Uw Early Fall Start

[Kevin] You don’t really come to a university just to take classes, you come to be in a room with interesting and important faculty, and with students who have similar experiences to you to have engaging conversations and to sort of figure out what path you’re going to take in the world. Early Fall Start is an intensive, four-week introduction to the university, specifically designed for new freshmen, and it consists of two kinds of classes. One is what we call discovery seminars and those are sort of intensive deep dives into a particular topic or discipline, and then we also have a set of classes that focus on English language skills and writing. [Victor] At the high school that I went to, there wasn’t much choice in your classes. But I was able to, in EFS take this, like crime scene investigation course.. it’s more of just a time to explore something that looks fun and entertaining. [Yurong] I didn’t take AP language classes in high school. I wanted to take an English course before college actually starts because I feel like I’ll need the writing skills. My grammar definitely improved a lot from writing like seven essays in four weeks. [Kevin] Even though Early Fall Start takes place in summer, those credits count as part of the autumn schedule.. those five credits taken in Early Fall Start mean you can take fewer credits in the autumn quarter, or you can take a full load in autumn quarter and be five credits ahead. [Yurong] I would definitely recommend Early Fall Start to all the incoming freshmen because it’s just, it was a great experience. You get to experience college before college starts. You’ll know your way around before everyone else and you’ll make friends and you’ll be less, I guess overwhelmed and stressed during your first quarter. [Victor] I was maybe a little more hesitant coming from a smaller high school setting, being like, around. many different new people. But, like everybody’s super nice, super involved in the class. It’s less of like a big, intimidating lecture with a professor, and more of you’re coming and hanging out with these, like really cool people doing studies in fields you never knew much about, and get to hear about what they’ve been doing, do it yourself, and then like you still have a lot of free time. [Kevin] Early Fall Start is very unique in that way, to start off your career in a small seminar with a small group of students just like you who are going through the same experience, starting college. They feel like when they get to the start of what would be the very beginning of their academic career in late September, they actually already are a part of that community. They already know their way around, they’re connected there, they’re already Huskies by the time everyone else is just beginning.

Uw Early Fall Start

That belongingness goes a long way to connecting them to everything else that’s happening on campus.

My First Year At Boston University / Bu Cgs Boston-London Program Experience

hey old my name is Caroline for those of you who are new I’m a sophomore at Boston University studying political science in this video I’m gonna be talking about my experience at BU my first calendar year as a view student and my experience in the CGS Boston London program. you don’t know the CGS Boston London program is essentially a two-year Entry Program for you students the first year starts in January after your senior year. you take a semester off and then you finish out your freshman year the same summer by doing a six-week intensive semester in London you have sophomore years well where you take more liberal arts classes that you also take more classes koryagin towards your major i’m vu class of 2022 it’s been about a calendar year since I started at vu I started in January of 2019 and it’s now January 2020. I’ve been through first semester freshman years the london’s term fall semester sophomore year and now I’m about to finish my last semester here in the CGS before I transfer in to CAS College of Arts and Sciences oh and if you don’t know CGS stands for College of general studies in this video I’m going to be breaking down my experience the entire process from applying through this past semester as a sophomore here at BU I applied to you my senior year of high school I graduated in 2018 by the time that I was going through my college applications I knew video was probably one of my top choices I toured it this summer before my junior year I’m pretty sure and I really loved it even the college or the admissions officer that I talked to that was like specific to my range and he even said that my experience at wine proved that really be it was the place for me one little story is that daily natori it was the summer. it should have been nice to be warm and sunny but it actually poured rain and I was wearing a white shirt and they spilled coffee on it and they still look the school. clearly I still loved it this is important because winter in Boston is super long. the fact that I didn’t find that it’s pouring rain in July shows that I really did love it I applied all of my junior senior year at C’s I wanted to apply ed2 but I had applied ei to like five schools and gotten in already. my parents wanted me to keep my options open since I already had some acceptances in retrospect I do wish I had applied 82 because I knew I would have gone and clearly because I went even though I got accepted to CGS not my major I clearly wanted to go because of a lot I mean CGS students is whether or not you click the button to say you were interested in CGS I remember personally that I did because I had a college admissions counselor and she recommended it saying that it would increase my chances of getting in I always wondered what would have happened if I didn’t check the box if I would have straight gotten any to CAS in my major which is political science and then at the time I didn’t know about CGS London when I toured we talked about CGS as a whole but we didn’t talk about CGS London not to my recollection those of you who don’t know there used to be a program just like CGS. you would enter in the fall and there was no London it was just a two-year liberal arts curriculum and my year. like the class of 2022 is the last year that had fall CGS. I won’t really be talking about it in this video because it’s not really important anymore and no I’m not even in the program. yeah that was my experience applying it to be you I heard back from bu and I believe March in my senior year which was crazy considering I’d submitted all of my college apps by probably like December 1st but you know that’s how it goes I was like really excited to hear back because it was one of my top choices it was one of my top choices if not my top choice and. yeah I was excited to hear back you’d read on what was that college forum the irony is I don’t remember there was some forum that we were all used to like hear about like the date that stuff is going to come out. here it was coming out at 8 a.m. Eastern Time and I’m from California if you didn’t know. that was 5 a.m. I was actually a debate convention debate conference I literally could not sleep before I kept waking up or just like not falling asleep just waiting for a 5 a.m. to come around but 5 a.m. came on. I took my phone my email I didn’t get anything. I finally just like waited until I had to be up at like 6:30 checked my portal was excited to hear that I got in yeah like ecstatic I like screamed I know oh yeah. I read I was to GS boss Melinda program and I was like oh it must be like the enuine program because I also applied to Northeastern and that program you study abroad your first like fall semester and then you go to school at Northeastern. I thought it was like that like you go to Northeastern spring semester but after reading about it I realized that you didn’t start school until January and then you studied abroad in the summer instead I figured ok that sounds cool but I’ll have to compare it to my other options because you know I did want to go in as a Poli Sci major ultimately I ended up choosing vu just because I felt like it was the best of my options it was definitely the best school that I got into and like I knew I loved it I still wasn’t sure about CGS originally I plan on taking my dad semester here at home taking a community college class and having continuing my internship from high school but things did take a big turn over the summer and yeah I ended up doing something way different with my god semester July rolls around after I graduated I’m getting the feeling that I do not want to stay here in California for my job semester mostly because all my friends were. hyped up about going to school and you know having their freshman experience and at the same time in my high school boyfriend would be breaking up we plan on doing it you know beginning of August before he left for school. I was kind of feeling like maybe I needed to get away from home to kind of get over that.

I reached out to my summer camp that I attended when I was in middle in high school because they have school year programs and I asked if I could work there sent a resume and a cover letter we go back to me that in fact I could work there. I decided to live in my godson this year and worked in outdoor education I had a fantastic time I’m. glad I did it I honestly wish I could have been there for more time for an entire year at least I even considered deferring halfway through my gap semester but then I realized that I would have to wait until January of what would be my sophomore year. right now where we are now and that just didn’t sound like what I wanted to do I would have rather have just deferred for one semester but I couldn’t do that yeah I had a really great house for me then. many amazing people I’m. glad that I had the experience that I did that was basically my gap semester. that ended at Thanksgiving and then obviously I didn’t start till after MLK Day. I came back over to the internship I had in high school which I was planning on doing during my gap semester and then go my current job at his ski shop which I absolutely love. overall and I get semester was really good and I’m really glad I had that time and I think that it definitely prepared me for college and that I came into college a lot more mature like most people thought that I was not a freshman if they met me like they thought that I was a sophomore and I think that’s true for a lot of people in CGS as well Emily we can rolls around – me and my mom fly out to Boston stay in a hotel it’s time to move in I was. excited I found out I was living in rich riches in West in a triple with two girls that seemed super super nice and yeah I was really excited to like finally start humming my college experience unfortunately my moving weekend did not go smoothly at all and there’s actually a huge storm. my mom had to leave early which means I did not get like a ton of help moving in and if you live in West or you’re going to live in with you know it’s super super hot. even though it was like 16 degrees outside we don’t feel of like for the run felt like it was like a hundred degrees. like it was miserable but whatever that’s a fine how-do-you-do as to plan and at the first couple of days I just felt super lonely because I wasn’t really meeting anybody didn’t really know how to meet anybody and like my two roommates had together the previous semester. obviously they were already friends and I had no idea how to like try to get make friends you know it’s hard it’s transition and colleges have my heart finally I started meeting people in CGS like on my team spring semester I took three CGS classes and that was social science rhetoric and humanities yeah they were fine I thought social science was a lot like 80 euro if you took that in high school. I thought it was pretty easy overall since I took AP or a senior year of high school and then I took the fourth class which was for my major which was intro to American politics where po1 11 highly recommend that class although again I think it’s pretty easy. I ended up designing to pressure sorority my first semester because we do deferred recruitment here at new to do recruitment in the spring semester and mostly as because my two roommates were rushing and they were super excited about it both of my roommates were from Texas or are from Texas and. obviously that was like something that they were definitely going to do I am really glad I decided to rush however the week before rush my two roommates moved out not because of me and I hold it against them at all I still think they’re super nice but they just wanted to live in a double and a double up opened up in the room next to their best friend’s room. it worked out for them and that’s fine yeah I see them all the time were. nice whatever it no beef I for awhile thought that since it was after like the direct swap deadline that nobody was gonna move in and I was really looking forward to having my single that was actually a triple but I ended up getting two new roommates mehar and Abby who I love and I’m. glad that I got the opportunity to live with them last year and Abby was rushing to and she was the truth and we’re moving in the B end of rush. it was absolutely crazy because I was only in the room for an hour here and there and like they were trying to move in and II got was crazy but through rush Abby and I really bonded and became really close. that’s good and then of course that weekend I trying to theta my sorority which I love and I’m. glad and I made. many friends and that’s really like the main reason why I do have friends at school.

I am glad that I rushed for sure I also was inspired by the because of my sorority to Joe to go on an ASB trip which is alternative service breaks if you’ve been watching my blogs you know that I’m actually be doing an ASB trip this year but. last year I went to Asheville this year I’m gonna do a trip to Harpers Ferry West Virginia and I definitely made fun to do that as well and that really motivated me through the rest of the year which was really good and by the end of the semester I was deathly starting to make closer friends and I was like outside of CGS mostly like I had very few friends in CGS. I was kind of dreading going to London because I was going to London week after school and did mostly because I feel like none of my friends were gonna be there I didn’t like have people to hang out with and I just really liked my school life at school a lot and I didn’t want it to be over I was really dreading it and the only thing that I was really looking forward to is that I would be rooming with Abby again. I knew that I would have someone there for me. the time to meet for London cons and it was really hard to leave I didn’t want to go I definitely kicked off on a bad note because my flight got in at like 2:00 p.m. in London we had orientation at 3 p.m. and I was exhausted because my flight took off at like midnight and I barely slept and then there was just no opportunity to sleep and I’m super jet-lagged and then I basically had to be with people Intel like 9 p.m.. that and like fine dinner and stuff like that. yeah that kind of sucked. in London you take 3 CGS classes also social science humanities in rhetoric in class with all the same people as you were in spring semester with the same professors which is definitely one of my challenges to see chance of also pretty nervous about London because and you would be heard to make new friends because you know everybody already knows each other the other thing about the classes is you get 14 credits in six weeks. you’re basically in class all day four days a week and then on these extremely long field trips on Mondays which are technically your off day. like you’ll go to like Canterbury or Oxford all of which required you to drive for like a total of like 8 hours in one day kind of miserable but whatever it was fun and it was good to get out of London to see things overall I really did like London as a city and I’m. glad I got to spent six weeks there yeah it’s just a beautiful place I do definitely want to explore it more if I get the opportunity that being said I hated being abroad like it was a horrible experience for me and that was like all on me too and like my personal interest and my cohort of folks that I was with my cohort was super into clubbing and I just wasn’t interested in clubbing I didn’t want to go to clubs I was like down to go to pubs or bars or restaurants and whatever I just did not want to go clubbing it seemed like everyone else wanted to go club all the time like the six nights a week and I also wanted to keep my grades up and it seemed like a lot of people in my cohort didn’t or like they would rather go adventure than keep their grades up which I can understand but you know my priority is only school especially when you pay. much money to go to school editing Caroline here to say that I totally understand that my experience in London has a lot to do with my perception of both myself and my classmates and I’m sure there are plenty of people that were not interested in going clubbing all the time and did prioritize school and that I could have found those people but I just didn’t and I also definitely put myself in the mindset where I thought that it was everyone I wanted to do what I didn’t want to do and I if I know means think that these people that did go clubbing all the time or didn’t prioritize school as much are bad people I totally understand why you would want to do that I mean you’re in a country where you can legally drink you may just be visiting for the first time and there’s. many things to see and. many things to do I totally understand that’s just not where my priorities route at the time. that was pretty challenging and then also like because you were in class. much of the day and then how to kind of work on top of that I just found it really hard to like explore in one day and explore Europe in general luckily I did get to go to Brussels while I was there because one of my sorority sisters was studying abroad in Brussels.

My First Year At Boston University / Bu Cgs Boston-London Program Experience

I took the Aerostar and I would our weekend and that was a really great experience I loved Brussels and I would love to go back there too I did make some good friends towards the end but again like that didn’t happen towards in towards the end that was basically my experience I don’t think that CGS London is like horrible for everyone I just thought that it was really hard and challenging academically and also socially for me however I also didn’t have a ton of friends in CGS. if I did I can give it a bit a lot easier and I’d also definitely feel at home safe because I hadn’t been home since I left for school in January and then I do get back from abroad until July 4th. you’ve been a really long time for me and then once I did get home I didn’t really do much I worked on my blog for the rest of the summer and I realized my website which was super exciting and I also took an online class which I think was really good it helps me get ahead in my major and I really took out these I didn’t feel behind in my major just because of CGS because I’d only take it one major class at the end of my freshman year. I’m really glad that I did that anything he thought was a very good choice for me yeah. that was my experience during summer time and yeah it did kind of suck when I reflect on it like I am really glad that I had that experience and I think it made me definitely a more motivated student and I got to see a part of the world that I never been to before. that was really awesome now we get to basically where I am now I just finished up my fall semester and yeah I had an amazing semester I am. grateful that I’m a DUI of this school I love all the people that I go to school with pretty much and I’ve just had like really fantastic professors you can either take three classes to classes or one class in CGS but you have to take a total of four classes in CGS your sophomore year. I took two this semester and I’ll take two in the spring.

I took natural science and humanities you do have to take Natural Science each semester but then you only have to take one humanities in one social science. it’s really up to you when you do those I hate Natural Science it’s. hard I’m not a science person that’s okay I still got out of it with the B which is good much as I don’t wake natural science I’m sticking through it it does help satisfy some hub requirements that I definitely did mean if you like at this semester I really found my groove I found friends and even though I found like new friends that I had been friends with before and I’d say overall my relationships did change a lot but all for the better I still don’t have a lot of friends in CGS but at this point I don’t really care it because only two of my classes are in CGS. besides us classes the semester I took two major classes. to enjoyed comparative politics which i think is 151 and I highly recommend that class fantastic I loved it I also took a common one because I briefly thought it was gonna be an advertising major I do regret taking that um because I realized I do well okay I don’t regret it because I learned that I don’t want to be an Ag major because of that class yeah I definitely got into the groove I found places that I really love to be on campus I love the community center and my ASB family and yeah I don’t know it was a good semester for me I mean Stephanie academically challenging and he definitely had to push myself but it was really rewarding I also didn’t get my best grades I don’t like care that much because I’m proud I learned. much and I’ve been in my blog on the side and I really feel like got flourished as well. I’m really proud of what my semester was like that’s what a year in CGS looks like on your first year in CGS much as I talk about CGS to my friends and stuff I’m really glad that I chose to juicy GSA’s it means I get to be a BU which is more important to me than CGS yeah every one of you I feel like there’s a big like work hard play hard attitude which I personally really enjoy because I think it’s really motivating everybody wants you to work really hard and everybody wants to have fun with you when it’s all over. um I am kind of glad are looking forward to it being over I do have capstone this semester which is like a research paper that you do in a team of seven to ten I think which is really daunting to me I don’t like group projects at much. you let soon be a challenge but I’m really glad I must be you at the end of the day I am glad that I’m gonna say yes. if you ever have any questions about video or about CHS feel free to leave them in the comments down below or DM them to me on Instagram I’m always happy to talk to you guys about my experience and if you like this video and want to see more like it feel free to like comment and subscribe and of course you can always follow me on all of my social media which are always linked down below and I’ll see you guys in the next one

Rejected From My Dream College.

my GPA was a lot more on the stronger side really on top of their shed I got my results back and they denied to me they rejected me hey guys it’s Healy sunny and today I’m gonna be talking about a topic that you guys probably don’t see a lot here in the beauty guru community I’m gonna be talking about college because as a youtuber I actually did take my studies very seriously throughout high school and I actually did apply to college I got into college I got rejected from college I was a completely normal high school student I went to traditional public high school I did the normal application process as a student I just want to share my process with you guys and I also asked you guys to ask me questions on Instagram and I’m gonna be answering all of those and a lot of you are really curious about the end results. I’m also going to be revealing those if you’re not a student in the United States or you’re still pretty young and you don’t really know how the college application process here works basically around the first semester of senior year and senior year is 12th grade. it’s like the last year of high school you start applying to colleges the second semester you start getting answers back I’m from California. we kind of have like two different types of colleges we can apply to we have the UC application process which is the University of California schools. they’re like public schools here in California and I applied to a couple of those and then there’s also the common app and common app is generally for private schools correct me if I’m wrong I’m literally not a college counselor I’m a student. I’m currently a senior and I only have a week of school left not even like I graduate in four days. I’m almost there and I did the whole thing girl I literally went through every single step. don’t worry you’re gonna get answers to all your questions the first thing I want to share are my stats and my stats is basically like GPA and SAT or ect score I took the SAT SAT has an English portion a math portion and then an essay portion which is optional but I had to take the essay also for like some of the colleges that required it that I was applying to. I took that my GPA. my like grade point average throughout I think they only take into account your sophomore and junior year grades I had a 3.87 unweighted. it’s out of four it’s out of a 4.0 if you’re unweighted and I had a three-point 87 but the thing is I don’t believe I took any AP classes sophomore junior year. I guess my weighted score wasn’t that different I took a couple honors classes but my grade point average was a three-point 87. like basically a 3.9 which it was a pretty good GPA my GPA was a lot more on the stronger side compared to like other students obviously there were like people in my grade who had like a 4.5 GPA because they took a million APs and they were just really on top of their for me I just preferred to kind of take regular classes and just do really well in those senior year I did challenge myself I took two AP classes AP French class and an AP calculus and ap basically means it’s a lot it’s like college level. it’s a lot more difficult and then at the end of the year you take this test if you get a 4 or 5 out of it and it’s graded out of a 5 you get college credit. you don’t have to take that class in college I recently did take my ApS but I don’t find out my scores till this summer. I can’t really give you information about that but basically I did not take ApS all throughout high school and my situation is kind of different because I did let’s start like an American public high school my sophomore year. I was kind of like still trying to like figure out where I kind of was on the American level. that’s kind of what happened with me on the SAT I got a 13 90 which is still like an okay grade but it definitely was not as strong as the people I was competing with going into the colleges that I applied for. I got a 13 90 it’s great out of the 1,600 on the SAT it wasn’t okay grade but I should have worked harder I honestly did not study for the SAT I was just kind of pretty late like everyone around me was taking SAT prep courses and I was just doing YouTube I wasn’t really thinking about the SAT um I still was like working hard in my classes. I kind of just went into the SAT with the knowledge I had gained from high school I hadn’t like done special SAT training. those are my stats I had a 3.9 GPA and then 1390 on I applied to six colleges in total throughout high school I never really had a college that I was like head over heels for that I was like I see myself here like I want to go here I guess I should have done my research a little earlier on because those people who really were in love with a school I guess there’s goods and bats too it worked really hard like the fact that they really wanted to go there and motivated them to work harder to get there throughout high school and they some of them actually did get in but those people who really were obsessed with the school and then ended up not getting in were really hurt at the end. I was just kind of in the middle like I was like yeah I’d love to go there but I never like fell in love with a school I applied to for UC University of California blank. there’s a bunch I think there’s like 11 of the an ayap I do see Berkeley UCLA UC San Diego and UC Santa Barbara UC Berkeley and then UCLA are definitely more of the more challenging ones they’re all really hard schools to get him to like I didn’t apply to any schools that were like safety schools your safety schools basically you’re guaranteed to get into just because your stats are a lot higher than their average stats and then your target schools which are the schools that it looks like you can probably get in and then your reach schools are schools that your stats are a little bit lower or like their acceptance rate is pretty low and it’s kind of like a reach to get there. you’re supposed to like apply to these three types of schools I completely crossed out safety school it didn’t really affect me at the end because I did get into colleges that I applied to and then on the common app the common app is like this completely different application process that you use like your essays are different I applied to to private schools. I applied to USC which is the University of Southern California and NYU which is New York University obviously NYU kind of was the one school that I was leaning more towards it was the only school I applied to that wasn’t in California and towards the end of my college application process I kind of realized that that’s where I really really really wanted to go I never really like became obsessed with it where it was all I thought about but I just really saw myself there I had a lot of trouble seeing myself at these other schools. for you sees the application process is you write four essays and they’re kind of like mini essays and I put a lot of effort into these essays I worked on them for around four months just a long amount of time to write like four essays that are like two paragraphs or some and yeah I literally put my heart and soul into these essays sent them my SAT score my transcript with my GPA I talked a lot about like my YouTube and the fact that if I were to get into college I would be a first-generation college student and my family I talked about the fact that I moved a lot.

Rejected From My Dream College.

I just sent my UC applications and bam I was done with my you see applications for the common tab it’s a little bit more different on the common up like I said I was only applying to USC and NYU. you only send them one essay which is one long essay and then sometimes they ask you questions like why do you want to go to NYU and you have to like answer like in a paragraph. I also sent them my transcript my SAT score and by the end of December all my applications were out and I was just in this like Melrose chillin oh there is no chilling cuz like they’re like okay financial aid deadlines okay like housing deadlines and all these deadlines March and April rolled around and I got my results back which is the exciting part I get I feel like you guys are the most excited for that I was the most excited for that obviously. I’m gonna go in order of me receiving each decision and then I’ll get to the last one. like I’ll start off with the first one the first decision I found out was UCLA and they denied to me they were like sorry girl they rejected me they didn’t want to go there I guess which I knew cuz new feeling was definitely a reach in my stats were a lot lower than their average stats that they accept and I never really was in love with it I mean it would have been cool to go to UCLA because it’s just such an amazing school and I would be here in Los Angeles. I wouldn’t have to move um but they rejected me and then the same day I think I found out about UC San Diego and I got accepted there when I was hey like that’s cool it was like my first college acceptance I was like I got into a UC. it kind of gave me a little bit of hope and then I found out about USC it was actually the funniest thing I was literally sleeping my mom comes in and she hands me this letter and she goes they rejected you at first I was like I’m dreaming like what the and then I got up and it was actually like my rejection letter I guess that one was kind of sad I kind of did want to get accepted there ah they rejected me also which whatever I got accepted into UC Santa Barbara a couple days later I think and I was like whoa like that’s. cool you see Sina Barbarella I heard amazing things about that school like everyone that talks about it just seems to love it it’s not too far from home and I was like UC Santa Barbara I got accepted that’s good and then NYU I was really looking forward to I remember being super anxious super nervous logging into my portal because you login into the website and it like tells you your application status and I logged in and they were like wait-listed waitlist basically means we can’t accept you right now but if some of the people that we did accept decide not to go here and there’s extra space available we’ll let you come in that’s what we get list me. you’re kind of like they’re Plan B I had positive vibes I was very like wow this is better than a rejection it’s not good as being accepted but I wasn’t sad or happy I was just kind of like okay the last date to find out about weightless is August first. there is still okay I guess this is like a spoiler alert I haven’t heard back from them. I’m still on their waitlist but they did put out this update a few days ago being like we accepted most of the people that we are going to be accepting off the waitlist already. it looks like we’re not gonna be accepting any more people into the fall semester here at NYU and I was like dad but they’re like but we still might be accepting a few more people into our spring semester stay tuned we’re gonna be calling a few people off the list throughout the summer for me it was very like okay I don’t think NYU’s happening hopes shattered and then finally UC Berkeley came out they didn’t accept me didn’t want to go there anyway I don’t know why I applied I they have the highest dropout rate in California. yeah I wasn’t trying to do that. that left me with UC San Diego and UC Santa Barbara I kind of like already knew I really was leaning more towards UC Santa Barbara just cuz usually San Diego was a little bit farther than home like I knew as a it’s they’re both amazing schools UC Santa Barbara is a major party school it’s voted like the happiest College in California it’s literally on the beach I went I visited it was really pretty but when I visited I didn’t get that gut feeling where I was like wow I belong here and I visited the dorms and I was like whoa like I I never really like put college life into my hand applying didn’t make me realize that wow this is gonna be my reality if I actually do get accepted it was kind of like a dream almost once I got accepted they were like okay your decision is due by May 1st you either have to commit or you have to be like I’m not going there I ended up committing. I sent in my statement of intent to register I found a roommate to stay in in a dorm. that’s where I’m at right now right now it looks like I might be going to UC Santa Barbara unless in the summer I get this like ultimate change of heart or like NYU accepts me whatever the case may be and I decide not to go there I don’t know if I actually do want to go there for all four years I don’t know if I want to go there at all just because it’s a very very small town and I’ve always been raised in the city.

I’ve always been in like really really big cities my job also it just I don’t know I still don’t know I’m still trying to figure that out but that’s where I am right now I always have my plan B which is Community College here in Los Angeles Santa Monica Community College is awesome if you’re kind of like in my situation or if you feel like your stats aren’t good enough for any of the colleges that you do want to go to it just gives you like an extra year or two to take more classes get more credits and then apply to college as a sophomore a junior can always do that a lot of my friends are doing that like me if you didn’t get into a school you really wanted to go to in my case NYU I could always go take classes there for a year and then transfer because getting accepted into college as a transfer student is a lot easier than just coming out of high school and going in as a freshman they’re a lot more selective with their freshmen acceptances now I’m gonna be going into some of the questions that you guys ask me Laura and asked what do you want to major in obviously depends based on the college but for me it was mostly communications I truly wanted to do business but I just freakin I’m done with math like I’m. done with math I really want to go to NYU because they have communications media culture which is just perfect gaining a lot of information about what I’m already doing are you going to do any online school if I do end up wanting to go to like SMC like I already picked my classes there just as like a backup if I do end up going there I don’t want to be stuck with shitty classes. I am gonna be doing a few online classes. that means I do some on campus some online and save time what was the hardest year of high school for you honestly it’s freaking senior year it’s a myth everybody always want me senior year as a blast like it’s. easy everyone. chill honey I guess it was my fault for taking like to AP’s AP Calculus cannot even imagine going back like i’m. glad it’s over worst time of my life it was supposed to be junior year apparently but for me senior year was. hard just because I had to like they don’t gave you free time to apply to college you’re freaking have to do your work and then come home and work on your college admissions like it’s it was such a struggle for me were you involved in any school clubs organizations no and this was a mistake because even though I had a lot of extracurriculars here like based around YouTube like the campaign’s I did the work I did I never really like was a part of school organizations which I should have been it would have shown that I had things going for me in every area do my school work do good at school work come home do my YouTube do good at YouTube I feel like I should have branched out like there’s some sports there like volunteering had a little club going on I just didn’t have time how did you know what schools to apply to interesting question for me I kind of like eliminated like geographically where I want it to be I read I either wanted to be in LA or New York I guess like in California or New York I regret. many things I can’t tell you enough how important it is to do research like I wish I applied to other colleges in New York City I wish I did early decision early decisions basically when you apply you only get to apply early to one school and it basically shows you really really want to go there and I didn’t do early decision for any schools I feel like if I had done that for maybe like NYU it would have hired my chances of getting in there when college counselors come to your school from different colleges go to their freaking meeting they should have gone to. many more than I did yeah I wish I applied to more colleges what are you most excited for in college it’s crazy because I still like I can’t be like oh going here and I heard this is really good here if I do go to Santa Barbara I like I’m. excited to like be by the beach and people that are really fun like partying all the time but at the same time like everyone’s really good at school. it’s like this really good balance if I do want to say in a background what I’m excited about is just being independent for the first time in my life I’ve always had a really close bond with my family and not having that and like being my own mom and dad that’s gonna be. crazy for me like staying in a dorm doing like college student things would be really fun if I go to like Community College I get out of school at like 10:30 which is. early I’d have. much more free time to focus on YouTube to do other things I wanted. there’s pros to like both side wherever I do end up going what classes do you recommend taking throughout the years if you want to look academically like really strong I definitely recommend you take some APs and honors classes especially like in your younger years of high school just take a couple honors classes because they’re literally GPA boosters take a bunch of like random easy classes that can just like boost your GPA but at the same time take like challenging classes that make you look like a strong candidate for school don’t go overboard where you’re drowning under work if you get a C in AP class it does not look good you’d rather go to take the regular version of that class and get an A what I’m saying take as many classes as you think you can handle and do well in that’s the end of my video it’s kind of a long video but if you have any other questions about college or anything I’d be more than happy to answer them in the college section in the college section in the comment section I don’t think I would have even been able to get into college if it wasn’t for my friend Sarah who literally guided me throughout the whole process because she like is obsessed with the idea of college it’s really cute and she was my friend and helped me out with almost everything and showed me like how to apply I was literally clueless like I was a little baby I was like how do you like college and she took me out throughout the whole process I definitely comment and I’ll be there for you and if I don’t know the answer for something I’ll ask her and she’ll know the answer for it and yeah I love you guys. much all the way to put it out and back you

Update! Transferring To Rice??

Update! Transferring To Rice??

hey guys it’s Chum yeah and I thought it would be a good time for an update just finished up my first semester rice I finished my finals and everything and I flew back home to undisclosed city in the West on Monday actually almost been home for a week which is kind of crazy I’m very scruffy right now I want to shave. bad but I don’t this is my house I’m filming in my house right now and I don’t live here because the kitchen burned and flooded at the same time. you’ll have to forgive my appearance but anyway I thought it would be a good time to make an update I have received a couple of requests for more videos some people and gave me some specific questions that they wanted to have answered you know I guess some people just like my pretty face because they didn’t they didn’t actually suggest anything. way back up I am a sophomore transfer what that means is I finished my freshman year of college and then I transferred to a new school to do my sophomore year usually what people will do is they will apply in the second half of their freshman year then they will enroll and be at a new college in the fall but when I did instead which you will remember if you saw the last video I finished my freshman year took kind of an unplanned gap year and then applied to college again during that gap year. I’m a sophomore transfer I think let me just run over like really common transfer questions first transfer question is what matters in your application the most important thing is going to be your college GPA by far that’s the most important thing because with the a CT and SAT and your high school GPA are really supposed to be a metric of is your ability to perform in college. going to college having a high GPA is the most important thing and. what it means to have a high GPA in college is different than what it means to have a high GPA in high school right because a high GPA in high school if you want to apply to really competitive schools means above a 3.8 and probably above a three nine somewhere in the three nine four point oh eight but that’s not what it means for college obviously if you can get above a three point eight or you can be about a three point nine in college and then do it but for a lot of colleges especially for college like the one I used to attend read that’s not entirely necessary it really depends on where the average GPA for your college is let’s just say Brown for example I don’t know why you’d transfer out of breath I dunno whatever but the average GPA there is like a three point eight the average GPA at a lot of state schools is pretty high then you’re gonna want to have a GPA that is at least average at least average because schools are under no obligation to take transfer students unless there are community college students and as part of a state contract but for any solely private college Cornell not included for any a hundred percent private college they are under no obligation to take transfer students. yours DPS should be above the average for your school isn’t what I would say above the average for your school and preferably above a 3.5 is what I would say having a G having a 3.5 GPA isn’t isn’t bad at all that’s pretty that’s pretty high for college I mean obviously if ya if you’re at a great inflated school then you want to have the average GPA. if you’re at the University of Chicago you want to have a three point six three I didn’t actually even know that their average is that high but I found it out recently the average GPA read is a three point one. that’s why having a 3.75 for me it was pretty clutch because that’s high that’s in the top 10 or top 5 percent. that’s what I’ll say about that you want to have a GPA that’s at least average for your school or above a 3.5 right whichever is higher and it’s a little bit different for Community College applicants for for those applicants it’s going to be a little bit more like high school you want to have above a 3/8 preferably a 3 9 or a 4.0 that’s just kind of the way it goes it’s a little bit discriminatory and that’s also you know I’m talking pretty specifically about private schools here but if you’re applying to a private school then you’re going to want to have a really high community college GPA after that the things that you’re involved in in college are going to be pretty important. if that’s clubs that can also be research I had a decent amount of research just as a as a college student before I even took my gap year and that doesn’t have to be anything major you know you can be cleaning glassware in a lab right if you’re a stem major and then one of the other really common things like what about course rigor. course rigor is important it’s basically what it comes down to. as long as you’re not slacking I will I will say that you’re probably at a decent rigor you know you’re probably at a decent course load and then after that is going to be things from your high school transcript. after that’s going to be your high school GPA and your test scores and that’s kind of at the bottom especially for somebody who’s applying to be a junior transfer things from your height from your time in high school matter more the closer you are to having been a high schooler trying to absorb that. if you’re a freshman and you’re applying to transfer and you only have one semester of college under your belt then your your high school GPA and your high school test scores are going to be important. that’s something to keep in mind those are probably the the top things that when it when it comes to transfer applications but how should you show demonstrated interest as a transfer student almost every college won’t offer you an interview. visiting is always good and then if you can’t visit like a lot of people seem to think that if you can’t visit school then you’re hosed but that’s not true at all sending letters right just communicating with your admissions officer and then also just communicating with the office of admissions are both like really good things you can do you can send letters you could send anything honestly probably the more creative the better just just. that they recognize that you have an interest in the school this is what it is what I would say and not all schools really track demonstrated interest the way that I determined it to the best of my ability was to look at the common data set and then it says for freshman applicants if interest is considered and then I just extrapolated that well I guess they care also for transfer students okay on to some rice specific questions one of the things that I was nervous about when matriculating to rice was kind of what their program was like for transfer students because at Vanderbilt they have like a whole program that’s dedicated to transfer students and I mean they take a lot of for students. it makes sense and that was something that was really enticing to me because I thought it would give me a chance to like meet other transfer students and you know it would make things easier socially and I was a little bit worried because at Rice they just orient you with the freshmen. they have this big thing called a week which is like your oriented with the rest of the freshmen and then some upperclassmen who they call the Oh weak advisors and you’re you’re put into these groups and those groups kind of become actually the basis for your friend group oftentimes and that’s kind of who you fall in with and I was right about that because I’m not I’m not even I’m older than all the sophomores right. there’s like there’s like two to three years separating me from a lot of these freshmen and I was worried about that but the thing is is that there’s really nothing that separates me from them except for like a little bit more life experience I guess. most of them didn’t even know it’s it even still happens now that a semester has passed you’ll be like oh my gosh I had no idea you’re transferred. I mean it’s not a big deal but even if they do know it’s still not a big deal because honestly I just think I just think people don’t care because two years really isn’t that big of a difference and I think as long as you’re not weird about it then there’s no reason for anybody else to be worried about it and in my experience it was easy um and that’s and that’s just it’s cool cool that rolls into another question I got which was is there a transfer stigma the answer is not at all. there might be a transfer Sigma at a school like Vandy I don’t like you talking about Vanderbilt they just happen to be a good example for like a lot of different things but at Vanderbilt it’s easier to get in as a transfer student same as like with USC but at Rice it’s harder it’s probably the hardest way to get admitted if anything you get like this mysterious air and people think you’re smart even if you’re not. ya know stigma. I figured that this was kind of implied in what I was saying before but also the residential college system works the same for transfer students as it does for freshmen you don’t get to pick they sort you randomly and then you kind of just end up being a part of the community in whichever residential college you’re in I’m personal will rice obviously because I’m a will rice member and. I have a lot of will rice pride which is really common for all the colleges key I am NOT a school spirit person ever never been a school spirit person not even in high school I just wasn’t about it right but something about the way that they do orientation week like the goofiness of the bonding activities that they have you do is just the psychology you can’t beat it it gets to you no matter what.

I have will rise spirit and you will have spirit at whatever residential college you end up at you know you just end up being really stoked about being where you are and where you are is the best College and all the other colleges. you know it works the same for transfer as it does for anybody else and by and large it seems like it works really well and just to kind of just to kind of cap that up there were like a bunch of I received a bunch of different questions from one person about about this. you’ll have to bear with me here. yes rice is really welcoming to transfer students but there really isn’t there isn’t a specific program for them. I got there and I was a little bit a little bit bummed for the first few days just because I was really stressed out and there wasn’t really anything specifically going on for transfer students but but it’s really not a big deal I know and know how weird that sounds but it’s really not a big deal you know you’ll make friends really quickly and it’s it’s it’s a non-issue in fact I kind of find that I usually don’t very mesh very well with a lot of the transfer students because my story is. much different than a lot of other people’s and when people like try to have some kind of sympatico thing with me I’m like I don’t really get it just because I mean and I’m not trying to be like snobby or anything it’s just that there’s this obligation when you’re around other transfer students to like talk about it or whatever else it’s like I don’t want to talk about it I don’t want to remember it’s like I’m here now I’m a rice student now. that’s kind of that’s kind of where I met is there is there a see. all the dorms in in on the rice campus have a/c I think it’s really hot in Texas in the summer. yeah absolutely and the newer dorms. no matter what room you’re in you get your own at least this is my experience at will rice and will Rice old dorm and Baker old dorm those are the two oldest dorms on campus and every room has its own a/c unit that you can adjust to however you like it. not only is their AC but you get to make it however you like it and it works very well the a/c is not it doesn’t is it easy to double major and are the distribution requirements at rice fun. I’m never gonna say that distribution requirements are fun because a lot of times they’ll stretch you in ways that make you a little bit uncomfortable which is good for learning but not always necessarily good for sanity or for your DPA. as far as fun is concerned I don’t even think they’re really there for fun it’s there to be part of your liberal arts education and it gives you a chance to branch out and with the pass/fail system that that we have at Rice which is you’re allowed to pass/fail one class per year. that combined with the distribution system gives you some freedom and some ability to explore and I will say that I was kind of looking for a school that had less of a really strict distribution pour and rice this that nicely there’s only three different categories that you have to fulfill and it’s pretty simple to do that most of the class is small yes. if you’re in a gen ed requirement class physics 101 intro chem in trouble organic chemistry intro bio those are all gonna be big classes and they’re gonna be big classes at basically every school they were even big classes at read those are the biggest classes there. those are big but my history class for example there were only ten people there were ten people in that class in my biology of infectious disease course which was an upper div there were 19. really easy to approach the professor the TAS are really personable like across departments they’re really accessible and they’re really personable people. you don’t get this detachment where you’re dealing 100% with the TA and the TA really doesn’t care about you it just wants to focus on their degree it’s not like that. the operative classes are small and you’re gonna have to kind of wait until you get to those upper tip classes at any school for those numbers to start tapering down in those classes and then for the last question was just like what’s my favorite part about rice and what I was really going for when transferring was a better social environment that was key because because of the social environment I was in previously was was very seriously driving me insane and I know that you know you can be Oh kids y’all they drive me up the wall or whatever else like that but my health was going south in in every way possible I was losing a lot of weight I was I was just I was in really bad shape and. I was looking for a better social environment that I would be more comfortable in and that I felt was better in general because I think there are a lot of issues that read and I found that and I know a lot of times people will say don’t rely on college admissions to be your silver bullet for all of your problems but for me at least a lot of my problems stemmed from the social issues that I had in college and being at Rice has fixed them you’re not being deceived when you read that the environment and the community at Rice is really close-knit and there’s a lot of school spirit and it’s really wholesome and all that stuff that’s not hyperbole people really really enjoy being there the retention rate speaks to that the Rice’s retention rate is 97% that’s the same as Harvard okay and we all know that the reason that Harvard’s retention rate is as high as it is is because of the prestige and Rice’s prestige certainly isn’t that high. there must be something else that’s keeping them there and honestly it’s the community people don’t want to leave okay when people 70 is 70 over 70% of rice undergraduates live on campus which is stupidly high and most students that I know will live off campus during their junior year and every student that I’ve talked to wants to live on campus their senior year they want to come back because they’re afraid they’re gonna be missing out on stuff and the seniors want to be in it which is nuts that never happens they’re usually like breaking away and like you know doing their own thing and they’re ready to kind of start their life but not at rice everybody’s in it everybody wants to be in it who’s in the university they really want to be involved in the community and that is an amazing thing it can it can make or break a college experience in my experience the classes there were surprisingly difficult I expected read to be much harder than anything else I’ve ever done and honestly the the gulf between reed and rice in terms of rigor was a lot smaller than it then I expected it to be but the fact that the community was. supportive and good and fun and everything else like that made it a lot more manageable. that’s my favorite thing about rice. that’s the end of this video guys I’m sorry about all the hand gestures I know that my videos are kind of wordy and long and this is no exception to that but if you guys want to know anything more about rice or want to know anything more about transfers now that I’m on break I have a lot more time to deal with that kind of stuff. just let me know send stuff and then I will cover it and they’ll probably just make some other videos maybe in the future about stuff that I want to talk about but that’s it thanks for watching I hope I answered some questions that you have. thanks for watching and I will see you in the future