American University 2011 Applicants

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Woods, Elle
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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby Woods, Elle » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:30 am

Accepted 12/10
3.43/164
10K scholarship :/
Withdrawing soon - when I go home for break.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby SteelyDan » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:32 am

Woods, Elle wrote:Accepted 12/10
3.43/164
10K scholarship :/
Withdrawing soon - when I go home for break.


+1.

$10k one-time (non-recurring). Withdraw or try to leverage my better offers with them?

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ash8309
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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby ash8309 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:33 am

How did you get the offer? Mail/e-mail?

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby lawgrl21 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:33 am

SteelyDan wrote:
Woods, Elle wrote:Accepted 12/10
3.43/164
10K scholarship :/
Withdrawing soon - when I go home for break.


+1.

$10k one-time (non-recurring). Withdraw or try to leverage my better offers with them?



+1 166,3.8

Woods, Elle
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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby Woods, Elle » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:41 am

Interesting that we all got the same, especially since you guys have higher numbers than me. Maybe it's all in one bracket? Or they might just not give out that much $. If you're interested in attending, I would definitely try to negotiate. For me, I really want to be in NY and got into my #1 choice, so I wasn't planning on going to American - if I hadn't gotten into either of my top 2 choices it would be a strong consideration for me, but because it's "far" away the $ would also be a strong factor. Right now I'm working on negotiating between my top 2 choices (still waiting on a scholarship from one). But yea negotiating never hurts, the worst they can say is they won't increase the offer which leaves you right where you are now. Kind of annoying that it's a one time scholarship... only taking $10,000 off sticker isn't a lucrative offer, IMO.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby Woods, Elle » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:43 am

ash8309 wrote:How did you get the offer? Mail/e-mail?


Got an email this morning.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby URMdan » Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:10 pm

I was told by the assistant dean of admissions that merit schollys are either 5k or 10k ...

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby SteelyDan » Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:14 pm

URMdan wrote:I was told by the assistant dean of admissions that merit schollys are either 5k or 10k ...


Anyone have an idea as to when the endowed scholarship offers will go out? This can't be all they're offering, it would put them at a huge disadvantage to other schools.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby UA7789 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:15 pm

I also just got the email for the 10k

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby ilovesf » Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:20 pm

No e-mails so far for me.. I probably won't be attending American then.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby lsatextreme » Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:28 pm

these guys haven't been releasing decisions lately have they? Like in the past week?

Woods, Elle
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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby Woods, Elle » Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:41 pm

SteelyDan wrote:
URMdan wrote:I was told by the assistant dean of admissions that merit schollys are either 5k or 10k ...


Anyone have an idea as to when the endowed scholarship offers will go out? This can't be all they're offering, it would put them at a huge disadvantage to other schools.

Agreed. I guess knowing that, I'm happy to have gotten the 10K. However, that's the smallest offer I've gotten, even from comparably ranked schools. It's also surprising that it's a one-time scholarship. Does the school not have a good support system from alumni/much money? I think that at least they should say that they are giving the top scholarship, so that we recognize this is the highest they will go...not to sound obnoxious but I was a little disappointed when I saw that number, just because like you said, it's not a lucrative offer. Plus I am hoping to increase my scholarship at a similarly ranked school that offered me a little more, so I was hoping to use American as some kind of leverage... but if it's their top scholarship then that makes me feel a little better, lol.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby dariamorgendorffer » Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:50 pm

Is it confirmed that the non-renewable 10k scholly is the highest amount they give out?

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby Flips88 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:20 pm

Got the 10k scholarship offer.

Anyone also confused how you must accept by 5 PM on their Admitted Student Day?

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby ilovesf » Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:25 pm

Flips88 wrote:Got the 10k scholarship offer.

Anyone also confused how you must accept by 5 PM on their Admitted Student Day?


Seriously? That sounds really weird - do you mean the April 22 one? Isn't that even after the deposit date?

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby abonda01 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:25 pm

Hm, I still haven't received any mail from them since being accepted last Friday 2/18. 10k non-recurring...how dreadful! How can they hope to compete with other schools?

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby Flips88 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:30 pm

ilovesf wrote:
Flips88 wrote:Got the 10k scholarship offer.

Anyone also confused how you must accept by 5 PM on their Admitted Student Day?


Seriously? That sounds really weird - do you mean the April 22 one? Isn't that even after the deposit date?


"To accept this scholarship you are required to notify the Dean of Admissions at XXXXX@wcl.american.edu and make your $900.00 seat deposit no later than April 1, 2011, 5:00pm EST. "

Ya Rly

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby ilovesf » Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:34 pm

Flips88 wrote:"To accept this scholarship you are required to notify the Dean of Admissions at XXXXX@wcl.american.edu and make your $900.00 seat deposit no later than April 1, 2011, 5:00pm EST. "

Ya Rly

That's really shitty planning. I'm attending the April 1st ASD. Am I supposed to whip out my iphone before it is even over and shoot over an email? Come on, American.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby abonda01 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:34 pm

You've gotten into better schools, though!

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby TheAudacityofHope » Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:50 pm

I've been stuck on 1/21.

Should I be worried?

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby ash8309 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:02 pm

Did anyone who applied for the PIPS scholarship (full-ride public interest/service scholly) get an email about scholarships?

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby dariamorgendorffer » Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:11 pm

ash8309 wrote:Did anyone who applied for the PIPS scholarship (full-ride public interest/service scholly) get an email about scholarships?


I applied for PIPS (serious long shot) and got the 10k scholarship via email today.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby n_gal » Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:12 pm

Has anyone that got the scholly email been accepted for the dual degree program?

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby Flips88 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:17 pm

ilovesf wrote:
Flips88 wrote:"To accept this scholarship you are required to notify the Dean of Admissions at XXXXX@wcl.american.edu and make your $900.00 seat deposit no later than April 1, 2011, 5:00pm EST. "

Ya Rly

That's really shitty planning. I'm attending the April 1st ASD. Am I supposed to whip out my iphone before it is even over and shoot over an email? Come on, American.

Yeah, I was planning on trying to go too, but I don't see the point. I'm in at GW and still waiting on Georgetown. Saving $10k by going to American won't be worth it in the long, imo. Disappointed.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby ash8309 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:24 pm

dariamorgendorffer wrote:
ash8309 wrote:Did anyone who applied for the PIPS scholarship (full-ride public interest/service scholly) get an email about scholarships?


I applied for PIPS (serious long shot) and got the 10k scholarship via email today.


Do you think that means you are out of the running for the PIPS if they offered you another scholarship? Do you think that means I am still in the running if I didn't recieve anything? Or, do you think this all means nothing? We're all in the habit of reading into EVERYTHING. Also, why a long shot for the PIPS?




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