Applying With Your Significant Other

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Re: Applying With Your Significant Other

Postby mcweanis » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:30 pm

probably not - only if they knew the specifics of the program (it's a special major, you have to design it yourself, requires advanced credits in at least three departments, etc). i do think that since i wrote my essays about/my entire career plan revolves around PI law in gender/sexuality, it might show some consistency (or something).

my boyfriend double majored in psych and math, just fyi, and thinks this will give him a bump

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Re: Applying With Your Significant Other

Postby paratactical » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:31 pm

mcweanis wrote:probably not - only if they knew the specifics of the program (it's a special major, you have to design it yourself, requires advanced credits in at least three departments, etc). i do think that since i wrote my essays about/my entire career plan revolves around PI law in gender/sexuality, it might show some consistency (or something).

my boyfriend double majored in psych and math, just fyi, and thinks this will give him a bump

Great, so you both have unrealistic ideas of how difficult your UG courseloads were. Perfect match. Be happy with CLS and NYU.

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Re: Applying With Your Significant Other

Postby mcweanis » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:32 pm

paratactical wrote:
mcweanis wrote:probably not - only if they knew the specifics of the program (it's a special major, you have to design it yourself, requires advanced credits in at least three departments, etc). i do think that since i wrote my essays about/my entire career plan revolves around PI law in gender/sexuality, it might show some consistency (or something).

my boyfriend double majored in psych and math, just fyi, and thinks this will give him a bump

Great, so you both have unrealistic ideas of how difficult your UG courseloads were. Perfect match. Be happy with CLS and NYU.


i'm okay just being happy that i haven't posted on this forum 20,000 times, thanks

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Re: Applying With Your Significant Other

Postby Sentry » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:32 pm

paratactical wrote:
mcweanis wrote:probably not - only if they knew the specifics of the program (it's a special major, you have to design it yourself, requires advanced credits in at least three departments, etc). i do think that since i wrote my essays about/my entire career plan revolves around PI law in gender/sexuality, it might show some consistency (or something).

my boyfriend double majored in psych and math, just fyi, and thinks this will give him a bump

Great, so you both have unrealistic ideas of how difficult your UG courseloads were. Perfect match. Be happy with CLS and NYU.

This is why I <3 you para.

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Re: Applying With Your Significant Other

Postby ahduth » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:36 pm

I'm not clear on why we're thinking either of these folks are auto-admits at CLS. Both of those numbers were very marginal based on what seemed to be happening this year, particularly since they're both applying with no work experience. NYU is more likely, but don't count your chickens before they've hatched. And whoever brought up Harvard is looking at different numbers than I am.

Also, lulz at anyone giving a GPA bump to any school, let alone some random east coast liberal arts school. Where is Swarthmore anyhow?

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Re: Applying With Your Significant Other

Postby mcweanis » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:37 pm

i already got in to both columbia and nyu, and he already got in to nyu.

it's in swarthmore, pennsylvania :)

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Re: Applying With Your Significant Other

Postby mcweanis » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:38 pm

and he is applying with two years of work experience, me with one, both at non-profits workin with kids in the ghett-o of philly

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Re: Applying With Your Significant Other

Postby ahduth » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:43 pm

What on earth was the point of this thread...

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Re: Applying With Your Significant Other

Postby paratactical » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:45 pm

ahduth wrote:What on earth was the point of this thread...

I think this is a thread for her to brag about her relationship, her major, her GPA and her deep, meaningful experience with the ghetto.

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Re: Applying With Your Significant Other

Postby mcweanis » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:45 pm

i wanted to see how other people were dealing with negotiating where they get in/want to go with where their partners get in.. not specifically dissect my own situation. commiseration for the win!

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Re: Applying With Your Significant Other

Postby 99.9luft » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:46 pm

mcweanis wrote:i already got in to both columbia and nyu, and he already got in to nyu.

it's in swarthmore, pennsylvania :)


why not both go to NYU, i don't understand.

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Re: Applying With Your Significant Other

Postby mcweanis » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:47 pm

99.9luft wrote:
mcweanis wrote:i already got in to both columbia and nyu, and he already got in to nyu.

it's in swarthmore, pennsylvania :)


why not both go to NYU, i don't understand.


i want a fancy ivy name :oops: and to not work in new york

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Re: Applying With Your Significant Other

Postby 99.9luft » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:49 pm

mcweanis wrote:
99.9luft wrote:
mcweanis wrote:i already got in to both columbia and nyu, and he already got in to nyu.

it's in swarthmore, pennsylvania :)


why not both go to NYU, i don't understand.


i want a fancy ivy name :oops: and to not work in new york


typical east coast pretense and/or selfishness. who gives a damn about an ivy, you're in grad school. NYU is not THAT much of a regional school, don't exaggerate.

ETA: If you're a serious couple, get engaged and go to NYU together. The End.

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Re: Applying With Your Significant Other

Postby mcweanis » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:50 pm

i meant NYU is a more regional school, although that could be just my perception. we've only been together 7 months, so i don't really want to determine the next three years of my life based on him.. i'm just sort of hoping it works out

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Re: Applying With Your Significant Other

Postby paratactical » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:52 pm

mcweanis wrote:i meant NYU is a more regional school, although that could be just my perception. we've only been together 7 months, so i don't really want to determine the next three years of my life based on him.. i'm just sort of hoping it works out

:shock: :arrow: Image

You've gotta be trollin'.

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Re: Applying With Your Significant Other

Postby ahduth » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:54 pm

paratactical wrote:
ahduth wrote:What on earth was the point of this thread...

I think this is a thread for her to brag about her relationship, her major, her GPA and her deep, meaningful experience with the ghetto.


I don't think the relationship is going to work out.

Part of it DF pointed out - 200k in debt plus 200k in debt equals... 400k in debt!

Part of it is just a general sense I get however. Let me know how much of this characterization sounds correct. Both of them are from upper middle class backgrounds, their parents paying for the portion of their college that wasn't covered by modest merit scholarships.

Applying to law school with a vague sense that they want to do something positive for the world, they're not sure exactly what however, and they both end up OCI'ing to corporate firms. By the end of law school they've drifted apart, with only the memories of their college experience and their WASP backgrounds in common.

If they do get in fact get married however, divorce comes within four years after a serial run of affairs by the guy.

Thoughts?

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Re: Applying With Your Significant Other

Postby 99.9luft » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:54 pm

if you're not sure you're in a serious (marriage-worthy) relationship, why be in one? and also, i can almost guarantee it won't work out by the end of 1L year (you're highly likely to fall for a law student, regardless which school you choose). Law students hook up more than high school students. It's actually quite disgusting.

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Re: Applying With Your Significant Other

Postby Wholigan » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:55 pm

Okay, hold on. So you are making the assumption that going to NYU = not being able to work outside of NY. Let's assume that's true for a moment. You do not want to work in NY. But you want him to go to a school that you believe will not allow him to work outside of NY. Where you you see this working out in the long run? Will he be relegated to playing Mr. Mom due to being unemployable outside the reach of his regional T6?

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Re: Applying With Your Significant Other

Postby ahduth » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:55 pm

mcweanis wrote:i meant NYU is a more regional school, although that could be just my perception.


That's just your perception sweetie. It's a top five school.

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Re: Applying With Your Significant Other

Postby Sentry » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:56 pm

ahduth wrote:
mcweanis wrote:i meant NYU is a more regional school, although that could be just my perception.


That's just your perception sweetie. It's a top five school.

I WON'T STAND FOR SUCH CHICAGO TROLLING!!!!

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Re: Applying With Your Significant Other

Postby paratactical » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:57 pm

ahduth wrote:
mcweanis wrote:i meant NYU is a more regional school, although that could be just my perception.


That's just your perception sweetie. It's a top five school.

Her Gender Discourse professor said it's not fair to call womyn that!

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Re: Applying With Your Significant Other

Postby mcweanis » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:57 pm

that's why i'm trying to choose on my own, independent of where he goes! but it's tough to doom a relationship like that.

btw, i am upper middle class whitey whose parents paid for my college; he is a urm who got need based aid and paid like $4,000 total for undergrad.

i dont want him to have to go to nyu; its just the only place he's gotten in so far

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Re: Applying With Your Significant Other

Postby 99.9luft » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:58 pm

ahduth wrote:
mcweanis wrote:i meant NYU is a more regional school, although that could be just my perception.


That's just your perception sweetie. It's a top five school.


Yup, NYU's out-of-state employment statistics is very similar to that of CLS. Please research it.

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Re: Applying With Your Significant Other

Postby Sentry » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:58 pm

mcweanis wrote:that's why i'm trying to choose on my own, independent of where he goes! but it's tough to doom a relationship like that.

btw, i am upper middle class whitey whose parents paid for my college; he is a urm who got need based aid and paid like $4,000 total for undergrad.

i dont want him to have to go to nyu; its just the only place he's gotten in so far

LULZ. He's a 3.6 173 URM? He's going to abandon you when he goes to YLS.

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Re: Applying With Your Significant Other

Postby 99.9luft » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:00 pm

mcweanis wrote:that's why i'm trying to choose on my own, independent of where he goes! but it's tough to doom a relationship like that.

btw, i am upper middle class whitey whose parents paid for my college; he is a urm who got need based aid and paid like $4,000 total for undergrad.

i dont want him to have to go to nyu; its just the only place he's gotten in so far


Priorities: decide the relationship (marriage/moving-in together in LS), then decide the LS.

Good relationships accomodate life changes and not visa versa.




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