UCLA e-mail?

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UCLA e-mail?

Postby Easy-E » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:17 pm

Just received an email from UCLA with a fee waiver and "the possibility of a Dean’s Merit Scholarship". My numbers are 3.1/169, which puts me in the upper end of their LSAT range and considerably below the GPA cut-off (which I thought was big in Cali schools). The idea that I could get money here seems far-fetched to me. Is this just an attempt to get me to apply so they can deny me for some reason? I kinda thought I was out of the T-14 (yes, I know this is #15) with my numbers.

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Re: UCLA e-mail?

Postby Wakelaw15 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:26 pm

Is this for this cycle or next cycle?

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Re: UCLA e-mail?

Postby foosbol21 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:28 pm

I got that as well, and I'm 3.1/170. They must send them out just based on LSAT scores. I got the same email after I got my score back from February, with the same exact wording except for the bolded part identifying which cycle the waiver was for.

It couldn't hurt to apply anyways even if you think getting in/getting money is unlikely. This cycle could get pretty interesting, and the app is free now anyways.

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Re: UCLA e-mail?

Postby Bgibbs » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:28 pm

For the lsn graph for UCLA (http://ucla.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats) it appears that you'll most likely be waitlisted. Yes, this is an attempt to get you to apply, and you probably should if you would be genuinely be interested in attending. There have been a declining number of LSATs taken and law school applications so it is possible that you could be admitted next cycle with your LSAT score.

Sidenote: Retake. Even 1 point would make a difference. Then check out this thread http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=162680.

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Re: UCLA e-mail?

Postby Easy-E » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:30 pm

Wakelaw15 wrote:Is this for this cycle or next cycle?


"We will begin accepting applications in the middle of September"

2013

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Re: UCLA e-mail?

Postby goden » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:34 pm

FWIW 3.6/167 here and I didn't get one. I think you get it as long as you have median LSAT or above (168+), regardless of GPA.

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Re: UCLA e-mail?

Postby Easy-E » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:34 pm

foosbol21 wrote:I got that as well, and I'm 3.1/170. They must send them out just based on LSAT scores. I got the same email after I got my score back from February, with the same exact wording except for the bolded part identifying which cycle the waiver was for.

It couldn't hurt to apply anyways even if you think getting in/getting money is unlikely. This cycle could get pretty interesting, and the app is free now anyways.


Yeah I'll throw it out there for sure. Cali was never on my target list, but you never know I guess. I agree with you on the upcoming cycle, I think it could get weird.



Bgibbs wrote:For the lsn graph for UCLA (http://ucla.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats) it appears that you'll most likely be waitlisted. Yes, this is an attempt to get you to apply, and you probably should if you would be genuinely be interested in attending. There have been a declining number of LSATs taken and law school applications so it is possible that you could be admitted next cycle with your LSAT score.

Sidenote: Retake. Even 1 point would make a difference. Then check out this thread http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=162680.



Like I said, Cali isn't what I'm shooting for, NYC is my target. Yeah, I know, I need to retake, I'm very familiar with that link. I feel like I should have started by now for October (unless I retain like a sponge) and if I take in December I'm screwing myself. Mehhh.

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Re: UCLA e-mail?

Postby Trout et al » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:37 pm

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Re: UCLA e-mail?

Postby foosbol21 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:55 pm

emarxnj wrote:I agree with you on the upcoming cycle, I think it could get weird.


Only a few more weeks until it begins. Let's get weird.

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Re: UCLA e-mail?

Postby goden » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:04 pm

Trout et al wrote:I got the email and fee waiver with a 166/3.9

I stand corrected. Probably at or above either median.

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Re: UCLA e-mail?

Postby Jaytray » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:45 am

Fwiw 3.76 and 167 here and didn't get one. Interesting that they aren't giving it to people they might actually accept but they are to splitters. Then again maybe that's the point?

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Re: UCLA e-mail?

Postby maggielizer » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:35 am

Trout et al wrote:
I got the email and fee waiver with a 166/3.9


Same.

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Re: UCLA e-mail?

Postby 20130312 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:11 pm

3.3/169, received this last cycle, applied, waitlisted. Just received a rejection email this week.

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Re: UCLA e-mail?

Postby Easy-E » Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:52 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:3.3/169, received this last cycle, applied, waitlisted. Just received a rejection email this week.



Damn, haven't classes started anyways?

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Re: UCLA e-mail?

Postby 20130312 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:56 pm

emarxnj wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:3.3/169, received this last cycle, applied, waitlisted. Just received a rejection email this week.


Damn, haven't classes started anyways?


Yep they started yesterday at UCLA.

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Re: UCLA e-mail?

Postby Spritzpiggy » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:50 am

Jaytray wrote:Fwiw 3.76 and 167 here and didn't get one. Interesting that they aren't giving it to people they might actually accept but they are to splitters. Then again maybe that's the point?


FWIW I just received one too and I have a 174/3.89. Not planning to apply (not a fan of LA) but looks like its not just splitters. No idea how they are making their determination though. Good luck for everyone :)

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Re: UCLA e-mail?

Postby cahwc12 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:36 am

3.4 / 168 and received it. I'm almost certain it's based purely on LSAT scores, and I think 168 is the cutoff (at least I haven't seen anyone get it before).

But I was already planning to apply, so that was a $75 email for me.

edit: I mistakenly had CA as my state of residency, so perhaps that was a factor as well. A few friends who didn't receive that fee waiver had well over 168.




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