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  1. Andrews which is a 7th Day Adventist college. Notre Dame but it is probably too large for what she's looking for.
  2. My daughter was invited also. I have the same question.
  3. FWIW, my son, who covered his own college expenses, had a budget of about $50/week for food and personals such as shampoo, toilet paper, etc. He had his own apartment so didn't have to 'share' expenses with other people who might be less frugal. He doesn't purchase many pre-prepared foods but rather did his own cooking - primarily using meat, vegetables, rice, beans and noodles plus condiments. He had a separate entertainment budget of about $20/week that included beer and pizza but didn't go out every week.
  4. Interior Architecture with focus on digital design and fabrication.
  5. My arts oriented Ds had all of his math credits completed prior to his senior year so he did computer programming instead. Some colleges will let you use computer courses for either math or science so he used it to fulfill a science credit. He majored in interior architecture with focus on digital design and fabrication which required some college level math that he was well prepared for from his high school courses. Additionally, he got merit scholarships to help pay the way. I don't think his lack of a senior year math course had any effect on those one way or the other. But, to make sure that it's okay for your son to skip math in his senior year, why don't you call the colleges-of-interest admissions departments and ask? I did that for both of my kids about mid-way through high school and then just prior to their senior years to be sure that we were on track with our home schooling plans. The various admissions people that I talked to were quite helpful. Mom brag: Ds just graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude with Honors College notation and debt free. And he's employed in his field!
  6. Wait. What??? I stopped reading the other comments at this one. Is your daughter choosing engineering because it's what's familiar in your family environment? There are many careers that are focused towards the arts. Architecture, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Digital Design and Fabrication, Web Design to name a few. Careers such as digital design and digital fabrication are up and coming as robotics are being applied to more and more industries. All of these fields combine artistic and technical skills but aren't as heavy on the math as engineering. For research purposes, you might want to look at the Indiana University SOAAD (school of art, architecture and design) programs to get some ideas of careers that could be a better fit for your daughter. I'm sure such programs are offered at other schools, but the IU one is something that I am familiar with.
  7. My son is deciding between launching immediately into an m.arch program and taking a year off before doing so. I'm glad that he's seriously considering his options before making this decision. On one hand, it's hard standing on the sidelines and on the other, I'm proud that he's thinking this through in such an adult way! My daughter is in her sophomore year as a voice major and her professors are already counseling her towards grad school. She has her junior and senior recitals planned a semester in advance so that she will be able to focus on auditions during her senior year.
  8. I would not explain away a 'B' on a transcript by attributing it to your child's weakness. A 'B' is fine - no explanation needed. If he gets A grades in everything else, then a B means he is probably less passionate about a subject and that's okay. My fear, is that if you bring up this supposed 'weakness', they won't give as much weight to his A grades. My son had a few Bs on his high school transcript and it actually helped him to get merit scholarships from the state school where he attends. I was told by the admissions office that they almost never give home school students merit scholarships because mommy grades aren't taken seriously. Because he did not have straight As but had high test scores(SAT and AP), they assumed that this mommy was a tough grader. He is graduating Phi Beta Kappa (mom brag) this spring. The B grades in high school didn't hurt him a bit!
  9. I'm coming at this from a different angle based on my own experience. My husband and I have owned 3 businesses (sold one due to retirement), and are partners in 3 others. Neither of us, nor our 5 other partners have degrees in business. At one point in the process, I began working on my MBA and tested out of all of the first level courses(12 credit hours). After several upper level courses I realized that I wasn't learning anything new that I hadn't already figured out from common sense, my own research and work experience. So, in my opinion, unless you want to go into either a large corporate environment or a particular business focus such as finance or marketing, take a few accounting and general business classes but focus on what the business is going to produce. For example, an interior design degree (this is not the same as interior decorating!!!!!) will cover architectural design, building/space usage patterns, materials, lighting design, furniture design, sustainable energy, CAD, drawing, painting, sculpture and other design tools/techniques, and many other things that have to do with commercial, retail and residential environments.
  10. I finished my MLS degree in my early 50s. I enjoyed taking courses so much that I didn't really care to graduate. Hope you enjoy it as well!
  11. I think you could count her aerial aerobics & performances as an art credit but you might want to consider labeling it as Dance. Calling it aerial aerobics might make it sound more like a PE class.

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