Beth Schultz

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Re: One more...
BethSchultz   12/14/2012 10:00:38 AM
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mdpullan -- first off, welcome back! Haven't seen you in these parts lately. ;-)

Second, by the time your kids are of college age, yes, let's hope costs are on the reverse trend. I hold out hope there'll be some change even sooner than that, as my next in line is 11.

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mdpullan   12/14/2012 2:50:27 AM
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Hopefully, this will all be over soon with a decision to follow quickly thereafter. I wonder about such things when my own children are of age to attend college. Right now, they're still very young at only 4 and 6 years old, but with the cost of higher education, future education can't just be ignored. 

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BethSchultz   12/13/2012 5:45:07 PM
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And so the drama continues. Twin 1 has received another college acceptance letter in the mail today. Twin 2, who has also applied at the same school, has received no word. Again. Still in limbo at the other schools, too. Once all this is over, I'll have to do a little analytical investigating!

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Re: Pick-a-Twin
BethSchultz   12/11/2012 9:02:16 AM
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Ya... something like that

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Noreen Seebacher   12/11/2012 7:22:59 AM
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The joys of parenthood...

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BethSchultz   12/10/2012 2:32:53 PM
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@callmebob, I'll definitely keep you posted. No news over the weekend ...

(And the decision on whether to attend the same school or not is still to come. They've not taken a firm stance one way or the other yet. And, frankly, the decision may come with who's accepted where and cost of attendance.)

 

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Callmebob   12/10/2012 2:27:11 PM
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@Beth - I'm sure this would be an interesting analytics project if you weren't a parent with a personal stake in the outcome. Since you indicated that the twins match up closely in multiple categories and have applied to many of the same schools, I wonder if universities purposely compare siblings/family members and weigh them differently than unrelated applicants. Does the personal essay come into play and having different people reading and evaluating them affect the process and result?

The other question is whether Daughters 1 & 2 want to attend the same university or not. Keep us posted, we're all watching from the sidelines and rooting for them.

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Re: College apps
Broadway   12/8/2012 11:13:36 AM
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@Beth, I suppose your daughter is such an exceptional student that any school is glad to have her, and would give her a break or two for honest errors --- and the courage to admit to them. : ) 

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BethSchultz   12/8/2012 9:39:15 AM
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@Broadway -- I should note, too, that this is not a small school, a major state university with a student population of around 52,000! 

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Broadway   12/7/2012 10:26:48 PM
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@Beth, I am surprised that the college was so cool to your daughter. I have often heard of applications being trashed for minor mistakes simply because finding such an excuse makes the admissions officer's job easier and their stack of apps smaller.

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