I didn’t see another thread dedicated to the topic of those with kids applying for tuition exchange for Fall 2022 (Class of 2026) so I thought I’d start one.
I have to say that all the schools my current HS senior daughter is applying to are TE schools. When my DD(17) was thinking about what she was looking for in a school, we started researching schools that were on the TE primarily. While we know that these scholarships are increasingly harder to get, we definitely wanted to focus on those that it would be a possibility. She would love to go to a school outside of Florida, although she has already been admitted to my alma mater and employer university. Plus, she is also applying to Stetson University in Deland, FL, about an hour and a 1/2 from us and also on the TE.
Her stats are 3.92 unweighted/4.32 weighted with a 1270 SAT. Not the highest SAT score, but she had taken the tests before she was diagnosed with ADHD which severely impacts her reading and timed test taking ability. Until her psychologist finalized the diagnosis in late May, she was unable to have any accommodations on her tests, but since she is not applying to any Ivys, we aren’t stressing her SAT score and see won’t be taking it another time.
She is a varsity athlete, vice-president of her STEM academy at her high school, Is in NJROTC, NHS, Spanish NHS, co-founder of her schools new Skateboarding club and has volunteered extensively throughout school, so she has a well rounded resume.
While I can hope and pray that she is lucky enough to get a TE scholarship, when we were ultimately deciding on schools, we ran the Net Price Calculator to determine what Merit Aid would be and what our bottom line would be if we had no TE scholarship. Talk about sticker shock! College is freakin’ expensive!!!
She has applied to:
Susquehanna University (Selinsgrove, PA) Honestly, such a great school known for great merit aid too!
Mercer University (Macon, GA)
Stetson University (Deland, FL)
Belmont University (Nashville, TN)
Center College (Danville, KY)
Univ. of the South: Sewanee (Sewanee, TN)
Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, FL (already admitted for Fall 2022)
I know there are other parents who are going through this process as well, so please chime in and offer support, ask questions and share your school choices, etc…We’re all in this together!