URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby JodieLovesChachi » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:48 pm

AAJD2B wrote:
EvMont wrote:
okaygo wrote:
EvMont wrote:
Also, I'm not even close to depositing. April is gonna be a big month for me. Decisions. Decisions.


Lol, well you know where I want you to go! At my schools ASW there was only one other person of color.


Don't worry, that school is still in the mix! I wonder if URMs are for some reason just less likely to attend ASWs.


If that's the case, more schools should offer stipends and accommodations. One of my schools is paying for my hotel accommodations, but this may be just open to diverse students attending their diversity weekend event.

Either way, it's a damn shame.


+1 for those stipend and hotel accommodations... it should be like a recruiting visit in college athletics #everythingpaid

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby BankruptMe » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:59 pm

AAJD2B wrote:
BankruptMe wrote:All my good apps(30-60 USNWR) are in a holding pattern until people decide what they are going to do. Im 95% Sure, So i probably will not know until May.


Hope something comes around for you, including W&M.


Yeah, it sucks, but that is what low numbers do to you. If I pull anyone of my top choice schools, everyone will be in amazement that I got it with my numbers lol.

I talked to an admissions officer and they told me they looked over my application "but no final decision has been made" means they scanned it and was like ehhhhh its ok, but let's see what else happens. I am not formally waitlisted, but im not rejected.

So I have to wait. If anyone has a school they 100% do not want to go to...you know what to do. And I am not saying anything I have not done myself lol.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:02 pm

AAJD2B wrote:
okaygo wrote:
EvMont wrote:Also, I'm not even close to depositing. April is gonna be a big month for me. Decisions. Decisions.


Lol, well you know where I want you to go! At my schools ASW there was only one other person of color.


Stop playing! :o


I'm too serious! And the imbalance of male to female was quite noticeable as well. But, hey, they all had cute southern accents and said things like "bow tie or no tie" so I can't be too mad.

But in all seriousness I'm hoping that the people of color just couldn't make it to the ASW. No way I could be the only URM 1L.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby applelover » Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:02 pm

El Principe wrote:
t-14orbust wrote:
applelover wrote:Has anyone else already deposited somewhere?


I did ;)


Don be like that... tell us! lol

I know where he deposited!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:03 pm

applelover wrote:
El Principe wrote:
t-14orbust wrote:
applelover wrote:Has anyone else already deposited somewhere?


I did ;)


Don be like that... tell us! lol

I know where he deposited!


Wait...t14 isn't a she?!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:11 pm

applelover wrote:
El Principe wrote:
t-14orbust wrote:
applelover wrote:Has anyone else already deposited somewhere?


I did ;)


Don be like that... tell us! lol

I know where he deposited!


We do too! he told us on the previous page

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby t-14orbust » Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:15 pm

Just got my aid offer. Happy to report that I do not regret my decision haha. phew

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:16 pm

t-14orbust wrote:Just got my aid offer. Happy to report that I do not regret my decision haha. phew



wow, crazy timing

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:17 pm

mandyjay11 wrote:
applelover wrote:I know where he deposited!


We do too! he told us on the previous page


I.cant. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:16 pm

AAJD2B wrote:
mandyjay11 wrote:
applelover wrote:I know where he deposited!


We do too! he told us on the previous page


I.cant. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


+1 I pictured mandyjay and apple as toddlers in a playground having this discussion.

No offense but it was a really cute scene.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:20 pm

Dr.Zer0 wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:
mandyjay11 wrote:
applelover wrote:I know where he deposited!


We do too! he told us on the previous page


I.cant. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


+1 I pictured mandyjay and apple as toddlers in a playground having this discussion.

No offense but it was a really cute scene.


haha! I can totally see that!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:32 pm

I just got WLed at W&M.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mt2165 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:40 pm

okaygo wrote:I just got WLed at W&M.


The saddest most unapologetic case of YP yet. My god.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby t-14orbust » Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:42 pm

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby kenwash » Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:44 pm

AAJD2B wrote:If that's the case, more schools should offer stipends and accommodations. One of my schools is paying for my hotel accommodations, but this may be just open to diverse students attending their diversity weekend event.

Either way, it's a damn shame.

AAJD what school is paying for hotel accommodations? Just want to make sure I'm not missing out!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:49 pm

kenwash wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:If that's the case, more schools should offer stipends and accommodations. One of my schools is paying for my hotel accommodations, but this may be just open to diverse students attending their diversity weekend event.

Either way, it's a damn shame.

AAJD what school is paying for hotel accommodations? Just want to make sure I'm not missing out!


PMing you...

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:53 pm

okaygo wrote:I just got WLed at W&M.


Their loss. :wink:

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby El Principe » Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:57 pm

calle_25 wrote:
ThePiedPiper wrote:I haven't as of yet...

Me neither. I am considering sitting out a cycle as the harsh reality of sticker is setting in. Anyone on the same boat? I was accepted to the schools I want to go to, but the debt.. the debt...


I was in that boat at first, but now I'm starting to realize just how lucky I was to not only get accepted to my top choices, but to also receive substantial scholarships..

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby El Principe » Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:00 pm

okaygo wrote:I just got WLed at W&M.


Me too.

W&M appears to be YP'ing URMs.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby calilove » Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:07 pm

Hey everyone. I am an occasional lurker finally checking in, and I am legitimately stuck with a tough decision. This is my third application cycle, and I FINALLY gained admission into my top program. This is a smaller program, and scholarships/grants have already been awarded, tuition deposits have been submitted and the class is set for the most part. I was initially offered $0, and the thought of paying lower T-14 sticker was disheartening. Since aid is supposedly need/merit based, I made a genuine case for need in addition to including an anecdote about how I could authentically enhance the diversity of the class. I was given an extension as they "reconsidered." I was then told that I would still receive $0, even though per observation of said small class forum, everyone that participates in the forum received a substantial scholarship or an increase, including students with GPAs far below mine. That said, I ceased communication with the people that have been my points of contact (and who have been very unhelpful) and I reached out to the Dean of Admissions in addition to a few other admins. There has been radio silence, and I feel like I need a last "Hail Mary" before my deposit is due within the coming days. Is anyone experiencing the dilemma of paying sticker to their top program? Any thoughts on last minute negotiation? I am already having second thoughts about the institution as a whole given my communication, and I honestly don't feel as I would be a valuable member knowing that my non-urm classmates are enjoying the benefits of a highly discounted tuition , when I have made diligent efforts to simply have this particular administration hear my concerns....to put this into further context, my class size will be around ~30, and traditionally, there has been one black person/class.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby El Principe » Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:14 pm

^^^

Have you tried using slightly lower school's as scholarship negotiating leverage? To negotiate, you do need to have and use leverage. I'm hoping you didn't blanket T-14.

Also, are you really T14/biglaw or bust? If this is your third cycle, I'm assuming you may not want to wait again, so I'm asking, what are your goals? Have you considered taking a T14-20 on scholarship. If you can get in higher, you should be able to get a significant scholarship from one of those, and especially if it's Texas/UCLA/Vandy, then depending on your goals, those are probably better options that T14 at sticker.

Just my 2 cents.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:19 pm

Cali love, it sounds like NU's AJD program. If so, I do not believe it's worth sticker price to attend. And if they are treating you in such regard, maybe you should trust your gut on this one. Do you have a backup plan? I concur with El Principe's suggestion.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby calilove » Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:26 pm

El Principe wrote:^^^

Have you tried using slightly lower school's as scholarship negotiating leverage? To negotiate, you do need to have and use leverage. I'm hoping you didn't blanket T-14.

Also, are you really T14/biglaw or bust? If this is your third cycle, I'm assuming you may not want to wait again, so I'm asking, what are your goals? Have you considered taking a T14-20 on scholarship. If you can get in higher, you should be able to get a significant scholarship from one of those, and especially if it's Texas/UCLA/Vandy, then depending on your goals, those are probably better options that T14 at sticker.

Just my 2 cents.


Thank you for the feedback, and pardon me as I try to figure out how to navigate TLS.....I didn't apply to many programs, and all of the schools that I have applied to are T-14 with the exception of one (I ended up withdrawing from UCLA), and I have not received a response from most of these schools, meaning I have no leverage. Given the short deposit deadline and summer start, I will have to make a decision with a few pending admissions decisions. I was/am set on this particular program, and I am definitely biglaw or bust (this small program places really well). I have been out of school for seven years, and I have strong ties to New York, Washington, DC and Los Angeles. I hope to go into biglaw in NYC for at least four years before moving on to other endeavors. I am at age now where I pursue this, or I look for another career path.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby calilove » Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:32 pm

AAJD2B wrote:Cali love, it sounds like NU's AJD program. If so, I do not believe it's worth sticker price to attend. And if they are treating you in such regard, maybe you should trust your gut on this one. Do you have a backup plan? I concur with El Principe's suggestion.


Thank you for your response! My backup plan is to go back into consulting and make a career of it. My gut is definitely inclined to throw NU the deuces with hopes that this is just a sign that something greater is waiting for me; I am just torn in that I have been through so many obstacles in just getting here, only to feel that my access has been ultimately denied. I guess my real dilemma is truly reconciling everything, since I have wanted this more than anything, and I don't really want to give up until I know I have exhausted all of my options.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:32 pm

El Principe wrote:
okaygo wrote:I just got WLed at W&M.


Me too.

W&M appears to be YP'ing URMs.


Same. Withdrew immediately.




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