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Got in with a departmental fellowship! ($8,000 for the first year). Michigan's Ford School offerend me $20,000 for the two years and they match my AmeriCorps award ($5k).

 

Does anyone have any expereince leveraging other schools funding to get increased funding. Or am I just crazy to even think about going to the Ford school over Goldman?

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Got in with a departmental fellowship! ($8,000 for the first year). Michigan's Ford School offerend me $20,000 for the two years and they match my AmeriCorps award ($5k).

 

Does anyone have any expereince leveraging other schools funding to get increased funding. Or am I just crazy to even think about going to the Ford school over Goldman?

 

It definitely doesn't hurt to ask, the worst they can say if you try to negotiate is "Sorry, that was our final offer."

 

Do you mind if I ask when you received your acceptance email from Goldman?

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I recieved it Monday. Sorry to everyone that is still waiting. I heard from Ford on tuesday (got in) then today I heard from HKS (Waitlist).

 

I am doing a pro cons list for Ford and Goldman. Right now the only con I have for Ford is location (away from aging parents and girlfriend). Would appreciate some thoughts on comparing the two schools. I guess I should contact students and faculty.I also went to UC Berkeley for undergrad (economics) so I have a network of faculty already there.

 

AGH.. decisions.... <_<

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Wait listed :(

 

Sorry to hear that dudeinspace, I have a feeling I might be joining you on that list. Do you plan to pursue admission off the waitlist or go with one of your other many impressive acceptances?

 

Assuming you just heard, it looks like the theory that they're releasing decisions in the order of accepted -> waitlsted -> rejected might prove true.  

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Yup I just got waitlisted too. It's by far my first choice (for both the location and the program), so it's a bummer, but I'm happy I wasn't rejected altogether.

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@MJA87 

 

Yeah, I just heard :(

 

I'm going to think it over the weekend... but I honestly feel that I have to go to a school that truly wants me and Chicago Harris is an excellent option. What are you planning to do?

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@MJA87 

 

Yeah, I just heard :(

 

I'm going to think it over the weekend... but I honestly feel that I have to go to a school that truly wants me and Chicago Harris is an excellent option. What are you planning to do?

 

The wait to hear from Goldman is even more frustrating now that I'm expecting to be on the waitlist at best.

 

I'm heavily leaning towards Duke at the moment, but I still have some funding related things to figure out before I make my final decision. My girlfriend recently returned from a trip to Chicago and was really hoping I'd end up at Harris because she loved the city so much, I'm sure it will be good to you.

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Sorry to hear that dudeinspace, I have a feeling I might be joining you on that list. Do you plan to pursue admission off the waitlist or go with one of your other many impressive acceptances?

 

Assuming you just heard, it looks like the theory that they're releasing decisions in the order of accepted -> waitlsted -> rejected might prove true.  

Hey! Since I'm obviously getting the GSPP ding, they should unreject me/take me off the wait list for calling this in advance!  :lol:

 

Congrats to all who got in. To all who did not (almost certainly including myself), you have (and will always have) amazing opportunities ahead of you by virtue of the fact that you care enough in the first place to obsess over which school will best allow you to make change in this world.

 

GO FORTH AND KICK ASS!

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Just called Goldman School:  "Admission decisions would be out in the next 24 hours". 

:unsure:  :unsure:

 

Thanks, now I know to expect my rejection email tomorrow  :wacko:

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Word to the waitlisted folks--I'm turning down my offer with the funding. Hopefully one of you guys can benefit from the new open slot and the new $$$ in the pot.

Good luck, all!

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Hi all,

 

Thanks for all the info and discussion.

 

I was accepted without funding. Those of you who mentioned that you'll be turning down offers and opening up funding dollars; do you know if students like myself can really in turn be offered that funding? Would they just email people as money becomes available?

 

Good luck with your decisions everyone.

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Since I got rejected from HKS, my top two choices are now Michigan and Berkeley. I got an amazing offer from Michigan and the program is great. The aid I got from Berkeley does not compare, but I like the Berkeley program a bit more. I think this is because I also went to Berkeley for undergrad and feel very much at home on campus. I also have some personal matters that are making me lean towards staying in the Bay Area.

 

I also plan to leverage my aid from Michigan to get something more from Berkeley. I think this might be possible once people begin to reject offers with aid to go to other schools. This will probably happen in April, though, right before the deadline of April 15.

 

If nothing comes out of that, I will choose Michigan. With that program, I only worry that their network might not be that strong in California (I want to come back to the Bay Area). I may be wrong about that. Academically, both programs are similar and very strong.

 

We'll see how it goes...tough month ahead!

Tough month indead. What is your plan to try an leverage Berkeley?

 

I am thinking that I might email or call them soon, as money might be readily available. Insead of waiting till closer to the April 15th dealline and have all the funds alocated to other needy students.

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Hey! Since I'm obviously getting the GSPP ding, they should unreject me/take me off the wait list for calling this in advance!  :lol:

 

Congrats to all who got in. To all who did not (almost certainly including myself), you have (and will always have) amazing opportunities ahead of you by virtue of the fact that you care enough in the first place to obsess over which school will best allow you to make change in this world.

 

GO FORTH AND KICK ASS!

 

 

You sir, are a winner! I definitely cracked a fat smile because I believe the fact that we're all here obsessing is very telling our ambition. In or out, I'm confident you'll all be well in the grand scheme of things.

 

Phew! I'm glad it's all over. I'm out at HKS which makes my decision quite easy...GO BEARS!!! I won't be able to be at the Goldman Admit day since I'm in Asia, but I'm hoping to catch the tail end of math camp when I'm finally back in the states. It's gonna be nice experiencing some reverse culture shock in NorCal.  :lol:  B)

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I also received a rejection letter at 6:42 pm yesterday evening. I hope for your sakes that they're not keeping you waiting just to reject you, like the rest of us. Really disappointed in their lack of professionalism.

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Wait listed. I don't think I'll stay on the list. I've got 4 acceptances w funding and I'll be hearing back from lbj soon.

As for talk about the GSPP professionalism... Calm down. We are on this board by choice and they are taking their time. Some schools forget to notify people altogether.

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