Tulane parents

<p>I know a few folks here have posted that their S&D's were accepted to Tulane. My D who is a HS Jr suddenly devloped an interest in Tulane and I am very happy about it since all of her other choices were in the mid atlantic states and I would really like to see her apply to some schools in the south or midwest.
If you don't mind, can you post your childs stats, maybe SAT & GPA that got them in and if they got any merit money?
Also, does anyone know the SAT range for the honors program?
I am just curious to see where her stats put her in respect to others who got in this year.
Thanks so much.</p>

<p>S: 1310SAT, 94uw/122wGPA; received DSA $22K/yr merit award
Invited to Honors program. I have been told that merit awards are SAT-based and Honors program is GPA based. But S did not excel in SAT's and here we are :)</p>

<p>Thanks so much for the quick reply!!!
My D has a 1410SAT and a 3.8 UW GPA, so at least I know she'll be competitive.
Good luck to your son, hope he LOVES it there. I know I love NOLA and if my D ends up there I may be visiting more than she would like..lol.</p>

<p>Your daughter's stat's are similar to my son's (though his ACT is a good bit higher, relatively speaking), and he also is going to be in the Honors Program and has the DSA as well as an additional grant. </p>

<p>There's no good reason you shouldn't encourage her to do the extra work to apply for the DHS as well. It requires an earlier application and an extra project. The only reason my son didn't do it was that he didn't know Tulane had his major until he looked at their mailings in late December! Don't make that mistake! The DHS is worth full tuition!</p>

<p>I saw that and I will be encouraging her to apply. The project description is pretty vague, do you have any more info on that?
My D is very proficient in computer graphics and may be able to put together a nice presentation.</p>

<p>No, I'm sorry, I don't. As I said, my son applied too late to even think of the DHS. I'm sure others will be along who DID do it. I know of at least one here whose son did the project. That's a question to which you could probably get good answers from the students on the Tulane board.</p>

<p>Re DHS project - I believe it is intentionally left wide open. It was mentioned at the info session we attended last year as allowing for any way you wanted to show accomplishments/creativity etc. The give you a ca. 3"x3" blank box to put anything you want, and then you jump off from there to a project. </p>

<p>Somewhere I have seen a very cryptic list of things some kids have done. I always wanted to know more - once posted on a Tulane thread where kids were talking about who did/didn't get it. Asked if the winners would like to describe their projects -but no one responded. The only memory I have is hearing that one kid, who was musically inclined, turned several Tulane-related songs into a symphony or something. </p>

<p>If you do learn, please share as I think the projects would be interesting in their own right.</p>

<p>btw, S had not planned to apply as his stats didn't fit the profile. However, a Dean wrote and encouraged him to apply. He did - didn't get it, but don't know whether it was the stats or the project -- or both :confused:</p>

<p>So the project is "outside the box". You use the box, but have additional resources as well? At first I thought the entire project was 'the box", but as I read further it seemed like the box was just the starting point. My D maight be able to put together some sort of presentation on a CD. I'll let you knwo if I find anything else.
My ex husband's nephew goes there, Im going to give his mom a call and see if she has any info.</p>

<p>Correct yankeegirl. don't know whether anyone ever came up with anything brilliant and fitting in the box, but I know MOST people have something else. I believe I have seen instructions that they don't want you shipping them the Taj Mahal. I believe it's supposed to fit in some sort of normal envelope and, if it doesn't, they want slides/DVD etc. Not sure, but I think that's what I read.</p>

<p>Yankeegirl49: You also have to have a SAT score of 1450 or higher or an ACT score of 33 or higher for DHS. Quote " Students with SAT I scores of 1450 or higher or an ACT composite score of 33 or higher are encouraged to apply for this scholarship. Typical scholarship recipients rank in the top 5 percent of the class, have a rigorous academic program with honors and advanced placement courses, and have an outstanding record of extracurricular activities. "
Source: <a href="http://www.tulane.edu/%7Efinaid/dean%27s_honor_scholarship.shtml%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.tulane.edu/%7Efinaid/dean%27s_honor_scholarship.shtml&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Last year my son missed out on many scholarships including DHS because most of them have a cut off score. He got the DSA but chose to go elsewhere. Even though he had a great GPA and was the Sal in his class he was a poor test taker. I would encourage your daughter to get her scores in the range Good Luck.</p>

<p>Glad to see this thread. Does Tulane have a religious affiliation?</p>

<p>No. They are explicitly unaffiliated.</p>

<p>No, docmom, no religious affiliation.</p>

<p>And, please be aware that Tulane's merit awards do not have "cutoffs". They do provide information on the typical recipients and who they "encourage" to apply, but I can tell you, from the horse's mouth, as posted above, that they personally invited my S to apply when his stats did not fit the profile. I think I'd call that "encouraging." ;)</p>

<p>CC is one of my favorite occupations :D, and the information here is invaluable. But when you decide you want to consider a school/a scholarship/a major etc. etc., get your info straight from the school/adcom. And if you are uncertain of an interpretation (is it a cutoff? a guideline? a historical stat?), get it there, too.</p>

<p>Granted Tulane may not have a cutoff but many others did. When I called their Fin aid /Scholarship offices I was told that they were considering applicants with more than a certain SAT score and also who applied within a certain deadline. Encouraging is not the same as offering. I was just trying to better the OP's chances and relating our experience in hopes of helping them.</p>

<p>One thing I wish I had known was the importance of getting the Tulane app in early. You can apply EA and also the RD apps are rolling. From what I have observed the earlier you apply the better your changes of getting merit aid (not talking the DHS).</p>

<p>youngmom- I did not mean to sound "testy" in my post about cutoffs. You and I certainly have the same goal, which is to provide realistic expectations to those coming after us. It's just that the nuances and experiences do seem to vary sometimes. One thing I was thinking - I wonder if the coming year may much less "cutoff" oriented, as schools (not just Tulane) attempt to interpret the new SAT scores?</p>

<p>mom60 - S did apply EA, so that may have helped him. He had also demonstrated "interest": we visited in June, even tho we live very far away, as part of a larger southern-western swing.</p>

<p>D also visited early on and applied EA. I think both helped get her in.</p>