Applying ED, will I lose a chance at scholarship money?

(Applications Advice, Letters of Recommendation . . . )
danielle9281
Posts: 64
Joined: Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:32 pm

Applying ED, will I lose a chance at scholarship money?

Postby danielle9281 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:04 pm

I am going to apply ED to UCLA and I was wondering if that means I will lose my chance at getting scholarshp money?
Last edited by danielle9281 on Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.

goodcharles
Posts: 24
Joined: Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:03 am

Re: Applying ED, will I loose chance at scholarship money?

Postby goodcharles » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:07 pm

most likely

User avatar
lifestooquick
Posts: 1200
Joined: Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:13 pm

Re: Applying ED, will I loose chance at scholarship money?

Postby lifestooquick » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:20 pm

The general consensus is yes because they know that you will attend, so they have no reason to entice you with $$

gambelda
Posts: 300
Joined: Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:44 am

Re: Applying ED, will I loose chance at scholarship money?

Postby gambelda » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:44 pm

you probably won't gain any money, but you most certainly will "LOSE" some

User avatar
msch0i
Posts: 615
Joined: Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:55 pm

Re: Applying ED, will I loose chance at scholarship money?

Postby msch0i » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:52 pm

Yes, though you can still qualify for need-based grants and loans.

User avatar
jtemp320
Posts: 481
Joined: Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:27 pm

Re: Applying ED, will I loose chance at scholarship money?

Postby jtemp320 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:55 pm

Funny you should ask I took a tour of UCLA a few weeks ago which Dean Schwartz personally led (crazy right? How often does that happen?). He was very nice and very candid. Before my LSAT retake I was strongly considering EDing to UCLA and I asked him the same question - he basically said "if you would be a strong candidate RD who nevertheless for one reason or another is concerned about your chances and chooses to apply ED then there is a significant possibility that you will not only be accepted but receive some merit scholarships, maybe even greater then if you applied regular decision. The reason being that UCLA is concerned about the perception that early decision candidates don't receive consideration for merit scholarships and so the committee picks out a few to give $ to and you are competing with a different (I am assuming less qualified) pool then RD for those $." I was a little surprised by this answer.

Hey if you don't believe me reach out to the admissions office directly -from my experience they were incredibly acsessible.

This only applies if you have a good shot RD and choose ED to try to seal the deal because your heart is set on UCLA - if you are really reaching you aren't going to merit $ anyway

User avatar
absolutazn87
Posts: 715
Joined: Wed Aug 20, 2008 2:16 am

Re: Applying ED, will I loose chance at scholarship money?

Postby absolutazn87 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:07 pm

If you look last cycle on LSN, Penn also gave a few EDers $$

User avatar
paratactical
Posts: 5961
Joined: Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:06 pm

Re: Applying ED, will I loose chance at scholarship money?

Postby paratactical » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:18 pm

jtemp320 wrote:This only applies if you have a good shot RD and choose ED to try to seal the deal because your heart is set on UCLA - if you are really reaching you aren't going to merit $ anyway


OP is reaching.

User avatar
im_blue
Posts: 3276
Joined: Sun Apr 12, 2009 3:53 am

Re: Applying ED, will I loose chance at scholarship money?

Postby im_blue » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:38 pm

With your numbers, you'll be very lucky to be accepted at all, so you should plan on paying full sticker.

GettingReady2010
Posts: 426
Joined: Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:40 pm

Re: Applying ED, will I loose chance at scholarship money?

Postby GettingReady2010 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:45 pm

It seems like everyone assumes that if you ED, you won't receive money. This may or not be true, but we would never know, because most people that apply ED are below a school's medians and would not be eligible for a scholarship anyway. Many schools specifically say that they don't factor in your ED obligation when offering scholarships.

danielle9281
Posts: 64
Joined: Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:32 pm

Re: Applying ED, will I loose chance at scholarship money?

Postby danielle9281 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:58 pm

gambelda wrote:you probably won't gain any money, but you most certainly will "LOSE" some



I see my spelling mistake, I am at work and typed this quickly, sorry.




Return to “Law School Admissions Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider], genjustice and 6 guests