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| | I applied. At the time, if you were a guy and you wanted to go, and you could read and write, you were accepted. They was thrilled to have even one more guy. I was given about 3 pieces of paper to complete- I had to do a drawing on each one. So, as my major was Visual Communications, I had to draw how I would decorate the window of a shopping boutique. That's it. My admissions counselor simply declared, "Welcome to the first day of the rest your new life!" (Something to that effect.) Yeah, I have a new life alright- paying $20,000 back for classes that taught me nothing I didn't already know! Luckily I got out after one year, otherwise I would be paying almost $30,000!
Credits were transferable at least. However, FIDM at the time ran on the quarter system so it was a pain translating my credits into the usual college's semester system.
Schools that are similar to FIDM is Brooks College in Long Beach. Personally I would stay away from both FIDM and Brooks as they're simply rip-off schools, and any school for that matter that is a "chain" school- for example DeVry, or Art Institute of (Insert city/state here).
The Georgetown admissions process is probably the most interesting of the selective schools (I know because I sit on the admissions committee). Each committee consists of admissions officers (who know about the individual high schools and have a broad view of the process), faculty, deans, and students--so all members of the university community are involved. Academics (course selection, grades, class rank, standardized tests (SAT/ACT, Achievement Tests, AP Exams) and Personal Attributes (essays, recommendations, extracurricular activities, work, travel, interview) are RATED EQUALLY in the process, so it is not uncommon to have valedictorians and people with high SATs to be denied when others from the same high schools with slightly lower academic credentials but stronger personal attributes admitted. Georgetown is filled with people who LOVE the school and has an extremely low attrition rate--the admissions committees do a good job determining who would benefit most from Georgetown and vice-versa--so expressing your enthusiasm for attending the school is a big help (through your application, essays, interview, recommendations).
| PreMed and Medical|| May 12 2005 | Nothing special, I just applied.