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Getting Accepted does NOT mean that a Merit Scholarship will be forthcoming....

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Replies to: Getting Accepted does NOT mean that a Merit Scholarship will be forthcoming....

  • menloparkmommenloparkmom Registered User Posts: 12,688 Senior Member
    Since she applied EA, not ED, there is NO reason to put down the deposit receipt unless she knows for certain that she wants to go there. Nor is putting down the enrollment deposit expected. She might want to ask her HS college counselor to reach out to the ad min at the college to see if he/ she knows if she is on the short list for merit/ honors OR if there is anything that she should do to increase her "chances".

    However, she may want to make the Housing deposit, as soon as she can ,IF rooms are delegated on a first come first serve basis. If she ends up going elsewhere you probably wont get that back, but normally its less than 1K. Doing so will not have an impact on her chances of getting merit $$/ honors status.

    "Specifically - does confirming enrollment help or harm either her pending application to the school’s Honor College or potential merit award?"
    neither.
  • eager2019eager2019 Registered User Posts: 37 Junior Member
    I hear colleges are businesses. Can you take quote from one business and show it to other business and ask to match? Given one business is a in-state public institution and other is OOS (Both highly selective). Did anyone have success with this?
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