Send it Diversity Statement after acceptance?

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iWayneState
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Send it Diversity Statement after acceptance?

Postby iWayneState » Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:39 pm

I have applied and been accepted to 3 schools. They have all just recently notified me of my acceptance to their school but have not yet ruled on scholarship money awarded. Would it be possible to send it a Diversity Statement to boost my chances of possibly getting some $$$? I applied using the DS on the rest of my apps, however, not to these 3 as I had applied to them in mid Novemeber.
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glewz
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Re: Send it Diversity Statement after acceptance?

Postby glewz » Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:49 pm

I wouldn't - the message you would send to them is weird if you think about it.

A: Congrats, you're in!
B: Great! Here's how I can contribute to your community!
A: ...? (hmm...I could have sworn I sent him/her the acceptance e-mail)


Just wait until around Feb when they get a better idea/really start giving out scholarships.

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Re: Send it Diversity Statement after acceptance?

Postby gdane » Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:09 pm

Dont do it at all.

Scholarships are mainly merit and need based. The former is dependant on your LSAT score and GPA. A diversity statement will more than likely NOT help you in any way after youve been admitted.

Good luck!

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Re: Send it Diversity Statement after acceptance?

Postby iWayneState » Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:21 pm

Thanks the the quick responses. Very much appreciated.

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Re: Send it Diversity Statement after acceptance?

Postby thecilent » Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:23 pm

gdane5 wrote:Dont do it at all.

Scholarships are mainly merit and need based. The former is dependant on your LSAT score and GPA. A diversity statement will more than likely NOT help you in any way after youve been admitted.

Good luck!


URM status can help with scholarships.

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Re: Send it Diversity Statement after acceptance?

Postby gdane » Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:33 pm

thecilent wrote:URM status can help with scholarships.

Yea I know brah. I checked the "Hispanic" box too when I sent in my applications.

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Re: Send it Diversity Statement after acceptance?

Postby iWayneState » Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:43 pm

gdane5 wrote:
thecilent wrote:URM status can help with scholarships.

Yea I know brah. I checked the "Hispanic" box too when I sent in my applications.



I figured it could. I am not a URM in the AA,NA, Latino sense. However, I am a person of color. I sent the 3 apps in before I figured out that a diversity statement could help.

Should I send it? 2 of the schools have yet to make a decision on applications and I did not have the DS attached to their apps.

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thecilent
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Re: Send it Diversity Statement after acceptance?

Postby thecilent » Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:51 pm

Def send to ones that haven't made a decision

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Re: Send it Diversity Statement after acceptance?

Postby T6Hopeful » Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:04 am

thecilent wrote:Def send to ones that haven't made a decision

+1, but not to the ones that have. If any of the schools you got into invite you to write an essay for scholarship considerations, this would be a good time to work points from your diversity statement in. Otherwise, congratulations and enjoy the acceptances!

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Re: Send it Diversity Statement after acceptance?

Postby mths » Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:29 am

glewz wrote:I wouldn't - the message you would send to them is weird if you think about it.

A: Congrats, you're in!
B: Great! Here's how I can contribute to your community!
A: ...? (hmm...I could have sworn I sent him/her the acceptance e-mail)


Just wait until around Feb when they get a better idea/really start giving out scholarships.

:lol:

this made me laugh pretty hard




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