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Date we get our letters?

randommegsrandommegs 3 replies2 threads New Member
edited February 2012 in National Merit Scholarships
Hi, I'm a senior in Louisiana heading to study engineering at the University of Alabama. So, I am desperately hoping that I get the finalist status. Does anyone know when the letters should arrive? I know sometime in February, but I was hoping for a more specified time range. The anticipation is killing me!
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  • PinotNoirPinotNoir 2508 replies46 threads Senior Member
    I'm not sure when or how you will be notified of finalist status, but the fact that you haven't gotten a bad-news letter by now is great news - most of them seem to have gone out already. :)
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  • Lolar7Lolar7 161 replies5 threads Junior Member
    I found a PDF on the NMSC website with specific dates in the 2012 competition:

    January 22, 2012: Selection committees begin choosing Merit Scholarship award winners

    February 1, 2012: NMSC mails notification to high school principals about the status of their Semifinalists; a Certificate of Merit is provided for each Semifinalist who qualifies as a Finalist.

    February 8, 2012: NMSC notifies Finalists of their status at their home addresses.

    March 1, 2012: Finalists who have reported a sponsor college as first choice by this date will be included in the first group referred to the institution for scholarship consideration.

    March 7, 2012: NMSC begins mailing corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship offers to winners at their home addresses.

    March 22, 2012: NMSC mails offered of National Merit $2500 Scholarships.

    April 25, 2012: NMSC begins mailing offers of college-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards.
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  • randommegsrandommegs 3 replies2 threads New Member
    Oh thank you!! That is incredibly helpful! I looked all over that site and didn't find that PDF. Thank you!
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  • eaglessoareaglessoar 30 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Thanks, I couldn't find it either. Anyone hear from their school today?
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  • randommegsrandommegs 3 replies2 threads New Member
    I just got my letter today!
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  • eaglessoareaglessoar 30 replies0 threads Junior Member
    My son got his letter today from his principal - he's headed for a free ride to Auburn in engineering!
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  • randommegsrandommegs 3 replies2 threads New Member
    Congratulations!
    I'm headed to 'Bama for a full ride in engineering :D
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  • tommykirkpatricktommykirkpatrick 498 replies45 threads Member
    Roll Tide!!
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  • eaglessoareaglessoar 30 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Congrats, everyone! The long wait is finally over!
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  • waitingforivywaitingforivy 739 replies139 threads Member
    Congrats everyone!
    My GC insists it's way too early and that the school hasn't heard anything yet, and that I shouldn't trust CC!
    No one got a rejection letter though.
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  • vryproudmomvryproudmom 189 replies30 threads Junior Member
    Congratulations to everyone...students and parents!!!
    I have learned so much from you all.

    From a parent of a junior who is starting the long journey of waiting for cut off numbers etc.

    @Debbie7452
    I empathize with what you are going through…this is so something that I could see happening in our school. I did have a thought…Is it possible that the school received the NAF first and your daughter’s may not have arrived yet?
    I hope that is what it is and good luck! Can’t wait to hear your good news.
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  • Debbie7452Debbie7452 534 replies15 threads Member
    ^^Thanks!
    I finally heard from the counselor. They admitted the press release was supposed to be for National Achievement, but they swear they have NOT received anything yet from NMSC. At least I feel better about the mix up and will just have to wait patiently(well, not so patiently...lol).
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  • PinotNoirPinotNoir 2508 replies46 threads Senior Member
    Debbie - I'm sure things will work out, but I can understand the stress while waiting!
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  • eaglessoareaglessoar 30 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Your school should get them any day. We are in Alabama & my son's school received them Monday.
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  • DrewlolDrewlol 19 replies2 threads New Member
    Does anybody know when schools are actually allowed to release the information??

    Because my school may or may not have prematurely leaked the notifications... :D
    P.S. I'm in Michigan for everybody freaking out!
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  • 2baylor2baylor 5 replies1 threads New Member
    If your school hasn't given you your certificate yet, the admin is probably just hanging onto them and not telling you. I tracked down my counselor this morning and she admitted that they received our certificates but have been too busy to give them to us.

    All I can say is GIVE ME MY FREAKING CERTIFICATE.
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  • tommykirkpatricktommykirkpatrick 498 replies45 threads Member
    They waited a couple of weeks before finally giving me my semifinalist packet, so I wouldn't be surprised if they already have it. I just want it in hand and get the whole thing over with.
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