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« on: March 23, 2008, 05:36:20 PM »
Yes a quick look indicates that to be considered for any sort of scholarship (including merit) you need to submit, FAFSA, Need Access form, 2 Copies of tax returns (Parents and self). The deadline was March 1st but they do say you can send it in at anytime but all applications received before March 1st will receive priority. Highly unlikely if I sent it now, even if they did process it and award something it wouldn't be till well after final seat deposits.
« on: March 23, 2008, 05:30:33 PM »
From what I read, unless I misread, to be considered for merit, you need to have put in the scholarship application (same thing as the need access form I believe.) I'll look again after company leaves for Easter.
« on: March 22, 2008, 03:56:09 PM »
Yeah deadline was MArch 1st, from what I understand you need to complete it to be considered.
« on: March 22, 2008, 02:15:34 PM »
Decision time is nearing here and by April 1st I will have to make the deposit at W & L to hold the scholarship. I'm from NY (Westchester so I could commute to Cardozo) and as of right now I'd like to stay in NY (haven't really lived outside of it so I can't rule it out but I love it here and can't see a place being better to live/have a career). In my haste to complete applications I never turned in the scholarship letter from BU, figuring that it would be like most schools and all applicants would be considered for merit. I haven't seen any of the schools yet but I will be seeing W 8 L for the open house and BU likely this week. I can also daytrip it down to Cardozo.
I don't have aspirations to work 90 hours a week and get paid for it, I'd probably be much happier with fewer hours while absorbing the pay hit. I also have been working at a firm in the city for the past year and will be returning during this summer. They have already made their intentions clear that they'd like for me to stick with them throughout law school and post law school.
So, that being said, what is the play here? Can I ask W & L to consider an increase? Will Cardozo QOL/Job prospects be worth the extra 45k saved? For the record the Cardozo GPA requirement is a 3.3 and the W & L is a 3.0.
« on: March 18, 2008, 07:44:17 PM »
Amy: Thank you for taking the time to save us all some sanity.
I've had quite an odd admissions cycle. Briefly, leaving out some, I've been admitted to Cardozo (90k)/Brooklyn (97.5k)/Full at St.J and Seton Hall which I withdrew, WLed at UConn and American, Rejected at Fordham/BC/Mason/GW/GTown and as of right now my two favorites are Washington and Lee (45k) and BU (nothing that I know of). I'm from NY and ideally I'd like to end up here. From everything I've read BU has better career prospects for all students but the quality of life at the school isn't nearly as high at W&L and the tuition would be full price. Do I have any ground to try to get something in terms of money out of BU with W&L or will they just laugh? If not, how about getting more out of W&L from the BU acceptance or will they just laugh at the debt I would be getting myself into. I'm still pending at UCLA and W&M but I can't see picking W&M over W&L unless the scholarship is greater which seems very unlikely at this point. If it helps any my statistics are 166/3.8 Above average excurs/work experience.
Thanks in advance!
« on: March 18, 2008, 04:00:36 PM »
I guess I hit a sensitive subject? Just an assumption based on the voice.
« on: March 18, 2008, 02:39:39 PM »
The BU # is in the 617.. a young woman made my phone call.
« on: March 18, 2008, 02:28:16 PM »
I know I got one yesterday from an unknown... it was BU so I wasn't disappointed but UCLA and W & M are the last two schools left for me. UCLA is probably the favorite right now if I got in yet it looks like they'll be the last to deliver. Looks like I'll be surrendering the 400$$ scholarship deposit for W&L if UCLA takes any longer.
« on: March 18, 2008, 01:46:25 PM »
« on: March 18, 2008, 12:43:18 PM »
166 3.8 waitlisted.
I'm sorry, but wtf?
Maybe disgruntled saboteurs in the admissions office. Only thing I could come up with.