Scholarship Rentention

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lnh819
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Scholarship Rentention

Postby lnh819 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:18 pm

Is there any way to easily find out what percentage of students retain their scholarship at a particular school? It doesn't seem to be published on too many school websites - or else I'm just completing missing it because they bury the information. I'm mainly curious about Texas schools (Tech in particular) but any data would be helpful!

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cinephile
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Re: Scholarship Rentention

Postby cinephile » Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:02 am

If the stipulations are anything other than "good standing" then it's not worth taking it.

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Re: Scholarship Rentention

Postby bobbypin » Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:32 am

I would try looking at their websites after the Thanksgiving break. One of the admissions deans I spoke with told me that law schools are required to disclose this information now.

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2014
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Re: Scholarship Rentention

Postby 2014 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:32 am

There is no good source but schools are usually willing to tell you.

Ask here, Dean Perez is very accomodating to questions.

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Re: Scholarship Rentention

Postby SPerez » Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:33 pm

lnh819 wrote:Is there any way to easily find out what percentage of students retain their scholarship at a particular school? It doesn't seem to be published on too many school websites - or else I'm just completing missing it because they bury the information. I'm mainly curious about Texas schools (Tech in particular) but any data would be helpful!


Did I hear my name? haha...

Actually, the ABA instituted a new accreditation standard (ABA Standard 509) pertaining to "Consumer Information". This includes several things, including a requirement that schools "publicly disclose on its website, in the form designated by the (ABA) Council (on Accreditation), its conditional scholarship retention data. A law school shall also distribute this data to all applicants being offered conditional scholarships at the time the scholarship offer is extended." The form has spaces for the last three years.

So this means anyone who receives a scholarship with a condition other than simply remaining in good standing (not flunking out, committing honor code violation) should also receive retention information. If a school only gives good standing scholarships, then they don't have to report anything (e.g. how many scholarship recipients flunked out).

Also, keep in mind that the "form designated by the Council" does NOT require a school specify what exactly the criteria were, e.g. top half, top third, top 10%, etc. (In Texas Tech's case, three years ago-before I got here-there were multiple criteria; some scholarships were top 1/3 others top 1/3.)

It also doesn't require a school disclose how many total scholarships were awarded, which would tell a student what percentage of a school's awards have a GPA requirement. I added that information to our disclosure to provide that context.

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Re: Scholarship Rentention

Postby arklaw13 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:29 pm

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Re: Scholarship Rentention

Postby dextermorgan » Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:33 pm

Just ask. My school requires a 3.0 and ~80% keep it. They had no problems telling people who asked.

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Re: Scholarship Rentention

Postby arklaw13 » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:56 am

dextermorgan wrote:Just ask. My school requires a 3.0 and ~80% keep it. They had no problems telling people who asked.


I'll probably ask as soon as I get a few more offers in. I'm glad that its at least in percent format and not gpa. A 3.0 can be anywhere from top 50% to top 25% or higher depending on your school's curve. At least they're honest about how many classmates I have to beat out.




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