from Kate’s post in the Class of 2018 Facebook group:
so sometime next week, depending on where you live. It’s via mail, so if your roommate lives closer than you do, expect them to be hitting you up on Facebook or something.
kagan “roommate” ‘16
Yeah, we got some bikers. I’d actually say campus is easier to bike around than drive or anything, but people will also bike into town as long as it isn’t too gross out. North Bennington is especially bike-friendly, as it’s like ten minutes (five if you’re fast???) away from the middle of campus by bike, and it’s got some good mountain and road biking routes. There’s also a cycle club on campus that started up this last year.
kagan “bike” ‘16
There aren’t any rules against it as far as I know, but I wouldn’t recommend bringing anything that big. There isn’t really anywhere you’d be able to store it other than on top of your car or in your room, and I dunno if your roommate would be a fan of that. There are also maybe… two and a half months? that you’d really be able to kayak in decent weather while you’re here.
Enough students bring cars that it’s pretty easy to get a ride to wherever you need to go (within reason!!!!!!) There’s also a rideshare group where people can ask for/offer rides to further away places like NYC and stuff. Someone may even let you BORROW their car as long as you’re a safe driver and not a Rude Dude™
First off, you’ll be considered for $cholarships right off the bat, so you’d find out about that with the acceptance letter.
In terms of other aid, Bennington has a financial aid application in addition to the FAFSA (opens January 1) and CSS (DUE December 10) for you to fill out when you apply with questions similar to the FAFSA, and you’d get an estimated institutional and federal aid award based on the Bennington form and CSS with your letter, so as long as the numbers on your FAFSA and CSS Profile are consistent with what you put on the Bennington application, the aid you recieve in the spring should be the same as the estimate you get with your letter.
(you can check all the financial aid deadlines here)
most likely, you’ll show up and have an info session with one or even two of the admissions counselors where you will be filled in on everything at once! in thirty minutes! Then, you can expect a tour with one of the interns (glennis! sarah? me??) where you can ask all of your questions while we walk around and look at the campus and classrooms and houses, etc. It’ll be a bit quiet since most everyone’s gone for the summer, but also very pretty?
WHAT TO CHECK OUT:
glennis says Lake Paran, like a five minute drive from campus, in North Bennington
sarah says the Village Chocolate Shoppe, in downtown Bennington, on main street (we can give you better directions once you’re here)
michaela says the Park McCullough House in North Bennington, super pretty right now and it’s right next to the Mile Around Woods, hella dece if you feel like going for a walk.
and I’m telling you right now, buddy, eat at Ramunto’s (if you like pizza.) Also in downtown Bennington. If you don’t like pizza, we’ll work together to figure something out when you get here.
there’s always Chili’s!
I actually never took calc, and I wasn’t even travelling ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Class-wise, Bennington doesn’t require anything beyond what you need to take in order to graduate high school. Volunteering in Cambodia seems like a pretty legit excuse, so just do what you can.
tell cambodia i said what’s up
i think the Admissions Counselors send most of the questions in as a test? i don’t know. are these questions real. whos sending them.
who is this
if you know who keeps sending these questions in please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and call COPS
in terms of your first year courses overall, have you looked at every other possible class? Sometimes, that’s the best way to do it. Sign up for classes that look interesting but may be unrelated to what you think you want to study.
This is all coming from the Fool who took Chinese cuz it sounded fun and now focuses on it as a major part of his Plan.
«expand your mind»
I’m attaching just a few student’s films from a diverse array of student works, ranging from narratives to experimental films. Two of these are live action and two are animations to spice things up:
- Four episode comedy series Hinterlandz by Killian Walsh ‘14 and Alex Hovet ‘14
- “I think the Internet and Feelings are some things we should be more aware of”: Works by Ben Redmond ’14
- Lucky: Animation by Kagan Marks ‘16
- Geraldine: Animation by Sarah Goone ‘16
we’ve gotten a couple of asks re:transcript concerns, GPA fluctuation, etc., so:
There is a section in the Common App where you can give us any additional information about your grades or let us know why something is the way it is. Feel free to fill us in, but remember!! brevity is key! Also, tone! This additional info section is no place to play the Blame Game. If you’re not sure how your section sounds, have someone else read over it for you.
—FOR SENIORS/END OF THE YEAR TRANSCRIPT PEOPLE—
If you have ANY concerns about your transcript, you should email your Admissions counselor or give us a call at 802-379-3508 to discuss your situation so there’s an idea of what’s going on in your life. You don’t want the Admissions counselors to first find out about your grades dropping when they get your final transcript!
As a rule, Bennington is looking at you as a whole, so even if your GPA/test scores/courseload isn’t amazing, the Counselors won’t just give up on you there. Everything—portfolios, extra-curriculars, writing ability, interview—is considered when looking at an applicant. We want curious, high-energy thinkers, and we realize that there are more indicators of this than just GPA.
That being said, rescinding admission isn’t something the school does often, but it can be something they decide to do. If you’re at all concerned about any aspect of your application/life, please contact your Counselor or the office! We R Here 2 Help
yeah yeah yeah woo yeah!!!!
there already is one so if you’re not a part of **The Official Bennington 2018 Facebook Group** email email@example.com and he will add you!
If you visit during the summer, you won’t be able to sit in on a class or see the campus when it’s ~bustlin’~ or meet any LIVE students, etc.
You’ll still get a tour of campus and it’ll be nice and warm and pretty, but if you want to get a good idea of how Bennington works with all its students around, you may want to wait until the Fall.
yeah yeah yaeh yeah yeah!!!!