Anyone here gotten their admission letter but not gotten money?
I keep hearing that everyone gets money...and maybe that will also be true on the admittedly skewed CC board. However, my son was recently admitted without a scholarship. Anyone else willing to admit it? :-)
I would LOVE to be able to admit my daughter got in with no merit $$ - if she is admitted, there is no way she will receive any merit $$ - and I will be very happy to say she was accepted with no merit $$!!! Still waiting...she's on the borderline...
You are right, ReadyToRoll. I keep forgetting that those posting on this site are more likely to get merit money. We are still waiting for the letter and hoping, hoping, hoping for money. Without it, my d won't be able to enroll. It's been a week and a half since the admissions decision on the site.
D received formal letter with no scholarship offer. She e-mailed AC and asked if that indicated she would not be offered any money. AC advised that any offer of scholarship would have been in formal letter.
I have heard from so many people (outside of CC) that Tulane is very generous with their merit aid to entice students to attend. My d has been accepted (as seen online) but is anxiously awaiting her letter in the mail. Does anyone know if there are minimum stats for merit scholarship money or if you needed to indicated you plan to apply for scholarship on the application?
nj_mom: You cannot indicate applying for scholarship on application, all accepted students are considered for the main merit scholarships. You apply separately for two scholarships (DHS and Community Service), and there are a number that are Louisiana residents only. There would, of course, be no point in applying for the DHS if you were not offered the Presidential (25K) in the acceptance letter. As far as minimum stats, there is nothing official. I can only assume they have some formula, either an actual one or an understood one, that uses test scores and grades, with some human consideration for EC's. But that is just my guess, I don't know how they really do it, although I can't be too far off. I mean, how else could they do it?
This is what was written on the Tulane website. "Recipients generally earn a 2250 or higher on the SATs or a 33 on the ACT and possess outstanding high school records and recommendations along with breadth and depth in extracurricular activities."
Yes, but that is for the DHS. The three levels of scholarships that don't require applications have lesser requirements. I have never seen similar specifics for the Presidential, Distinguished Scholars, or Founders Awards. The first two just say
To be eligible, the applicant must be considered by the Admission Committee to have outstanding academic qualifications
while the Founders, which I think is the least amount, says
Typical scholarship recipients rank in the top 10% of the class, have received high college admission test scores, have a rigorous academic program containing honors and advanced placement courses, and have an outstanding record of extracurricular activities
There would, of course, be no point in applying for the DHS if you were not offered the Presidential (25K) in the acceptance letter.
I just noticed this. Why would one not want to apply for the DHS if they hadn't been offered some other scholarship?
My S had a 2060 (1450 m/v) SAT but was not offered any money. I'm assuming it's because of his GPA which was 3.24, although the mean GPA at his school is apparently 2.7 according to the profile, and I've seen schools with mean GPAs of 3.5, so I guess there is some grade deflation at the school, or grade inflation at other schools. Regardless, wouldn't people who have not receive any money at all be the ones wanting to apply for scholarships?
No, I think you are missing the fact that the DHS is the top scholarship, full tuition for all 4 years no matter how much it goes up. It is very competitive, and awarded on the basis of merit only. So since it is better to have a full tuition scholarship rather than $25K (great as that is), the students with the best stats apply. There are only 75 offered (last year, apparently it used to be 100) out of over 1000 applicants, so students with stats that didn't warrant a Presidential offer have virtually no chance at the DHS. And while there are no official restrictions on who can apply for the DHS, Tulane does state on their web site
Typical scholarship recipients rank in the top 5 percent of the class, have a rigorous academic program with honors and advanced placement courses, and have an outstanding record of extracurricular activities and score near the top of the range in a college admission test
and in another part of the web site it says
Recipients generally earn a 2250 or higher on the SATs or a 33 on the ACT and possess outstanding high school records and recommendations along with breadth and depth in extracurricular activities