Asking a School For Money with No Original offer

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OSUDEVIL
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Asking a School For Money with No Original offer

Postby OSUDEVIL » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:13 pm

I sent an e-mail to a top choice school today to begin negotiating for a scholarship. I sent them an e-mail asking who I would speak to to talk about merit aid, expecting either a small offer or being directed to the right person, but instead, was told that I do not qualify for a scholarship and that it is based on both LSAT and GPA. . . I am a splitter above 75 percent LSAT and below 25 percent GPA. I have a few scholarship offers from other schools but this is one in the market I want to be in. Anyone have any advice on how I can continue from here / let them know of my other offers, or am I screwed?

thanks!

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Re: Asking a School For Money with No Original offer

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:53 pm

Some schools admit students and offer aid based solely on GPA and LSAT. They don't care if Harvard admits you - an acceptance from Harvard does not increase their GPA and LSAT medians for ranking purposes. Not only that, but they probably also have a historical admittance/acceptance chart that indicates that people with your GPA/LSAT will likely attend if admitted, even without scholarship.

This shouldn't be a surprise.

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Re: Asking a School For Money with No Original offer

Postby OSUDEVIL » Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:07 pm

Thanks, It's not that I am surprised, but I still wanted to follow up to see if I could try and get anything. But if they will say no no matter what, I will probably cross them off.




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