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- Jun 27, 2007
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ok thank youA free ride with a deadline has a deadline so that someone else can be offered the pot of gold before May 15. Give it some thought but if you won't matriculate, don't say you will take the scholarship solely to use it as leverage at another institution. If they wanted to offer you something, they'd do it.
almost choked on my coke from giggling.
almost forget that adcom members are real people sometimes.
LizzyM, you're a badass; I hope I meet you on the interview trail. Although, I'll be looking for distinguished LizzyM the avatar, not probably-younger-LizzyM, so I won't even know... oh medical (school) mysteries!
oops that was for during the cycle to keep stuff annoymous, forgot to change it backBS, I suppose, to make the med app harder to match with his AMCAS. Better not to have one at all; as it is, it is no help to future applicants who are looking to compare their stats to past applicants' results.
I don't handle anything on the job that is related to scholarships but I do have a non-trad friend who had to decide between a free ride at one school and a nice offer at a second school that would not cover everything. (This was within the last 5 years -- not ancient history.) He accepted both, then withdrew (before May 15) from the school with the nice offer and told them it was because the numbers didn't work. They came back with enough money to make it work for him. I was very surprised. He had withdrawn which could have been game over -- it isn't a strategy that I'd recommend unless you really can accept that if it plays out the other way it leaves you with just your second choice.And whats the consensus? I see an administrator is in this thread. What should one do when one had competing aid offers?
I think a school will overlook a 17 MCAT if, for instance, you single-handedly saved NYC from a nuclear explosion.
But you'd still need a good GPA. That goes without saying.
It'd certainly take him long enough. First he was a nurse, then a paramedic, and who knows what he'll be doing next. He does, of course, have some stellar ECs, thoughSo... wait. Is Peter Petrelli finally going all the way and applying to medical school?