Celebrating the end... kind of (Advice needed)

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Celebrating the end... kind of (Advice needed)
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Sun, 02-20-2011 - 2:59pm

Hi Everyone,

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Registered: 04-16-2009
Sun, 02-20-2011 - 4:47pm

I am abit confused. How can she attend the convocation if she has one more course to take?

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Sun, 02-20-2011 - 5:12pm

Because your DD has done well in college and there is no question that she'll get the required credits in fall, I think it's appropriate to send out

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Registered: 08-06-2009
Sun, 02-20-2011 - 8:09pm

Hi Theresa,

You are raising good questions. I hope everyone's experiences aids your decisions.

Have you discussed these thoughts with your oldest?

My oldest was the valedictorian speaker for his community college finale. My mother came to celebrate and we had a family dinner. When he graduated from UF, his cousin had her wedding on the same afternoon, he chose to pass his opportunity to speak again to another student and attend the wedding. We did all go to Boston for his graduation from Harvard. My mother again was there to hear him speak. The day after he and his girlfriend joined us on Franconia Notch in New Hampshire. We hiked 9 miles on the Flume Slide trail, across the ridge, and down the Liberty Spring trail.

My youngest was waiting to hear last year whether he would get off the waitlists for med school.. He told us he did not want to walk, or attend the athletic director's celebrations because he found a way to extend his scholarship for one more class for the summer session. He told us, I'm not done yet, come when I graduate from med school.

We/the boys sent no announcements.

My gift to my oldest for graduation from Harvard, I took your advice, inviting significant folks in his life to tell him their favorite author/book and why.

My youngest, we mailed his degree for his UF graduation. We did have a celebratory dinner when he was home for his med school acceptances with his fiancé's family this January.

Can your daughter not get a paying lab job for her prof? Has she considered teaching a art student, a Kaplan night class or tutoring?

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Registered: 06-16-1998
Sun, 02-20-2011 - 9:34pm

I think its fine that she walks in June. Its getting to be pretty common here in CA, a lot of students are having trouble getting that last class. My niece did it several years ago, she actually took the missing class at another school because she already had plans to move away from the college town. She got her diploma after submitting the appropriate documentation. A roommate of my ds did it, he stayed in the college town and was able to get the class over summer session. And a nephew did it last spring, in his case the professor had not told him if he passed the class until after the grad ceremony.

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Sun, 02-20-2011 - 10:37pm

Rae didn't walk;

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Sun, 02-20-2011 - 10:57pm

They have May and Dec graduation

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Sun, 02-20-2011 - 11:16pm

Usually one class is not

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Registered: 12-23-2006
Mon, 02-21-2011 - 7:41am

With 1 class she will have extira time since the 4 days is lecture which is 1 hours perhe iods
I would think or not.That leaves part time work avaible like working for a prof grading papers,
checking projects or working in the school library etc.
She

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Mon, 02-21-2011 - 8:46am

The 3 of us (dh, Justin and I) went up to Evanston in June and attended Jason's graduation activities. We did all 3 - the honors thing, the big graduation, and the individual school graduation. Stayed in a local hotel for the weekend. The following week I had a small open house for him, mostly family and a couple of his friends that are still in the area; I had made up invitation on the computer. For his gift we gave him a fairly decent sized check. I had gotten some money after my step mom died and dh and I agreed that we wanted to pass on a portion to each of the boys when the time was right. We figured since he is having to take this 'gap year' and he didn't yet have a job the time would be right for him now. Justin, OTH, may be 30 before we think the time is right - money burns a hole in that boy's pocket!

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Registered: 04-30-2000
Mon, 02-21-2011 - 10:24am

Around here I think the universities, do have mid year graduations.

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