ironbmike wrote: talesofyore wrote: WLU2015 wrote:
aqbi wrote:this may be a stupid question but I got the 30K/year scholarship with the 3.15 GPA stip.
When i tell other people about that stip, they say that it's ridiculously high.
But when I look at the website, it seems like it's the top 75%? or C average?
Am I missing something? Is the stip really ridiculous and difficult to achieve or does W&L just grade differently??
I'm a member of the Class of 2015, and I have the same stip. I was getting 2.85 or so at every other school I applied to, and was initially turned off by it. It's not that difficult to achieve. Something like 70% of students are above a 3.15. Even if you're below it, they do not revoke your scholarship immediately, like other schools. They /may/ decrease it until you get it above the 3.15, but even then, they'll work with you and try to let you keep it. I was told by Dean Twitty that only one student in the past seven years or something has actually lost their scholarship, and that was only because they were refusing to go to class/do work.
Interesting. I don't fancy leaving my scholarship up to that, though. The stip is still very imposing.
Actually, I think a stip is okay.
The school (not just W&L but schools in general) is giving students thousends of dollars basically (well.. Literally) for free. I don't thik that it's too much to ask that the school will want them to be at some academic level. I find it pretty valid.