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Old 05-03-2012, 07:43 PM   #106
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We got the call from Fordham FA office at 6pm friday; the reviewed our stuff and gave us federal grants/loans that we qualified for and hadn't originally given. That was the kicker...My son has now chosen Fordham at Lincoln Center.

He finished up his run as Teyve in Fiddler on the Roof; a great run as his HS lead for the past 4 years. His Director summed up his 4 yrs as the Golden Age of theater at has school. It was a wonderful tribute.

Now he has 29 days until graduation....
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:03 AM   #107
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:20 AM   #108
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[QUOTE=zurgswife;44786033]We got the call from Fordham FA office at 6pm friday; the reviewed our stuff and gave us federal grants/loans that we qualified for and hadn't originally given. That was the kicker...My son has now chosen Fordham at Lincoln Center.

He finished up his run as Teyve in Fiddler on the Roof; a great run as his HS lead for the past 4 years. His Director summed up his 4 yrs as the Golden Age of theater at has school. It was a wonderful tribute.

Now he has 29 days until graduation....[/QUOTE

Congrats to him! I would have loved to seen their production--Fiddler is my favorite!
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:47 AM   #109
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DD is heading to college in the fall as well. Prom is this saturday night. She is ready to be done with HS and move on to the next chapter. She has 3 AP exams in the next couple of weeks and then she is basically finished since she doesn't have to take her finals.

She was accepted to her top choice. DH and saved all her life and are covering her tuition. We had told her she needed scholarships or loans for the rest. As of right now she has enough scholarships to cover the rest of the cost of attendence. She will be in a quad/apt style dorm and has 1 roommate confirmed. She is waiting until June to find out her other roommates so she can start the shopping phase.

August is going to be here in a flash. DD has 2 trips she is going on with the youth group and our family trip this summer. With those and working the time is going to fly.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:46 AM   #110
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Thanks for the advice. We went to Hofstra College Fair last week and Nicole from Admissions was there. We stopped by and my dd couldn't stop telling her how much she loved the school and it is definitely her first choice. She did tell me about the early read, so we will make an appt for that in Sept, along with her interview and audition. Funny thing..at our last competition, she came in 2nd overall for her division..the boy who came in first is going to 'Berg next year! They were talking for a few minutes, and will probably do the facebook friend thing. He was not ED and got a huge package (his mom told me the amount) and that without that $$ he wouldn't be able to go. I hope my dd gets close to what he got so she can attend her first choice. Good luck to your dd and keep us up to date on her 'Berg experience
lovethatmouse, Nicole K was my dd's Admissions person too. When we went to Admitted Student day a couple of weeks ago, she walked up to my dd and remembered her name and gave her a hug and said Welcome to your new home! It was lovely so I hugged her too LOL
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:48 PM   #111
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DS is heading to American.

Took him right up to April 30 to make his decision but have to say I think he made the right one.
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Old 06-23-2012, 10:13 AM   #112
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Old 06-23-2012, 10:49 AM   #113
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We had a parent/student orientation day last Saturday.

8:30 -3:30 chock full of info! Reality its setting in!

We got the speech about this generation(can't remember what they called them)--it started with the fact they have been sheltered (unsafe world compared to ours, 9/11 happening and making us hold a little tighter) and ended with "special." lol

Your student is not special...they are all special and will be treated the same, etc. It reminded me of that commencement speech.

Anyway, it was interesting to watch as they separated us for the day--some parents were wondering if the apron springs would stretch that far and some kids were looking at parents like, "Do I hafta?" lol

The kids met with their advisors and picked their classes (not official, I do not think, yet) and that caused some parents great anxiety to think of their student going to sign up without them. As a homeschool mom, I was more than willing and elated to turn all that over to someone else!! Yay me! haha

They have another meeting today (they have 3 dates for people to choose from) and she will be going over to meet her roommate. She's excited to meet her, a girl from Murphy NC.

The roommate match up they did this year was you filled in the regular questionaire and they put it online and you were able to pick your own roommate that way. Interesting...DD said it was like match.com or something, lol.
Anyway, she didn't find hers that way, she was matched by the softball coach because this is a recruit of hers and she knows DD. I'm keeping my fingers crossed they are a decent match.

Anyone else's college doing anything like this for roommates or are they just strictly assigning them?
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Old 06-23-2012, 10:53 AM   #114
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We just returned yesterday from a 2 day freshman orientation at App. State. My daughter has finalized her first semester schedule with her academic advisor, she will find out which dorm she is assigned to on July 15 and the bill for first semester will arrive around July 18. Freshman move in date is August 17 but she has to be there a week early because of cheerleading so we get to miss move-in day madness. She already knows who her roomate will be, a girl from our county that she knows a little bit but they went to different high schools.

Yowza! This is really happening! My first baby is going to college very soon!

Best wishes to all parents!

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Old 06-23-2012, 11:02 AM   #115
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We had a parent/student orientation day last Saturday.

Anyway, it was interesting to watch as they separated us for the day--some parents were wondering if the apron springs would stretch that far and some kids were looking at parents like, "Do I hafta?" lol

The kids met with their advisors and picked their classes (not official, I do not think, yet) and that caused some parents great anxiety to think of their student going to sign up without them. As a homeschool mom, I was more than willing and elated to turn all that over to someone else!! Yay me! haha

They have another meeting today (they have 3 dates for people to choose from) and she will be going over to meet her roommate. She's excited to meet her, a girl from Murphy NC.

The roommate match up they did this year was you filled in the regular questionaire and they put it online and you were able to pick your own roommate that way. Interesting...DD said it was like match.com or something, lol.
Anyway, she didn't find hers that way, she was matched by the softball coach because this is a recruit of hers and she knows DD. I'm keeping my fingers crossed they are a decent match.

Anyone else's college doing anything like this for roommates or are they just strictly assigning them?
We had our orientation the first week of June & it was very similar. I laughed because I think a lot of the parent activities were basically fillers to keep the helicopters from trying to "help" their students. I would have been fine not attending, it was a very long day w/o much new info. Thankfully DD is very independent & very sure of what she needs to do & wants. She got registered for classes & is happy w/her schedule.

She also did the roommate match service. I like that they offered it. The girl that she matched w/the best emailed her to room & they are all set. They've been emailing but no plans to meet yet. She recently got her dorm assignment & will be in a suite. One of the other girls attended the same HS as her roomie. I am praying that they all will get along since I don't know the relationships! The other 3 are from the same town also.

DD is ticked because one of the girls in the suite has the same name as DD! She has an unusual name that we really don't hear often at all. Seriously, 3 kids, 3 different schools & haven't heard her name more than once. Since we've lived here, we've run into 2 girls w/her name. One was in her HS performing group & now this one is her roomie. The other 2 roomies share the same first initial.

It's definitely flying by! We'll be on vacation most of July then it's time to finish shopping & ship her off. I'm so excited for her!!! Although I'll miss all of her HS buddies & their get togethers.
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I've been through Freshman orientation and registration twice now and both times there were parents practically hyper-ventilating at the thought of the kids registering without the parents.

This time it was so bad .... every single parent presentation the SAME lady raised her hand and started grilling the presenter of why the parents weren't allowed to sit in on today's advising and registration session with their children and no matter WHAT the session topic - Financial Aid, Housing, Meal plans whatever - she turned it into yet another discussion on how her child NEEDED her to choose classes. I finally during the lunch break found her and told her that if she didn't like the classes her child registered for that the Advising registration hold would be removed from the record right after orientation and she could just go online and change the classes to what SHE wanted at will from now until September.

Good Grief. But at least it shut her up for the afternoon sessions.
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:18 PM   #117
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DS is going to my and DH's alma mater, and we had a great time at his orientation. We got a fantastic orientation rate at the campus-owned hotel, which we will probably never be able to afford again, and met a couple we expect to become friends with. We loved that our parent group, like the one our son was in, was arts and journalism as our son is in the arts and both of us are in journalism. With Facebook, I think our son may actually become friends with some of his orientation group.

It was two days and after the first morning, the students were separate from the parents. You might or might not run into your child at lunch/dinner. I did see some parents and students texting back and forth while they registered (not us). My favorite helicopter was in the residence life session. The speaker said that none of the furnishings can be removed from the dorm room. She raised her hand and said that would be a problem because her daughter would be bringing her own mattress.
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:38 PM   #118
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We had our orientation the first week of June & it was very similar. I laughed because I think a lot of the parent activities were basically fillers to keep the helicopters from trying to "help" their students. I would have been fine not attending, it was a very long day w/o much new info. Thankfully DD is very independent & very sure of what she needs to do & wants. She got registered for classes & is happy w/her schedule.

She also did the roommate match service. I like that they offered it. The girl that she matched w/the best emailed her to room & they are all set. They've been emailing but no plans to meet yet. She recently got her dorm assignment & will be in a suite. One of the other girls attended the same HS as her roomie. I am praying that they all will get along since I don't know the relationships! The other 3 are from the same town also.

DD is ticked because one of the girls in the suite has the same name as DD! She has an unusual name that we really don't hear often at all. Seriously, 3 kids, 3 different schools & haven't heard her name more than once. Since we've lived here, we've run into 2 girls w/her name. One was in her HS performing group & now this one is her roomie. The other 2 roomies share the same first initial.

It's definitely flying by! We'll be on vacation most of July then it's time to finish shopping & ship her off. I'm so excited for her!!! Although I'll miss all of her HS buddies & their get togethers.
Yes, I agree, I felt like they were trying to keep parents busy, She did say they had to escort some parents out last year during the time the student were to be with advisors. Geez...

Stuff like, "over the summer, teach your kids to do laundry, show them how to pick good food choices..." I'm wondering what parents have been doing for the last 18 years!

DD also knows that another girl will be on campus with her first name too. Pretty usual--lots of boys with the name but not girls!

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This time it was so bad .... every single parent presentation the SAME lady raised her hand and started grilling the presenter of why the parents weren't allowed to sit in on today's advising and registration session with their children and no matter WHAT the session topic - Financial Aid, Housing, Meal plans whatever - she turned it into yet another discussion on how her child NEEDED her to choose classes. I finally during the lunch break found her and told her that if she didn't like the classes her child registered for that the Advising registration hold would be removed from the record right after orientation and she could just go online and change the classes to what SHE wanted at will from now until September.

Good Grief. But at least it shut her up for the afternoon sessions.
We didn't anyone vocalizing that type of concern but I am sure there were those who sought out people in charge and bugged them to death!
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:37 PM   #119
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Orientation for DS is Monday-Tuesday. My ex husband will be going with him since he's a little more OCD than I am about little details. I'm not totally left out, I bought DS towels at Target today on sale

DH and I were on vacation last weekend and drove through the town and stopped to peek at dorms. DS qualified for a residence scholar program which gave him a big break on housing costs as long as he keeps his GPA up. He was happy to get a single which means no roommate issues. He's the type that likes to socialize on sports fields but then come home and do his own thing so I think a single room is perfect for him.
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Anyone else's college doing anything like this for roommates or are they just strictly assigning them?
My DD matched herself with another girl who we have now met and they were a fantastic match. It is like match.com but the first agreement isn't one date, you are actually agreeing to move in with each other!

I initially felt like random matching would be good because then if it didn't work out you wouldn't feel like you did that to yourself ( I have guilt issues, clearly ) but after seeing the 2 kids together it was a roommate match made in heaven!!
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