cjw2222 wrote: Aldenita wrote:
cjw2222 wrote:Received my acceptance package in the mail this afternoon, four days after acceptance email. Scholarship was a notch below what I was looking for so will negotiate tomorrow. UA offered me 2x the money.
What did they tell you? I'm in the same boat.
I was told Dean Soto will call me either Monday or Tuesday late afternoon to discuss further. Will post results when I find out.
This is the same response I got (several weeks ago), only I met with Dean Soto in person. The 2 things I will tell you from my experience...1: she wants to meet with you because she is disinclined to grant your request for increased scholarship. instead she will discuss with you the value of your current offer, and work to help you see that ASU is the best fit for you. 2:If you do write a negotiation letter/email, be VERY careful about how you word/approach your request. They are quickly turned off by "School X offered me this much. If ASU can match that I will attend." The purpose of both of the above (and part of the reason they are so slow with decisions) is that they want to form an incoming class out of people who really want to be at ASU for the programs and opportunities.
Honestly, I did not get my scholarship increased, but after touring the school and meeting with Dean Soto and talking to a bunch of current and former students I am totally convinced that ASU is the right fit for me. They have a lot of great programs and the new Dean of the Law School is aggressively pursuing the ongoing improvement of the school and their reputation (I know this is a source of debate, but I have yet to see convincing evidence to the contrary), and the rankings jump from last year has held steady to prove it's not a fluke.