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Who is applying EA, ED 2012-???

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  • littletunalittletuna Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    cool. D rec'd her acceptance to CC today [live in ID]. THey have an estimate of fin. aid, but we are new to this game. When does one find out about scholarships, etc. for real?
  • eehlaunaeehlauna Registered User Posts: 107 Junior Member
    Happy for you all. I received my rejection yesterday. So, this is probably the last post. Best of luck guys.
  • 07DAD07DAD Registered User Posts: 5,169 Senior Member
    littletuna--you are asking about the merit scholarships, right? Back in 2007, the scholars day was sometime in March (as I recall). Thereafter CC resent the "financials" that reworked the numbers with the scholarship amounts.

    It seems from how things have happened over the following years that they don't always do things using the same dates. My son got a lot of information by talking straight out about issues with his regional admissions employee. Once again, I think the more interest the now EA accepted shows in trying to "make it happen" financially, the greater the likelihood that it will.

    My S's year they took people off the waiting list. I know of a female who kept showing her interest by calling 6 days before the "very end" (i.e., the last date for waitlist admissions). I believe the fact that she made the contact updating her file with a recent math award and her statement that she really wanted to come to CC but had to go "firm" with deposits etc at another school prompted the events that lead to (1) her being offered admission and (2) CC sweetening the financials to make it happen.

    An EA who starts a reasonable amount of scholarship enquiry after the admissions office has a chance to catch its breath in January, cannot hurt IMO
  • 5boys5boys Registered User Posts: 1,775 Senior Member
    YAY!! COLOMOM!! So Happy for your D!!!! Isn't this #2 at CC?? Is she going for sure, or waiting to see all acceptances in March.

    We are all good hear.. S has bounced back just fine and is almost finished with all of his other app's.. Whitman is his #2, with Bates close behind, so he is working really hard on those ones. He sent a short email to his CC admissions rep, stating that he was disappointed with his deferral, but thet he is going to work especially hard to send in any additional information that might strengthen his application.. including first semester grades... which are fantastic, thank goodness. He is prepared for the worst, but hoping for the best.. I am so proud of his maturity and resilience in this process. In his deferral letter they mentioned the Winter Start that he requested, and that they don't make decisions on that till March.. so think possibly this might be the reason for the deferral.
  • 07DAD07DAD Registered User Posts: 5,169 Senior Member
    5boys-- as I mentioned above, some years CC takes off the waitlist. The girl that got in had a marvelous and successful 4 years at CC. In large degree, the deferral decision is nothing more than the reality that there are a lot of nearly identical "profile" applicants and CC has to make decsions that are a stab in the dark.

    I also think that the Winter Start might have had something to do with it,
  • emjay805emjay805 Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    Nothing in Southern California so far for an EA decision. Has anyone else in Upstate NY or Southern California heard anything?

    Good luck to everyone still waiting and congrats to everyone who has heard back :D
  • julia22rosejulia22rose Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    i'm from MA and i received my deferral today...does anyone have any idea if visiting would help my chances? also how heavily does CC place an emphasis on interviewing? any ideas to help my chances would be awesome, thank you
  • miyasuke0216miyasuke0216 Registered User Posts: 33 Junior Member
    How big was the acceptance envelope?

    I heard its color is white, but about how big it was?
  • hopefulcctigerhopefulcctiger Registered User Posts: 23 New Member
    The acceptance envelope is about the size of a folder - without a ruler, I'd guess that it's about 9" x 13" or so.

    It's a plain white envelope with Colorado College Office of Admission listed as the return address in the upper left hand corner. My envelope had 7 stamps. It was sent on December 10th and I received it on December 15th.
  • bennewyorkbennewyork Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    Received my acceptance letter today (12/24) here in NY. I applied EA. Happy Holidays to all.
  • pacnwmomof2pacnwmomof2 Registered User Posts: 360 Member
    DS got his acceptance letter today as well. This was one he really wanted, so it was a great early Christmas present!

    Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday week!
  • miyasuke0216miyasuke0216 Registered User Posts: 33 Junior Member
    Thank you hopefulcctiger, and congratulations!!
  • tk21769tk21769 Registered User Posts: 10,497 Senior Member
    5boys, I was very surprised at your deferral (first, because he sounds like such a strong candidate, and second because of the ED conversion). I'd forgotten about your son's interest in a winter start. I, too, think that must have affected the decision.

    I hope he'll continue to express interest and be sure to send updated grades etc.
  • sourpatchkid3sourpatchkid3 Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
    Just found out the postal service doesn't deliver on December 26th... DYING!!!!!!
  • bythefuriesbythefuries Registered User Posts: 46 Junior Member
    Hahahaha, I'm not expecting anything for a couple more days. Mail from the US to the UK over Christmas is a niiiiiightmare!
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