Geneva wrote: PirateCap'n wrote: Geneva wrote:
CwallXC322 wrote:Is Wake planning on giving out anymore scholarships? I only ask because I have looming deadlines and wanted to know whether is was worth it to keep Wake on my list. (Can't really afford sticker.)
ask wake/try to figure out if u should be eligible based on ur stats? i just applied last thursday and am cautiously optimistic...
They've been telling people that they've currently offered all of their scholarships funds, so I definitely wouldn't count on it. That's not to say that there won't be more scholarship money, but it's unlikely unless a lot of people who have been offered money turn it down.
given wake's yield, i suspect at least 30 people will turn down money. however, that by no means guarantees that admissions will be inclined to fund other scholarships. also, i'm thinking my speeding tickets/hov violation might actually harm my chances of acceptance. i didn't have a suspended license or anything criminal, but i got an awfully large number of tickets in an awfully short period of time...anyone else in a similar situation? i never had to attach a character & fitness addendum before i applied to wake, so no clue how admissions will react
The fact that a few people turn down scholarships actually won't increase the scholarship pool since the school over-offers with scholarships (i.e. offers more than it expects to be accepted). The school expects quite a few people to turn down scholarships, and, when they do, nothing really happens other than that the admissions people breath a huge sigh of relief that they didn't over-enroll like they did last year (when more people accepted than expected). The only way people turning down scholarships would likely increase this year's scholarships would be if way more people turned down offers than expected, and the school ended up having to "recruit" new students with scholarship-type stats.
As for the traffic violations, it's probably no big deal for admission to Wake. Most people I know had at least a traffic ticket or two, and it didn't affect them.