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Waitlist Notifications Are Out!

cycletheroadcycletheroad Registered User Posts: 95 Junior Member
UConn admissions called me today--said I'm off the waitlist. Financial aid and housing forms should arrive tomorrow, and there's a 2 week deadline whether you accept your spot from waitlist. ANYONE ELSE?!?!

Going to visit campus soon..!!!
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  • JenonymousJenonymous Registered User Posts: 541 Member
    Did they ask if "Are you still interested in Uconn?"

    If they did, does that mean I'm off the waitlist too? I said no, but that's because I was in a hurry and I'm wondering if I can take that back because I didn't have enough time to actually think ... Plus, I'm only wondering because I neeeed to know how much money I'll be able to get.
  • gregj135gregj135 Registered User Posts: 116 Junior Member
    I was admitted too after receiving a status change notification email at about 9:30 last night. I never got a call from an admissions counselor though.

    Didn't receive the paper acceptance in the mail yet, but I'm interested just to see if I'm offered any grant.
  • JenonymousJenonymous Registered User Posts: 541 Member
    Okay, I called them back and they allowed me to take back my response, and now I'm given a spot. They said they'll send the FA package within a week or so on your student accounts and we have 2 weeks to make a final decision.

    When they say there's an open spot, does that mean I was given a spot into the program I applied under?
  • gregj135gregj135 Registered User Posts: 116 Junior Member
    Check your student profile to see if they updated your status yet, jenonymous. Unless it was a highly competitive program like Nursing, you probably got your first choice.

    And thanks for the info on the FA packages.
  • JenonymousJenonymous Registered User Posts: 541 Member

    Yay, I checked my status and it no longer says waitlisted anymore. Does that mean I'm in?
    "Your application is complete, please allow 4 weeks for a decision to be made"
    My first-choice program was Pre-pharm ACES.

    Arghhhh. Making decisions is difficult :(
    Now I have to choose between 2 schools ...
    I already payed my deposit to HC and bought so much clothes from there. All depends on cost now.
  • gregj135gregj135 Registered User Posts: 116 Junior Member
    Isn't Holy Cross a pretty expensive private school?

    Sounds like you might want to think hard about forfeiting that deposit for UConn. Good luck.
  • JenonymousJenonymous Registered User Posts: 541 Member
    Well, my FA gave me $34,800 from HC so we'd have to pay $18,000 out of our pocket, without loans :| That's why. Plus, my parents already had a college fund saved up so it'll take care of my undergrad years. Not sure about grad :| But HC has a lot of benefits compared to Uconn.

    Uconn's huge so it's very impersonal whereas HC is so much smaller.
    Uconn's in the middle of nowhere while HC is in a large city.
    I got accepted pre-med at HC so I don't want to pass that opportunity ):
    HC's more prestigious, but I know prestige isn't everything. Their academic rating is top notch.
    I'm closer to home.
    Pre-pharm doesn't guarantee me a spot for pharm school. If I don't get in, I have no idea where I could turn to.

    Then again the advantages of Uconn is that it'll be cheaper if the FA package is good (maybe), it has the program for the career path I want to take, less hard in academics since workload in HC is rigorous, and I hear it's the state flagship.
  • Sharky944S2Sharky944S2 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    These posts are making me anxious. I am still waiting to hear back from UConn about my status on the waiting list.
  • JenonymousJenonymous Registered User Posts: 541 Member
    Hopefully you hear soon Sharky944S2 :)
  • AmazhonAmazhon Registered User Posts: 558 Member
    Heard yesterday. Hope that gives some encouragement to folks still waiting to hear.
  • Sharky944S2Sharky944S2 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    Has anyone else heard back? I'm still waiting.
  • nerbsmomnerbsmom Registered User Posts: 88 Junior Member
    Well it's basically mid June and still no word re Wait list. Sent them an email at the end of May, and got a standard reply "Thank you for your message. All decisions will be sent out as soon as possible." Seems like they should be respectful enough just to let you know that you didn't make it off the waitlist. Very disappointed in UConn, and not because he didn't get in, but because of the way it's been handled. Our D goes there now, my husband and 4 sibs are alumni, as is my father. "Get no respect". Don't think we'll be contributing to the Alumni fund after this treatment.
  • AmazhonAmazhon Registered User Posts: 558 Member
    Yeah. My niece was pulled off the waitlist, but it quickly returned to disappointment. After the ordeal of ED, deferred, waitlist I think we mistakenly thought now we matter, but one call to the financial aid office where a live person referred us to the info on the website was enough to show personal attention isn't one of their strong points. So she's off to the school who returned every email, every phone call and showed genuine interest in her. And its a large state school as well-- just a completely different vibe there.
  • ctinctctinct Registered User Posts: 153 Junior Member
    The size and impersonal feeling were basically what turned my daughter off. Also, when doing research, we discovered that what the tour guides told us about class sizes did not mesh with what friends who are current students told us. At first, she thought maybe a smaller school would be too stifling, but now she knows that will not be the case. UCONN would have been slightly cheaper (she was awarded a Presidential scholarship---full tuition plus a stipend for a research/travel experience), but we were able to find a private out of state school with great aid, lots of opportunity for research and travel, AND smaller classes.

    Of course, I have been researching schools for about a year and a half, and feel that I should have started about a year earlier than that. I learned so much reading here on CC. I know it is tough to visit a lot of schools, but that helped immensely, too. Case in point---my daughter did NOT want to visit the school she is going to be attending next year. Kvetched about it for about two weeks beforehand. "It's too far, it's too small, yada, yada, yada...." During the info session and tour, I thought she hated it. Turns out, I was wrong. Conversely, there were a few schools I thought she would love that just left her "meh." I know it is too late for seniors here, but tell your underclass friends that time spent looking into and really analyzing things, particularly financial aid, is time very well spent. I do not mean to knock UCONN at all---it is the perfect school for some kids. It's just that I saw so many of my daughter's classmates limit themselves to UCONN, Central, or Southern because that's just what we do here in CT.
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