Mention peer school money and acceptances in LOCI?

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Rory1987
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Mention peer school money and acceptances in LOCI?

Postby Rory1987 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:51 pm

Is this a good or bad idea?

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Upton Sinclair
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Re: Mention peer school money and acceptances in LOCI?

Postby Upton Sinclair » Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:54 pm

Don't do it.

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lovejopd
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Re: Mention peer school money and acceptances in LOCI?

Postby lovejopd » Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:19 pm

Why not?... :lol:

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Hattori Hanzo
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Re: Mention peer school money and acceptances in LOCI?

Postby Hattori Hanzo » Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:39 pm

Go for it w/o mentioning dollar amounts. If it's a named scholly, drop the name. If not just mention you got significant $$$.

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Re: Mention peer school money and acceptances in LOCI?

Postby Sandro » Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:24 am

Use terms like "almost half the cost of attendance" / half tuition / full tuition etc.

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Re: Mention peer school money and acceptances in LOCI?

Postby fragged » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:59 am

I used specific amounts in one email I sent because I wanted that school to know exactly how much the school ranked 20 spots higher than them offered me. You can bullshit around the issue or you can just be straight with them. Admissions and financial aid people don't know WTF you're saying when you say "$$$" or "significant amount." I ended up with a bump in my offer from the school, so clearly it worked for me - but perhaps I would have gotten even better results if I had used more tact. I'll never know.

edit: The post above has a good approach, using terms like "half tuition" which essentially gives them a number without actually giving them a number (as long as they can do math).

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Re: Mention peer school money and acceptances in LOCI?

Postby acadec » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:28 pm

If you're trying to leverage more money out of a school that's already accepted you, it's a good approach. But I thought LOCIs were mainly used to persuade schools that hadn't given you a decision (or had waitlisted you) that you would be more likely than the average applicant to attend if accepted, and so accepting you would be a good idea. In that case, it seems like a pretty poor strategy to tell them about the wonderful offers you have from peer schools, because those seem like they would give you an incentive to snub the school to which you're writing.

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Re: Mention peer school money and acceptances in LOCI?

Postby fragged » Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:02 pm

Oops, my first lesson as a 0L - read the OP.

I just realized you asked if you should mention money in the LOCI.

In that case the answer is "No."




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