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After reading this, I checked the Vassar $500 deposit form, but I found that it makes no mention of collecting $500 from candidates for deferred admission who are taking a gap year. Therefore, this assumption is untrue. I also looked at Vassars track record for COVID. Their infection rate is between . 050% and . 057% for the entire school year this year based on over 32,000 tests This is about 8 times less than the 4. 1% infection rate for NY Dutchess county, so it was approx For the 2020–2021 calendar year, it will be 8 times safer to be at Vassar College on campus studying than it will be to be living in Dutchess County, New York, at home in one’s bedroom making Zoom Calls, and I have to think that it will be much safer this year. And recall that the US infection rate is close to 10% since 31 In the same period, 3 million out of 330 million Americans contracted COVID.
What makes you think that Vassars will be included in the “if things still suck next year” group when Vassars had on-campus classes and boarding this year? Did things %22suck%22 for Vassar students who were on campus this year? 70% of New Yorkers should be vaccinated by 6/23/21 and 85% are on track to be vaccinated by 7/18/21, or full herd immunity 6 weeks ahead of when school starts according to the current COVID-19 vaccination rollout
It is your right to forego attending college due to personal concerns, but let’s be clear about Vassar’s COVID response. Its commendable.
Here is a link to the . Vassar sent a pdf to the Class of 2025; the $500 is only applicable if you intend to enroll in the Fall of 2021. They are not collecting $500 if you defer.
It appears that you may have erred in some of your assumptions regarding your deferred admissions options, which will, to put it mildly, jeopardize your plan to transfer back to Vassar. You owe it to yourself to speak with someone in the Vassar Admissions office in a serious, open manner. They will explain and present you with the choices that are available to you under their deferred admissions option.
Hello and thank you for your question. First of all, I want to congratulate you on getting accepted into the program. Second, I’d like to say that I can appreciate your perspective, particularly in deciding to delay attending your dream school due to COVID-related circumstances.
Before you make any decisions, I’d check to see if the community college you want to attend offers transferrable credits to Vassar College. You must do this by contacting, emailing, or visiting the websites of both schools’ admissions offices. Otherwise, delaying admissions for a year might be your best course of action. Additionally, since this appears to be the crux of your problem, it never hurts to inquire with the university about your ability to earn course credits during the deferment period.
Alternately, if you decide to reject Vassar’s acceptance and/or deferment offers, the next time you apply to the college, you will be treated as a new applicant. Because there are fewer spots available for transfer students and because most transfer applicants have likely stronger credentials, applying as a transfer to highly selective schools is always more difficult than applying as an RD. I would consider this when making your final decision. I would advise contacting Vassar’s financial aid office and explaining your situation if money is a concern for your decision to enroll there. If you have offers from other prestigious universities, they might be able to help you negotiate a lower tuition price or secure financial aid (view this stream here: https://www collegevine. com/livestreams/8/how-to-negotiate-financial-aid-and-scholarships-with-colleges). However, applying to Vassar as an ED or EA rather than RD can always improve your chances of being accepted, so take that into account!
RD as opposed to. I don’t see how getting RD acceptance would help your transfer application, so I’d say no. Maybe if you were ED, since ED demonstrates how committed you are to attending However, since RD is a typical applicant, it wouldn’t significantly improve your application. I’m not sure what you mean when you say “easier if I was accepted RD,” so I’m just a little perplexed.
Since there is no guarantee you will be admitted the following year, I would strongly consider just deferring and taking a gap year. But if you excel in community college and remain active, it might work out. Vassar admittance rates arent too low at about 25%, but transfer acceptance rates are about half of that If you’re up for it, you could also contact Vassar directly and inquire about this. Because we don’t know whether transfer admissions even looks at your prior application, I don’t believe it’s worth the chance of losing your spot at Vassar.
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Why I Transferred Schools (Out of Vassar)
Does Vassar take transfer students?
Students may submit a transfer application as early as the first term of their first year of college. To graduate from Vassar after enrolling as a transfer, you must complete the equivalent of at least four full semesters.
What GPA do you need to get into Vassar?
1. Obtain a high GPA while enrolling in the most difficult courses offered. Vassar looks for students who enroll in the most difficult courses offered. The college reports that most applicants have an unweighted A- average (about a 3). 6) and are in the top 10-20% of their class.
What is the easiest college to transfer to?
- University of Wyoming – 97%
- Washington & Jefferson College – 95%
- University of Tennessee at Chattanooga – 94%
- Old Dominion University – 92%
- University of Oklahoma – 92%
- University of North Carolina at Asheville – 91%
- University of Kansas – 90%
- East Carolina University – 89%
Which college has the highest transfer acceptance rate?
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