Thursday, November 8, 2012

getting in places

Stanford drops tuition for some students
Steve Rubenstein, Chronicle Staff Writer - Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - Palo Alto - Stanford
University will… no longer charge tuition to students
whose families earn less than $100,000 a year.
In addition, the university will waive room and board fees
for students whose families earn less than $60,000 a year.
Similar “middle class” tuition reduction/waiver policies at Harvard

Admission officers at Stanford University think they are seeing an unusually high
occurrence of a key ingredient, which they term "intellectual vitality," in homeschool
graduates (Foster, 2000). They link it to the practice of self-teaching prevalent in these
young people, as a result of their homeschool environment.

Option 3 – Request admission by exception
– Generally not advertised, but UCs allowed 6%, CSUs 8%
– Contact admissions office with request
– Be aware that first-level employees may not be aware
• Use the web to find higher-level staff
• Always be extremely polite and professional
– Math and English very important!