Chris in VA Posted July 26, 2017 Share Posted July 26, 2017 I'm going to delete so pls don't quote. Ds went to VCU and graduated. He had a super crappy SAT and homeschooled high school with only one outside class, and limited extracurriculars--but he got in, and he got out. He had one small scholarship, and we paid for school through home equity line of credit. Still paying $50K. Can't do that again. Dd has straight A's so far (not sure of her actual gradepoint, but it's around 4.3 or so). She made 5s on her two history AP tests, and a 4 on her Eng Comp AP. She'll have 3 APs this year and I predict will do well. Her first try at the SAT yielded a 1380, which included a 780 English score--she thinks she can study a bit and raise the math. She plays two instruments, has one leadership position, has membership in Natl Honor Society, French Honor Society, and a music honor society. She works two very small jobs (each once a week) and tutors for her local elementary school. SO-- Is she "good enough" for merit aid at schools that are not top tier but still pretty good schools--James Madison in VA, for example-- I just don't know what to expect. She wants to try looking at UNCG in Greensboro and App State. And she needs a few more school choices in case she doesn't get in. She is going for music education and isn't super strong in viola, but will probably have an acceptable (but not outstanding) audition. Because viola is always in demand, it's likely they will throw a couple thou her way, so there's that. I'm worried she won't get any help and we won't be able to afford school. She can go for two small scholarships locally--adding up to about 3200 dollars, but that's a drop in the bucket at some of these out of state places. She's NOT living at home or going online. I'm just...worked up about it. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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