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I know we're ALL anxious about this...

GetOuttaBuffaloGetOuttaBuffalo Registered User Posts: 850 Member
edited February 2007 in University of South Carolina
When are we going to be notified about McNair interviews?

I got an invite to another school's interview weekend which is Feb 22-24, and I have to reserve my spot soon. But I heard that might be McNair weekend too (last weekend in Feb?). Ahhhh.

Anyone help me out?
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Replies to: I know we're ALL anxious about this...

  • cathymeecathymee Registered User Posts: 2,384 Senior Member
    Get
    I looked at the Spring 07 calendar for the current McNairs to see if there was a weekend marked off for the next round...there wasn't.
    Last years was either the 2nd or 3rd weekend in Feb which puts it before the other one you were invited to.Try to be patient Im sure the invites are coming out any day now!! Dont forget,the invite alone to this one means you are GUARANTEED at least the finalist amount of funding..they only invite 40.
    Keeping my fingers crossed for you and all the others for good news!!!!
  • BrowseBrowse Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
    I had found the date for the 07 interview weekend .. somewhere... I think it was in the paper application brochure. It has the interview weekend dates as 2/24 thru 2/26.
  • MaryTNMaryTN Registered User Posts: 648 Member
    Thanks for starting this ...Buffalo. I think about it frequently. D is calm. I'm going crazy. Here's the info from the application.

    Each year, there are 50 Carolina Scholars finalists. All finalists are guaranteed $7,000 per year. Of the 50, the University will select up to 25 Carolina Scholars. These awards are valued at $40,000 total for four years of study ($10,000 per year). Only South Carolina residents are considered for Carolina Scholars awards.

    Each year, there are 40 McNair Scholar finalists. All finalists are guaranteed $11,000 per year. Of the 40, the University will select up to 20 McNair Scholars. These awards are valued at $60,000 total for four years of study ($15,000 per year). Only applicants residing outside South Carolina will be considered for McNair Scholars awards.


    Carolina and McNair Scholars candidates will be notified by the admissions office in early February. In-person interviews are required for further consideration. Carolina Scholars candidates must attend a campus visit and interview day from Sunday, February 18, through Monday, February 19, 2007, and McNair Scholars candidates must attend a campus visit and interview day from Saturday, February 24, 2007, through Monday, February 26, 2007. Travel expenses will be paid for the applicant and one parent for those who live outside South Carolina.
  • cathymeecathymee Registered User Posts: 2,384 Senior Member
    Yikes GetOutta...
    Looks like you may have a problem...timing is later than last years.
    You may need to call and explain your difficulty and see if anyone will help you out with more information.
  • IdRatherBeSATingIdRatherBeSATing Registered User Posts: 104 Junior Member
    I was told by the university that they'll be sending out those invites within the next couple weeks.
  • GetOuttaBuffaloGetOuttaBuffalo Registered User Posts: 850 Member
    ^ "next couple weeks" ahhhhhh. like are we talkin two weeks or THREE or FOUR?!

    i'm goin' nuts here folks. i reaaaaaallllly want an invite.
  • namtragnamtrag Registered User Posts: 620 Member
    If you're good, and don't get in the McNair finalists list, you will probably get a Cooper, which is 4K per year, plus instate tuition status.
  • BrowseBrowse Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
    Researching last years CC note threads, the McNair invitations were delivered to all on February 1, via Fed Ex.
  • cathymeecathymee Registered User Posts: 2,384 Senior Member
    Browse
    Thanks for researching that I hadnt remembered it was a FedEx delivery!
  • GetOuttaBuffaloGetOuttaBuffalo Registered User Posts: 850 Member
    why fed ex?? (10)
  • cathymeecathymee Registered User Posts: 2,384 Senior Member
    special invite,special way of sending.S got others that way last year as well.
  • GetOuttaBuffaloGetOuttaBuffalo Registered User Posts: 850 Member
    do the plane tickets come with it or do you have to RSVP before then?
  • cathymeecathymee Registered User Posts: 2,384 Senior Member
    they tell you in the invite who to call to make your arrangements,in our case it was Heather Wheeler in the Admissions Office, and they used their own travel agent,who we dealt with directly as well as we added a second parent.
    They covered all costs for the student and one parent,including picking up and delivering to the airport,transport around USC (by the famous shuttle buses) and all meals including Sunday Brunch at the top of Capstone. In hindsight, we might have rented a car,at least for one night so we could see more of Columbia.They keep you busy for the whole weekend and the kids got together after hours at the hotel.The actual interviews were on the Monday.If you also want to meet anyone in a department,they will accomodate you,S met with the Sports Management Dept, and several kids went to the Music Dep't and Drama Dep't.We had a campus tour,plus tours of Maxcy and Preston College.(S will be doing the Maxcy tours this time around!)They will send you a dress code list, there's a pretty fancy sit downdinner one night with faculty and bigwigs..including the USC President Dr Sorenson.The food was very good at all meals..they even fed us while kids were going off for their interviews!!
    If you are lucky enough to attend,you will be blown away by the level of hospitality.
  • cathymeecathymee Registered User Posts: 2,384 Senior Member
    We were not the only ones who added a second parent,and plenty of people who drove in (from for example,North Carolina) brought both parents.They did not charge us any additional $$ for feeding the second parent.Its not an appropriate time to bring siblings.
  • MaryTNMaryTN Registered User Posts: 648 Member
    D received a scholarship $$ letter from her safety school today. USC is the only one she hasn't heard from.
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