Padimud wrote:robin600 wrote:Padimud wrote:My interest was really high, but between the two pieces of correspondence in the last couple weeks I have almost lost desire to care.
Boo: As your numbers are well beyond Iowa's radar, keep me posted if they give you the cold shoulder as well.
I bet if you call right now and speak with the dean of admissions and tell them that you want to go there 100% but because of them giving you the cold shoulder and no scholly money is making you lose interest they will give you a scholly over the phone. 5 bucks (well if I had 5 bucks) says it will!
Could also stick a sign over my neck that reads, Hi I have no self dignity and would like to beg for your consideration. I will pass, I have other offers. . . although not a place for a LOCI I may attempt to e-mail something that states clearly my interest.
I don't think there's anything wrong with that, they're not going to revoke your acceptance and it can't hurt because you won't lose anything. It will also let them know how you really feel. If you do it politely I don't seem the harm, I know a lot of people who got off waitlists this way. But I understand if it's not your thing to be direct. I'm really blunt and forward so maybe that's why I see it this way.