mikebag23 wrote:Hey all,
So I got accepted into Whittier (T4) with a $27,500 merit scholarship, and Southwestern (T3) with no scholarship. I would have to relocate to attend Whittier, so I am estimating about $15,000 of that going to housing. My main priority is transferring out to a T1 or T2. My good friend just got accepted into Pepperdine after placing in the top 10% at Whittier, so I have some hope for that school. I am confident I can place in the top 10% at either school. My question is, keeping in mind that transferring is my main priority, do I take the scholarship despite half of it going to relocation costs, or pay sticker at Southwestern?
Any advice would be appreciated...Thanks.
I was in the same boat as you last year. I was considering attending Whittier with a scholarship. It would have been the biggest screw up of my life. Those scholarship stipulations are horrible. Not to mention their 50% attrition rate. I see that you are thinking of Pepperdine, why not retake? I'm glad I listened to everyone on TLS last year who told me to retake and never count on transferring. I studied for the LSAT like mad and increased my LSAT 11 points. I have a horrible gpa for California law schools and I can't leave SoCal. However, retaking is the best decision i ever make. I got into UC Davis and Pepperdine with money. Pepperdine's stipulation is nowhere near Whittier's. 5%? 10%? They're crazy!! I withdrew 2 days before Orientation.