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#583 - 08/24/2005 06:04 AM I never gave this much thought until now
Shawn Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 04/18/2005
Loc: PA
Im 28 years old and im finishing up my associates degree now. Im planning on transfering to a 4 years school. The school that I was most looking forward to attending has an excellent pre-law program, and it is local. Here's the problem, im pretty certain that I will be excepted there, however, it is a Jesuit school, and I have never been religious whatsoever. What should I expect here? Im not at all against religion, however I dont want to be bombarded with it either. Unfortunately most schools in my area are Catholic schools, so no matter where I turn this could be an issue. Does anyone have any suggestions or thoughts?

#584 - 08/24/2005 14:01 PM Re: I never gave this much thought until now
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Registered: 12/10/2008
Loc: California
Unless you are taking theology or other religion related courses, I don't think you need worry about this. As the college is open to both Catholic and non-Catholic students, your religion probably won't be an issue nor in any way effect the program curriculum, as you state is excellent.

Visit the campus and speak to some of the administrators or instructors as well as current or past students to get an idea of campus life to help you with your decision.
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#585 - 08/27/2005 02:30 AM Re: I never gave this much thought until now
bronxite Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 08/03/2005
Loc: NYC
I have the same problem. I am not a Christian but I have to take several CORE classes in Western Religious Enlight....,Faith, Sacred Christ..Texts.., which I really do not care about. This Jesuit College is right in my area and I pay $600 per credit.These classes are a must if I want to graduate.

#586 - 09/09/2005 07:41 AM Re: I never gave this much thought until now
Greeney Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 09/09/2005
Loc: Pennsylvania
Hi Shawn,
Yes, just tell the truth, but tell them that you are interested in learning all there is about the catholic religion. Do not make promises, just good intention, good faith statements - If they are smart, they'll accept you and hope that it will become a way of life for you. Good luck.



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