is it smart?

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.
curly3426
Posts: 283
Joined: Mon May 31, 2010 12:36 pm

is it smart?

Postby curly3426 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:40 pm

is it smart to use a huge scholarship to one school as leverage at a higher ranked school? or is this not a smart idea all around?

Capitol A
Posts: 757
Joined: Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:23 pm

Re: is it smart?

Postby Capitol A » Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:40 pm

curly3426 wrote:is it smart to use a huge scholarship to one school as leverage at a higher ranked school? or is this not a smart idea all around?

I think it depends on the schools, but never hurts to try.

User avatar
northwood
Posts: 4872
Joined: Fri May 14, 2010 7:29 pm

Re: is it smart?

Postby northwood » Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:42 pm

im going to give it a try. worst case scenario is they say no, right?

Capitol A
Posts: 757
Joined: Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:23 pm

Re: is it smart?

Postby Capitol A » Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:45 pm

northwood wrote:im going to give it a try. worst case scenario is they say no, right?

Exactly. I've heard of admissions offers being revoked, but not for attempts at negotiation. I have already tried to negotiate for more $ with one school. I was unsuccessful, but they were really nice about it, and explained why, etc. No big deal.

curly3426
Posts: 283
Joined: Mon May 31, 2010 12:36 pm

Re: is it smart?

Postby curly3426 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:47 pm

ok, what about schools you haven't heard back from... also what is the best way to go about doing this?

Capitol A
Posts: 757
Joined: Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:23 pm

Re: is it smart?

Postby Capitol A » Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:51 pm

curly3426 wrote:ok, what about schools you haven't heard back from... also what is the best way to go about doing this?

What do you mean? If you haven't heard back from them, there's nothing to negotiate, right? I don't think I get what you're asking.

curly3426
Posts: 283
Joined: Mon May 31, 2010 12:36 pm

Re: is it smart?

Postby curly3426 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:54 pm

like, hi so and so a school, i just want to let you know I got this much from this school, but really am hoping to get into your school...

or a way to negotiate off of the wait list... I def see why negotiating about scholarship is an easy thing to do, but an appropriate

User avatar
northwood
Posts: 4872
Joined: Fri May 14, 2010 7:29 pm

Re: is it smart?

Postby northwood » Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:58 pm

you cant negotiate off a waitlist. If you are on one at a school you want to attend. you need to send a letter of continued interest ( LOCI), a why X essay, re take the LSAT, or hope that people who got accepted decided to go somewhere else. Dont count on anyone moving from teh waitlist until April at the very earliest. BE prepared to wait until the summer, and to lose your seat deposit at another school if you sent one in.

Capitol A
Posts: 757
Joined: Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:23 pm

Re: is it smart?

Postby Capitol A » Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:00 pm

curly3426 wrote:like, hi so and so a school, i just want to let you know I got this much from this school, but really am hoping to get into your school...

or a way to negotiate off of the wait list... I def see why negotiating about scholarship is an easy thing to do, but an appropriate

Oh...Okay...I'm not sure how if they would take this into account with your initial decision or not...I've never heard of anyone doing this. As far as getting off the wait list, prevailing TLS wisdom is to send a letter of continued interest. For this, if you even mention other schools, it would be something along the lines of "I have been admitted to 'x' law school, but you remain my top choice."




Return to “Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: 20171lhopeful, Assasindowntheavenue, chasima, Kaziende, laurlaur2112, lawcapture, lawlawland16, Lmorina126, proteinshake, xn3345 and 23 guests