Waitlist Scholly Negotiation

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crossingforHYS
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Waitlist Scholly Negotiation

Postby crossingforHYS » Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:19 pm

Quick Question: How do people negotiate scholly's off the waitlist? How do people negotiate after doing well first year?

and are some school notorious for not negotiating scholarships at all?
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Re: Waitlist Scholorship Negotiation

Postby monarchylover » Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:21 pm

crossingforHYS wrote:Quick Question: How do people negotiate scholly's off the waitlist? How do people negotiate after doing well first year?

and are some school notorious for not negotiating scholorships at all?



I thought the only thing you could do is threaten transfer??

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Re: Waitlist Scholorship Negotiation

Postby crossingforHYS » Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:21 pm

monarchylover wrote:
crossingforHYS wrote:Quick Question: How do people negotiate scholly's off the waitlist? How do people negotiate after doing well first year?

and are some school notorious for not negotiating scholorships at all?



I thought the only thing you could do is threaten transfer??

but I am interested in how people do that? what it the etiquette? and how do you threaten without sounding awful?

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Re: Waitlist Scholly Negotiation

Postby JoeFish » Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:57 am

No experience in the matter, but I would approach it along the lines of "Listen, I really like the school, I'd love to make this work, but I'm really not going to be able to attend (or stay, if that's the deal) unless I get some help". You know, in a more formal way. Even if it's not strictly true (that you need a good deal more money), it's practically true in that if they aren't able to make an offer that you deem reasonable then it simply won't be economically viable for you to attend.

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Re: Waitlist Scholly Negotiation

Postby Z3RO » Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:30 am

I imagine it goes something like this:

1. get killer 1L grades
2. apply as transfer to notably more prestigious schools
3. get accepted
4. threaten/blackmail current school

If you can even manage #1 then congrats, dude.




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