Unfortunately, I can’t give you a more specific answer than that—I’m sorry! Since you’ll need to make a decision by May 1st, it would make sense that you will hear back before then. You still have half a month, so there’s still some time for them to get back to you.
For merit-based scholarships, you do not apply separately. Your transcript information from your initial application for acceptance will determine if you receive merit scholarships. Merit scholarships are determined by hard numbers only.
Hayes-Healy / Gillson Halls
Pros: These halls are entirely first-year students, so you have a bunch of other people to relate to.
Cons: These halls are at the bottom of Cardiac Hill, which is the hill you need to scale if you want to get to the cafeteria or classrooms on main campus.
Pros: Phelan is the most newly renovated hall. It is also on top of Cardiac Hill and right across from the cafeteria.
Cons: The hall is not entirely made of first-years, so there are less people in your year to relate to.
Lone Mountain Residence Hall
Pros: You’re close to important offices like One Stop, One Card, the Office of the Registrar, and others. LoMo also has some awesome views of the city.
Cons: You’ll have to climb the dreaded Lone Mountain stairs every time you want to get to your room. Also, first-year students are in the minority in LoMo, so you have fewer freshmen to relate to than if you were in Hayes or Gillson.
The Learning Environment
I’m sorry to hear that you’ve had trouble hearing about your admission decision! College app season is an especially stressful time for applicants.
Our best recommendation would be to speak with the admission counsellor at your school and continue trying to contact our office for clarification.