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[Feb. 10th, 2007|10:11 pm]
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Hello potential future Reedies!

I wanted to let you all know that I really hope you get in. That being said, the possibility exists that you won't. If you were drawn to Reed by the small discussion classes, the focus on how to learn over what to learn, the great books education, the intense academia and maybe even the wild side I wanted to let you know of a college I looked at - Shimer College. When I applied to Reed I was waitlisted, and I hadn't applied anywhere else because I knew Reed was the only place I wanted to go. But once I got that super thin envelope I realized I needed another option, and that for most colleges the application deadline had already passed. When I discovered Shimer i saw everything I loved about Reed - minus the climate - and that they accept applications indefinatly.... The new class seems to be finished around a day before classes start. In the end I harassed the admission office untill I got in to Reed, but if I hadn't, i would surely have gone to Shimer

Anyways I do hope you all get, but if not, take a look at Shimer. I was glad I did.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-02-11 10:14 pm (UTC)
my dad went to shimer... i thought it had shut down or something?
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[User Picture]From: ap2c2e
2007-02-11 11:44 pm (UTC)
my dad also went to shimer. he wonders what your dad's name is.

it is still very much up and running. it just moved cities for the second time... It was origionally in Mt Carrol IL and then moved to Waukegan IL and now it is in Chicago IL.
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[User Picture]From: zachandsuch
2007-02-12 05:17 am (UTC)
thanks, cation
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[User Picture]From: ap2c2e
2007-02-12 05:20 am (UTC)
you are welcome, zachandsuch.
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[User Picture]From: piper11
2007-02-14 07:58 am (UTC)
do you know yet?
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[User Picture]From: zachandsuch
2007-02-14 04:30 pm (UTC)
know what?
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[User Picture]From: piper11
2007-02-14 11:47 pm (UTC)
if you're in. I don't know when they sent regular admissions.
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[User Picture]From: zachandsuch
2007-02-15 12:41 am (UTC)
Oh I wont know till April 1st ish I believe but I'm nervous!
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[User Picture]From: piper11
2007-02-15 02:00 am (UTC)
I am nervous for you!
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[User Picture]From: zachandsuch
2007-02-15 02:15 am (UTC)
hehe thanks :-) are you a prospie or a current student?
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[User Picture]From: piper11
2007-02-15 03:03 am (UTC)
ed1 prospie, I guess?
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[User Picture]From: zachandsuch
2007-02-15 04:00 am (UTC)
ah accepted/def/rej?
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[User Picture]From: piper11
2007-02-15 05:29 am (UTC)
accepted, luckily. My back up plan was to become a lighthouse keeper...
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[User Picture]From: zachandsuch
2007-02-15 05:55 am (UTC)
hahaha well hopefully i'll c you next year!
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[User Picture]From: herefishyfish
2007-02-13 04:08 am (UTC)
Hello!

I know this comment isn't exactly relevant to the current post, but well... here goes anyway, I'm going to risk being awkward...

I am a junior in high school who is completely obsessed with Reed. I'm dying to know if Reed has a particularly good art program, art being something that I'm incredibly interested in, among other things. I've been looking all over the internet, but I thought maybe I could get info from insiders.

Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: ap2c2e
2007-02-13 04:11 am (UTC)
Hi - you might want to try looking in the archives of Reedlj to see if there is an answer. look at the info page for reedlj too. If you really really can't find what you are looking for, you can try asking on reedlj. but i would exaust all other options first since it is getting near break and everyone at reed is probably getting stressed and looking for outlets by arguing on the internet.
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[User Picture]From: ap2c2e
2007-02-13 04:12 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: eightyoldwomen
2007-03-24 08:23 pm (UTC)
So here you are!
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[User Picture]From: eightyoldwomen
2007-03-24 08:24 pm (UTC)
I have a friend at Shimer. He really likes it.
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From: hornist
2007-04-02 06:34 pm (UTC)
ahhh i was wait-listed! did you submit anything else besides the little card they gave you? i'm so bummed about it
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