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    #245562 - 05/23/19 06:01 AM Re: Fitting in... [Re: thefallenstar]
    thefallenstar Offline
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    Registered: 04/09/19
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    There are better colleges academically speaking but they are very hard to transfer to due to selectivity. In light of the fact that I applied to several in-state public universities and was waitlisted then rejected by the flagships despite having grades/test scores/curriculum/extracurriculars far exceeding their reported middle ranges, I strongly doubt I will be able to obtain admission. My interests (such as independent research in theoretical physics) simply make me look one-dimensional to the admissions committee, and my demographic doesn't do me any favors either.

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    #245569 - 05/23/19 03:22 PM Re: Fitting in... [Re: thefallenstar]
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    From experience, there is a major difference between being able to do it and really learn. It took me decades after school to figure that out. And the lack of discipline of doing the work -- the work you think you don't need to do, (and I have been there) will be a habit that is hard to kick as you enter the workforce and think you are smarter and going deep is a pain, and why can't they see what you see. Maybe I am wrong, it just sounds somewhat familiar. That attitude is not conducive to keeping jobs. experience speaking.

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