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Old 03-10-2014, 06:27 PM
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Smile Happy news for me today

I got some very good news today! I'm interested in studying mechanical engineering in college, and we applied to four engineering schools with MechE programs. Today we heard back from the first one -- a state school 15 minutes from us, UMass Lowell, the state school in the area known for engineering. I was accepted and given a renewable scholarship that would reduce my tuition to pennies. This is very welcome news, as I'm highly suspicious of the idea of amassing any debt and this would definitely provide a debt-free path through a decet school . Of course, I would still wait to hear from other schools before making any decisions, but it's very nice to know that a good option is already at hand.

I'm kinda happy right now and having trouble settling down (and also using too many smilies ).

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Old 03-10-2014, 06:28 PM
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Congrats!! Comes as no surprise to me, hopefully the others are just as positive!
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:30 PM
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why wait? if i were in that position, id jump on it. id give anything to be in a position to go back to school again.
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:36 PM
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Congrats, Joosepp'!
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:37 PM
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WAY TO GO !!!!!!!!!!!! Congradts from the Palmetto State !
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:56 PM
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Good score. And yes college was the good old days.
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:59 PM
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Old 03-10-2014, 09:09 PM
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as I'm highly suspicious of the idea of amassing any debt
Stay this way your whole life and you will do fine.

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Old 03-11-2014, 12:20 AM
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Thanks for the kind words, everyone .
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why wait? if i were in that position, id jump on it. id give anything to be in a position to go back to school again.
I won't lose it if I wait (I have until May 1st to accept), so might as well wait and see what else comes in. That said, I had already been seriously considering going there for a bachelor's when I thought I'd have to pay $12,000 per year -- this makes me even more inclined to do so. I'll probably decide sometime in early April where to go, depending on what schools accept me and what sort of aid they give.
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I'm interested in studying mechanical engineering in college, and we applied to four engineering schools with MechE programs.
Congratualations. MechEng = ++good

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Old 03-11-2014, 05:04 AM
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Congratulations indeed - though don't be surprised if you are the only student who has his own tool kit!
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Old 03-11-2014, 09:55 AM
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Very good news! My youngest son just got his ME this past May and is already working as a design engineer at a local (to him) company. ONe point in your decision: When youngest was in school he often had issues that could have been solved quickly and easily at home but being a couple hundred miles away required mcuh effort. More than once I shipped him parts for his 126. Failed voltage regulator/alternator diagnosis and repair took over a week and I had to ship a whole alternator to him. Any illness was also an issue. Not to mention when the $$$ ran low, eating became more interesting. There are advantages to living at/near home.
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Old 03-11-2014, 10:33 AM
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nice work. go for it
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Old 03-11-2014, 10:37 AM
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Hell yeah jooseppi!

Well done, now don't blow the last month of senior year on booze, boobs, and blow.

2 seniors in my HS graduating class lost their scholarships because they succombed to senioritis. Finish strong!

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