Chance at full ride?

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Magi228
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Chance at full ride?

Postby Magi228 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:13 am

Hello TLS,

I am finally in the middle of actually applying and starting my cycle, but I had a quick question for the chance gurus here. I am a 3.81/169 URM (Mexican-American). I know I have a good shot at several schools in the T-14, but how far down the rankings should I expect to apply if I am looking for a decent scholarship/full ride?

Any general advice that can be given will be much appreciated!

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Re: Chance at full ride?

Postby Aqualibrium » Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:17 am

T30's

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Re: Chance at full ride?

Postby T6Hopeful » Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:35 pm

You might be able to pull off GW's binding-ED. The deadline is December 15th. I don't know how much weight they give to URM's, but since you may already be competitive for a little money there I'd say give them a shot.

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Re: Chance at full ride?

Postby knotoftoads » Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:41 pm

T6Hopeful wrote:You might be able to pull off GW's binding-ED. The deadline is December 15th. I don't know how much weight they give to URM's, but since you may already be competitive for a little money there I'd say give them a shot.


I thought binding ED meant they prob won't offer too much money because you have to go, so there's no incentive for them to offer you any?

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Re: Chance at full ride?

Postby bostonlawchick » Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:44 pm

knotoftoads wrote:
T6Hopeful wrote:You might be able to pull off GW's binding-ED. The deadline is December 15th. I don't know how much weight they give to URM's, but since you may already be competitive for a little money there I'd say give them a shot.


I thought binding ED meant they prob won't offer too much money because you have to go, so there's no incentive for them to offer you any?


GW gives a full ride to anyone accepted ED. I think this makes the standards a little higher than regular decision, but it's still worth a shot.

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Re: Chance at full ride?

Postby Magi228 » Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:56 pm

A full ride anywhere is quite tempting, but I don't think I want to commit myself to ED. I think I will sprinkle some t-30ish schools in with my other applications and see if anyone offers me good money. Thanks!

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Re: Chance at full ride?

Postby hokie » Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:14 pm

How important is a full ride? With your numbers and URM status, you can receive pretty good money at higher schools, possibly even a little money at lower T14s. GL!

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Re: Chance at full ride?

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:17 pm

I'd recommend applying to Washington University in St. Louis. It's a T20 and is notorious for huge scholarship offers.

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Re: Chance at full ride?

Postby FuManChusco » Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:15 am

Go to HYS...

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Re: Chance at full ride?

Postby rayiner » Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:26 am

FuManChusco wrote:Go to HYS...

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Re: Chance at full ride?

Postby arism87 » Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:02 pm

rayiner wrote:
FuManChusco wrote:Go to HYS...


This.




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