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Class of 2021 Results: Celebrate, Discuss, Support Here

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Replies to: Class of 2021 Results: Celebrate, Discuss, Support Here

  • TiggerDadTiggerDad Registered User Posts: 440 Member
    @business20211111 - Can you afford to pay full for Berkeley with no financial aid?
  • business20211111business20211111 Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    @TiggerDad I am hoping he gets the output, so yes, I am willing to pay ~$240,000 over 4 years, but $100,000 for UNC is still something I am considering.
  • britlassbritlass Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
    Our D (MA res) unfortunately had some rotten luck. Deferred then rejected UVA, WL at WM and UR. All 3 of those schools were academic matches although she did not declare a major, no hooks and OOS is tough for WM and UVA. We did expect an offer from her top pick UR though and she was pretty crushed. Accepted at her safeties UMass-Amherst and UConn. No honors college invites and admissions at UMass told her GC that being undecided was the reason why she was not invited. Our advice - pick a major! She is going to UConn unless she clears a WL and gets a good financial offer which clearly is unlikely!! She is now considering medicine so UConn will serve her well for that. I did advise her to apply to more than 5 schools to give her more options but teens won't be told soemtimes! She is 7/350 in her grade and has worked so hard and feels like she got cheated but life is unfair at times and it's just the way it goes sometimes! At least she will be close to home!
  • londondadlondondad Registered User Posts: 1,835 Senior Member
    @business20211111 I would strongly recommend UNC - CH. First of all, it will be a better overall college experience than Cal and he will be in a more collegial environment. If he does well he should have a great shot at the Charlotte banks plus Wall Street. My friends that have kids at UNCCH love the school.
  • londondadlondondad Registered User Posts: 1,835 Senior Member
    @britlass I have seen on CC that many kids are turning down UR to go elsewhere. Has she sent a note to UR with an update on her academic performance and confirming that she will go there if admitted?
  • Ran the DadRan the Dad Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    Go to Stanford. Explore possibility of a semester at Columbia. Work in NYC during summers (best time to be here for students). NYC job community loves Stanford folk. Solved.
  • websensationwebsensation Registered User Posts: 757 Member
    Would like to inform those going to Stanford that there is some courses in Stanford which allows you to study in NY for some time and get credits. It's called "Stanford in NY". Problem solved.
  • itsgettingreal17itsgettingreal17 Registered User Posts: 2,722 Senior Member
    @Momx2boys How will your student make up a full year of costs (~$80-$85k by senior year)?
  • gr8pl8gr8pl8 Registered User Posts: 84 Junior Member
    @business20211111 - I know of many close family friends who have sent their kids to UCB. They start with the knowledge that their kids will not be graduating in 4 years because of the number of classes offered compared to number of students. Cal can give your son a world class education because the kids that have stuck it out and graduated are doing very well and most have gone to graduate schools. The ones that are working now are doing well in their professional life. Hate to be in your shoes.
  • Momx2boysMomx2boys Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    @Momx2boys How will your student make up a full year of costs (~$80-$85k by senior year)?


    In actuality, his cost by 2021 will be approximately $55,000, as he received a music scholarship of $10,000 per year and has a guaranteed summer job for the next 4 years which makes minimum of $3,000. (This amount also takes into consideration tuition increases) He has $14,000 saved from working, which covers all of his expenses and books for 4 years.

    We are prepared to let him use our HELO for what we can't cover with his 529 fund - and will be required to pay this back once he graduates and starts working. If it means he lives at home in order to save on rent, then so be it.

    He understands his responsibility and realizes that he could go elsewhere for a lot less. If you want something bad enough, you make it work.
  • londondadlondondad Registered User Posts: 1,835 Senior Member
    @Momx2boys Sounds like a solid plan. Also, have you checked how many credits ND will give you for his APs? If he gets 9 X 3 credits he could probably graduate 1 or 2 semesters early.
  • Momx2boysMomx2boys Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    londondad:

    He is exploring that. We already know that his AP Euro Credit doesn't transfer. Knowing my son, he'd rather take more classes instead of graduate early. ;) We'll have to wait and see!
  • londondadlondondad Registered User Posts: 1,835 Senior Member
    "Knowing my son, he'd rather take more classes instead of graduate early."

    Not surprising! My kids are the same way - "What? Leave college early and get a real job? Why would I ever want to do that!" Also, if the APs can knock out of the core requirements, my kids will probably add another major or minor. I did find the AP Credit list on the ND website and I noticed that they omit credit for History but seem to give it for all the other core high school courses. I wonder why that is?
  • Momx2boysMomx2boys Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    Londondad -

    I asked this and they said that they feel history is so important, and want ND students to take their history classes to fulfill that requirement. I guess they don't trust that the High School teachers have done as good a job as they can. ;)
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