« on: July 05, 2010, 09:59:42 PM »
Anyone ever hear of a school increasing a student's scholarship after his or her first year? My dad seems to think I could use the 4.0 and potential transfer as a bargaining chip for more money. Any thoughts?
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I should have added this to my previous post: You need to also decide whether you would be happy staying at DePaul if you graduate at #3,5,10,15 (I don't know how many students are in your class), basically top 10% good, but not #1. It's very likely that you won't be #1 when you graduate. You may have a bad headache on a test day and get a B+. Who knows, there are so many things that could happen during your exams, and remember you have 20 more to take.
I did have a quick question though. I also had a professor let admissions know he was interested in my file. How much do you think that makes a difference? Does it make you a sure thing assuming you can reasonably be seen as getting in? DO you think it overcomes many obstacles that may otherwise prevent you from getting in?
How did you already get waitlisted when they haven't started with decisions yet? (at least according to the office)
Many employers (unfairly, I think) tend to view RA positions as reserved for underachieving students