CoaltoNewCastle wrote:I know this isn't the thread for this, but I just got offered a deferred full ride (if I wait one year to attend they will give me $135k) at Northwestern. I would still take Harvard over Northwestern for sure, but now I'm not nearly as anxious about my cycle because I have at least one amazing option. Maybe now that I'm not as desperate for Harvard, Harvard will notice how relaxed and cool I am and let me in.
wow nice offer. congrats! do they require work experience or can you just party for a year?
The letter said that they would prefer I get work experience, but require no proof of what I did prior to matriculation, so I can do whatever I want, it sounds like. One of the best parts of this offer is that I don't have to put a deposit down until April 30th, and even then I don't have to withdraw my apps from other schools (if I read it correctly). So I can ride out the HYS waitlists all through the summer if I want, with no real stress. I'm really happy. Thanks, guys.
Edit: I do plan to work in politics though for that year if I end up taking this offer.