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Wash U Merit Scholar Applicants

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by jay16942, Mar 24, 2004.

  1. jay16942

    jay16942 the milk's gone bad...
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    Anyone out there know when they are going to let us know if we made "finalist" or not? I hope it's soon because if I don't make it, I still want to attend one of the second look weekends, so I need to book a flight ASAP.

    Anybody write something particularly interesting for the essay? I thought mine turned out kinda bland. :p
     
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  3. PianoGirl04

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    Hey! I'm with ya. I really hope they let us know soon. The only way I'll go to WashU is if I get the scholarship...otherwise, I'd definitely rather go to Pitt or Penn because of location.

    My essay was pretty boring as well, but I couldn't think of any ways to make it more interesting. I hate those "why do you want to go here" essays.
     
  4. Dwahl

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    Hey, the lady I talked to last week said they'd be notifying the finalists by phone this friday or monday...i think they're deciding on thurs. or something.

    yeah, my essay was pretty lame i think-oh well.

    best of luck

    -d
     
  5. NotChoCheez!

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    As soon as someone gets called, tell us so that we can know if we need to make other plans.
     
  6. Syranope2

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    Olin scholarship interviews have already taken place. I believe, although don't quote me, that URM scholarships are given out without any applications or interviews, they are just decided upon by the admissions committee. I think that the scholarships that these interviews are for are the 10-15 or so Distinguished Student, Distinguished Alumni, Barnes-Jewish, and Named Scholarships.
     
  7. jay16942

    jay16942 the milk's gone bad...
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    Is anyone set on going to Wash U, scholarship or not? For me, it's between Wash U and USC (where I have a scholarship offer). Even if I don't get the scholarship, I am definitely still going to consider Wash U cause it's such a great school.
     
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    i'd love to go to Wash U......i'm currently on their waiting list, and am trying to finish off some letters of interest to send to the adcom
     
  9. NotChoCheez!

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    Dwahl or usmaple,

    If I may ask, whom did you call to find out your info? The only reason I want to know is that I have a major scheduling conflict, and if I don't receive a phone call on Fri or Mon, I want to call them to confirm that I'm NOT a finalist. (Too stressed to wait for a letter.)

    THANKS!
     
  10. Dwahl

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    i didn't call anyone specifically. Just the admissions office number posted on their website.

    I asked them about the scholarship timeline and they transferred me to someone who knew all about it.

    yeah, so just use the generic number.
     
  11. NotChoCheez!

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    Thanks. As soon as one of you hears, i'm callin'!
     
  12. NotChoCheez!

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    So, it's Friday. Has anyone heard anything yet?
     
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    bump!

    I haven't heard anything.
     
  14. dalo0228

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    I will go pleasently insane if I become a finalist. You hear me?
     
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    no word today. :(
     
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    if i were to send in the wash u housing form, do you think it would lower my chances of getting a scholarship since they know that i am planning on attending and have no need to "buy" me from other schools?
     
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    I don't think so, because you can withdraw the housing thing before a specific date, and still get you deposit I believe. But at the same time, I know I'm great for having irrational fears, so if I were you, I probably wouldn't
     
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    bumpity bump

    Let us know what happens today, Cooper!
     
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    Wow, congrats Cooper!

    They may still be calling people (I hope), because it would be hard to believe that none of us other SDN posters has become a finalist. Right?
     
  21. jay16942

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    I just got the letter today- I'm not a finalist :( :( :( :( :( :( Anyone else hear back?
     
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    I got the letter too. Oh well. :(
     
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    I called the offices and they said that they will be done notifying people via phone today, Tuesday.
     
  24. Lefty McFish

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    bump.

    Hey everybody. Welcome to my first post ever.

    I've been waiting for news from WashU about the scholarship, but as of today, I've received neither a phone call or a letter. Is anyone else in the same spot?

    Thanks
     
  25. PianoGirl04

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    Same here! I think it's really strange that we haven't heard anything yet, since supposedly the decisions regarding finalists have been made. I sent an email to Dean Walters to follow up on my application today...I'll let you know what I hear.

    EDIT: Just got a reply from Dr. Walters. He said I was on the list of finalists, but the interview slots filled up before they got to my name. They select more people than they can possibly interview, expecting a bunch of people to decline. Apparently not very many finalists declined their interviews this year. I (and anyone else in this position) should get a letter within a few days.
     
  26. jay16942

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    So, PianoGirl, are you going to withdraw from Wash U now (as you had indicated before)?

    Anyone who didn't get the scholarship still planning on attending one of the 2nd look weekends?
     

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