女儿选大学(三)--结果

由 xu 在 2007, 五月 11 - 02:27 提交 ::

Jessica决定去Covenant College, 学的是double majors in Community Development (minor in Economics) and Psychology.

四月底的时候做的决定,到现在才有空发个贴。

Jessica 一共申请了四所学校,Covenant College, Wheaton College,Emory and UF, Emory 是去年带她去看学校之前她的第一选择,但到申请的时候Covenant 和 Wheaton已经排在前面了,Emory是用来测自己的实力的, UF是用来保底的,以她的成绩上UF是不需要自己花钱的,不过,除非Covenant 和 Wheaton没有得到或太少奖学金以至于上不起,我们宁愿花钱。结果是四所学校都录取了,都给了奖学金。

Covenant 和 Wheaton 之间她倒没有什么犹豫的,直接倾向Covenant,倒是我们做家长的有点犹豫,毕竟Wheaton的年代久一点、名气大一点,所以请教了林慈信牧师,下面是他的看法,也许对你们谁也会有用:

At Covenant you get solid community and worldview.

At Wheaton you get solid community among the STUDENTS (evangelical,
contemporary), but that's about all. The spirituality of the students is
much superior to the theology/doctrinal stance of the faculty, which is a
mix of everything.

You don't have to have any theological preparation in order to teach at
Wheaton. The purpose of Wheaton is to prepare evangelical children
for medical/graduate school in Harvard and the like, and to produce an
evangelical elite. That is not a bad goal, but it means Wheaton is NOT
consistently giving a biblical worldview, nor is it REALLY that much
interested in "missions." It is also NOT a seminary, though it purports
to prepare people for "ministry" in a broad sense.

感谢神! Jessica 如愿以偿,我们也都非常满意,对她、对她这段时间的成长、对学校、对我们这段时间付出的努力以及结果都很满意。对神在我们寻求的过程中的每一个细微处、藉着不同的人和事给我们提供的信息、资源、机会,以及在我们全家人的内心所赐予的智慧、引领、安慰、鼓励等充满感恩。