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oldest little shockey update

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by shockey, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    just learned he's been accepted at suny-binghamton, arguably the no. 1 or 2 best of the ny state universities. now he's been accepted everywhere he's applied, but freakin' out over which of his three finalists to choose from: umass, suny-albany or suny-binghamton.

    umass will be out of the mix if they don't come thru with about 10 grand a year.

    mrs. shockey's all smiles and a lot of pacing. she's been as invested in the whole process as he has. probably more.

    just wanted to share, friends.
  2. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

  3. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member


    My kid will be a junior in HS next year, so all this college crap will be a new and no doubt highly aggravating experience for us.
  4. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    it's a roller-coaster ride. especially when you consider your child somewhat of an under-achiever. mrs. shockey should, by all rights, have no voice left for all the yelling she's done at our son over the years for not doing his work.

    don't know if this means he really under-achieved or if she's just a raving lunatic when it comes to school stuff.

    thanks for the congrats....
  5. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Congrats, shockey. My sister is a residence life director at Binghamton and my brother-in-law is a biology professor.
  6. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    my sister-in-law the lawyer says binghamton should be his slam-dunk choice, even though the town is dull/ugly.

    sure has a top-notch rep.
  7. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    The duller/uglier the town, the less likely he is to come home after a semester because he drank away $20K.

    Oh and I was hoping he'd finally done the deed with his hot friend. :D :D :D
  8. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    Congratulations to Little (?) Shockey!

    I went through this last year, so I know how mind-numbing it can be waiting for the email.

    Now you must do your FAFSA (if you haven't already). That reminds me, I need to do mine!
  9. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    My sister was a high-school underachiever, too. I was the overachiever, and she wanted to be different. Surprised us all when she got into the state's best school. She screwed around for a year or two there too, but finally got her head on straight and is now a few months from her master's. Once the kid realizes that it's his life, not yours, I'm sure he'll do fine.
  10. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Good genes. ;)
  11. bostonbred

    bostonbred Guest

    Congrats shockey!

    I was recently accepted to a few colleges in Florida (Flagler, Nova Southeastern, Palm Beach Atlantic) and it's an exciting (yet very stressful)time.

    My advice to you is visit all three schools for their open houses/tours (if you haven't already) and have your son walk around and explore, perhaps alone for a little while. Scope out the surrounding area and campus and see if there are activities that he enjoys. Meet some professors in his major and talk to them about classes and student life. That's what I did and immediatly knew that Flagler was the right choice for me.

    By the way, I really like UMass. I've been there a few times and it's a nice school with a strong academic program.
  12. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Flagler is really pretty. Cool campus. Don't know much about the others.
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