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Do NOT assume that a Scholarship will be given to Current College Student for Being on Dean’s List!

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Replies to: Do NOT assume that a Scholarship will be given to Current College Student for Being on Dean’s List!

  • dandanthemandandantheman Registered User Posts: 20 Junior Member
    do students usually apply for scholarships in senior year?
  • OttermaOtterma Registered User Posts: 1,444 Senior Member
    In my country the Universities don’t give merit scholarships for your grades in High school, normally you pay full price for first semester and some universities if you have excellents grades is posible a full tuition and fees for the next semester and is renewable.
    @International Dad - Thanks for this insight! It will be very useful when people are trying to help international parents understand how the US system differs from what they know.
  • perrym86perrym86 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    Being on the Dean's List does not have nearly the impact it may have had at one time. Colleges have been known to reject students with a 1600 on the SAT and accept students with a 1250. There are times, even, when a valedictorian or salutatorian is unable to warrant college admissions because the test scores are not high enough.

    There are a variety of factors but one of the more critical ones is at what point you submit the application. If there is a due date of October 1st, and the first day to apply is August 1st, you BETTER have your application materials ready by the end of the FIRST WEEK the college opens it's admissions process. If you submit on September 30th, you are more likely to get "wait listed," "rejected," or "accepted" with no scholarship or grant offer. Colleges have a budget in the same way businesses do and once that budget has been reached, everyone else is locked out of the school or "financial considerations"

    If you were late for an appointment, is the person or company more likely to hire you or a person who was on-time? It is about courtesy and respect at that point.

    If you don't have the credentials, that is a different story. SAT/ACT scores (in some cases) are being replaced with 3 AP exams of a score of 5 or higher as acceptable.

    A 40K loan for a 4 year school is actually not that much because the average tuition is roughly between 9,900 per year for a public University or college versus 34,000 for a private institution (which may have some schools at a 10-15K level). This is based on information supplied by Google.

    A school is only as good as the experience as he or she makes it. There have been many successful individuals from Harvard, Yale, etc but there have also been successful individuals who have attended schools that no one has heard of (except in a local area). Do not go to the best "party school," but consider a school in the location where you want to be for professional purposes. If you want to be in the San Francisco area maybe consider Cal Berkeley
  • scandalpkscandalpk Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    Strange I don't know any school.
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