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Class of 2017 Results: Celebrate, Discuss, Support Here

TrinityTrinity 1411 replies345 threads Senior Member
edited June 21 in Parents Forum
In anticipation to the good news that is about to start coming in, we have recreated the Big Thread where parents, students, or delighted observers can come and share their good news.

This is also the place to discuss both happy and disappointing news, and to support each other in the best manner of a community like this one.

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Time has also come to let the posts for the Class of 2016 find their resting place in our forums. Here are links to the 2016 threads:



Here are links to the 2015 threads:



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Here are links to the 2013 threads:



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edited June 21
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Replies to: Class of 2017 Results: Celebrate, Discuss, Support Here

  • vandygrad87vandygrad87 717 replies30 threads Member
    Congratulations to Laurendog's SD and MTNest's S!
    Let the Games Begin!
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  • 89wahoo89wahoo 1073 replies17 threads Senior Member
    If I show this page to my D, will she get started on these apps? Hmmm... decisions, decisions...
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  • Gille94Gille94 32 replies4 threads Junior Member
    I can't get my D to complete apps either. She talks about it a lot but doesn't seem to want to deal with it. Hoping since school has started that will change.
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  • DrGoogleDrGoogle 11022 replies24 threads Senior Member
    Congrats to all acceptances! Mine will apply to one rolling but the SAT score won't be there until Oct, using free score report on her Oct SAT. So I won't hear anything until then.
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  • Ama308Ama308 433 replies0 threads Member
    Congradts to all the winners of the 2013 Acceptance games....
    may the odds be ever in our favor!!!!!
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  • DragonflygardenDragonflygarden 909 replies15 threads Member
    One safety down, UAH for D'13. DD said "yay no [local community college] for me!
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  • toledotoledo 4866 replies290 threads Senior Member
    Congratulations on all the acceptances so far. My son doesn't even have to write any essays and I still had to give him the, "No going anywhere this weekend until you submit one application." It worked.
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  • russgeniousrussgenious 201 replies18 threads Junior Member
    Are any of your kids actually considering U Alabama as something more than a financial safety? Not bashing it b/c it's something a lot of us need but just wondering whether your kids feel anything about the school.
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  • lisa6191lisa6191 527 replies43 threads Member
    russgenious - UA is my son's first choice, and he has the stats and record to be competitive for admission to any school in the country (NMSF, 2330 SAT, 35 ACT, 4.8 GPA, varsity tennis all 4 yrs, captain of chess team, etc. etc.). I think many people discover UA as a result of their generous guaranteed scholarships, but then after visiting and learning more about the school, many kids, my son included, fall in love and can't see themselves anywhere else. If you want more info on UA you should visit the UA forum on this site, it is a wealth of information.
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  • cromettecromette 2593 replies21 threads Senior Member
    YAY!!!! My D just got saw her acceptance on the online portal for Texas A & M!
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  • laurendoglaurendog 534 replies2 threads Member
    cromette! That's wonderful! Congrats to your D. Hooray!!
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  • cromettecromette 2593 replies21 threads Senior Member
    Thanks! It was the only place she really wanted to go. We knew she'd be accepted. We're just very relieved the ball is finally rolling. :)
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  • LonghaulLonghaul 2616 replies137 threads Senior Member

    My son was one of those who only looked at Bama for the scholarship money. After a great visit with both the honors college and dean of engineering, the school is no longer considered his last resort. He was very impressed with Bama.

    Unlike Lisa's son, it didn't become son's dream school, but the visit drastically changed his attitude. His list shifted quite a bit and he added high reach schools and discarded match schools.

    Of all things learned here on CC, info on Bama's honor's college has been the best information for our family.
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  • russgeniousrussgenious 201 replies18 threads Junior Member
    Thanks lisa6191 and Longhaul. ;)

    Did your kids consider UAB and UAH? I don't really know the differences too well; I think UAB is mostly instate students and is a commuter campus?
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  • gvnee89gvnee89 158 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Something to think about in terms of the University of Alabama. They give out a lot of scholarship money but sometimes other schools in the country have lower OOS tuition and have generous scholarships for out of state students. For example, Grand Valley State University in Michigan has an out of state tuition rate of $14,568 per year. It has been ranked as one of best public regional universities in the Midwest and and "Up and Coming school" in the Midwest. The in state tuition rate is $10,078 per year. Also, if you have a 3.5 GPA and 26 ACT and are an OOS student then GVSU will give you in state tuition plus $1500. That would bring the tuition down to $8578 a year for an out of state student, which is lower than most states in state tuition. That scholarship is a lot more generous than Alabama's $1500 a year with an out of state tuition of roughly $23,000 a year at Alabama.
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  • lisa6191lisa6191 527 replies43 threads Member
    russgenious - S did not consider UAB or UAH, he wanted more of a traditional school environment. He really thought the honors college at UA would give him the best of both worlds - a smaller, more personalized and challenging experience, but access to the resources and school spirit of a large state flagship. I believe the scholarships are slightly more generous at UAB and UAH though.

    There is a thread on the UA board right now discussing the differences between UA and UAB. I'm not sure how to link it but it is on the first page of UA's forum.
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  • carimamacarimama 327 replies3 threads Member
    D received her first acceptance letter ... Iowa State! Now to wait and see what kind of scholarship/financial aid is offered.
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  • cromettecromette 2593 replies21 threads Senior Member
    Congratulations to your D, Carimama!
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  • carimamacarimama 327 replies3 threads Member
    And to your D also, cromette! :). She must be so excited.
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  • octoberdanaoctoberdana 141 replies30 threads Junior Member
    My dd received her first acceptance phone call today and they said the letter would be forthcoming. Nothing prepared me for how proud I felt today.

    She was accepted into Anderson University, a private liberal arts college. It's not her #1 choice but it's a good one and I am so happy to have one acceptance!
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