Ann.without.an.e Posted April 9, 2018 Share Posted April 9, 2018 I feel like so many moms (including myself) have stressed this over and over again but we still hear the saddest stories. I share the following out of love for your dc, not out of judgement. I am definitely not a perfect person. I sought help here and I heeded the advice of others. You cannot guarantee admissions to a full need met school or a competitive school, ever. Perfect test score? nope, not a guarantee. Perfect gpa? definitely not a guarantee. Insert whatever stellar thing you might want here and it isn't a guarantee. I have a friend in this very situation right now and I feel so bad for her dd. She asked me in the fall what I thought about their school list and I said "what is your safety school?" She rambled off a few small, expensive schools and, knowing their financial situation, I said "those aren't safe financially". She was adamant that her dd would get a full merit offer (or at least close) to one of these schools or that her dd would get into at least one of her need met options. Her dd got into zero need met schools and her merit packages from the other schools are simply not enough. They would need to bury themselves in debt. This makes me sick to my stomach because just one or two state schools as a back up plan would have solved this completely - her daughter would have probably gotten into the honors program even. But now they have zero options for the fall. And I need to vent somewhere because I am honestly a little mad at her because I stressed this to her so much. She kept pointing to the average test score and gpa range for the schools "see, she's right in the middle". I could not talk sense into this mom so I had to let it go. My dd had a great resume but she applied to two state schools who had average test scores and gpa ranges well below hers. Don't be too risky in this process. Have a safety. Vent over...thank you for listening. 30 2 6 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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