Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Graduation and More

Well, I graduated with high honors from Delaware County Community College, officially on August 31, 2013.  Since then, I've been applying to four year schools.  I did not get into the University of Pennsylvania despite my 3.79 GPA.  That was a huge disappointment to me.  I got into Drexel, but even if I borrowed $9,500 a year I would still be about $10,000 a year short of their tuition.  So, I can't go there.  I applied to Bryn Mawr College for their spring semester, but because of my age, I am only allowed to apply for a fall admission.  So they're rolling over my application for the fall.  I applied and got into West Chester University.  Their tuition is so inexpensive that it will be covered by federal and state grants.  I will have to borrow $500 for books, though.  So, my plan is to go to West Chester this spring, and then hopefully transfer to Bryn Mawr in the fall.  But if I don't get into Bryn Mawr, then I'll have already started at West Chester.  West Chester is not my favorite choice.  You only need a 2.0 GPA to get in and while the low tuition is good for me, it also means they aren't hiring the best teachers, and they have larger classrooms.