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  • picktailspicktails 438 replies4 threadsRegistered User Member
    Which is irrelevant, as your link discusses high school admission policy. How does this relate to the stated topic of this thread?
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  • picktailspicktails 438 replies4 threadsRegistered User Member
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    Heads up to whomever suggested going to the race in admissions thread - Tanner just chimed in there with his world view. Actually national - he thinks the U.S. is a meritocracy. How do these instigators think they are top tier material? Misinformation and poor grammar abound.
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  • DuceandaquarterDuceandaquarter 42 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @streetcred‌ is the one who is envious. It shows in her consistent bashing of URMs. It's funny, @NewHavenCTmom‌ has gotten you so fired up and p*ssed off. Your anger shows just how jealous you are. Pipe down you are far too transparent!
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  • streetcredstreetcred 87 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
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    @Duceandaquarter‌ - you applaud them but then in the next breath you say 'it makes them look very spoiled"? There is nothing wrong with making an investment in your child at an early age to make them more successful. I'm sure that helps keep them off drugs and street corners. More people ought to make investments in their children at a young age - instead of expecting the tax payers to do it for them.

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  • 2018dad2018dad 1172 replies10 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
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    Deleted.
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  • GA2012MOMGA2012MOM 5341 replies99 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Picktails, sent you a pm with a correction!! My bad, lol. L-)
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  • streetcredstreetcred 87 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
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    I am not jealous of anyone. I do not live off 'the system' . I am happy to write my big fat tuition check in the fall knowing my son got into his college with a great merit scholarship based on HIS credentials, not because of my marital status, ethnicity, etc.... I'm not slamming another kid saying 'lol -they are jealous of my kid'. Nope. Sorry I couldn't envy someone who threw another race under the bus while elevating her own child. That's really classy don't you think....
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  • Kitten23Kitten23 495 replies81 threadsRegistered User Member
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    Everyone, regardless of race, that was accepted to X college deserves it. No matter which college it is, he/she deserves his/her hard earned admission letter. The college saw something in the application that stood out from the rest, end of story. All admits are selected because that particular college believes they are a good fit for the college and because the student has a high chance of success at the college level. If they didnt put in the hard work and effort, the aren't holding an admit letter. Whether the applicant is white, Asian, Hispanic, or African American, I don't doubt that they are very accomplished. I truly do feel sorry that they have to deal with the whole "you just got in because you're a URM" situation. People should stop being so bitter; if you/your child didn't get in, there's a reason behind it that doesn't involve a URM taking "their" place in the freshman class.

    /rant ends here/
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  • TannerSmithTannerSmith 26 replies3 threadsRegistered User New Member
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    I don't think you have answered my question. Do you think that blacks should receive a 300 point curve on their SAT scores. How is this not racist and discriminatory?
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  • Kitten23Kitten23 495 replies81 threadsRegistered User Member
    How do you figure that URMs get a 300 point score boost?
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  • picktailspicktails 438 replies4 threadsRegistered User Member
    How does streetcred think she is not racist when she keeps rehashing tired, untruths. As I mentioned a few pages back, there are more white people than any other race on public assistance in this country. And other than private scholarships, there is no school aid based on ethnicity. My D received some great merit aid from great schools - Northwestern and Tufts among them. None of her awards were based on race, only academics. If she would discuss (rather than argue) based on facts, instead of riddling posts with comments about "street corners" and such there would only be civil disagreement.
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  • streetcredstreetcred 87 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Right on @Kitten23.. no more
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  • streetcredstreetcred 87 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
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    I doubt anyone of these folks would answer your question @TannerSmith - ..To the person who has a pic of her victorious daughter please refrain from referring to me in any other posts you are associated with it makes me feel tainted to say the least..
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  • Kitten23Kitten23 495 replies81 threadsRegistered User Member
    @picktails‌ I agree with your point, although there are some schools in the Midwest that offer generous scholarships solely on the basis of race (those schools are 90+% white, so they really want to bring URMs to campus), but big schools don't have such scholarships, as you mentioned. Congrats on your D's merit scholarships, btw. You must be proud :)
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  • RenaissanceMomRenaissanceMom 1066 replies12 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
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    @picktails‌, just an aside (nothing to do w this thread): on tufts' website and here in its forum, the university states that it doesn't offer merit scholarships. So does it indeed offer a merit scholarship?
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  • streetcredstreetcred 87 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
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    @RenaissanceMom - Tufts does not offer merit scholarships - (this is from their web site "Tufts does not offer any merit or academic scholarships. All aid is based solely on financial need and is not adjusted for superior academic performance". Neither does Northwestern unless you are NMF - it says so on their website..
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  • Kitten23Kitten23 495 replies81 threadsRegistered User Member
    ^Maybe her daughter is a NMF, you don't know.
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  • picktailspicktails 438 replies4 threadsRegistered User Member
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    Yes, she was a National Merit semi-finalist, and Achievement finalist. National Achievement counts the same as National Merit; I supposed you could argue a racial aspect there. Hmm, maybe Tufts was a private scholarship; I know they offered her something over FA. I agree and was surprised, as the top tier does not offer merit aid. I've tossed out everything once she decided to go to Penn, so I can't check.
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  • EllieMomEllieMom 1872 replies11 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    I believe that Tufts also offers NMF merit aid. http://admissions.tufts.edu/tuition-and-aid/types-of-aid/
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  • streetcredstreetcred 87 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
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    Gee Tufts merit package is not what most would consider 'a great merit package' as stated a. ... "Finalists who are eligible for financial aid will receive a $2000 annual Tufts National Merit Scholarship as well as any other need based aid for which they are eligible. Finalists who are not eligible for need based aid, or who do not apply for aid, will receive a $500 annual award"
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