Like Boomom, I was neither surprised nor upset that my child was not invited to interview for a top scholarship. Money will not be a factor in my student's matriculation decision. It would have been very difficult or impossible for my son to attend an Explore event because of sports, work, and other commitments. I simply wish to protect my child from unnecessary anxiety, and to prevent him from thinking less of his top choice school because of arguably poor decisions and communications from one department of the school. It is not helpful to dismiss sincere concerns as sour grapes.
I feel sure that Boomom knows what the various tabs in USConnect signify, and when USC decisions are scheduled to be mailed. She does not know why her child has not received a letter. Was her application mistakenly placed with applications filed after December 1? Is something missing from her application that is not reflected on USConnect? Did one of the students who helps out in the office lose or misplace her file? I would feel anxious, too. And it would have nothing to do with not being invited for an interview.