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I find the university vs. college fascinating. I had NO idea!

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I'm trying to get video of Ronin's new favourite game with the cat, throw food and giggle as the cat chases it. They are currently entertaining each other.

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i've always been confused by your highschool labels too. freshman, sophmore all that. we don't use those. and SATS we don't have those either so i never understood that really when i heard people talking about it on tv.

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Janice, that's exactly what I thought about the Hangover.

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Wanna confuse you even more Janice? I did the ACT instead of the SAT. Lol

There are technical schools, community colleges, collages, and universities. But people pretty much just call it "college."

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"janijanis" wrote:

i've always been confused by your highschool labels too. freshman, sophmore all that. we don't use those. and SATS we don't have those either so i never understood that really when i heard people talking about it on tv.

how do you say what grade you're in in high school or college?

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See, I like movies like The Hangover. My favorite movie ever is Euro Trip. Lol

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"janijanis" wrote:

i've always been confused by your highschool labels too. freshman, sophmore all that. we don't use those. and SATS we don't have those either so i never understood that really when i heard people talking about it on tv.

how do you say what grade you're in in high school or college?

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I find the university vs. college fascinating. I had NO idea!

there is a big difference in the design too. universities are humongous and are known for lectures. colleges have lecture rooms but they don't happen nearly as often as university. i had zero lectures in college.

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See, I don't get the lecture thing. At my university the class was always 30 people or less.

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My friend in Vegas (Beccasweet) just texted me, "you get funny looks walking through Planet Hollywood in sweats with a baby in a ring sling." (Planet hollywood is one of the major casinos down on the strip. They have a friend in town that they're meeting up with to visit for a few.

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"momW" wrote:

how do you say what grade you're in in high school or college?

Here we say grade 8,9,10, 11 or 12, although at my high school both year 11 and 12 were refferred to as the senior school or seniors and had a differenmt uniform.
In uni we were just first/second/ third/ fourth year

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it depends around here What university you go to. for example, the one I went to was fairly small but DH went to a ginormous university, but they were both 4 year schools.

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Very interesting Wendy! Even in college (or university :lol:) it was freshman, sophomore, junior, senior. 4 years clearly defined. If you were there for 5 years you were a "5th year senior."

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

See, I don't get the lecture thing. At my university the class was always 30 people or less.

We had one lecture a week and depending on the class it was for it could be 200 people or 50, and then we had tutorials (or tutes) each week which were smaller groups, maybe 20 or so

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My friend in Vegas (Beccasweet) just texted me, "you get funny looks walking through Planet Hollywood in sweats with a baby in a ring sling." (Planet hollywood is one of the major casinos down on the strip. They have a friend in town that they're meeting up with to visit for a few.

wait til she has to pop her boobies out in the fancy schmancy Planet Hollywood to feed the baby Biggrin

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Wanna confuse you even more Janice? I did the ACT instead of the SAT. Lol

There are technical schools, community colleges, collages, and universities. But people pretty much just call it "college."

what is this? i don't even know what SAT stands for

we have all those too, but if you go to university and tell someone you go to college they would get confused lol

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how do you say what grade you're in in high school or college?

we don't have grades in college. we would just say if we were in our second or first year. in high school it is grade 9,10,11,12 or OAC. they got rid of OAC now though

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See, I like movies like The Hangover. My favorite movie ever is Euro Trip. Lol

oh dear! lol i don't think we have the same taste in movies at all Blum 3

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

See, I don't get the lecture thing. At my university the class was always 30 people or less.

they are big classes here. 30 people is more like college for us

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

Very interesting Wendy! Even in college (or university :lol:) it was freshman, sophomore, junior, senior. 4 years clearly defined. If you were there for 5 years you were a "5th year senior."

there's nothing to describe me though. i've been going off and on since high school in 97, and changed my degree twice. I guess I'm a "lifer"

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My friend in Vegas (Beccasweet) just texted me, "you get funny looks walking through Planet Hollywood in sweats with a baby in a ring sling." (Planet hollywood is one of the major casinos down on the strip. They have a friend in town that they're meeting up with to visit for a few.

haha with all the craziness that goes on there you would think they wouldn't blink an eye

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wait til she has to pop her boobies out in the fancy schmancy Planet Hollywood to feed the baby Biggrin

totally sent her that as a text. (and told her it was you ha ha)

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Oh and in Australia it depends on what state you are from as to what your uni entrance exams are called and their format. The most commonly known is the HSC (High School Certificate) but I did the QCS (Queensland Core Skills) which is a totally different format we had two full days of testing but our individual and whole school and whole state results also counted.

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haha with all the craziness that goes on there you would think they wouldn't blink an eye

Remember santa ho ****s are normal. Babies are not. I got A LOT of looks BWing Aiden down there when I was visiting last April.

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totally sent her that as a text. (and told her it was you ha ha)

Lol

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it depends around here What university you go to. for example, the one I went to was fairly small but DH went to a ginormous university, but they were both 4 year schools.

so, are the schools based on years there then? they base the years on the program here. Like, the university or college will offer a bunch of different programs and some are two years, some are 4 years or some are undergraduates and all that which i don't really understand either because i didn't go to university haha.

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there's nothing to describe me though. i've been going off and on since high school in 97, and changed my degree twice. I guess I'm a "lifer"

We call them professional students here

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oh dear! lol i don't think we have the same taste in movies at all Blum 3

Apparently not. Ha ha!

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We call them professional students here

yep. I know a couple of professional students. Lol

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so, are the schools based on years there then? they base the years on the program here. Like, the university or college will offer a bunch of different programs and some are two years, some are 4 years or some are undergraduates and all that which i don't really understand either because i didn't go to university haha.

a "university" has a standard 4 year, it's called a Bachelor's degree. you can go on from there for around another 18 months-2 years and get a Master's degree. Or you can do something ridiculous like Erin and get your PhD, it takes about a billion years and a gazillion dollars to do though Biggrin

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We call them professional students here

we call them mature students

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"janijanis" wrote:

so, are the schools based on years there then? they base the years on the program here. Like, the university or college will offer a bunch of different programs and some are two years, some are 4 years or some are undergraduates and all that which i don't really understand either because i didn't go to university haha.

There's always exceptions but basically an associates degree is 2 years (so community colleges offer this). A university degee is typically 4 years. It was hard for DH to get his degree in 4 years, but he did it while others took 5 years. The first two years are usually general education with the last 2 being specific to your degree.

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to add to Jackie's thought

if you want to, you can go to jr college first, get your general education classes out of the way for cheaper and go on to university to finish your 4 year degree. that's what I did, or was in the process of doing, or am going to do, you know....

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interesting. i didn't realize it was so different.

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me neither!

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we call them mature students

We have mature students too, but generally they are just people who didn't attend straight from high school/ gap year. Professional students just keep attedning uni for whatever reason doing different degrees and either completing and doing a new one or changing degree.

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to add to Jackie's thought

if you want to, you can go to jr college first, get your general education classes out of the way for cheaper and go on to university to finish your 4 year degree. that's what I did, or was in the process of doing, or am going to do, you know....

Lol
It's hard to get them transferred over well depending on where you're trying to go to. I know my university was really picky. There were people who couldn't get University of Memphis credits accepted.

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My husband is trying to explain "com checks" to me. As if I care.

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We have mature students too, but generally they are just people who didn't attend straight from high school/ gap year. Professional students just keep attedning uni for whatever reason doing different degrees and either completing and doing a new one or changing degree.

ahh i think i read it wrong before. above sounds like what we have too Biggrin

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omg! someone posted this on fb. is it bad that it made me lol:p

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So can anyone recomend a good movie? There is nothign on TV tonight so if Ronin goes to bed early I want something to do and you will all be asleep by then

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omg! someone posted this on fb. is it bad that it made me lol:p

ROFL

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And now my husband just told me that apparently he flew his plane upside down today and let it drop a few thousand feet in altitude while like that. OMG! I had no idea he could do that in his plane!!!!!

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So can anyone recomend a good movie? There is nothign on TV tonight so if Ronin goes to bed early I want something to do and you will all be asleep by then

new releases?

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And now my husband just told me that apparently he flew his plane upside down today and let it drop a few thousand feet in altitude while like that. OMG! I had no idea he could do that in his plane!!!!!

just thinking about that makes me want to pee

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How to Train Your Dragon. Lol
(I tried to get Aiden to watch that with me today.)

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"ange84" wrote:

We have mature students too, but generally they are just people who didn't attend straight from high school/ gap year. Professional students just keep attedning uni for whatever reason doing different degrees and either completing and doing a new one or changing degree.

the 2nd one, that would be me!

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Lol
It's hard to get them transferred over well depending on where you're trying to go to. I know my university was really picky. There were people who couldn't get University of Memphis credits accepted.

it's not hard here if you go from a local jr college to a state university as long as you have the grades. like my university, not hard, DH's university, very hard to get into!

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omg! someone posted this on fb. is it bad that it made me lol:p

I'm going to say no as I ROFL

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Maybe something that came out a month or two ago for you all, we are behind here smetimes

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just thinking about that makes me want to pee

I really try to remain oblivious to his job most days. It's better on my sanity.

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And now my husband just told me that apparently he flew his plane upside down today and let it drop a few thousand feet in altitude while like that. OMG! I had no idea he could do that in his plane!!!!!

he's not even my husband and I'm scared FOR him!

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"ange84" wrote:

Maybe something that came out a month or two ago for you all, we are behind here smetimes

movies, what are those???!!! we really only watch the movies that have been out for so long they're on regular tv

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