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hey guys,

I just wanted to express my excitement because I got into two colleges in two days!!!!

I got in to Kansas State University (my backup school) they have a good riding team! http://www.k-state.edu/

ANDDDDDD.....

my dream school. Midway College in Midway, Kentucky. I'm going to bring my horse :) They have a riding team and an eventing club! http://www.midway.edu/

Cookies for reading. I'm just so excited!!!:D:D:D:D
 

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wooooottttt. im happy for ya
 

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Good for you! That's wonderful news.
 

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Congratulations Drew! I saw your post on Facebook, and I am very happy for you! What is it that you are wanting to Major in? I cannot wait to see pictures of your new Eventing Team!
 

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thanks guys. I am super excited if you couldn't tell ;) I was worried because I have a bit of a 'blip' in my academic performance but they saw that I rebounded well. I am going to be an English major. Midway is a fantastic liberal arts college and the woman who sold me Demi lived nearby. So Demi will be going back to her home state!
 

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Congrats on your school choices! It sounds like you should have a lot of fun :D
 

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Thanks! I'm really excited. I just looked online at Midway's requirements for graduation and 124 hours of classes are required. Is that a lot or pretty average? 43 hours of General Education requirements (math, science, english, history), 48 hours of electives (not sure on those), and 33 hours of the specific major requirements (for me, it's a B.A. in English.)
 

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No I havent made arrangements for my horse yet but I know someone with a barn in the area. Why didnt you like Midway, if you dont mind me asking?
 

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Thanks! I'm really excited. I just looked online at Midway's requirements for graduation and 124 hours of classes are required. Is that a lot or pretty average? 43 hours of General Education requirements (math, science, english, history), 48 hours of electives (not sure on those), and 33 hours of the specific major requirements (for me, it's a B.A. in English.)
Thats about what I did at PSU. You always seem to end up with more credits then you need.
 

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No I havent made arrangements for my horse yet but I know someone with a barn in the area. Why didnt you like Midway, if you dont mind me asking?
I loved everything about the school except for the academics. I didn't like what I had chosen to study there and there wasn't anything else there that I wanted to go into. So, I had to go somewhere that had more options for me.

Plus there is a very large anti-saddlebred, anti-saddleseat sentiment there that I can go into more if you want to hear my gripings. It is a silly reason to leave a college, but that was one of the main reasons I decided to leave. You just can't be at a place where your passion is strictly denied to you. I cannot have respect for an "equine program" that does not have an option for all aspects of the industry, especially when there is interest and a plan to make it work. Grr, still makes me mad. I have so much more to vent about on the subject, but will do my best to refrain. :wink:

I would get your housing application in as soon as possible. You really do want to be in Belle, for the main reason of a private bathroom. You share it with your suitemates, but still.

There are places on the campus where you can see every building there. It is really small, secluded and safe. I was in the Western Barn mostly, so I only know the horses down there, but there are up to 80 horses there that you get to know and work with, and the Western Coach/Riding Director is just an amazing lady. My friend said that the new Dressage Teacher is phenominal and really really good. Dr. Holland rocks.

You will be 10-20 minutes from the Horse Park, 10-20 Minutes from Keeneland and also close to the Red Mile. If you want to go experience a few Harness Races we should go sometime. There is a great scholarship day at Keeneland where you can win a $1000 scholarship just by going and watching the races. I got a sunburn at one and nearly froze to death at the next one. You will likely have opportunities available to you to work at some of the local farms(mainly race farms) as they are always in need of night watch people during the foaling season. Good opportunities abound.
 

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I have noooooo idea :/ All I know is, is that i'm taking a 4th year because I won't have 75 courses by the end of next year. :-|
Well, it sounds like a plan and then you'll have extra time to think about your future :). Many of students gradute their upper secondary within 3½ or 4 years nowadays. 3 of my friends did that too.
 
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