The waiting is over!

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Registered: 07-24-1997
The waiting is over!
Fri, 03-29-2013 - 5:07pm

This was college admissions letters week, and am I ever glad it is over! 

The final count:  accepted at both safety schools, rejected from both Ivy League schools, waitlisted at one stretch, admitted to one stretch, and admitted to all four "fit" schools.  She got a full scholarship to one safety, a surprise merit scholarship to one "fit," and admission to the honors program and guaranteed housing for 4 years at another "fit."  Her #1 choice was the LAST to notify her, so it's been a nail-biter of a week!  She'll be going to New York University in the fall.

Ash and anyone else waiting to hear - how are your kids feeling now?


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Registered: 07-26-1999
Mon, 04-01-2013 - 10:33am
Congratulations to her!! So glad to hear she's gotten her answers and made her decision!! And congrats also to Ashmama's DD!!
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Registered: 09-13-1999
Sat, 03-30-2013 - 12:19pm

Congratulations to both girls!  I've been watching you both through this grueling process with a pit in my stomach and I'm heartened to see that your dds ended up with fabulous choices.  Mahopac, your dd is lucky that she knows where she wants to go.   I remember visiting schools with my eldest while she tried to figure out which one to choose. It was not an easy process for her.

Ashmama, my middle dd is graduating from Bryn Mawr this June.  She's had an exceptional experience there, becoming close with several professors, working as a TA, doing lab work for a professor over the summer, and getting school year and summer internships funded through the school.   She spent time working in Philadelphia and took classes at Haverford.  One of her close friends was just awarded a Fulbright and there have been young women coming from BMC to Rhodes and Fulbright every year.   She loved Bryn Mawr from the first time she visited but didn't have all her testing done (required back then) and couldn't apply ED.  Even though she knew she wanted Bryn Mawr, that spring she found herself torn between Smith, Mt. Holyoke, and Bryn Mawr and knows that any of these would have been a great choice.   The individual attention available to students is really amazing.  I have no doubt that your dd will soar wherever she goes.

Thanks to both of you for sharing your journey.  The admissions landscape seems to change for the worse every year and it's been helpful to know that smart, motivated kids still do come out ok at the end.

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Registered: 05-13-1998
Sat, 03-30-2013 - 12:55am

Congrats! The whole process is making us nervous already. We've been touring schools in our state all week with my junior. I can't believe everything starts-up soon and we'll be sitting around waiting for replies this time next year. Ack. So glad for you guys though!

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Registered: 05-27-1998
Fri, 03-29-2013 - 6:04pm

Congratulations to your DD! NYU is a fantastic school, and they are lucky to have her.

No decisions on where DD will be going yet, but it looks like Wellesley, Bryn Mawr or Mount Holyoke. (She has ruled out her safeties and is still awaiting the rejection email from Stanford, which should arrive any minute now.) She wants to visit all of her real choices again, so we probably won't have a decision until the middle of April. At least the worst part, the long period of waiting, is over.

It's really surreal, putting your heart and soul into those long applications, then having to endure dead silence for months.

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Registered: 12-16-2003
Fri, 03-29-2013 - 5:49pm

How wonderful!!!  

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!