Applying to safety schools to leverage scholarship money

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Applying to safety schools to leverage scholarship money

Postby Rstein888 » Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:05 pm

Is it a good idea to apply to a school that I am almost certain that I can get full ride to or close to it and use that as leverage with other schools that I actually want to go to?

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Re: Applying to safety schools to leverage scholarship money

Postby hairbear7 » Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:13 pm

Yes

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Re: Applying to safety schools to leverage scholarship money

Postby Rstein888 » Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:16 pm

Thanks, thought that would be obvious. Only thing is they are obviously lesser schools

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Re: Applying to safety schools to leverage scholarship money

Postby ballcaps » Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:47 pm

Rstein888 wrote:Only thing is they are obviously lesser schools


how much lesser

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Re: Applying to safety schools to leverage scholarship money

Postby Rigo » Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:24 pm

Also shoot some apps to generous peer schools. Schools will be more willing to match those offers than offers from schools not in the same tier.

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Re: Applying to safety schools to leverage scholarship money

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Tue Feb 24, 2015 12:45 am

They need to be close to the other schools to have any leverage

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Re: Applying to safety schools to leverage scholarship money

Postby Moneytrees » Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:21 pm

Mack.Hambleton wrote:They need to be close to the other schools to have any leverage


How close are we talking? Like would a school like ND care about an offer from Fordham or BC?

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Re: Applying to safety schools to leverage scholarship money

Postby Ris19 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:32 pm

Question on a related note - would lower T14 schools (10-14) consider offers from T20 schools (UT/Vandy - Emory/GW)?

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Re: Applying to safety schools to leverage scholarship money

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:36 pm

Ris19 wrote:Question on a related note - would lower T14 schools (10-14) consider offers from T20 schools (UT/Vandy - Emory/GW)?



to u and above, it depends on the range (although I'd recommend trying in any case). A full ride at UT/Vandy SHOULD lead to something at lower T14 etc

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Re: Applying to safety schools to leverage scholarship money

Postby Moneytrees » Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:54 pm

Mack.Hambleton wrote:
Ris19 wrote:Question on a related note - would lower T14 schools (10-14) consider offers from T20 schools (UT/Vandy - Emory/GW)?



to u and above, it depends on the range (although I'd recommend trying in any case). A full ride at UT/Vandy SHOULD lead to something at lower T14 etc


I'm hoping this is the case.



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