Preemptively Negotiating Schollies

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PRgradBYU
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Preemptively Negotiating Schollies

Postby PRgradBYU » Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:17 pm

I believe I already know the answer to this, but I want to know what everyone thinks: With it being this late in the cycle, do you think it's worth it to start negotiating a scholarship from a school if I've been accepted there but otherwise haven't heard anything from them? I.e, if I've been accepted to Schools X and Y and School X offered me a certain amount but School Y hasn't yet, should I use School X's scholly to start negotiations with School Y?

The obvious disadvantage to this would be giving School Y leverage to "low-ball it" and simply match School X's offer when they might have otherwise given me a higher scholly, but I want to know what everyone thinks / know if anyone has had success doing this. PM me if you feel it's necessary for me to disclose specific schools' names.

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gaud
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Re: Preemptively Negotiating Schollies

Postby gaud » Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:51 pm

You should wait until you get an offer.

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Re: Preemptively Negotiating Schollies

Postby Tiago Splitter » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:08 pm

Don't show your cards, but feel free to ask them about money.

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Re: Preemptively Negotiating Schollies

Postby PRgradBYU » Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:38 pm

Great advice, guys. I'll try to think of the most genuine, non-arrogant way to say, "Where's my money?" Definitely let me know if you guys have any approaches that have worked well for you.




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