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22 August 2009 @ 07:39 pm
Between Jims McAsturge, the perfect man Jim Sturgess and Eddie Redmayne, I can hardly keep my wits about me. It's like they are in a never-ending adorable contest and they are both winning.

School starts on Monday. Oy vey. On the brightish side, I "narrowed" my list of schools I'm applying to down to 9 (even if I there is no chance I'll get into 2+ of them). I was aiming for 8 tops, but my mom thinks I should leave it as it is.

FLIST, I NEED COLLEGE RELATED HELP. How many schools did you apply to/are you applying to? How many did you get into? How many did you visit? Is it necessary to visit all of them? Is nine a ridiculously stupid number of schools to apply to? Haaaaaaaalp.

music: goblet of fire
sohightonight on August 23rd, 2009 03:10 am (UTC)
i'd help you but it's totally different here in montreal. apparently, from what i understood, we can only apply for one college in montreal but we can apply as many time in other places out of montreal :S it sucks.
miss teen wordpowercity_speak on August 23rd, 2009 03:12 am (UTC)
That's weird -- and confusing ... Do you want to stay in Montreal or are you applying to colleges elsewhere?
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miss teen wordpowercity_speak on August 23rd, 2009 05:03 am (UTC)
Do you like where you ended up though? Or do you think you would have picked one of the other schools if you'd visited them, etc?

One of my friends visited/applied to 10 schools and I was going to ask her about it, but I can't get in touch with as she actually just started at her new university. Alas, tragedy strikes again.

Argh, college.
jess: music ♫ michael jacksonappleda on August 23rd, 2009 05:56 am (UTC)
Hmm I'm probably not really much help with applying to schools because it's completely different here...

I visited 3, which I felt really helped because I figured out where I was more keen to go, got a feel for the atmospheres there. I applied to 4, and I only got into 1 because that's how it works here, with your grades you automatically get into the school you applied to as a first preference.

I don't think 9's a ridiculous amount, I think I was stupid in applying for so few. I mean it worked out in the end, I just shouldn't have been so over-confident.

Really do recommend visiting at least some of them though, it really helps!
miss teen wordpowercity_speak on August 23rd, 2009 06:12 am (UTC)
Hm, I don't know which system I prefer because yours just seems so much simpler. Less stressful, maybe. In that case, I'm jealous, haha.

I feel like I've wasted so much time already when it comes to visiting. I know a few people though who didn't visit some of their prospective universities until after they applied/were accepted, which I guess I keep forgetting is an option.
carebearstephelectricfool on August 24th, 2009 03:09 am (UTC)
i applied to 3 schools and got into all of them. i visited two of them, because the other one was so far away. i don't think it is. i would just visit the ones that you really really think you see yourself at. like, if you really like one and only like or kind of like one, i wouldn't visit it.