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URGENT! Double deposit! ED! No $$$ at all!

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  • byanillabyanilla Registered User Posts: 101 Junior Member
    Despite the educational and prestige gap, she would mark a stark contrast against her peers, which would provide a plethora of opportunities for her such as medical schools.
    She is very upset, though, because she wouldn't fit there. It would be four years of misery for her because her sisters go there as well, and from what she has experienced, she does not find Xavier socially fit for her. Brown is more of a fit for her.

    I do agree that she should still choose Xavier since it would save her a chunk of her time and money.
  • alwaysleahalwaysleah Registered User Posts: 2,737 Senior Member
    I agree that she would have tons of opportunities at Xavier. At the top of her class, she would be able to get a higher GPA, have more leadership, etc. all good for med school.

    However, Brown has high level research going on and phenomenal opportunities as well. I think Brown is one of the best schools for premed out there, especially with Pass/Fail. And it would suck to be miserable for four years.

    Also, if she ends up changing her major, she needs to keep in mind what opportunities she'll have at each place.
  • fireandrainfireandrain Registered User Posts: 4,737 Senior Member
    fireandrain, I assure you that my friend did not receive her financial aid package until mid-April.

    Then she did something wrong. According to Brown's website about ED, "If you are accepted to Brown, you will receive your Financial Aid award at the same time as you receive your admission decision in the mail."

    And if she didn't receive it on time, she had more than 3 months to get it.

    I'm only following up on this for future applicants who may be concerned that this will happen to them. If you apply ED, your financial aid package (or, an estimate of it) will be received when you get your acceptance, and not four months later.

    As for this: "I knew at least 4 kids in my senior class who got in ED at schools and still followed through with RD. It's a rule with no enforceable penalty. The process has become kind of a joke in that regard. "

    Well, fine. It's like speeding, many do it but if you get caught it'll cost you. Guidance counselors are NOT supposed to send out transcripts, etc., to other schools if students got accepted ED, and if they are discovered by colleges that they are doing this on a regular basis, those schools could be blacklisted. Students' acceptances at all schools could be rescinded if they are caught. I don't want to get into an argument about it, but bottom line is that it's unethical behavior, and not something that should be encouraged.
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