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  • On Sat, 3 Oct 2015, 11:08am PDT in I believe that I'm smarter than other ppl. Should I get an MS in nuclear eng?, Rin said:

    MMR says

    I agree with that part regarding putting HS on your CV; I wonder what kind of advice people are getting to think that that's a good idea

    Two kinds, stupid HS teachers with a 'college instructor' complex and two, students who're duped into believing that the world is at *awe* with the Bronx Science/Stuyvesant tales, as if the entire world grew up in the NYC magnet HS system, when it clearly didn't.

    MMR says

    , what if the kid also wanted to participate in sports (like an NCAA revenue producing team sport) ....tennis and other individual sports/pursuits

    If a person is NCAA bound, then he needs a traditional HS with a sports programs. Chances are, that person will know at a very early age, that he's the next Kobe Bryant. And in that situation, the thought of making the Olympics or some professional NBA squad, is a far greater priority than getting accepted into some AMA medical school or Univ of London, pre-finance/economics distance program.

    MMR says

    they would still probably have to provide scores for the SAT, PSAT, AP scores, is that correct?

    Only the SATs, the others are not that important for transfer admissions to a regular US college, from another college.

    MMR says

    anyone who is on a preprofessional track (esp Medicine) is much better off learning independently of the classroom environment and scheduling their own extracurriculars/community service etc. After all, teaching oneself is what one would do as an undergrad and in med school itself.

    Spot on!

    MMR says

    One of the 6 public schools with the strongest track record for Harvard admission. 100 schools (94 private and 6 public) or 0.3 % of all high schools make up 22% of Harvard's student body..but then again as a New Englander in the know, you probably knew that

    In all honesty ... if one's a smart Bostonian, meaning grown up within commuting distance of the city, one can get a degree out of Harvard's continuing ed, extension program. If one's a great student, one can take additional classes during the day, as a special student, and get recommendation letters from full time "day hours" Harvard faculty. In the end, that person, now being a true self-starter, has just as good of a chance of getting into a Harvard graduate program, as the ass kissers who'd played the game, just to gain admissions to the daytime Harvard College program.

    Remember, Al Gore isn't interested in getting a Masters or PhD in applied math or history at Harvard. As a lazy *Fortunate Son* shithead, his only job is to get a college degree so that he can *name drop* at the parties, which his father hosts for other politicians.

    MMR says

    What are the benefits of Studying STEM subjects, notwithstanding the mediocre job prospects?

    Taking the Patent Agent exam. For the most part, that's the best aspect of being a STEM grad.

  • On Thu, 1 Oct 2015, 2:35pm PDT in I believe that I'm smarter than other ppl. Should I get an MS in nuclear eng?, Rin said:

    MMR says

    Given the availability of these online schools, which would be the better choice between the online degree vs GED?

    Here's the thing ... HS does not matter. No matter what, putting Stuyvesant HS on one's resume makes that person look like a doofus. The average white collar worker, has his work experience and 1st college degree on the resume, not HS.

    But on the flip side, if one applies for a work visa to another country, one's HS adds points to the application, whereas a GED doesn't make sense to the visa folks.

    On the flip side, when transferring between colleges, the college GPA matters more than HS. There were Boston Latin grads (local magnet school), with average HS GPAs, who'd gotten dean's list at the various UMass campuses, to gain transfer admissions to places like Michigan or Cornell, whereas from HS, their GPA was considered low by HS standards.

  • On Thu, 1 Oct 2015, 5:37am PDT in I believe that I'm smarter than other ppl. Should I get an MS in nuclear eng?, Rin said:

    bob2356 says

    How does one do that? All states require you to be at least 16 with many restrictions and documentation requirements to take a GED. Many states it's 18 to take the GED no matter what. Feel free to look at the actual rules by state as provided by the ged testing service. http://www.gedtestingservice.com/testers/2014policypageshttp://www.gedtestingservice.com/testers/2014policypages

    Why would anyone do that even if they could? You don't need a GED or HS diploma to take college courses. If you bag out of HS you have to pay up front for tuition. If you take college courses in high school they are free at most community colleges and apply to both high school and college.

    What 9th grader can pass a GED anyway? More RIN bloviating.

    Bob, please go away.

    For MMR and others, taking the GED early means prepping for it. And yes, 9th grade is age 14 and thus, it's a good time to start the review. Plus, GED is needed when one starts interning, so when one's ready for work, a GED and associates degree are both conferred.

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