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  1. Here's a link to a CC thread that lists the 1-99 in post 4. http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/university-southern-california/1922891-wsj-ths-rank-usc-at-15.html
  2. Since it is college application season, I thought this might be of interest to some of you. Case will now be meeting the full demonstrated financial need of all admitted students beginning with the class that enters in 2017. Here is an article regarding the university partnering with The Posse Foundation that mentions their decision to meet full demonstrated financial need. http://thedaily.case.edu/new-partnership-posse-foundation-seeks-increase-college-access/ ETA: Here are a couple recent articles on need-met colleges. One also includes info on whether schools are loan-free. However, the best way to find out how each college handles their financial aid is to ask them directly. :) http://blog.collegegreenlight.com/blog/colleges-that-meet-100-of-student-financial-need/#sthash.4O7eZV8T.dpbs http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/paying-for-college/articles/2016-09-19/colleges-that-claim-to-meet-full-financial-need
  3. Wooster was a school my daughter considered. I loved everything about Wooster. For a serious student, I think Wooster would be an awesome place to be. It seems like a supportive academic atmosphere. I thought it was great that they have an early childhood education program that can be added to any major there. They also have a lot of different language majors from what I recall. Dd was looking at Classics and possibly Russian. The campus is lovely, too. My daughter has a friend at Miami now. She likes it, but she says she is not crazy about how "preppy" the atmosphere is. I think it is also dominated by Greek life and has a large party scene. We know a girl who went to DePauw, too. The school has a huge Greek life, and it is a major party environment from what I understand. HTH. :)
  4. Classes started a little over a month ago. Dd was really not ready to go back. :unsure: She was very happy about being in a new major but worried about having a heavier course load. She also had to take engineering chem, which is an extra credit hour and supposedly harder than the premed chem because only the engineering chem is offered in the spring. She'd planned to do some prep over break but didn't. She's happy and relieved all her classes are going well so far, but the workload is intense. It seems to be a constant juggling act to stay on top of it. Sorority rush the first few weeks of the semester was exhausting and stressful. She is a new pledge now. :) Then she has her other activities. All fun, but a lot to manage with classes. And she found out yesterday she got an RA position. She'll get a free room plus a stipend. :hurray: I think it will be a great experience for her. She wasn't thinking she'd get a position because it's very competitive. So, feeling really thrilled and grateful! She also gets to choose a friend to have on her floor (because she got a position as a second-year RA) and that will be her current roommate. I'm so glad they get along and have become friends. Also, she may have the opportunity to take a classics field course in Greece this summer (funded by the department). Overall, second semester is off to a good start and first year seems like it's flying by.
  5. We pay out of current income. Our oldest has finished college and our middle daughter is a freshman. Our girls take basic federal loans, contribute from savings and employment, and both received institutional scholarships and grant aid as well as outside renewable scholarships. Oldest dd also received tuition reimbursement from her employer of about $2,000 per year. No private loans, home equity, etc. I work part-time. My earnings and no mortgage and car payments helps. Our youngest may or may not go to college. If she does, she'll start at our community college.
  6. :grouphug: Lisa. The way I see it, they wanted to come here as exchange students. You graciously decided to host them. They're supposed to fit into your normal family life. It's not your job to ease their boredom. That's their job. Their parents evidently don't entertain them. They should entertain themselves here, too. If they can't figure out what to do or what to help with, they can start reading or walking or… Boredom is a choice, and it's up to them to address it, not you.
  7. How about Basic Algebra by Brown? You can get is used on Amazon. It's a great book. You can also get a teacher edition for it, but make sure the editions match. If you can't find a matching TE, you probably don't even need it. http://www.amazon.com/Basic-Algebra-Richard-G-Brown/dp/0395564808
  8. Great post on the special needs board with regard to reading/dyslexia.

  9. Great post regarding developmental readiness not equating to "brightness."

  10. Great post, Rhonda, about Risperdal. I agree. Anita in Ohio

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