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11-28-2011 08:46 PM
linvillegorge
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Originally Posted by BurtonAvenger View Post
Oh god Western Slope those people are fucking weird.
It's true.
11-28-2011 08:38 PM
BurtonAvenger Oh god Western Slope those people are fucking weird.
11-28-2011 08:35 PM
linvillegorge I'd go to Montana. Honestly. CO is getting too fucking crowded. Not sure how much longer I'm gonna be able to take it myself. If I stay, I may have to make my way over toward the western slope.
11-28-2011 08:26 PM
BurtonAvenger Fuck your dad too. Your life do what you want with it don't let anything dissuade you or influence you. One life man ONE LIFE.
11-28-2011 08:24 PM
SPAZ
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Originally Posted by SamKatz View Post
Dude you have to go to Colorado you won't regret it!!! Ever since I left highschool i've been travelling/working abroad and its a fantastic experience. I moved to Australia for a year to do my masters degree, literally across the world from my family and friends, my loans are ridiculous, and I would never change a thing. I'm an international teacher and the first thing I think about when I look for a new job is where can I do all the activities I love. Moving to a country that has a less desirable location where I can make 2X the money i'm getting now is not even an option. It seems like boulder is a great decision not just for location but for the program and the tuition which is eventually going to derease. The 1900miles is nothing dude don't even stress about it. Get an iphone, connect to skype and you can talk to family and friends just as much as before. Leaving them behind is a hard but worthwhile experience, your going to meet so many new amazing people and probably get into things you havn't tried before. I'm from Canada so I can't really say anything about Boston, I'm not a fan of buffalo, but I keep going back to Colorado because it's a magical place. Snowboarding is definitly not the only thing out there man, it has world class rockclimbing that is insane, if you end up in CO you need to get into that, then you look forward to the summer equally as much as you look forward to the winter!!!
Thanks, my cousin also spent a year in australia and loved it. Definitely a place I intend to visit someday. I don't know how I could keep in contact with my sister's kids, since I'll be away at school for most of their childhood. I was looking forward to watching them grow up since she is pretty local, and they have taken a liking to me. Would anyone be able to sum up how bad a 2000 mile car ride is?
11-28-2011 08:18 PM
SPAZ Well at least your more supportive than my dad.
11-28-2011 08:05 PM
BurtonAvenger Colorado is flat, Boulder fucking sucks, stay in the east and be like everyone else.
11-28-2011 11:28 AM
SamKatz Dude you have to go to Colorado you won't regret it!!! Ever since I left highschool i've been travelling/working abroad and its a fantastic experience. I moved to Australia for a year to do my masters degree, literally across the world from my family and friends, my loans are ridiculous, and I would never change a thing. I'm an international teacher and the first thing I think about when I look for a new job is where can I do all the activities I love. Moving to a country that has a less desirable location where I can make 2X the money i'm getting now is not even an option. It seems like boulder is a great decision not just for location but for the program and the tuition which is eventually going to derease. The 1900miles is nothing dude don't even stress about it. Get an iphone, connect to skype and you can talk to family and friends just as much as before. Leaving them behind is a hard but worthwhile experience, your going to meet so many new amazing people and probably get into things you havn't tried before. I'm from Canada so I can't really say anything about Boston, I'm not a fan of buffalo, but I keep going back to Colorado because it's a magical place. Snowboarding is definitly not the only thing out there man, it has world class rockclimbing that is insane, if you end up in CO you need to get into that, then you look forward to the summer equally as much as you look forward to the winter!!!
11-27-2011 04:34 PM
SPAZ
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Originally Posted by tomtom88 View Post
Seriously? Your mind isn't made up already? I don't blame you, it is a pretty big decision. But Colorado is fantastic! I myself just transferred to CU Boulder this semester and I am in the ENVD program. Most of the teachers I have had this first semester have been pretty cool. The coursework is interesting and somewhat challenging. I like the program alot. The campus is wonderful and Colorado is sooo much friendlier than any other state I've been to. Way more layed back and slower pace of life too. I recommend you come visit the campus before you make your decision though.
Yeah, it seems that all of their programs are very well laid out. Their architecture program definitely caught my eye, not to mention its a school i would have fun at and i can still snowboard when i want to. I want to visit it, maybe over the summer if I can save up some money. I know a few people that want to check it out actually, so maybe going with people I know would be a good idea.
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If you have the money, going abroad is great really wish I could have done that but i had an engineering program a 30 minute commute from my house. Friends and family, for me atleast I can be separated without much issue. College/uni life is great, and you will no doubt make new friends. And like you said, you still have a year to figure it out.
I would love to go to europe and study architecture, but programs like that only really work when you can speak a second language. I want to learn German, so if i take it in college I'll look into it more. RIT is a good school about 30 minutes from me, but as I said I want to leave NYS.
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If you want to save money, get more scholarships and not have to worry about being accepted, take classes at a community college for a few semesters before you X-fer to a 4-year. I did this for 3 semesters, built up a great GPA (3.8), got a nice scholarship, and then X-fered to a 4-year. Lots of colleges also provide perks and benefits for X-fer students.

When looking at being accepted, college credits w/ good grades far outweigh highschool GPA. If you keep your grades up while at CC, you can pretty much X-fer anywhere you want without worrying. I had tons of schools sending me emails to apply, rather then the other way around.
Yeah, I thought about this too. BA told me about a community college in Summit County about a year ago, if I went there I could work parttime and go to school, and have a few days a week to go snowboarding. If I am certain I want to go to Colorado and somehow get rejected or put on the waiting list or some BS, I would want to do that for a year since I would also get my state residency then reapply to Boulder and go for the state tuition.

Nice GPA, btw. I brought mine up to a 3.3, back in June it was a 2.4, basically I went to summer school and retook a couple classes and got A's and it got a nice boost.
11-27-2011 12:13 PM
HoboMaster If you want to save money, get more scholarships and not have to worry about being accepted, take classes at a community college for a few semesters before you X-fer to a 4-year. I did this for 3 semesters, built up a great GPA (3.8), got a nice scholarship, and then X-fered to a 4-year. Lots of colleges also provide perks and benefits for X-fer students.

When looking at being accepted, college credits w/ good grades far outweigh highschool GPA. If you keep your grades up while at CC, you can pretty much X-fer anywhere you want without worrying. I had tons of schools sending me emails to apply, rather then the other way around.
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