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  1. Any University of Rochester student can take free music lessons at the Eastman School.
  2. Has he considered taking the ACT? My son has applied for accommodations for SAT and ACT (ADHD) and heard back from the ACT within two days of the request. (still waiting to hear on SAT) My daughter got a much much higher score on the ACT vs SAT - some kids just do better with one over the other.
  3. Your state uni isn't always the least expensive option. My daughter (and actually my son as well) have no interest in our state uni. Neither of them want to attend that large a school. And I agree, for them . My dd applied to 13 schools, all but one was private. With the merit aid she received, at least five of them were the same or less than what we'd pay at our state uni. There is a LOT of merit out there. My daughter was not an academic superstar; she probably wasn't even in the top 10 or 15% of her class, but she got some great merit at schools in the top 100-150. University of ME has reciprocal tuition with a lot of states as well, so that's another option for inexpensive yet out of state.
  4. I'll admit that I did almost all the research and planning for dd (a freshman in college now) and am doing it for my son as well. Neither were self motivated to do the research but their expectation was that they would go to college. My kids are busy with school, activities, jobs. I like doing the research so I did. I scheduled the tours and traveled with them (great, great quality time) Maybe that was enabling? Idk. But I'm not sorry I did it. I was not a hovering kind of parent in any other area of their lives, but I felt I had the time and desire so why not. DD has admitted that while she wasn't super motivated academically in high school, she sure is now. She's doing really well and spends a lot of time planning and researching different majors (still not sure what she wants to do) and meeting with her advisor. She is loving just taking classes that interest her and building strong relationships with her professors, is involved in a lot of groups on campus. Dh and I are totally hands off. I have a lot of parents come to me and pick my brain on how to start/go through the process - it's daunting even to them! So I can see where maybe a busy teenager who doesn't really know what they want is clueless or apathetic about beginning the college search process.
  5. I haven't read through all the responses, so this may have been mentioned, but do you have any state directional colleges? That would be my suggestion, a step above cc in the sense that she can live on campus and get the full "college experience" but still very reasonably priced with a broad offering of majors. This is what I am considering for my ds. He knows what he wants to do (civil engineering, which is not offered at any cc's) but he's not very academically motivated. He does okay (around a B- average) but could do better. I know how difficult engineering is, and I'm not sure I want to chance a lot of money on tuition if it doesn't work out. So we are thinking maybe he starts there and we see how he does. If he does well, great. He can stay and complete his degree or transfer if he wishes. But it's a lower risk option for us.
  6. This thread reminds me of this:
  7. I feel like a magician lol
  8. I'm taking requests!!
  9. I know, right?! I feel like I'm 6, lol.
  10. I'm on a Mac too - is that it?
  11. Uh-oh. Catwoman had this problem earlier - not sure what's up with the giant smileys!
  12. You may be thinking of RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) also in Rochester
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