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Delaware Class of 2018 Acceptances

MwallenmdMwallenmd Registered User Posts: 1,229 Senior Member
edited January 2014 in University of Delaware
I understand that a student did find out on line today that they were accepted for admission. As it appears we are about to hear in greater intensity regarding acceptances I thought it might be helpful to current (and future) applicants for students who have been accepted to provide some data to those still waiting. So how about it?

Regular or Honors Admission
Source of First Notification (email, portal change, snail mail)
State of Residence
HS GPA and SAT/ACT scores (if willing)
Merit Aid awarded (if willing)
Anything else you want to add
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Replies to: Delaware Class of 2018 Acceptances

  • shellywellyshellywelly Registered User Posts: 73 Junior Member
    My son just got admitted to the school of engineering
    4.25 weighted gpa
    32 ACT
    All honors, AP, And high school based college classes
    Tons of hours EC in ambulance corp, Italian Club, and music clubs
    Did not apply for the Honors program.
    Snail mail. ( I didn't think we would hear from them so early!)
    Do you think that not applying for the Honors program blew his chances for any scholarship?
    No money, he will not attend.
  • MwallenmdMwallenmd Registered User Posts: 1,229 Senior Member
    Congrats to your son. You do not need to apply to the Honors Program to be awarded merit scholarship money. With your sons stats, at least based on past years, I would be very surprised if he wasn't awarded merit money.
  • MwallenmdMwallenmd Registered User Posts: 1,229 Senior Member
    If your son's UD portal also shows he is accepted you might try and go to his accepted students webpage and click on the Finance icon. Merit awards are listed here if they have been determined yet. With the new rolling admissions process I do not know if they have been determined yet. Perhaps they will be announced at a future time.
  • shellywellyshellywelly Registered User Posts: 73 Junior Member
    Thank you for that idea. It was on the financial aid page! He did get a scholarship $9000.00 / year University Scholar. There was nothing on the actual admission letter re: scholarship info. ( Now I feel like a bioch)
  • Udel2018Udel2018 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    To all those accepted: did you send in your first marking period grades to udel?
  • socaldad42socaldad42 Registered User Posts: 849 Member
    Shellywelly, Will the scholarship now change his plan? Still not going?
    Congrats on acceptance and award....
  • urimanuriman Registered User Posts: 31 Junior Member
    It seems that the acceptances posted so far are from New York. True?
  • MwallenmdMwallenmd Registered User Posts: 1,229 Senior Member
    I don't know if all the acceptances received so far have been from NY but I do know that every year when acceptances begin to be announced applicants start looking for some pattern to the release and usually nothing reliable can be identified. With the new rolling admissions process it would be my perspective that it just depends on how quickly an application was able to get thru the review process with so many factors involved that I suspect no specific pattern will be identifiable. Even if two applicants were identified as "application complete" on the same day this does not necessarily mean that they will be informed of a decision at exactly the same time. I do believe (no guarantee) that a lot more decisions will be coming out between now and the new year. You can find out about merit aid awards listed on an accepted students webpage (My Blue Hen) under the Finance/Financial aid link. Good luck to all applicants.
  • shellywellyshellywelly Registered User Posts: 73 Junior Member
    Yes, we are from NY.
    UDel will definitely be in the running. However, most of my son's applications were regular decision, so we will wait to see what happens before we make any decisions.
  • rkw0211rkw0211 Registered User Posts: 118 Junior Member
    Shellywelly, where did you find the scholarship info?

    I am instate and was admitted to the honors program but I can't find anything about finances on MyBlueHen home (other than that I need to fill out FAFSA).

    I have actually taken classes (and am currently taking) at UD and thus also have a SIS account. My FinAid shows nothing on record. This makes me wonder if they haven't uploaded because I haven't submitted FAFSA. Did you apply for finaid?
    Oh, and I'll submit my "stats" I suppose.

    Admitted to Honors Program Spanish/Poli Sci major

    3.93 UW GPA, Rank 2/235
    4.0 college GPA over 26 Credits (19 from UD)

    SAT: 2150
    SAT II's: USH 760, Math II 730

    VP of Class, President of NHS, Section leader in Marching/Concert/Jazz Band, etc.

    Was notified on about the 21st of December via Snail Mail (found out about the day before on MyBlueHen Home).
  • MwallenmdMwallenmd Registered User Posts: 1,229 Senior Member
    You need to complete the FAFSA ASAP and identify UD as the receiving school. I do not believe any applicant (in-state or OOS) can be considered for financial aid from UD (merit or otherwise) until it is submitted. Congrats on your acceptance to the Honors Program.
  • twogirlstwogirls Registered User Posts: 5,909 Senior Member
    My daughter has two friends who are currently freshmen at UDel. Both girls received merit aid and neither one submitted the FAFSA. I believe the FAFSA is only required for need based aid.
  • MwallenmdMwallenmd Registered User Posts: 1,229 Senior Member
    Thanks for correcting me on this. There is, however, a potential benefit to submitting the FAFSA even if ones/family income is high. Irregardless of income every applicant is eligible for a Federal Stafford Loan. If a family's income is too high the loan would be unsubsidized but even so it would be a better deal than taking out a loan from just about any other source. Obviously if an applicant will not need loan money at all this would be a moot point. Again good luck to all applicants.
  • twogirlstwogirls Registered User Posts: 5,909 Senior Member
    ^ yes you are correct in that filling out the FAFSA is necessary for the Stafford loan. Good luck to you!!
  • amassmomamassmom Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    My D is sophomore, and we receive only merit scholarship (no need based aid), and were told we need to fill out the FAFSA every year to get the merit aid. If you are unsure, you should call the financial aid/admissions office. Don't make the mistake of not filling out required forms.
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