Increase merit after being accepted


<p>I was recently accepted to my top choice school. The scholarship they offered me is according to the first time I took the SAT. In November, I took the SAT and increased my M+CR 60 points and my overall 90 points. My guidance counselor sent my new scores after my acceptance. Do I contact my school's financial aid offices or would the school contact me when they receive my new scores? Also, am I able to somehow appeal for a higher merit? </p>

<p>Thank you!</p>

<p>Unless your scores were right on the bring of one financial increment to another, a 60 raise in SAT scores is probably not going to net you any significant increase in merit money.</p>

<p>Does your school give a breakdown of what you need to get a particular scholarship? </p>

<p>X gpa + Y SAT score for a certain amount of money.</p>

<p>What school is this? Is it Hofstra? </p>

<p>Did you already get a 17k per year award? </p>

<p>What is your old SAT breakdown and what is your new breakdown?</p>

<p>Sometimes a 60 pt increase in M+CR can make a difference IF the school has some kind of "stepped" merit. </p>

<p>As Sybbie says, it can depend on whether your old score was rather close to the brink of the next level.</p>

<p>It might also depend on whether this school offers guaranteed merit awards based on SAT/GPA, and your new GPA guarantees you a higher award.</p>