Visiting schools / open houses in Feb / March

vicente
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Visiting schools / open houses in Feb / March

Postby vicente » Thu Dec 27, 2007 9:42 pm

Hey everyone,

If a school accepts you, do they pay for you to come visit them? If so, is this a standard practice? Or do only the best schools do this?

And if they do, what exactly do they pay for? ((international) airfare? hotel? special dinner?)

If you get invited to an open house, does that mean that you're accepted?

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Postby tnoviell » Thu Dec 27, 2007 9:59 pm

I had everything paid for when I visited, but I am a domestic student. I don't know the extent for international students.

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Postby vicente » Thu Dec 27, 2007 10:05 pm

For every school that accepted you?

Did you apply to any non-top-20 schools? If so, did they pay for you too?

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Postby grae313 » Thu Dec 27, 2007 10:10 pm

I know it is standard practice in at least the good schools (~top 20) to pay for you to come visit, including airfare, hotel, and a dinner. I don't know if this is for international students also though. Usually the information for reserving a spot to visit comes in the same letter or slightly later than your offer of admission. It is an event for admitted students.

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Postby tnoviell » Thu Dec 27, 2007 10:55 pm

Yes, non top 20 schools paid for my stuff too.

I got more free beer at the top 20 school, though :P ... a lot more. They pretty much made sure you had beer at every meal.

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Postby vicente » Thu Dec 27, 2007 11:17 pm

Thanks for the input

Any current graduate students in F-1 or J-1 status want to share whether they got paid airfare, lodging, and a free meal?

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Postby vicente » Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:23 pm

Looks like UVa doesn't pay for international students:

"If you don’t have a chance to visit on your own, we invite all the domestic applicants that we admit to come visit at our expense, typically in March. Further details will be provided with your admission information. Unfortunately, we cannot generally extend this offer to overseas students."

So perhaps it's not a standard practice to pay for intl students.




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