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UVM EA Class of 2023


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  • RMA123RMA123 Registered User Posts: 15 Junior Member
    edited December 2018
    Accepted to nursing program with presidential scholarship. Strong academics, string essay and tons of social activism and community initiatives.

  • CGHmanCGHman Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    Congrats RMA 123, My D was also accepted to the nursing program with presidential scholarship. Solid academics and ECs. I hear that UVM only accepts 10% of applicants to its nursing program.
  • RMA123RMA123 Registered User Posts: 15 Junior Member
    edited December 2018
    @CGHman Congrats to your D. One of my top choices and I’m so excited.
  • CandlewoodgalCandlewoodgal Registered User Posts: 113 Junior Member
    @Penned23... Honors College invites come out in January. Congrats to your D!
  • JollyBrownDogJollyBrownDog Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    In with strong GPA, AP and honors classes, tons of leadership roles, all-around athlete and kick-ass blues musician. Mid-range test scores. Trustee scholarship too, which needless to say makes it very appealing! Deferred from ED U Richmond the day before, so this was great news. Awaiting other EA decisions (Elon, Colorado College, Tulane) and will go from there.
  • alr120alr120 Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    edited December 2018
    Was I supposed to add stats? 1500 sat, 3.8 gpa, few EC, job after school, All honors and AP classes. Very heavy science load this year, international community service, stellar essay and optional essay, alum recommendation. presidential scholar into Rubinstein School.
  • HankCTHankCT Registered User Posts: 223 Junior Member
    For those of us who were deferred, the system says we "could" send more information (test scores, transcripts). DD is done with testing, so nothing there. Curious of your thoughts on transcripts. DD weighted GPA was 3.55, and her first quarter grades were around the same (Bs and As in honors and AP courses). Does it make sense to send another transcript now that Q1 has closed? I ask because although the GPA is not changing much, the courses are AP Psych, Honors ECE UCONN Plant Science, honors economics. In Creative Writing (non honors) an A. Also, second half classes include H Mythology and H PoliSci. They don't start however until next year for Q3. I'm not sure if sending more info makes a difference, since they may already have this info. She already has letters of recommendation sent.

    The other issue is that without the 10-20K scholarship(s) being mention above, I do not think we can justify the cost, but with those it would make UVM one of the top choices because of her appreciation of the school, culture and programs.

    Lastly, and more of a side note, I keep seeing people speaking of "amazing/great essays". I find that a little funny since an essay is entirely objective, and so I am not sure how someone can be sure their essays will hit the reader as "amazing". If that is the case, and there is some magic formula these days, then it means the essay have lost some of their actual value if it's now formulaic? For example, DD felt her essay was amazing as well, and told a great story, but can't be sure the reader will feel the same.
  • JBSeattleJBSeattle Registered User Posts: 1,064 Senior Member
    I heard Vermont still could offer aid for those who were deferred. You should not pull the application @HankCT. We would need more like $20k for it to make sense. Might leave the app albeit $20k merit after being deferred seems unlikely.
  • HankCTHankCT Registered User Posts: 223 Junior Member
    The net price calculator says she would qualify for 15k trustee .. which I think we could make work.
  • londonfab5londonfab5 Registered User Posts: 19 Junior Member
    D accepted and awarded Trustees Scholarship :)
  • spacebunsweetiespacebunsweetie Registered User Posts: 132 Junior Member
    Congratulations to everyone! I was accepted into a biology major in the College of Arts and Sciences with a 3.85 W GPA and a 30 ACT. I don't think my essays we're great but my common app essay was pretty unique as I have a sort of unique hobby/passion. I do three EC's that I'm heavily involved in and have won several awards in. I also volunteer at a science museum. Given the 15k Trustree... but the net calculator told me 18k presidential. My GPA will be improving greatly at the end of this semester is it possible to argue for more merit aid? I come from a very low income family so aid is very important to me. We also have had a huge change in income so I am going to have to talk to financial services and ask if that can be taken into consideration for need based aid.
  • marcymarmarcymar Registered User Posts: 54 Junior Member
    DD accepted OOS with Presidential scholarship $18K/year. GPA: 3.46 UW SAT: 1410, lots of APs, great ECs, 2 years of JV sports, after-school job, study abroad summer.
  • jdcollegedadjdcollegedad Registered User Posts: 227 Junior Member
    @HankCT I am not an admission officer, but I think the biggest thing your daughter could do would be to write a letter to Admissions reaffirming her interest in the college and clearly articulating what it is about UVM that makes her want to attend the school. She should include specific information from their website and other sources showing that she took the time to learn about the school. It wouldn't hurt to explain how her past experiences and personal qualities line up with the values of the college. I would also suggest sending in this year's grades. Her courses show continued intellectual curiosity. Why wait for them to ask her for her grades to be reconsidered? Take that step off the table by submitting them proactively. Best of luck to your daughter!
  • marycatemarycate Registered User Posts: 21 Junior Member
    edited December 2018
    Accepted with 3.8 GPA, 32 ACT. Presidential schlarship (9k per semester, 72k total). Solid extracurriculars.

  • WaynecollegedadWaynecollegedad Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    S was accepted. 3.8 GPA, 1210 SAT. NO scholarship money. So my question is what kind of aid can we expect? We are out of state. He has offers from other schools, but UVM is his clear top choice. We have saved, but full sticker price is out of the question.
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