Originally Posted by freddych
I also want to add: be wary of scholarships that require some sort of GPA to maintain. I've heard of schools with scholarships that require 3.5 GPA to maintain them after the first semester. Little do the students know, that you have to be in the top 20% of the class to get a 3.5, and on top of that, they give the scholarship to 30% of the class. And then further making it harder to keep the scholarship, they put all the scholarship kids in the same small section (and in the same classes) so they are competing against each other to keep their scholarship.
This is true. Fortunately, I really vetted those aspects of the scholarships I received, one was for like over $40k/yr but had that 3.5 GPA floor. I was like, no way. One school was really transparent about it and gave the scholarship ranges I could keep if my GPA was at different levels. That was honest, and I appreciated it -- might even been what made me look into the GPA floors on the other scholarships.
Originally Posted by sns23
Originally Posted by bartleby929
There have been studies that have been shown that consumers who apply for credit cards and such are HUGELY and DISPROPORTIONATELY optimistic about being able to pay off what they owe. My consumer law professor says this all the time (because it is his life work) and then throws in that law school is the same thing.
90% of your class goes in thinking they will be in the top 10%. 10% of the class goes in just happy to be there. 90% of the class will not be in the top 10%.
Take the most money at the best regional school you can get into. I have a full scholarship at a strong regional school and still might drop out next winter if I strike out at OCIs.
That has to be one of the stupidest things i have ever heard.
Yeah, the first part realy describes law students well -- vainer of their luck than of their merits.
But the second only makes sense if the OP went to law school for the wrong reasons, in which case more power to him. Applicant pool smaller by one.