Well, all my decisions are in:
MIT (expected, beyond the fact that they're MIT, my application sucked)
Columbia (I realize this comes off snooty, but that was unexpected--but I also didn't really want to go there anyway and expressed no interest in NYC)
What do you know--I wanted a heavily design-based program in a post-industrial city with diverse neighborhoods--and those are the schools that accepted me (well, if you factor in Michigan's relative proximity to Detroit).
It looks as if I will be attending Harvard in the fall as they gave me the most money (Michigan, Penn, and Harvard were my top three choices and $ was the dealbreaker--anyone else decided on Harvard yet? Anyone attending their open house?
I'm currently signed up to go to the Penn open house, but I might change my RSVP because they didn't give me much aid.
Sent an email to Georgia Tech, finally got the word I was rejected.
So I've finally heard back from all my schools...
I'm going to Penn this fall barring an acceptance from Cornell. Will anyone else be at either Penn's or Cornell's open house?
Heading to the Dean's Merit event at USC on Thursday and Friday. Between that and Harvard, I have my work cut out for me. Still waiting on aid from UT-Austin and UNC though.
Sorry for my late reply but I was out for the weekend. Are you going to the Rutgers Open house? Unfortunately as I am in Greece now I can’t attend it. But I am waiting to hear news from you as we both want the same (both design and policy courses)from our programs. I read somewhere that Rutgers is more policy oriented and I also checked your conversation in the forum thread for Rutgers Open house 2012…From the other hand GeorgiaTech MSc program belongs to the department of Architecture so I am sure it will be more design oriented. However NJersey is near NY…I am wondering now if it is a nice place to live and what about job opportunities there…It is very high in the rankings but I don’t know if I have to base my choice on that. I am not sure also which has a better reputation as university, Rutgers or Georgia Tech. Any idea? Did you receive an acceptance letter from GeorgiaTech? I have been accepted in NYU too but except from the fact that it is in Manhattan it doesn’t seem so appealing. (Maybe I am wrong of course).
As for Rutgers acceptance I just received two different emails, one was the letter and the second was about the bank statement and the international student form (no financial assistance ). But I don’t know when is the deadline and what I have to do next…Do we have to accept the offer until 15 of April and after that to send the statements? No idea…Yesterday I sent them an email to ask. Maybe @schmidt486 can help us here…I am coming with an F1 Visa but I don’t know the procedure yet. I guess you just need only one i20.
P.S I tried to convert my grade 18.67/20 based on the recommendation of World Education Services for Greece (WES Grade Conversion Guide) because UCLA asked for the GPA-worksheet. (I know that it is not correct because we have different grading systems but it was mandatory...)
UW Madison has just recommended me for admission! Congrats to everyone who got admitted!
Just got waitlisted for UIC. If you were accepted and are not going to go there, please let them know quickly!
Quick question for the admitted Cornell folks out there - has anyone received info on financial aid beyond what is mentioned is the acceptance letter? If so, did it come via email? Did you have to fill out any forms beyond the FAFSA?
Has anyone received anything in the mail from UCLA yet? I expected something in the mail by now since the packet was supposed to be sent out last Friday, and am wondering if it's just my mail that's slow, or if everyone else is experiencing a delay too.
Thanks in advance for any responses.
Yeah I haven't gotten anything yet either. I'm in NYC but if they mailed them out on Fri, it should have been here by now. I'm guessing another delay?
Thanks, mdowd. Good to know I'm not the only one.
Guess it will be a few more days yet....
Just got mine in the mail this morning, and I have to say I was pretty disappointed :-/
I got a grant covering 1/2 of the professional school fee.
At this point I'd be paying less at USC...
So maybe tomorrow in NoCal? That would be nice.
Whatever aid I'm offered, I'll just be glad to finally know (or that's my zen attitude about the decision right now, at least).
One more doubt - to which email id do you have to send an email to incase you plan on accepting Rutgers?
I'm flying to LA first thing tomorrow morning for the USC event, and this entire waiting game is making me want to tear my hair out, since funding will be a HUGE part of where I decide to go (and it really is down to USC vs. UCLA for me).
Accepted at Clemson.
So I finally got the package from UCLA and there was no mention of aid. I thought they'd at least offer me a little, but guess not. (On the plus side, this will make my decision between schools a little easier.) Congrats to anyone out there who did get a good aid package offer from UCLA. Now I just need to hear back from UNC on aid and I'll be done obsessing.