I just got into an awesome school

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Apr 12, 2008
  1. chuckstudios
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    Member chuckstudios Putting the pro in procrastination

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    I had been waiting for a response to be posted ontheir website, and they said no later than Friday. Well, Friday came and went with no response. So this morning at 6AM, I woke up and got some ChapStick. I decided to check the page for the lulz and shook my mouse. I switched over to Firefox, which had been reloading the page every 10 seconds all night long, and my status had changed from Applicant to Finalist, which means "accepted". I promptly checked to make sure I wasn't dreaming and then screamed "I DID IT!!!", waking up my mom in the process. I am so damn happy right now.

    To give a little insight on why this is such a big deal:
    • Only rising high school juniors can enter
    • Public boarding school, that means free room and food
    • Tuition waiver, that means FREE COLLEGE
    • Only 300 people in the entire state of North Carolina get in each year
    • Regarded as a highly elite school, teachers at my current school talk about students who went there like they are legends
    • My parents are giving me a new laptop for getting in, and it's a fully wireless campus
    • Offer a shitload of college-level classes and other classes not available in any other high school
    To get in, I had to take the SAT as a sophomore (got a 2020), get three teacher recommendations (English, science, and math), a guidance counselor recommendation, take their math and writing tests, and answer all the questions on the application. I can't wait until next school year starts.
     


  2. Jdbye

    Suspended Jdbye Always Remember 30/07/08

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    That's awesome. I'm happy for you [​IMG]
    I wish it was me [​IMG]
     
  3. mthrnite

    Former Staff mthrnite So it goes.

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    Congratulations!
    Make our state proud!
     
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    Now, invent a time machine!

    (dibs for beta-testing!)
     
  5. Bob Evil

    Member Bob Evil The Department of Home-Made Insecurity

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    Well done ... now don't waste an opportunity of this kind, like I did [​IMG]

    Graduated at 15, degree at 17 ... then gave the U.S. military 6 years of my life ... WTF was I thinking?!?! [​IMG]

    Use it, and do something worthwhile.
     
  6. Artheido

    Member Artheido GBAtemp Fan

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    Congratulations, American!
    We get free 100% access to college in the UK xD Along with EMA (£30 a week) for travel and food. People can also go to University for free without scholarships and an extra £3000~ on top for travel and life funds providimg that you state reasons why or you could just get a Student Loan were you pay the fees for University once you get a decent job bit by bit without interest. [​IMG]

    I'm happy that I live in England. [​IMG]
    Well... London anyway. Not sure about outside London [​IMG]
     
  7. chuckstudios
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    Member chuckstudios Putting the pro in procrastination

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    England can go get hit by a train [​IMG]
     
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    Member MC DUI GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Congrats!! Sounds like you put in a huge amount of work and it has paid off!

    Do you know what profession you are interested in once you have finished your degree?
     
  9. chuckstudios
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    Member chuckstudios Putting the pro in procrastination

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    Probably computer programming of some sort, I've always been strong with it.
     
  10. MC DUI

    Member MC DUI GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Good stuff. [​IMG]

    I know when I got into University I still didn't know what I wanted to do at the end so you've got one up on me!
     
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    Lucky you, I'm mostly likely gonna end up with a NZ$40, 000-60, 000 student loan. But at least its interest free which is good [​IMG]. Well thats a year and half away so thank goodness I don't have to think about it till then [​IMG]. Enough woe is me. Congratulations Chuckstudios. , Make the most of it and make our state proud, oh wait my country doesn't have states, well make your state proud.
     
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    Whatever.. I'm on Hogwarts.. [​IMG]
     
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    You're getting confused again ... the doctor said you had cock warts, that you got whilst having sex with a hog.

    Listen to him properly, next time.
     
  14. Costello

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    Let me express my congratulations again!
    Always knew you were a talented fellow. I can tell by the way you speak (on the forums or IRC).
    You make mom and dad proud! [​IMG]
     
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    Wonderful, the best investment you can make is in your education.
    I only hope that it's not one of those mostly male schools with an occasional tomboy... (I know that from my own sad experience at a school much like that)
     
  16. chuckstudios
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    Member chuckstudios Putting the pro in procrastination

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    More than half of the students are female [​IMG]
     
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    Outstanding job, however, I must warn you that this is simply the beginning. My marks were the top in my high school and I got scholarships and acceptance into outstanding Universities, I ended up goofing off, partying and then my grades slipped and I had to pay for the tuition. Work hard for everything that you deserve and can achieve. Instead of saying "what can't I do?" ask yourself what you can do. Stay away from parties and etc. Best of luck. [​IMG]
     
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    That is brilliant! Congrats! I hope to be able to enter the school i desire to go to. You are somewhat of an inspiration. [​IMG]
     
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    Congratulations! You're making me look up to when I finish High School to enter a good Uni [​IMG]
     
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    Member Defiance oh my god.. it's full of trading cards...

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    Hey, this might motivate me to do some more work...
     

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