(Applications Advice, Letters of Recommendation . . . )
2 posts • Page 1 of 1
- Posts: 1
- Joined: Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:13 pm
I recently got my first acceptance letter, which was very exciting. Part of my strategy in applying, though, was to aim low, so to speak, because I have been told that that gives you a better chance of getting a scholarship offer. If a school wants to entice me to matriculate with a scholarship offer, will they do so in my first acceptance letter, or do they wait? This will be a big factor in which school I choose, so it would be nice to know up front if anyone is offering me any money, but I don't know what to expect in this regard.
- Posts: 3002
- Joined: Fri Jul 17, 2009 2:07 am
It depends on the school. At this point in the cycle, few schools will have any $ left for scholarships. It's getting to the time of year where you're lucky to be outright admitted. Also FWIW, applying higher is helpful as a school is more likely to give you $ if you actually have other options. Applying to lots of schools in the range is helpful because you can negotiate your scholarship up if you have larger peer offers.
Who is online
Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], MSNbot Media and 3 guests