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Replies to: ED Colby

  • JmbakhJmbakh Registered User Posts: 301 Member
    Thanks! I did! Or at least they responded and gave me a contact. I emailed her so I hope it'll work.
  • JmbakhJmbakh Registered User Posts: 301 Member
    edited November 2014
    And too many haha there's just so many good schools. I have my common app maxed out. I applied to Colorado College already as well as Colby but my chances there are even smaller. I'll apply to bates, vassar, dickinson, richmond, reed, laffayette, grinnell, macalester, lehigh, wake forest, st. Olaf, trinity, conn college, whitman, skidmore, hamilton, holy cross, Berea, emory(Oxford), sewanee and Brandeis. Also I'll probably apply to St. John's New Mexico and I like Haverford and Kenyon a lot but I'm really not liking my chances so I don't have them on my list for now. Then I'll apply to state schools that I can get scholarships to. There's also in state LACs I like a lot like trinity U and austin college. I know that seems ridiculous but I won't get a chance to visit anywhere and with my GPA I don't feel like any of them are locks. Plus financial aid is a big concern and I feel like if I'm lucky enough to get into a couple of these schools I'll have a better chance of affording college. Colby is definitely my top choice though and I hope I won't have to end up applying to that many because I get in ED. What about you?
  • confusedbylifeconfusedbylife Registered User Posts: 26 New Member
    Wow that is a lot! I just applied EA to fordham, northeastern, and UVM kinda as safeties. Then if I don't get into Colby I think I'll do ED II to Colgate or Hamilton I'm still not sure which one yet. And then I'd apply to Richmond (sister goes here), Bates, UCLA, and Bowdoin RD. But ugh I just hope it all works out with Colby so I won't have to apply to any more :) And I'm also applying for financial aid which is one of the reasons I did ED at Colby because they don't give loans which is soo nice!
  • confusedbylifeconfusedbylife Registered User Posts: 26 New Member
    And do you know how many people applied ED this year? I was trying to find the info but couldn't
  • JmbakhJmbakh Registered User Posts: 301 Member
    Yeah I know! I'm also applying for FA but I am pretty low income so I'll probably be high need. I hope that doesn't hurt me too much. By the way Haverford has that policy of no loan along with some even more selective schools that I'm not looking at. Also Emory has a really good policy. It's no loan under 50k and 15k loan max(meaning over four years) for 50k-100k yearly family income. I'm not sure about my ED 2 but it'll probably be Bates or Grinnell at this point. How does your sister like richmond? Also have you visited the Connecticut liberal arts schools? You're from there right? And I don't know but I don't think it's normal for schools to release that info until decisions are made. I've seen articles released from schools after making decisions but never before. I'm not sure though and if you want you could ask admissions.
  • JmbakhJmbakh Registered User Posts: 301 Member
    And yeah definitely hope it works our for both of us! Well know in less than a month. I'd be so happy to be admitted at such a great school plus I could stop stressing about colleges 24/7.
  • confusedbylifeconfusedbylife Registered User Posts: 26 New Member
    My sister loves Richmond! She really wants me to go there... She loves all the professors, schools, and the weather. Also the campus is beautiful! She's also pre-med so she's been able to do a lot of undergrad research there and UR gives great FA too.
    My friend has visited College Connecticut and Wesleyan. She liked Wesleyan better because she's interested in musical schools and they have a really good music program. But she said both are really good it just depends on what type of vibe you want because Wesleyan is much more liberal and conn seems a little bit more uptight but I'm not sure...
  • JmbakhJmbakh Registered User Posts: 301 Member
    That's great! It's pretty high on my list for sure and I'm glad she's having a good experience there. Wesleyan seems nice but I'm not really considering applying there because of how selective they are. I like Conn College and Trinity from what I've learned so far though. I heard between those two Conn is the more liberal. Oh yeah I have an interview tomorrow! There's an alumni in Houston and she was really good about being able to meet quick. I can't get a ride downtown though so it'll be on skype.
  • confusedbylifeconfusedbylife Registered User Posts: 26 New Member
    How did your interview go? And I just saw today that we will hear back on December 12th! I always thought it was the 15th so this is so early! Does anyone know what time we will hear back by or is that information usually released closer to the date?
  • JmbakhJmbakh Registered User Posts: 301 Member
    It went really good! The lady I talked to was incredibly nice and we had a good conversation. Yeah I know! I saw that a while ago. I think Friday is a better day because it gives you the weekend to celebrate or cry. Only 8 days. Couldn't find info on the time though. I'm really excited and nervous.
  • confusedbylifeconfusedbylife Registered User Posts: 26 New Member
    That's great that it went so well!! We will know in less than a week I'm so nervous and excited! Do you think we should be receiving an email from Colby about when to check the portal?? And also do you know it financial aid is usually available online too when decisions come out?
  • JmbakhJmbakh Registered User Posts: 301 Member
    edited December 2014
    Thanks and I know six days! I my would be nice if they emailed us but if not I'll just be checking non stop in that 24 hour window. If you check the colby deadlines it states admissions decisions as well as aid will be posted to the portal.
  • confusedbylifeconfusedbylife Registered User Posts: 26 New Member
    Ok thanks!! And haha yeah that's what I was planning on doing too! It looks like last year they released decisions at around 9am but I know a couple of other colleges usually release at 5pm but I hope Colby does it in the morning... The wait will be so long if it's that late
  • confusedbylifeconfusedbylife Registered User Posts: 26 New Member
    But good luck!!!! I hope we both get in!!
  • JmbakhJmbakh Registered User Posts: 301 Member
    Yeah 5 is way too late! Although finding out in school might not be good haha and thanks I really hope so too! I was reading about their new President. He seems like a really great guy but it said how he wants to improve diversity and number of applicants. I would like Colby to be as diverse as possible but more applicants means more selectivity. He was VP at U Chicago and while there the acceptance rate went from around 40 percent to around 8 percent over an 8 year period. haha Hoping there's not a major increase increase this year.
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