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Dd has made a decision!! She found out a little while ago that she is a McNair Scholar, so she will be attending USCarolina. I am so incredibly happy for her. This is a huge blessing for her and our family. (USC allows their NMF Leiber scholarship to stack on top of McNair.)

So does this mean she is basically being paid to go to school there? Amazing, but of course earned all the way.
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Anyway, major, major, major celebrating here.  We are beyond happy.  God has blessed our kids so much.  I don't know how we would have managed these last 2 kids' college educations without these scholarships.  I am crying in relief and joy.  Super thankful right now.

 

That is so wonderful!!! Congratulations! :party:

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I wonder if I'm allowed to play since I won't post where my dc go go college? 

 

My ds was accepted to and got enough scholarship monies to attend his first choice! We are so blessed! Not only was it his first choice, but there are many advantages at this school for his chosen career (sorry, I don't want to post that either). We can't believe how blessed we are.

 

There is a possibility that dd will be at the same school for grad school when he starts there too. While I want what is best for both of my dc, this would be wonderful!  :hurray:

 

 

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So does this mean she is basically being paid to go to school there? Amazing, but of course earned all the way.

 

McNair and Lieber cover tuition, room, and board.  But McNair also is a specialized program that offers specialized faculty mentoring, career development, and other unique opportunities.  Right before we left she found out she found she accepted into CIFA, their French-focused IB program with an exchange with Dauphine in Paris.  It truly is a huge blessing and the answer to her prayers.

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I wonder if I'm allowed to play since I won't post where my dc go go college?

 

My ds was accepted to and got enough scholarship monies to attend his first choice! We are so blessed! Not only was it his first choice, but there are many advantages at this school for his chosen career (sorry, I don't want to post that either). We can't believe how blessed we are.

 

There is a possibility that dd will be at the same school for grad school when he starts there too. While I want what is best for both of my dc, this would be wonderful! :hurray:

Congratulations, Angie!! My college jr and my 12th grader are very close. They would think that is wonderful, too, so I understand how exciting that possibility is. :)

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DD found out today she did not get an extra scholarship she was waiting on an answer for.  That's the bad news.  The good news is that if she got that scholarship (from her 2nd choice) it was going to be a very hard decision between 1st and 2nd.  So after a brief moment of disappointment, she is now ecstatic that the decision is made and she is going to her favorite, University of Northern Colorado.  

 

Sometimes things just turn out how they are supposed to go!

 

 

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DD found out today she did not get an extra scholarship she was waiting on an answer for.  That's the bad news.  The good news is that if she got that scholarship (from her 2nd choice) it was going to be a very hard decision between 1st and 2nd.  So after a brief moment of disappointment, she is now ecstatic that the decision is made and she is going to her favorite, University of Northern Colorado.  

 

Sometimes things just turn out how they are supposed to go!

 

 

Yes, sometimes those financial aid packages help make clear decisions. Yay for her that she's going to her favorite!  :thumbup:

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8!!  How did I miss your post?  HUGE congrats and hugs and cries of joy for you and your dd.

 

And to all of the other wonderful kids and parents who have recently posted... :party:

 

DS is on his way to Rochester for the scholarship interview.  If he gets it, they pay not only 100% of tuition, room and board, but $5,000 for research.

 

His heart is still set on a certain school, though....

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DD was just notified she received the Cornelius Vanderbilt scholarship with full tuition and a stipend to Vanderbilt.  We were so not expecting this.

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Congratulations, Gratia!! That is so wonderful!

 

And thank you, Lisabees!! We paid her deposit on Monday. :)

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Yay for a decision, Goldberry! Yes, it is nice when things go the way they are supposed to go.

 

Whoa, Gratia, that is terrific!

 

Lisabees, sounds like your son has tough choices ahead.

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DD received another acceptance today - UC Davis with the Regent's Scholarship!  

 

The Regent's there is better than the one offered by Berkeley - $7500 per year compared to $2500 per year. As a future veterinarian, she is excited at the prospect of going to UCD, as it is the number one vet school in both the U.S. and in the world.  Don't think getting an acceptance from UCLA or USC will change anything at this point... 

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DD was just notified she received the Cornelius Vanderbilt scholarship with full tuition and a stipend to Vanderbilt.  We were so not expecting this.

 

Gratia, that is absolutely wonderful news. So happy for you all! :hurray: :hurray: :hurray:

 

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Congrats Gratia! Wonderful news!

DD has received acceptances to Wofford and Rhodes both with merit scholarships. I don'the believe I've mentioned her merit scholarships for her previous acceptances, but she received them everywhere she has applied so far.

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DS just learned that he was also accepted to UC San Diego. :001_smile:

Congratulations! I didn't know they came out today as well as dd didn't apply there.  Is he considering UCSD at all, or is he 100% Berkeley?  

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DD was just notified she received the Cornelius Vanderbilt scholarship with full tuition and a stipend to Vanderbilt.  We were so not expecting this.

Wow!  Full tuition!  Congratulations!!

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Congratulations! I didn't know they came out today as well as dd didn't apply there.  Is he considering UCSD at all, or is he 100% Berkeley?  

 

Thank you! I saw on CC that UCD and UCSD were being announced on the same day and thought of you guys!

 

He's still waiting on 4 more schools of which 1 or 2 could make him reconsider UCB so we're just waiting to see what happens. :001_smile:

 

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DS just learned that he was also accepted to UC San Diego. :001_smile:

How did he find out? Was there an email or did he have to check his portal.

 

My ds applied, but as an OOS student. Haven't heard anything yet.

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Congratulations learners4life, melabella, and quark! Learners4life, sounds like your Dd found her perfect match! So much to to celebrate!

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How did he find out? Was there an email or did he have to check his portal.

 

My ds applied, but as an OOS student. Haven't heard anything yet.

I had noticed on CConfidential that it would be announced at 3pm but the site was down at 3. There was no email. We came home from a class at 6.30pm and DS checked the portal then and found out he had been accepted. I will ask him and update if there was an email sent between 3pm and 6.30pm (I don't think he checked his inbox at that time).

 

Fingers tightly crossed for your DS Sebastian!

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I had noticed on CConfidential that it would be announced at 3pm but the site was down at 3. There was no email. We came home from a class at 6.30pm and DS checked the portal then and found out he had been accepted. I will ask him and update if there was an email sent between 3pm and 6.30pm (I don't think he checked his inbox at that time).

 

Fingers tightly crossed for your DS Sebastian!

 

Thanks. That is what I needed to know.

 

DS was accepted to UC San Diego (UCSD). It is a school with NROTC as well as the academic concentration he's looking for..

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Thanks. That is what I needed to know.

 

DS was accepted to UC San Diego (UCSD). It is a school with NROTC as well as the academic concentration he's looking for..

 

Congratulations Sebastian! I finally managed to ask DS about emails and he says he only received an email from UCSD today at 11.49am. They asked him to check his portal.

 

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HUGE CONGRATS TO EVERYONE SO FAR!! SO exciting!!!!!!

 

 

I'm really glad you shared his story.  We've been bummed that middle son only got two interviews (of 20 applications) for MSTP (and none for just med school). 

But he'll do fine with whatever Plan C turns out to be.  It's just sad for a mama to see his plans (since third grade) dashed after how much he's accomplished in college.  And of course, that's how the world has lost a future doctor - selecting the wrong undergrad school.

 

If I had it to do over again, I'd have suggested he go to an LAC I think - or perhaps Pitt would have been better.

 

Anyway, to circle back around, I'm glad you shared your story as it makes me more positive at looking forward to his Plan C.  He's still a superb young adult with tons of capability and likability (with everyone he's ever worked with).  That hasn't changed just because we picked the wrong school for him to attend.  (sigh)  I just wish we could have a do-over!

 

I have just spent lots of time getting caught up on this thread - but this... THIS... I have no words. Wow, creekland. I hope your ds is feeling like he's on more solid footing by this point (because I know I'm chiming in very late...) I've read your posts re: him over the years and he sounds like a perfect doctor-in-the-making and I truly wish the best for him.

 

I am going to be much more pro-active regarding dd1s grad school intentions due to this very thread. I've been very hands-off, but I know that her school isn't going to give her a lot of support unless she seeks it out. I've left it in her hands, but... her current undergrad degree is NOT going to equal employment without the DPT degree stacked atop it and I admit to freaking out a little bit right now. O_O Your ds sounds like he did ALL The right things and my dd is prone to absent-mindedness. So. Yikes. (of course, it's not as competitive to get where she's going, but still... sounds like one teensy "error" and years of work just... poof!... wow. That just sucks.)
 

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DocMom, my DD applied to 2 Ivies, Wellesley and Barnard. She heard from Wellesley through Early Evaluation that she is likely to be accepted and will receive an official notification and financial aid at the end of this month. She has not heard anything from Barnard. What are you wanting to know.

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 Your ds sounds like he did ALL The right things 

 

It's been confirmed by multiple knowledgeable sources that he did all the right things for med school.  The only problem was super bad advice from his pre-med advisors (incorrect information causing him to not apply correctly).  I'll admit we're all quite angry, but he's fixing it for next year, and (according to actual med school admissions folks) should have no problem getting multiple interviews leading to acceptances.  That's the best he can do right now.

 

After he's accepted somewhere he may say something to his school.  For now, like the good lad he is, he's merely assisting others who want to follow a similar path by giving them correct advice - essentially telling them to not listen to anything pre-med folks say, but in more detail.  Sadly, he has not been the only one affected.  Their pre-med advisors have absolutely no background in med school admissions or the medical field themselves at all. They are merely graduates who need jobs, so someone thought they could fill in there.  It'd be akin to my taking on the job - except I'd do some research to be sure my advice was correct before offering it, but even then I'm certainly not as good at the job as someone with personal experience of some sort.

 

Check the background of advisors at your school.  They may be fine - or they may be graduates who need jobs and filling slots.  If the latter, be sure she has good advice from a knowledgeable source.  That's where we messed up last year.  We trusted his school.  There's nothing at all wrong with the school (education, etc).  It's all the advisors from the school.  (Well, it's wrong that the school doesn't have knowledgeable advisors, but I meant there was nothing wrong with the education he got from there.)

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It's been confirmed by multiple knowledgeable sources that he did all the right things for med school.  The only problem was super bad advice from his pre-med advisors (incorrect information causing him to not apply correctly).  I'll admit we're all quite angry, but he's fixing it for next year, and (according to actual med school admissions folks) should have no problem getting multiple interviews leading to acceptances.  That's the best he can do right now.

 

 

Well, I could offer several platitudes that won't help - but instead I'll just reaffirm that it sucks and it especially sucks when stuff like this happens to the good ones.  I'm sure that, in the grand scheme of life, this was just "supposed to happen" to put your ds on the course that his life is supposed to take (ha! snuck a couple in anyway!) - but nevertheless... ugh. :/  Thank you for sharing this experience with everyone here. It means a lot to know that - even when you DO all the right things - crap can still happen and things can still veer wildly off-course due to some nit-picky or unexpected detail.

 

The very best wishes to your son. He sounds like he's dealing with the disappointment in a grand manner and being the bigger person. Kudos to him for that. Hopes (and confidence!) that bigger and better await him on the other side of this year - and hopefully he'll have a grand adventure in the meantime while he waits for that time to pass.

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DS just got his first acceptance email. It was from Macalester College. Super excited!  :hurray:

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It's been confirmed by multiple knowledgeable sources that he did all the right things for med school.  The only problem was super bad advice from his pre-med advisors (incorrect information causing him to not apply correctly).  I'll admit we're all quite angry, but he's fixing it for next year, and (according to actual med school admissions folks) should have no problem getting multiple interviews leading to acceptances.  That's the best he can do right now.

 

 

Creekland, I missed your earlier post too.... ARGH!  You and your DS sound like you are handling it so well!  I imagine you both must have been furious!   :grouphug:

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Creekland, I missed your earlier post too.... ARGH!  You and your DS sound like you are handling it so well!  I imagine you both must have been furious!   :grouphug:

 

Oh we're still furious, but I'm handling it well because I have to.  I don't want to ruin his chances for next year so I'm limiting what I say (esp online) and who I say it to (it's here partially as a vent and mostly as a warning for others).  He's handling it very well - bummed/angry, but moving on.

 

The good thing?  We haven't had to pay a thing for real guidance as I had planned.  The lad has enough contacts (in the field) now who were also furious - and they've taken him under their wing to help him - extensive and in depth meaningful help - which is how we know he was told oodles of things incorrectly before.  It makes him feel wanted and has helped spur him on rather than making him feel he should change directions.  It's been great to hear about TBH.

 

He also knows he's more than welcome to live in our basement (or his bedroom) for the next year if he wants to.  ;)  He's still deciding that plan - Americorps, oodles of medical missions trips, EMT training, and probably a thing or two I'm forgetting are all still in the running.  I'm ok having another year (or part of one) with him!

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Ds.2 got into UNC Chapel Hill, NC State, Baylor (half tuition scholarship), and Liberty (full tuition scholarship). Most likely, he will be attending Liberty with a full tuition scholarship. Ds. 1 will graduate from Baylor and go to Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in Manhattan, NY for med. school. 

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UC Irvine said yes today. :001_smile:

 

Of the 5 UC campuses DS applied to, 3 have accepted our balanced mix of non a-g approved homeschooled and a-g approved CC classes.

 

We are waiting on UCLA and UCSB now.

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UC Irvine said yes today. :001_smile:

 

Of the 5 UC campuses DS applied to, 3 have accepted our balanced mix of non a-g approved homeschooled and a-g approved CC classes.

 

We are waiting on UCLA and UCSB now.

I just knew he was UC material. Congratulations on all his acceptances!

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UC Irvine said yes today. :001_smile:

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We are waiting on UCLA and UCSB now.

If you end up moving to SoCal or north to Davis, we should try to have a SF bay area potluck gathering before you move.

My friends' son attended the preschool at UCI many years ago. They were staying near UCI.

Congrats and Good Luck!!!

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If you end up moving to SoCal or north to Davis, we should try to have a SF bay area potluck gathering before you move.

My friends' son attended the preschool at UCI many years ago. They were staying near UCI.

Congrats and Good Luck!!!

Don't encourage her. We need her just where she is.

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UC Irvine said yes today. :001_smile:

 

Of the 5 UC campuses DS applied to, 3 have accepted our balanced mix of non a-g approved homeschooled and a-g approved CC classes.

 

We are waiting on UCLA and UCSB now.

 

Congrats!! UC-hopefuls love the good news!!!! 

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Don't encourage her. We need her just where she is.

If UCSB honors program is where her son wants to go, then we can always use social messaging apps :)

We are within driving distance of each other and I am sometimes in her area like once a month but we haven't had a chance to meet up for ice-cream.

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