Archive for March 2011

My first and only decline letter! yayyy!   Leave a comment

Brown results came out today: I did not get in. It was expected 🙂 i only knew of one other student at my school who was applying, but apparently there are two more, and one of them got in!


Posted March 31, 2011 by rachelternes in Uncategorized

Scholarships compare   Leave a comment

Posted March 31, 2011 by rachelternes in Uncategorized

One exciting phone call and one exciting letter   Leave a comment

The phone call from UNCA came, and then an emailed version of the letter that they so thoughtfully realized would take a while to get to me:






The mail scanning service showed us an envelope from Lewis & Clark that said “Welcome!” on the front. Way to ruin the suspense! But mamma scanned the inside and found out that the welcome wasn’t the only news:





an updated table to come… 🙂

Posted March 31, 2011 by rachelternes in Uncategorized

News from American University   1 comment

After emailing AU, I found out that scholarship and honors college info should have come with the packet I received in the mail. (Ahem I haven’t gotten a single thing from AU in the mail.) Three phone calls later, I got the nice international admissions lady to re-send the packet to our forwarding address, and meanwhile she emailed me a PDF of the contents…

I have been accepted to the honors college at AU, and I was awarded a scholarship! The Dean scholarship, which is $15,000 annually, for a total of $60,000! :))))))))

Here’s an updated table:

Posted March 24, 2011 by rachelternes in Uncategorized

Mail   6 comments

Our mail forwarding service sent us two mysterious packages from WUSTL and DU. Mama just picked them up.

I already knew that DU wanted me in their honors program, but apparently they also have named me a Chancellor Scholar, and they want to give me $76,ooo!

No scholarship from WUSTL, art or otherwise.


Posted March 20, 2011 by rachelternes in Uncategorized

A few more things   Leave a comment

The interview went pretty well. The two ladies who talked to me were really nice, even if they did ask some tricky questions 😛

Last night DU told me by email that I was accepted into the honors college… and that I should write them a short essay if I’m interested? Why, if I’m already in?? I don’t know, I’ll email to clarify 😛

In the interview I learned a bit more about the honors program at UNCA. It seems really nice, but I think the honors colleges at AU and DU surpass it.

Mama was doing some research on how my schools count AP credits. American is very generous, and I think even gives credit based on SAT scores for basic courses. UNCA is pretty good, too.

Posted March 19, 2011 by rachelternes in Uncategorized

I just got an acceptance email from…   Leave a comment

American University! Four down, two to go!

Something we really liked about Lewis & Clark was their Third-Culture Kid program, but I didn’t realize until it was mentioned in this email that AU had something similar, called a Global Nomads program. In fact, the email says that, because I am a global nomad, i will receive a call this week from a current student to help introduce  me to AU and answer any questions I have. Both the TCK and the GN program make a real effort to make sure that students settle in comfortably.

In about two hours I’ll be getting a call from UNCA for the scholarship interview…

Posted March 18, 2011 by rachelternes in Uncategorized