call-me-bubbles wrote:Was offered a half-tuition scholarship at WUSTL and, last week, at Cornell as well. Since Cornell is ranked higher, would it be acceptable to go ahead and send a negotiation e-mail to WUSTL, attaching/forwarding Cornell's offer, and asking if it's possible to have my WUSTL offer increased? I know there are posts a-plenty about how, exactly, to write a negotiation e-mail, but if anyone has any tips there, too, that would be great.
Also, a few weeks ago I e-mailed WUSTL to "double check" that they would automatically receive my updated (slightly higher, yay!) December LSAT score and take it into consideration for financial aid. They wrote back saying yes, they had already received my updated score report from LSAC and would take it into account when determining aid. However, I don't know if they actually looked at my file when responding to my e-mail, such that the admissions person might have thought I just recently got accepted and hadn't heard back yet about financial aid at all. Actually, I got accepted (and got the 50% scholarship) back in October, so I'm not sure if I should go ahead with a negotiation e-mail or give them time and just assume that they'll re-review my file and increase my financial aid accordingly on their own.
Any thoughts/tips? Thanks again for answering questions!
It's more than acceptable to do so. There should be others on this thread who can better advice you on how to draft the scholarship negotiation letter well, I only sent it once. IIRC some people up'd their scholarship up to three times.