Pitt c/o 2015

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drs36
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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby drs36 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:05 pm

Congrats to you all. As for scholly negotiation, my friend Bport is spot on. I did the same thing, expressed my interest and got a few more K's. Just keep at it.

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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby Incubateus » Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:09 pm

In today via status checker. 3.44 and 163. Sent in my app around 12/12

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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby minkopolis » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:42 pm

Incubateus wrote:In today via status checker. 3.44 and 163. Sent in my app around 12/12


Congrats! Do you remember what your under review date was, by any chance?

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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby Incubateus » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:06 pm

I think I was put under review on 1/12

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89vision
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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby 89vision » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:27 pm

I was offered the Dean's scholarship at 8k. Can I negotiate for more? If so, how? I never negotiated for scholarship money/ FA before, and would appreciate any insight. Congrats to all who got in!

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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby drs36 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:18 pm

Congrats on the scholly. You can certainly try to negotiate for more, but you will need some leverage. Have you received scholarships at any other comparable schools? If so, use those and e-mail Pitt letting them know the amount and school offering the scholarship. Mention that pitt is your top choice but money is a big factor in decision making etc., etc. Keep in mind that the other offers should be from peer schools or higher. Good luck!

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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby Incubateus » Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:03 pm

12k/year. Got it in the mail today

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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby neeko » Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:58 pm

Incubateus wrote:12k/year. Got it in the mail today


With your acceptance letter or something separate?

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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby 89vision » Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:07 am

drs36 wrote:Congrats on the scholly. You can certainly try to negotiate for more, but you will need some leverage. Have you received scholarships at any other comparable schools? If so, use those and e-mail Pitt letting them know the amount and school offering the scholarship. Mention that pitt is your top choice but money is a big factor in decision making etc., etc. Keep in mind that the other offers should be from peer schools or higher. Good luck!


Thanks. I wrote a short letter, and they sent a very nice response saying they will re evaluate my award, and to provide them with info on scholarships elsewhere. Everyone I have interacted with from Pitt has been really helpful and nice, makes me want to go even more. I'm happy with 8, but a little more help would make it a little easier. I'm waiting to hear back from PSU and Marquette about money, hopefully they both give me offers.

I'm stoked about Pitt though. It is my top choice, already toured the school back in September. I'm touring PSU Monday, but Pitt is my top pick.

I got my scholarship offer about 1-2 weeks after a decision via email.

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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby bport hopeful » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:55 pm

For those of you thinking about Pitt on scholly, it looks like they are continuing to try and lower their median. In the past, their median was fairly high, so a 3.0 stip was fairly generous. Its becoming less so. Ill post some numbers later.

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puremorning
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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby puremorning » Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:03 pm

Just sent off my negotiation letter to Pitt! Wish me luck!

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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby Frm312 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:55 pm

Incubateus wrote:12k/year. Got it in the mail today


Are you in-state? I have similar numbers so I'm trying to get a ballpark of what scholarship offer to expect

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puremorning
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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby puremorning » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:14 pm

Heard back already from the director of financial aid. She gave me the same answer as Neeko and said they will put me in for reconsideration, although she told me that it might be until the end of April before I hear. I'm applying for the PI scholarship though, and have already done my FAFSA. I'm expecting to get some need-based stuff from schools, since I'm an independent and have no monies...

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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby ricking1288 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:56 pm

IN VIA STATUS CHECKER!!!!! WHATS UP FELLOW PITT CLASS OF '15?

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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby swan87 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:02 pm

bport hopeful wrote:For those of you thinking about Pitt on scholly, it looks like they are continuing to try and lower their median. In the past, their median was fairly high, so a 3.0 stip was fairly generous. Its becoming less so. Ill post some numbers later.


Looking at all of the grade distributions online it appears that 3.0 is median for 1L classes. Median goes up for upper level courses though.

Kage3212
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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby Kage3212 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:46 pm

Hey guys,

I am in a tough spot. My numbers are 158 and 3.88. I have contacted the Director to ask for some sort of scholarship and was informed that since my lsat is a 158, I dont qualify. However, in that response I was never informed of being reconsidered for a scholly. Looking at some numbers on here, it seems that some people with 159 and a lower GPA are getting around 8k. Do you think it is worth emailing back and asking if I will be reconsidered? Should I bring up my substantially higher GPA? Pitt is a top choice of mine and I would just love some money to make this choice that much easier. Thanks for any insight.

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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby bport hopeful » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:49 pm

Kage3212 wrote:Hey guys,

I am in a tough spot. My numbers are 158 and 3.88. I have contacted the Director to ask for some sort of scholarship and was informed that since my lsat is a 158, I dont qualify. However, in that response I was never informed of being reconsidered for a scholly. Looking at some numbers on here, it seems that some people with 159 and a lower GPA are getting around 8k. Do you think it is worth emailing back and asking if I will be reconsidered? Should I bring up my substantially higher GPA? Pitt is a top choice of mine and I would just love some money to make this choice that much easier. Thanks for any insight.

I know this is tough to hear, but I think that youre out of luck. It sounds like they already gave you an answer, and as it is, LSAT is king, and bringing up the numbers you heard on an internet forum isnt going to do you a lot of good.

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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby Kage3212 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:55 pm

Ya I thought they would at least make me an offer to make the cost comparable to Villanova......but no such luck. Heres to hoping for endowment funding?

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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby Dead Parrot » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:19 pm

So I sent in my app in early Jan and it is still marked recieved (1/11). Anybody else in the same boat? Its not like my numbers are low either, they're actually around median for both (160/3.2).

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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby Frm312 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:32 pm

My status has been 'application received' since 1/14, but everything i've read on this thread indicates that pitt admissions takes forever

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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby buddyboss32 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:33 pm

Do any of you plan on going to Pitt without any scholarship money? Just curious...

And can anybody tell me more about the endowment process? Thanks for the help in advance!

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Frm312
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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby Frm312 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:47 pm

Assuming you're in-state, Pitt's tuition is ~$27,000 and Temple is ~19,000. I think they are pretty comparable schools, so without any scholarship money I'd probably go to Temple

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puremorning
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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby puremorning » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:57 pm

buddyboss32 wrote:Do any of you plan on going to Pitt without any scholarship money? Just curious...

And can anybody tell me more about the endowment process? Thanks for the help in advance!


I'm not going ANYWHERE without scholarship money. Unless by a stroke of some incredible luck OSU decides to let me in, that's my only exception (and I'm in state for OH)

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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby OliveSnook » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:20 pm

In today via status checker.

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westcoast
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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby westcoast » Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:06 pm

This may have been discussed earlier. But my status has read "application received" for 3 weeks. Does the Pitt status checker go from this status to "complete" or is it one of the checkers that doesn't show much movement? Thanks.




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