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Author Topic: So.....I failed.  (Read 4996 times)

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Offline fabio

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So.....I failed.
« on: September 11, 2020, 07:36:53 am »
Basically I did not get accepted to university. The application process was short and my application papers were denied because the courier company didn't deliver them earlier.
I feel all kinds of sad,but the Greek government didn't even bother to make an exception or extend the application process......

Offline virgo313

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Re: So.....I failed.
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2020, 09:56:09 am »
Don’t give up hope. Try again next intake.
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Offline fabio

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Re: So.....I failed.
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2020, 12:03:11 pm »
Actually I called them to see if I can get a plea for help. Now I'll have to call them again Monday and maybe they might help me.
Hopefully it works.....

Offline Grasshopper

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Re: So.....I failed.
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2020, 04:03:37 pm »
Don't loose courage, be strong and I hope things work out for the best.

Offline kentfrat1783

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Re: So.....I failed.
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2020, 05:47:00 pm »
Think good thoughts.  Be kind and good things will happen. 

Just awful when you did all your steps but someone else caused you issues. 
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Offline fabio

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Re: So.....I failed.
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2020, 12:32:57 am »
Even if i don't make it this year it's ok,I'm not giving up yet. Although I do feel like the universe wants me to be unhappy for life.....

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: So.....I failed.
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2020, 02:51:26 pm »


Sorry to hear that this happened. Looks as though the Courier failed. Not you!.

Perhaps you can get this sorted out this next week coming up.

Hang in there !!----Ray
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Offline zach

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Re: So.....I failed.
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2020, 09:45:57 pm »
That's not failure

Setback, obstacle, challenge... sure, all that

Took me three years to pull my shit together enough to start school. Then any old excuse to do the minimum semester hours.

Success on a longer timeline is still success. A wise man around here used to often say life is a marathon, not a sprint.

Offline fabio

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Re: So.....I failed.
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2020, 01:17:08 am »
That's a really nice saying Zach. Whatever happens today,whether they help or not,I'm not gonna stop the marathon 😁.

Offline Jim Allen

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Re: So.....I failed.
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2020, 07:10:05 am »
Actually I called them to see if I can get a plea for help. Now I'll have to call them again Monday and maybe they might help me.
Hopefully it works.....

Any update on how this worked out?

As others have pointed out it's only a temporary setback, not a fail. ;) You can prepare and reapply next year.
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Offline fabio

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Re: So.....I failed.
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2020, 08:43:36 am »
Nothing really,and it turns out a girl I know had the same issue,but it's still on. Like you said I can do this again next year.

Offline em

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Re: So.....I failed.
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2020, 07:03:39 am »
Just a thought to consider.

here in the states granted this was thirty years ago . I had taken community college courses that where transferable to  university credits.  In this way when I did get accepted a few years  later I had already had some of the work done .

so now I would suggest taking some online credit courses . contacting the school before taking a class Just make sure they are from a school that university will let you transfer. 

this might give a boost to the your admissions to demonstrate how serious your intent  to study . again i Have no idea how the university where you are from works but thought this might be helpful.   

The university might be trying any excuse to limit the amount of students on campus during covid 19 .   if you take some classes online you will have some of the work already done .

it is not a fail just a set back. resubmit and keep the goal of getting in .  with the time you have get ready for when you do get in and have some of the work already done . like core curriculum classes . 

does the university offer online studies . the universities here where I am from anyone can take online classes . that later if they want to attend the school they have already taken .

sorry you may have  already given this some thought and it might be obvious to some . but others in similar situations like your self might not have thought of taking classes outside school and later transferring them . 

all the best to you




Offline fabio

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Re: So.....I failed.
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2020, 03:02:41 pm »
Unfortunately Em,in Greece the only way to enter university is through the said process,especially if you finished Greek high school (lycieum).
That being said,the school system (being public) has problems like the failure to put a public anouncment on the official exam site. Not only that,but last year they had given a month to apply and this year it was only 4 days.
I am not giving up though,I do still have another year and I'm not gonna let it go to waste.

Offline fabio

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Re: So.....I failed.
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2020, 04:47:43 am »
Update: I got called from the ministry of education and they asked me for some papers,they told me to call them in 3 days to see if they'll accept late applications. So I sent the papers and now I'll see if anything happens,don't wanna jynx it....
There's still a chance I'm gonna get accepted!!!!!

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Re: So.....I failed.
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2020, 06:23:48 am »
Cool
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: So.....I failed.
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2020, 09:56:52 am »
Update: I got called from the ministry of education and they asked me for some papers,they told me to call them in 3 days to see if they'll accept late applications. So I sent the papers and now I'll see if anything happens,don't wanna jynx it....
There's still a chance I'm gonna get accepted!!!!!


 :)  Fantastic !!! Great news....  Good luck to you !

Ray  8)
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Offline Grasshopper

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Re: So.....I failed.
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2020, 11:17:45 am »
keeping my fingers crossed and hope/wish things work out in the end

Offline fabio

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Re: So.....I failed.
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2020, 04:18:56 am »
I did not fail.
They accepted the late applications,I'll know by next week which university course I got accepted in.
1st choice was social work,2nd speech therapy,3rd nursing,4th physiotherapy. I'm highly betting it's gonna be my first choice! I can't believe how happy I am.....

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Re: So.....I failed.
« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2020, 04:56:21 am »
 :) Congratulations!
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Offline bocker3

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Re: So.....I failed.
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2020, 07:06:11 am »
That is great news!!!  Congratulations


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Re: So.....I failed.
« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2020, 07:28:51 am »
Congratulations! 👌☀️
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Offline Grasshopper

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Re: So.....I failed.
« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2020, 08:35:17 am »
Congratulations ! Will you have to move to the mainland, or is it going to be online courses ?

Offline fabio

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Re: So.....I failed.
« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2020, 08:46:34 am »
I think I'll have to move. However,classes will start for most people in 2 days,I'll start later (because I applied with a different group: People with serious conditions) so me and some 1000 of student will probably start 1 month later,but it's ok.
The good thing is that I'm prepared financially and there's many cheap rentals (although small). I'm so anxious for next week.....
It's funny,cuz I'm acting like I just got accepted haha. I shouldn't celebrate just yet . What sucks too is that if I get into speech therapy I'll have to do a hearing exam....haha
« Last Edit: October 02, 2020, 08:48:50 am by fabio »

Offline zach

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Re: So.....I failed.
« Reply #23 on: October 02, 2020, 09:35:29 pm »
Outstanding man! So glad to hear it's working out for you.

My son is beginning his Masters at Georgia Tech. He also has a bumpy admission that stressed him.

Things go the way they're meant, if not always the way you planned.

Keep rolling with the punches. Roar from the hilltops.

You got this.




Offline J.R.E.

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Re: So.....I failed.
« Reply #24 on: October 02, 2020, 09:55:30 pm »
 8)

So glad this all worked out for you !!

Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune / Epzicom , 20 mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 12/11/20

Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of Jan 8th,21,  Viral load remains Undetectable

CD 4 @535 /  CD4 % @ 16 %
69 YEARS YOUNG
  
WEAR A MASK !! COVID KILLS !

Offline fabio

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Re: So.....I failed.
« Reply #25 on: October 03, 2020, 08:35:31 am »
Thanks a lot guys! What's your son studying Zach?
I honestly have been waiting to do this for 6 years but,alas, I'm getting into uni at 25 and I couldn't be happier. The amount of paperwork I'll have to do does turn me off though hehe.

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Re: So.....I failed.
« Reply #26 on: October 04, 2020, 05:47:19 am »
Congrats Fabio! 💪

Offline fabio

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Re: So.....I failed.
« Reply #27 on: October 13, 2020, 11:59:40 am »
My dudes ,I just got in 😂😂😂
I'm officially a nursing student.

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« Reply #28 on: October 13, 2020, 12:52:44 pm »
My dudes ,I just got in 😂😂😂
I'm officially a nursing student.

Congrats  :)
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Re: So.....I failed.
« Reply #29 on: October 13, 2020, 03:43:19 pm »
Thanks Jim and everyone,for the continuous support you've given me throughout my whole journey. I couldn't be more thankful!
In 2 days i will go do the papers,of course i doubt they will mind that im hiv positive. I always wanted to persue nursing even before.

Offline delilah07

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Re: So.....I failed.
« Reply #30 on: October 13, 2020, 11:31:57 pm »
Basically I did not get accepted to university. The application process was short and my application papers were denied because the courier company didn't deliver them earlier.
I feel all kinds of sad,but the Greek government didn't even bother to make an exception or extend the application process......

You should try again.

Offline fabio

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« Reply #31 on: October 14, 2020, 01:27:42 am »
You should try again.
I actually got in though 😅.....

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« Reply #32 on: October 14, 2020, 07:03:05 am »
Congrats again!!  Glad you got what you wanted

 


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