Thanks to all for your comments thus far. Definitely, it seems that you want to be careful not to step on toes. But that of course begs the question...how exactly do you do so? I mean, you're asking professors for letters of recomendation, your asking the registrar for a transcript, and who knows when financial aid will find out what you're up to. Other than the not being an overt pushy jackass about $ - which I hope goes without saying - is there a preferred order of operations, i.e. when should you notify financial aid of your intentions?Secondly, upon reflection, it certainly makes sense that you're not going to get alot of money. I mean, their main motivation for offering you a scholarship as a 1L is so that you choose to attend and boost their USNews numbers. The school doesn't get any USNEWS love for simply having a stellar 2L student...if you leave, there is someone else to replace you in the "top 10%," or whatever. So they aren't even hurt in the job market. Therefore, the same factor that makes it easier to get into schools as a transfer student - the fact that they don't have to report LSAT scores and undergrad stats - means that your current school isn't going to work very hard to keep you. Does that anaylsis sound correct? Can anyone defunct this theory and say, "I was offered a ton of money to stay?"Thank you all, once again, for your thoughts.