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Help!!! What should I do? Vanderbilt, Notre Dame

Help!!! What should I do? Vanderbilt, Notre Dame
« on: July 18, 2008, 02:39:51 PM »
I just got pulled off of Vanderbilt's waitlist but 0 money in scholarships.

ND is offering me $18,000 a year.

I also recently took the June 08 LSAT scoring a 171 (previous was 165)

Should I re-apply next year? or just take one of the offers? Vanderbilt is VERY expensive with no merit-aid.

Thanks for your thoughts

bt

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Re: Help!!! What should I do? Vanderbilt, Notre Dame
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2008, 03:09:15 PM »
What is your GPA?  With that new LSAT, I'd request more money from Vandy in a polite manner.  If they decline (funds might be all gone by now), then I'd probably take a gap year and apply again.  You should be able to get substantial money from similarly ranked schools if you have a pretty good GPA.

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Re: Help!!! What should I do? Vanderbilt, Notre Dame
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2008, 03:12:31 PM »
with your new score you could easily get good scholarship money from better ranked schools. reapply

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Re: Help!!! What should I do? Vanderbilt, Notre Dame
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2008, 03:19:42 PM »
Take ND for the money.

Re: Help!!! What should I do? Vanderbilt, Notre Dame
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2008, 04:24:58 PM »
Depending on your GPA, you will probably want to reapply.  If you are over a 3.4, you should get money from Vandy next cycle.

Re: Help!!! What should I do? Vanderbilt, Notre Dame
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2008, 07:06:45 PM »
Does Vandy know about your new score?

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Re: Help!!! What should I do? Vanderbilt, Notre Dame
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2008, 09:38:05 PM »
I just got pulled off of Vanderbilt's waitlist but 0 money in scholarships.

ND is offering me $18,000 a year.

I also recently took the June 08 LSAT scoring a 171 (previous was 165)

Should I re-apply next year? or just take one of the offers? Vanderbilt is VERY expensive with no merit-aid.

Thanks for your thoughts

Do you have anything lined up for the year you'd have to take off? It'd be tough to get a reputable job this late in the game.

Re: Help!!! What should I do? Vanderbilt, Notre Dame
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2008, 07:59:04 AM »
re-apply next year .. vandy is pretty much capped on scholarships already .. next year, you will probably get a full ride from vandy and money from T-14s