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Old 09-01-2012, 09:46 AM   #136
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There is no across-the-board magic SAT number (or GPA for that matter) for merit scholarships. At some schools, a 1300 is great and gets a student money, and at others it is barely enough for your application to be considered. Most selective schools look at the student as a whole and test scores are only part of that.

For the record, my son who is a freshman, scored higher than the figure y'all are tossing around and he did not get any merit scholarships.
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:11 PM   #137
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There have been some developments in the last few days. While viewing the CMU site, I found that they offer Early Decision for Tech majors. Additionally, the site says that CMU guarantees to meet "demonstrated need" for its Early Decision acceptees. This brings the dilemma of whether to apply ED or regular.

Since I have been doing FAFSA for a couple of years with my older daughter, I know my approximate EFC. I also know "demonstrated need" can be up to the college to decide. Early Decision is binding, though, we could potentially decline based on the aid given. I am very torn as to what to do!
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Old 09-01-2012, 08:49 PM   #138
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I am thrilled to report thatt DS finished one app today and wrote his personal statement!! He has it saved until we figure out the process for sending transcripts. His hiigh school is having a college info night for seniors on Wednesday night so we will find that info out then.

This is a big deal for us...getting him to this pooint has been like pulling teeth!
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:30 AM   #139
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I am thrilled to report thatt DS finished one app today and wrote his personal statement!! He has it saved until we figure out the process for sending transcripts. His hiigh school is having a college info night for seniors on Wednesday night so we will find that info out then.

This is a big deal for us...getting him to this pooint has been like pulling teeth!
Congrats! Getting that first app done is a huge step.

Our weekend has not been what I had planned. Yesterday our three year old beagle broke her ankle in two places! Five hours at the emergency vet and $400 later, we were home with a flowery purple splint and instructions for a new one in two days. Needless to say, the apps were put on hold. Thankfully, today is a holiday, so we can get back to it in between caring for the patient.
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:45 AM   #140
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I'm starting to wonder how my poor kid is going to get his apps done.

Between cross country and his part-time job, he hasn't had many free moments. He works at a dog "resort" and they have him doing an 8 hour shift each day this holiday weekend because they are so busy. The only free weekends he has coming up are in October and we've "booked" those with the ACT and SAT. I hate feeling pressured!!!!
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:23 PM   #141
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I'm starting to wonder how my poor kid is going to get his apps done.

Between cross country and his part-time job, he hasn't had many free moments. He works at a dog "resort" and they have him doing an 8 hour shift each day this holiday weekend because they are so busy. The only free weekends he has coming up are in October and we've "booked" those with the ACT and SAT. I hate feeling pressured!!!!
I know what you mean! Mine is in band, orchestra, chorus, select band, theatre, and does choir at church. No part time job, but no time! Between games and parades and everything else, sitting down to do apps and study for the darn SAT in October is almost impossible!
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Well DD received her first acceptance letter in the mail this weekend. YAY! My dumb/silly question - it mentioned nothing about the amount of merit scholarship she will receive. Do we just assume it is the amount on their web site based on her ACT/GPA?
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:37 PM   #143
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I have one app to complete for Nov. 1 for SCEA. Then breaks and weekends after that for the rest of my apps. But now I have my EE to write, and I'm writing for a magazine. I don't have time for it all haha. Is it May yet?
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I know what you mean! Mine is in band, orchestra, chorus, select band, theatre, and does choir at church. No part time job, but no time! Between games and parades and everything else, sitting down to do apps and study for the darn SAT in October is almost impossible!
Wow, sounds a lot like my own DD. Does your child want to major in theatre or music? If so, what schools are on the radar?
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Ds is so obessed with cars and fixing them it's driving me crazy. He is taking auto tech at his high school and will graduate this june with some community college credits. But he really wants to go to automotive school. Has anyone seen any scholarships for auto mechanics or auto mechanic school?
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:24 PM   #146
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Well DD received her first acceptance letter in the mail this weekend. YAY! My dumb/silly question - it mentioned nothing about the amount of merit scholarship she will receive. Do we just assume it is the amount on their web site based on her ACT/GPA?
My son got his merit award letter from his school separately. They didn't have anything posted online for it. Congratulations for acceptance number 1! That takes the pressure off.
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My son got his merit award letter from his school separately. They didn't have anything posted online for it. Congratulations for acceptance number 1! That takes the pressure off.
How long did it take between the acceptance letter and the scholarship?
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Well DD received her first acceptance letter in the mail this weekend. YAY! My dumb/silly question - it mentioned nothing about the amount of merit scholarship she will receive. Do we just assume it is the amount on their web site based on her ACT/GPA?
Just wanted to say congratulations! We have no experience with merit aid but I think you will get something separately. That is how I've seen it work with other kids.
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How long did it take between the acceptance letter and the scholarship?
It was pretty long if I remember correctly. Like a month later? But if you want to know you can call the school's financial aid department and they will tell you. I didn't know ours was coming- it was a surprise because of his SAT scores I didn't know you get money just for scoring high.
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Wow, sounds a lot like my own DD. Does your child want to major in theatre or music? If so, what schools are on the radar?
I'm not the person you asked, but my DD will be a theatre major. She is technical, no performance. What about yours, music or theatre?
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