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emmalinarina

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Me: (wakes up at 7.30 but no time to check UAI coz I have to rush off to do booked in green p's test.....a little later.....passed p's, goes round to mum's work)

Mum: congrats on getting your p's. do you want to check ur uai on my computer?

Me: Not really, its gonna suck so bad. I'm only aiming for 70 coz my brother's got 38.75 and 50.00.

Mum: Don't worry, I'll be happy with whatever you get. As long as you did your best.

(An hour later...still can't get onto site...goes home and keeps trying to get on...finally get on.....UA! unexpectedly flashes up when I was unprepared.....85.50!)

Me: (stares blankly at screen)
:jaw:
(rings mum)

Mum: that's fantastic! I'm so proud of you...etcetc

(mum rings dad...dad rings me)

Dad: congrats! thats excellent, i love you, etc etc

Overall, good responses. And everyone was happy.....later that night....rings friends...

Me: what did you get?

Friends: Yeah not too bad....95.05 and 98.45

Me:
:jaw: But still happy. :)
 

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hallelujah. said:
Me: (on the phone to mum who's unloading shopping in driveway - obviously i didnt realise she was there til i called lol) 'I got 98.00'

Mum: Well Done! *to step dad* 'She got 98!'

Step dad: 'Tell her to come help with the bags'
LOL!
 

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emmalinarina said:
Me: (wakes up at 7.30 but no time to check UAI coz I have to rush off to do booked in green p's test.....a little later.....passed p's, goes round to mum's work)

Mum: congrats on getting your p's. do you want to check ur uai on my computer?

Me: Not really, its gonna suck so bad. I'm only aiming for 70 coz my brother's got 38.75 and 50.00.

Mum: Don't worry, I'll be happy with whatever you get. As long as you did your best.

(An hour later...still can't get onto site...goes home and keeps trying to get on...finally get on.....UA! unexpectedly flashes up when I was unprepared.....85.50!)

Me: (stares blankly at screen)
:jaw:
(rings mum)

Mum: that's fantastic! I'm so proud of you...etcetc

(mum rings dad...dad rings me)

Dad: congrats! thats excellent, i love you, etc etc

Overall, good responses. And everyone was happy.....later that night....rings friends...

Me: what did you get?

Friends: Yeah not too bad....95.05 and 98.45

Me:
:jaw: But still happy. :)
nice work!! a happy story for once
 

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lost my pin so i had to wait for it to come in mail...

comes the next day, i read my shitty UAI, put the letter down then proceed to do something unproductive.

Dad walks in: "Did you get your UAI"

Me: "Yeah"
Dad: "Ok"

- awkward silence, dad does something then leaves -

hours pass.. Dad finally comes back

"So what did you get?"

Me: "81.7"
Dad: "Oh... are you going to uni?"
Me: "Yeah"
Dad: "Ok."

My life is awesome.
 

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all i remember is getting my marks before (see sig) and happy spoke to teachers and all pround of me, the next day got UAI 68.5, broke down crying for ages, my friend rung i asked them how they went, (they got band 2s,3s,4s,5s) they hot 73.78 i was like wtf, i broke down crying for ages, needless to say very upset and distruaght at workt hat night/morning. But repeating is my cure.
 

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sleepplease said:
I had to check mine at work.

*checks uai - 99.2*

*sits there stunned*

*boss comes in. takes me by the elbow and helps me out. grabs my deck and gives it to me. leads me to door*

*i light a smoke. sit down on the concrete. breathe in. think. cry.*

*sms my deputy principal*

Me: 99.2

*he calls me*

BJ: Sophie are you ok?

Me: *cry*

BJ: It's a wonderful UAI.

Me: *cry*

BJ: You should have applied for EAS!

Me: *cry more*

BJ: Are you going to be ok?

Me: *pulls self together* Yes. Have.. *cry* .. to go ... *cry*... to work. Bye



*co workers walk past and gawk*

Them: Did you get your UAI?

Me: Yes *cry*

Them: *wait expectantly*

Me: 99.2

Them: WHY are you crying?

Me: Law... USYD... Predicted UAI let down... year of hard work... Law!

Them: There are other wa.... no, we'll preach later. You cry, we'll cover for you.
You have a part time job and smoke too? *shock*
 

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Mum nearly died of shock. She thought that I was gonna get like 75 and was praying I'd get over 80 because I'd worked so hard.

Dad was proud, it was around what he expected (he used to be a deputy principal so has some idea about how these things are done).

PS. My UAI was 97 I cracked up when mum said she said she thought i would get 75, with my results i would have cried if that happened.
 
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Caitlin63 said:
Mum nearly died of shock. She thought that I was gonna get like 75 and was praying I'd get over 80 because I'd worked so hard.

Dad was proud, it was around what he expected (he used to be a deputy principal so has some idea about how these things are done).

PS. My UAI was 97 I cracked up when mum said she said she thought i would get 75, with my results i would have cried if that happened.
Didn't you realise from your ranks that you wouldn't get such a UAI?
 

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Caitlin63 said:
Mum nearly died of shock. She thought that I was gonna get like 75 and was praying I'd get over 80 because I'd worked so hard.

Dad was proud, it was around what he expected (he used to be a deputy principal so has some idea about how these things are done).

PS. My UAI was 97 I cracked up when mum said she said she thought i would get 75, with my results i would have cried if that happened.
With the subjects your doing, i would find it hard to believe it would anything less than 80
 

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hallelujah. said:
Me: (on the phone to mum who's unloading shopping in driveway - obviously i didnt realise she was there til i called lol) 'I got 98.00'

Mum: Well Done! *to step dad* 'She got 98!'

Step dad: 'Tell her to come help with the bags'
rofl. that's classic.
 

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my brother got 83.45


my dad was really happy

patted him on the back and was, to my surprise, smiling... something he doesnt do too often nowadays

i could've sworn that a year ago he said he'd be very upset if my brother got below 85
 
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dp624 said:
No, no, no, my mum is defn the evil one
both of my parents think i'm going to fail the hsc

dad keeps mentioning programs in the army and stuff and always shares little innocent lines like, "you know tafe is a great option as well"

i don't understand, i'm like well above average at a selective school ranked 20 in the state.

its funny to listen too though.
 

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asian parents: *fierce glare* ohhh yes you will! *brandishes samurai sword*
 
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gibbo153 said:
asian parents: *fierce glare* ohhh yes you will! *brandishes samurai sword*
haha, i know someone whose older sister got 99.95
and he was like grrr how am i going to beat that now
he ended up tying with her
 

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dp624 said:
haha, i know someone whose older sister got 99.95
and he was like grrr how am i going to beat that now
he ended up tying with her
him: i got 99.95!!

*asian parents re-sheath samurai swords and release the boy from his stocks, retreating into the shadows of the room, growling quietly*
 

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gibbo153 said:
him: i got 99.95!!

*asian parents re-sheath samurai swords and release the boy from his stocks, retreating into the shadows of the room, growling quietly*
oh i loved that.
 

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nottellingu said:
It would have required u to do umat...and do very well in umat unless youre hoping on getting into uws and u live in the gws region. Then ur right in the hunt ! For UNSW with that uai umat probably needs to be 190 ish-200.
Even to get into UWS med, you'd still need a very good UAI. competition is still strong no matter which uni it is. Everybody wants to get into med, esp all the asians. My UMAt score was bad but it wasn't that bad and I still got rejected for UWS med before the UAIs came out.
 

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Friend via msn: OMG OMG IT'S OPEN READ YOURS NOW
Me: *hands shaking, typing in pin... reads screen. Reads it again*
Friend: WHAT DID U GET????
Me: Uhh *incomprehensible typing*.... blahhsiidhhedbfcjdsan 96.2 :D
Friend: HOLY FUCK
Me: *breaks down, sobbing at computer screen* brb
*rings mum who is conveniently out for checking time*
Mum: Hello?
Me: *between tears* IT'S ME. 96.2!!!
Mum: Woah what... omg *breaks down, sobbing on phone*. Ringing your father. *hangs up*
*Mum gets home*
Mum: Congratulations, I was so worried! (Gee thanks)

*later on*
Dad: *gets home*
Me: did mum tell you about my uai?
Dad: yep.
Me:...
Dad:...... what's for dinner?
Me: *stalks upstairs, rings friends* BRING ON THE ALCOHOL!

*parties parties parties*
 

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wow! said:
Even to get into UWS med, you'd still need a very good UAI. competition is still strong no matter which uni it is. Everybody wants to get into med, esp all the asians. My UMAt score was bad but it wasn't that bad and I still got rejected for UWS med before the UAIs came out.
Isn't UWS a 95 cutoff.
95 is a lot easier than 99.50 (median for UNSW)
 

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dp624 said:
Isn't UWS a 95 cutoff.
95 is a lot easier than 99.50 (median for UNSW)
you still have to get ~9x pct UMAT and interview performance is heavily weighted.
 

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