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diaperedteenager

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Hey, anyone tell me where I can find an exactish prince per year to go to these universities?

-Princeton
-Yale
-Eastern MI
-Western MI

And what GPA's they will accept. As of right now, I have a 2.5...will any of them accpet that?
 

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collage cost, eh? Well, you'll need to buy glue, and some construction paper.. and maybe some scissors. And you'll need lots of pictures...

Oh wait.

Those are all going to be pretty pricey. Unfortunately, I don't think 2.5 is going to work for any of those, but there are some schools that will take it I'm sure.

The cost will vary widely depending on if you're at a public or private uni, and at public whether you're in state or out of state. It's tough to find exact prices, but expect to pay lots :p.
 
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And what GPA's they will accept. As of right now, I have a 2.5...will any of them accpet that?
Hell no. Although I'm sure they'd happily take your application fee (I'd guess $120 or so).

Eastern MI or Western MI may want to take the risk on you, if these are state universities (I don't know).

Community college, state university, then maybe off to one of those for graduate school if you distinguish yourself.
 

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A 2.5 will not get you into Western (Average incomming Freshman GPA was 3.3 for this year) or Eastern (3.05), and sure as hell not one of the ivys. If you can't get your GPA up to at least 3.2 (and have a great to killer ACT/SAT score), your best bet would be to work your ass off at Community College for 2 years, then try to transfer.
 

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Doesn't the college websites show prices, and requirments? I know here if you go to the site, it shows what classes you need, the grades you need, average, level of classes, and price. (Approximation.)
 

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i wish i was rich, then i could just throw some cash around and get a running start into the collage.
 

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Oy, if you hadn't figured out from my first post and the numerous times it's been mentioned already in this thread, it's "college" and not "collage". I'm not trying to be a dick, but I can't get past the irony of making a thread about trying to get into college when you can't spell it... that's all :p :twocents:

Sorry for being the grammar nazi, but c'mon haha.
 

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You could always go into the military for a few years, then come back and go to college on the GI bill.
 
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i wish i was rich, then i could just throw some cash around and get a running start into the collage.
That would help, yes, but there is more to admission than money.

The "currency" you lack here is GPA/achievement. If you can get in, you can always take loans/grants that are backed by the Federal government. Barring a phenomenal SAT/ACT score, minority status, or other exceptional circumstances, you're pretty much slotted into the community college / state school track at this point. Not that state institutions are a bad thing, but they have a duty to the taxpayer to provide the opportunity of education to anyone who shows up.

As Abby pointed out, colleges typically list the annual cost of attendance (resident and non-resident) as well as requisite coursework. What they typically will not disclose on the website is class averages (though they may), SAT/ACT/GRE/GMAT scores, or other items of information that make claims of guaranteed admission*.

Universities tend to make admission decisions on a case-by-case basis; getting into grad school, I had a sub-3.0 GPA but a phenomenal resume/experience, and a lot of outside interests. I now stand at a 3.8+ GPA and have represented the university at an international conference and several symposia; their "bet" on me paid off, but their decision was bolstered by the fact that I came in at 2+ standard deviations above their typical GMAT score.

As you can see, exceptions are made, but your experience may vary. Either way, you're going to be hard-pressed to garner interest as a candidate for admission with a 2.5 high school GPA. Sorry.

You could always go into the military for a few years, then come back and go to college on the GI bill.
I read this after posting ... you know, this is actually an excellent suggestion. You would gain "I've done stuff and can be responsible" cred as well as funding for school. I didn't go down this road; good point, sparkmaster!

*State institutions will tend to outline "unconditional admission" criteria, as well as "you get a full-ride scholarship if you meet ..." criteria.
 
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A 2.5 won't get you anywhere but a community college. You have to be crazy to even consider Princeton or Yale.
 

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Hey, anyone tell me where I can find an exactish prince per year to go to these universities?

-Princeton
-Yale
-Eastern MI
-Western MI

And what GPA's they will accept. As of right now, I have a 2.5...will any of them accpet that?
-Princeton costs: A insane amount
-Yale costs: A ungodly amount and/or your soul.

haven't heard of the other two. As for your GPA they are too weak to get into a Ivy league school. I also don't know why anyone would want to attend the places until their final semester. All your doing is pay for the degree anyways.


One time I wanted to go to Berkly fucking ironic right? A kid with a republican mindset wanting to attend Berkly? I would get so many damn F's there its not even funny.
 

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Might want to retake Grade 1-12 spelling before even thinking of college.
 
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One time I wanted to go to Berkly fucking ironic right? A kid with a republican mindset wanting to attend Berkly? I would get so many damn F's there its not even funny.
Naw. At Berkeley, I think they've done away with F grades (though it could be apocryphal). So you would get Cs. :)
 
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What nobody has mentioned here is that Harvard has recently introduced a wonderful financial aid program, where if you come from a family making a combined income of less than 40K/year (I think) the tuition is free. After that, it's a sliding scale until you get up to a family income of 200K or higher and then you'll pay the full price. Yale has followed suit with something similar, and other large universities, particularly private ones, often have generous financial aid packages. Don't let the initial sticker price scare you away because that's almost never what you wind up paying, unless your family is rich.

Anyway, the financial aid section of each school's website should give the cost and info about saving money. You/your parents will need to fill out a FAFSA form in the spring of your senior year to see what kind of aid you can get.

However, all that being said...I don't know about the Michigan schools, but there's no way you're going to Harvard or Yale with a 2.5, or even a 3.5. Sorry. Don't waste your money on the application fee. As others have said, your best bet, financially and otherwise, is probably to go to community college and do the best you can and then transfer to a four-year school after 2 years. A 2.5 used to be decent, but now with grade inflation and AP classes it's not uncommon to have kids with 5.0's (4.0 supposedly being an A+) applying to schools like Yale.
 
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A 2.5 used to be decent, but now with grade inflation and AP classes it's not uncommon to have kids with 5.0's (4.0 supposedly being an A+) applying to schools like Yale.
Stepping aside from the immediate topic at hand: this irritates me to no end (the fact that AP courses now get a "bonus" point). You see, I *took* all AP coursework, and every A- I got in AP would count just the same as an A- in remedial english.

As far as grade inflation, we're seeing it at the University level as well.
 
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At my HS, you got bonus points for AP classes but it was hardly anything...an A was something like a 4.017. Also, a 93 was a B, an 85 a C, a 77 a D, and below 70 failing. It made me mad when I got to college to discover that for lots of kids, a 90 was an A. Fairfax County, one of the best school systems in the country, had a similar grading scale to my high school's and recently voted to change it to be more lenient after massive numbers of parents complained.
 

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Little tip.
There are LOTS of foundations and whatnot out there you can apply to for financial aid.
It's pretty much given you'll at least get some help if you apply to a bunch of them.
 

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You should go to college. Don't miss out on it because of the price (if you can)
 
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