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svtruth
April 20, 2007, 03:47 PM
admission criteria?
The shooter was a senior. Don't they have interviews, essays, recommendations, etc. as part of the process.
Oh yeah, what about his Faculty adviser?

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logical
April 20, 2007, 04:03 PM
I had no interview, essay or screening (credit check maybe to be sure I paid) and no contact with an advisor yet I never shot anyone.

Can't it just be the criminals fault?

JohnBT
April 20, 2007, 04:27 PM
I did, but things have changed a bit since '68. I will say the physics prof who interviewed me was pretty much the typical absentminded professor. Nice guy, just preoccupied.

I suppose they rely primarily on recommendations now. And grades and scores of course. It's not a particularly easy school to get into.
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From the VT site:

Number of freshman applications received 19,046
Number of freshmen enrolled 5,084
Percentage of enrolled freshmen in top 10% of high school class 38.0%
Percentage of enrolled freshmen in top 25% of high school class 81.0%
Percentage of enrolled freshmen in top 50% of high school class 98.0%

"Among students offered admission, the average GPA was 3.78, with a middle range of 3.52 to 4.0."

Looks like the average SAT score runs around 1200 or so.
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Whatshisname must have been smart in some way if he got any of the brains his sister got - she's a Princeton grad.

John

waumo
April 20, 2007, 09:27 PM
I have no idea what the requirements are today -

but when I attended VPI (now known as VT) in EE -Class of '77
I would have lasted about 1 day if I refused to give my name
or speak in class!

Hypnogator
April 21, 2007, 12:04 AM
What? Are you suggesting that the school discriminate against the mentally unbalanced? :what: :eek: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

RNB65
April 21, 2007, 12:10 AM
At most public universities a high school transcript and SAT scores are all you need for undergraduate admission. If the numbers add up, they tell you where to send the tuition check and that's it. Some of the specialty programs like music and art have more extensive admissions requirements, but for the most part the days of interviews and recommendation are long gone.

usp9
April 21, 2007, 12:14 AM
What are VT's


admission criteria?
The shooter was a senior. Don't they have interviews, essays, recommendations, etc. as part of the process.
Oh yeah, what about his Faculty adviser?

That's a good question as to how this guy functioned, much less was admitted. I'm a '75 grad. Back then it was almost totally SAT scores, GPA, and extracuricular activity...at least that's how I remember it. But I did have to talk to people. There were some weirdos and even a few suicides while I was there, but this fellow takes the cake for anti-social.

This was one of the most depressing weeks since 9/11. I hope classes start back up and all of the kids return to finish the year.

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