Anonymous said: I attend a very small public school. In a small town. Does Emory look at what high school you came from when checking applications? I don't want my school to be the reason i can't get accepted ><
i’m assuming this is the same person who sent me the last ask… seriously. don’t worry about it. emory obviously sees which high school you go to, but you should be more invested in your qualifications than your high school’s. it’s not like you can do anything about it at this point, yeah?
5 hours ago
Anonymous said: I'm sorry if I'm bothering you, but I've had this thought on my mind for awhile now and just needed to ask. I go to a really small school my senior class has about 60-70 students. Will my school/class size keep me from possibly getting accepted? ><
no, not at all. two of my close friends here graduated in a class of 38! 38!!! and two of them came here! my high school class was more than ten times that size, and i’m the only one who even applied to emory.
less anecdotally: i’ve noticed that a lot of students went to private high schools, which often have very small graduating classes. i really don’t think it’s an issue. :)
good luck!21 hours ago
Anonymous said: Hi, i'm a freshman at Clemson right now but I may want to transfer to Emory next fall as a sophomore; I live near Atlanta and I feel like I would fit in at Emory a lot better than I do here. However, I'm a little worried about transferring in general. I don't have many friends here and it's scary knowing that I will again not know anyone at Emory. Will I have missed out on a lot of the social part because I wasn't there as a freshman?
first: it’s totally okay to feel like you haven’t made friends at this point freshman year. lots of people go through a period of feeling like they don’t know anyone… like, your orientation friends turned out to not be as similar to you as you thought, but no one ‘better’ has come along yet… once you get settled into your classes/extracurriculars, you’ll undoubtedly meet more people. even if you’re planning to transfer, i just wanted to encourage you on that. :) i actually have a lot of friends at clemson (people from high school) and if you’d like, i’d feel totally comfortable asking some of them to have coffee with you or something. just throwing that out there!
second: only three of my closest friends are people i met freshman year. you haven’t missed out! as you get acclimated life here, you’ll meet tons of people. not to mention that transfer students have their own events during orientation, too, so they can mingle! normally this is the point where i tell people that i’m 100% down to meet up and hang out, but who knows where i’ll be at this time next year (#senior).
good luck!!! if you have more questions about the transfer process, you can read what i’ve written before here. and seriously, feel free to message me off-anon if you want to talk more or want to see about meeting my friends at clemson.3 weeks ago
- me: now i just have to decide what to do this afternoon since i'm skipping class. mental health half-day!
- dad: careful...
- me: hey, this is better than last week, when i fell asleep in that class. during lecture. in front of the computer. holding a pen. taking notes.