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sharrin7
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advice re: ed

Postby sharrin7 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:06 pm

So, my number one school has the option of ED. My numbers (based on LSN, without ED) would get me anywhere from 2/3 to a full tuition scholarship. However, I want to maximize my appearance of wanting to attend this school in addition to whatever I end up saying in my PS. Should I ED?

I've read a few times that EDing can lead to a lack of sholarship money, but (also based on LSN) I noticed that at least one applicant received money from this school even though s/he EDed. I've narrowed my options down to a) e-mailing the school and asking if I'm still eligible for scholarship money with an ED, b) not EDing and just emphasizing my want to go to this school in my PS, or c) EDing, not e-mailing the school to get the desired information regarding scholarship money, and hoping for the best.

Any thoughts/advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: advice re: ed

Postby sarahlawg » Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:16 pm

it would be helpful to know your numbers and the school to assess your actual chances of getting in RD. I will say though that I've heard of a lot of people who were set on one school going into the application process and by the end really liked another. So if you can easily get in RD, it may be better to do so for that reason. Also, the reason Eders often don't get scholarship (or at least one reason) is because they have numbers where one is above the schools median/75% and the other isn't, so they don't have the whole package for the scholarship.

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Re: advice re: ed

Postby Modus Ponens » Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:18 pm

I have been told that (at least at Duke and UVA) ED admits go through the same scholarship consideration process as RD admits. Most people who ED do so to make up for a weakness in his or her application, and this (at least at Duke and UVA) is the reason ED admits are less likely to receive scholarships.

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Re: advice re: ed

Postby sharrin7 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:30 pm

Numbers are above 75% GPA and just under median for LSAT (don't want retake...). School is UMN (I'm originally from MN and want to practice in the MPLS/St. Paul area).

Would it be practical to e-mail the school and figure out if ED admits go through the same scholarship process as RD admits? Or might this put the school off?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: advice re: ed

Postby bk1 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:31 pm

Don't ED. You are from MN, I think they will know you want to go there.

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Re: advice re: ed

Postby Modus Ponens » Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:33 pm

sharrin7 wrote:Would it be practical to e-mail the school and figure out if ED admits go through the same scholarship process as RD admits? Or might this put the school off?


Someone might disagree with me, but personally I feel like it's a question you should ask any school you are considering applying ED to.




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