Negotiating Scholarships

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Include unranked safety school's full ride in scholarship negotiation?

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Negotiating Scholarships

Postby kakaa001 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:09 pm

Here's a question:

I got a decent offer from USD, but I have offers from higher ranked schools. Obviously, I'm going to include those offers in my email for negotiation.

However, my safety school offered me a full ride, but they are unranked. Do I bother including this tidbit in my negotiations or is it best to leave it out?

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Re: Negotiating Scholarships

Postby splitbrain » Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:27 pm

IMO the worst that could happen is they just completely disregard it, which is probably the most likely scenario.

I don't see how it could hurt though, provided you adhere to the other standards involved with negotiations (i.e. professionalism).

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Re: Negotiating Scholarships

Postby landla » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:14 pm

I would say it depends on the school and region. If the school has a great reputation within the region, include it. If it is a school that people would laugh at, don't include it. If in between, include it, but do so carefully - do it in such a way that the committee may overlook it without being offended.

I don't think it can hurt in general, unless you are comparing the top school with something laughable. (I can't think of a laughable example, but I'm sure they are out there.)

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