Honors program and scholarships?

<p>What do you think my chances are of getting into the honors program? What about merit scholarships?</p>


<p>GPA: 3.94 (weighted, 4 for College Preparatory and 5 for honors)
Class Rank: 40/320
SAT (CR/Math/Writing): 700/750/640
ACT: 31</p>

<p>Math II: 800
U.S. History: 600</p>

<p>AP Classes (my school only offers 6, and it's only possible to take 4):
- AP U.S. History
- AP Environmental Science
- AP Calculus</p>

<p>I know my class rank is going to be the biggest turnoff for the admissions office. However, my grades and the difficulty of my classes have increased drastically since my freshman year, which is supposedly something that colleges look for.</p>

<p>School activites:
Varsity Golf (9-12)
Varsity Track (9-12)
Math Team (12)</p>

<p>Community service:
Secretary for a town board
Designed and carried out a project to build bridges on public land</p>

<p>My essay was well-written and about a good subject, but I'm afraid that it might have been a bit dull and long.</p>

<p>Forgot to ask, if I qualify for anything, will I receive notification with my acceptance?</p>

<p>Your SAT scores are good and your weighted GPA is good. Plus your Math SAT. What major did you put on your application? What geographic area are you from?<br>
It seems that it is easier to get into some majors than others and sometimes people from out of the New England area seem to have a better shot.<br>
The honors program and merit scholarships are generally top 10 percent of applicants....</p>

<p>I'm from MA, so that might hurt it a bit.</p>

<p>Unfortunately, I chose "undecided" for my major, although I think I've finally settled on Mechanical Engineering.</p>

<p>I got into the honors program, and received a 13k/yr scholarship. My scores are posted below. I imagine you will get into the honors program no doubt, and probably a good scholarship. I think the max for the Deans scholarship is 16k, but I'm not sure if any others are going out now.</p>

<p>GPA: 3.7 unweighted
Class Rank: 61/409
SAT (CR/Math/Writing): 680/730/660
ACT: 31</p>

<p>I know there are at least 2 people from MA who got full rides, so while it won't help that you're from MA, I don't think it will hurt.</p>

<p>Getting accepted into honors does not mean you will get the max in merit scholarships.
My daughter's GPA and rank are higher than OP, SAT's lower slightly.
She didn't get into honors, but did get some nice merit aid.
I do hope you get some good news, either way</p>

<p>Well the top 25% of admitted students get some sort of merit scholarship and the top 10% make it into the honors program. So you can get merit aid and not get into the honors program, but if you get into the honors program, you get a scholarship. I think everybody in the honors program gets at least 12K/yr. At least that is the lowest I've heard.</p>

<p>You stand a good chance of getting a merit scholarship... </p>

<p>I was accepted into the honors program and got a $10k/year deans scholarship with the following stats:</p>

<p>HS GPA = 3.85
ACT = 30</p>

<p>Good luck!</p>

<p>i didnt get into honors program, but i did get the Dean's Scholarship (15k freshman year, 7.5k/year after that :))</p>

<p>^its more like 15 every year, its 15k the first year and 7.5 every semester after that. Its stated that way as due to the co-op program you won't be taking 2 semesters every year.</p>

<p>Yeah, the Dean's scholarship is just $7500 per semester (since freshmen take 2 semesters...).</p>

<p>On that note, I found out that I got in (with the Dean's scholarship) today. My mom was a bit bummed about how low the scholarship was though.</p>

<p>lol, disappointed with 7.5k a semester? sheesh she has high standards..</p>

<p>It's still $28,319 per year, which to many people, absent financial aid, is a lot.</p>

<p>@ optisrule: and northeastern has high tuition! haha. i only got the excellence scholarship, 10k freshman, 5k/sem after that. wish i had gotten the dean's!</p>

<p>Optisrule, she's a single mother and public servant, meaning that she makes very little money, and she has to pay for my brother's tuition too. Maybe shouldering the rest of the tuition is feasible for your family, but for mine, $15k/year is not enough. (We haven't gotten the FA package yet because I have to send in my non-custodial stuff [which Northeastern kindly forgot to inform me was missing], but I assume that there won't be enough grants to make the situation much better.)</p>

<p>Those of you who got scholarships, did it say in your decision letter that you scholarships or was it located somewhere else?</p>

<p>I'm in the Honors Program, but my acceptance letter said nothing about scholarships and the other schools I've heard from sent a separate letter.</p>

<p>Just wondering. I have a suspicion that NEU wouldn't give anyone in my town a scholarship because a few students each year from my town already get a special NEU scholarship. (NEU doesn't pay property tax on some buildings it has in my town)</p>

<p>I'm also curious since my stats seem like they'd be in the top 25% of the applicant pool. Do they determine that by the total undergrade applicants or do they split it up for each college?</p>

<p>the scholarship decisions are in a separate letter. what about the honors program invite-- is it separate, too?</p>

<p>EDIT: Wrong thread, sorry</p>

<p>My Honors Program notice was in my acceptance letter.</p>