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Now is a time that I wish I was still in college. Oh well, what can you do?

Nov. 23rd, 2008

Brown is pretty much the dream fo me but as usual there is a catch. Im an international student. Im currently doing my A Levels. 

 My final grades are slated to be excellent and I have the right extra currics and Im fairly certain I can write a decent essay. While my transcripts up to grade 11 are stellar, my final two years show poor terms grades. Does this completely nix my chances of admission?

 Can a good SAT score and good end results, paired with essays that show my passion outweigh the negative set backs of a despicable term report? If I cite my genuine personal problems will I sound like a brown noser [ pardon the pun] or just someone who honestly had a tough time and it affected their grades? Beign a student from across the globe means Im already disadvantaged for a spot, can you tell me how much this will adversely affect my chances?

 Any response will be welcome. Thank you. And for those of you who are already there, I have to ask-Is the campus pretty? As an architects daughter I simply must know. 

 

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Joined livejournal just to post here and just figured out that my username is extremely ironic. Anyways, anyone applying to Brown just for the hell of it although their absolutely positive they won't get in? [I'm a great example]

Not asking for a "how'd you get in?" "do you think I have a chance here?" because I honestly don't give a s****

But I guess this brings into question the question: are you willing to take a risk? (redundant)

I'm pretty sure Brown's for me given I was able to write an essay for Brown without hesitation and that's the first time (out of dozens) of essays I've written so far that I felt ecstatic. Ah, better not go off on a tangent here because it's a "public" journal and this isn't about me.

Oh, and to fight off the "everyone here are just kids asking about Brown" I figured out something yesterday:
Animes are not a proper presentation of females because they never show them having periods.
Yep.

Transfer questions.

Hey,

I'm a freshman currently at Clarion University (a Pennsylvania state university). I have some questions about transferring to Brown (where I stand now, what I can do to improve my chances, etc).

Where it stands now I expect to have a 4.0 this semester (my first semester) easily. I'm vice president of the GSA on campus, I'm involved in some literary magazines on campus, etc. Basically, I have a ton of extra curricular things I'm not having any trouble balancing out with my course load. Most of my professors seem to like me a lot, as well, for whatever that's worth (letters?)

My experience in high school was sort of complicated. I don't know what my class rank or GPA was upon graduating, because I finished my last two years in a cyber school due to bullying/harrassment (I'm transsexual and I came out very young and I simply couldn't stay in public school in my area). I would guess it's about a B.

I did mediocre on my SATs and I'm very willing to take them over again to get better scores (as well as subject tests, no problem). I only took them once and didn't try very hard and that's my own fault.

If I would be interested in trying to transfer for my sophomore or junior year, is there anything I can do to improve my chances of being accepted? Is there anyone that is in or has been in my situation or a similar one before?

Thank you!

Lame Application Question

How does the teacher recommendation work? Do I have to send my entire supplement online and THEN get a recommendation? Or can I print something out right now to give to my teachers?

I looked on Brown's website and it says that I can set up accounts for my teachers at the common app website... so I guess what I'm asking is if I can do that before I submit my essays and stuff.

Gaah this is just frustrating. I'd much rather do everything on paper because I just like being able to hold something in my hand.

prospective math grad student

Are there any graduate students in the math department in this community? I'm a junior right now, and Brown is my dream school. I'd like to know how competitive admissions are and what, if anything, helped you get in. I have fine grades in math, I'm beginning graduate courses, and I'm really close to a few professors in my department. But that applies to a lot of undergraduates. What sets us apart? I suppose the same could be answered by grad students in any other department.

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Transfer.

Hi all, I just received my Brown letter today- I'm a transfer from Vassar, and I'm pretty sure I'll be attending Brown in the spring of '09 (which is not the same as "in the fall" but I really don't think I should be picky about that sort of thing). I was looking at my credit evaluation, though, and while I applied as a junior I only received credit for 10 of the 12 classes I'd taken at Vassar, which means that even if I got credit for all four classes I took this semester I'd only be entering as a sophomore of sorts. Does anyone know how close the initial transfer credit evaluation is to reality? Will I be able to convince someone at Brown to grant me credit that wasn't initially thought to be transferable?

Thanks in advance for any responses!

Early Decision question

To anyone who applied to Brown Early Decision in the past couple of years... Is it possible to get your decision online, or do you have to wait for the letters to be mailed?

The website is a little unclear: for regular decision, it's clear that letters will be sent out, and/or you can find out online. I'm just trying to figure out if the same is true for ED candidates.

(it's for a story I'm writing -- just want to be accurate)

Cut-throat atmosphere?

Honestly, what is the atmosphere at Brown like? I know a lot of you adore Brown from your posts and comments, but is it competitive and cut-throat? Please answer anonymously if you have to.