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UConn Admissions Decisions

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  • wizzard90wizzard90 Posts: 5Registered User New Member
    Son was wait listed:

    Your application has been carefully reviewed and evaluated by our Admissions Committee. At this time, we are offering you a place on our Waiting List for admittance to our main campus in Storrs. You must respond to our offer by selecting one of the options below from the dropdown menu, and then by clicking on Process Waitlist Choice to submit your selection. A final decision regarding your acceptance to this campus will occur in late May.

    As an alternative to being placed on the Waiting List, you may accept our immediate offer to attend the UConn regional campus of your choice, as a commuting student. Our conveniently located regional campuses offer an intimate setting where you may earn your degree in selected programs, or complete up to the first two years of coursework required for most UConn majors and then transition to our main campus in Storrs to complete your studies. In order to be accepted at a regional campus, you must respond to our offer by selecting option #2 from the dropdown menu below, and then by clicking Process Waitlist Choice to submit your selection.

    1. I wish to be placed on the Waiting List for Storrs until a final decision is reached in late May (We encourage you to explore the opportunities available at our regional campuses while you remain on the Waiting List. If you are not offered admission to the Storrs campus in late May, you will still be eligible to enroll at one of the regional campuses on a space-available basis.);

    2. I wish to accept an immediate offer of admission to one of UConn's regional campuses (Avery Point, Greater Hartford, Stamford, Torrington, Waterbury), thereby removing my name from the Waiting List for the Storrs campus; or

    3. I wish to withdraw my application for the University of Connecticut (press Process Waitlist Choice).

    Please note that if no action is taken you will not be placed on our Waiting List. It is important that you make your selection from the dropdown box below, and submit it by clicking on Process Waitlist Choice.
  • wizzard90wizzard90 Posts: 5Registered User New Member
    He's been accepted at UHartford, Wentworth, and RIT...he's waiting for RPI and was deferred from EA2 at WPI. So at least he has choices. His #1 is probably RPI, but he also know he might not get in. UConn was really a financial choice since we're in-state.
  • Uni2018Uni2018 Posts: 53Registered User Junior Member
    edited February 26
    It's difficult to be wait listed but he has a lot of good schools to choose from. What major is he going for @wizzard90?
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  • rlpak14rlpak14 Posts: 157Registered User Junior Member
    @wizzard90
    Sorry to hear of the wait-listing. I just wanted to inform you that if your son really wants to go to UCONN it is important that he regularly contacts admission during the wait-list period to express his continued interest in going to UCONN. This will give him a heads up on getting accepted from the wait-list since showing interest is very important for those who are wait-listed. Also if there is something worthy to provide to admissions that comes up such as awards or accomplishments send it to admissions with your note of continuing interest.
    Best Wishes
  • cakeisgreatcakeisgreat Posts: 340Registered User Member
    hey guys my D received her letter in the mail but there was no mention of merit. is that where they put it so we should assume she did not receive any funds? also it does not look like there is an accepted students day. we can only go on a regular tour. is that true?
  • Twinmom2014Twinmom2014 Posts: 290Registered User Junior Member
    ^^^ Same here. No award. D and I are doing a regular tour at the end of this month.
  • wewsywewsy Posts: 191Registered User Junior Member
    I'm pretty sure there is an accepted student day on 4/12. Not sure where I saw it~ think on the web site under "admitted students"
  • wewsywewsy Posts: 191Registered User Junior Member
    Yeah, and no award here either :( Think it is all about the SAT scores. My S has a higher GPA but lower SAT scores than his friend and his friend got $12,000 while he got zip. Bummer.
  • Twinmom2014Twinmom2014 Posts: 290Registered User Junior Member
    @wewsy.....unfair when it is all about SAT's. I have said it before throughout cc.
  • wewsywewsy Posts: 191Registered User Junior Member
    Agree~ 4.0, multi sports captain, music officer, character awards... just 1250 M/V SAT. Oh well, after seeing those wait listed I am happy he is in. :) He is still waiting for BC but that is 4/1. Likes both UCONN and BC equally, so breathing easy with this acceptance.

    @Twinmom2014, any final word on daughter #2?
  • reenskireenski Posts: 48Registered User Junior Member
    There is an accepted students day April 12th. Here is info from website:

    Storrs Campus
    Open House for Admitted Students
    Saturday, April 12, 2014
    9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. (Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. in Gampel Pavilion)

    We invite you to visit campus and explore all that UConn offers talented students such as yourself. Throughout the program, you will meet some of our extraordinary faculty, staff and students that are committed to helping you reach all of your educational goals.

    The link is http://admissions.uconn.edu/content/spring-events to sign up.

    Wish I could click on link and sign up, however still waiting!!!! Know several people in same boat, high GPA's, SAT's, tons of EC's, all honors & AP classes and no status change since Oct/Nov. Keeping positive!
  • momtosimbamomtosimba Posts: 12Registered User New Member
    No merit here either. 1250 M/V SAT also. High GPA and great EC's. UMASS, UDel, UVM, all offered lots of merit. URI honors college. Oh well, probably will go to UCONN anyway.
  • Twinmom2014Twinmom2014 Posts: 290Registered User Junior Member
    @reenski . No status change. Still says the same message we got for months. So surprise at some of these high stat kids that have not heard anything. Sometimes I think they throw all the applications up in the air and the ones that are facing up get accepted.
  • tylemsmomtylemsmom Posts: 10Registered User New Member
    My son applied as an engineering major. We know those slots are very limited. He seemed ok with being wait listed, but I'm not convinced. I know he should be aggressive with the admissions dept, but not sure he will make the effort that is needed. He has gotten in to 5 other great schools, URI would probably be his 2nd choice. (I loved it there). I will now have to put down a forfeitable $500 to secure a placement. And at the end of May, UConn could say yes and give no merit money and we will still be back to square one! Stressful is an understatement!
  • miesha5miesha5 Posts: 202Registered User Junior Member
    so you guys who haven't had a status change what are your thoughts I mean I'm def thinking rejection but why not put it out there already they have obviously posted some so if thats what it is just do it already and let these kids move on I'm not really understanding the fact thats theres no movement
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