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DS received his final acceptance from University of the South/ Sewanee with partial scholarship. (Wish I could wave a magic wand for the completion of spring semester - he's ready to be done!)

Congrats! Has he decided? Centre and Sewanee are both on my dd's list.

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DS received his final acceptance from University of the South/ Sewanee with partial scholarship. (Wish I could wave a magic wand for the completion of spring semester - he's ready to be done!)

Congrats! Has he decided? My Dd also has Centre and Sewanee on her list.

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Congrats! My Dd strongly considered Duquesne if for no other reason than free Penguins tickets!

 

Free Penguins tickets are a great reason!  :001_smile:

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Congrats! Has he decided? Centre and Sewanee are both on my dd's list.

 

No, he hasn't decided yet.  He'd like to visit them both (Centre and Sewanee) one more time.  Centre is pretty close to us (~45 min drive) and Sewanee is about a 4-5 hour drive.  He's favoring one of those over Cedarville because he prefers their English departments.  Are they your dd's top contenders?  

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DS received his final acceptance from University of the South/ Sewanee with partial scholarship.  (Wish I could wave a magic wand for the completion of spring semester - he's ready to be done!)

 

My dh and I got engaged on the beautiful campus of Sewanee.  Neither of us went there.  We used to hike in the area pretty often and loved to visit the campus.  We had our favorite spot and that's where it happened  :001_wub:

 

Congrats to your ds!  It's a wonderful school!

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No, he hasn't decided yet.  He'd like to visit them both (Centre and Sewanee) one more time.  Centre is pretty close to us (~45 min drive) and Sewanee is about a 4-5 hour drive.  He's favoring one of those over Cedarville because he prefers their English departments.  Are they your dd's top contenders?  

 

Honestly, I think Sewanee is falling down to the bottom of her list for fit reasons and would probably be unaffordable for us anyway. It's a lovely school though.

 

Furman is her top choice, but also likely will be unaffordable even with the generous merit aid she received.  She was not invited to the full tuition/full ride scholarship competition. :(

 

Centre is more affordable, and she was invited to apply for one of their full tuition scholarships. It will be early to mid-April before we get that decision. Her other top contenders are UGA and UA-H, both of which are completely different than the above schools, but are also completely affordable with automatic full tuition scholarships. 

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Honestly, I think Sewanee is falling down to the bottom of her list for fit reasons and would probably be unaffordable for us anyway. It's a lovely school though.

 

 

My ds had Sewanee as his favorite almost the whole process. Such a pretty campus and neat place.  However, down the stretch it fell off because of fit and then even with merit aid it was one of his more expensive options.  Just saw your comment and it rang true for last year's college search for us.

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My dh and I got engaged on the beautiful campus of Sewanee.  Neither of us went there.  We used to hike in the area pretty often and loved to visit the campus.  We had our favorite spot and that's where it happened  :001_wub:

 

Congrats to your ds!  It's a wonderful school!

 

We visited late summer/early fall - it is a beautiful campus!

 

Honestly, I think Sewanee is falling down to the bottom of her list for fit reasons and would probably be unaffordable for us anyway. It's a lovely school though.

 

Furman is her top choice, but also likely will be unaffordable even with the generous merit aid she received.  She was not invited to the full tuition/full ride scholarship competition. :(

 

Centre is more affordable, and she was invited to apply for one of their full tuition scholarships. It will be early to mid-April before we get that decision. Her other top contenders are UGA and UA-H, both of which are completely different than the above schools, but are also completely affordable with automatic full tuition scholarships. 

 

 

Sounds like some great choices!

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DS was accepted to UC Berkeley (early announcement) and invited to apply for the Regents scholarship.

 

I wanted very much for this announcement to be a prime number post (and reason for post 310).

 

Thank you all SO much for your encouragement. We are beyond happy. Lots of tears were shed (by me).

 

Wonderful news! Congrats.

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Wonderful news! Congrats.

 

Thank you idnib! Wanted to add that the tears were happy ones.

 

We've had a spate of bad news recently so this was really helpful to lift spirits.

 

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DS was accepted to UC Berkeley (early announcement) and invited to apply for the Regents scholarship.

 

I wanted very much for this announcement to be a prime number post (and reason for post 310).

 

Thank you all SO much for your encouragement. We are beyond happy. Lots of tears were shed (by me).

 

I'm so happy for you both! 

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DS was accepted to UC Berkeley (early announcement) and invited to apply for the Regents scholarship.

Congrats and good luck on the scholarship application.

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:001_wub: Thank you everyone. We went to our neighborhood Safeway and went crazy at the ice cream aisle (came home with 4 different flavors! :blush: ).

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Congratulations quark & son!! Very happy for you!

 

Thank you Kathy! I cannot thank you enough for all of your encouragement throughout the years. The idea that after working so very hard, without giving himself a break for being younger, that he is one very important step closer to his dreams now...it makes me feel so happy-sniffly-gooey-mushy inside.  (more happy teary sniffles)

 

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DS was accepted to UC Berkeley (early announcement) and invited to apply for the Regents scholarship.

 

I wanted very much for this announcement to be a prime number post (and reason for post 310).

 

Thank you all SO much for your encouragement. We are beyond happy. Lots of tears were shed (by me).

Such wonderful, happy news! Congratulations to you both!

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DD got Letter of Acceptance from UC Berkeley too.  Also invited to interview for Regents' and Chancellor's Scholarship.  Got acceptance from Loyola Marymount earlier this week. 

 

Relieved is the word!

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Such wonderful, happy news! Congratulations to you both!

 

Thank you so much!

 

Congrats!!! We've all been waiting and watching. ((Hugs))

 

After all those UC posts, I've felt like I have a whole fellow-village of CA/ UC aspirant families here. You guys have given us so much strength through this process. Thank you!

 

DD got Letter of Acceptance from UC Berkeley too.  Also invited to interview for Regents' and Chancellor's Scholarship.  Got acceptance from Loyola Marymount earlier this week. 

 

Relieved is the word!

 

Oh that is fantastic news! So happy for her! Perhaps we will get to meet each other on campus if you and she attend orientation? Good luck for her other applications too! More good news soon I hope!

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DD got Letter of Acceptance from UC Berkeley too. Also invited to interview for Regents' and Chancellor's Scholarship. Got acceptance from Loyola Marymount earlier this week.

 

Relieved is the word!

Congratulations!

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DS was accepted to UC Berkeley (early announcement) and invited to apply for the Regents scholarship.

 

I wanted very much for this announcement to be a prime number post (and reason for post 310).

 

Thank you all SO much for your encouragement. We are beyond happy. Lots of tears were shed (by me).

Really happy for you and your boy! â¤ï¸
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He must be thrilled! Good job, Mom. May the next few years be ones of joy and discovery for both of you.

 

Thank you EoO!!

 

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DS was accepted to UC Berkeley (early announcement) and invited to apply for the Regents scholarship.

 

I wanted very much for this announcement to be a prime number post (and reason for post 310).

 

Thank you all SO much for your encouragement. We are beyond happy. Lots of tears were shed (by me).

I am so happy for you. After years of following your story I am so excited to see this happy ending- beginning. I do hope you have time to stick around.
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DS was accepted to UC Berkeley (early announcement) and invited to apply for the Regents scholarship.

 

I wanted very much for this announcement to be a prime number post (and reason for post 310).

 

Thank you all SO much for your encouragement. We are beyond happy. Lots of tears were shed (by me).

I am so happy for your ds :party: Must admit, I shed a few tears for him, too.

 

Been thinking of you :grouphug:

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DS was accepted to UC Berkeley (early announcement) and invited to apply for the Regents scholarship.

 

I wanted very much for this announcement to be a prime number post (and reason for post 310).

 

Thank you all SO much for your encouragement. We are beyond happy. Lots of tears were shed (by me).

 

:party: Wonderful news!  But of course none of us are really surprised, knowing that the fine folk at Berkeley would clearly see what a great ds you have!

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DS was accepted to UC Berkeley (early announcement) and invited to apply for the Regents scholarship.

 

I wanted very much for this announcement to be a prime number post (and reason for post 310).

 

Thank you all SO much for your encouragement. We are beyond happy. Lots of tears were shed (by me).

Congratulations! So happy to hear that!

 

Berkeley is on DD's current list (although is unlikely to be financially viable-it's pricey out of state, so I'll definitely be watching to see how it works for your DS.

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DS was accepted to UC Berkeley (early announcement) and invited to apply for the Regents scholarship.

 

I wanted very much for this announcement to be a prime number post (and reason for post 310).

 

Thank you all SO much for your encouragement. We are beyond happy. Lots of tears were shed (by me).

 

YAY for you both!!!! :party:

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Thank you all. I wish I could hug every one of you. This validates so many of my own choices, my worries about being so much less educationally/professionally qualified than some, and makes me feel much calmer, stronger inside.

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Quark,

I just want to say from our private messages and all you have posted you are such a beautiful person and highly talented! I can't speak directly to your struggles, but I completely understand how hard life can be due to things beyond our control.  

 

All that you have accomplished despite obstacles speaks to just how amazing and strong you are!!! :grouphug:   

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Quark, ⤠to your DS! I have been following your posts. We hope to follow in your son's footsteps. Congratulations!!!

 

Thank you Roadrunner! I've really enjoyed our UC/a-g chats. A quick aside...I started a repository of links to past UC and a-g discussions in the hopes that some centralized info will help those aiming for the same. It really was a village that helped DS to get to where he did. Let's get yours there too (if that's what's best when the time comes!).  :hurray:

 

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Thank you Roadrunner! I've really enjoyed our UC/a-g chats. A quick aside...I started a repository of links to past UC and a-g discussions in the hopes that some centralized info will help those aiming for the same. It really was a village that helped DS to get to where he did. Let's get yours there too (if that's what's best when the time comes!). :hurray:

 

Thanks, quark, I was going to go through all your posts, lol, but I see that you beat us all to it. I hope you continue to stay here and give us updates about your DS.

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Thanks, quark, I was going to go through all your posts, lol, but I see that you beat us all to it. I hope you continue to stay here and give us updates about your DS.

 

Aw, thank you! Will be here for as long as this board will have me (But who am I kidding? I need you guys more. Yes, confessing to hitting my WTM forums short cut key on my phone every single morning while preparing breakfast...these boards are my soul food on many, many days!).

 

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It is a little early, but my two girls have started getting their acceptance letters for Fall 2017. :hurray: :hurray:

 

One dd(16) was accepted into Union University, which is her #1 pick.

 

Both dds(16) were accepted into MTSU and got their letters today. They also got Honors Admission. This school was the other dd's #1 pick.

 

Both were very homeschool friendly schools, and gave us no trouble at all about transcripts, etc.

 

Dd18 was accepted into Union, and it is her favorite (nursing program), but not a realistic choice for us.

 

Belmont University nursing program (students are accepted into the nursing program on the front end.)

 

Lipscomb University (2nd favorite)

 

MTSU (honor's program) - we haven't visited their nursing program yet but ds21 attends there so we are pretty familiar with the school in general.

 

Columbia State Community College (working through the free 2-year tuition program and then transferring - probably to MTSU - to complete a BSN)

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Oh that is fantastic news! So happy for her! Perhaps we will get to meet each other on campus if you and she attend orientation? Good luck for her other applications too! More good news soon I hope!

 

We picked Friday for the interview day.  Probably not the best day for a meeting, unless it is after we are all done.  You live pretty close, right? We could meet on campus or nearby.

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We picked Friday for the interview day.  Probably not the best day for a meeting, unless it is after we are all done.  You live pretty close, right? We could meet on campus or nearby.

 

Have PM-ed you! :001_smile:

 

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DS was accepted to UC Berkeley (early announcement) and invited to apply for the Regents scholarship.

 

I wanted very much for this announcement to be a prime number post (and reason for post 310).

 

Thank you all SO much for your encouragement. We are beyond happy. Lots of tears were shed (by me).

Congratulations to your ds. :)

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DS was accepted to UC Berkeley (early announcement) and invited to apply for the Regents scholarship.

 

I wanted very much for this announcement to be a prime number post (and reason for post 310).

 

Thank you all SO much for your encouragement. We are beyond happy. Lots of tears were shed (by me).

Congratulations Quark and DS that is awesome.

 

Congrats too to all the new acceptances. I'm so impressed. Well done parents

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DD received an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy! She got the call from our senator's office early in the morning last Thursday. Later that evening she completed her taekwondo 1st degree black belt testing :) It will undoubtedly be a very memorable day in her life!

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Dd18 was accepted into Union, and it is her favorite (nursing program), but not a realistic choice for us.

 

Belmont University nursing program (students are accepted into the nursing program on the front end.)

 

Lipscomb University (2nd favorite)

 

MTSU (honor's program) - we haven't visited their nursing program yet but ds21 attends there so we are pretty familiar with the school in general.

 

Columbia State Community College (working through the free 2-year tuition program and then transferring - probably to MTSU - to complete a BSN)

 

DD received an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy! She got the call from our senator's office early in the morning last Thursday. Later that evening she completed her taekwondo 1st degree black belt testing :) It will undoubtedly be a very memorable day in her life!

 

Year after year, this is always the best thread of all. So much feel good and validation for all the work we and our kids put in.

Wonderful news. So happy for both of you!

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Thank you all for your wisdom, support, encouragement and ideas over the years. And for being excited with us! For 17 years, I have been amazed at the accomplishments of all your children.

 

DD says it still feels surreal....

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