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Scripps College 2009 Decisions

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Replies to: Scripps College 2009 Decisions

  • FishOutOfWaterFishOutOfWater Registered User Posts: 83 Junior Member
    Scripps alumna here, chiming in to tell the waitlisted not to give up hope. Back in March of 2002 I got my waitlist letter from Scripps. I was admitted off the waitlist in late May / early June that year and graduated from Scripps in 2006. :)

    Congratulations, those who were accepted!
  • WordSpinnerWordSpinner Registered User Posts: 54 Junior Member
    Thanks, HistoryMom. I'm a bit sad I won't get to take AISS at Scripps, though--looks like the coolest science class ever. But good luck to all you waitlisted peeps! I hope you get lucky!
  • PlanetaryPrincesPlanetaryPrinces Registered User Posts: 66 Junior Member
    I was wait listed to 7 schools when I applied. I ended up getting off 3 wait lists without even trying. Scripps will probably be accepting a decent number of students off the wait list this year. Even though they haven't accepted anyone off the wait list in the last 3 years, this year Scripps seriously reduced the number of admitted students to make certain that they do not over enroll. They are expecting to take students off of the wait list.

    About financial aid, Scripps is offering significantly more aid than Pitzer this year. Pitzer lost a LOT of money in the stock market last year, so they've significantly reduced the amount of financial aid and scholarships they are giving out. Scripps didn't lose nearly as much and are in a better position to give aid.
  • shoshishoshi Registered User Posts: 216 Junior Member
    This is very reassuring! Thanks for your insight.
  • blondie55blondie55 Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
    I have a daughter who graduated spring 2008, her sister was put on the waitlist for fall and didnt get off. She would have been a third generation student and was full pay so dont get your hopes up to get off a WL from Scripps. It really getting really hard to get in.
  • NutOnABikeNutOnABike Registered User Posts: 25 New Member
    News item from April 9th edition of Pomona's Student Life newspaper (excerpt):

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    Scripps College is taking a similar stance towards maintaining the college’s commitment to financial aid. Laura Stratton, Acting Director of Admissions at Scripps College, said that financial aid will not be cut.

    Scripps experienced the most significant drop in acceptance rates this year. The college accepted only 31 percent of applicants, compared to 42 percent for the class of 2012. Although the total number of applications only increased slightly, early decision applications increased significantly.

    “Our acceptance rate dropped so sharply because there was an increase in applications, more students applied early decision, and we were looking for a smaller class this year,” said Stratton.

    Stratton added that the recession is directly affecting the amount of visitors that come to see Scripps after they have been admitted.

    “A lot of admitted students who have already visited once are not coming back to visit again,” she said. “Also, since financial aid is based on income and assets from 2008, we are seeing a lot of calls coming in, in terms of appeals.”

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    Admission Rates for 2013 Remain Steady, Despite Recession

    NutOnABike
    2013 Scripps Dad
  • historymomhistorymom Registered User Posts: 3,467 Senior Member
    NOAB Interesting Thanks!
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