Bad choices

Anonymous
Is this the SAME OP who has started two other threads about her daughter being offered spring start at UMD and accepted at Purdue??
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:Is this the SAME OP who has started two other threads about her daughter being offered spring start at UMD and accepted at Purdue??

I really hope not but am now starting to wonder. I put a lot of time into some solid suggestions for OP's kid, and it's starting to feel like this was just a pity post in the guise of asking for help because she repeatedly fobs us off. I thought this was a wonderful thread but am now wondering if we were all just duped.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:Is this the SAME OP who has started two other threads about her daughter being offered spring start at UMD and accepted at Purdue??

I really hope not but am now starting to wonder. I put a lot of time into some solid suggestions for OP's kid, and it's starting to feel like this was just a pity post in the guise of asking for help because she repeatedly fobs us off. I thought this was a wonderful thread but am now wondering if we were all just duped.


I would say there is a 99% chance it's the same OP. Getting really sick of this person spamming the forum with her woe is me garbage.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:Is this the SAME OP who has started two other threads about her daughter being offered spring start at UMD and accepted at Purdue??


That really wouldn’t make sense. She says the options they have are to go to an expensive university they don’t like, go to community college, or don’t go at all. Nowhere in there is spring start at UMD.
Anonymous
she was accused of, and denied this allegation a few pages ago. Not sure what’s going on, but there’s a lot of overwhelm in this family. I’m voting to be nice.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:I'm seeing more rich kids do the CC year now, FWIW. Kids you used to not see but ones who didnt get in where they wanted or parents dont think they are focused enough to spend big money yet. Its interesting. I am sort of considering it for my kid who is all honors/AP but almost a full year younger than his grade level peers and as a result tends to hang out with the kids in the grade below (his actual age). It just feels young to me to send a 17 year old to college and if I am being honest, I am not anywhere ready for him to leave.


I was 17 my entire freshman year at college. It didn’t bother me - That was my cohort that I had always been with. Finished classes before I turned 21-graduation was a week after my birthday.

Obviously, you know your son. It is worth having the conversation if you feel it is needed. My mom admitted later that she was nervous sending me off so young, but she also knew that my age hadn’t hindered me before.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:I'm seeing more rich kids do the CC year now, FWIW. Kids you used to not see but ones who didnt get in where they wanted or parents dont think they are focused enough to spend big money yet. Its interesting. I am sort of considering it for my kid who is all honors/AP but almost a full year younger than his grade level peers and as a result tends to hang out with the kids in the grade below (his actual age). It just feels young to me to send a 17 year old to college and if I am being honest, I am not anywhere ready for him to leave.


I was 17 my entire freshman year at college. It didn’t bother me - That was my cohort that I had always been with. Finished classes before I turned 21-graduation was a week after my birthday.

Obviously, you know your son. It is worth having the conversation if you feel it is needed. My mom admitted later that she was nervous sending me off so young, but she also knew that my age hadn’t hindered me before.


This is where I am with my daughter. I asked her the other day if she felt like things were tougher because she was younger and she said “I have no idea - this is all I’ve ever known.” She’s heading to college in the fall but she’s always been very independent so I’m not worried at all.
Anonymous
OP has clarified that they are not the Purdue poster.

No one here owes someone answers. If you choose to give suggestions, then that's a gift. You don't get to demand something in return.

OP is clearly overwhelmed and focusing on her kid right now. She's been clear that she's talking through options with her kid, who is the person she needs to be talking to right now. If it's helpful for her to update us and get more advice, she can. But she has no obligation to do so. Being mad at her because she isn't answering your questions, or accusing her of having mad another post is bizarre.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:OP has clarified that they are not the Purdue poster.

No one here owes someone answers. If you choose to give suggestions, then that's a gift. You don't get to demand something in return.

OP is clearly overwhelmed and focusing on her kid right now. She's been clear that she's talking through options with her kid, who is the person she needs to be talking to right now. If it's helpful for her to update us and get more advice, she can. But she has no obligation to do so. Being mad at her because she isn't answering your questions, or accusing her of having mad another post is bizarre.


OP here. I do not know who wrote this but thank you. I would share that we added Pitt and Mount St Mary's University. I will share more when I feel like so. Thank you all but this is for sharing knowledge and know that I appreciate the effort of this community. This is not a forum to demand returns on that knowledge.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:OP has clarified that they are not the Purdue poster.

No one here owes someone answers. If you choose to give suggestions, then that's a gift. You don't get to demand something in return.

OP is clearly overwhelmed and focusing on her kid right now. She's been clear that she's talking through options with her kid, who is the person she needs to be talking to right now. If it's helpful for her to update us and get more advice, she can. But she has no obligation to do so. Being mad at her because she isn't answering your questions, or accusing her of having mad another post is bizarre.


OP here. I do not know who wrote this but thank you. I would share that we added Pitt and Mount St Mary's University. I will share more when I feel like so. Thank you all but this is for sharing knowledge and know that I appreciate the effort of this community. This is not a forum to demand returns on that knowledge.


Good luck!
Anonymous
I know College of Wooster has been mentioned a bunch.
If this is on the table for your child, I recently received this email ....

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Here is a link to sign up in case this is something you are thinking about:
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Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:OP has clarified that they are not the Purdue poster.

No one here owes someone answers. If you choose to give suggestions, then that's a gift. You don't get to demand something in return.

OP is clearly overwhelmed and focusing on her kid right now. She's been clear that she's talking through options with her kid, who is the person she needs to be talking to right now. If it's helpful for her to update us and get more advice, she can. But she has no obligation to do so. Being mad at her because she isn't answering your questions, or accusing her of having mad another post is bizarre.


OP here. I do not know who wrote this but thank you. I would share that we added Pitt and Mount St Mary's University. I will share more when I feel like so. Thank you all but this is for sharing knowledge and know that I appreciate the effort of this community. This is not a forum to demand returns on that knowledge.


Did you by chance add SMCM? That’s the public school
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:OP has clarified that they are not the Purdue poster.

No one here owes someone answers. If you choose to give suggestions, then that's a gift. You don't get to demand something in return.

OP is clearly overwhelmed and focusing on her kid right now. She's been clear that she's talking through options with her kid, who is the person she needs to be talking to right now. If it's helpful for her to update us and get more advice, she can. But she has no obligation to do so. Being mad at her because she isn't answering your questions, or accusing her of having mad another post is bizarre.


OP here. I do not know who wrote this but thank you. I would share that we added Pitt and Mount St Mary's University. I will share more when I feel like so. Thank you all but this is for sharing knowledge and know that I appreciate the effort of this community. This is not a forum to demand returns on that knowledge.


I know several kids at MSM and they are universally really sweet kids. The kinds of kids who are inclusive and very down to Earth. I bet your daughter would make wonderful friends there.
Anonymous
Do a gap year to travel the world. I wish I had done it.
Anonymous
Good luck. Thinking about you from the Midwest and sending warm thoughts for your journey.

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