$$ off of the waitlist?

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NYCbound35
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$$ off of the waitlist?

Postby NYCbound35 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:11 pm

I have been waitlisted at several schools (Fordham, GW, UIUC, Notre Dame) and I was wondering if anyone is familiar with getting scholarship offers off the waitlist (from these schools in particular, or just in general).

Numbers are 3.0 (non HYP Ivy, science major)/169

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Re: $$ off of the waitlist?

Postby dissonance1848 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:12 pm

I'm a 0L, so take that as a caveat, but having skimmed some of the WL boards, my understanding is some people do get $$ when they get in off the WL. Depends though, its a gamble.

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Re: $$ off of the waitlist?

Postby fetalposition » Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:28 pm

From what I've read, you're out of luck with GW and Fordham. If you were gonna get any, which is doubtful, it would be ND or UIUC

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Re: $$ off of the waitlist?

Postby tea_drinker » Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:18 pm

NYCbound35 wrote:I have been waitlisted at several schools (Fordham, GW, UIUC, Notre Dame) and I was wondering if anyone is familiar with getting scholarship offers off the waitlist (from these schools in particular, or just in general).

Numbers are 3.0 (non HYP Ivy, science major)/169


Will you withdraw from these waitlists if they don't give you money?

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Re: $$ off of the waitlist?

Postby holdencaulfield » Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:57 pm

I got $$$ off a waitlist but it wasn't until May or June.

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Re: $$ off of the waitlist?

Postby NYCbound35 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:08 pm

tea_drinker wrote:
NYCbound35 wrote:I have been waitlisted at several schools (Fordham, GW, UIUC, Notre Dame) and I was wondering if anyone is familiar with getting scholarship offers off the waitlist (from these schools in particular, or just in general).

Numbers are 3.0 (non HYP Ivy, science major)/169


Will you withdraw from these waitlists if they don't give you money?


I'd really like to stay in the city, so I would strongly consider Fordham even without any money. I'd probably want to see some $$ with the others though.

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Re: $$ off of the waitlist?

Postby FiveSermon » Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:41 pm

No

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Re: $$ off of the waitlist?

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:13 pm

I was offered money coming off ND's WL (as were others) 2 cycles ago. It's possible, just depends on the school. I would say it's unlikely Fordham would do so since they don't have that much money to begin with, and I think they try to give out most of the money they have earlier in cycle. I don't know about GW or UIUC. Trying checking LSN from previous years to see when and how people from these schools were offered money.

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Re: $$ off of the waitlist?

Postby tea_drinker » Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:23 pm

NYCbound35 wrote:
tea_drinker wrote:
NYCbound35 wrote:I have been waitlisted at several schools (Fordham, GW, UIUC, Notre Dame) and I was wondering if anyone is familiar with getting scholarship offers off the waitlist (from these schools in particular, or just in general).

Numbers are 3.0 (non HYP Ivy, science major)/169


Will you withdraw from these waitlists if they don't give you money?


I'd really like to stay in the city, so I would strongly consider Fordham even without any money. I'd probably want to see some $$ with the others though.


your LSAT put you above the 75% LSAT at these schools, so you may want to wait a bit, and see what happen. If after the deposit, they feel the need of splitters, they may give you some money. Good luck.




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