Lehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 22 Posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2767 times:
No question dude, I'm going!
I emailed admissions and got this resoponse:
Yes, we got your transcripts! And I must say...CONGRATULATIONS! You were accepted on April 9th. You should be getting the acceptance letter in the mail soon, it will have more information in it as to what you need to do next. I will send your file for a college transfer credit evaluation, that will take about a week to get back. If you are going to have questions about transfer credits, financial aid or scholarships you will need to contact your admissions counselor, Lia
Though there are three problems: 1) I don't have the money to pay for it, 2) I have never moved away from my folks nor do I know anything about dorms as of yet 3) I don't know how to get there, I don't drive, I don't know what to take, etc...
The meaning of life is curiosity; we were put on this planet to explore opportunities.
LH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 55 Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2694 times:
I have simple answers you to your problems:
1) Financial Aid, student loans, and possibly scholarships...don't worry about the money unless you have bad credit and bad grades.
2) Ummm...well, I don't see the problem about ,moving away from home. Just recite to yourself "Moving away is a blessing not a curse...blessing, not a curse." Just continue that and all your feelings of fear will evaporate.
3) There's a company called Rand McNally. They make excellent road maps. Check them out! Also, in America we have large corporations called airlines. You buy what they like to call a "ticket", which will get you a seat on one of their "airplanes." You will leave from an "airport," and land at an "airport" that's close to your desination. Sometimes, just to be funny, these so-called "airlines" will make you stop at an "airport" en route and go from one of their "airplanes" to another. This gives them a greater opportunity to lose your luggage and cause you strife.
Just kidding dude! It's college, and it's awesome you got in. Just enjoy the moment for now, worry about all the crap later! Congrats!
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Tbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7011 posts, RR: 27 Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2661 times:
As for moving into dorms, its a new experience. You have to learn to live with somebody new, but you also have to be a lot more independant than you were at home. Its a lot of fun though! Plus you'll be in Florida! Lucky, lucky punk
Skyhawk From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1066 posts, RR: 4 Reply 9, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2638 times:
First of all congratulations on your acceptance! As many here know, both my husband(1974) and son(graduating August 2002) have gone the Riddle route. They have a rather amazing system in place to keep people there once they have been accepted. They have many on site jobs for people, there are student loans as has been mentioned, and there are many scholarships available(that is part of the package you will be getting soon).
Will you be at the Daytona Beach campus or the Prescott campus? If Daytona, and you can't do the student jobs, there are two malls very close by(walking distance) to check out jobs there. One of them is pretty big, there is also a lot of restaurants very close by. Whatever you do, best of luck and keep us filled in!
Watewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 2 Reply 12, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2619 times:
I'd be careful if I didn't have my the finances worked out. It's hard enough to fund yourself through a regular college programme, it's even tougher to pay for flight training. If your parents aren't rich, be prepared to make lots of sacrifices. Maybe you're ready for the challenge; personally I wasn't prepared to live such a lifestyle, so ultimately rejected the offer from one of the schools. I hope you make the right decision.
DC10Tony From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1012 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2616 times:
Congratulations on your acceptance.
I might get some heat for saying this, but if you play your cards right, college won't be that expensive. If you're an on campus student with a meal plan, you can pretty much live without spending money. I know it sounds weird, but it's true, and you can allocate like $20/week for social expenses.
Here's a great place to get a job: The Daytona International Speedway. There's some college students working there and I heard the pay is pretty good in their museum, NASCAR experience, etc., and best of all, it's a stone's throw from your school. I go UCF, which is about 50 miles from ERAU in Orlando.
ERAU, Daytona Speedway, and the beach make Daytona, so there's plenty of job opportunities in the area.
The only bad part about finding a job is I heard that most ERAU students have the Daytona airport locked up, and it's hard to get a job there, I know because a lot of ERAU students work at my airport (which is just outside Orlando) in ticketing/pre-flight, and they've got a nice commute.
Good luck with your endeavor.
If you ever want to know anything about the area, feel free to ask, I'm a central FL native.
D-AIGW From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2001, 261 posts, RR: 1 Reply 15, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2576 times:
Congrats Lehpron for the acceptance... I've also applied to ERAU, but still haven't sent in the application fees... my parents have some misgivings about this University, and probably wouldn't let me study there, even if I get accepted... :,(
Oh and by the way I'm Chinese... I hope that won't affect my application..
N863DA From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 48 posts, RR: 6 Reply 17, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2566 times:
To get here, take I-95 to exit 261/A (old exit #87/A) to US-92, International Speedway Blvd. Take that east (toward the beach) until you hit CR-483, Clyde Morris Blvd. Take a right and presto! We're on the left at both the first and second lights
Skyhawk From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1066 posts, RR: 4 Reply 19, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2541 times:
N863DA-boy am I ever glad that you corrected yourself. Just kidding!! Good advice on checking out the Speedway-if you want to live the good life, then yes it can get expensive, not to say that you can't ever do anything, but if you watch yourself, it really isn't that bad.
PPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2521 times:
Well I will try to pass on what I can.
First finacil aid is your best friend. But you will learn to live cheap, how else did they get the name, the Humpty Diddle School of poverty.
Well getting here is extremely easy, just follow driving directions from yahoo, or have your parents drive you.
The fastest way to get here is take I-95 south to the Beville (SR 400) exit. Then take the first major left. Take the airport road, go past the terminal, and take a right at Richard Petty. Take this all the way and you have the best access of the dorms. This route is extremely scenic seeing the airport and all.
Dorms... there are some fine dorms here, consider moving into McKay Hall, it looks like a dump from the outside but they are quite good. Dolittle is also pretty good. Aviod the village.
If you are in the pilot program get you private started before you come here, that way you can do it off campus. The training is top notch here but not exactly the best for GA pilots.
Clubs... join a club of some type, if it weren't for the clubs there would have been a double murder in McKay my freshman year. Consider join the Sport Aviation Club, its extremely fun, we fly all types of planes, and we do it for fun. Oh yeah avoid the flight team J/K
If you have any questions send me an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 22 Reply 22, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2501 times:
10-Q all, I am going to the Prescott campus, it is closer. Unfortunately, they get about as much rain as we have so far...guess I'll get used to it. (I love the rain, I'll be pissed if San Diego suddenly starts drenching after I go. )
My bro thought it would be better to use those "AAdvantage miles" cards on the Kelloggs boxes to get there, since it is going to be a one way trip. As of financial aid, yes, I sign on for FAFSA back in March, and hopefully I will get a scholarship from either ERAU or somewhere.
My mom gets barely like 22.5k a year, and since my brother just got accepted to Berkeley, as you can see, there is going to be a serious strain on the money issue. Luckily my brother is super smart, , so he may get off easier than I will.
In terms of what to take or to do, I was wondering about eating: Is it some kind of buffet or a "mess hall"? What about the laundry service: Does some maid come around like in a hotel or do you have to put coins in machines? How about transportaion: Is the public transporation affordable or could I walk from the dorms to class? (Here, it costs about 2 bucks for a single ride on a bus, plus the cost of gas is averaging @ $1.80 right now) How about housing: Do we have to have roomates, is it cheaper with more folks, does boarding come on a first-come-first-serve basis, how about everybody's attitude when it gets all muggy-hot out in the Arizona summer?
Maybe I should be asking some of these questions to the counselors...
The meaning of life is curiosity; we were put on this planet to explore opportunities.
Mikeybien From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 24, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2479 times:
The ERAU Prescott campus isn't very big so you'll have no problem just walking around to get everywhere. If you want to fly, there is a free (and annoying) shuttle to the airport which is about 4 miles away by road. Jobs are available on campus, but they pay minimum wage.
Housing automatically assigns you roommates. Food is provided by a cafeteria on campus and is downright horrible. Laundry machines are at the dorms.
It's too bad you like rain because it is very rare in AZ... It's not too uncommon to get a few months straight of "severe clear". Good for flying, but very boring. The only exception is the monsoon season in august when we get thunderstorms for a week or two. There's also the occasional snowstorm in the winter. Prescott is at 5000' so it doesn't get as hot as PHX, 100 is about the max. And it's very dry so it isn't bad at all. Highs in the winter are between 40-60.
Also be warned Prescott is a small city very popular amongst retired people. Don't expect it to be like a major city.
Skyhawk From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1066 posts, RR: 4 Reply 25, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2483 times:
Lephron-if you haven't already done so, why don't you go to ERAU's web site for Prescott. www.pr.erau.edu
I just looked at it and it seems to have a lot of information you spoke about. Best of luck. Let us know here how things go for you.