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Reject Train Going Full Speed

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  • bluebayoubluebayou 27021 replies175 threads Senior Member
    Though what's interesting is how they give need-blind admissions process for citizens of the US, Canda, AND MEXICO...

    The latter adds to the diversity of the campus.....
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  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 42285 replies454 threads Senior Member
    Or NAFTA countries...?
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 79762 replies714 threads Senior Member
    The LOR, they are both from fantastic teachers (AP CHEM and AP Lang (and now my AP LIT)) who I have known for at least 2 years.

    However, fantastic teachers who like you and your academic performance may not necessarily be the best at writing recommendations that college admission readers like.
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  • Mwfan1921Mwfan1921 3017 replies54 threads Senior Member
    edited March 2019
    OP is at a highly rated public high school where nearly the entire class of 900+ goes to college, including many highly selective institutions----teachers are facile and experienced at writing LORs. The GC rec letters are perceived by many colleges to represent the best demonstrated practice of this application component. OTOH, OP's GC hasn't necessarily been on the ball when advising OP on his college search, selection and application process.

    Sending continued good vibes to OP over the next week or so as the rest of the decisions roll in.
    edited March 2019
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  • Mwfan1921Mwfan1921 3017 replies54 threads Senior Member
    OP--IIRC you have been accepted to UIC and UIUC, which I know do not meet full need and are out of reach financially. But, can you let us know what the net costs are for each? Did either school give you any grants or scholarships at all?

    Also, you might ask your GC to communicate with MIT and CWRU to express your keen interest in getting off the waitlist, and personally give them the update wrt the granting of your dad's green card and your pending application process.
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  • HKimPOSSIBLEHKimPOSSIBLE 417 replies27 threads Member
    Wow! Thank you for everyone's kind words of inspiration. I was busy making Korean food for our schools International Club fundraiser sale.

    @Mwfan1921 The estimate costs for UIC and UIUC are $20,000 (no dorm, would have to commute) and $32,000 (with dorm) respectively. Neither school has given me ANY grants nor scholarships. My brother also went to UIC before going to MAVNI and he didn't get any scholarships either; thankfully, we he comes home next year to return to school, his GI Bill will help a LOT!

    I have written a LOCI to CWRU and MIT and for Case they have "noted" my file. My counselor also said he would write something too. I don't blame him for anything (re: QB, knowledge, etc) because I'm most likely the one or very few at my school in my situation; he would not have much experience.

    I'm hoping for the best and I'm so grateful for all the encouragement on CC. I'm also trying to remain as optimistic as possible, but the spirit's just not there after these past rejections and waitlists. Everyone else around me seems all "set" and just makes my anxiety go through the roof thinking what if nothing comes through or what if the current administration changes something that might bar me from my obtaining the status I want.

    I have a lot more decisions coming through right now and honestly you guys are all right; there's nothing to do except wait and wait and wait.
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  • AlezzzAlezzz 135 replies14 threads Junior Member
    @HKimPOSSIBLE Hello. I read your thread and got feeling as we are relatives. My son is in absolutely same situation. Just to be admitted have zero value for him. I can't pay sticker price for US university, so he must get essential discount some way. Generally his conditions harder than yours, he is international and can't wait for any help from anywhere exept merit or fin aid direct from university.
    As I got you waitlisted by CWRU and wish to be admitted. The case is my son admitted to CWRU and that is absolutely useless for him. They just offered full price and no way that I can pay 260000$ for undergraduate degree.
    I know very little about US life and not confident that it is possible, but if some guru can show a way I will be happy to transfer my son's offer to you. Just curious what hopes you have with CWRU? It is expensive and as I see not very generous.
    In any case good luck!
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  • HKimPOSSIBLEHKimPOSSIBLE 417 replies27 threads Member
    @Alezzz Thank you for the reply.

    Did you son apply completely for all the financial aid documents for Case Western? As of 2017, they now are a 100% demonstrated meet need school so theree should not be any reason you should be paying almost $65,000 per year!

    As a reminder, admissions cannot be transferred, and dont forget, they admitted YOUR SON not Me! So fight and call to get your son that much needed financial aid! Good luck to you and your son!
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  • allyphoeallyphoe 2516 replies61 threads Senior Member
    CWRU does not meet need for international students.
    https://case.edu/financialaid/for-undergraduates/international-students
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  • HKimPOSSIBLEHKimPOSSIBLE 417 replies27 threads Member
    Oh...what? Yikes that may not apply to me either then...
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  • AlezzzAlezzz 135 replies14 threads Junior Member
    @HKimPOSSIBLE "CWRU does not meet need for international students"
    Thats it. As I told his conditions are harder than yours.
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  • HKimPOSSIBLEHKimPOSSIBLE 417 replies27 threads Member
    Train still hasn't found a station yet. Running right through with a Northwestern rejection...
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  • International DadInternational Dad 316 replies8 threads Member
    For Undergraduates
    At Case Western Reserve University, we provide a variety of merit- and need-based aid to our students, including international students, through scholarships, grants, loans, work-study and more. We also are part of The Tuition Exchange, a consortium that provides tuition assistance to dependents of participating schools.

    As of fall 2017, we now meet 100 percent of demonstrated need for all admitted undergraduate students.
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  • HKimPOSSIBLEHKimPOSSIBLE 417 replies27 threads Member
    Oh yeah no nvm. I just double checked. They meet 100% for all admitted students as of 2017, not just US Citizens, but seeing tbat theres a sub category for internationals, I'm not sure; its confusing.

    The Northwestern rejection hit me quite a bit
    ..considering how much research I've done there and how some research that got me published was done with Northwestern...ugh
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  • MagnificentMooseMagnificentMoose 8 replies0 threads New Member
    We found CWRU to be less straightforward than most other schools I visited with daughter 3-4 years ago. May be different now, but when asked about superscoring, the admissions guy said, "we don't do that. " then he kind of winked and said "but really we do." I was done at that moment.

    Seriously, at this point there are few unknowns with any of the three Alabamas, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, or Huntsville. I bet your total annual out of pocket would be between 6 and 11k at Huntsville. Including books, coffee, soap, and a couple trips back up I-65 per year.

    Ambiguous promises to meet full need without clearly defining what that means is mostly useless to you. If they can't be bothered to define it, you shouldn't bet more on it than you're willing to lose - the stakes for you are too high.
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  • Happy4uHappy4u 257 replies2 threads Junior Member
    Sorry about NW...you only need one "yes". My fingers are crossed for you.
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