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gibby

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  • anthony3
    It's amazing how helpful you can be! Your posts are all over CC!
    Thank you very much :D
    April 2013
  • Adamgeek
    Hi gibby. Thank you for your answer to my questions about Harvard. You're one of my favorite people on CC, but not in a creepy way. Thank you for being so helpful.
    February 2013
  • jomi77
    you're really cool!
    February 2013
  • gibby
    I hate to say this about adults, but some of them are helicopter parents consumed about their "little darling" appearing better qualified than the next kid. I stand by "It's just not possible!"
    January 2013
  • Tobias98
    I don't know... her mom told me about both acceptances.
    January 2013
  • gibby
    I would say "it's not possible!" The Common App will not let you apply to two schools early if one of them is SCEA. The same is true if your school uses Naviance. I've heard this scenario many times over the past four years and NOT ONCE has it ever been proven to be true. The mostly likely scenario is that your friend is telling a tall tale.
    January 2013
  • Tobias98
    Hi gibby,
    What would you do if you knew a classmate applied scea to Yale and ea to another private school (not rolling admissions) and was accepted to both? Her dad's a professor there and her brother and sister also attend. My school's guidance department apparently didn't notice...
    January 2013
  • lynnlinusa
    Hi gibby,
    My daughter started a 501c3 nonprofit organization with her sisters 6 years ago.
    Do you think Admissions Directors will look at the website she creates?
    December 2012
  • alan831019
    Thanks a lot!
    November 2012
  • alan831019
    Hi gibby. I am an applicant to Yale SCEA and hope to update my resume. I am just wondering if you also have the Yale email address to which I can send an update. Thanks a lot!
    November 2012
  • Adamgeek
    Hi gibby. I just wanted to say thank you for answering my question / listening to me freak out about sending SAT II scores. You're really awesome.
    November 2012
  • Looshin
    Hello,

    You seem to know your way with regard to the application process, and the essays. I know you didn't offer in the thread, but I really am rather desperate, so could I trouble you to read my Common App. essay?

    Thanks
    October 2012
  • VelvetVeins
    hello, you're awesome.
    October 2012
  • gibby
    I don't think the Common App essay is weighted more heavily than the supplement, or vice-versa. Admissions Directors are looking at both essays for clues to your character, personality, interests, maturity and love of learning. As college students spend about half their time in class, specifically, they are looking for students who are good role models, teachers and scholars outside of the classroom. As William Fitzsimmons has stated: http://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/10/harvarddean-part1/

    "Personal qualities and character provide the foundation upon which each admission rests. Harvard alumni/ae often report that the education they received from fellow classmates was a critically important component of their college experience. The education that takes place between roommates, in dining halls, classrooms, research groups, extracurricular activities, and in Harvard’s residential houses depends on selecting students who will reach out to others."
    September 2012
  • zubulu
    Hey gibby, whenevr I see your username on the comments I always read what you have to say. I was just wondering what your opinion is on the weight colleges give to the common app essay vs. the supplement essay. In other words, which one do colleges typically value more?
    September 2012
  • imurfan
    hi gibby--just wanted to say i really appreciate your replies to my thread. ive been quite depressed lately from hearing all sorts of stuff about ivy leagues and thinking that i dont even have a chance--thanks again for ur replies! you make things really easy to understand :)--i agree with thomasrosal
    September 2012
  • thomasrosal
    Hey gibby, I've seen a lot of your comments and I find a lot of them really useful and particularly imsightful. Would you mind chancing me? I'd really appreciate it!
    February 2012
  • khittee
    Thank you for the advice and concern.
    October 2011