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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8010 on: July 17, 2013, 09:57:47 AM »
I hated having radiators. We had the kind that ran along the wall kind of low to the ground, like you see in schools and such. They weren't terribly efficient in our old house (warm air would just seep out the walls and windows instead of being pushed into the center of the rooms), and cleaning them was horrible. There was no way to take them apart all the way, so if you spilled anything on one, oh well. And we bought it after it had been thoroughly trashed by the previous occupants. If I had any idea all the little things that would go into getting that place clean, we would never have bought it. The radiators were about 75% of the effort that went into cleaning that house.

I grew up in a house with radiators, and one thing I miss is being able to put your towel on it before a shower...nice and toasty!


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« Reply #8011 on: July 17, 2013, 10:45:39 AM »
College Question:

As a bit of background: I went to CommunityCollege. When I signed up for CommunityCollege, I filled out an application, was told when classes started, and in fact, my acceptance letter came to my doorstep AFTER I had started classes! I am now trying to apply for BigCollege. I am assuming that bigger colleges have longer times to get in though they have said on their site they are taking applications for Summer and Fall 2013 Sems. and Spring 2014 Sems.

I am in a bit of a quandry here because in order to pay for school I need scholarships. All well and good, but should I apply for them even if I don't know if I am in or not? What happens if I get scholarships and I don't get in, what then?

I'm sort of suprised any university would still be accepting applicaitons for the Fall 2013 semester.  My DD starts her freshman year this Fall. This was the process.

Late last summer, she selected the Universities she wanted to apply for.
One University which was her one of her favorites had "early acceptance" process so she submitted her application in August and received admittance in early September.
The other 2 universities she applied to had October deadline for accepting applications for "early admittance" but I believe the deadline to apply at all was sometime in the Spring. For one of those she received "early admittance" notification in December and the other one she had to wait until April to learn if she was accepted.

For all of the Universities she applied to, she submitted the financial aid application which was one form that was used to apply for any scholardships, grants, or loans. I think those were required to be submitted by January. (Actually in the State of Texas, for public universities you only have to submit it once and you list which public universities you are applying to.)

For the two universities where she was received early notification of admittance, she received information on financial aide she was being offered in the March time frame. For the other 2, she received that information in May around the time she received her acceptance letters. But she had already decided to attend the first one she was accepted at.

Once she chose her university, she notified them of her plans to attend. For the financial aid she was offered, she just had to log in and "accept" the aide offered.

So if you are wanting to apply for Spring 2014, I'd contact the schools and find out when they will start accepting applications for transfer students. I would expect it will be relatively soon.

Sorry if this was too detailed.

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« Reply #8012 on: July 17, 2013, 11:44:47 AM »
Not too detailed. I like detail. Detail is good, trust me! Thank you so much for your reply!

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« Reply #8013 on: July 17, 2013, 11:53:51 AM »
New question . . . Pads on furniture feet.

DD#1 moved a (free) couch into our hallway that she plans on moving into her new apartment.

My hallway has a slate flooring and I noticed a bit of a scratch on my floor from when the couch was dragged for a bit. Fortunately it's just a surface scratch and I was able to wash it off. No real damage, just a mark. But it gives me pause for thought.

The apartment DD#1 is moving into has wood flooring.

Any recommendations on how to pad the couch feet (and other furnishings) so that it doesn't damage the flooring in her apartment?

I thought of super-gluing felt to the bottom of all the furniture pieces, but I'm sure there's a better way.


Thoughts?


Thanks. ;D

There is felt for putting on the feet of furniture. Also, there are furniture "coasters" that you can put under the feet that can help keep furniture from moving around as well as protecting the floor.

This.  Just google "hardwood floor protectors"

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« Reply #8014 on: July 17, 2013, 12:55:18 PM »
One thing to note about applying to a school is that the application process for transfer students can be wildly different than the same process for incoming new students, so call the school(s) and find out the details.  As to scholarships, you should apply as soon as the scholarship board will allow, because if you get it and then don't get accepted into a school you can simply advise them and they'll shift the scholarship to the next person in line for it.  It's better to get that all lined up ASAP, and again a call to the school(s) will get you lots of information to help you apply.

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« Reply #8015 on: July 17, 2013, 01:01:57 PM »
One thing to note about applying to a school is that the application process for transfer students can be wildly different than the same process for incoming new students, so call the school(s) and find out the details.  As to scholarships, you should apply as soon as the scholarship board will allow, because if you get it and then don't get accepted into a school you can simply advise them and they'll shift the scholarship to the next person in line for it.  It's better to get that all lined up ASAP, and again a call to the school(s) will get you lots of information to help you apply.

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This exactly. I had to start applying for scholarships (music, had to audition for them) before I had my final list of colleges I wanted to apply to. I actually made my college decision partially based on the scholarships offered. And when I came back years later to my second choice and applied as a transfer student, the entire process was completely different.

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« Reply #8016 on: July 17, 2013, 02:21:22 PM »
http://www.improvementscatalog.com/airflow-breeze-26-238482-3b-register-booster-fan/12874?redirect=y

Register booster fans. This one's for a floor register, but they make them for others. Cheap, easy, and will make things MUCH better.

No, I didn't move into a house with weirdly placed registers and have to figure this out. LOL

That's interesting, I've never heard of those! I might have to check them out - thank you Rebecca!
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« Reply #8017 on: July 17, 2013, 02:30:44 PM »
College Question:

As a bit of background: I went to CommunityCollege. When I signed up for CommunityCollege, I filled out an application, was told when classes started, and in fact, my acceptance letter came to my doorstep AFTER I had started classes! I am now trying to apply for BigCollege. I am assuming that bigger colleges have longer times to get in though they have said on their site they are taking applications for Summer and Fall 2013 Sems. and Spring 2014 Sems.

I am in a bit of a quandry here because in order to pay for school I need scholarships. All well and good, but should I apply for them even if I don't know if I am in or not? What happens if I get scholarships and I don't get in, what then?

First, if you are in the US, complete the FAFSA online. It is a pre-requisite for most scholarships. You will not usually be eligible for scholarships until you have been admitted to big college, then the college you want to major in. If you want more information, send me a PM.

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« Reply #8018 on: July 17, 2013, 02:32:39 PM »
Transfer students had until July 12th to apply for fall admission. At this point, they can apply for spring, summer and fall admission for 2014. The biggest priority should be to get admission application, any and all transcripts, residency documents, etc in as quickly as possible.

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« Reply #8019 on: July 17, 2013, 02:59:40 PM »
I hated having radiators. We had the kind that ran along the wall kind of low to the ground, like you see in schools and such. They weren't terribly efficient in our old house (warm air would just seep out the walls and windows instead of being pushed into the center of the rooms), and cleaning them was horrible. There was no way to take them apart all the way, so if you spilled anything on one, oh well. And we bought it after it had been thoroughly trashed by the previous occupants. If I had any idea all the little things that would go into getting that place clean, we would never have bought it. The radiators were about 75% of the effort that went into cleaning that house.

I grew up in a house with radiators, and one thing I miss is being able to put your towel on it before
 a shower...nice and toasty!

Putting a wet towel on a radiator was also a good thing.  Old radiators tended to dry out the air.  A bit of humidity from a wet towel could be very pleasant. An aunt always kept pans of water on her radiators during the winter.  That may have been part of the reason why her family had few colds. 

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« Reply #8020 on: July 17, 2013, 03:15:45 PM »
Transfer students had until July 12th to apply for fall admission. At this point, they can apply for spring, summer and fall admission for 2014. The biggest priority should be to get admission application, any and all transcripts, residency documents, etc in as quickly as possible.

It might all be a moot point now... Old CommunityCollege wants me to come back...?

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« Reply #8021 on: July 17, 2013, 03:21:04 PM »
If you decide to go back, make sure you won't have excessive hours for your eventual undergraduate degree. That is a fairly new ruling affecting students and can be devastating to someone's educational plans.

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« Reply #8022 on: July 17, 2013, 03:23:53 PM »
If you decide to go back, make sure you won't have excessive hours for your eventual undergraduate degree. That is a fairly new ruling affecting students and can be devastating to someone's educational plans.

Have to see if my FAFSA goes through. I turned it in a month ago. I have to even see if they'll accept it >.< Like I was totally thinking about big college and they call me and are like "Are you registering for classes?"

Yeah... lovely >.<

And what do you mean by excessive hours?

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« Reply #8023 on: July 17, 2013, 03:42:28 PM »
Excessive hours are credit hours taken in excess of what is required for the eventual undergraduate degree. In my case, I started my college education in 2003, so I am "grandfathered in" on the excess credit hour surcharge.

In the US, most states charge a fee that could be 50-100% of the actual tuition rate, in addition to the tuition and fees being paid by the student for classes registered once they exceed the number of hours allowed for them to complete their undergraduate degree. In Florida, students who started in 2011 & 2012 are allowed 115% of their required hours (usually 120, but allowed up to 138), but anything exceeding that is charged a 100% fee on top of tuition. I found that Texas & Arizona also have this rule. You can check under the registrar page of the college you are attending to see if this applies to you.

Federal financial aid maximums apply as well, limited to 180 attempted hours for an undergraduate degree.

The bolded does include withdrawn classes.
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« Reply #8024 on: July 18, 2013, 12:52:39 AM »
I hated having radiators. We had the kind that ran along the wall kind of low to the ground, like you see in schools and such. They weren't terribly efficient in our old house (warm air would just seep out the walls and windows instead of being pushed into the center of the rooms), and cleaning them was horrible. There was no way to take them apart all the way, so if you spilled anything on one, oh well. And we bought it after it had been thoroughly trashed by the previous occupants. If I had any idea all the little things that would go into getting that place clean, we would never have bought it. The radiators were about 75% of the effort that went into cleaning that house.

I grew up in a house with radiators, and one thing I miss is being able to put your towel on it before a shower...nice and toasty!

Me too! The house I grew up in had radiators something like this in most rooms (with smaller versions in the bathrooms). We had the couch set up with its back to the radiator--again, nice and toasty. Or I'd tuck my feet against the one next to the breakfast table on cold mornings. My mom put boards along the tops so they were usable space for setting things down--which also allowed the cats to lounge there thinking they were in kitty heaven! So many things you can't do with circulated hot air.  ;)