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College acceptances - class of 2012

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Acceptance letter arrived for small LAC I had my sights set on before plans changed. I was offered their highest academic scholarship ($12,000 for commuters/$15,000 for residents) and was invited to join their Honor Program which comes with another scholarship ($1,500). They only select about 30 students each year for the Honors Program, so I was pretty surprised.

 

Acceptance packer for CC I will be attending in the Spring came. Actually, it just came today so I will call Monday to set up an appt. to register for classes. :001_smile:

 

Congratulations, Stephanie!:party:

 

Brenda

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We're doing happy dances on the ceilinng.

 

Ds 2 was just accepted ED to the school he has dreamed of going to since he was in the 8th grade -- Webb Institute.

 

It's an unusual school -- it's a top-ranked engineering school that has one major -- naval architecture/marine engineering.

 

And it is SMALL -- about 80 students total.

 

Much rejoicing here! Happy dance! :party:

Rejoicing with you! Congratulations!:hurray:

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Geneva called with an acceptance and scholarship offer, so we are done. Two kids, homeschooled from birth -- except #2 spent a few months in a private school, where she decided she was about 2-3 years ahead academically, and why she graduating at 17 -- accepted to decent schools with decent scholarships.

 

By the Grace of God alone,

I am done.

 

(Okay, we have to finish schooling 12th grade, but then I'm done.)

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Congratulations to those who have good news to celebrate. And best wishes for patience for those who must wait (and wait and wait) until April to hear some news!

 

Regards,

Kareni

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Second acceptance in SCAD in Savannah, Georgia. Now we need to put together a riding portfolio. yikes!

 

Oh wow! SCAD seems like such a cool school! And what a fine city!

 

:cheers2:

Jane

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My son is a very, very happy freshman at SCAD. My niece is a very, very happy freshman at SCAD. Submit as much as possible for the most scholarship money. Would she be on the equestrian team? The facilities are amazing! My son is on athletic scholarship, my niece on academic and leadership. I would be happy to answer questions.

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My son is a very, very happy freshman at SCAD. My niece is a very, very happy freshman at SCAD. Submit as much as possible for the most scholarship money. Would she be on the equestrian team? The facilities are amazing! My son is on athletic scholarship, my niece on academic and leadership. I would be happy to answer questions.

 

She will try out for the equestrian team, I not sure what level of competition to expect. :confused:

 

we are hoping for an academic scholarship. Are leadership scholarship separate, I would want her to apply for one.

 

Thanks for your help.

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Denise-

 

I will PM you. Don't want to clog this thread with school-specific information. For others though, I do realize I made a mistake and my niece has academic, artistic and leadership scholarships. My son was offered academic (he did not submit a portfolio) but at SCAD students can not combine athletic money with other scholarships. Currently you can combine non-athletic scholarships.

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Just heard here - UNCW Early Action. No word about the honors college. We've yet to send in the application. One of Dd's top choices for marine biology. It was just 3 weeks in coming, v. quick, v. nice. We are "dancin' in the dark" over this one.

BTW congrats to everyone so far, and we have our fingers crossed for all the rest of the srs. as well as for ourselves!!! Let's hope for more great news to come Yeah!!!

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DS1 (criminal justice)

 

Accepted at:

Roanoke

U of New Haven

Plymouth State (state backup school)

 

still waiting on:

Temple

George Mason

SUNY Albany

RIT

 

DS2 (thinking Business, and not wanting to go to far away)

 

Accepted at:

Hartwick (w/ lots of money offered - we haven't been there yet, anyone?)

University of New Hampshire

Plymouth State (state backup school)

Southern NH University

 

still waiting on:

Endicott

Stonehill

Sacred Heart

 

DD (Animal Behavior)

 

Accepted at:

University of NH (state backup school)

 

still waiting on:

Canisius

Bucknell

Franklin & Marshall

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Dd just signed her papers: Univ of WY! She had to accept her AROTC scholarship by the 1st. Go Cowboys!

 

Big congrats from us. Tell her to say "hi" to the Wind River Mtns.

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Mooooom - I am truly impressed!!! I can't imagine what it's been like preparing three for college - and all with different interests! :svengo:

 

Margaret in CO - Congratulations!!! :)

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Dd just signed her papers: Univ of WY! She had to accept her AROTC scholarship by the 1st. Go Cowboys!

 

That seems incredibly early for the AROTC scholarship. Had she heard back from the various academies yet?

 

And congrats to her for getting through the process.

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The Army board first sat the 2nd week of October and Navy, 2nd week of September. The Navy girl actually knew the last day of August--the NROTC guy called and said he had a full ride for her, but she needed a few more pieces of paper. We faxed them to him that night! It was wonderful knowing she had SOMETHING before school even started.

 

LOA's have gone out for the year, at least for WP, so she won't know on it until close to May. I think her math score is going to keep her out of Annapolis. She just can't get it to budge.

 

I was trying to explain to a mom today that these super-competive things can't be chased in January or February. Once the money's gone, it's gone. This is THE most competitive year for academies, so I imagine that's true for ROTC as well. Economy and all...

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Berry College, Belmont University, UT-Chattanooga. We are just waiting on Honors Program acceptances now at each of the schools.

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Update: Ds was accepted to Hope College in Holland MI. (My first choice for him, #2 on his list!) Scholarship info to come next month.

 

 

Hope is a really neat school! (Michigan resident here.) If he can get the scholarship money to afford it, I highly recommend the institution.

 

Faith

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I hope NMSF is impressive enough to get scholarship money at your school. 3 of the 4 schools my DS has been accepted for offer nothing for NMSF's :( and it weighs little to them (so they tell me).

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I hope NMSF is impressive enough to get scholarship money at your school. 3 of the 4 schools my DS has been accepted for offer nothing for NMSF's :( and it weighs little to them (so they tell me).

Well, actually we are hoping for Finalist status. They sent a letter that he will get their top scholarship if he makes Finalist. When we met with them last spring, they said that he was in the running for their highest scholarship. The only thing that made it even a question was his math score on the ACT and SAT. Not a bad score but significantly lower than the stellar scores on the other sections. I am hoping that the high A he received in his college calculus class will sway any doubts about his math ability.

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Ds just got accepted to Willamette with a nice Leadership Scholarship. Woot woot! We've got til the end of the week before we hear if he got accepted into his ED school.

 

Ellen -- Beloit is a lovely school, one which my ds was going to apply to but decided against at the last minute.

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Ds just got accepted to Willamette with a nice Leadership Scholarship. Woot woot! We've got til the end of the week before we hear if he got accepted into his ED school.

 

Ellen -- Beloit is a lovely school, one which my ds was going to apply to but decided against at the last minute.

 

Congratulations to Jenn's and Ellen's sons! And the Moms!

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Ds just got accepted to Willamette with a nice Leadership Scholarship.

 

:hurray:

My son recently received the same acceptance and scholarship.

 

His list currently looks like this:

 

Whitworth, Trustee Scholarship

George Fox, Presidential Scholarship

Willamette, Leadership Scholarship

Carroll, Presidential Award

Hofstra, Presidential Scholarship

TCU, (scholarship TBD)

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Ds has been accepted to his top 2 picks with academic scholarships to both - Gardner-Webb and Montreat. He is waiting until we visit them both again to make a final decision. Montreat is 30 minutes from home, so I am hoping for that one, but trying to keep my mouth shut.

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My son recently received the same acceptance and scholarship.

 

His list currently looks like this:

 

Whitworth, Trustee Scholarship

George Fox, Presidential Scholarship

Willamette, Leadership Scholarship

Carroll, Presidential Award

Hofstra, Presidential Scholarship

TCU, (scholarship TBD)

 

We can now add Gonzaga and Knox to his list of acceptances. Both with various scholarships.

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Ds was accepted to Illinois Wesleyan University with significant scholarship money. His list:

 

Beloit College

Bradley University

Hope College

Illinois Wesleyan

 

He was offered the top scholarships at each of the schools, which will make them about equal (give or take a thousand) as far as our cost. So, now, the decision truly rests on which is the best fit.

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Ds was accepted to Illinois Wesleyan University with significant scholarship money. His list:

 

Beloit College

Bradley University

Hope College

Illinois Wesleyan

 

He was offered the top scholarships at each of the schools, which will make them about equal (give or take a thousand) as far as our cost. So, now, the decision truly rests on which is the best fit.

Congratulations to your ds :hurray: (and to you! :001_smile:) How wonderful to have all these great choices, and scholarships to boot!

 

Congratulations to everyone else also on your dc's acceptances! It is exciting to read!

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My oldest just completed and submitted all of her applications last week.

 

She graduates in May with her AA degree from the community college, so she'll have Junior status. She has guaranteed admission to one in-state college -- Radford University.

 

She has a very good chance of being admitted to her other in-state school -- James Madison University -- too. She has the required GPA, but they want all As and Bs in the core subjects (math, English, history, and science) and she had one C in precalculus -- math has always been her weak area! -- but the admissions office reassured us that one C isn't going to keep her out of the running..which is a good thing, since it's her favorite!

 

She also applied to Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina. We took a vacation to Myrtle Beach a few months ago and she went on a tour of school, because one of her cousins is applying there and he wanted information, catalogs, etc....and she loved it so much, she decided to apply there, too! The only way she can attend, however, is if they offer her some sort of scholarship or grant money, since it's $28,000 out of state. :willy_nilly:

 

But she's relieved to have the process over with!

 

She plans on majoring in Psychology for her Bachelor's degree and then continuing on to graduate school after that. She's looking at either a Masters in Social Work (and becoming an LCSW) or a Masters in Occupational Therapy (she's been attending therapy sessions with her little sister for years and is fascinated with it).

 

We hope we won't have long to wait for Radford or Coastal Carolina as they have rolling admissions and we should have an answer by the 1st of February. She'll have to wait until the end of March / 1st of April before she hears from James Madison.

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Yes, I realize it's a form letter and the chances of them having issues with my guy are pretty slim, but honestly, it's just plain offensive. .

 

I agree. It's highly offensive. No matter how good my student was, knowing that he was going in on academic probation just because he was homeschooled would be a deal breaker for me.

 

I hope if your ds decides not to go there, that he will write a letter to them telling them how their policy impacted his decision--for the sake of future homeschoolers.

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I agree. It's highly offensive. No matter how good my student was, knowing that he was going in on academic probation just because he was homeschooled would be a deal breaker for me.

 

I hope if your ds decides not to go there, that he will write a letter to them telling them how their policy impacted his decision--for the sake of future homeschoolers.

 

He's not going there as their merit aid award isn't nearly as high as others he has, plus it wasn't his top choice for colleges to begin with. When he lets them know (not burning bridges just yet) we will most definitely let them know the main clincher as to why with regards to the letter. I'll copy it and highlight portions for them with my thoughts.

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My ds was also accepted to College of Wooster with a nice Dean's scholarship. So he is 2 for 3, with the 2 acceptances being "W" schools -- Willamette and Wooster. Both great choices. Grinnell deferred their decision until April, meaning I'm putting back on my counselor hat and doing the mid year report this week.

 

Congratulations on all the decisions everyone is reporting! There are some wonderful schools for our kids to choose from.

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My ds was also accepted to College of Wooster with a nice Dean's scholarship. So he is 2 for 3, with the 2 acceptances being "W" schools -- Willamette and Wooster. Both great choices. Grinnell deferred their decision until April, meaning I'm putting back on my counselor hat and doing the mid year report this week.

 

Congratulations on all the decisions everyone is reporting! There are some wonderful schools for our kids to choose from.

 

Congrats! DS is also applying to Wooster and Grinnell, among others. :001_smile:

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Merit Aid offered everywhere EXCEPT George Mason, even the OOS state schools (which I was told didn't offer Merit Aid to OOS students). After the FAFSA & CSS Profile I am WIPED! And it's almost time for midyear reports...

 

DS1 (criminal justice)

 

Accepted at:

Roanoke

U of New Haven

Plymouth State (state backup school)

Temple

George Mason

SUNY Albany

 

still waiting on:

RIT

 

DS2 (thinking Business, and not wanting to go to far away)

 

Accepted at:

Hartwick (w/ lots of money offered - we haven't been there yet, anyone?)

University of New Hampshire

Plymouth State (state backup school)

Southern NH University

Endicott

Sacred Heart

 

still waiting on:

Stonehill

 

 

DD (Animal Behavior)

 

Accepted at:

University of NH (state backup school)

Canisius

 

still waiting on:

Bucknell

Franklin & Marshall

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@MOOOOOM

Congratulations on the acceptances!

 

On a side note: I live in VA, and I'm super curious what merit aid George Mason is giving to in-state students. Its pretty popular. I will say budgets are tight in Va, and state schools are tightening their belts. I haven't heard accepted in-state students mention anything about getting any kind of merit awards.

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Accepted to his top choice school! Working on scholarship application now, won't know the results of that until early March.

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Accepted to his top choice school! Working on scholarship application now, won't know the results of that until early March.

 

How exciting! Big congrats to you and your ds!! :hurray:

 

Merit Aid offered everywhere EXCEPT George Mason, even the OOS state schools (which I was told didn't offer Merit Aid to OOS students). After the FAFSA & CSS Profile I am WIPED! And it's almost time for midyear reports...

 

 

Oh my word! Three at one time? You are my hero! Congrats. Keep us updated. :001_smile:

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Congrats to all the students & parents so far!!!

 

DS received acceptances before Christmas to 2 of his 3 EA schools, both with very nice academic scholarships:

 

TCU

SMU

 

UChicago deferred until spring, but that's not a list-topper for him.....

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