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Got approved: Blue for students from AmEx

New Contributor

Got approved: Blue for students from AmEx

Good Morning!
 
Just wanted to share the good news and say that I was approved for the Blue for students from American Express with a $1000 CL. I have a blank credit history so I'm starting from scratch here.
 
I had a few questions...
  • How long before I start seeing a decent credit score, 6 months? 1 year? 2 years?
  • I don't plan on carrying a balance, is that better for building my score?
  • After 6 months - 1 year should I look into getting another card?
  • Basically I want a good credit score because I plan on buying a car within the next 24 months and a house within the next 48 months
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Moderator Emeritus

Re: Got approved: Blue for students from AmEx

Wow- AMEX student card is a tough approval congrats-
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Moderator Emeritus

Re: Got approved: Blue for students from AmEx

Open another account with them in January-
 
ask for a CLI in 6 months-
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Senior Contributor

Re: Got approved: Blue for students from AmEx

Congrats on the student approval! From what I've read, this is one tough card to get.
Here we go again...
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Moderator Emeritus

Re: Got approved: Blue for students from AmEx

Way to go!
 
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App free since 7/11/08.
TU 744 / EX 710 / EQ 694 (Starting to slip. Smiley Surprised )
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Moderator Emeritus

Re: Got approved: Blue for students from AmEx

That's great news, Greg!  Congratulations!!!
EQ 814 / TU 815 / EX 842
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New Contributor

Re: Got approved: Blue for students from AmEx

Thanks for all the kind words guys! I'm really glad I got the AmEx and didn't have to screw around with Capital One.
 
Anymore advice?
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Frequent Contributor

Re: Got approved: Blue for students from AmEx



Greg34 wrote:
Thanks for all the kind words guys! I'm really glad I got the AmEx and didn't have to screw around with Capital One.
 
Anymore advice?



Yeah, try to PIF with your AMEX every month.
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New Contributor

Re: Got approved: Blue for students from AmEx

Yeah I plan on paying it off in full every month!
Message 9 of 14
Contributor

Re: Got approved: Blue for students from AmEx

Great Job...I hear that one is a TOUGHIE!!!
My friends, my family, my FICO!
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