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Mount Holyoke Class of 2023 RD

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  • Bbates75Bbates75 16 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @MIRIAM1235 did they look at daughters dads income as well? The FAFSA is based only on yours but most collages look at both parents. I am in your boat with income and custody of 2 kids but they also look at my ex who makes way more than I do. I would send an email and see if there is anything you can do. Good luck
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  • pinkcokepinkcoke 24 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    How much would one's grades need to drop for MHC to rescind acceptance?
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  • CollegeOdyssey2001CollegeOdyssey2001 74 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    In the flurry of activity last week, I failed to post that D19 was admitted with Tuition Exchange Scholarship (no other merit due to no stack policy). Congrats to all, and good luck to those waitlisted (fingers crossed @kschneeb and @4sugarplums) and to those landing elsewhere.
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  • sumahksumahk 3 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Our daughter is debating between MHC and American university. She also has been admitted to Sarah Lawrence and Bard. Her stats are nowhere near what is listed here by others. But she has a good SAT score and good essays. English is her intended major for now.
    Went to a very competitive public high school in nor cal.
    We have not visited MHC but have visited the other 3.
    We are most concerned about the travel part and weather. Planning to attend the admitted students day. Appreciate any input. Thanks!
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  • VeryapparentVeryapparent 881 replies16 threadsRegistered User Member
    edited March 25
    @sumahk I think it would be worth the effort of you can swing it. My D made her commitment after excepted student weekend....and I will say the weather was horrid (snow, ice rain) but unusual for April. Don't be too worried about it...Massachusetts is very good at snow removal! We also traveled from West Coast so visited Boston for a few days prior. Flew in and out of Logan. Its about an hour ad a half easy drive once you clear Boston. Lol we've done it several times now. My D is an English major and would be happy to connect with your D if she wants some inside perspective.
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  • PheebersPheebers 613 replies25 threadsRegistered User Member
    @MIRIAM1235 Student Financial Services is really helpful and if you call them they could review your application with you. If your total income is genuinely 50k that's too high unless you have a lot of assets, but they expect contributions from both parents so we're talking 50k from all sources. If her other parent has an income of 50k too that changes things a lot.

    I would contact the school for clarification.
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  • PheebersPheebers 613 replies25 threadsRegistered User Member
    @sumahk The travel is a bit of a pain but manageable. We're in MA but my daughter has a lot of friends who do it. Some of them actually get rides with her to and from the (near to us) Logan express in Framingham, and from there it's really easy to get to Logan, which has cheaper and easier flights.

    There's a really good (in my humble opinion) Facebook group for parents and families of MHC students and the topic of travel and attending the accepted student weekend is much discussed. You're welcome to join us there if you'd like!
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  • longvtlongvt 12 replies4 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @CollegeOdyssey2001 May I ask how much the tuition exchange scholarship covers? I have been looking into jobs at a college that offers this program and wonder how difficult it is to access at the school a child chooses. Thanks!
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  • Bbates75Bbates75 16 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @sumahk please send me Facebook group info. We are coming from Florida. Thanks
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  • PheebersPheebers 613 replies25 threadsRegistered User Member
    @Bbates75 I see you found our group on FB and I've already approved your membership. Welcome!

    For others looking, search Mount Holyoke Parents and Families. Please be sure to answer the question about why you want membership in the group. We do require some sort of affiliation -- but parents of accepted students, alumnae, staff, etc are all welcome and are active participants.
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  • nbs1230nbs1230 10 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
    hey everyone! this is super late but i got in with spring admission (3.93 UW gpa, 1430 SAT) and would love to know anyone’s experiences with it!! currently deciding between holyoke and a couple other schools and i’m curious how spring admissions has gone for others!
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  • lykia99lykia99 41 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    edited March 26
    @4sugarplums I am so sorry your D didn't get accepted but I don't agree that "holistic admissions is b.s." They do take into account the entire student but that doesn't mean the standards aren't very high and competition is such that many highly qualified students aren't accepted. The more "untraditional" you are, the more supporting evidence you need to submit. I don't know about MHC, but at several LACs we visited, they encouraged homeschooled students to submit SAT2 scores or APs as a way of providing what one college called "objectively verifiable indicators" of academic performance. That said, we had a son accepted by an Ivy and rejected by USC, so you can never predict what will happen. And in your case, your D applied to some highly competitive colleges, with Barnard only accepting 11% this year.

    One thing to consider is transferring. Many students who aren't accepted initially are accepted as transfers. But wherever your D goes, it will be fine and this will all become history.
    edited March 26
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  • MIRIAM1235MIRIAM1235 3 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    edited March 26
    @Bbates75 - thank you for the advice to write a letter. My daughter has already sent an email (beautifully written) and she noted that I am available to explain my financial situation. My ex-husband is a great guy but he was unemployed for many months and last year only had an income of about $20,000 so I can't imagine that his income would make much of an impact. Plus he has never contributed financially to my daughter despite all of his good intentions.
    @Pheebers - thank you for the info and encouragement!
    edited March 26
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  • toomanykiddostoomanykiddos 229 replies8 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @4sugarplums your DD sounds amazing! No matter where she goes, I am confident she will be a successful person. Clearly she is a passionate young lady with a lot of personal drive. Something many kids at her age do not have. Once her heart heals from this harsh game of the college application process, reevaluate and put a new game plan in place that keeps moving her forward. A complete stranger from NH is rooting for her! Good luck.
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  • Bbates75Bbates75 16 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @4sugarplums you daughter sounds amazing! She has me as a huge fan and supporter! Keep fighting and I promise it will work out.
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  • silverpurplesilverpurple 104 replies29 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    She sounds like she has an infinite amount of qualities that if i were on Admissions, i would say yes. She is the kind of friend i would hope my daughter to have the pleasure of meeting. She should write a letter and i hope she is the first to come off the waitlist.
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  • MarlboroMomMarlboroMom 27 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @4sugarplums I hope you and your wonderful DD are finding a zillion excellent solutions to these disappointments. We are inching our way through. Have you thought about other liberal LACs that may have rolling admissions? Check out Marlboro College—liberal, rigorous, unique structure, very small, recently cut tuition. Marlboro (like Bard) is one of the One Hundred Colleges that Change Lives. Just one idea. Gap works too. I also believe your daughter is going to be more than fine. I’m sending love and light to you both.
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  • mamaedefamiliamamaedefamilia 3451 replies23 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited March 26
    @4sugarplums On May 1, I believe, NACAC publishes a list online of schools that still have openings and also indicate if financial aid is still available. Some of these are quite good schools, including LACs. The best options fill quickly, so it's to your benefit to review the list as soon as it comes out and submit applications quickly.

    Typically somebody will post a thread when the list comes out and you can search for this from past years to see what kinds of schools have appeared on the list.

    I feel for your child. Admissions have become increasingly unpredictable and competitive. Here's hoping she gets off the MHC waitlist (have her send a letter of continued interest and updates about recent significant achievements not reflected in her original app, if applicable). Best of luck to your family.
    edited March 26
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  • VeryapparentVeryapparent 881 replies16 threadsRegistered User Member
    edited March 27
    She sure sounds like an amazing young woman. Fingers crossed for good news. Keep in mind Mt Holyoke had a huge class last year. They had to really hustle to accommodate. Because of this I believe they accepted a much smaller class this year and waitlisted candidates that would have been easily accepted in previous years. Please have her send a follow up letter to Mount Holyoke!!!
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