asta Posted January 4, 2011 Share Posted January 4, 2011 *Just* starting. Because I'm just starting to look at colleges, LOL. DS is a junior. Yes, yes, I know people start looking at colleges way before now - but this is DS's gig, not mine, and frankly, he hasn't been interested, so the ball is just now starting to roll. And even now he is only marginally interested... like "um... is there one located in a desert?" :confused: So. I read all of the posts here about transcripts, book lists, etc. I diligently keep records. I am expecting to have to provide booklists, stuff, recommendations, blah, blah, blah. But you know, when you really start reading these webpages, I'm sorry, I find them insulting. People can disagree with me, but that is how I feel. I find it appalling that my kid should have to submit something like this on top of all of the other admissions stuff. Why? Because it is asinine. I'm sorry. If my kid is at the level to be applying to flipping Gonzaga, them providing ONE LINE to write which books I used for curriculum for EACH COURSE ds completed is an utter waste of everyone's time. You want an appendix? Ask for one. But a cheesy, REQUIRED form? With one line per subject? BITE ME. What if I wrote "Harcourt Brace American History"? What if I simply wrote down the crap textbooks that my local PS was using? Would ds suddenly be a "loser" HSer that isn't worthy? Yet, those are the books that the PS kids are using, and they don't have to list their books. There isn't ROOM to write Homer, Shakespeare, Tolkien, Spencer, Kreeft, blah, blah, blah. And don't even get me started about U of Utah requiring a GED. UTAH! UTAH! Hello! Someone page Joseph Smith! Grrr. a Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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