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Financial Aid for International Students

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  • danielcarp17danielcarp17 Registered User Posts: 574 Member
    I am completely irrational when I say my favorite is Williams. Why is it my favorite? I don't know, it's just a feeling. Something about rankings maybe? Who knows, I don't think so, maybe it's the web page I like. Really, there's no reason why i should prefer Williams or any other college for that matter.

    I guess when I get my admittance/rejection letters I'll really have a favorite :P

    Colby seems very attractive too... (don't all of them?). It's too bad they offer very limited financial aid for us.

    How are you doing with your essays?
  • ajaycajayc Registered User Posts: 4,682 Senior Member
    Bowdoin is a bit scanty but they take you if they like you. I am doing ED no doubts :p
  • skunkskunk Registered User Posts: 663 Member
    I'm sick right now. Bad cold with fever and headaches. If I sit in front of my computer for more than 15 mins, I get the most awful headache. Just cant work on my essays. I just hope I can make them presentable.:(
  • skunkskunk Registered User Posts: 663 Member
    I too am really attracted to willams, and colby as well. But I wanted to apply ED2 and I thought Swarthmore would be the best option. The physics program at Swarthmore is really good.
  • danielcarp17danielcarp17 Registered User Posts: 574 Member
    ajayc, do you have a particular reason to prefer bowdoin? I'd apply ED II to a college that offers more financial aid...

    too bad you're sick skunk, you've still got a week to finish your essays for the colleges that have Jan 1 deadline though. I'm missing three essays to finish by Jan 1, so I'm on schedule.

    Happy Holidays!
  • skunkskunk Registered User Posts: 663 Member
    ajayc, I read somewhere that Kalamazoo rejected you on financial grounds. How much did they want?
  • ajaycajayc Registered User Posts: 4,682 Senior Member
    They didnt really reject me. They are saying that loved my application and will be willing to admit me if I can throw in a bit of more moolah.

    daniel: I'd apply EDII to a place that I love rather than look at the money.
  • danielcarp17danielcarp17 Registered User Posts: 574 Member
    Of course I'd rather apply to a place I love, but what's the purpose of doing so if I can't afford the college? Anyway, I hope you do get the financial aid you need.

    If you don't mind me asking, why is Bowdoin your favorite? As you can read from my previous posts I find it impossible to have my own favorite college. Why did you choose Bowdoin?
  • skunkskunk Registered User Posts: 663 Member
    I was considering applying to Kzoo in the regular pool. Hope they dish out enough aid for me.:D I'm going to apply there if Dickinson rejects or defers my EA app.
    I love your idea ajayc, but what is the use of applying there if they dont dish out enough dough so that you can study there. I sincerely wish you the best of luck.
  • skunkskunk Registered User Posts: 663 Member
    I just completed the draft of my commonapp essay.
    DAMN my bloody essays. With these essays, I'm afraid that I'm not gonna get into any college in my wishlist. Some friends who read my essay gave the same evaluation. I am sooooooooo frustated.
  • danielcarp17danielcarp17 Registered User Posts: 574 Member
    I don't think they can be that bad!
    Let's exchange essays, only one person has read mine, and I'd like to know where I stand in comparison to the rest of the applicants.
    Mine's about how I've helped a poor rural community outside Tegucigalpa, the Honduran capital. I like it, but I've never read any other application essay...
  • skunkskunk Registered User Posts: 663 Member
    I dont think my essay's so bad in what it's trying to say. but it needs so much work. my procastination has caught me at last.
    well, let's do that but let me work some more on it first. then i'll pm mine to you.
  • danielcarp17danielcarp17 Registered User Posts: 574 Member
    i'm done with all my essays, i still need to revise them, specially the Amherst one which I think I'll rewrite completely.

    I hate that Middlebury's essay must be sent via physical mail, instead of via Common App like all the other colleges.

    PM me when you're done. Did you finally go for Swarthmore's ED II ?
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