BigZuck wrote:My acceptances have been pretty much in line with what people with my numbers have historically expected but my scholarships have been 10-60K higher than predicted on mylsn.info
I do think the true epicness of this cycle will be later when it comes time for waitlist movement and scholarships being given to splitters off the waitlist to secure medians.
I don't know if there's a secret, per se. I do feel stupid because Emory was the highest ranked school I applied to, and the next highest ranked I went for was UGA. I should have applied to more places in the T30 so I could have better negotiation leverage. After my disappointing cycle last year, I only applied to the schools I cared about this year. This was my mistake.
In other news, I applied to UF VERY LATE (about a month ago), thinking I could use them as leverage to negotiate with UGA. They accepted me two weeks ago, but I just received my scholarship offer in the mail yesterday - 40% tuition, and I'm in-state. Which would be ~$38,500 to pay in tuition. On hindsight, I don't think UGA would give a damn. Lesson here: I really should have set my sights higher for negotiation strategies.