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Washington University in St. Louis 2023 ED2

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  • HamurtleHamurtle 2451 replies32 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited April 6
    WashU does well in involving parents to touch base with families of newly admitted parents. APAP is a wonderful resource and all parents should join.

    I’m meeting a parent from Redwood City for coffee in a few weeks thanks to APAP.

    And I have to admit that I volunteer for more WashU functions since my alma mater does not reach out to me unless they want a donation. The second most expensive college in Silicon Valley should better learn a few things if they want to be nationally ranked. Like engaging parents and alumni.
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  • lachhilachhi 17 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    I just signed up for APAP. Not sure what to expect, I will be a new parent to WashU, my son is ED2 2023. Other elite universities, like WashU, that get a huge number of great applicants did not seem as welcoming (even my alma mater). It seems they get jaded with so many applicants, they are polite but not as responsive and seem to be going through the motions. On the contrary we felt genuinely welcomed at WashU from the beginning of the application process long before he was admitted. During a campus visit my son loved it and all the people he met were great - including random students that he talked to. He felt sincerely wanted - and that means a lot given how brutal the application process has become for all kids given the low acceptance % at the top 30 schools. We feel very lucky.
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  • HamurtleHamurtle 2451 replies32 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @lachhi WashU is definitely a welcoming school. My kid had it on his radar since sophomore year of high school-a friend of his in high school who is a current WashU senior recommended it to him. After his first visit he told the parents that WashU was the perfect place for him.
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  • Waldo755Waldo755 138 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Yes, WashU is just as welcoming now as it was 35 years ago. I am thrilled that my son is attending and loves the school as much as I do.
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  • ParcheParche 121 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    New Wash U Parents -- Welcome! As I mentioned above, we have had a fabulous experience and have been welcomed with open arms to Alumni events and other activities in addition to APAP. We really enjoyed helping out on College Fairs. Parents of high school students really enjoy talking to parents of current students. Of course, our enthusiasm for the school is quite genuine -- we find it quite easy to have these conversations with parents and potential students based on our experience. Good luck!
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  • ParentMom4ParentMom4 13 replies3 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Beautiful school and great academics!
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