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2011 acceptances thread

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Lots to celebrate here! Love reading about the acceptances rolling in. Jann in Tx, that's wonderful about your dd! :001_smile:

 

Lisa

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Brandeis has come through well on the $ front (Hurrah!!), and the scholarships for dd#1's Israel program have also come through wonderfully... so she is deferring her Brandeis admissions and will (iy"h) be in Jerusalem next year and Brandeis the year after!

 

In the meantime, we heard back from some of the other colleges and she has acceptances from Goucher, Drexel, and Muhlenberg (all including very large merit scholarships). It isn't relevant, but it felt nice for her to see those!

 

We haven't heard back yet from Barnard or Franklin & Marshall...

 

Congratulations! My DD is still too young for me to worry about college, but I noticed that homeschoolers are getting great scholarships. Is it all to do with their SAT scores?

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Congratulations! My DD is still too young for me to worry about college, but I noticed that homeschoolers are getting great scholarships. Is it all to do with their SAT scores?

 

Test scores are only part of the package. Colleges are looking for focused young adults who are passionate in their interests. Homeschoolers often exemplify this.

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Middle dd applied to ONE school and her test scores were horrid--(she is a 4.0 honors student at home and at CC but she bombed the SAT twice--we 'can' place partial blame on medical issues but still...).

 

DH submitted the first chapter of a novel she has been working on and a request for a 'reconsider'.

 

She was accepted!!!!

 

Of course she will have ZERO scholarships and ZERO financial aid and ZERO loans--- so we are scrambling to see how to cut costs and get her there... $20,000 is a LOT of $$$ to come up with!

 

With her CC transfer credits (27 hours) and us paying the first full year away-- she will only have loans for part of the last 2 years... so it is better than nothing! We can probably pay half (we have another dd in college too!).

 

No special hoops to jump through for being homeschooled grades 10-12 (she attended PS for 9th). We did have to get her transcript from 'me' notarized...

 

She will be attending Texas A&M Corpus Christi-- Go Islanders! (the campus is actually ON an island surrounded by a beach!).

 

:hurray::hurray::hurray::party::party:

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Dd applied to one school last fall and was accepted last October. We just found out that she has been given a 4 semester full tuition merit transfer scholarship. She will have her AA (lots of cc courses during high school), so two years at the university is what she needs. Hooray!

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Congratulations! My DD is still too young for me to worry about college, but I noticed that homeschoolers are getting great scholarships. Is it all to do with their SAT scores?

 

SAT or ACT test scores are what get you looked at by most colleges. Extra curriculars then often make the difference in who gets great scholarships. There are some exceptions. Currently the University of Alabama is offering full tuition to anyone with over a 32 on the ACT. They sent my son (a current junior) notification of this based on his sophomore score, so I assume it will be the same for next year's seniors. But even there, to get a free ride (everything paid for), the ACT (or SAT) is just a start, then it's competitive based on other aspects (extra curriculars, diversity - including geographical, interviews, essays, or pretty much anything else).

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Updating acceptances....Centenary College, Baylor, SMU & Meadows School of Music, Louisiana State University, University of Alabama, Hillsdale, Oklahoma University, and Wheaton (Ill.)

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My oldest applied to 5 schools, and was accepted at all of them, as we are in the camp of those who choose lower tier schools to maximize scholarship $. The biggest question for us was if he would get into the Honors College at U of Akron, which would bring additional merit aid. It's a close enough school so that he could live at home, and also has a good program for his preferred major.

 

Last week he was notified of his acceptance and additional merit aid. Now we will be able to cover all of his tuition and at least a year or two in the Honors Dorm, which is good because I'd like to see him become a bit more independent.

 

We're very happy with the outcome of all this stressful college business!

 

Thanks to the many on this board who have helped me figure this stuff out... one down, one to go. I start all over with college visits for my daughter this spring!

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Does anyone know of any homeschoolers who were accepted by U.C. Berkeley?

 

Berkeley decisions are scheduled to come out this week on the 24th. We're waiting to hear.

 

My son did get accepted over the weekend to UC San Diego.

 

So, that makes:

 

UC Irvine

UCLA

UC San Diego

Cal Poly Pomona (still waiting to hear from the honors college)

 

Congratulations to everyone!:party::party:

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Ds still hasn't heard from the two remaining schools, but today's mail brought the merit letter from the U of Delaware. The amount works out to be 83% of tuition :party:

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Updating acceptances....Centenary College, Baylor, SMU & Meadows School of Music, Louisiana State University, University of Alabama, Hillsdale, Oklahoma University, and Wheaton (Ill.) Last one...Vanderbilt.

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Congratulations to everyone. So great to hear the news and to hear how people are getting monies as well.

 

Dd is still waiting for five schools. So far acceptance to her top choice Mt. Holyoke, accepted with Presidential Scholarships to Clark, Simmons, Merrimack (Honors at the last two as well), wait-listed at NYU, Northeastern, Smith, rejected at Wesleyan and BU (her top-top choice but we knew their money is not good).

 

Waiting to hear from Brown, Cornell, Harvard, Yale, Tufts.:tongue_smilie:

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The Univerisity of Notre Dame.

 

Ds was also accepted at 9 other schools, 8 with merit scholarships, 4 with honors college acceptances. But ND was always in his heart, and the cost ended up just over the state school option. Happy, happy, joy, joy!

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The Univerisity of Notre Dame.

 

Ds was also accepted at 9 other schools, 8 with merit scholarships, 4 with honors college acceptances. But ND was always in his heart, and the cost ended up just over the state school option. Happy, happy, joy, joy!

 

Congratulations!:party:

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My oldest ds is going to the University of Florida!!! He is graduating from high school and from the local college with his AA degree in May. He will be entering UF as a junior. We are so excited!!! The best part is that we won't be going into debt to send him to college (with scholarships and what we've saved...he should be set through his Masters degree in Accounting!!!)

 

He also got accepted into Hillsdale and the University of Central Florida.

 

Homeschooling works!!!

 

One down, two more to go!!!

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Decision made! She chose Baylor! She was accepted into eight other schools: Vanderbilt, Wheaton, Hillsdale, Univ. of OK, Univ. of AL, SMU (& Meadows), Louisiana State Univ., and Centenary. Because of excellent merit aid and other scholarships, an interested, wonderful teacher, and distance from home, her choice became clear. She's happy, and so am I!

 

Whew.

 

(small, still voice) Now on to housing, orientation, health forms, academic advising, money matters, dorm equipping, transportation, etc. etc.....

 

But I'm still happy!:D

 

Congratulations to all of my WTM compadres who have traveled this journey! I'm so proud of all our kids. And moms!

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Decision made! She chose Baylor! She was accepted into eight other schools: Vanderbilt, Wheaton, Hillsdale, Univ. of OK, Univ. of AL, SMU (& Meadows), Louisiana State Univ., and Centenary. Because of excellent merit aid and other scholarships, an interested, wonderful teacher, and distance from home, her choice became clear. She's happy, and so am I!

 

 

 

Interesting! Baylor is still on middle son's "maybe" list (mainly due to distance as to why it's not a "definite" to check out. We just might have to see if we can get a trip down there next fall sometime. In 2006 we passed right by the entrance on one of our trips, but did we even think to stop by then? No. Figures.

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We've known for a bit, but dd was still vacillating. She'll be doing her Doctorate of Musical Arts at James Madison Univeristy. Full out-of-state tuition, plus a nice stipend. So, she will have the doctorate, with no loans! Yay! Next dd will eventually be doing her Master's with the Navy, so no loans there. Right now, she has another week or so of formation flying, last checkrides and then she'll put in her preference and then the Navy will tell her what she's going to be flying for the next 20 years. On to #s 3, 4 and 5...

 

#3 has had acceptance to West Point's and Navy's summer seminar programs, so that bodes well for acceptance. But, lots of things could happen still. She has her NROTC interview next week.

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I always love hearing about your children, Margaret, and their interesting post-homeschool lives. Debt free grad school is definitely something to cheer!

 

I'm fascinated with all the young music doctoral candidates I know. It is such a new phenomena -- none of my peers who went into music made it past the bachelor's stage. I hope your violinist dd has a terrific grad school experience.

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Still through the same university -- but child #3 was accepted into the semester abroad French program in Dakar, Senegal. She has been dreaming of this for so long, and there were a lot of applications to this program apparently this year. So much so, that they had to put off the acceptance announcements by a week. So glad she got in!

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