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College rejection - December 12th 2010, 03:02 AM

I'm currently a senior in high school, and I applied to 12 different schools on both the East and West Coasts, as well as in Canada (U of T). Among these was Stanford, which has a Restrictive Early Action program that essentially allows you to be notified of your admissions decision earlier.

So yesterday, I logged onto my email and saw that I'd been outright rejected. I knew I'd been a qualified candidate, so I was expecting a fair chance at being deferred to the regular round or even... dare I say... accepted. But, well, things just have a funny way of working out sometimes, and Stanford is a CRAZY school that rejects a TON of insanely qualified people every year, so I'm not feeling let down just yet!

March and April is when the rest of my college decisions come in, and I have a feeling I'll have much better luck then.

...I just felt like posting this because I felt like telling people for some odd reason. Oh well.
   
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Re: College rejection - December 12th 2010, 03:38 AM

Good luck The waiting game is just not fun for anybody. I live in Canada and our acceptances don't come out until ~February(ish), which sucked because I have no patience whatsoever. But then when February came along, I got all five of my acceptances within the first three weeks in February Things do manage to work out.

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Re: College rejection - December 12th 2010, 05:20 AM

I attend UofT and they are accepting more new students than before, especially with the Erindale campus having new buildings and a teaching hospital, so keep your hopes up high. Plus, UofT has an enormous population. Which campus are you applying to?


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Re: College rejection - December 12th 2010, 05:46 AM

I'm applying to the main campus (St. George), which is perhaps the most difficult to gain admission to. Still, my major is pretty rare (linguistics), so I don't think my chances would be so bad.
   
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Re: College rejection - December 12th 2010, 05:47 AM

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I attend UofT and they are accepting more new students than before, especially with the Erindale campus having new buildings and a teaching hospital, so keep your hopes up high. Plus, UofT has an enormous population. Which campus are you applying to?
You go to UofT? UTSG? That's awesome. Yeah, my family lives near Toronto so my high school literally fed into universities like York, UofT, and Ryerson. I know a lot of people who got into UofT (even UTSG) and aren't the sharpest tools in the shed, to put it nicely.


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Re: College rejection - December 12th 2010, 09:32 AM

urghh, the wait. I hated that..haha

Well good luck, I just got admitted into Embry and Riddle in Daytona Beach, Florida. Even when I suffered a severe grade drop, I'm grateful I got accepted. Now how to pay for it?


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Re: College rejection - December 12th 2010, 01:26 PM

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I'm currently a senior in high school, and I applied to 12 different schools on both the East and West Coasts, as well as in Canada (U of T). Among these was Stanford, which has a Restrictive Early Action program that essentially allows you to be notified of your admissions decision earlier.

So yesterday, I logged onto my email and saw that I'd been outright rejected. I knew I'd been a qualified candidate, so I was expecting a fair chance at being deferred to the regular round or even... dare I say... accepted. But, well, things just have a funny way of working out sometimes, and Stanford is a CRAZY school that rejects a TON of insanely qualified people every year, so I'm not feeling let down just yet!

March and April is when the rest of my college decisions come in, and I have a feeling I'll have much better luck then.

...I just felt like posting this because I felt like telling people for some odd reason. Oh well.
It's good that you aren't sweating it. I had 6 friends apply to Stanford all 2200+ on SATs except for one, and only one of them got in. She had perfect scores and everything, but the thing that put her over the top was that she has been in the news for horseback riding nationally or some shit.


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Re: College rejection - December 12th 2010, 05:19 PM

Yeah, that's exactly what I mean when I say that Stanford rejects tons of insanely qualified people. I'm sure your other 5 friends who didn't get accepted ended up at fantastic colleges!
   
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Re: College rejection - December 13th 2010, 03:14 AM

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Oh-oh-oh me too!

I'm at St. George. You'd be surprised at some of the people they let in here. Or maybe that's just me, who's been a study-aholic for most of my letter-grade receiving life. From what I've seen of general requirements anyhow, getting into a top university in Canada is exponentially easier than its equivalent in the US.

I got my acceptance in April, as did a lot of folks that applied with me - it might be different for international applicants - but there you go, a heads up.

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Re: College rejection - December 14th 2010, 02:48 AM

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You go to UofT? UTSG? That's awesome. Yeah, my family lives near Toronto so my high school literally fed into universities like York, UofT, and Ryerson. I know a lot of people who got into UofT (even UTSG) and aren't the sharpest tools in the shed, to put it nicely.
I've been to the downtown campus and perhaps I'll do more courses there but I study mostly at the Erindale campus.

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I'm applying to the main campus (St. George), which is perhaps the most difficult to gain admission to. Still, my major is pretty rare (linguistics), so I don't think my chances would be so bad.
Linguistics? I've taken a course that involving that but I don't think it's a big department so it may be easier to get into.

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Oh-oh-oh me too!

I'm at St. George. You'd be surprised at some of the people they let in here. Or maybe that's just me, who's been a study-aholic for most of my letter-grade receiving life. From what I've seen of general requirements anyhow, getting into a top university in Canada is exponentially easier than its equivalent in the US.

I got my acceptance in April, as did a lot of folks that applied with me - it might be different for international applicants - but there you go, a heads up.

Good luck!
I'm mostly at the Erindale campus and yeah, some of the people who I've seen at Erindale campus I questioned how they got in and how they manage to stay in. I know one person, used to be a friend but I won't get into that story and he failed 2 courses, tried them again, failed one of them again and dropped out of the other one as it was hopeless. Third time for both he managed to pass with around a 60-65%. Those were all for full-credit courses. He's managed to stay in, I'm not entirely sure how but he has.

I assume you're in 1st year so although you may have not chosen your program, what areas are you interested in?


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Re: College rejection - December 14th 2010, 06:22 AM

Despite the jumbo of incongruousness I wrote on your wall, I'm actually a prospective geology major. :P I came in thinking (for the life of me, I can't remember just how or why on earth) that I was going to listen to mommy dearest and go into finance. I'll have to do an extra year to make up for that little mistake, but oh well, that's okay.

On a more related note, I've never checked what program area linguistics would be listed under - but I do know that they process applications by program area rather than the specific program. However, given the structure of the Faculty of Arts and Science at UTSG, there's absolutely nothing stopping an applicant from applying to a program area with the lowest entering average, and taking completely unrelated courses -> continuing with their intended [completely unrelated] major. What program area you're admitted into means little to nothing post-admission - at least, in this little corner of the university.
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