Does ED mean less $$?

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wtrc
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Does ED mean less $$?

Postby wtrc » Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:43 pm

Would a school that someone applied binding ED to see that and therefore not award a scholarship since whoever applied is pretty much bound to go? Thanks.

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Re: Does ED mean less $$?

Postby Jack Smirks » Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:44 pm

For the most part yes. Try browsing lawschoolnumbers.com and look at the ED applicant profiles, the overwhelming majority of them don't get shit.
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Re: Does ED mean less $$?

Postby Modus Ponens » Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:50 pm

weathercoins wrote:Would a school that someone applied binding ED to see that and therefore not award a scholarship since whoever applied is pretty much bound to go? Thanks.


I have been told that (at least at Duke and UVA) ED admits go through the same scholarship consideration process as RD admits. Most people who ED do so to make up for a weakness in his or her application, and this (at least at Duke and UVA) is the reason ED admits are less likely to receive scholarships.

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Re: Does ED mean less $$?

Postby Moxie » Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:13 pm

naterj wrote:For the most part yes. Try browsing lawschoolnumbers.com and look at the ED applicant profiles, the overwhelming majority of them don't get shit.

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Re: Does ED mean less $$?

Postby AreJay711 » Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:15 pm

Michigan gave me a scholly as an ED applicant. If you have a good chance for money though it usually doesn't make sense to apply ED.

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Re: Does ED mean less $$?

Postby mrtoren » Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:21 pm

AreJay711 wrote:Michigan gave me a scholly as an ED applicant. If you have a good chance for money though it usually doesn't make sense to apply ED.

This. Its not necessarily that they've got you once you're admitted on ED, but your numbers probably just don't cut it for the cash. If you had the numbers for scholarship money at that school, you wouldn't risk locking yourself into one option. ED is an option for those who's admission is up in the air.

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Re: Does ED mean less $$?

Postby cheeseismildlytasty » Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:27 pm

UVA seemed to have a need for reverse splitters (165-169 LSAT, 3.92+ GPA), so much so they offered some money off the waitlist. I just asked about it and got the "the Internet is not a reliable source of info, STFU" type response I was expecting. I applied ED...

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Re: Does ED mean less $$?

Postby dailygrind » Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:30 pm

mrtoren wrote:
AreJay711 wrote:Michigan gave me a scholly as an ED applicant. If you have a good chance for money though it usually doesn't make sense to apply ED.

This. Its not necessarily that they've got you once you're admitted on ED, but your numbers probably just don't cut it for the cash. If you had the numbers for scholarship money at that school, you wouldn't risk locking yourself into one option. ED is an option for those who's admission is up in the air.


I wouldn't be surprised if this were partially true, but the fact remains that once you're admitted ED it becomes much more difficult to use other scholarships as leverage. You might be able to do it if another school admitted you and gave you a scholarship before the ED school made their decision, but then you'd have to appeal to their sense of fairness rather than their desire to keep you in the pool.




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