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steelerman Donating Member (8 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-14-09 09:09 AM
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16. Selection Process Is Complex
My (limited) experience of college education, was that being 'top of the class' wasn't always what the admissions team were looking for on all of the courses. Some of the brightest students who were fresh from taking exams (and had done very well) were struggling with degree level work. The reason often seemed to be that although these star students were highly intelligent, they often lacked the insight which would take them deeper into their chosen subject.

By the end of the first semester, some students who seemed grossly under qualified academically, were actually doing rather well.

I am not suggesting that the OP lacks insight, merely that university/college requires a different skill-set to school and the selection process is subject to many factors.
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