The Kings College: NYC - a scholarship or a scam?

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  1. Thatgrimguy

    Thatgrimguy Flying Squid

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    Apply, if you want to go. Smaller schools charge more for tuition under the idea that you will get more one on one time with the teachers. Call them and talk to them. It's not uncommon for colleges to send out blast emails to everyone who took the SAT or ACT and then weed out the ones that did crappy once they get that information from you.

    The key word is "candidate". Everyone who took the SAT could be a candidate. And you only get a refund of the application cost IF you win the scholarship. It's just advertising. I wouldn't call it a scam, but it's not a $40,000 scholarship either.
     
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  3. thepanfish

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    That's still 17,000$ OOP costs a year...
    I have been contacted in the same way based on scores on an ACT, seems legit. Schools will give out test scores sometimed.
     
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    Seano, you've heard about all the 'for profit' colleges springing up? Just be careful.
     
  5. Seano Hermano

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    Oh, of course I have. That had come to mind; though I don't plan on applying to this school...just something that had caught my attention.
     
  6. Adam Asher

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    I work at The King's College. Based on the email you copied & pasted in the last post, it sounds like you did receive a legitimate email from the college.

    Khowst brings up a great point though. If you wonder whether an email is legitimate, definitely call the sender. The number listed in that email is the Admissions Office main line, however, you can feel free to call through the switchboard (212.659.7200) and ask to be transferred.

    Congratulations on a great SAT score!

    Adam Asher
     
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    Yeah sometimes it isn't necessary to submit your scores to colleges. A lot of recruiters for colleges get the scores and initiate contact.
     
  10. Thatgrimguy

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    Very creepy. First post on our forum?!?!
     
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    I wonder if he has a reef or FOWLR. LOLOL
     
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  12. Seano Hermano

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