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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby DoveBodyWash » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:51 pm

crossingfingers wrote:
cusenation wrote:
They boosted it up to 60k after the first deposit deadline.


Did you deposit or let the deadline pass? I'm still wide open in terms of where I will end up because a) I haven't heard from a bunch of my top options and b) it's likely going to come down to a top scholarship offer. I'm trying to figure out how to make the most of things without paying 10 deposits or losing a spot at a school.


I paid the deposit at multiple schools last year. It's unfortunate because that's probably the best way to truly maximize any opportunities from scholly negotiations :( . Few schools will give you an increase on your scholarship before a first deposit, partly because a lot of schools don't even release scholarship decisions until like Feb/March anyway. You may have to commit to spending the money to deposit at a combination of schools :?

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby dproduct » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:53 pm

cusenation wrote:
crossingfingers wrote:
cusenation wrote:
They boosted it up to 60k after the first deposit deadline.


Did you deposit or let the deadline pass? I'm still wide open in terms of where I will end up because a) I haven't heard from a bunch of my top options and b) it's likely going to come down to a top scholarship offer. I'm trying to figure out how to make the most of things without paying 10 deposits or losing a spot at a school.


I paid the deposit at multiple schools last year. It's unfortunate because that's probably the best way to truly maximize any opportunities from scholly negotiations :( . Few schools will give you an increase on your scholarship before a first deposit, partly because a lot of schools don't even release scholarship decisions until like Feb/March anyway. You may have to commit to spending the money to deposit at a combination of schools :?


400 dollars though IS worth it for 10k in schollies.

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby DoveBodyWash » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:56 pm

dproduct wrote:
cusenation wrote:
crossingfingers wrote:
cusenation wrote:
They boosted it up to 60k after the first deposit deadline.


Did you deposit or let the deadline pass? I'm still wide open in terms of where I will end up because a) I haven't heard from a bunch of my top options and b) it's likely going to come down to a top scholarship offer. I'm trying to figure out how to make the most of things without paying 10 deposits or losing a spot at a school.


I paid the deposit at multiple schools last year. It's unfortunate because that's probably the best way to truly maximize any opportunities from scholly negotiations :( . Few schools will give you an increase on your scholarship before a first deposit, partly because a lot of schools don't even release scholarship decisions until like Feb/March anyway. You may have to commit to spending the money to deposit at a combination of schools :?


400 dollars though IS worth it for 10k in schollies.


+1
Also, WUSTL's first deadline is slightly earlier than a lot of other schools, maybe by 1-3 weeks. If you're lucky they could boost your scholarship at some point between their deadline and other deadlines, so you won't have to pay for several.

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby wannabelawstudent » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:58 pm

When's WUSTL's deadline and when is most other schools?

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Postby DoveBodyWash » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:59 pm

wannabelawstudent wrote:When's WUSTL's deadline and when is most other schools?


Oh wait...nevermind. I just checked. WUSTL's deadline is April 15th this year..I think it was April 1st last year

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Postby dproduct » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:03 am

cusenation wrote:
wannabelawstudent wrote:When's WUSTL's deadline and when is most other schools?


Oh wait...nevermind. I just checked. WUSTL's deadline is April 15th this year..I think it was April 1st last year


Also they give a full refund of your deposit if you withdraw until May 1, 2013 right?

ETA: I'm an idiot.
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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby dproduct » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:03 am

Yeah, duh DP. It's on the OP:

May 1 First deposit may be refunded if the Admissions Office is notified in writing, starting the request for a refund. After this date, all deposits become non-refundable

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby DoveBodyWash » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:05 am

dproduct wrote:
cusenation wrote:
wannabelawstudent wrote:When's WUSTL's deadline and when is most other schools?


Oh wait...nevermind. I just checked. WUSTL's deadline is April 15th this year..I think it was April 1st last year


Also they give a full refund of your deposit if you withdraw until May 1, 2012 2013 right?


Yup! But I'm not sure how many ppl do that..unless they have a significantly better offer somewhere else. Just because it's difficult to wrap-up negotiations in April, since every school has different deadlines

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby dproduct » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:09 am

cusenation wrote:
dproduct wrote:
cusenation wrote:
wannabelawstudent wrote:When's WUSTL's deadline and when is most other schools?


Oh wait...nevermind. I just checked. WUSTL's deadline is April 15th this year..I think it was April 1st last year


Also they give a full refund of your deposit if you withdraw until May 1, 2012 2013 right?


Yup! But I'm not sure how many ppl do that..unless they have a significantly better offer somewhere else. Just because it's difficult to wrap-up negotiations in April, since every school has different deadlines


LOL at 2012. I'm a mess.

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby andy261 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:10 am

Thanks for the perspective, cuse!

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Postby shntn » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:10 am

dproduct wrote:I'm a mess.

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Postby wannabelawstudent » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:10 am

I petition the thread that dproduct is unfit to serve.

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby WokeUpInACar » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:12 am

wannabelawstudent wrote:I petition the thread that dproduct is unfit to serve.

You are on quite the crusade against him.

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Postby dproduct » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:13 am

wannabelawstudent wrote:I petition the thread that dproduct is unfit to serve.


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Postby JadeWest » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:15 am

dproduct wrote:
wannabelawstudent wrote:I petition the thread that dproduct is unfit to serve.


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I APPROVE THIS GIF. +1,000,000,000 :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby andy261 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:39 am

For the Wash U-specific fin aid application, I'm currently on the 'Prelaw School Aid' section. Would loans taken out by my parents go under 'Family and Personal Contribution' or 'Other Loans and Resources'?

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Postby DoveBodyWash » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:41 am

andy261 wrote:For the Wash U-specific fin aid application, I'm currently on the 'Prelaw School Aid' section. Would loans taken out by my parents go under 'Family and Personal Contribution' or 'Other Loans and Resources'?


I'm not sure but I would say other loans and resources. Family/Personal contribution implies that you or your family paid for those costs out of pocket. It's probably more accurate to say loans/other resources

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby crossingfingers » Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:28 am

cusenation wrote:
crossingfingers wrote:
cusenation wrote:
They boosted it up to 60k after the first deposit deadline.


Did you deposit or let the deadline pass? I'm still wide open in terms of where I will end up because a) I haven't heard from a bunch of my top options and b) it's likely going to come down to a top scholarship offer. I'm trying to figure out how to make the most of things without paying 10 deposits or losing a spot at a school.


I paid the deposit at multiple schools last year. It's unfortunate because that's probably the best way to truly maximize any opportunities from scholly negotiations :( . Few schools will give you an increase on your scholarship before a first deposit, partly because a lot of schools don't even release scholarship decisions until like Feb/March anyway. You may have to commit to spending the money to deposit at a combination of schools :?


I feared this. I certainly get that it's worth it to submit multiple deposits in the long run, but it doesn't make it any more fun trying to come up with the money in April. I guess I should be thankful to those schools who waitlisted me and spared me the April deposit decisions, hah. Thanks for this and all the other helpful input!

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby Crowing » Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:47 am

wannabelawstudent wrote:I petition the thread that dproduct is unfit to serve.


Sup Captain Kirk?

FWIW I did not negotiate last year because I didn't have any better offers but I probably should've tried anyway. I got an initial offer of 84k and they upped it to 90k without me asking for anything in late April or early May I think.

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby JesusChrist » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:08 am

bettercallsaul91 wrote:
wannabelawstudent wrote:
JesusChrist wrote:
wannabelawstudent wrote:wah wah.....looks like I'm headed towards the waitlist.


My thought go out to you. How hard do you plan on pursuing the WUSTL waitlist>admit?

I mean ill ride it out as long as I can, I don't know how much "harder" you can pursue besides the occasional LOCI.


Out yourself in this thread in your LOCI :P


Bravo. Easily the best thing you can do to show your interest in the school.

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby wannabelawstudent » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:12 am

No that's a terrible idea.

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Postby JesusChrist » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:14 am

wannabelawstudent wrote:No that's a terrible idea.


As a probable future WUSTL student, I will vouch for you if you do. I'm sure others would as well haha

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Postby wannabelawstudent » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:34 am

JesusChrist wrote:
wannabelawstudent wrote:No that's a terrible idea.


As a probable future WUSTL student, I will vouch for you if you do. I'm sure others would as well haha

wannabelawstudent wrote:No that's a terrible idea.

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby DoveBodyWash » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:00 am

wannabelawstudent wrote:
JesusChrist wrote:
wannabelawstudent wrote:No that's a terrible idea.


As a probable future WUSTL student, I will vouch for you if you do. I'm sure others would as well haha

wannabelawstudent wrote:No that's a terrible idea.


Hahaha I thought about vouching for a certain splitter out of Oklahoma the last time I called Clifford but I chose not to since I didn't know if there were like multiple ppl who fit the description

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby Princess Consuela » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:51 am

I need scholly info so I can start planning my visit right meow




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