What does A2C think about Bennington College? by [deleted] in ApplyingToCollege

[–]rue_laurent 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I got accepted too with stellar aid. Trying to make the decision between Bennington and St. Michael's college in Burlington, Vermont, about 2 hours north (also excellent aid). I am going to the admitted student days on April 17 at Bennington and April 22 at St. Mike's and will then make my final decision!

Can i negotiate increase in merit scholarship from St Lawrence University? by Full-Turnover-1404 in ApplyingToCollege

[–]rue_laurent 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I just got in today rd. I am domestic. Got merit and need based, but it's still about 12K more than my parents can pay. Not sure if it's worth asking for more.

Umass Amherst location by Temporary-Factor119 in ApplyingToCollege

[–]rue_laurent 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Amherst and Northampton are vibrant college towns. Northampton is the larger of the two. Lots going on all the time. Connecting them is a road filled with all the big box stores. Not the middle of nowhere.

Is no one getting in anywhere now?? by [deleted] in ApplyingToCollege

[–]rue_laurent 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Based on what people are reporting on this subreddit, I feel like with the selective liberal arts colleges, it's the same group of people getting in over and over and over again. Will be interesting to see how the waitlist plays out!

juniors - 3 things i regret not doing by Substance_Distinct in ApplyingToCollege

[–]rue_laurent 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Would also add to juniors to take a good hard look at your ECs and see how you can make a big push to do something meaningful over the summer.

What this year’s college reactions have said about essays, from a random senior’s perspective 😝 by No_Investigator4743 in ApplyingToCollege

[–]rue_laurent 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think once you've washed up on the shores of the summer before your senior year, the ECs, GPA and test scores are pretty much set (maybe with exception of SAT fall testing), so at that point, consider that your job is keep GPA and ECs going and then put all attention on the essays and quality of the apps (doing a really good job with EC descriptions, etc.)

Can colleges see what other colleges you're applying to? by ppppianofffforte in ApplyingToCollege

[–]rue_laurent 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No ,but watch out for ZeeMee after acceptances. The colleges you're accepted at show up in your profile. Could be just me, but when I look at people already accepted to 10 colleges (publicly available info), I often think, why do you need to be admitted to any more. For any colleges into yield protection, ZeeMee is basically encouraging applicants to dox themselves. Beware!

Daily Discussion March 23, 2023 by AutoModerator in KelleHamptonSnark

[–]rue_laurent 30 points31 points  (0 children)

“Easter basket stuffer list.”

Her calling the contents of an Easter basket "stuffers" literally makes my skin crawl.

what college gives you weird vibes? by Fluffy-Drama-6459 in ApplyingToCollege

[–]rue_laurent 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah, that land acknowledgement felt really inauthentic.

what college gives you weird vibes? by Fluffy-Drama-6459 in ApplyingToCollege

[–]rue_laurent 5 points6 points  (0 children)

There is this feeling that everyone there is locked in some grim struggle, even though like 95% are just the usual mix of upper middle class privileged people who probably are leading cushy lives. There is something almost foreboding about the campus, it has a cold feeling to it. This may sound really out there, but my dominant feel was that it's like a training camp for a cult.

Daily Discussion March 21, 2023 by AutoModerator in KelleHamptonSnark

[–]rue_laurent 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Wow. Gathering all these observations into one posts, these are all very distinct tells, aren't they? I am now leaning towards team separation.

Daily Discussion March 21, 2023 by AutoModerator in KelleHamptonSnark

[–]rue_laurent 25 points26 points  (0 children)

She doesn't receive an income but....does she get comped for expenses for all the outfits she buys, trips she takes for RR, etc. That's what I wonder. I just can't help but think that she's managing to squeeze a lot of extra $$$ out of this. For example, on the road trip to MI when she stopped off for the scholarship recipient, what percent of the trip could she get reimbursed? All personal expenses of the trip (gas/travel/food) until she got to that point? Then while in MI, could she submit receipts for the days that RR mom was there (gas/food/entertainment/props/clothing/filming, etc.) to be reimbursed? It's technically not income from RR so wouldn't be visible.

Daily Discussion March 20, 2023 by AutoModerator in KelleHamptonSnark

[–]rue_laurent 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Would there be some legally compelling reason why they had to list the house? For example, in order to change the mortgage to include Kelle's name, there was some clause from the long ago divorce deal with the ex-wife that this would force the house to put on the market? I am just so confused by this whole thing.

Got into college but worried about the dating scene by [deleted] in ApplyingToCollege

[–]rue_laurent 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I am assuming this is a LAC because I can't figure out a comparison uni that would match these stats. If it's a really small college like a Bennington or a Hampshire, then it's going to be really easy to get to know EVERYONE and that can make it easier in general to make friends or date. Are there other colleges nearby to increase the dating pool? For example, Bennington isn't too terribly far from Williams and Hampshire is part of the 5 colleges which opens the social doors wide open.

How’s LAC day going for everyone? by iiollianncdaa in ApplyingToCollege

[–]rue_laurent 0 points1 point  (0 children)

4Rs, 1Waitlist

Brutal, but also like a purifying fire because now that these are off the list I can put my focus elsewhere.

Curious Dad ... Whats going on with admission/ selection this year? by WarpigFunk in ApplyingToCollege

[–]rue_laurent 5 points6 points  (0 children)

She's got a lot of great schools coming up. Lots of chances for AOs to see her many positive attributes and I am wishing her good luck!

i did not get into Bennington after the interview situation by cardigan_haze in ApplyingToCollege

[–]rue_laurent 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I remember when you posted about this. What you may want to do is write them an email that is more in line with a "letter of continued interest" as if you were waitlisted. Explain how much you love Bennington, the strengths of your app and then tactfully bring up the interview situation, explaining that you tried to schedule and would be grateful if they could offer you an interview and reconsider the app. Gl to you!

Daily Discussion March 16, 2023 by AutoModerator in KelleHamptonSnark

[–]rue_laurent 17 points18 points  (0 children)

It does. It was probably an old apology note Nella had to write to Lainey.

Is it "toxic" to gatekeep opportunities and competitions from your friends, even the close ones? by [deleted] in ApplyingToCollege

[–]rue_laurent 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Try shifting your perspective. Instead of calling it gatekeeping, call it setting boundaries! Maybe it's better in the end if some of this college stuff stays out of friendships because it does bring out people's competitive streak. There's nothing wrong with this and setting a boundary can keep the friendships healthy.

Daily Discussion March 15, 2023 by AutoModerator in KelleHamptonSnark

[–]rue_laurent 33 points34 points  (0 children)

Is that possibly a decluttered living room that I spot behind Kelle? It's an odd/new angle I think. What is to Kelle's left usually? Looks like more empty space now.