By Screwed - United States
Today, I went to see my guidance counselor. I was supposed to hear from my college about a scholarship by October 3rd. I was worried since it was already the 2nd so I went to talk to her. She never turned in my nomination. Goodbye $80,000 scholarship. FML
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  So_Yeah  |  0

True that, I can't believe how much other countries have to pay for a tertiary education. To OP: good luck! I hope you find another way to get to college =)

  RyeBreadBoy  |  0

Clearly Australia is the way to go. Quaternary(?) education (graduate school) is even more expensive. I pay 50k per year for medical school in the U.S. -- and that's the cheaper, in-state tuition. Out-of-staters shell out like 75.

  soldiat_fml  |  17

That's probably because you went there as an exchange student, it sounds like. If you're Australian or have been living in Australia, you get to take full advantage of the Australian tuition prices, but usually when you're in an exchange program you are really still going to the university in your country.

By  RubixMonkey  |  0

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  Okie7123  |  0

The thing about college is it teaches you to be responsible and do things for yourself. Try to do major things for yourself in the future without that middle-man that can screw it up for you. It's a lot more comforting to know if things get screwed up, you did everything in your power to make it work!

Good luck. And agreed with earlier poster....Find Jack Black and Tom Hank's son and re-enact Orange County to get your scholarship

  RubixMonkey  |  0

At least I am not alone. And for the person making lewd comments (I think) (because they were tired) this is for you.

Op you should have dominated the situation, turned the tables on her. IF she is going to fuck you over then she needs to be fucked.

  cxal_fml  |  0

That's not always possible. At my high school we weren't allowed to send in college applications by ourselves because the school was afraid we'd forge our transcript. They required us to bring in the application to them, and then they'd attach our transcript and mail it (otherwise you couldn't get your transcript). The guidance counselor switched the envelopes on one girl, and both colleges sent the application back to her because the application wasn't for their school - just imagine how that looks when you're trying to get in

  mittensbum16  |  0

but a lot of the time for scholarships it requires the mailing of transcripts and stuff straight from the school. and, that's a fucking counselor. they have responsibilities. don't walk into a high school looking to find a job and then try to get away with something as major like that. I have no sympathy for that fucking counselor. OP, have your counselor write a letter of apology to the school and see if you can still be accepted. or make her make a serious phonecall.

  monster_tamer  |  11

I concur.

While you are one of the many students she has to deal with, she is clearly not organized and/or dedicated enough to take enough time to send in your nomination. Your college education isn't going to just appear out of nowhere, and she's litterally handicapped you if you don't have any other scholarships and have to pay out of your own pocket or your parent's pocket- ESPECIALLY in this recession. File a complaint to the school board, contact the college and explain that your counselor failed to send it in and would they be willing to accept a late submission, and meanwhile do all you can to keep your grades at the top.

Good luck, OP. D=

  scythefwd  |  0

It's an 80k scholarship..... there is a lot of competition for scholarships, there is no "pretty much guarantee" when it comes to them.

OP - YDI - if you can't even follow up on paperwork that can change your life.. how are you going to survive actually living on your own and completing college? They don't hold your hand there like they do in high school.

  flighted  |  1

my b...^ I didn't mean to thumb up your ridiculous comment, I meant to thumb down. OP did what they were supposed to do, it was the counselor's fault.

  boatkicker  |  4

Many scholarships have to be sent in by the school guidance councilor because sometimes they have to send things that students aren't given access too, or separate forms for the school, that the college/scholarship people need.