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Got into Stanford :)
« on: December 11, 2011, 06:01:35 pm »
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I remembered a thread on US apps, couldn't find it so made a new one.
Anyone else apply/get decisions?


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1. http://www.educationusa.info/melbourne Go to the undergrad info session
2. Register for, study for, and sit the SAT & 2 subject tests (subj tests optional) (disclosure: i procrastinated on the study for the SAT, but the earlier you start the better. take a practice test right now on collegeboard.com - it is a past official test)
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3. Do other stuff to boost your application, read books on it, especially books on the essays
4. Start essays early (disclosure: I didn't.)
5. Around september get your teacher recs and school stuff organised - you'll probably need to help your head of school with this. they ask for all kinds of weird stuff (including an ATAR estimate!).
6. Apply! I applied early to stanford, deadline was nov 1. And SAT 1 I took in may, sat 2s i took in october. So clogged up this year a bit!
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Re: Got into Stanford :)
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2011, 06:26:30 pm »
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You got into Stanford? Brilliant!!!
CONGRATULATIONS!
You went early action?

Hahaha yeah I just finished my application for the US colleges, not expecting much though, especially with my low SAT.
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Re: Got into Stanford :)
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2011, 06:36:23 pm »
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Congratulations, make sure to stay away from the eastern side of Palo Alto though ;)
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Re: Got into Stanford :)
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2011, 07:45:50 pm »
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You got into Stanford? Brilliant!!!
CONGRATULATIONS!
You went early action?

Hahaha yeah I just finished my application for the US colleges, not expecting much though, especially with my low SAT.

Cheers man :)
Yep, early action.
Decisions came out 10am our time sat morning.
Funnily enough, I happened to check a forum where i discovered they were coming out early, otherwise I would've only found out when I casually checked my emails!

Where did you apply?
I applied to USC as well - i'd consider if I get the scholarship, but Stanford's looking pretty nice ;)

Congratulations, make sure to stay away from the eastern side of Palo Alto though ;)

Dodgy area? :P Cheers for the tip, any more?
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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2011, 07:48:43 pm »
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« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2011, 09:14:38 pm »
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Congratulations, make sure to stay away from the eastern side of Palo Alto though ;)
OMG I know someone who lives in Palo Alto /irrelevant

@OP congratulations!!! I still find it weird how kids can get accepted to US unis without finishing VCE. I know a girl who got accepted and left in the middle of year 12 for Princeton. She never had to finish VCE :S I'm so jelly!
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« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2011, 09:38:22 pm »
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Dodgy area? :P Cheers for the tip, any more?

Back in the (mid?) 90's it was the deadliest city in America, but I would assume it has improved since then.

Although, my friend stayed there for a month or so a few years back (maybe 4 years) and 2 people were shot in drive-by's during the time he was there so who knows...

It was an area where the bloods and crips were predominant so that was why, I'm not sure that they still are, though.

I doubt it would be the entire city of EPA anyway, because it's quite a populated area.

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« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2011, 09:47:01 pm »
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^ I always thought of Palo Alto as the nerdiest city in America *shrug*
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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2011, 10:06:54 pm »
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Congratulations, make sure to stay away from the eastern side of Palo Alto though ;)
@OP congratulations!!! I still find it weird how kids can get accepted to US unis without finishing VCE. I know a girl who got accepted and left in the middle of year 12 for Princeton. She never had to finish VCE :S I'm so jelly!

Me too! Surely we're not thinking of the same person though - but my friend did HSC......O.K?
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« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2011, 10:38:55 pm »
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^ I always thought of Palo Alto as the nerdiest city in America *shrug*

I guess everywhere except the eastern part! It's pretty big, easy for me to avoid epa.

And thushan, gl for HYP. I only applied to Stanford, USC, and Vanderbilt (lol- just for the scholarships because there were no extra essays, but in the end the scholarship deadline is dec 15th so I won't end up doing that).
Deadline for all of those would be ~Jan 1 I assume?
Have you sorted out all the commonapp stuff? That's a real bitch to do if your school has never done it before...

And I got an estimated atar, but I couldn't just stop VCE (if this had been a few months ago) as you have to update them with grades even after acceptance.
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« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2011, 10:39:59 pm »
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Yeah I've finished my application. Waiting until 16th to submit (nothing to do with ATAR).
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« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2011, 10:45:44 pm »
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« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2011, 11:02:43 pm »
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Congratulations, make sure to stay away from the eastern side of Palo Alto though ;)
@OP congratulations!!! I still find it weird how kids can get accepted to US unis without finishing VCE. I know a girl who got accepted and left in the middle of year 12 for Princeton. She never had to finish VCE :S I'm so jelly!

Me too! Surely we're not thinking of the same person though - but my friend did HSC......O.K?
If you're talking about a girl from NSW who went in the middle of this year, yes.

Also, apparently East Palo Alto and Palo Alto are different cities, with polar opposite demographics...Palo Alto =  Silicon Valley brains, East Palo Alto = Silicon Valley rejects. (according to wikipedia)
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« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2011, 11:18:59 pm »
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@Funky -> Yup, that's the person!
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« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2011, 11:54:57 pm »
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Congrats Thatisanote!
EDIT: and Thushan for applying  ;D

....but can someone explain how this works? Do you just apply to each university like a normal American student?  :o

This sounds so cool!
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