I talked to the admission office a couple days ago and they said that decision "mailed" on webadvisor means that the decision has been printed out and soon will be mailed once it is signed and sealed. All decisions were officially announced to have been said last Wednesday, January 11th. So it might be a couple more days before you get the decision, though of course it depends how far away you live as well. Good luck to your son! Hope it did/or will turn out well!
Date applied: EA 11/15 Date decision postmarked/received: postmarked 1/13; received 1/17 Accepted at which school/major at Chapman: Dodge College of Film & Media Arts, Broadcast Journalism
SAT Total: 1870 M: , CR: , WR: ,
SAT Subject Tests:
Rank: 15th percentile
AP/IB classes: AP English 11, AP English 12, AP History, honors math classes not technically AP
Essays: He excels in writing and the essays were very good and unusual topics
Teacher Recs: Probably good, we didn't see them. AP English teacher loves him.
Counselor Rec: Must have been good.
Very strong public speaker, many speeches in front of large audiences. Drama club, student government, campus ministry, standout baseball player, Boys & Girls Club volunteer, anchor and reporter for school TV news, internship with local daily newspaper including writing sports articles. Location/Person:
State or Country: Northern California
School Type: private Catholic HS
Other Factors, hook?: Extremely outgoing personality, seems like a good fit for Chapman and his major General Comments, scholarship chances, status info, going to Chapman...?: Dean's scholarship $15K
I wasn't able to edit the first post I made, so here's the decision!
Date applied: 1/15/2011 Date decision postmarked/received: 1/06/11 Accepted at which school/major at Chapman: College of Performing Arts/BM in Vocal Performance (Emphasis)
SAT Total: M: 670, CR: 590, WR: 600
SAT Subject Tests: None
Rank: 13% (63/465~ The 465 continually fluctuates)
AP/IB classes: AP Biology, AP US History, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC (AB & BC this semester - Not reported on sent-in transcript). No IB classes. Honors: H Chem, H English 11 & 12 (12 not reported), H Math Analysis, H Econ, H Gov&Econ (this year's senior course)
Teacher Recs: Good (Very good music recommendation from my piano teacher)
Counselor Rec: Meh (She's not very interested in her students)
EC highlights: JSA Treasurer Junior Year, VP this year; D&D Club (for diversity :P); Karate training for 12 years, and I teach during the summers (free); multiple honor choirs, choral activities, and piano competitions/festivals; and piano and singing lessons
State or Country: California, USA
School Type: Public (Best in Region - 2nd best in County)
Ethnicity: Typical Caucasian
Other Factors, hook?: No hook, except I was accepted into the conservatory before I was admitted (possible hook due to staff?) General Comments, scholarship chances, status info, going to Chapman...?: No merit-aid offered (didn't expect it because of my low GPA - I wish I worked harder), but their financial aid is very generous, so I'm hoping that part of that is made up for.
Chapman is my FIRST choice; I've been dreaming about going to Chapman since the end of my sophomore year. However, if I can't afford it financially, I'll be going to Fullerton (already accepted). I might try to transfer in (with more scholarhship, and revenue coming in from online business - that's another story).
Edit: Congratulations SJR!! Hope everything goes well for you!!
Last edited by Anonymous25411; 01-17-2012 at 06:51 PM.
Reason: Congratulating SJR
Date applied:11/13/12 Date decision postmarked/received:1/13/12 Accepted at which school/major at Chapman:Business
SAT Total: 1910 M: 700 , CR: 580, WR: 630,
SAT Subject Tests: N/A
AP/IB classes: AP US History, AP Comparative Government, AP Environmental Sciences, Honors English 11, Honors English 12, Honors English 10, Honors Geometry, Honors Algebra 2, Honors PreCalc, Honors Physics 2, Honors Chemistry 3
Essays: Very good and very unique
Teacher Recs: I assume they were okay
Counselor Rec: I assume they were okay
EC highlights:Lots of EC,
State or Country: WA
School Type: VERY VERY VERY Competitive public school
Other Factors, hook?: Lots of EC, such as student government all 4 years, Varsity Crew, Leadership class all 4 years, Sophomore of the Year, Rotary Student of the Month... General Comments, scholarship chances, status info, going to Chapman...?: $20,000 scholarship
[b]Date decision postmarked/received:[11/17]
[b]Accepted at which school/major at Chapman:[BA in Communication Studies]
[*] SAT Total: M: 600 , CR: 620 , WR:640 ,
[*] ACT: N/A Didn't take it.
[*] SAT Subject Tests: N/A
[*] GPA-UW/W: 88/100
[*] Rank: School doesn't rank.
[*]AP/IB classes: Honors Spanish III + IV; AP World History;[/list] Subjective:[list]
[*] Essays: I had about 20 different people proof my essay and combed through it with my college counselor countless times. Very original, showed my personality.
[*] Teacher Recs: Had 3 different Teacher Recs. My counselor says one of them made her cry it was so touching but thats really all I know. They were and still are all of my favorite teachers and I trust them completely that they did a great job.
[*] Counselor Rec: I am very close with my College Counselor and have been since my freshman year, I go to a private school. So it was very easy for her to write a very detailed and thorough letter about me.
Honor Roll, Student Tutor, Student Tutor Trainer, Peer Mentor to Freshman Class, President of SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), President of school choir for 2 years; member of advanced "Chambers" ensemble as well, Organized 9/11 10th anniversary tribute and fundraiser for the Twin Towers Orphan Fund, Lead in School Plays for 10, 11, 12; and Lead in Musical for senior year; International Thespian Society, Habitat for Humanity Trip in Guatemala, and a few others.
State or Country: Washington D.C
School Type: Small Private
Other Factors, hook?: Visited Chapman 3 times in one year from DC and told the fellow in my interview directly that it was my first choice. I spent a VERY long time perfecting my supplement. Ha! And I love to crochet! (Random I know but I had to say it lol) I do tons of extracurriculars as well which helped my application to stand out as well.
General Comments, scholarship chances, status info, going to Chapman...?: Going to Chapman Class of 2016!!
Date applied: 11/14 Date decision postmarked/received: 1/17 Accepted at which school/major at Chapman: Dodge - Television and Broadcast Journalism
SAT Total: 2020 M:620 , CR:660 , WR:740 ,
SAT Subject Tests: US History 680, French 680
AP/IB classes: Will graduate with 13 APs, AP Scholar with Distinction
Essays: Pretty good!
Teacher Recs: Probably pretty average.
Counselor Rec: Also probably pretty average.
EC highlights: Class secretary sophomore and junior year, exec. director of major fundraiser, varsity lacrosse, National Honor Society, VP of Operation Smile club, producer and anchor of school video announcements (others that I'm forgetting right now...)
State or Country: WA state
School Type: competitive, highly ranked public
Other Factors, hook?: General Comments, scholarship chances, status info, going to Chapman...?: Presidential scholarship! So excited, so far Dodge is definitely my first choice
applesnbannanas, my son's financial aid package was in a separate letter, tucked inside his acceptance folder. So, two letters in there; one saying he was accepted, and the other detailing the scholarship.
Date applied:11/10 Date decision postmarked/received:Webadvisor: 1/7/12 Postmarked: 1/9 Recieved 1/17 Accepted at which school/major at Chapmanodge College, Screenwriting!!!
SAT Total: M: , CR: , WR: , Did not submit
ACT: 29 Composite, 30-31 if Super-scored
SAT Subject Tests:
Rank: School doesn't rank. Top 15% probably.
AP/IB classes: Graduating with 6. Advanced Scholars Program at School. Collegeboard AP Scholar.
Essays: Really good. Thought screenwriting prompt was weak though.
Teacher Recs: Probably fantastic!
Counselor Rec: Heard it was fantastic as well!
Foreign Exchange to Italy, Girl Scouts, Theatre, Chous, Work Experience Location/Person:
State or Country: Florida
School Type: Private College Prep
Other Factors, hook?: Foreign Exchange and playwriting awards and experience. Also short films. Large resume. Tons of Community Service. General Comments, scholarship chances, status info, going to Chapman...?:
20,000 dollar Chancellors Scholarship. I got into Emerson so unless I get into NYU or USC it's between Emerson and Chapman for sure.