179/3.85 - Is it worth applying anywhere other than HYSCCN?

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Re: 179/3.85 - Is it worth applying anywhere other than HYSCCN?

Postby Big Dog » Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:56 am

You can see who will be a YP risk and which ones won't.


Right, and to reduce the YP chances, a nice one-page 'Why LS x letter' moves the app to the Yes pile and the merit aid negotiations. UVa/Penn et al want people that want them. Show them the love with those numbers and they'll shower you with money.

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Re: 179/3.85 - Is it worth applying anywhere other than HYSCCN?

Postby ms9 » Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:05 pm

I think the fewest amount of schools a client of mine has applied to was three (Harvard, Yale, NYU) because said client had to be in that area for personal reasons, and if you are only going to go to one of those schools you have no need for scholarship leverage (Yale/Harvard no giveth). For the record client got into all three, but this is a rare thing to do and I would never bank on it. We just sort of got lucky.

In general, just about everyone should do the classic strategy of "reaches, mid-ground, and safeties"...particularly in this world of scholarship negotiation.

There are some cases, though, where applying to t-6 makes sense. In fact, where it makes sense as a specific strategy. But It is not something that I would recommend without knowing the person super well.

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Re: 179/3.85 - Is it worth applying anywhere other than HYSCCN?

Postby SFrost » Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:09 pm

why should a 179/3.85 even bother applying to Georgetown. That's second tier school. T13 should be the standard advice

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Re: 179/3.85 - Is it worth applying anywhere other than HYSCCN?

Postby cron1834 » Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:42 pm

SFrost wrote:why should a 179/3.85 even bother applying to Georgetown. That's second tier school. T13 should be the standard advice

No one's really disagreeing with that ITT. Cover the T13, or a good majority of it. Excluding GULC is perfectly fine.

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Re: 179/3.85 - Is it worth applying anywhere other than HYSCCN?

Postby eriedoctrine » Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:54 pm

App fee is $28 now.

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Re: 179/3.85 - Is it worth applying anywhere other than HYSCCN?

Postby oxie » Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:49 am

cron1834 wrote:
SFrost wrote:why should a 179/3.85 even bother applying to Georgetown. That's second tier school. T13 should be the standard advice

No one's really disagreeing with that ITT. Cover the T13, or a good majority of it. Excluding GULC is perfectly fine.

"T13" quibbling aside, it's worth nothing that it seemed like GULC's maximum merit aid award this past cycle was $35K and their 509 report shows no awards of full-tuition scholarships. So if you're just applying in the interest of full scholarships, GULC's definitely skippable.

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Re: 179/3.85 - Is it worth applying anywhere other than HYSCCN?

Postby lieph82 » Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:00 am

ymmv wrote:
This is stupid and senseless advice. The apps will cost him $25 a piece.

More importantly, can advice be stupid but not senseless? Senseless but not stupid?



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