BVest wrote:Cthon wrote:
As to your last question, do you mean if they got 10 more points at some point after their application and scholarship had been decided? In that case, I suspect SMU would consider the higher score... in fact someone else ITT talked about the fact that their scholarship was likely under reconsideration for that reason.
I talked about it...I was admitted and given $24K per year with a 164 and 3.53. I also have an M.D. with a 3.93 gpa. I retook and got a 171. They reviewed my app and did not increase it. It makes me a splitter, but still inline with the 90Kers, in my opinion.
Now I am non-traditional and quite a bit older than all of you, so that may work against me. It makes sense to me that they might want to invest more in someone who will have a longer career.
So I'm not discouraging anyone from trying, but I think a 7 point bump on retake is pretty significant, so if that doesn't encourage a non-negotiating school to negotiate, I'm not sure what will. It's not like any of us can change our gpa. Give it a shot and see what happens - the worst they can do is say no and you will be stuck with $72K.