Just thought I'd write about my disappointment on this forum, as my problem is remotely related to a.net...
So here goes, last year I applied to The Ohio State University choosing Aviation Management as major.
Now, I've never been so sure of myself, it is what I want to do most, nothing else, I love the subject and nothing matters more to me than studying it.
I graduated this year from high school in Switzerland and that's where the problem began... As some may know, grades aren't very important for universities in the country neither for other institutions for that matter, and teachers never grade easily... it's a bit like the watch industry, they look for perfection. Even though your work is excellent, you'll very rarely get the best grade possible i.e. 6/6.
My average is about 4.5 which is pretty good according to my advisor, but the OSU
admissions office believed otherwise... they strangely enough converted it to the A,B,C system and concluded I had C+
And decided I wasn't good enough for them.
I have wasted my time on a lot of their tests and scored quite high... 113 on TOEFL IBT and 28 in maths and science on the ACT
(for those who know what it means), instead of considering my ACT
results (which they claim to give a real good general idea of my academic capacities in comparison with the American high school students), they reviewed my Swiss high school half term results without having a clue of what they meant and rejected my application.
Now I don't really care if I'm not going to OSU
this September, what really matters to me is to study CAM (commercial aviation management) wherever, I'm not even asking to go to prestigious universities, the subject is important to me, nothing else.
If you've had the patience to read my post (and I thank you for it) I'd love to know what you think and if by the slightest chance you have a suggestion, please feel free to post it.
By the way, I'm thinking of applying to the University of Western Ontario, again they have the major I'm interested in and this time, I really don't want to have the same problem, I want them to understand my situation.