Norwich Acceptance - Now a wondering parent

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  1. Shoreside

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    My son reapplied to Norwich, which was his first choice school last year. Yea, he worked hard at his current University and did get accepted on condition that he takes a college level math. Not necessarily a problem except he had tried to schedule a math course in this spring and the acceptance letter arrived after the add/drop deadline. Okay, well he could take a course this summer right? Doesn't seem like a problem, but the day after he received his acceptance from Norwich, he received a job offer for Philmont Scout Ranch as a Ranger. He had applied for this position last too and was passed over, but to his credit he reapplied.

    Now, he needs a math course and it won't happen unless he can take a course on-line or he declines the Philmont job offer or Norwich extends an alternative to the math requirement (i.e. take a lower level math - Algebra upon arrival).

    So in an effort to assist son, we contacted Norwich to find out if an online course would be accepted and to determine the type of math course that they are looking for him to take. The letter did not indicate a level, so it could be a pretty basic math course. His current U. does offer an online math course that is a mandatory course for all sophomores.

    Well, we have been attempting for the past two weeks to contact his admission's officer to get clarification, before spending money on a course that won't be accepted. He is currently traveling and has not been responsive to email or phone messages. Finally, get to talk to someone in admissions that says an online course is unacceptable, even if it does meet the college credit requirement of the admission letter.

    I am truly perplexed, since I thought the school would be ideal for my son. Now I am really having doubts. He understands that he may have to make some difficult choices between Norwich vs. Philmont, but he would prefer to do what it takes to make it all work out. The Philmont position is a leadership role, something that I thought Norwich would look favorably upon.

    I must say my son is more determined then I ever thought was possible and that is a great credit to his character IMHO. I'm just disappointed in the current inaccessibility to obtain information and to discuss if options are available.

    Right now it seems like they'll take our money, but it won't buy an ounce of communication.

    Sorry, just venting and very saddened by the current situation, hopefully it will sort itself out.
     
  2. philmont

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    I would continue to contact his admissions counselor directly. sending you a pm too
     
  3. Texmom

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    math course

    Any chance of finding a school within a reasonable distance that is on the quarter system rather than semesters? If one is available, he could still complete a math course before Philmont.
     
  4. Shoreside

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    Unfortunately, he is at a pretty remote University so there really isn't an opportunity to take a class at another college. We finally actually talked with a person in charge of admissions, so at least now a line of communication is open and they understand the deadlines that are looming upon our son. Still 2 weeks of unanswered emails and phone calls is pretty frustrating. Hoping that life at Norwich is good and the future looks bright.:biggrin:
     

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