EnderWiggin wrote: Oskosh wrote:
ruizdaw wrote:Are you guys gonna pepper the T15 schools just to see what offers you can get so you can use them as bargaining chips to get more money from the school you actually attend?
Yes, this is what you need to do. Otherwise you can't bargain for more money. For instance, both Cornell and NYU offered me 90k. You better believe I used that against Cornell.
I understand this strategy and plan to use it. But if I do not/cannot get a fee waiver from a school and would not attend under any circumstance, I don't think I'll spend the money to apply.
I think most schools gave me a fee waiver. Berkeley doesn't give one, I think. I didn't apply to Michigan, but I also hear they don't give out any unless you contact them.
I urge you to re-consider. At least for the T14, they do view peer schools as competition. Berkeley turned down Cornell matching offers, but I do think they offered those who came from people who had been admitted to UVA, Penn, and Duke.