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Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

Subject:Exchange to UW - Seattle?
Time:12:03 am.
Hi everyone,

I'm looking for a bit of advice at the moment and hoping one (or several) of you can help me out. I'm currently a student at Florida International University in Miami, Fl. I'm getting ready to apply for the National Student Exchange program for the Fall 06 / Spring 07 school year. I'm (at least very heavily considering being) a Journalism/Art (or Art History) double major with a minor in Sociology/Anthropology (they both count as 1 combined minor at my university). I've got the list down to a couple of schools, but still don't have my heart set on one specific college. This is where you come in.

I'm trying to decide between schools on a number of factors.

1) What is the Journalism program like? The Art/Art History program? Or does your school not offer these programs (so far from what i've seen I think all the school's i'm considering do).

2) What has been your general experience within your school when it comes to the quality of the education, the professors (their willingness to work with you, their experience, etc), the campus environment, etc?

3) I don't drive at the moment and will most likely not have a car wherever I transfer to. How is the public transportation situation in your area?

4) Dorms. I'd probably have to stay in them (at least the first semester). Any info? Are there single rooms available or are room mates required? Solo showers or shared? Any weird restrictions (curfews or problems with guests, etc)? How's the off campus living situation? Rent ranges and such?

5) Jobs. Hard to get in the area? Same as most places? Easy to get on campus work?

6) Meal plans on campus? Necssary? Worthwhile? Wide variety of food or not really? I'm a vegetarian, somewhat inclined to veganism if that helps your answers out.

7) Anyone reading this currently on the exchange program, going to be part of it, or been in the past? Any advice/information you could share with me?

8) Last but not least: Anything else I should know?

Sorry for such a lengthy post. Thanks soooo much to anyone who takes the time to read (and respond) to this. And any ALL comments are much appreciated! And i'll let you know if I end up deciding on your school for the Fall. :)

PS. Any pictures of the area, campus, dorms, etc would be MUCH appreciated as well.


x-posted in several communities, sorry.
(and if this post is inappropriate to the community, please let me know and i'll take it down asap)
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Subject:annual drop
Time:1:57 am.
What's the difference between using your annual drop and withdrawing? You can withdraw as many times as you would like, but can only use one annual drop. I'm confused, because the annual drop shows up on your transcipt, with a W(Quarter Week X) next to it, just as if you were to withdraw from a class. Right?
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Subject:Easy NW Courses
Time:12:20 pm.
Does anyone know of some incredibly (or at least moderately) easy Natural World classes? I'm looking for a no-brains-required course for next quarter.

Thanks in advance.
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Subject:Ride
Time:1:13 pm.
Anyone going to Pullman this weekend? I'll pay for half the gas, but I need to leave after 6:30.
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Time:4:16 pm.
Greetings, fellow students!

I've recently been accepted to [the] UoW (hurrah!), and I'd appreciate any and all answers (linked or otherwise) to the following questions:

1. How difficult is it to switch majors?
2. How big is the campus? Liberal-arts-college-big? (a.k.a., small!) UCLA-big? Medium-ish?

Thank you!

-Alexei (prospective, out-of-state)
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Time:8:49 pm.
Hello, people!

I'm thinking of transfering to UW in 2007 and got really interested in the Digital Art and Experimental Media major. Does anyone study it and could give me any info ? (courses, difficulty etc. - anything that comes to your mind).

My current major at the university is Journalism & Communications, so any info about Communications College would also be really appreciated :)

Thanks in advance!
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Subject:Time Schedule rant and question
Time:9:33 pm.
Does anyone else hate the time schedule right now? I know it's spring quarter and everything, but come on! Only three 300-level Spanish electives next quarter? And where did all the math classes go?

Why is Spanish 305 (or any class for that matter,) offered Tuesday Thursday and Friday? Why are there only three 300-level Spanish electives offered next quarter? I really, really, really don't want to have to take Spanish for Business majors, especially with all the cool lit classes they supposedly offer, but it's looking like that's what I'll have to do...

I've heard a rumor that if a class overlaps by a half an hour a week, you can get a form signed by both professors of the overlapping classes (if they approve,) and take them both anyway. Is this true? Has anyone done this?

Thanks, and sorry for ranting...
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Subject:transfer questions
Time:9:41 pm.
i'm applying to transfer in fall 2006, the application isnt due for another week, but i am freaking out because they suggest that you do it months ahead of time. i've been debating whether or not i wanted to consider going to school at UW, and finally decided that i would make it one of my choices, otherwise i would've turned it in months ago. i've heard UW is very difficult to get into as a transfer, so i feel like by turning my application in so close to the deadline that blows my chances even more so. i guess what im asking is, for those who transfered, how early did you turn in your application? i feel like i dont even stand a chance turning it in this late =/

my 2nd question is, what are your opinions on the communications/journalism program at UW? some people have told me that if i wanted to major in that to go to WSU because their program is much better than what they have to offer at UW? but i just dont know if i can stand living in a town of nothing =/
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