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Class of 2023 Results: Celebrate, Discuss, Support Here

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  • gpo613gpo613 333 replies21 threadsRegistered User Member
    D19 goes like this.

    Applied
    Pitt
    Miami OH
    Missouri S&T
    Loyola Chi
    Creighton
    Univ of Oklahoma
    Warburg
    Kent State
    Alabama
    St. Johns(NY)
    Boston U
    Fordham
    Notre Dame
    Brown
    Princeton
    Univ San Fran
    Eastern MI

    She has acceptances from all except ND, Brown, Princeton, Boston U and Univ San Fran

    She is a merit kid so nothing is set in stone yet. Waiting to hear on some. The early leader is Missouri S&T. She visited but I still don't know much about it. If anyone has inside info it would be appreciated.
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  • lostaccountlostaccount 5330 replies90 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    My3Daughters, in terms of "I share my daughter's story to illustrate that are many colleges for everyone. "

    I generally agree with the statement. But, there is an issue to consider. It looks like your daughter was applying as a "full pay' student. Students with similar stats requesting aid should not expect the same outcome. Being Full pay is a huge step up. I don't know the stats as schools keep that pretty hush but I would guess that for some schools, a full pay B student (or one with scores in the 500's) could be accepted while a student requesting aid with A's and/or scores in the 700s is rejected. I'm sure what it adds differs across schools, students and circumstance. My point is that while there is a school for everyone, an outcome like your daughters is most likely for a full pay student.
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  • My3DaughtersMy3Daughters 397 replies11 threadsRegistered User Member
    I should also mention that since my initial post, my daughter received a $10,000 Presidential Scholarship from Albright, who also lowered their tuition by 34% across the board! (Naturally, she doesn't want to go there). This would place this private school as the second most affordable on her list of 12 mostly public colleges. She did not submit her SATs to earn this scholarship, which I notice is a real departure from protocol from when D13 applied to schools. Then SAT Optional schools still required the SATs for merit.

    My friend's daughter was told no merit at test-optional Drew University (NJ) without SAT scores, so her family was shocked she received the $30,000 presidential scholarship, with no SATs (but a 4.0 gpa in all non-AP/non-honors courses). So it seems schools are recognizing they charge too much?
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  • momof2atlmomof2atl 53 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    I share the amazement of one of the other posters about how many schools folks apply to. My D19 applied to 8, and it was painful for her to get all the various essays done. I can’t even picture trying to apply to 15 or 20 - we probably would have killed each other. She also tried to apply for some merit scholarships (which also require essays) and in the end, she just couldn’t get it together enough to apply to all the various merit apps to the schools she’s applying to. My biggest fear is that she doesn’t get enough merit to get herself out of state, which is what she really wants. Fingers crossed for her and all the others that are in wait and see mode.
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  • lostaccountlostaccount 5330 replies90 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Yes these days even owning a house capable of being mortgaged for college is a luxury. My comment was simply intended to alert others who have similar scores to the fact that outcomes like your daughters may not be possible if they are applying for aid.
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  • My3DaughtersMy3Daughters 397 replies11 threadsRegistered User Member
    @lostaccount I'm sure you're right.
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  • SJ2727SJ2727 1889 replies6 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Depends if the school has a needblind admission process or not.
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  • My3DaughtersMy3Daughters 397 replies11 threadsRegistered User Member
    I agree with the statement above, though I have seen that students with low SATs/ APs but high GPAs (above 3.5) are getting merit aid, where applicants to the same schools with lower GPAs (3.3 and below) are not getting merit aid.
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  • MWolfMWolf 1454 replies9 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @HamSBDad Congratulations, both on the acceptance and on a short, relatively painless application process!
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  • ChaosParent23ChaosParent23 444 replies26 threadsRegistered User Member
    @HamSBDad My S was similar. He sent a couple other apps, but they were quickly pulled w/o hearing a decision. I know it's not for everyone, but ED can be such a blessing. My S is way happier and less stressed out now that his college decision is made. I was a one-and-done ED application myself way back when, so I encouraged S to do the same if he felt strongly enough. It's worked out really well for us.
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  • SJ2727SJ2727 1889 replies6 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Another pro-ED here! If it works for you, it’s indeed a huge blessing.
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  • HamSBDadHamSBDad 56 replies4 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @ChaosParent23 Congrats and happy to hear it also worked out for your son! My D is definitely more relaxed and enjoying her senior year.
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  • MWolfMWolf 1454 replies9 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Which senior enjoys their senior year, especially if they got into a school they love, and just want to get HS over and go to college?
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