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  •  well there's one really big problem with that (1+ / 0-)
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    model: it takes real time, effort, and cash to apply to any given college. so any four-year college that wants my kid -- whose ACT in 9th grade was in the low 30s, and will probably be straight 36s by the time he's college-bound -- will need to somehow inform our family upfront that he'll get a discount. otherwise, there is ZERO chance that he will apply there. secret discounts aren't a very useful marketing strategy.

    To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

    by UntimelyRippd on Fri Jul 03, 2009 at 03:55:09 PM PDT

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    •  Don't worry. You will get the letters in the (0+ / 0-)

      mail.  I got one today from the University of Dayton, offering my daughter (with a 27 ACT) a total of $40,000 in merit scholarship money.  Congrats on your son's performance.  If he makes 36, then your only challenge will be reading all the mail.  Ability like that should also make National Merit Scholar designation a possibility, and that will get you buried in offers again.

      So I see only tatters of clearness through a pervading obscurity - Annie Dillard -6.88, -5.33

      by illinifan17 on Fri Jul 03, 2009 at 04:47:19 PM PDT

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