By Screwed - 03/10/2009 04:37 - United States
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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.
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YDI only if you didn't check up with her. You should have gone there every day and asked her if she did it. You are one of many kids she has to deal with. You aren't the only thing in her life. While that sucks, you should have been more on top of it. And she sucks too.
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
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
but a lot of the time for scholarships it requires the mailing of transcripts and stuff straight from the school. and, that's a ******* 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 ******* 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.
Hopefully you read her the riot act for guaranteeing you didn't get the scholarship. I'd file a complaint with the school board about it as well.
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=
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.
maybe you shouldn't trust anyone else to do something this important... so, ydi, but also fyl.