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[ - ] Anyone else dying to hear from schools and then unbookmark UB forever? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 02.02.09, 05:50 PM Flag
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me!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:53 PM Flag
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I say I will, but then I think if I make it through this process I'd like to be one of the benign commenters who is helpful and encouraging to others...IF I don't lose my mind first. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:06 PM Flag
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Yes. I vowed that I would stop checking in as of today and have not lived up to that promise. Got both good and bad info on this site...but looking forward when my need to check in here is gone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:55 PM Flag
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absolutely absolutely absolutely. it is like a sickness [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Is there a rule where you can not get waxed while you have you riod?? Such an awkward thing to have done but traveling and timing is not good. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:49 PM Flag
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i think skin is more sensitive then, but it's not impossible [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:50 PM Flag
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okay, thanks. maybe just have some advil before i get it done! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:54 PM Flag
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ew just don't get your butt waxed [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:50 PM Flag
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oh ignore me, I read that as "roid" lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:51 PM Flag
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haha! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:55 PM Flag
[ - ] i can't imagine this is true. schools know that fa is a real issue and can't hold you to a FC if you get a better package elsewhere. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 02.02.09, 05:41 PM Flag
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no one can hold anybody to a FC letter. are you joking? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:42 PM Flag
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A FC letter is a letter. That's it. What do you think they can hold you to? It's not a contract. It's not a legally binding agreement. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:42 PM Flag
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If you are FCing a school and require FA, you will not be their first choice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:50 PM Flag
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tell the truth. your school is our first choice, and if we get enough aid, we would be thrilled to send our child there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 06:25 AM Flag
[ - ] Tell me how this works exactly: they send out letters on Friday. We get the bulk on Saturday and the rest on Tuesday. Fat envelopes - accept. If we get into our FC we call them right away and accept? Just send back the contract? Call the other schools and tell them no? Do it through PSD? Immediately? What if we turn down a school that probably thought they were our first choice? Is there an opportunity to explain in a letter? How to you preserve relationships for subsequent kids? Thanks to all BTDTs for your answers. Just curious about how it all plays out. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 02.02.09, 05:37 PM Flag
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If you have a clear FC, fill out the contract & send, let your PSD know. Call the other schools and say no, so they can start working on the WL. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:39 PM Flag
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You get an acceptance. You send back the contract. You can call if you want. They often invite you back to see the school again. You call your other accepts and WL's and tell them you are placed. If you FC a school you are not attending you have probably blown that school for the future. If you did not FC it just depends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:39 PM Flag
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What if you did not FC but showed a lot of love to a school? Or you're a leg? Is there a chance to gently explain why you didn't choose them? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:42 PM Flag
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not really. esp if you are a legacy. i think you cross that school off your list. these doa's are a nutty bunch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:45 PM Flag
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If you get FC, PSD will advise you to decline all wls even before you submit contract. If you get more than one accept and did not send a FC letter (or even if you did) you can revisit before you decide. When you decline an accept you can write a hadwritten thank you for your time note in addition to calling asap (especially if you have dc#2 and may reapply). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:44 PM Flag
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np-We'll be away that entire week. Can you revisit the schools the following week? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:48 PM Flag
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Maybe, but I wouldn't bank on it. I thought the "accepted parent events" if they have them are late the first week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:05 PM Flag
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As I recall, they asked us to call. I hand-delivered the contract and deposit the next day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:49 PM Flag
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what is your are waitlisted at your first choice. what happens then? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:29 PM Flag
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You call and tell them you want to remain on the list, and then bite your nails till the last minute. If you don't hear by the deadline and you prefer your 2d choice over public, you accept, and remove your name from the WL. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:33 PM Flag
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You call school & say yes & then hand deliver contract & deposit. You call other accepts and decline personally. You email or call and release WL spots. GL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:31 PM Flag
[ - ] does anyone here use g diapers? pg with #3 and a friend mentioned that she intends to use them. Apparently they come with an outer reusable diaper cover and inner flushable or compostable diaper. I'd be curious to try it if it performs like what I used for dc #1 and 2 (pampers swaddlers/cruisers). tia 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Expecting 02.02.09, 05:36 PM Flag
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I use them, and am fairly happy with them. Flushing it all away is great, but at the beginning we did have a problem with leaking until my DS's legs were a bit chunkier. Still use disposables during the night. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:39 PM Flag
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I'm pg with #1 and planning on trying them, but will also use seventh generation for when we're out/as a back up. I'm hoping they work well. I've heard they can clog your toilet if you have finicky/old plumbing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:42 PM Flag
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I tried them and would have continued but the fit was awful on my DS. They are not good for babies with fat thighs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:45 PM Flag
[ - ] I really don't like washington market school and the montessori school. what are my other options in tribeca? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 02.02.09, 05:36 PM Flag
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Claremont but it's very expensive for preschool. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:36 PM Flag
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Claremont preschool is on the uws [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:28 PM Flag
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np - I believe that Claremont Prep downtown also has a pre-K class [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:24 PM Flag
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NP: Claremont Prep has a downtown preschool. I love how people immediately jump in to discount someone's post when they have no idea what they're talking about. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 04:01 AM Flag
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Buckle My Shoe [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:13 PM Flag
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Tribeca Community School, Park Preschool, there is also the Montessori branch on Gold Street, the nursery at trinity church... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:35 PM Flag
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Downtown Little School or West Village options. Are you looking for something more traditional? More progressive? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:39 PM Flag
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Stay away from WMS. Ronnie is a freak and will hold you and your family hostage if you're applying out to privates. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 09:50 PM Flag
[ - ] What do you think are the hottest three ongoings. Don't think about it. First answer that comes to mind. 43 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 02.02.09, 05:29 PM Flag
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This year Dalton, Town, St. Ann's. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:30 PM Flag
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Glad I didn't apply to any of these. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:31 PM Flag
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np: where are you coming up with town and saint ann's? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:32 PM Flag
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Both impossible to get into and have some rabid, passionate followers. Hard to call Trinity "hot" since nothing's changed there in 900 years and it looks like my great grandmother decorated the place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:46 PM Flag
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Town has rabid, passionate followers? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:47 PM Flag
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OMG totally! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:49 PM Flag
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OMG! Like totally rad! Grody to the max! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:50 PM Flag
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I hear Town is one those places that doesn't really start kicking until the after party crowd arrives at 3 AM. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.04.09, 08:49 AM Flag
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Town has "followers"? I know people who really love it and think it is a great school for their kids but Town is decidedly not "hottest". signed, downtowner [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:34 PM Flag
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Town is very "hot" uptown [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 05:47 PM Flag
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Dalton, Trinity, Saint Ann's [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:32 PM Flag
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Dalton, Trinity, HM [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:44 PM Flag
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On UB: Dalton, Dalton and, wait for it, Dalton. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:44 PM Flag
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Spence and Trinity seems hotter this year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:04 PM Flag
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Spence/Collegiate, Dalton, Trinity [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:09 PM Flag
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Dalton, Spence, Trinity seem the hottest on UB; IRL, i'm seeing Dalton, Brearley, and ECFS the most [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:43 PM Flag
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Agree. We are at a downtown school, and VCS is also surprisingly hot this year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:44 PM Flag
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we're downtown, too! interesting. haven't heard much about VCS, but no one seems that hot on Friends this year, unlike in years past. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:47 PM Flag
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OR: I know. Friends and LREI are both unpopular this year [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:18 PM Flag
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Friends has more app's than any year? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 08:53 AM Flag
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Collegiate, Trinity, Brearly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:46 PM Flag
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Just from post mentions, seems to be: Dalton, Spence, Riverdale [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:55 PM Flag
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Ha! Riverdale? We love it, but the scuttlebut until this week has been "school for rich kids who can't get into HM". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 08:31 PM Flag
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we applied to Riverdale and not HM -- many like us -- that is just not true -- HM turns off a lot of families by reputation, justified or not, but had zero interest in HM and most people I know were not interested -- I was told HM easier to get into because actually fewer applicants due to how many are like us and get turned off by its rep [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 08:35 PM Flag
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ita and the new york mag cover article last year or so did not help -- HM has scandalous, bratty rep now, would not let my kid go near there [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 08:36 PM Flag
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Oh, I agree. Riverdale is our FC and we didn't apply to HM. I'm just saying that was the rep up until, say, last week on UB. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 08:57 PM Flag
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gitit [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 09:00 PM Flag
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^^i mean "got it"! good night [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 09:00 PM Flag
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riverdale (never heard it here before, now it's all over the place), HM (again, all of a sudden it's the school to beat) and CGPS (just kidding! of course, number three is the perennial fave -- DALTON!) close 4th is packer. hotter last year. this year it started hot, now it seems to have lost it's fizzle. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:54 PM Flag
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Everyone projects their own interests. I do not see HM as a top school at all -- draws a certain crowd, repels many who would not go near the place. No thnx on HM, wouldn't take a slot for my kid if they paid us. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.04.09, 09:17 AM Flag
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Dalton, St. Ann's, Trinity [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 03:00 PM Flag
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St Ann's, Friends, Packer (Dalton is so eighties) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 04:17 PM Flag
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St Ann's is completely FOS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 06:04 PM Flag
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ITA! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.04.09, 08:43 AM Flag
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Last year, dc was accepted in all TT schools, including progressive, but was not accepted at St. Ann's. Go figure... Also, how can they claim is a school for gifted if majority are siblings, legacies, kids of faculty and dcs that start at 2-3 years old? It is really FOS! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.04.09, 09:12 AM Flag
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Sorry but i just can't think of elementary schools as "hot." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 05:55 PM Flag
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then go to another site. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 06:06 PM Flag
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NP: you are correct that UB is a colossal waste or time, but it is possible to be interested in schools without thinking of them as "hot" - some of us actually have a real social life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.04.09, 08:48 AM Flag
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So go out and socialize. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.04.09, 09:15 AM Flag
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Trinity, Dalton, Brearley [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 06:03 PM Flag
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dalton, trinity . no others [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 06:07 PM Flag
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ITA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.04.09, 09:13 AM Flag
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there are always the Collegiate obsessed, and this year quite a few Spence freaks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.04.09, 09:27 AM Flag
[ - ] Anyone refi for a 30 year fixed jumbo mortgage? What rate did you get? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:28 PM Flag
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i'm interested in this too. i think we'll wait until the bailout passes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:42 PM Flag
[ - ] Can anyone speak from experience re Cathedral's academics? I have heard the school referred to as being "light" on academics, but is that really true? tia. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 02.02.09, 05:26 PM Flag
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Don't think so. It has a gentle vibe but it seemed to me that dcs were solidly educated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:08 PM Flag
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Their HS exmissions would indicate otherwise. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:18 PM Flag
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That is another UB myth. It is a great school! GL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:20 PM Flag
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ITA. It's our FC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:24 PM Flag
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what are erbs? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:46 PM Flag
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np-Funny, I wondered the same thing. So 'll go first: my dc's erb was 92. Cathderal is in our top 3. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 08:19 PM Flag
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92 also - with Cathedral as FC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 07:40 AM Flag
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I think the academics are really underrated. Traditional academics, but very warm/arty feel. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:33 PM Flag
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are you a cathedral parent? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 08:17 PM Flag
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The head of school (forget her name) taught at Trinity for years and then was Asst. head of school there. I would think that academics were important to her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 06:03 AM Flag
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She was truly amazing to listen to... Linda on the other hand leaves a lot to be desired. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 06:06 AM Flag
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Seriously. Linda is awkward and blah. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 07:44 AM Flag
[ - ] any suggestions for a bday present for a 4yr old girl who has everything? i mean everything (the family is very wealthy). 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:23 PM Flag
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pony? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:24 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:24 PM Flag
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good one :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:25 PM Flag
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ponies are so 2003. get her on the list for a birkin. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:25 PM Flag
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LOL! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:27 PM Flag
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:)* [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:29 PM Flag
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perfect! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:37 PM Flag
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fancy expensive paperdolls.. :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:29 PM Flag
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something she'll do with her hands -- beading necklaces, something like that, where you aren't competing on...value [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:25 PM Flag
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books [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:25 PM Flag
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ITA. Books cant go wrong. girls also love girly princessy things like headbands with jewels, glittery body gel for little girls, colorful fun jewelry, etc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:26 PM Flag
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^^^ and Hello kitty. they love that! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:27 PM Flag
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In that case I always do a personalized something. Her name on a whatever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:25 PM Flag
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Forget the personalized. I mean, are you some really really special friend/relative? Just get something that a 4 year old will like, it isn't like the parents are going to spend time thinking about this! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:37 PM Flag
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some friends? sorry, that's mean...couldn't resist...classic books? do you have a budget? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:26 PM Flag
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books [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:28 PM Flag
[ - ] So - where did you all apply for DC? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 02.02.09, 05:19 PM Flag
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every school above 65th st east and west [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:20 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone had a D&C here as late as 12-13 weeks? What to expect? Painful afterwards? 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Preschool/Kids 02.02.09, 05:18 PM Flag
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i had one around 12w it was fine. i have has a few. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:21 PM Flag
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in hospital? were you completely sedated? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:29 PM Flag
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yes and yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:29 PM Flag
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thank you. I am just scared, but want it out right this instant, of course. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:30 PM Flag
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np: I'm sorry -- did you have a missed miscarriage? I had a d&c at 10 or 11 weeks under general. There was very little bleeding afterward and worst part was a sore throat from the breathing tube. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:34 PM Flag
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the fetus is still in there, and the heartbeat just stopped for some reason. i feel awful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:36 PM Flag
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I'm very sorry for your loss. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:39 PM Flag
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It also happenned to me. I'm so sorry. There is a book I read immediately afterward that helped me but I can't recall the title. It deals with the different reasons for early miscarriage and [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:41 PM Flag
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it gave me comfort and hope. Look in the bookstores or on line for a book on understanding miscarriage. i'm sorry I couldn't be of more help. [ Reply | More ]
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OR: That has happened to me 3x. It is so awful and sad. I'm sorry. FYI it is called a missed abortion. An awful name. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:41 PM Flag
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I am so sorry. I had one at 13 wks. I felt horrible for a week afterward but probably a lot of it was emotional not physical. Then gradually I started to feel better. I am so sorry for your loss. It was one of the hardest things I have faced. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:43 PM Flag
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I had 2 d&cs pretty late - once general anesthesia and next time spinal anesthesia. Had cramps when waking up from general anesthesia, but over in a few hours, worse was the sadness, especially after the first d&c, it lasted quite some months... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:56 PM Flag
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I had one at 11.5 wks., and really was no different from 6 wks., or 8.5 wks. (I have had three.) So sorry. There is no way around the fact that it just sucks. I do have two beautiful dc's now though, that I never thought I would be so lucky to have! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:15 PM Flag
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not physically a big deal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:17 PM Flag
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I had one at 11 weeks and I would do general anesthesia if I had to do it again. So sorry for you. It's very common, as I'm sure you know, and hopefully you will have no trouble next time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:43 PM Flag
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OP: Thank you to everyone for your support. I am so lucky to have a beautiful DD already. This other pregnancy was really a surprise, at age 41 (who knew it was possible?). Totally unexpected since was told at 38 that conceiving was not possible without donor egg (after multiple IVF attempts, we gave up). Thank you again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 05:59 AM Flag
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I had one at 15 weeks...night before D&C passed almost everything at home but doc wanted to make sure so had a D&C, not general anasthesia. Hope your experience is different but I was tremendously uncomfortable after, mostly because I lost a lot of blood during the procedure. GL - I was too active right after, my own fault, it would be best to just really take it easy physically. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 07:01 AM Flag
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OP: How long after heartbeat stops does the miscarriage happen? Having trouble booking a D&C with OB. Monday is the earliest. I don't want to see it "pass" in my toilet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:25 PM Flag
[ - ] Our school Auction is coming up and I have to oversee the finances i.e checkout, credit card swiping etc. Anyone btdt? Using AuctionPay. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:16 PM Flag
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you'll be fine. the software will do the work. do a dry run with some dummy numbers to see how data entry works, reports, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:22 PM Flag
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have PLENTY of people assigned to help [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:23 PM Flag
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because, sorry, the software does not do it all! Connecting items to buyers, getting everyone out the door while the next 100 people are waiting in line..... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:24 PM Flag
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guess what? bidding at auctions will be slim and none this year, so you won't have much to do! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:25 PM Flag
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lol, this has crossed my mind too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:29 PM Flag
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I know thats what I've heard too. We're going to try the Auction Pay express where you swipe credit cards at the beginning of the evening. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:27 PM Flag
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I'm going to blanket the place with volunteers. (incl dh who has promised to help me) [ Reply | More ]
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I'm going to get the terminals three days ahead of time and do all the training videos etc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:26 PM Flag
[ - ] i am ttc, starting ivf next cycle, no children as of yet, i just had an hour long session with dh and nutritionist who basically told me that i need to scale back the exercise and need to increase the calories. I have struggled with eating issues in the past, i feel that i am 90% over them, but have to be honest, making these changes and the concept of 9 months of living way outside of my box frightens me, anyone share some advice?? my sister says once you are pg that is all you will care about, of course i want the best for db, but i won't lie, i understand what i am told, but it does weigh on me.....(no pun intended) 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:16 PM Flag
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i think that before you become pg you should 100% deal with your food issues. they won't magically go away b/c you are pg. Best for you and baby. GL! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:20 PM Flag
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I can only speak to my experience but I was weight obsessed for years - never anorexic or bulimic but... once I was pg my body pretty much took over. It was like a tsunami for me. I have three healthy dcs now, gained 42 lbs each time, and I've never been thinner or in better shape.gl! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:24 PM Flag
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wow, thank you for that, i have so many friends who are the same as you, they look fantastic now and have beautiful families, not that looks are everything of course, but sadly i am too focused on it...i think a child would help with these priorities or lack of in my life, although i am certainly not using it as a cure, i can't imagine going through life without a child and i am 40 so need to get on it. I am just known as the thinnest, the most fit, etc etc and it's become the role i have assumed, maybe it will actually alleviate the pressure to uphold these useless values that probably nobody even cares about other than me [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:35 PM Flag
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You're right. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:37 PM Flag
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^^^ I had enormous anxiety that I "wouldn't get my body back" I did and I'm not exceptional. Not only will you be the same but you'll have the best of life along with it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:39 PM Flag
[ - ] Dalton feedback! Please share...anyone get good news yet? Dd or ds? 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 02.02.09, 05:14 PM Flag
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babby said no deal [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:18 PM Flag
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seriously? to you directly or psd? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:19 PM Flag
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yes, seriously. not that surprised. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:21 PM Flag
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to PSD and to someone who was trying to help me. ERB was not high enough and the playdate wasn't enough to put it over the top [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:22 PM Flag
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may i ask what the erb was? i'll tell you mine...93. just trying to get an idea. thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:25 PM Flag
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92 dd [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:26 PM Flag
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our 93 is DS. sorry, hope you're not bummed. you "sound" ok. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:28 PM Flag
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i'm fine with it. believe it or not i don't think it would have been a great fit. we would have gone there, of course, but we got very good feedback from a couple other schools that will probably work better for a variety of reasons [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:31 PM Flag
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curious where you applied [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:33 PM Flag
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We got a BFM. Big Fat Maybe. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:23 PM Flag
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dd or ds? erb? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:25 PM Flag
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DS 98 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:26 PM Flag
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when is his bday? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:29 PM Flag
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January. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:32 PM Flag
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what preschool? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:48 PM Flag
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We got a yes. DD [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:35 PM Flag
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yeah right. b'day? erb? let's hear it. sib/leg? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:38 PM Flag
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OR: babby does give some clear feedback but she is notoriously fickle and sometimes surprises people with a reject after very strong praise. mostly to people who are connected. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:44 PM Flag
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99x3, May, no sibling or leg. I know Dalton may change its mind last moment, but that is the feedback we got. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:48 PM Flag
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Careful, babby would never say yes definitely. She might say "looks good to get in, probably won't move to WL," but I would still hold my breath. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:48 PM Flag
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We heard nothing yet [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:37 PM Flag
[ - ] if u didnt have med insurance and something happened to dc and u need to run to ER where would u go and would u be turned away? how does that work? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:10 PM Flag
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go to a county or university hospital, you will not be turned away. at a private hospital you have to be in labor or facing imminent death or they will send you off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:12 PM Flag
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Is St Vincents a private? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:13 PM Flag
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yes, i believe st. vinnies is private. go to bellevue [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:21 PM Flag
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yikes. what about NYU? thats university [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:29 PM Flag
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actually, bellevue has the best critical er, I believe. I think that's where they take any cops shot or firemen down because it's so good. I read here that they even have a pediatric er but don't know if that's true. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:38 PM Flag
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Bellevue and NYU Hospital are where president's are to be taken should something (God forbid) should happen to them. Bellevue being first because of there extensive treatment of gun-shot victims. Yikes. NYU will not turn you away, but they will send you one whopper of a bill. St. Luke's is great and will probably have you apply for medicaid right in the waiting room with a social worker so you don't get a big bill in the mail. (if you go during the day) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:42 PM Flag
[ - ] Applied for FA, if dinged or So, how will we ever know if it was because of FA? BTW dd has 99 ERB, seemingly great playdates, some diversity. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 02.02.09, 05:08 PM Flag
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all schools say they reply separately for each, so you will know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:15 PM Flag
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No, they all say that decisions are made separately, but in most cases they are not. FWIW, we have BTDT and I think that your chances are good that you will be accepted to one or two with FA, given that play dates are good & parents are normal. GL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:10 PM Flag
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Thanks for the encouragement. FWIW it's difficult to believe that these processes are separate, esp at schools where the admissions people are also financial aid directors. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:22 PM Flag
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you may be accepted for admittance but denied FA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:19 PM Flag
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I hope this is true--even though this would make me sad, it would be nice to know what kind of candidate dc was for future applications. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:51 PM Flag
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i think OP is saying that she ownders if although it's separate, if the DOA takes into consideration when making the cuts [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:31 PM Flag
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Most people never know why they were dinged, FA or not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:52 PM Flag
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Oy. Some diversity. Sounds like someone is trying to play every angle possible, regardless of how remote. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:53 PM Flag
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op here: why so nasty? I wrote some diversity b/c some people don't consider gay family true diversity. Hardly playing every angle, just trying to paint an accurate picture of our situation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:03 PM Flag
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Really? Gay families have such an edge these days. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 08:24 PM Flag
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do privates really care about gay diversity though? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 10:59 AM Flag
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what matters more-HHI or ERB? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:53 PM Flag
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ERB, there is no way they know what your real HHI is [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:15 PM Flag
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My dc got priority FA waitlisted (meaning they'd accept dc if FA becomes available) at 2 places. But got accepted to 2 other schools w/ FA, so no problem. Don't worry. My non-diverse 99erb kid (and we has major FA) did well w/ unconnected PSD. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 10:57 AM Flag
[ - ] Did anyone interview with Chapin for an off year? How did it go? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 02.02.09, 05:06 PM Flag
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we did. how did yours go? for what year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 05:47 PM Flag
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