Will applying ED affect my chances of $$$?

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Map Cat
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Will applying ED affect my chances of $$$?

Postby Map Cat » Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:41 pm

I've searched for this question a few times but never found an answer.

I'm applying to my absolute dream school. Without coming out and saying "OMG I'M YOUR #1 FAN", I want to make it clear that this is my top choice. I thought of applying ED, but getting absolutely no $$ would obviously affect my decision. Do schools take advantage of the ED option to give out less $?

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Re: Will applying ED affect my chances of $$$?

Postby UnamSanctam » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:15 pm

If you apply ED, expect to get no scholarship money. Most schools take advantage of not giving scholarship money to ED admits. Michigan is the only exception I know of (and really, that seems imprudent).

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Re: Will applying ED affect my chances of $$$?

Postby Map Cat » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:16 am

That's what I figured. :? Thanks!

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Re: Will applying ED affect my chances of $$$?

Postby KMaine » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:23 am

Yes! I truly think that applying ED is only a good idea if you are not debt averse, and it is your only chance at the t-14. I would not sacrifice the chance of getting $ at Cornell for the chance to go to UVA, or getting $ at Penn for the chance to get into NYU.

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Re: Will applying ED affect my chances of $$$?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:00 pm

Also keep in mind that Northwestern, GW, and BU all offer full rides to ED admits.

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Re: Will applying ED affect my chances of $$$?

Postby annet » Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:11 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:Also keep in mind that Northwestern, GW, and BU all offer full rides to ED admits.


Is this true at Northwestern? I've seen this mentioned in passing on TLS but couldn't find anything official to confirm it.

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Re: Will applying ED affect my chances of $$$?

Postby emkay625 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:14 pm

annet wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:Also keep in mind that Northwestern, GW, and BU all offer full rides to ED admits.


Is this true at Northwestern? I've seen this mentioned in passing on TLS but couldn't find anything official to confirm it.


It is definitely true at NU. This year was the first year though.

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Re: Will applying ED affect my chances of $$$?

Postby emkay625 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:14 pm

I think the answer to this question depends on what school it is.




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