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  • costcoholic
    Thanks for responding with candor. This is a tough call.
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    April 2013
  • newbieat
    thanks, I will try that!
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    March 2013
  • newbieat
    thank you. I'm having trouble figuring out this system but I did get your message. I'm not sure how to reach her on fb. I was wondering if the school is lgbt friendly and also how they are accomodating LD (math).
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    March 2013
  • kadieblue
    Thanks very much for all of the help!!
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    December 2012
  • kadieblue
    Hi Gwen, the system would not let me pm but perhaps this will still reach you. Thanks for the info! Did your daughter do the specialty housing or the regular housing? So happy to hear that she likes Hartt! Do the acting/mt kids get to know kids in other programs, either within Hartt or within the college?
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    December 2012
  • glido
    Gwen: I am so sorry to hear of your DD unhappiness, but I can't help but recall what a great fit I thought Fordham Lincoln Center would be for her. Let me just say that there is no other campus in the world like FLC at 62nd & Broadway. (Location, Location, Location) I.M. Pei's firm has designed the new building which will be completed while your daughter is there - beyond belief beautiful. I know she is not happy about being in the specific theater program, but I have 3 words for her - "Mimes and Mummers" Google it. They put on GREAT shows in the Collins auditorium on the Rose Hill campus and the students from Lincoln Center get starring rolls all the time. I was an MM ('86), my dad was a MM ('57), my grandad was an MM ('23). Alan Alda was an MM. There are many, more. I know she is unhappy now, but this could be GREAT!
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    March 2012
  • anxious4answers
    did your daughter audition for Hartt early? Im waiting on the letter from them and it's making me crazy, i hate waiting haha.
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    March 2012
  • glido
    Gwen: Wow! With scores like that, your D'12 will have no issues at all with the core at Fordham. First of all, the Fordham core's most challenging courses are English and Philosophy. With her scores, she will be ahead of her peers. And, I must take back everything I said about the Rose Hill campus being more of a challenge - though it is true - it is simply not relevent to your DD. She will have no problems with the core at FCLC. She will lead the way. With regard to math, the national average is between 500-520. Fordham College at Lincoln Center is dominated by artists, not math majors.

    If she wants Manhattan, give FCLC a close look. Denzel Washington did fine. Alan Alda went to Rose Hill, but he would have gone to Lincoln Center if it were available. She will do well wherever she goes. Take care.
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    April 2011
  • cherryhillmomto2
    Good Morning. I have seen you post about your daughter's LD and I was wondering if you could help me. My son is horrific in math. When you say your daughter has a LD and struggles, how did you get her classified? Is there a specific test? I also wonder what accommodations are in place?

    I hope you don't mind sharing - but when I say he is horrible in math - the bottom of the barrel. We have tutors, electronic communications, as much as possible but he still bombs the assessments.
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    March 2011
  • glido
    Gwen: I wouldn't want to say this publicly because I do not want to offend anyone, but the rigorous core at Fordham is at Rose Hill and it is not that bad. It is decidedly easier at Lincoln Center. I do not know how to say this delicately, but Lincoln Center is not Rose Hill for Math , Science, Philosophy, History and Literature. You can get by with what you have to to meet the core requirements, but the performing arts and technical theater depts are out of this world good.
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    March 2011
  • EmmyBet
    Hi Gwen -

    Your posts have been very nice, and I feel like we have some things in common. Is your child a junior? I hope so, just for the sake of having you along for the ride this next year or so.

    You're so right about the theater threads - I put this same question out to that group, and I got someone who made the usual comment about how I "clearly" didn't read the archived thread. Good grief. Of course I've read it. I specifically asked for NEW info, new perspectives, and tried to sound very specific.

    I truly do think theater is my D's true love - both artistically and academically. I'll support her all the way, but I sure wish sometimes we didn't have the extra work of doing this research. Luckily she's very aware that she needs BA non-auditioned programs, although she is mostly turned on by exciting BFAs. Ah, well.

    Good luck in your journey, and thanks for the good wishes.
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    January 2010