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  1. TinyBlondie15

    TinyBlondie15 I have my own cheer message board

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    You don't get any college credits with normal classes. They either have to be AP, IB, or DE. With AP you have to pass the AP Exam with a 3 or higher to get college credit. With DE you have to get a C or higher
     
  2. live2cheer10

    live2cheer10 Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Also to add to this: look into your schools programs and AP test score policies. Some programs require a 4 or 5 to get the credits.
     
  3. cheergirl09

    cheergirl09 I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    My sister is a freshman at GA Southern and LOVES it!
     
  4. notreallyhere

    notreallyhere When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    What does it mean to have no credits then? Cause I think I know people that dont plan on taking any AP classes/ never took AP classes and got into college
     
  5. notreallyhere

    notreallyhere When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    So having no credits won't affect you at all (considering you're not going for an IVY League)?
     
  6. laughAlittle

    laughAlittle Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Nope, you'll have PLENTY of time to graduate in 4 years. MOST people that come into college with credits still have to graduate in 4 years anyways due to when classes are available, major, minor, study abroad, or just simple requirements. You have nothing to worry about.
     
  7. ErinS

    ErinS Slow your roll, Sparkle. World Champion GIF Poster

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    That's not true at all. I didn't take any credits going into college; I took 15 hrs a semester (18 for 1 semester only). I never went to summer school. I technically graduated in 3 1/2 years, and stayed an extra semester because none of my friends were graduating in December.

    Most programs are designed for you to complete them in 4 years. All of my friends graduated in 4 years taking 15 hours a semester...the only people I know that took longer failed classes or changed majors or had 5 yr programs to begin with
     
  8. tuckxandxtwist

    tuckxandxtwist Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    A lot of people can double major with 15 credits a semester too. It just depends on how smart with your scheduling you are, and what programs you're in. I'm a double major mass communication and journalism major who transferred--I'm graduating in 4 years, but I did have to take summer classes and an extra class a few semesters to catch up from my transfer.
     
  9. mishtm52

    mishtm52 Best Updater '12

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    For what it's worth, my four year school in MA requires 120 credits by graduation. They break it down and suggest you get 30 credits/year or 15/semester. You can take a couple more or less per semester, and sometimes that can vary depending on scheduling of courses, prerequisites or co-requisites, etc.
    12 credits is considered the bottom limit for "full-time" status, and they don't suggest anything over 18 credits (and actually make you pay out of pocket for it I think)... But as long as you get the 120 credits by graduation, you graduate.

    PS: 32 credits per year is 16 per semester ;)
     
  10. njallday

    njallday Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    with the credit talk.. i think some of you aren't taking into consideration how many credits you get per class. i transferred, so i've experienced different systems. at school #1, classes were worth 3 credits each and i would take 18 to 20 (1 credit per lab) credits a semester. 6 classes plus labs are A LOT to keep up with, even if you have some easy classes. at school #2, classes were worth 4 credits each. i usually took between 16 and 18 credits (as labs are 1 credit and in addition to the regular class) so 4 classes, 2 labs, etc.

    unfortunately, while all of my credits from school #1 transferred to school #2, i ended up having to take extra summer classes because even though i took all the classes i needed to graduate, you also need 164(?i think) credits to graduate so i came up short.

    the amount of credits is also the physical amount of hours you spend in that class per week, so while 4 hours a week kinda sucked sometimes, i think overall i preferred that system better.

    just something to consider...:)
     
  11. notreallyhere

    notreallyhere When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    Thank you for all the credit talk! This is really helping me understand what classes I should continue taking the next few years! :)
     
  12. alliebby33

    alliebby33 Best Flyer.. on a parent team

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    Not sure when the last time I posted in this thread was, but just to give a little update of where I am for sure applying...

    Miami University of Ohio
    University of Kentucky
    University of South Florida
    Cleveland State University
    Case Western Reserve University

    Those are in order of interest. USF is slightly out of the question now because it's really far away from Ohio and I'm not sure I want to go too far yet, but I'm still applying for the heck of it. Miami and UK are tied for my favorite. I'm gonna have a heck of a time picking between the two. I visited both over spring break and got that "gut feeling" on BOTH campuses. So now I'm stuck haha. Cleveland State is my safety school and one that I would live at home, not in a dorm. And Case is pretty much a just to see if I can get in type thing. Anyone know anything else about these schools? I need all the info I can get!
     
  13. Cheerleaders21

    Cheerleaders21 They call me Susie

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    Would anyone be willing to read and give me some feedback on my college essay?
     
  14. cheerheart4life

    cheerheart4life Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Ill help:)
     
  15. cheeeeer93

    cheeeeer93 Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    What school? I definitely remember getting that email haha