MD/JD2B wrote:Forget the car registration info; they can't expect all students to have a car.
As for not being in the state, how much checking can they really do? It's our business where we've been as long as their other criteria are met.
yeah but I think they still want us to pay rent in SF during the summer... paying SF rent + rent in another city we would be working in is pretty damn steep
Shellbelle wrote:anybody make a final decision after this weekend's asd?
to be honest I already knew a lot of the stuff they said about the school thanks to my neurotic internet info gathering but anywho, here's the non academic stuff I learned on my trip:
confirmed info about smaller class sizes (5 sections around 75-80 per)
professors I met were funny and charismatic
students were pretty chilled out, I was expecting at least a few stuck up dbags, but I met none.
Homeless people aren't as bad as portrayed, some of the crazy ones have verbal outburts without talking to anyone in particular... that could be disconcerting or funny depending on your personality
food around Hastings is not expensive at all (I found that very surprising)
Exam taking software is not mac compatible
If you buy a laptop after 1st day of class you can increase your Fin Aid to meet that cost (in the form of the least favorable loan)
Bart is really comfortable and pretty fast (but I only rode it from Civic Center to SFO)
not so good:
I'm surprised that the students were so shy. I'm a fairly introverted person and I had to start up most of the conversations. I guess that's natural at meet and greets
the safeway is not really withing walking distance of the campus
they put the major ASD events in one big dreary room... bleh
Exam taking is not mac compatible (if you like macs)