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    I'm moving this thread to the "Experiences with Davidson Young Scholars" thread.

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    Just got the news that DS6 was accepted as a DYS. Relieved to have some more help to figure things out with schooling.
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    I am applying for August, but only sent in test results (and accompanying application with some descriptions of what he's like) and no portfolio items. If his WISC and WJ Achievement test scores meet the criteria, do you think I needed to send portfolio items in also? I just don't want it to have hurt our chances that I didn't.

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    Originally Posted by 3xmama
    I am applying for August, but only sent in test results (and accompanying application with some descriptions of what he's like) and no portfolio items. If his WISC and WJ Achievement test scores meet the criteria, do you think I needed to send portfolio items in also? I just don't want it to have hurt our chances that I didn't.

    Hello 3xmama,
    I only sent the qualifing test scores and the application. If the test scores meet the criteria you do not need portfolio items.

    Good Luck!

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    Thank you, whattodo!

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    Originally Posted by 3xmama
    If his WISC and WJ Achievement test scores meet the criteria, do you think I needed to send portfolio items in also? I just don't want it to have hurt our chances that I didn't.
    If the WISC and WJ meet the minimum criteria, you don't need to do a portfolio in most cases. If you are one of the families that needs to make one, they will ask you to do so, but not count it against you that you didn't. So you won't change the odds by not doing the portfolio if you send in WISC and WJ that met criteria.

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    Originally Posted by 3xmama
    I am applying for August, but only sent in test results (and accompanying application with some descriptions of what he's like) and no portfolio items. If his WISC and WJ Achievement test scores meet the criteria, do you think I needed to send portfolio items in also? I just don't want it to have hurt our chances that I didn't.


    We are hoping to apply for august(or will it be september when sent in, in august?) as well ( depending on if his old school principal/gifted teacher has a chance to write the recommendation letter with the starting of her school year being busy) and we (after asking around on here) are only sending his WISC IV and WJ scores without a portfolio. Hope to hear your child was accepted 3xmama smile

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    Phew! As of now I finally got everything into DYS! His old principal ( before we moved ) did his reference letter and faxed it but forgot to let me know so now that I know its there, I sent everything else...Now the waiting begins!

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    Did DYS let you know it the reference was there? My DD's teacher said she sent something at end of the year but I have not heard from DYS. I also have not sent in her application, I just need to finish a few details.

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