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  1. My DD is planning to study acting but has not decided on the school. She could end up also being 12-14 hours away or 6 hours or 3 hours--concerning unless they have a vaccine or a test for antibodies, especially since she has asthma. What is happening with the virus will play into the decision she makes (or at least how we as her parents guide her to choose said school); it is a just a shame that it has too after all of this work. It is nerve-wracking committing to a school this early as well. What if some of the schools are in session and some are not--acting & MT classes really need to
  2. Interview question ideas & audition day specifics & dance questions— ask on the thread I posted above (3rd link Class of 2024 sharing, venting, discussing—not in Michigan thread, believe it or not. There a lot of parents on CC MT page that have been doing this a long time and they will guide you. Here are some ideas of questions asked that a musical theatre coaching organization shared: https://artsbridge.com/how-to-ace-your-college-admissions-interview/ also, ask the music timing question on the same thread, but usually if the song is in cut time you can do mor
  3. Congrats to your son. There is a lot of info on Musical Theatre auditions in general on College Confidential. Here is the main page: https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/categories/musical-theater-major/ There is also this thread about audition day experiences from this year (there might be one from last year, try searching). There is nothing on Michigan yet but someone might post something soon: https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/musical-theater-major/2169484-the-class-of-2024-audition-day-reviews-p1.html Lastly, you can try posting and asking your question on this thre
  4. Hang in there, Mirabillis! Mine is a tight two pages and it is personal. It highlights traits and topics that are not covered anywhere else in her application. I also considered what her LORs would say and tried to address other areas. Good luck!
  5. It believe it is brand new this year. We just saw it on the website 2 weeks ago too. Sadly, daughter was already registered (& paid for) elsewhere so we couldn’t entertain it as an option, especially since we LOVE Blue Tent!!! Sorry I couldn’t be of more help but I don’t think you will find any reviews.
  6. I heard back from Coalition...sigh...they did not help at all and clearly she did not read what I wrote. She took pictures of the ACT homeschool code (969999) both my DD & I manually entered in our school names and said that the CEEB code was populating correctly (nope, I just entered it as part of the school name). But it is not...those wouldn't show there if I didn't manually enter them. She disregarded what I said about the other codes showing up and did not address the issue or provide a fix. For instance, on my DD's application preview it shows her school as this. School (ce
  7. @Penelope Do you know what CEEB code populated for your child in their applicant account? My concern is that ours don't match. I did check "homeschooled" too and it populated the 999999 code for school not found. I have not heard back from Coalition yet. I will post any updates. One issue I have is that one university says they will not accept any documentation that does not have a valid CEEB code. Ha ha - there are CEEB codes but every single one is different.
  8. Has anyone use the Coalition App to complete any college applications? The CEEB codes are all messed up and I am not sure what to do? If DD should just submit applications with all the crazy codes (how much do they matter) or wait to see if Coalition help desk ever fixes it (not sure how long we will be waiting because they don't see it as a problem)? I contacted tech support once about the CEEB code for the counselor side of the coalition app because it would not populate the CEEB code of 970000; which I thought was the universal homeschool code. Turns out that Coalition uses CEEB
  9. Dd took AP Lang (non-fiction) last year and is taking AP Lit (fiction) this year--her favorite subject. Different classes, different material as mentioned above. The classes teach very different techniques--very different styles of writing. Some of the schools Dd looked at give AP credit for both courses, some only give credit for one. She has throughly enjoyed both courses so that has been a bonus!
  10. DD will most likely take the AP exams for any APs she takes as she wants to get college credit and it is supporting documentation for her final transcript. She will not have three or four though.....her college application process will be much different as she will be applying for a BFA which requires auditions and more so I can't load her down with numerous APs! 😉
  11. I also highly recommend Blue Tent & Brigid Thompson! Super organized, very clear expectations, asynchronous, encouraging and helpful feedback! Also, the kids in the class are super! DD is currently in AP Lit now and took AP Lang last year with Blue tent and prior to that took Honors English 2--we are BIG fans. If I am remembering correctly, everyone in Blue Tent's AP Lit class scored a 4 or a 5 on the exam last year. 😃
  12. @StarfishI know you mentioned the MT boards on CC but did you search or post on the "Theatre/Drama Majors" board within CC? This is found by going to College Discussion / College Majors / Theater/Drama Majors. There are a lot of "discussions" under this section! There is also a thread under the Theatre/Drama Majors called "BFA Acting Class of 2023: preparation, prescreens, auditions, questions and support; " this is where all the acting majors seem to discuss auditions and other questions relating to anything BFA Acting related....I am sure you can post something under this thread about
  13. HI!!! Miss talking to you! School is going very well this year! Loving Blue Tent AP Lit & Mr D Pre Calc and she is self studying for APES & APUSH (with approved syllabus from College Board) plus ASL and other fun electives 🤗 Hope your school year is going well! Glad to hear all is going well with Edhesive AP Stats! Didn't realize the price went up to $600-$700 with no teacher!! Think we will pass especially since DD was not a fan of Adhesive AP Gov format and such. Might look at PAHS AP Stats or FLVS but thank you for the info on the course and for the heads up on the cost! Glad D
  14. Thank you so much for your speedy response! I will check back in with you! I was trying to get a jump on it because I keep seeing things about having to select AP classes early this year due to College Board's new timelines.... 🙂 Appreciate the help!
  15. Beginning to think about which AP Stats class DD will take next year....@mirabillis and @daijobu how is the Edhesive class going? Any things you love? Don't like? Thorough? Easy to grade? Pacing? Work load? Any interaction with the actual teacher (Mr. Porinchak) or just via the videos? Also, I see that it is an approved AP Syllabus so are you listing it on DC's transcript as an AP class? DD took AP gov with Adhesive and didn't love it and we ended up switching so I am a little gun shy of taking another Adhesive class but wanted to see how the class was going for your kiddos? Thanks s
  16. Those AP HUG times were crazy—you had to do what you could to save the situation!!! ?? Hope you sell it! ?
  17. Thanks Arcadia! Appreciate the help. Now to figure out how to tweak it to get college board to approve ?
  18. Does anyone have an AP Environmental Science approved syllabus using Friedland & Relyea's Environmental Science for AP 2nd edition they would be willing to share? I would be so very grateful. ? If not one using the Friedland text, any APES approved syllabus you would be willing to share? I have looked at the sample ones on CB....just need a little help. Thanks!
  19. Cathy Duffy has a review of the material from March 2016. She briefly talks about the curriculum and some of the sections you mentioned. .
  20. Hi John. At a very quick glance, it looks like the classifieds "for sale" link is working but the "browse categories" doesn't. I glanced at the "submit an advertisement" link and all seemed well but I don't have time to enter a product right now -- I will update after I have time to do that. From the classifieds section the "want to buy" and "swap" links still don't work. Also, on the main classifieds page if you click on the link(s) of the product(s) that are "expiring" soon those links don't work (at the very top of the classifieds section). The ads below in "for sale" d
  21. This link does seem to work; however, clicking on the classifieds link or the swap board do not work....
  22. I am so glad to find this discussion. I hadn't used the classifieds section since the site update and just visited the area. I wanted to post materials in the classifies and when I went to the section I could only see a few ads--no searching ability or categories and can't post. Please let us know when the classifieds are fixed. Thank you so much for your help!!!
  23. So glad your son received his score! Thanks for checking on us. I also had to call several times. Dd put the wrong test date down on exam paperwork so they sent it to the "Office of Integrity!!!" ? Luckily, the school where she took the exam was SUPER helpful and sent them the seating charts, list of students taking exam, and some other documentation to verify Dd was indeed there on the day of the exam! Thank goodness for the AP Administrator--she was amazing and helpful. College Board were quite the alarmists about not being able to talk to us and only transferring us to the "Office of I
  24. Google search still not working ? Having a hard time with forum search as well. Any updates? Thank you.
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