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Baylor. So far that's the only school to which he has finished application. Nice merit scholarship but not sure if we want to pay almost double what it would cost to go to our state school. Interestingly they are ranked 5 and 6 in a field of his interest. With 3 in college every dollar counts.

 

He discovered his acceptance when logging into his GoBaylor account. A few days later he got a lovely green envelop with gold stickers which contained a certificate of acceptance. He was duly impressed :)

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Another college acceptance in the mail today, from California Baptist Univeristy. It came in a cute box with a window cling, fancy brochure, and a t-shirt. :)

 

Anyway, it said he was accepted "with honors." If that involves more classes and work, I'm not sure that's a good thing. Guess we'll figure it out if he actually chooses that college.

 

Congratulations!!!

 

The men's chorale from CBU sang at our church recently, and they were awesome. (They come every year.) I have tried to interest my boys in applying to CBU, to no avail ... oh well!

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DS17 received a big acceptance packet from his first choice school last night - UC-Denver !   Now he has been accepted to both his first and second choices (Portland State) and to his safety school as well.  

 

 

Now we just need the scholarship money to fall into place!

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So far, just one - MTSU (Middle TN State University). Though we won't find out if he's accepted into the music program until probably late Feb/March. That will be the case everywhere ds applies / auditions.

 

We are expecting an acceptance letter into Tn Tech soon, and ds hasn't finished any other applications, so he really has to get moving.

 

ETA: The TN Tech envelope came today, but not until ds left for his piano lesson. I suppose I shouldn't steam the envelope open? :D

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Calvin has conditional offers from York and Exeter universities - York to study English; Exeter for Classics.  They are conditional on his achieving a certain number of points in his IB exams in May.  He is waiting to hear from three other universities - in one case, he is likely to be invited for interview before being accepted/rejected.

 

ETA: now has conditional offers from Warwick and Oxford too, both for English and Classics.

 

L

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Congratulations to everyone! I am glad good new is rolling in.

 

Ds1 was admitted to Cornell College (Iowa) with merit aid. It is probably one of his top two right now.

 

:party: to all!

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My daughter received her first acceptance letter today! -- with honors from California Baptist University (her second choice school). As Laura in CA mentioned we aren't quite sure what "with honors" means. We are eager to hear from two more colleges, particularly Biola which is her first choice.

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My daughter received her first acceptance letter today! -- with honors from California Baptist University (her second choice school). As Laura in CA mentioned we aren't quite sure what "with honors" means. We are eager to hear from two more colleges, particularly Biola which is her first choice.

Congrats. It is always so nice to get that first acceptance letter!

 

Faith

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My daughter received her first acceptance letter today! -- with honors from California Baptist University (her second choice school). As Laura in CA mentioned we aren't quite sure what "with honors" means. We are eager to hear from two more colleges, particularly Biola which is her first choice.

 

Congratulations! My son went to 24@CBU last week. He really enjoyed the visit.

 

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Congratulations! My son went to 24@CBU last week. He really enjoyed the visit.

 

My daughter was there as well! After visiting, CBU moved up to her second choice. It's also the college that is closest to family which helps ease my heart since we will be overseas. August is going to come too soon for this mama!

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My daughter was there as well! After visiting, CBU moved up to her second choice. It's also the college that is closest to family which helps ease my heart since we will be overseas. August is going to come to soon for this mama!

 

Right now, it's my son's first choice. I wonder if they met each other. :)

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Right now, it's my son's first choice. I wonder if they met each other. :)

Small world! There is a very good chance my daughter will end up at CBU. We were surprised at how quickly the acceptance packet arrived. We will have to wait until March to see what kind of financial aid the colleges will offer.

 

I had a wonderful conversation with a CBU parent during 24@CBU. Her son started at an out of state university and ended up transferring to CBU. He is a pre-law/political science major and will be graduating in this spring. His mom gave high praises to the school for the caring professors whom she said went above and beyond in providing personal attention.

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We just got home from our Thanksgiving trip and youngest found out he's been accepted to Eckerd College.  Of course, he read the post card from his admission officer BEFORE he read his acceptance letter since our mail was stacked on our table with newest things on top.  ;)  He didn't mind.

 

This will be where he is going IF finances work out as he really never found another school anywhere comparable for what he wants to do with Tropical Marine Bio/Science.  Eckerd blew away "the competition" when we compared schools and what undergrads/grads have done.  It's amazing how a small school that isn't ranked in the Top 100 (in National Polls anyway) can do that when you get to specialties.  I think he's really going to enjoy it there.  Hopefully he can stay on top of his non science classes too...

 

If finances don't work out, he'll be taking a gap year and working.  He wanted Eckerd or bust, so that's what it is.  Hopefully it will work for him.

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We just got home from our Thanksgiving trip and youngest found out he's been accepted to Eckerd College.

I believe that makes 3 boys from TWTM forums that have been accepted at Eckerd, although I think your ds is the only one for whom it is the #1 choice.  I suspect that the finances will all work out fine since he was born here, right?  What goes around comes around, ya know.  Marine Science at Eckerd is very highly regarded.

 

Congrats!    :hurray: 

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since he was born here, right?  What goes around comes around, ya know.  Marine Science at Eckerd is very highly regarded.

 

Congrats!    :hurray:

Technically, he was born in Seminole, FL, as that's where the hospital was.  We lived in St Pete.  He definitely feels like he'll be "heading home" even though we left when he was all of 6 months old... :lol:

 

On our visit in Oct he was looking at everything (in St Pete and St Pete Beach) carefully to try to put it all in his memory.  We stopped out at one of the Gandy spots next to the bay and he looked right at home...

 

If I could add a pic, I would.

 

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We just got home from our Thanksgiving trip and youngest found out he's been accepted to Eckerd College.  Of course, he read the post card from his admission officer BEFORE he read his acceptance letter since our mail was stacked on our table with newest things on top.  ;)  He didn't mind.

 

This will be where he is going IF finances work out as he really never found another school anywhere comparable for what he wants to do with Tropical Marine Bio/Science.  Eckerd blew away "the competition" when we compared schools and what undergrads/grads have done.  It's amazing how a small school that isn't ranked in the Top 100 (in National Polls anyway) can do that when you get to specialties.  I think he's really going to enjoy it there.  Hopefully he can stay on top of his non science classes too...

 

If finances don't work out, he'll be taking a gap year and working.  He wanted Eckerd or bust, so that's what it is.  Hopefully it will work for him.

 

The folks at Eckerd will hear his enthusiasm and respond accordingly, I believe.  So happy for him--and you!

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Wow, Creekland. I just looked at photos of the campus.  The scenery, the weather--I would jump for joy to be there instead of a cold, snowy place right about now!

Congratulations to your son.

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Wow, Creekland. I just looked at photos of the campus.  The scenery, the weather--I would jump for joy to be there instead of a cold, snowy place right about now!

Congratulations to your son.

I'll admit that we've told him he'll need a dorm suite for four - him and his roommate, and his dad and me.  He wasn't too agreeable to our suggestion...

 

The school fits the kid to a T as far as location, marine options, and other things go.  The only thing he's not happy about is their top designation as a weed smoking school.  He likes the rest of their emphasis on "green," and "Think Outside," etc.  He knows he just needs to find his niche and he'll likely do so in the labs.  He also knows that weed smoking happens on all campuses - including his high school...

 

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Calvin has another conditional offer: Warwick to do English and Latin Literature.  Unfortunately, the scores required are precisely the same as for his other offers, so he has no safety.  He is still waiting for offers from his last two universities, but they are very unlikely to be lower.

 

L

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Youngest got a NICE Trustee's Scholarship from Eckerd... a little larger than we were led to believe their top $$ amount for that scholarship was (so they may have adjusted their top number for this year).  That's Step 2.  For the rest we'll have to wait until FAFSA and see what happens.  We actually don't need "free."  We just need affordable with two kids in college... 

 

ETA:  A look at the website shows the amount either has gone up this year - or I have a faulty memory of what it was supposed to be back when we started looking.  Either way - he topped it out - and the amount is still extra nice compared to what we were expecting...

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DS got his first acceptance today -- UNC Wilmington.  It's his super safety school, but we are nevertheless very happy and relieved!

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IME, that first acceptance is always super special - whether it's a top choice or a super safety or anything in between.  It feels so rewarding/confirming - letting us know we didn't "ruin" our kids (even though we technically know that, it's still there in the mind - or at least - is/was for me).

 

Congrats to all who have gotten that confirmation - and best wishes to all still waiting (for the first or others)!

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IME, that first acceptance is always super special - whether it's a top choice or a super safety or anything in between.  It feels so rewarding/confirming - letting us know we didn't "ruin" our kids (even though we technically know that, it's still there in the mind - or at least - is/was for me).

 

I agree. Of course, I had read homeschooled kids get into college with a transcript from home- but to see it actually work with my own was nice.

(Not having been educated in the US system, I had many insecurities about the process.... hey, a few years ago I did not even know what an SAT was)

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My son got his first acceptance today, from Marymount Manhattan. He found an e-mail with a congratulatory video, and the official fat envelope arrived in today's mail.

 

It's not the tippy top of his list, but he's a little too excited to play it as cool as he'd prefer.

 

It is, as everyone says, awfully nice to have one in the bag.

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My son got his first acceptance today, from Marymount Manhattan. He found an e-mail with a congratulatory video, and the official fat envelope arrived in today's mail.

 

It's not the tippy top of his list, but he's a little too excited to play it as cool as he'd prefer.

 

It is, as everyone says, awfully nice to have one in the bag.

 

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Aaaand, my son apparently has acceptance number two.

 

He just checked his e-mail and found a note from the head of the theatre department at Alma College congratulating him on his acceptance to the college and providing information on auditioning for theatre scholarships. He hasn't received the official letter from the college yet, but we're counting this as a win.

 

So, of the first batch of four, he's heard from two with acceptances from both.

 

I guess this means we do actually need to figure out how to pay for this, huh?

 

Edit: The official acceptance letter arrived in today's mail (so we can stop worrying there had been some kind of misunderstanding), with a brochure about the next steps to enroll and a little packet of confetti in the school's colors. Very cute.

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Aaaand, my son apparently has acceptance number two.

 

He just checked his e-mail and found a note from the head of the theatre department at Alma College congratulating him on his acceptance to the college and providing information on auditioning for theatre scholarships. He hasn't received the official letter from the college yet, but we're counting this as a win.

 

So, of the first batch of four, he's heard from two with acceptances from both.

 

I guess this means we do actually need to figure out how to pay for this, huh?

Congratulations! :hurray: 

 

 

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I can finally post in this thread!!!

 

One of my twins was accepted to the one and only school he applied to, Cedarville University.

 

And there was much rejoicing!

 

Still waiting to hear about the other twin whose one and only school application was LeTourneau University. Hopefully we will know something soon.

 

And if the financing doesn't work out, it's community college for the both of them. (LOL)

 

*******

 

Sidebar:

 

I did it. I homeschool them all the way through school and got them into college. It wasn't all for naught. I feel validated and relieved all at once.

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 I homeschool them all the way through school and got them into college. It wasn't all for naught. I feel validated and relieved all at once.

 

I completely understand.  Way to go, Mom!  :hurray:

 

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My son did it!!!  I've been reading all along here and seeing all these acceptances and I've been so jealous!!!  Now it's my turn to brag!!!

 

Sam just got official notification from Kettering University - Early Decision, baby!!!!!

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Creekland - 

    My dd loved Eckerd, but decided against even applying b/c she wanted a larger school.  She loved the whole marine science curriculum, etc.  I thought she would have done v. well there.  Fingers crossed that it will work out for your ds.  

My dd is also a native Floridian and thought she wanted to return "home".  But, then she saw CA .........  

BTW - we recently did a drive-by of UH at Hilo .... a v. intriguing-looking possibility for grad school????  

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Creekland - 

    My dd loved Eckerd, but decided against even applying b/c she wanted a larger school.  She loved the whole marine science curriculum, etc.  I thought she would have done v. well there.  Fingers crossed that it will work out for your ds.  

My dd is also a native Floridian and thought she wanted to return "home".  But, then she saw CA .........  

BTW - we recently did a drive-by of UH at Hilo .... a v. intriguing-looking possibility for grad school????  

 

My guy wanted a small school, so Eckerd fits that for him too.

 

He has had his eye on UH (Hilo or Manoa) for grad school ;)  but time will tell on that.  For a little while he was thinking he'd apply to them for undergrad too, but he likes the idea of a residential campus far better than a commuter campus.  My other two are enjoying their residential campuses and I know he wants some of the same opportunities (no complaints here with that either).

 

I found out today that he's already paid his deposit - straight from his own bank account.  :thumbup1:  He's definitely set that he wants to go there... sometimes it would be nice if he shared some more info with us earlier though.  :glare:

 

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Wow, Creekland. I can't even get a top three list out of my ds1.

 

Not a hint.

 

He was accepted to Austin College a couple of weeks ago, and I think that school might be in the top three, but what do I know?

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Congratulations, Maryann!

 

My dd also received her acceptance and scholarship award from Biola today! We are super excited since this is the one we were waiting for. I was really hoping it would arrive yesterday on dd's 18th birthday, but we will just let the celebration continue!

 

Two down now just waiting to hear from Westmont which probably won't be until after the first of the year.

 

It's exciting to see the good news continue to roll in. Congratulations to all!

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The daughter of some dear family friends is a Westmont graduate.  She loved it there and remains close to her college friends.  I know several Biola grads, too, mostly music majors.  

 

Congratulations!!  And good luck with the continued waiting -- at least there is lots of other fun stuff arriving in the mail during the Christmas season to keep your mind off those letters...

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I finally have a chance to add ds's acceptances to the list.  He has been accepted to Univ. of Alabama, Univ. of Indiana, Univ. of Central Florida and Purdue. 

 

He received some nice merit aid from the first 3.  We are waiting to hear about aid from Purdue.  Then, there are 2 more that we are waiting to hear from regarding admissions. 

 

Honestly, I'm relieved.  Yes, I'm excited about all of his acceptances and merit scholarships but, what I'm most happy about is knowing that this experiment called homeschooling actually worked.  Whew!

Denise

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I finally have time too.

Accepted with university scholarship at Case Western. Accepted at NCSU but won't know about semi finalist status for Park Scholarship until the 18th, deferred to RD at MIT (he was disappointed at first, until he found out that only one of his camp friends was accepted, the rest also deferred and one rejected), and accepted at UA with presidential scholarship. Still waiting on GA Tech.  The rest are RD schools and won't know for a while. He was accepted with full tuition scholarships at 2 others, but he has eliminated them from his options.

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I finally have time too.

 

Accepted with university scholarship at Case Western. Accepted at NCSU but won't know about semi finalist status for Park Scholarship until the 18th, deferred to RD at MIT (he was disappointed at first, until he found out that only one of his camp friends was accepted, the rest also deferred and one rejected), and accepted at UA with presidential scholarship. Still waiting on GA Tech.  The rest are RD schools and won't know for a while. He was accepted with full tuition scholarships at 2 others, but he has eliminated them from his options.

 

8 - Youngest was deferred because the school wanted to see his fall community college grades.  If he is taking a class that is of special interest to the school, that may be the reason.  Or they might just be deferring the majority of the ED/EA applicants so they can compare everyone all at once.  I thought perhaps since you hadn't posted that he didn't get in.  Thanks for letting us know!  And fingers crossed for the next round. : )

 

Nan

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8 - Youngest was deferred because the school wanted to see his fall community college grades.  If he is taking a class that is of special interest to the school, that may be the reason.  Or they might just be deferring the majority of the ED/EA applicants so they can compare everyone all at once.  I thought perhaps since you hadn't posted that he didn't get in.  Thanks for letting us know!  And fingers crossed for the next round. : )

 

Nan

 

Yesterday was a crazy day.  Dd's boyfriend was supposed to fly in from Canada Friday night, but his flight arrived in Houston over an hr late and he missed his connecting flight and didn't fly in until yesterday (to an airport over an hour away).   Life with 2 little ones 1 and 2 w/o their mommy or daddy here on top of our regular chaos (and I am in the middle of major sewing projects for my 3 youngest girls for Christmas.  Trying to find time to finish them with the grandbabies here has been difficult.  I finished my 8 yr old's colonial period ballgown last night).....phew, I collapsed in bed and fell sound asleep!   I didn't have 2 seconds to myself until this morning.

 

Ds is really confused as to where he wants to go and I am no help in the matter.    Right now, I think he has mainly decided he is going to go wherever he can go for free.  He really isn't setting his heart toward any particular school.  He has told me that he is simply waiting for the financial and "specialty honors programs" dust to settle before he really starts contemplating things seriously.     There are a couple of honors programs that are really more intriguing to him than just attending a specific school.  We'll see.   I just wish for myself that the answers were clearly defined.

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8 - I should have thought of that.  I knew you had some extra little ones and some extra worries.  I have Christmas projects going myself.  It probably is just as well that your son hasn't set his heart on anything yet, but I can see why it would be nice for you to have things settled.  I don't have much advice other than to tell you that you should be careful not to let him under-school himself.  We've had several friends who did that (in one case, for financial reasons) and it didn't work out.  (One actually transfered to MIT.  Not that I am recommending MIT particularly.)

Hugs,

Nan

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Right now, I think he has mainly decided he is going to go wherever he can go for free.  He really isn't setting his heart toward any particular school.  He has told me that he is simply waiting for the financial and "specialty honors programs" dust to settle before he really starts contemplating things seriously.     There are a couple of honors programs that are really more intriguing to him than just attending a specific school.  We'll see.   I just wish for myself that the answers were clearly defined.

 

GREAT attitude!  And I know what you mean with the last sentence...

 

I don't have much advice other than to tell you that you should be careful not to let him under-school himself.  We've had several friends who did that (in one case, for financial reasons) and it didn't work out.  (One actually transfered to MIT.  Not that I am recommending MIT particularly.)

Hugs,

Nan

 

Ditto this advice.  I've seen several kids under-school themselves and they've often been wistful later on - and bored with college wondering what the big deal of it all is.  It's a tricky balance with finances and the right fit.  I wish you all the best and hope things end up clear in the end.

 

Meanwhile, congrats on being a great mama and grandma!  All you've been able to do for them is truly their greatest Christmas present - anything extra is bonus.  How's your DIL doing today?

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GREAT attitude! And I know what you mean with the last sentence...

 

 

Ditto this advice. I've seen several kids under-school themselves and they've often been wistful later on - and bored with college wondering what the big deal of it all is. It's a tricky balance with finances and the right fit. I wish you all the best and hope things end up clear in the end.

 

Meanwhile, congrats on being a great mama and grandma! All you've been able to do for them is truly their greatest Christmas present - anything extra is bonus. How's your DIL doing today?

It is the under-selling himself that does worry me. He did at least totally eliminate the local uni which would have been a very bad choice. I think with the specialty honors programs, some of the lower ranked schools could still be an ok decision. But, he applied to such a wide range of schools and so much of the info needed to make an informed decision is just still missing. He is wise enough to recognize that.

 

Listening to him talk about the MIT admissions, it sounds just like everything you read about the selection process. The one who was accepted surprised no one. She has incredible non-academic accomplishments that have majorly impacted her community--something top schools value. The rejection has all of them baffled bc several believe he is a stronger candidate than most of them. One way in which these kids are different from ds is that now with deferrals they have to start applying to other schools bc most of them only applied to MIT. (Can't even imagine!)

 

Thanks for the sweet words. Dil, other than missing her babies, seems to be doing really well. We will know more tomorrow. How are you doing? You are in my prayers and I remember you at every Mass. Prayers for healing and wisdom for your doctors.

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