Does an ED app to NYU still allow for scholarship offers?

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Does an ED app to NYU still allow for scholarship offers?

Postby porzingis3 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:13 pm

I read on lawschooli.com, that NYU has a separate department that puts together you financial package, and that an ED app unlike most other schools does not remove you from contention for scholarship offers because the separate department won't even know you applied ED. I find this hard to believe and cannot find any support for this elsewhere. Does anyone have experience with this or just know whether it is true or not? Thanks!

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Re: Does an ED app to NYU still allow for scholarship offers?

Postby Mullens » Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:02 pm

porzingis3 wrote:I read on lawschooli.com, that NYU has a separate department that puts together you financial package, and that an ED app unlike most other schools does not remove you from contention for scholarship offers because the separate department won't even know you applied ED. I find this hard to believe and cannot find any support for this elsewhere. Does anyone have experience with this or just know whether it is true or not? Thanks!

You won't get a scholarship and applying ED might lower your chances of admission

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Re: Does an ED app to NYU still allow for scholarship offers?

Postby ernie » Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:30 pm

Applying ED is a bad move, but it's untrue that ED applicants to NYU can't get $$.

Is it less likely they get $$? No hard facts, but I'd have to imagine that is the case, given that they don't need to offer you some inducement to attend.

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Re: Does an ED app to NYU still allow for scholarship offers?

Postby porzingis3 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:20 pm

Okay thank you both for the responses!

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Re: Does an ED app to NYU still allow for scholarship offers?

Postby cavalier1138 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:09 pm

What I think you may have been referring to in the initial OP was your chance at named scholarships with an ED app. As far as I know, those scholarships are considered by totally independent panels that know nothing about whether you applied ED or not.

But those are extremely competitive, and if you're a serious contender for one of those, you won't need to apply ED in the first place.

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Re: Does an ED app to NYU still allow for scholarship offers?

Postby tlee13 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:25 pm

cavalier1138 wrote:What I think you may have been referring to in the initial OP was your chance at named scholarships with an ED app. As far as I know, those scholarships are considered by totally independent panels that know nothing about whether you applied ED or not.

But those are extremely competitive, and if you're a serious contender for one of those, you won't need to apply ED in the first place.


The accuracy of this depends entirely upon the named scholarship in question. I applied to NYU ED because I knew it's where I wanted to be and I knew it was a bit of a reach for me and I actually ended up receiving one of the named scholarships (AnBryce). In a lot of cases the scholarships are looking more at your softs than the admissions committee so, even if you barely make the cut into the school due to LSAT/GPA, you're in no way disadvantaged during certain named scholarship processes. The committee I interviewed with for AB didn't even know I was ED and already locked into NYU until I brought it up in my interview.

Overall though, it's pretty dang risky to ride on a named scholarship just due to the probability of even being interviewed for one. While it may have worked out for me in the end, I probably wouldn't go the ED route if I had to do it all over.



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