While my daughter's college process is not yet over and she is waiting to hear from three more schools, she still had a very happy day today and I figure why not jump on the good news track on the Parents Forum, considering the bad news we have had as of late. My daughter is still confined to bed but at least the hospital bed is in our living room and she is doing well.
Anyway, I have shared some college news so far but today was a real happy day for my daughter and it could not have come at a better time. While in the hospital, she did learn she would be accepted to NYU/Tisch due at first to receiving an invitation to an event in early April called Saturday in the Square (for Tisch) that apparently goes out to approximately 5% of those at the top of the admit pile. Then she received a letter later in the hospital that she was selected as a University Scholar which has some great perks....it is an Honors College type of thing at Tisch and approx. 15 students at Tisch receive this. Some things that it includes are paid trips in the US and abroad, special seminars with speakers and events. There is a reception for these kids in ten days at NYU as well.
Today, however, she got her official acceptance package. Ok, that was not a shock given the first two things that had arrived. However, included in the package was a Trustee's Scholarship for $20,000 and we were in shock as we had already thought her other merit scholarships were significant but this one was the highest yet and from a school where we had heard that they don't give that much in terms of merit. We are kinda astounded she got it and it surely would help if she chooses to go there given the high cost of this college (she also got various loans and such on top of it). But the other very happy news was that while she was happy to get into Tisch, she had been reserved about it until learning if she got into her first choice studio, which is called CAP21, their only musical theater studio (for the BFA), though they also have 7 acting studios she could have gotten. The studio assignments have not gone out yet but they were willing to tell me on the phone that she had gotten into CAP21. She was so happy.
Recently, she had been accepted with merit scholarships to the BFA in Musical Theater programs at Ithaca, Penn State and Syracuse. She was accepted to Emerson College back in Dec. but deferred for the BFA in MT until April 1 so still waiting to hear of that decision, plus waiting to get decisions from Boston Conservatory (likely to come in the next day or two) and from Carnegie Mellon (have no clue when that will come, hopefully by next week).
And while this is not on the same level, my other daughter, a college freshman who is on spring break, called from her trip in Utah with a classmate whose family invited her to their timeshare at Snowbird, that she has had a fantastic time, having never skied at a place as big as this or like this and how much snow they got and today she skied in two feet of fresh powder (only skiers will know why that sounds great) and there was so much snow that they had to close the roads back out of the mountains to Salt Lake and so she and the other girl had to take some police escort vans to the city earlier than they had planned for a midnight flight east and now are at an NBA game and she will be flying to NYC during the night and then to VT in the AM and coming home for three days so we get to see her and she will be with her sister again.
I'm glad my younger one is getting some dreams realized during a rough time in her life and she has lots to look forward to at the end of her recovery. We are not sure if we can get her to her receptions at NYU in ten days or how that would work, we will see. Thankfully she is alive and I shudder what it would have been like to get these kinds of letters in the mail had we lost her!