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Haven't heard back from VCU yet

guitarkid49guitarkid49 159 replies8 threads Junior Member
I applied to VCU out of state about mid October. I have yet to hear back from both undergraduate and the honors college (applied for guaranteed dental program). No email confirming they received anything, etc. I called beginning of November and the undergraduate told me my application was complete and honors college told me they hadn't received transcript (weird since one did and the other didn't when I sent both on the same day...) so I sent another but I still have yet to hear back from them. Should I be worried or is this normal?
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  • patesqpatesq 102 replies7 threads Junior Member
    We attended an Honors Luncheon at VCU this past Saturday and were told that Honors decisions would be available in mid-January. They also said that you would probably hear from Honors first since they send notifications electronically while the undergrad decision will come snail mail. Since you can't get into Honors without having been accepted to the undergrad, if you get a positive notification from Honors, that will indicate that you were also accepted undergrad.
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  • patesqpatesq 102 replies7 threads Junior Member
    At least some of the Honors decisions are out - our son was accepted to the undergrad and Honors programs at VCU today - both came by snail mail.
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  • guitarkid49guitarkid49 159 replies8 threads Junior Member
    Just heard back today! Got accepted to both undergraduate and honors college + $2,000 in scholarship! I have to call them since they put me on the "Pre-Dental Advising" track so I don't know whether or not that means I'm in the 8 year program that I applied for
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  • vacal13vacal13 37 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Your honors decision should have come yesterday or today. I was accepted yesterday. As for the honors transcript, are you sure you sent it to the right place?
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  • vacal13vacal13 37 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Did you apply for the guaranteed track? Those decisions don't come out for awhile. You find out about interviews in mid January and decisions in mid march.
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  • guitarkid49guitarkid49 159 replies8 threads Junior Member
    @vacal I applied for guaranteed dental. Do they still have interviews for that? I know medicine does but all my other dental programs don't have interviews so I thought VCU wouldn't but I could be wrong
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  • vacal13vacal13 37 replies0 threads Junior Member
    I am not sure if they interview for dental but if they do i would assume that they send out medicine and dental interviews around the same time, but I am not sure. once i hear of any interviews at all for VCU ill let you know.
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  • HighSchoolAsianHighSchoolAsian 27 replies1 threads New Member
    Anyone hear back about merit scholarships?
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  • patesqpatesq 102 replies7 threads Junior Member
    Notifications for merit scholarships have started. Our son received notification of his receipt of the Presidential Scholarship today. He's in state.
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  • HighSchoolAsianHighSchoolAsian 27 replies1 threads New Member
    Did the notification come through snail mail or electronically. Also, what were your son's stats?
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  • HighSchoolAsianHighSchoolAsian 27 replies1 threads New Member
    Anyone else hear back about merit scholarships? I'm really freaking out now that I know someone else had heard back.
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  • patesqpatesq 102 replies7 threads Junior Member
    Came by snail mail postmarked 1/17/2013. Stats pulled from an acceptance thread:

    Objective:

    SAT I: 2260 - Math:770, Reading: 760, Writing: 730
    SAT I superscore: 2260 - Math:770, Reading: 760, Writing: 730
    SAT II: Math2: 800, Biology(M): 800, US History: 800
    Unweighted GPA: 4.0
    Weighted GPA: 4.81
    Rank: 1 out of 305
    AP: BC Calc (5), Euro History (5), US History (5), Biology (5), English Lang (5), Spanish (5)
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Psych, AP Chem, AP Eng Lit, AP US Gov, College Physics, College Stats, Differential Equations, College Enviro Science, Mentorship
    Number of other EA applicants in your school: none known
    Major Awards:
    Common Awards: AP Scholar w/distinction, National Merit Semifinalist, VA Boys State, West Point Leadership award, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Spanish Honor Society, Chinese Honor Society

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars: Competitive air rifle, 8-12, Junior Olympic silver medalist 2012; 4-H Patriot shooting club (treasurer, 10, president 11); martial arts, 1-12, black belts: 4th degree in tae kwon do, 2nd degree in combat hapkido; Scholastic Bowl, 9-12 (JV co-captain 10, Varsity co-captain 12); Science Bowl, 11-12;
    Job/Work Experience: instructor for tae kwon do and combat hapkido
    Volunteer/Community Service: Hospital and physical therapy volunteer, greyhound rescue volunteer, MathCounts head coach,
    Summer Experience: classes and volunteer work
    Essays: well-written but not terribly exciting
    Teacher Recommendation #1: AP Euro, ?, should be great – fantastic writer and currently a college professor
    Teacher Recommendation #2: differential equations at JHU CTY program, ?, should be good since he told me I’ve done some of the best work he’s ever seen
    Counselor Rec: not seen but should be very good
    Additional Info/Rec:
    Interview: seemed good, although not very long
    Supplement: sent Diff. Eq. problem set in LaTeX that the teacher said was “of publication quality”
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  • HighSchoolAsianHighSchoolAsian 27 replies1 threads New Member
    Anyone else hear back yet? I'm still eagerly waiting
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  • HighSchoolAsianHighSchoolAsian 27 replies1 threads New Member
    ...Bump...
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  • HighSchoolAsianHighSchoolAsian 27 replies1 threads New Member
    Anybooody???
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  • HighSchoolAsianHighSchoolAsian 27 replies1 threads New Member
    One more bump...
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  • IreneTeamIreneTeam 13 replies1 threads New Member
    Is VCU not a very popular school?
    Is it always a back-up school and never a 1st choice school?
    what's the word on VCU, pros and cons?
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  • HighSchoolAsianHighSchoolAsian 27 replies1 threads New Member
    VCU is the first choice school for people in my high school for medicine, art, and sports
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  • undercover007undercover007 209 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Its not that VCU isn't popular, its unique. I think the fact that its in an urban environment clashes with the stereotypical college town.
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  • ridicsridics 4 replies0 threads New Member
    VCU is becoming more popular. In our area it is not considered a safety school anymore. In fact, several students were shocked when they were not accepted last year. When I went to my child's orientation seven years' ago many of the students said VCU was not their number one choice. When I attended with my other daughter this year every student I talked to said VCU was their #l choice. There are several reasons for this: the music/arts/design programs are great; there is more to do in a city (better job prospects too) and VCU's basketball team is awesome! VCU Rams have alot of spirit and enthusiasm. . . . Go RAMS!
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