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    Posted March 10, 2014 by
    Wulei
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    I'm more than my score

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    1450 and no interest from schools

     
    I scored a 1450 on the SAT's when I was 18. At the time I also scored a 95 on the ASVABTs (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery of Tests). Later I would go on to score perfectly multiple times on the ASVABTs.

    What did it mean for me? Nothing. I applied to a dozen schools and not one had interest in me as a full time student. Our local University offered me a "parallel" program that would put me in a tech school for 2 years before offering enrollment at the University.

    At the time, I was reading 8 books a week. My scores in school were mediocre at best. On most of my applications, I wrote an essay on my life and the challenges I had faced.

    I had tried to explain the circumstances surrounding my lack of interest in high school at the time.

    However, it seems that I was too honest for "higher" education. It is less about the student as an individual than they would have us believe.

    So...here I am...20+ years later...running a business with family...and I STILL want to attend college.

    I STILL want to learn. I STILL read 8+ books a week. I STILL have an IQ of 139+. I STILL think that if I had simply given the schools a cookie cutter response in the essay, I would have the college education I desire so badly.

    I haven't given up though...I have read that many colleges and universities offer free tuition to senior citizens.

    I don't care if I attend at an age where I have to remember my teeth as well as my homework, I WILL attend college.
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