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Class of 2016 decisions thread


Replies to: Class of 2016 decisions thread

  • xcollegecrazexcollegecraze Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    Accepted into the business school as an OOS:

    GPA: 3.78 WGPA: 4.48
    SAT: 1910

    10 AP classes, got 5's and 4's on all the ones I've taken so far.

    Varsity soccer and lacrosse
    lots of community service
    internship at NASDAQ and Comcast SportsNet
    VP of Spanish honor society
    Treasurer of National honor society
    member of various other clubs
    Class president for a year
  • laxforlifelaxforlife Registered User Posts: 123 Junior Member
    I received a financial aid letter two days after my acceptance that said I would get merit money for my GPA and SAT score. The ranges (scores to $) are on their website.
  • dmcdeedmcdee Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    I was accepted Early Action on Christmas Eve.
    ACT: 26
    GPA: 3.7 UW
    ECs: TONS!
    Essay: I think I put a really good spin on it!

    They sent my scholarship letter informing me of what I have been awarded already!
  • wildwood330wildwood330 Registered User Posts: 220 Junior Member
    laxforlife. The letter you received two days after your acceptance letter was for the merit money as listed on the website. You will get a letter in March with your final financial package. If you are eligible for FA in grants and/or loans it will be presented to you in that package. It is very important to Miami that you file a FASFA, "...even if you think you are not eligible for anything." They are very organized with their informational packages and orientation programs, and actually...pretty much everything!
  • laxforlifelaxforlife Registered User Posts: 123 Junior Member
    Wildwood330: My fafsa is done and sent in!

    Feb 1st is close so many more acceptances will be coming out soon!
  • MiamiDAPMiamiDAP Registered User Posts: 16,184 Senior Member
    "It is very important to Miami that you file a FASFA"

    -Yes, urge your parents to submit FASFA. Miami awards Merit scholarships. We have submitted every year. We are very far from being eligible to any need based. D's full tuition+ was covered by Merit awards. The deadline is Feb. 15, do not miss it.

    -Another point, for those who will maintain high college GPA (used to be 3.8+), there are substantial Merit awards for returning students. They are NOT automatic, you have to apply. The deadline used to be March 15, but you can do it earliest when you are Miami freshman.
  • suzy100suzy100 Registered User Posts: 5,493 Senior Member
    I have a question about filing FAFSA for purely merit awards. I called the FA Office a few days ago, told them that with the EFC we calculated there was no way SS would qualify for any need-based aid, and asked if we needed to file FAFSA. The woman I spoke to said no. MiamiDAP, are you saying that your daughter qualified for more merit because she submitted the FAFSA? He already received notification that he has received one of the "automatic" merit awards.
  • ChicagoBearChicagoBear Registered User Posts: 711 Member
    Suzy - that is interesting. My DS is now a sophomore - we were told we had to file a FAFSA to receive the automatic merit scholarship even though we have a 99,999 EFC. I filed again last year since I had the previous year. I will need to call and confirm what you were told, it would be nice not to have to file.

    As far as the "extra" scholarships MiamiDAP is talking about, I looked at the website since my DS's GPA is over 3.8 and has been Dean's List or President's List every semester. I found information about "departmental" scholarships for returning students - however, not every department was listed. My DS is at Farmer, and of course the B-school is not listed.
  • MiamiDAPMiamiDAP Registered User Posts: 16,184 Senior Member
    "MiamiDAP, are you saying that your daughter qualified for more merit because she submitted the FAFSA? "
    -I believe, yes. We actually received letter from Miami stating that to qualify for full range of Merit scholarships, we are strongly advised to file FASFA. FASFA does not take much time, we have filed every year with awesome results. D. got close to 10 Merit awards that covered her full tuition+. In addtion, starting with March of freshman year, D. applied for Returning student Merit awards. They are not automatic, studennts with good academic standing (college GPA 3.8+) can apply every eyear by March 15. Additional rewards were also substantial.
    Departmental Merit awards are normally allocated to seniors and a bit for juniors. They are usually automatic or student might be notified by department to apply. As far as I remember. I believe that D. had some in her senior year, although her department is arguably one of the most competitive because of good number of pre-meds, who have to maintain very high college GPA to apply to Med. School. As far as I know, Summa Cum Laude cut off was incredibly high in D's major, much higher than in other majors.
    These could hyave all changed. D. has graduated last May. However, as FASFA definitely does not hurt anything, I still strongly advise to file. We are still doing it every year, just in case, although we are paying full price for D's Med. School.
    We are very far from qualifying for any need based. Not only because of income but also because of no debt and no other dependents.
  • suzy100suzy100 Registered User Posts: 5,493 Senior Member
    Thank you ChicagoBear and MiamiDAP. We are going to go ahead and file it. *groan*
  • suzy100suzy100 Registered User Posts: 5,493 Senior Member
    By the way, I always get a little nervous relying on one person's word even if they are working for the school and should know. I think in this case it's better safe than sorry.
  • LastOne2012LastOne2012 Registered User Posts: 73 Junior Member
    Accepted! Extremely excited! Go RedHawks...represent MU and the USA at the French Cup with style, grace, and power!
  • lagr42lagr42 Registered User Posts: 45 Junior Member
    My D got her acceptance today! Very excited- now we need to make arrangements for a visit.
  • dylan0526dylan0526 Registered User Posts: 19 New Member
    I got accepted today, I applied as a Speech Pathology major.
    GPA: 3.4 SAT: 1810
    Varsity track and tennis, involvement in school plays, a lot of volunteer service.
    Plus I come from a top ranked hs in NJ.
    Congrats to everyone that got in!
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