I went and they payed for everything except my plane ticket. I would say it is actually worth it if you make it worth it. If you want to really see the campus, go to classes, and do stuff with your host...then you'll see Wash U.
I went, and WashU covered everything...from my flights from LAX to St. Louis to even daily meals (they made sure we had LOTS to eat with their meal cards/key cards they provided us). I wonder, does anyone know how we were selected for Discovery Weekend?
i don't think it had to do with national merit because i brought that idea up to some of the pre-frosh i met during the discovery weekend and they told me they weren't national merit/achievement. many speculated it had to do with interest
yeah everything was payed for for me too. i think that had to do with the ervin scholarship adn the actual scholarship committee payed for you. i have no idea how they pick students but it could i know it comes out sometime early in the school year, so maybe look for some more info about it then.
I don't think it was interest because before Discovery Weekend, I never really cared for WashU. Everytime WashU sent me stuff in the mail, I just tossed it into my "college junk" box. The only reason I attended Discovery Weekend was because WashU was paying for all expenses (especially airfare).
I don't think it was National Merit either. I was only received a National Merit commendation award for my score of 210 on PSAT (yeah...not very high, coming from a school where 4 people got 2400s the first time collegeboard gave their new SAT in March). Yeah, it's weird that I was the only person from my school that went to Discovery Weekend, since I knew so many other people with much better scores.