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Really liked Mount Holyoke. Now what?

BronxBabyBronxBaby 103 replies8 postsRegistered User Junior Member
Took DD 21 on a tour of Wesleyan, Smith and MHO. We were blown away by it’s beauty and academics. It changed my daughter’s outlook about possibly attending an all women’s college.

She is a 4.0 student. Athletic and musical. What is a good way now to demonstrate interest?

I suggested she contact the admissions rep for our area to be put on her radar. There is also a “Focus on Admissions Day” for families in August, and spend a day options in the fall.

We really cannot do both. Which would you think might be the better way for us to show we are interested?

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  • ItisatruthItisatruth 278 replies22 postsRegistered User Member
    If she's interested in playing a sport, she should contact the coach. Since she's '21, you could do the Aug visit day this fall and an overnight next fall (when she could also interview).
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  • taverngirltaverngirl 821 replies20 postsRegistered User Member
    Interview; make sure she's on their email list, and when emails come in have her click links and spend time on the website.
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  • VeryapparentVeryapparent 861 replies16 postsRegistered User Member
    My daughter with a similar profile just finished her first year at Mt Holyoke. She was chosen to be a Trustee Scholar which is a full tuition scholarship. We visited in late Fall and she did a Sunday tour and an interview with a student admissions officer. She sent in her audition tapes she had done for a few other music schools (cellist). Her scholarship letter mentioned how much they enjoyed her audition tapes...if that is helpful. I don't think it really matters between your two event choices in terms of showing interest...but I will say mine never found the group events to be very informative....the tour and interview as well as an overnight before she committed were what really gave her a good idea of what Mt Holyoke was all about. They really look for fit above all else. Best of luck to your daughter..mine could not be happier. And will say she left a quiet scholar and came back this summer a confident leader.
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  • lookingforwardlookingforward 33093 replies358 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    Most effective way to demonstrate interest is to show your match in the app and interview (don't blow off any interview opp.) It means understanding enough about the college and how you fit in ways they like. After all, kids truly "interested" will have dug deep enough and tested their interest enough to do this.
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  • dc20016dc20016 95 replies0 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    Such a great story, It is so easy to fall in love with Mount Holyoke and never look back. Showing interest is not difficult. Applying early decision is one way to demonstrate that Mount Holyoke is the place for you.
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  • cptofthehousecptofthehouse 28745 replies56 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    ED is the ultimate Demonstrated interest. But it often interferes with getting merit money at some schools. Should research if that’s the case with MHC if you want your DD to be in the running for such funds. .
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  • PheebersPheebers 612 replies25 postsRegistered User Member
    I agree that it shows interest, but also that it may hurt you with merit money. I've posted before about my twins who applied to MHC, one ED and one RD. It's anecdotal, but if merit money is an issue, consider that.

    It's also worth mentioning that merit money reduces need-based aid, so this may actually be moot.

    I think the best thing you can do is visit, interview, and be genuine. The interviewer will pick up on whether you're daughter is a good fit, and that's the most important thing, particularly as her stats are already good.
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