beef wellington wrote:Are people submitting their LOCIs including updates on decisions from other schools? They do ask about this on the application after all, it seems like they might appreciate it.
It seems like the tactful thing to write is something like, "I have already received offers from other great schools, however your school is still my top/one of my top choices."
But maybe you can say to them, "Hey dudes, I'm in at XXX Top 14 School, and while I am interested in attending XXX, Fordham is still my number 1 for reasons A, B, C."
I don't know. I think LOCIs are mainly just to let the school know you're still interested in receiving an offer, and a chance for them to gauge how serious you are about accepting an offer. I can see how updating them on specific schools could either benefit or hinder your chances. It probably also depends how you phrase it in the letter. Writing "No big deal, bros, but I got into NYU, but those fools aren't offering me any scholly. So screw them! Come on, Fordham, you know I love you...please don't YP me," probably won't reflect as favorably as, "While I received an acceptance from NYU, I still feel Fordham is the right fit for me because of its location uptown and the wonderful interactions I've had with Fordham students and graduates in my personal and professional life."
Wow, I write a lot.