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whaho
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Postby whaho » Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:50 pm

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holydonkey
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Re: Can you negotiate this way....

Postby holydonkey » Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:54 pm

whaho wrote:Short and sweet...

Full ride to Pepperdine, not guaranteed for some reason. Got into BU off the waitlist...is there a good way to go about telling Pepperdine about my acceptance in order to get a that scholarship money guaranteed? If so, how would you do this? I don't want to come off like a jerk and completely compromise the entire point of telling them. Thanks for the help guys...
GPA requirement? In what way is it not guaranteed?

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Re: Can you negotiate this way....

Postby kalvano » Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:56 pm

I would just say that you've been offered a spot at BU and you feel that, due to the difference in school rank, it would be tough to pass up with a guarantee on the scholarship.

It's a completely justifiable position. You're not talking about the #29 versus the #32 school here. BU is what, in the 20's and Pepperdine is T2 (60's or 70's?), right?

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Alyssa
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Re: Can you negotiate this way....

Postby Alyssa » Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:57 pm

whaho wrote:Short and sweet...

Full ride to Pepperdine, not guaranteed for some reason. Got into BU off the waitlist...is there a good way to go about telling Pepperdine about my acceptance in order to get a that scholarship money guaranteed? If so, how would you do this? I don't want to come off like a jerk and completely compromise the entire point of telling them. Thanks for the help guys...



I would definitely do this if you're serious about going to Pepperdine if they guarantee it. Basically, you're telling them that you're very grateful for the scholarship and that while you put down a deposit with them, you are weighing other options, including a spot at BU - and that you'd like to know if there's any way to have the scholarship guaranteed since it will make your decision a little easier.

(btw, I did this with Fordham after I got my Columbia acceptance to get them to increase their scholarship - which they did, but I took Columbia at sticker anyway. Just don't say that you'd definitely pick Pepperdine if they guarantee the scholarship - what if you change your mind?)

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Re: Can you negotiate this way....

Postby whaho » Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:02 pm

GPA requirement...again I'm not really too worried about why its not guaranteed, just if this sort of leverage is worth anything...the goal is to get it guaranteed, and I'm having a hard time thinking of what to say and how to say it.

whaho
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Re: Can you negotiate this way....

Postby whaho » Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:02 pm

kalvano wrote:I would just say that you've been offered a spot at BU and you feel that, due to the difference in school rank, it would be tough to pass up with a guarantee on the scholarship.

It's a completely justifiable position. You're not talking about the #29 versus the #32 school here. BU is what, in the 20's and Pepperdine is T2 (60's or 70's?), right?


55, not quite so far away but your point should still stand....about 30 rank spots..

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Mich33
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Re: okk

Postby Mich33 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:29 pm

BU has had wl movement? What are your numbers?

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1ferret!
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Re: okk

Postby 1ferret! » Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:37 pm

said it before, and I'll say it again. Doesn't matter what your scores are or which other schools are interested in you. Pepperdine will not remove the top 1/3 requirement. Have fun at BU.




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