WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby 2014 » Tue May 22, 2012 1:38 pm

TheZoid wrote:
dietcoke0 wrote:
Robespierre wrote:Dietcoke - Did you get at least 45K total? If so, you got what's coming to you under their matrix, I think.


Nope, well under, and did ask for more, and didn't get it. Have strong softs, GPA addendum (33 hours of College credit in high school that I withdrew from or underperformed since I was just taking random courses, as well as a set of withdraws with a changed major in UG, and got 3.5 in my major in UG), few years real WE, and over achieved at other schools scholarship-wise. Felt according to past allocations that I got less than half of what I should've, but hey, oh well. Still riding out other waitlists for T14, so it's all good. Wash U would admit felons if it raised their medians, and I'm okay with that. Just a numbers game, and I want higher numbers in my Scholarships


I'm a little confused by the scholarships I've seen this cycle for WUSTL, and it makes me think softs might be a factor to some degree. My numbers are similar to Dietcoke with a slightly lower LSAT, and got (it sounds like) significantly more $ than he was offered, and was also given a very slight increase upon asking for more. I also saw Wily who has virtually identical numbers got slightly more $ than I was offered. The thing that's puzzling is that my softs are average at best, with a pretty strong undergrad and a few years of relatively blah work experience. Anyone have any insight on this? Strength of PS or something else that, according to TLS collective wisdom "doesn't matter," coming into play here?

ETA- I'm pretty happy with my scholly all things considered, so I'm not sour grapes, just curious.

They are pretty much formula based if you look at LSN. If you got more it is presumably because your GPA was higher and even if to you it appears only slightly higher if yours is above a cutoff they care about and someone else's is not, you are more valuable to them. URMs are on a complete different scale though and that could also be part of it.

I think they have been more open to negotiating this cycle though...


Also withdrew today, good luck to you guys on the WL.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby TheZoid » Tue May 22, 2012 2:25 pm

So you're saying there's a difference between 2.6 and 2.65 and 2.7? That's hard to imagine.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Robespierre » Tue May 22, 2012 3:13 pm

TheZoid wrote:So you're saying there's a difference between 2.6 and 2.65 and 2.7? That's hard to imagine.


If you a buy a ticket to a ballgame, sometimes Section 103 costs more than Section 104 even though the view is only very slightly better. It's because the team chose to draw the dividing line at that spot. Same with WashU; they have their formulae.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby TheZoid » Tue May 22, 2012 3:29 pm

Robespierre wrote:
TheZoid wrote:So you're saying there's a difference between 2.6 and 2.65 and 2.7? That's hard to imagine.


If you a buy a ticket to a ballgame, sometimes Section 103 costs more than Section 104 even though the view is only very slightly better. It's because the team chose to draw the dividing line at that spot. Same with WashU; they have their formulae.


Word. Appreciate the response.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby lawyerinwaiting » Tue May 22, 2012 4:44 pm

stillwater wrote:Got off the waitlist yesterday. 20/k per year. Withdrawing.


so effing jealous. :x

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby lawyerinwaiting » Wed May 23, 2012 12:34 pm

ok, time to bring out the big guns....

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby TheZoid » Wed May 23, 2012 12:42 pm

lawyerinwaiting wrote:ok, time to bring out the big guns....


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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Ubermaus » Wed May 23, 2012 12:45 pm

lawyerinwaiting wrote:ok, time to bring out the big guns....

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby lawyerinwaiting » Thu May 24, 2012 12:44 pm

Ubermaus wrote:
lawyerinwaiting wrote:ok, time to bring out the big guns....

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oh yea, taking an all or nothing gamble this week...

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Birdnals » Thu May 24, 2012 12:46 pm

lawyerinwaiting wrote:oh yea, taking an all or nothing gamble this week...


go on...

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Crowing » Thu May 24, 2012 1:00 pm

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby stillwater » Thu May 24, 2012 1:28 pm

Birdnals wrote:
lawyerinwaiting wrote:oh yea, taking an all or nothing gamble this week...


go on...


Please do tell.

Additionally, they just bumped mine up to 30k/year as well.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby mrjohnsterman » Thu May 24, 2012 1:31 pm

stillwater wrote:
Birdnals wrote:
lawyerinwaiting wrote:oh yea, taking an all or nothing gamble this week...


go on...


Please do tell.

Additionally, they just bumped mine up to 30k/year as well.


Since it seems to be somewhat common, they just bumped me up as well.

Was pretty prepared not to second deposit. Now I don't know...

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby srrrrh » Thu May 24, 2012 1:49 pm

also bumped me up. was also planning on not second depositing and now i have no idea what to do!

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Ubermaus » Thu May 24, 2012 2:28 pm

My scholarship was also bumped, to the exact amount I was recently plotting to request. No doubt these new psychic powers will serve me well in law school ...

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby TheZoid » Thu May 24, 2012 3:59 pm

Just to be clear, how much of an increase did you guys get? I got 2k, upon requesting additional bread, but it sounds like you guys did better just letting them contact you.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby stillwater » Thu May 24, 2012 4:15 pm

TheZoid wrote:Just to be clear, how much of an increase did you guys get? I got 2k, upon requesting additional bread, but it sounds like you guys did better just letting them contact you.


Mine jumped 10k/year through inaction.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby srrrrh » Thu May 24, 2012 4:26 pm

5k/year without doing anything

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby mrjohnsterman » Thu May 24, 2012 4:43 pm

srrrrh wrote:5k/year without doing anything


Same, 6k/yr total jump from first offer.

Note: I am double deposited.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby TheZoid » Thu May 24, 2012 4:45 pm

Face, meet mr. palm. So much for being proactive. Congrats, though, on your increases.

ETA: I'm assuming you guys have solid stats, though. Would you mind sharing?

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby lawyerinwaiting » Thu May 24, 2012 5:57 pm

mrjohnsterman wrote:
stillwater wrote:
Birdnals wrote:
lawyerinwaiting wrote:oh yea, taking an all or nothing gamble this week...


go on...


Please do tell.

Additionally, they just bumped mine up to 30k/year as well.


Since it seems to be somewhat common, they just bumped me up as well.

Was pretty prepared not to second deposit. Now I don't know...


stick to your original plans and dont second deposit :)

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby lawyerinwaiting » Thu May 24, 2012 5:59 pm

stillwater wrote:
Birdnals wrote:
lawyerinwaiting wrote:oh yea, taking an all or nothing gamble this week...


go on...


Please do tell.

Additionally, they just bumped mine up to 30k/year as well.


its an incredibly ballsy move, if it works i will share.....if not I will probably delete my profile and never be heard from again, wish me luck.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Fabulist » Thu May 24, 2012 8:30 pm

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby josh43299 » Thu May 24, 2012 9:11 pm

lawyerinwaiting wrote:
stillwater wrote:
Birdnals wrote:
lawyerinwaiting wrote:oh yea, taking an all or nothing gamble this week...


go on...


Please do tell.

Additionally, they just bumped mine up to 30k/year as well.


its an incredibly ballsy move, if it works i will share.....if not I will probably delete my profile and never be heard from again, wish me luck.


"I have withdrawn from every other school, as WUSTL is the only school...." (right?) I really can't think of anything else that would be "ballsy" and also wouldn't make you seem crazy/weird/scary.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Oftranch » Thu May 24, 2012 10:24 pm

Just got called up from the wait list... really pumped about it and to top it off they offered me 22k/yr.




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