I've been remiss in not updating this section of my blog. It's been fun posting about a parent's perspective on my son's search for the perfect engineering college. However, more importantly, has my advice found within these web pages worked for Erik? Here are our results to date:
- Michigan Tech - accepted
- Olin School of Engineering - awaiting action
- Rose Hulman - accepted
- Valparaiso - accepted
- WPI - awaiting action
So what does this all mean. If one applies early (Erik's applications were all in by Labor Day), Midwestern schools tend to give quick acceptance decisions. Thus, as a family (not just Erik!) we've been thrilled that by early October he already had three acceptances, and some very nice academic scholarship offers. The two East Coast schools should be giving us some idea of Erik's status in the near future. Olin is different from all the other schools. If one makes it to the next level, candidates for admission are invited to campus for an evaluation weekend.
Regardless, the process has been successful.