URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby luuma » Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:16 pm

mandyjay11 wrote:
californiauser wrote:
luuma wrote:Got WL'ed at Northwestern... Alongside the WL letter were about 5 essay questions which you can do either video or written.. And if I did that I'd also have to submit a LOCI, and my kidney. Do you guys think this is worth it? 155 3.15 (3.42) URM, lots of professional experience and academic involvement.

Thanks!


I don't think NU is worth sticker (300k with accrued interest and tuition increases), which is what you're probably looking at if you get off the wait list



+1... but congrats on being wait-listed with your stats!


Thanks! But that's why I'm feeling weary... I'll spend 2 weeks (because if I'm going to put the time into this, I'm doing it right) gathering a new recommendation letter, writing a LOCI, answering the essay questions, and submitting a video response.. all for being the last at the end of the stacks due to stats. When I could use the time and energy into scholarship applications (I've still got 4 more to go), oh yeah and my 9-5 job.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby BankruptMe » Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:33 pm

luuma wrote:
mandyjay11 wrote:
californiauser wrote:
luuma wrote:Got WL'ed at Northwestern... Alongside the WL letter were about 5 essay questions which you can do either video or written.. And if I did that I'd also have to submit a LOCI, and my kidney. Do you guys think this is worth it? 155 3.15 (3.42) URM, lots of professional experience and academic involvement.

Thanks!


I don't think NU is worth sticker (300k with accrued interest and tuition increases), which is what you're probably looking at if you get off the wait list



+1... but congrats on being wait-listed with your stats!


Thanks! But that's why I'm feeling weary... I'll spend 2 weeks (because if I'm going to put the time into this, I'm doing it right) gathering a new recommendation letter, writing a LOCI, answering the essay questions, and submitting a video response.. all for being the last at the end of the stacks due to stats. When I could use the time and energy into scholarship applications (I've still got 4 more to go), oh yeah and my 9-5 job.


I would do it honestly. But that is just me.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby californiauser » Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:44 pm

BankruptMe wrote:I would do it honestly. But that is just me.


pay sticker for NU? care to explain your reasoning?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby BankruptMe » Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:46 pm

californiauser wrote:
BankruptMe wrote:I would do it honestly. But that is just me.


pay sticker for NU? care to explain your reasoning?


Based off of my personal circumstance, my measurements of cost vs benefits and my level of overall utility, I would pursue the waitlist...

Never said I would attend.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mac2013 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:57 pm

Is anyone going to Michigan's Admit weekend? Feel free to PM me.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby logicspeaks » Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:23 pm

teampeeta wrote:
applelover wrote:I know someone. I can't remember what the first score was, but I think s/he went up 9+ points. Her/his second score was in the 99th percentile.


Yeah, I'm pretty sure Monk got into HLS with multiple scores. I believe his high was in the 170s.

Ben Reilly wrote:I got my JS2 recently with two scores: December 2011- 160, December 2013- 167.

Hmm, ok thanks everyone. I'm just nervous that my two scores taken 2 months apart will be averaged and I won't even get a JS1. I saw a URM with very similar stats on both first take and retake get denied without a JS1. But at this point I'm just grateful that Harvard is even a remote possibility, so I guess I'll chill out haha.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:35 pm

Are Duke and UVA peer schools? Duke gave me more money than UVA and I want to use it to negotiate. Can I use it to negotiate with Georgetown? Not to be ungrateful but I don't want to attend Duke...but the money is almost a 20k COA different between them and Virginia :?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby teampeeta » Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:39 pm

Have any URMs who went complete in Feb other than AboutMyDaylight gotten JS1s?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:55 pm

teampeeta wrote:Have any URMs who went complete in Feb other than AboutMyDaylight gotten JS1s?


LawSchoolorNah went complete in early Feb and got a JS2 last week.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby BankruptMe » Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:58 pm

okaygo wrote:Are Duke and UVA peer schools? Duke gave me more money than UVA and I want to use it to negotiate. Can I use it to negotiate with Georgetown? Not to be ungrateful but I don't want to attend Duke...but the money is almost a 20k COA different between them and Virginia :?


I do not see what is wrong with trying. just ask, if its no, its no.

Then you can withdraw and free it up to someone who is waiting on Duke

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:01 pm

okaygo wrote:Are Duke and UVA peer schools? Duke gave me more money than UVA and I want to use it to negotiate. Can I use it to negotiate with Georgetown? Not to be ungrateful but I don't want to attend Duke...but the money is almost a 20k COA different between them and Virginia :?


I would say so. Duke is 10, UVA is 8. They're both on the (south?) east coast. I think you should negotiate the Duke schooly with Gtown and UVA.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby El Principe » Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:09 pm

okaygo wrote:Are Duke and UVA peer schools? Duke gave me more money than UVA and I want to use it to negotiate. Can I use it to negotiate with Georgetown? Not to be ungrateful but I don't want to attend Duke...but the money is almost a 20k COA different between them and Virginia :?



TCR is to negotiate using Duke for both, and withdraw from
Duke so I can get in ;)

But honestly, idk about Duke and UVA. I didn't look too much into UVA because I figured I was out of their range. Worth a try.

You can definitely use both on Georgetown bc they're both out of Georgetowns league.

Why no interest in Duke btw, just curious?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby LawSchoolOrNah » Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:37 pm

Anyone doing NYU or Harvards ASWs?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby EvMont » Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:42 pm

LawSchoolOrNah wrote:Anyone doing NYU or Harvards ASWs?


I'll be at NYU's, though I'm not sure if I'll do the one next week or the one in April. It all depends on whether or not I hear back from Penn in the next week.

What are you thinking of doing?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby LawSchoolOrNah » Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:49 pm

EvMont wrote:
LawSchoolOrNah wrote:Anyone doing NYU or Harvards ASWs?


I'll be at NYU's, though I'm not sure if I'll do the one next week or the one in April. It all depends on whether or not I hear back from Penn in the next week.

What are you thinking of doing?


No idea so far lol. I'm definitely doing the HLS ASW, just not sure about NYU. I really don't want to turn down an excuse to skip school and go to NY for a couple of days lol

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby teampeeta » Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:52 pm

Image

This about sums up my feelings toward HYS at the moment.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Cocoblues » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:25 am

^^^

I hear you, Bro. :(

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:46 am

Cocoblues wrote:^^^

I hear you, Bro. :(


+1

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Futuregohan14 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:18 am

teampeeta wrote:Image

This about sums up my feelings toward HYS at the moment.


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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Black_Swan » Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:41 am

Is there a urm scholarship thread on TLS?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Nova » Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:58 am

Black_Swan wrote:Is there a urm scholarship thread on TLS?

not recently (that I know of)

heres an old one viewtopic.php?f=14&t=140796

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:43 am

El Principe wrote:
okaygo wrote:Are Duke and UVA peer schools? Duke gave me more money than UVA and I want to use it to negotiate. Can I use it to negotiate with Georgetown? Not to be ungrateful but I don't want to attend Duke...but the money is almost a 20k COA different between them and Virginia :?



TCR is to negotiate using Duke for both, and withdraw from
Duke so I can get in ;)

But honestly, idk about Duke and UVA. I didn't look too much into UVA because I figured I was out of their range. Worth a try.

You can definitely use both on Georgetown bc they're both out of Georgetowns league.

Why no interest in Duke btw, just curious?


Thanks for the advice (as well as the advice from Zero and BankRupt)

But really the simple answer for why I don't want Duke is that it's further away from my target market than I would want it to be.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby runinthefront » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:45 am

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:54 am

runinthefront wrote:I live far, far away from Cornell University and I'm trying to decide now if it's worth it to book a flight out to their ASW. I would definitely be interested in attending if the price was right but I can't justify spending $500+ on a flight(tickets are around $900 to fly out from my local airport and $550-650 to fly out from an airport two hours from my apartment, Cornell reimburses $200 :cry: ), plus the opportunity cost of missing work IF I'm getting little to no financial aid from them.

I just hate how they have one of the highest COA's in the T-14, yet they're historically stingy with money. It doesn't make any sense. I hope they release this information soon.


Oh no! If you plan on coming for Diversity Day, try contacting Jordan Yellen (Cornell's BLSA President) about this.

Also, Cornell is actually one of the most generous of T14s when it comes to aid, especially for URMs. I guess you can play it by ear until you get info on scholarships, which are already trickling in. You should be hearing word soon.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby El Principe » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:12 am

Yeah, you guys would be surprised what URMs get concerning merit & need based financial aid.

Some schools can be stingy, but honestly, the truth is, you'll never know until you get that offer.




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