I am just curious to find out what everyone thinks of this:
My D has excellent stats - 3rd/423, 4.93 weighted GPA, ACT 32, SAT 1970 (Math & Reading), tons of extracurricular activities and community services. She was very choosy about the colleges she applied to, only three - Clemson, NC State and William & Mary. At her school, the staff selects students to vie for certain in-state college scholarships, such as the Morehead and Parks scholarships at UNC and NC State, respectively. She did not put her name in the pool since she either was not applying there or the school wasn't her first choice.
Bear with me, for a minute...
Now, she is a NSP finalist at Clemson, which is great, but what we discovered at the NSP weekend was that several of the finalists had applied to 10+ schools and didn't have Clemson as their top 3 choices. Many were still waiting on decisions from places like Duke, Princeton, Yale, etc. Does anyone else find it frustrating that these kids even attended the NSP weekend to compete for the schoalrship? I heard one girl say that she had been accepted at Vanderbilt and would probably go there.