one day i visited the post graduate center at my school, trying to find out majors...another girl came in cuz she had an appointment with the pgc counsellor.
she was talking to her about her college choices (i accidentally overheard :S)
and i kept hearing names like stanford and yales as if it was some easy school that one can coast into.
is it really like this? i mean, ive always thought of ivy schools as the special school, that in the states this kind of hierarchy (did i spell it right?) still exists...ivys for the supersmart and soon to be rich and famous, and the rest fall into..well, the rest of the group..
also ive had some dilemmas on my own when it came to ivy schools..
i felt as if i didnt get into a good school, a school where its name is easily recognized, i wouldnt feel like ive accomplished enough...
and now im reading this book called admission confidential, its about an account of a ex-admission officer trying to pick out kids for Duke.
they say if you're a BWRK--bright well rounded kid-- you're not good enough.
now im really scared...i mean i guess i have good grades...and participating in some activities and sports...but what if i'm not good enough to get into ANY "decent" school?
would anybody care to give me some advice on these kind of things, or at least calm me down and pat my shoulder?
maybe i ask too much of a thread.
"You can do anything in this world if you are prepared to take the consequences." Somerset Maugham, British writer