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Richmond Scholars

sharkiesharkie Registered User Posts: 50 Junior Member
edited February 2011 in University of Richmond
Hey! So I sent my stuff in for December 1st deadline ot be in the running for the richmond scholars program. Do any of you know how soon we find out if we made it to the next round? I really hope things work out with that, so I am super anxious to see what happens, but have NO IDEA when to expect anything...

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Replies to: Richmond Scholars

  • feetforwalkingfeetforwalking Registered User Posts: 35 New Member

    If the program is set up like it was last year, you should hear by late January or early February whether you have been sent to the next round of possible scholars. This will also be your acceptance letter if you are accepted.

    -Richmond Scholar Class of 2013
  • turner050turner050 Registered User Posts: 19 New Member
    I got semifinalist notification today, but I think it's rolling.
  • mld719mld719 Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    I, too, got semifinalist notification today. :) Everything is due Jan 3rd though, so I can't imagine hearing much later than today. It's kind of short notice.
  • nimrodiusnimrodius Registered User Posts: 22 New Member
    i got in too!! does that mean we're already accepted into Richmond?
  • NewJerseyMomNewJerseyMom Registered User Posts: 775 Member
    Did you get notification by snail mail or e-mail?
  • DungareedollDungareedoll Registered User Posts: 911 Member
    My son received notification for the Richmond Scholars today too (via email), however, it didn't mention that he had been accepted. Does anyone know how many kids get invited to this each year. I understand that only 45 will ultimately receive the scholarship. Please anyone with info please give your input on this. Thanks!!!!!!
  • ohiomom24ohiomom24 Registered User Posts: 549 Member
    To those who have been notified that you are semifinalists, when (approx.) did you submit your application to U of Richmond?
  • mld719mld719 Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    I was Early Decision. I'm assuming if you're reg. decision and you're a semifinalist, you're in the school..
  • Dad55Dad55 Registered User Posts: 45 Junior Member
    S got semi-finalist notification today. Applied four weeks ago.
  • tfm2011tfm2011 Registered User Posts: 51 Junior Member
    If you didn't receive an email today do you think that means you were not considered as a semi-finalist? Do you know if they typically send out notifications saying you did not make the cut?
  • ohiomom24ohiomom24 Registered User Posts: 549 Member
    I don't think that it means you didn't make the cut if you didn't receive an email today/yesterday. In the past, they have sent semi-finalist notifications out in batches, usually one before the holiday break and a couple after. My understanding is that they only notify semi-finalists, so you will not get a notification if you were not chosen as a semi-finalist.

    Dad55 and mld: Thanks for letting me know when you/your son applied. Congrats!
  • tfm2011tfm2011 Registered User Posts: 51 Junior Member
    Ok well thats comforting, I have my alumni interview early this week so maybe that helps my case.

    Congrats to everyone that has already been notified, would anyone mind posting their stats or basic information?
  • turner050turner050 Registered User Posts: 19 New Member
    I submitted my application the night it was due (Dec 1, horrible procrastination I know). Judging from threads on here I think there have been 500-600 semifinalists each year in the past, and you can basically count on acceptance if you get it unless your senior year grades are horrible. My ACT was a 34, 4.02 GPA, and I go to school in Richmond (not sure if that matters or not).
  • mld719mld719 Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    I applied ED so I know I was accepted.

    I'm a female from a NC public school.
    3.75 Unweighted GPA
    33 ACT/1860 SAT (obviously my ACT was much, much better)
    President of one club, founder and member of 2 others, plus 300+ hours of volunteering at the same place.

    I kind of have a lot of weird circumstances, too, so it's hard to judge off of me. I'm 16, will graduate at 16, and will turn 17 in July, after skipping a grade when I moved in the middle of 8th grade. I also take a lot of online classes in a special program from NCSSM, a really awesome math/science school in NC.
  • runningloverrunninglover Registered User Posts: 90 Junior Member
    wait so for the people who have been hearing back from Richmond, are you early decision or regular?

    i applied RD before the Dec 1st deadline...when should i be anticipating my acceptance/rejection letter and notification about Richmond scholars?
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