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    spidey12 is offline Newbie 510 points
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    a little torn...

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    I realize that by coming to the AUA board that I may be setting myself up for biased opinions, but I hope that I'll receive one or two unbiased posts that I can learn a lot from. I have applied to AUA and SABA and been accepted to both, I'm still waiting on AUC. Aside from what happens with AUC, I would like to know between saba and aua, which would be the better option? I have always really like AUA and my interviewer was really nice and she gave me alot of encouraging info about AUA and I got really excited to attend (plus the island looks much better than SABA). But then SABA accepted me (something i wasn't fully expecting) for jan 2010 while aua accepted me for fall 2009.


    Is it worth it to wait an extra semester to attend saba? I realize aua doesn't have cali approval but it seems as though they will be getting that within the next few years which means all current students will be grandfathered into being eligible for cali residencies. I'm pretty sure the big 4 will soon be the "big 5" with aua included in that list.

    But then again saba is already one of the top 4...

    i just don't know. Any insight would be much appreciated.

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    Fornis J. Plebney is offline Senior Member 525 points
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    Go to AUC....50 state approval + federal loans. If you don't get AUC, then go to Saba b/c they have 50 state, but no federal loans. AUA has neither 50 state or federal loans. DO NOT ASSUME ANY CA APPROVAL WILL BE RETROACTIVE.

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    kauquah is offline Member 510 points
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    I'm not a student yet but I know that you can't compare a 50 state school with others that don't have 50 states.

    I would rank Carib schools in this order:

    SGU
    AUC
    Ross
    Saba

    AUA
    ect

    AUA can't compete with the other 4.

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    Of your 3, I recommend AUC, then Saba, and then AUA for all the reasons listed below!

    AUC - 50 states/fed loans
    Saba - 50 states/private loans
    AUA - not all 50 states/private loans

    And just as was said before, do not assume any retroactive cali approval. We just dont' know. If Cali is important to you, then ABSOLUTELY go to Saba.


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    the other responses answer your question fully and objectively.

    just to note tho..
    the quality of education prob. doesn't differ all that much among the listed schools.
    the differences (and MAIN reasons) to choose a school over another are listed above.

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    Do yourself a favor and overnight your deposit + intent to enroll form to Saba.
    Step 1 [X] Step 2 CK [X] Step 2 CS [X] Step 3[IP]
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    this is a no brainer....SABA ALL THE WAY DUDE!

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