Very intriguing. I sent them a withdrawal email after receiving nada from them (and trying to negotiate because I got a lot from Loyola). It seems to me that Loyola/Kent/DePaul are all hurting for students this year. When did you get the offer?
4/18 got this email: Our records indicate that we have not yet received your first tuition deposit, which was due to be received in the Office of Admission no later than April 15, 2011. If you are interested in enrolling at DePaul University College of Law for fall 2011, please contact me as soon as possible, so that we can determine whether seats are still available.
I did not respond at all.
4/25 got this email: Additional scholarship funds have become available at DePaul University College of Law. Because some scholarship recipients did not submit a tuition deposit on April 15, funds have become available to award new scholarships ranging from $8,000 to $15,000 per year. We understand that you did not submit a tuition deposit and may have elected to attend another law school. If, however, this scholarship award would affect your decision, and you now wish to consider attending DePaul, please let me know by replying to this email by Friday, April 29. We will then notify you of your new award and provide you with information about submitting a tuition deposit.
I did respond saying that I was interested in hearing what the offer would be.
4/28 got this email: I am pleased to inform you that you have been awarded a Dean’s Merit Scholarship in the amount of $15000 for the 2011-2012 academic year. Congratulations on this recognition of your accomplishments. This scholarship is renewable for two additional years provided that you maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.20 at the end of each academic year. We will send you a revised acceptance letter which includes your new scholarship award and additional information regarding the terms of renewability. Please note that it may take a few weeks before this revised award is reflected in your financial aid award package. If you have not already done so, you must submit the initial tuition deposit of $300 to accept this scholarship and reserve your seat in the fall 2011 entering class. Your tuition deposit must be received in the Office of Admission no later than May 13, 2011. The second installment of $300 is due on June 15, 2011.
I found it odd that this happened, and I agree that I think these Chicago schools are actively looking to fill up their classes. However, now I am very interested in DePaul.