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Subiedubie

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I was wondering if I can get some advice from current Nova students. I'll be moving to Florida in July and will start optometry school in August. Since I will be so far from home (I currently live in Seattle) I'm contemplating what I should do about my car. Should I make a cross country trek? Ship my car down to Florida?

Also, do I really need a car while I attend school in Nova? I know that this depends on how close I live to the school and other factors but does the majority of students at Nova drive? Since Ft. Lauderdale-Davie isn't a big city like NY or Chicago I feel like having a car is a must. The feeling that I got when visiting is that all of the buildings are so spread apart and the area didn't seem like it had a good public transportation system. Does anyone have any inputs?
 

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I will also be relying on public transport and self transport (walking, roller blading, not car) when I am down there as I move in July. I'm not sure of this either.

I could just picture you rollerblading.....weaving in and out of traffic to class with your dress shirt and tie b/c of Nova's dress code. I don't know why but this really made me laugh.:laugh:
 

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South Florida is mostly warm and humid and its not fun doing the outdoor thing. Unless you live near the school, you can walk. Public transport is not what you are used to. Mostly everyone I know has a car.
 

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My brother moved the opposite direction not too long ago (from Louisville to Seattle). He and my dad decided to drive his car out there.

Some considerations:

I'm not sure about price comparison between shipping it (and flying yourself) and the gas to drive it. But that's certainly something to figure out.

How is the condition of your car? Will it handle the cross-country trip?

Will you enjoy the drive, and the many many possible things to see and do on the way. And do you have anyone to go with you to make it a little easier? (I think this was the big factor for my brother. He and my dad really enjoyed the time they had together before the big split, and they did a bunch of really cool things on their trip.)

Shipping it takes some trust... who knows what kind of dings and such will show up, so just be careful and make sure the report on the condition of your car is detailed and complete before handing it over.

Good luck with whatever you decide!
 

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Thanks for the input everyone. Although my car can handle the cross country trek I don't think that I could, even if I drove down with my brother. I think that I may have to give my car to my brother and possibly shop for a new car in Florida. I think this will makes the best sense, even though I don't want to part ways with my car because I've grown attached to it. Oh well...New state, new location, new car!
 

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^^^ sure as long as your not a weirdo.:laugh:
 

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chrissystar, how long does nova give you to reply to their admission offer. Pco - gives us 2 weeks & $500 to reply.
 

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chrissystar, how long does nova give you to reply to their admission offer. Pco - gives us 2 weeks & $500 to reply.

Hey - I had until March 14th to make the deposit - I did it already over the phone though to get it out of the way - I just have to send in my acceptance letter now.

PCO said they sent out the letter on Feb19th.., and i received notification by email on the 16th... so this Monday will be two weeks already.
is it two weeks from the date the letter is sent?????
 

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From your postings, I thought you got accepted to pco on the 26th but I could be wrong. My letter was marked the 27th, but didn't receive it until march 3rd. Neeewhoooo... I didn't know you can put your deposit over the phone. Maybe I should do that rather than risk the post office losing the check and paperwork.
 

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i did the deposit over the phone at NOVA...

Yes, I was accepted on the 26th. But when I spoke to the admissions counsellor, she said they had sent the letter out on the 19th. I still havent gotten my letter.. wow you got it already? you found out on the same day as me right?

Hopefully I get it soon!
 

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I'm glad you're leaning towards Nova. I look forward to meeting you as a my classmate. What made you finally decide on Nova?
 

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I'm glad you're leaning towards Nova. I look forward to meeting you as a my classmate. What made you finally decide on Nova?

I bascially cannot see myself living in Philadelphia.. I guess that was the main reason - good school or not. I guess if I have to spend the next 4 years of my life somwhere I better like it!

Im going to NECO in a few weeks - that will be the tiebreaker.
 
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