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  1. Last one tomorrow - AP Art History. Last week she did Environmental Science and Lit and she felt that they went very well. Art History is the only she self-studied for, and she's not feeling particularly well prepared for it. I hope that it's easier than she's expecting. I'll be so glad when she's done with it! She's been working hard to be done with ALL of her classes tomorrow once her AP test is done - so far 4 down and 2 to go! And then High School is complete 🙂
  2. Quick update - DD was offered a spot off of the waitlist at Vassar! I wish that they gave us a bit more time to consider it (she has until Wednesday to decide, so a bit more than 48 hours), but I'm glad that they rectified their initial oversight of not admitting her (just a joke, but I was a bit surprised she wasn't admitted in the first place). FYI she did not write a letter or anything, just filled out their form for the waitlist. She's 90% sure that she's going to stick with NYU for all the reasons I outlined above, but it still counts as a "win" and an acceptance for her 🙂
  3. Despite the fact that I was there with her when she submitted her deposit (and she used my credit card of course!), I still made my daughter recheck her college portal yesterday to look again at that little green check mark showing that she had actually enrolled! So yes, I totally get the fear that we've missed something along the way!
  4. If you PM me I'd be happy to send mine along to you. It was pretty much the most difficult "assignment" I had during this process! Good luck!
  5. Yes I'm guessing that it has to do with getting the tests done before lunch! My daughter had time and a half accommodations due to her epilepsy meds slowing her processing speed. When she did the ACT that meant that she was there until 2:30 or 3pm - she was utterly miserable by then!
  6. Good luck to all of you! I thought we would be doing a few visits ourselves, but after seeing NYU again last Friday my DD's mind was completely made up! I'm kind of sorry we aren't going to see any of the other schools again, but she's not - she absolutely hates these events! She even has her list of dorms sorted out. It feels so good to be on the other side of the decisions and I hope you all get there soon :)!
  7. It's exhausting isn't it. My youngest daughter completely hated the whole college visit process! But it's very clarifying and can save you a lot of time in the long run. With one of my older kids we visited a college like seemed that way to us (I will name it - it was UC Boulder). The campus was gorgeous, but the entire tour was focused on their facilities and their social scene and not academics. We didn't consider it a complete waste of time because she just crossed it right off of her list. But it did make it clear that not every school has the same priorities we do.
  8. My DD visited NYU yesterday for admitted students day, and committed this morning! So NYU it is! She's so excited and so are we. Why NYU? New York location (been a dream of hers for a very long time), excellent opportunities for study abroad, and since she's interested in a career in museum conservation it is a great location for internships. NYU also has one of the premier graduate programs in object conservation in the world, so she can get connected to that department now. She also loves the all-around exciting feel of the school - it literally buzzes with energy. Probable major - some combination of classics/archeology/art history/ancient civilization. So results for her are - Accepted: Fordham, Pitt, Clark, Lawrence, Franklin & Marshall, NYU; Waitlisted: Vassar, Hamilton, Wesleyan; Rejected: Swarthmore (ED), Barnard, Dartmouth. She's now so set on NYU that she's no longer pursuing the WL schools. Thank you to everyone who shared this journey with us! What a ride!
  9. Yes they did! I've seen the results on reddit
  10. No from Dartmouth for my DD - not unexpected but still upsetting. She feels like she did not do as well with her reaches as she wanted (1 acceptance, 3 waitlists and 2 rejections) and she's struggling with that a bit. I think that the fact that she had a very "unusual" junior year is probably the difference between acceptance and waitlist for the LACs - we switched to homeschooling in the fall of her junior year because she was struggling with anxiety and depression, and that meant that her junior year classes lacked the rigor of all her other years of HS. While her senior year has been very rigorous (3 AP classes plus Lukeion history classes plus Calculus and Spanish 4) and she's doing A/A+ work in them, I think that the schools might have had a bit of concern about her 11th grade year. But it was absolutely what she needed at the time, and she has had so much success this year that I have zero regrets. She has pushed through and grown so much, and is poised to have a great college career! She is pretty sure she's going to commit to NYU but we'll be visiting for an admitted students event next week. Hopefully that will resolve any doubts. NYU was one of the first schools she visited and she absolutely loved it then, so I expect she'll have a good experience. The Liberal Studies Core program is not exactly what she was aiming for, but once we had a look at it it seems to be an excellent fit for her. In that program she could spend her sophomore fall semester in Florence which has been a dream of hers! She's going to do a letter of interest in for both Vassar and Hamilton and we'll see what happens there as well. But right now she's feeling good about NYU!
  11. DD accepted to NYU Liberal Core Studies program! So excited for her - NYU was the first school she fell in love with!
  12. Praise the Lord a "yes" from NYU! This was the first school she fell in love with, and we'll see how she feels when she visits in a few weeks! It's for the Liberal Studies Program, which threw her for a bit of a loop, but it looks like a good fit for her and I'm super excited. We're braced for a "no" from Dartmouth in an hour, but still have a tiny bit of hope. But so happy for her that she got into one of her reach schools! Given where she was a year ago what she's been able to accomplish this year is really a miracle.
  13. Warning: total selfish thought! Since he can't pick both Vassar or Hamilton that ups DD's chances for getting off the waitlist at one of them :). But seriously such great choices and I wish you both luck! Actually based on the common data set for the past 2 years, Vassar seems to take quite a few students off of their waitlist so I have a tiny bit of hope there. And I'll be curious to see how the increased number of applications affects the yield at Hamilton - i.e. how many were serious and how many applied because Hamilton has no required supplement. In the meantime she's going to draft killer letters of continued interest for both schools this weekend, and then get busy falling in love with either Franklin & Marshall or Clark University (or maybe NYU depending on how things go tomorrow . . . )
  14. DD waitlisted at Vassar. She's so far 0/4 for the schools she really wanted (3 waitlists, 1 rejections). She's just so sad. Once she recovers a bit I'm going to recommend she stay on the waitlist for both Hamilton and Vassar and send them letters. Both have accepted students off of the waitlist in previous years and I think she has a shot if she wants it. Please all cross fingers and toes for NYU on Thursday. Then at least we could end this brutal week on a high note. (you could put in a prayer for Dartmouth also, but we don't really expect anything there)
  15. I agree, that might inflate them a bit. But I don't think by too much since the same message said that 85% of admitted students submitted test scores. Since Wesleyan seems to be about 50/50 between SAT and ACT, I don't think that the stats of 7-8% of the freshman will bring that down by a whole lot! They also said that 93% of admitted student had studied math through calculus, and that 85% had studied 4 years of the same foreign language. I think it's particularly important for homeschooling families to keep abreast of these things. Based on my oldest daughter's experience I don't think that the expectations were the same even just 10 years ago.
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