The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:47 pm

lc0626 wrote:Hey I got a $75,000 scholarship award from both UChicago and NYU. I'd like to use NYU's offer to negotiate with UChicago, but I'm struggling to craft my appeal letter because UChicago's offer already seems better considering that COA at NYU is higher.

Should I just go ahead and imply that if UChicago increases my award, that would make my decision much easier, while being as polite as possible? But I can't figure out a convincing reason that I may choose NYU over UChicago with the same amount of scholarship money.

Asking for advice because I don't wanna be rude. :cry:


Just say something like 'UC is my top choice, but due to financial reasons' - they don't have to know what the actual reasons are - 'I'm at this time inclined to accept NYU's offer. If your office is willing to provide a bit more aid, I will be able to enroll'

shit's vague but i've had loads of success w/ similar reasoning.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby Auxilio » Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:49 pm

FloridaCoastalorbust wrote:
lc0626 wrote:Hey I got a $75,000 scholarship award from both UChicago and NYU. I'd like to use NYU's offer to negotiate with UChicago, but I'm struggling to craft my appeal letter because UChicago's offer already seems better considering that COA at NYU is higher.

Should I just go ahead and imply that if UChicago increases my award, that would make my decision much easier, while being as polite as possible? But I can't figure out a convincing reason that I may choose NYU over UChicago with the same amount of scholarship money.

Asking for advice because I don't wanna be rude. :cry:


Just say something like 'UC is my top choice, but due to financial reasons' - they don't have to know what the actual reasons are - 'I'm at this time inclined to accept NYU's offer. If your office is willing to provide a bit more aid, I will be able to enroll'

shit's vague but i've had loads of success w/ similar reasoning.

Yeah for all they know you might have a spouse etc. living in NYU to reduce COL

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby strugglebus » Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:18 am

Withdrawing; hope somebody gets the $$

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby slurpy » Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:27 pm

Scholarship appeal denied just now.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby ChemEng1642 » Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:32 pm

slurpy wrote:Scholarship appeal denied just now.


Same so I withdrew and put some $$ back on the table - good luck to everyone else!

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby boomlawyered » Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:56 pm

Successfully appealed, will be attending in the fall! PM for details.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby ms2014 » Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:36 pm

My appeal was granted, but it didn't meet what I was hoping to receive. I withdrew, and hope the $$ goes to a fellow TLSer!

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby jawsjawsjaws » Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:01 pm

Just sent in my commitment response form. The appeal was rejected, but oh well! Still happy with what I'm getting.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby Alan Grant » Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:39 pm

checking in

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby Auxilio » Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:21 am

I had already committed to Penn because Chicago had missed their deadline, but my appeal was denied. For posterity 173/3.96 75k.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby sheishkabob » Sat Apr 25, 2015 12:46 pm

Appeal was granted!

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby leslieknope » Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:20 pm

Withdrew and put some $$$ back into the pot. It was by far the hardest decision of my cycle and one I'm still ambivalent about. :| Really hope it goes to one of you. Kill it in Chicago, friends!

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:34 pm

leslieknope wrote:Withdrew and put some $$$ back into the pot. It was by far the hardest decision of my cycle and one I'm still ambivalent about. :| Really hope it goes to one of you. Kill it in Chicago, friends!


how much did u give up (just wonderin)

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby Robb » Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:15 pm

Shitty map of shoreland for those interested, since Mac seems to think it's some sort of secret.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby elterrible78 » Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:25 pm

Robb wrote:Shitty map of shoreland for those interested, since Mac seems to think it's some sort of secret.


Having played a significant amount of Pictionary with Rob, I have to say this is not half bad.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby beepboopbeep » Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:13 am

Robb wrote:Shitty map of shoreland for those interested, since Mac seems to think it's some sort of secret.


If you get what's now apartment # 502 -- used to be 508 -- you can sleep easy knowing that I smoked the shit out of that room back when the Shoreland was a dorm. Presumably all the carpet stains are gone by now!

...so yea, maybe avoid that one. But TBH that happened in pretty much all those rooms.

elterrible78 wrote:Having played a significant amount of Pictionary with Rob, I have to say this is not half bad.


Since you're familiar with his drawing abilities, can you decode what's next to the word "lake" at the bottom? Reads like a C with a dot in the middle to me.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby Jaqen » Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:26 am

Symbol for road, together symbolizing Lake Shore Dr is my guess

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby slurpy » Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:41 am

beepboopbeep wrote:Since you're familiar with his drawing abilities, can you decode what's next to the word "lake" at the bottom? Reads like a C with a dot in the middle to me.


I thought it was an E for East.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby ChemEng1642 » Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:52 am

lol so I got bumped up another 20K after withdrawing

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