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dampka

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@SeaLou I am in the same boat with UCSD. I called a week ago to as if I'm on the waitlist at all, and they said the same thing we heard earlier, that admission was offered to three people and all accepted. Soooooo. I think they just forgot to reject us. Nice to know we made it further than most though.

Friends, has anyone heard of schools offering financial aid packages year by year? I'm accepted at UCLA, but they offer aid packages on a yearly basis. This makes me VERY nervous.

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Hey @SeaLou Charles did offer me a spot.  He couldn't speak to funding yet but said that he would know later this week.  He also said that he would know if the other students he offered admission to were accepting later this week.

@faro555 from my talks with Ohio this is very typical practice at state schools since funding is subject to change due to government funding.  I think the best thing you can do is talk to current students and see if their funding has remained constant.  And/or ask UCLA if anyone has gotten X funding one year and not the next.  They should be honest with you.

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Posted (edited)

Hey there, everyone!

A friend turned me on to this thread recently, so I thought I'd comment with the status of some of my applications in hopes of clearing room for some of you. I received acceptance to Rutgers this week and Carnegie Mellon last week, but have declined them because of my acceptance to Yale late last month. 

Best of luck to all of you still waiting! I have all my fingers and toes crossed for you. 

Edited by N578

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Congrats @N578 on your Yale acceptance!

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N578:

If you don't mind me asking, when did you get the Rutgers offer and when did you turn it down?  

Thanks. 

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@SeaLou I just got off the phone with Charles.  One person declined their offer.  I hope this means good news for you!  Keep me updated with what happens.

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Does anyone happen to know of any open outside scholarships I could apply for? Trying to reduce some impending debt.

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I don't know about any scholarships.  Maybe reach out to current students and see how they are managing?  Good luck!

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Those who were among the second phase of UCSD applicants, the ten or so who were under consideration, did you receive a very formal and generic rejection? I thought for as long as I was potentially under consideration there, it would be more than a generic rejection.

Oh well. Ohio is all that's left this year for me. Last I heard, they were still considering the third slot. But congrats and best of luck to all those accepted. 

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Hey all. I just wanted to let you know that I have officially accepted my offer at Ohio University. I'm so excited to be going. Thank you everyone for your support. 

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Posted (edited)

Congrats @jnp809

I got the call that I got in off the waitlist at NYU last week, but after double checking and visiting the school I'm going to decline. So there should be some more movement there soon for those still waiting! 

Edited by TalkingChickpea

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