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Old 09-15-2011, 02:45 PM   #961
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My DD sent her application to choice #1 on Tuesday. I think she'll hear back real soon. Now to convince of of going ahead and applying to a few others just because...well, just because #1 is expensive and cost is an issue to me. Her dad says he'll do whatever it takes but I disagree with that so I think she should have a few other choices because we won't know anything about money until, what? Spring?

I know she'll be accepted, she doesn't seem so confident, but there is not a doubt in my mind that they will not take her. I still can't believe this is really happening. You'd have to know how much my DD loves this college to understand. She's been dreaming about going there since 2nd grade. Now, it is feeling surreal to me.
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Old 09-15-2011, 02:54 PM   #962
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Do we have a list of schools discussed? That might help so we don't have to read through all of this and just go to the page we want. Anyway, 4 "new" schools that we are looking for info on.

Northern Michigan University
University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
UW LaCrosse
UW Superior

Does anyone know anything about these schools?
I have a client who went to Centre College in KY and then got her masters at UofW and Stevens Point. She loved it and married and is staying up there.


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Maryville College, a small liberal arts college here in TN. As much as I love Disneyworld, she loves it there.
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What school is it? Good luck on trying to figure out the cost thing. Maybe there are scholarships she can go for? ETA ~ oops, did not see the other post.

My son's #1 choice has a lot of merit money, but I am concerned about the transfer program. He would go there 2 years and then 2 years at Hawaii Pacific. It is the 2 years in Hawaii that I don't think we can afford. (not to mention paying for him to travel there)
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Old 09-15-2011, 03:23 PM   #964
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What school is it? Good luck on trying to figure out the cost thing. Maybe there are scholarships she can go for? ETA ~ oops, did not see the other post.

My son's #1 choice has a lot of merit money, but I am concerned about the transfer program. He would go there 2 years and then 2 years at Hawaii Pacific. It is the 2 years in Hawaii that I don't think we can afford. (not to mention paying for him to travel there)
She'll definitely be trying for scholarships. She's eligible for the Presidental with her ACT score but I'm just not sure. I worry they may know how much she loves it and give her less *knowing* that she really, really wants to go there. Maybe I worry for nothing...

However, they'd also have to know that as an alum she'd be giving back because she loves it so much.

I went to the mailbox and, of course, there is no letter from MC, there was a jury duty summons for me--for while I am at WDW!!!!
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Old 09-15-2011, 05:19 PM   #965
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I have a client who went to Centre College in KY and then got her masters at UofW and Stevens Point. She loved it and married and is staying up there.




Maryville College, a small liberal arts college here in TN. As much as I love Disneyworld, she loves it there.
I think books come from there most every day. It's near Knoxville? Or maybe it was a different M one that comes here. The books look quite nice that I flipped through. Good luck to your child!!
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I think books come from there most every day. It's near Knoxville? Or maybe it was a different M one that comes here. The books look quite nice that I flipped through. Good luck to your child!!
Yes, less than 20 mins. from Knox. less than 30 from the Smokies. It is nice. Very, very nice.

Glad they send stuff out. DD gets stuff from many other schools every day but not from MC. I think in 3 years, she has gotten 4 things total!
The book they sent is really nice. It was one of the most impressive pieces of college info she received. Yale had a book-it was more like a small paperback though, lol.
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I have a client who went to Centre College in KY and then got her masters at UofW and Stevens Point. She loved it and married and is staying up there.




Maryville College, a small liberal arts college here in TN. As much as I love Disneyworld, she loves it there.
I have a friend from college whose daughter attends Maryville. She loves it!!
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I have a friend from college whose daughter attends Maryville. She loves it!!

Very cool!!

We have a DISer whose child is there too. I helped them move in last year.

And who knows, my DD may even know your friend's DD. Glad she's happy there. If I can ever help any of them out, just PM me. I'm 10 mins. from the college.
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She got accepted! Yay!!

Now to wait and see what about the financial part! To quote her, "Best day of my life!"
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She got accepted! Yay!!

Now to wait and see what about the financial part! To quote her, "Best day of my life!"
Congrats, Buckalew's daughter!!!!

Give her a big for me!!!
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Thanks, Robin! I will do that! She remembers you and when you came up and went to Dollywood!

I'm going to email Dan. He'll want to know. He's been following this saga for years now too!
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Old 09-16-2011, 08:30 PM   #972
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She got accepted! Yay!!

Now to wait and see what about the financial part! To quote her, "Best day of my life!"
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Old 09-17-2011, 12:04 AM   #973
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Hi Everyone,
My dd is a junior in HS, and we have alreday started the college search. Oldest ds is a sophomore in college. He attends Cal State University, Channel Islands.

DD has a very specific agenda: she wants to be atwirler in a college marching band. Schools she is or may be interested in include: University of Georgia, Marshall University, University of Dayton, Auburn, University of Washington, Washington State and Fresno State. Maybe Purdue. She could apply to Holy Cross College in South bend-they offer a scholarship to kids graduating from Holy Cross Schools, but I don't think she'd want to go where she can't twirl!

She needs financial aid to go out of state. Her tuition has to run us 15K a year or less.

DD is an okay student-definitely not top tier. She'll maybe have a 3.75 GPA. I'm guessing (based on her sophomore year PSAT's) she'll have a SAT at about 1300. She attends a very academic Catholic HS.....she'll have 4 years of lab science, 5 or 6 years of English, 4 years of a language. She doesn't have alot of outsude activities, because baton takes up a huge amount of time and she has team practice, competitions, tumbling, dance, coachingetc 11 months a year, about 15+ hours per week. She does do volunteer work and is on the Parish Council at our church as the youth representative and does spirit commision at school. That's about it.

Any comments on these schools? Thoughts on dd's chances? Other schools to suggest?

This year we are concentrating on visiting schools and making her performance DVD to send to schools next fall.

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I can't give you any specific recommendations for schools, but you could check out a tool called College Match on the College Confidential site. You can input all sorts of requirements, and it will give a list of schools that meet them. I did not see twirling as a specific extracurricular activity, but you can filter by marching band, price, size, location, etc., and then start researching from there. Good luck.
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Thanks, Robin! I will do that! She remembers you and when you came up and went to Dollywood!

I'm going to email Dan. He'll want to know. He's been following this saga for years now too!
We looooooved Dollywood, one of my best memories thanks to you and your wonderful husband. Prayers that you two can do whatever it takes to fulfill your baby's dream, she sounds like such a great girl.

Mike is STILL wanting to go to SCAD, WAY out of my realm of reality. We're sticking to the Georgia University schools for his core courses, then he can go to SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) for this jr and sr years. I work with many grads of SCAD and they all suggested that route. It's sure save me a fortune!
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