My husband went up with him first thing and I got there at 10:30.
A few observations:
* These kids are smart. Like Sheldon Cooper smart. I am not that smart. I spent a lot of time feeling really dumb.
* I was super excited with the campus and the professors that we spoke too. Most, if not all, have their PhD. And they all seemed to love their jobs!
* The campus was immaculate and green and gorgeous and the architecture was amazing.
* It was sunny with 80 degree temps and blue skies so the walk to lunch was gorgeous.
*We spent a lot of time walking. People with bad knees in flat sandals need not apply.
*I didn't get any pictures of us all together. My husband had to leave to go to work shortly after I got there.
I did take these while I was waiting for him to finalize his schedule (and talk about quantum physics and the different types of engineering with the advisors- he has never been happier than when he was surrounded by his type of people.
Yes I soaked up the sun. And I am loving my neon orange Tarjay sandals.
Here is a better shot. The best part is I got them on clearance at our Target.
* He wants a private room. He remembers the issues we had with his older brother getting his things taken (among other bad things) and doesn't want his stuff taken or messed with. A private room is not cheap. We haven't made a final decision yet.
* The college is 80% male. I guess girls are less interested in a science and technology school.
* The kids that were helping with PRO day were seniors and they really seemed to be having fun. This is important!
* The thing they stressed the most was that "asking for help was necessary" Most, if not all, of these kids have high GPA's and high ACT scores and try to do it all on their own. Asking for help is a sign of weakness.
* Most of these kids have rarely had to study in school. This is a hard school. This will have to change, at least for my kid who has always had it easy in the learning dept.
* I helped him choose his classes. I was actually completely confused for a good half hour but after asking for help, we did it!!
* He ended up taking 14 hours. Freshman week he has to take a 3 hour Trig review. Chemistry Safety, Freshman Engineering, General Chemistry (online), Chem. 1 (lecture), Chem. 2 (a lab), Calculus, and English.
After we got back last night, I had dinner plans with a friend from work. I took her to my favorite place and she loved it. We didn't have time for the trip to Target we had planned but we really had a nice time.
I have been making lists of all the things I want/need to do around here and it makes me tired thinking about it. I am always just so overwhelmed anymore.