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whitewhine:

ALL OF MY FAILURES ARE NONE OF MY FAULT!

This is one of the best times of year for college-bound White Whines. For millions of smart kids across the country, the college rejection letter season marks the first time that any of them have been told “sorry, you’re just not smart enough” and a few, like this girl, just can’t deal with that.

Harshest College Rejections
collegehumor:

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collegehumor:

The Average Student Scholarship Contest [Click for a chance to win]

Are you intelligent, athletic, or emotionally stable? If so, then we’re not interested in you. We’re looking for the most average, run-of-the-mill, regular students who need a big check to help fund their college education. Apply now for a chance to win one of two $5,000 grand prizes in our first ever Average Student Scholarship Contest. You can find all the guidelines on how to submit right here. We’d wish you good luck, but a real average student never seems to have any.

I had a disagreement this afternoon about requirements for admission and curriculum with a prospective student who happens to be deaf. The issue is that it was on the phone via a relay service. It was exhausting and awkward. Especially for the interpreter.

thedailywhat:

Heartwarming Tearjerker of the Day: Senait’s family came to the U.S. from Eritrea, Africa, in 1993. Watch as she finds out that she’ll be the first in her family to attend college.

[hypervocal]

Why do you pick up your phone, just to tell me you can’t talk right now?

Why wouldn’t you have your voicemail set up on your phone?  Isn’t that one of the first things a person does?

Overdramatic

A student just told me through the course of a few emails that if I didn’t admit him to my college (which is rather competitive) soon he would be homeless.  A possibility?  Sure, but he skipped right to homelessness rather than the possibility of choosing another major or even transferring to another school.  Being homeless is the plan B he developed when I told him he should be prepared for the possibility of being denied.

but a day will come and i will reject your university…i promise…….thanks for your support
A response to a denial of admission email.
RESPOND!

A student emailed me with five questions.  Within two minutes, as I was beginning my response to the email, the same student called me on the phone and asked me to respond to his email.  I tried to clarify and see if he wanted me to answer his questions over the phone.  He replied (over the phone) that I should just respond to his email.