I just wish I had asked it at least a year ago. However I have 3 children yet to graduate so I can still use all the help I can get. My oldest son is graduating in May of this year and we have had some disappointments. He did Bob Jones curriculum for the most part all through high school but did take some outside co-op science classes and has taken almost a year's worth of college dual credit classes. He has made straight A's on everything. On top of this he is an Eagle Scout, has hundreds of hours in volunteer work and has been involved in 2 robotics clubs for the past 3 years. He has also been a beekeeper and gardener for the past 5 years. His ACT score was 31 and his SAT 1950. Respectable scores but not fantastic.
The problem has come in his choice of colleges: Carnegie Mellon, MIT, Stanford, Georgia Tech, CalTech, and UT Austin. So far we have been rejected by Caltech and MIT and wait listed for Georgia Tech. We have not heard from Stanford or Carnegie Mellon. UT Austin has accepted him at the Dallas campus and I expect a scholarship offer but it has not happened yet. I am thinking that the test scores are the problem. He did a great job of the transcript and course descriptions and it was pretty easy because of the majority being Bob Jones curriculum. What I didn't really get was that he needed to test early and set his targets from the test results or study more to improve scores. However, having said that, we also believe that God works all things together for good and Hazen will be a success no matter what. ~ Anne on Facebook
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