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VIP Application at Drexel University

sushi cuttersushi cutter Registered User Posts: 238 Junior Member
edited December 2009 in Drexel University
Did any of you get offered this application option? It states that no long essay or application fee is needed. I am filling out the app now and I am wondering if its binding, like early decision? (That would not be cool...)
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Replies to: VIP Application at Drexel University

  • HottYankRemixHottYankRemix Registered User Posts: 105 Junior Member
    haha I got that and St. John's and thought the same thing! I highly doubt it's binding. At my school you have to send out a transcript release form and you have to state ED/EA/RD. I think you're safe.
  • you'llsee...you'llsee... Registered User Posts: 4,535 Senior Member
    yes, I got the email today. I emailed back asking if it was a form of EA or ED. I have not received a response yet; I will let you know when I do.
  • somnisomni Registered User Posts: 1,185 Senior Member
    What's a VIP application? I got my application fee waived by a school. :)
  • dittoditto Registered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
    Yeah, I got that email too and kind of wondered the same thing. I'll be glad to hear the answer when it comes, you'llsee!
  • NY_DemocratNY_Democrat Registered User Posts: 554 Member
    I got the email too.

    Does it mean anything? Will i actually get more scholarship consideration or whatever? Or is it just bs'ing me
  • NY_DemocratNY_Democrat Registered User Posts: 554 Member
    It seems to waive the essays too for the accelerated programs - is this true?

    I'm prob going to do it just for fun, but I just want to be sure I can still do Yale SCEA
  • bossybossy Registered User Posts: 29 New Member
    I just sent mine in. You still have to send in a transcript and SAT scores after you fill out the initial application.

    NY_D: After I sent it in, I received an e-mail that said if you submit it by January, you're automatically considered for a $28,000 scholarship. They probably consider all the VIP applicants for scholarships.
  • NY_DemocratNY_Democrat Registered User Posts: 554 Member
    Hm I see.

    Is it binding? BUmp
  • shy1520shy1520 Registered User Posts: 29 New Member
    I doubt it's binding--it's really hard to accidentally bind to a college, they would need signatures of a guidance counselor, as well as yours and your parents.

    I was just wondering for those who have applied this way, are the SAT scored and Transcript all they need? Or should I also get recommendations?

    I have a teacher, but I'm still waiting on my counselor one...so it could take a while--so I hope we don't have to.
  • you'llsee...you'llsee... Registered User Posts: 4,535 Senior Member
    yea, shy is right.

    I haven't received and email back, but I'm pretty sure they would make it clear if this was binding.

    I sent it today! Feels good to be done 1 application...haha, even though this was more like half an application...but whatev
  • Silverzc413Silverzc413 Registered User Posts: 460 Member
    well even though the app itself is free...you still need to spend money sending scores, your transcript/counselor form
  • Sligh_AnarchistSligh_Anarchist Registered User Posts: 2,193 Senior Member
    I am actually holding this application in my lap right now; got it in the mail today. It looks convenient. I'll fill it out. ;)
  • NY_DemocratNY_Democrat Registered User Posts: 554 Member
    I just asked Yale - they said I can't apply with this application if i want to apply SCEA .... pfft >_< so tempting, ***, what a stupid rule, they allow me to apply to public rolling decisions whenever i want..
  • you'llsee...you'llsee... Registered User Posts: 4,535 Senior Member
    ^ AH! are you serious?

    please tell me you're lying?
  • NY_DemocratNY_Democrat Registered User Posts: 554 Member
    I called the admissions office at first and the receptionist said I could, but said he wasn't fully sure of the details of the policy and so told me to email my regional director, which I did. The regional director said
    Students who apply to Yale SCEA may NOT apply rolling decision to a private
    school during the fall months. As the policy states, we only allow SCEA
    students to apply rolling decision to public colleges/universities. I hope this
    helps clarify our policy.

    Eh, if you're planning on apply Yale SCEA too I suggest calling their office and asking a few more times, I got a milllion contradicting responses from the admissions office about this. I don't think they really know what their own policy is. Otherwise I'm sure you can just retract your app if it's a prob
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