like you, sir.

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AP Physics B, Calculus BC 

*high-fives*

Score on the AP tests? (not this year last year)

 

Now why did such a smart young man fall to the money-siphoning death trap that is head-fi? blink.gif

 

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Dude. 

 

I'm definitely not smarter than this 12th grader, and I'm pretty smart myself as a 20 year old working on a doctorate. 

 

When I grow up, I want to be just like you, sir.

 

Last year, I received a 4 on AP Calc AB and on AP Chemistry. Though, I also got finals for each of those classes and did very, very well on them. My teachers were surprised to find I only received 4s, so I was probably on the edge of a 5 for each. And I'm performing even better in these four AP courses than I did in those two. Physics, especially, is a better fit for me than chemistry was. So, I'll probably receive a mix of 4s and 5s.

 

Also, if you're working on a doctorate, eke, then I wouldn't say I'm any smarter than you are. Especially if you're only two years older than I am and are going for a doctorate. You're not doing too badly as far as school is concerned, either. I do appreciate the compliment, though. Thank you.

 

Edit: Also, if you guys think that I'm that smart, you should see some of the other people at my high school. The AP program here is full of some borderline geniuses. It's pretty terrifying. I'm the top student in physics, but there are several higher performers than me in literature, government and one higher performer in calculus. In addition to all of that, there's a person in my graduating class who is taking her third and fourth semester calculus classes at Whitman college because she already finished all of the higher level math that Wa-Hi offers. She also happens to be one of the most talented high school flautists I've ever heard and plays viola almost like a professional. We have some truly incredible students at our school.


Edited by C.C.S. - 3/9/13 at 11:08pm
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Last year, I received a 4 on AP Calc AB and on AP Chemistry. Though, I also got finals for each of those classes and did very, very well on them. My teachers were surprised to find I only received 4s, so I was probably on the edge of a 5 for each. And I'm performing even better in these four AP courses than I did in those two. Physics, especially, is a better fit for me than chemistry was. So, I'll probably receive a mix of 4s and 5s.

 

Also, if you're working on a doctorate, eke, then I wouldn't say I'm any smarter than you are. Especially if you're only two years older than I am and are going for a doctorate. You're not doing too badly as far as school is concerned, either. I do appreciate the compliment, though. Thank you.

Chem...uhm, let's not talk about Chem anymore. I don't want to melt away in shame. Physics is the "superior" science after all, right?

...

right?

..

right?

(I'm just a bit butt-hurt I got a 3 and had to retake the course a few times. 5 in Calc AB though)

 

AP Government and Literature though...that's quite a load. 

I'm just boggled about how well people do in school though.

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Last year, I received a 4 on AP Calc AB and on AP Chemistry. Though, I also got finals for each of those classes and did very, very well on them. My teachers were surprised to find I only received 4s, so I was probably on the edge of a 5 for each. And I'm performing even better in these four AP courses than I did in those two. Physics, especially, is a better fit for me than chemistry was. So, I'll probably receive a mix of 4s and 5s.

 

Also, if you're working on a doctorate, eke, then I wouldn't say I'm any smarter than you are. Especially if you're only two years older than I am and are going for a doctorate. You're not doing too badly as far as school is concerned, either. I do appreciate the compliment, though. Thank you.

 

Edit: Also, if you guys think that I'm that smart, you should see some of the other people at my high school. The AP program here is full of some borderline geniuses. It's pretty terrifying. I'm the top student in physics, but there are several higher performers than me in literature, government and one higher performer in calculus. In addition to all of that, there's a person in my graduating class who is taking her third and fourth semester calculus classes at Whitman college because she already finished all of the higher level math that Wa-Hi offers. She also happens to be one of the most talented high school flautists I've ever heard and plays viola almost like a professional. We have some truly incredible students at our school.

 

Oh I just started school really early - first grade at the age of 3, graduated high school by 14/15.

 

 

Would this happen to be the emblem for your school?

images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQnaaWO2BSBgj8Tvc09FotTDkLw6gPigplJw2NfwjU2BL91_O-h5A

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Would this happen to be the emblem for your school?

images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQnaaWO2BSBgj8Tvc09FotTDkLw6gPigplJw2NfwjU2BL91_O-h5A

C.C.S....

CCS Disabled Actions...

http://www.ccsdisabilityaction.org.nz/...

Xavier...

Wheelchair...

IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW.

 

 

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Oh I just started school really early - first grade at the age of 3, graduated high school by 14/15.

That doesn't make it any less impressive rolleyes.gif

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Chem...uhm, let's not talk about Chem anymore. I don't want to melt away in shame. Physics is the "superior" science after all, right?

...

right?

..

right?

(I'm just a bit butt-hurt I got a 3 and had to retake the course a few times. 5 in Calc AB though)

 

AP Government and Literature though...that's quite a load. 

I'm just boggled about how well people do in school though.

 

To be fair, our AP Chemistry course was downright brutal up to the AP exam. Carlsen intentionally made each of his tests more difficult than the AP exams, with respects to both time constraints and overall difficulty of each question. The only reason I got an A in his class is because we were allowed to retake any test we did poorly on our first time around. His goal wasn't to have us learn it properly the very first time. His goal was simply to make sure we learned the material, no matter how long it took.

 

And, I agree that physics is a better field of science. Not only because it is a little bit more intuitive. But, for a lot of applications, it's more practical, in my opinion. Of course, a chemical engineer would tell you otherwise, but I'm steering clear of that path.

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Would this happen to be the emblem for your school?

images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQnaaWO2BSBgj8Tvc09FotTDkLw6gPigplJw2NfwjU2BL91_O-h5A

 

I wish. We do, however, have several students at our school who seem to be named after comic book characters, including an Xavier, a Thor and others.

 

Oh, and in response to TwinQY's question earlier about my Head-Fi journey: my family has been involved in music for several generations and so I became interested at a young age. But, the iPod and white earbuds didn't cut it. Skip ahead six or seven years later, and here I am.

 

Edit: Whoops, double posted.

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Congrats C.C.S. on putting yourself in a position to succeed. You too, eke2k6!

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LOL, you weren't kidding with that one.  I'm starting to think that the final playlist is going to put us all in padded cells.  basshead.gif

 

Actually, this is really great driving music, basically a bluesy sibling to Kraftwerk's "Autobahn" (another obvious choice for the mixtape).

 

But yeah, a modern car is pretty much like an anteroom to a padded cell, belts and airbags and all... wink.gif

 

 

Oh, and concrats @C.C.S.  smile_phones.gif

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Oh, and in response to TwinQY's question earlier about my Head-Fi journey: my family has been involved in music for several generations and so I became interested at a young age. But, the iPod and white earbuds didn't cut it. Skip ahead six or seven years later, and here I am.

Skip 6-7 years back, I received HD580s as an gateway headphone. The beloved of my life. So young and foolish. We would whisper to each other late at night, sing tales of our deep, devoted passion as we consummate. Crooning soft nothings that would lull us into a perpetual dream. A dream where we would embrace together, prancing across the field of eternal bliss and contentment....

 

Then the headband snapped.

 

Apart from one relative, the family dislikes (not lack of interest, dislikes) music altogether. A musical family must be a real healthy/enlightening environment growing up. Think of all the gear/music you get to inherit very_evil_smiley.gif

 

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To be fair, our AP Chemistry course was downright brutal up to the AP exam. Carlsen intentionally made each of his tests more difficult than the AP exams, with respects to both time constraints and overall difficulty of each question. The only reason I got an A in his class is because we were allowed to retake any test we did poorly on our first time around. His goal wasn't to have us learn it properly the very first time. His goal was simply to make sure we learned the material, no matter how long it took.

 

And, I agree that physics is a better field of science. Not only because it is a little bit more intuitive. But, for a lot of applications, it's more practical, in my opinion. Of course, a chemical engineer would tell you otherwise, but I'm steering clear of that path.

You could retake test...there it is. Our teacher had been very rushed, flew through the material. Questions were discouraged, for the most part it was an at-home course. And not having any prior experience with Chemistry...Well having to retake an entire course is a hassle and could have been avoid, will tell you that.

 

I'm sure there are a lot of bioengineering students in a particular thread that would chastise us for such blasphemy..hehe. You are planning to go into which branch of engineering...?

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