Suffolk 2014

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Re: Suffolk 2014

Postby ElvisAaron » Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:50 pm

bjoscott wrote:Yes, the parking was one concern that I had. I have considered taking the T out of Attleboro on the Providence line. I did not know that there was a pass that could be purchased which would make that option even more appealing. I am not familiar with Boston's mass transit but I assume that the transfer to the Red Line is a simple one at South Station. Thanks!


You can drive right up 95 and grab a rail station with plenty of ez parking on the Franklin line (ie Walpole, Norwood) and go right into South Station from there. Getting on the Red line is ez. 50 minute trip or so all told, no traffic, you can get some reading done, and the rail cars have WiFi.
It's longer time-wise than driving and you have the T schedule you're stuck with, but I've stacked the pros and cons over and over and the MBTA comes out on top.

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Re: Suffolk 2014

Postby stargazer3620 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:55 pm

bjoscott wrote:
ElvisAaron wrote:
bjoscott wrote:
Are you going to be moving to be near the school you attend?


No. I plan to commute from RI. There are several people, including my boss, who tell me that the drive isn't as bad as one would think.


I'm in the metro west area. Trust me, if you're talking Suffolk the drive will suck balls and you'll get gangbanged paying for parking. Come close enough to grab the commuter rail to South Station and its two stops off the Red Line. Suffolk has a student pass you can buy that will cut your costs, and then you get to study on the train.


Yes, the parking was one concern that I had. I have considered taking the T out of Attleboro on the Providence line. I did not know that there was a pass that could be purchased which would make that option even more appealing. I am not familiar with Boston's mass transit but I assume that the transfer to the Red Line is a simple one at South Station. Thanks!


It's really easy to get off the commuter and onto the red line. For about a week before I had housing in the city, I was taking the commuter in every day to South Station from South Attleboro. It wasn't too bad! Sometimes during rush hour you can't get a seat and have to stand for a good portion of the trip though :( On the plus side if you're not commuting during rush hour you'll have a couple hours of studying a day!

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Re: Suffolk 2014

Postby ItsMyTimeBoston » Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:05 pm

stargazer3620 wrote:
They will be commuting in the opposite direction - coming into town when everyone is leaving.
It's really easy to get off the commuter and onto the red line. For about a week before I had housing in the city, I was taking the commuter in every day to South Station from South Attleboro. It wasn't too bad! Sometimes during rush hour you can't get a seat and have to stand for a good portion of the trip though :( On the plus side if you're not commuting during rush hour you'll have a couple hours of studying a day!


They will be commuting in the opposite direction during rush hour -- coming into town while everyone is head out during rush hour.

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Re: Suffolk 2014

Postby stargazer3620 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:12 am

ItsMyTimeBoston wrote:
stargazer3620 wrote:
They will be commuting in the opposite direction - coming into town when everyone is leaving.
It's really easy to get off the commuter and onto the red line. For about a week before I had housing in the city, I was taking the commuter in every day to South Station from South Attleboro. It wasn't too bad! Sometimes during rush hour you can't get a seat and have to stand for a good portion of the trip though :( On the plus side if you're not commuting during rush hour you'll have a couple hours of studying a day!


They will be commuting in the opposite direction during rush hour -- coming into town while everyone is head out during rush hour.



Haha good call

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Re: Suffolk 2014

Postby jhilly123 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:48 pm

Skimming through the posts, so I'm not sure if I missed the answer to this question.
How long should I wait before I send an email to the dean/financial aid office for possible scholarship money? A week?
Just got accepted and my stats are 156/3.4 I wonder if I'll get any at all.

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Re: Suffolk 2014

Postby jaydizzle » Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:50 pm

jhilly123 wrote:Skimming through the posts, so I'm not sure if I missed the answer to this question.
How long should I wait before I send an email to the dean/financial aid office for possible scholarship money? A week?
Just got accepted and my stats are 156/3.4 I wonder if I'll get any at all.



You will find out later in March. This is what they told me. Only a handful of people got money, and the office told me that they decided to now wait until March for everyone.

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Re: Suffolk 2014

Postby jhilly123 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:53 pm

jaydizzle wrote: You will find out later in March. This is what they told me. Only a handful of people got money, and the office told me that they decided to now wait until March for everyone.


Okay, but I've read that some people have been successful in sending emails to Suffolk and getting scholarships, 25k or more. I guess I'll wait a week and see if anything comes in the mail as I've heard it comes separately.

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Re: Suffolk 2014

Postby jaydizzle » Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:56 pm

jhilly123 wrote:
jaydizzle wrote: You will find out later in March. This is what they told me. Only a handful of people got money, and the office told me that they decided to now wait until March for everyone.


Okay, but I've read that some people have been successful in sending emails to Suffolk and getting scholarships, 25k or more. I guess I'll wait a week and see if anything comes in the mail as I've heard it comes separately.



I have been waiting since I have gotten accepted in December. They won't budge until March unless you have over a 160. Trust me. I tried, and I have an awesome GPA.

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Re: Suffolk 2014

Postby orm518 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:23 pm

jaydizzle wrote:
jhilly123 wrote:
jaydizzle wrote:They won't budge until March unless you have over a 160. Trust me. I tried, and I have an awesome GPA.


Not to s/he said - he said, but I have a >median LSAT and a GPA at median not a URM, out of undergrad for 2 years, they gave me a nice offer when I emailed Dean Ellis.

Edited: Sorry for being vague, I reluctantly share stats with anyone. Bottom line, email the Dean, it's worth a shot.
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Re: Suffolk 2014

Postby jaydizzle » Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:36 pm

I tried emailing everyone. I guess they just don't care for me. They told me that everyone now will have to wait until March. I don't get why they were so stone cold with me when people with worse stats than mine got money every other year.

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Re: Suffolk 2014

Postby Ghenghis Khan » Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:39 pm

i was accepted to suffolk with a 160 and 3.3 and still haven't heard anything on scholarships...are offers sent via email or snail mail?

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Re: Suffolk 2014

Postby jaydizzle » Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:41 pm

Ghenghis Khan wrote:i was accepted to suffolk with a 160 and 3.3 and still haven't heard anything on scholarships...are offers sent via email or snail mail?


Snail mail. You and me both man. I was accepted in December. It seems some people emailed them and got money, but they told me they just did that for a handful of people early on and won't continue it. They said now I will just need to wait until March. I don't get why they told me that yet they clearly gave some people money already. Oh well, I tried I guess.

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Re: Suffolk 2014

Postby Ghenghis Khan » Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:51 pm

jaydizzle wrote:
Ghenghis Khan wrote:i was accepted to suffolk with a 160 and 3.3 and still haven't heard anything on scholarships...are offers sent via email or snail mail?


Snail mail. You and me both man. I was accepted in December. It seems some people emailed them and got money, but they told me they just did that for a handful of people early on and won't continue it. They said now I will just need to wait until March. I don't get why they told me that yet they clearly gave some people money already. Oh well, I tried I guess.


Yea i was accepted in early December as well and was hoping to hear back about possible scholarships within a few weeks like many of the other schools had done. Apparently time to play the waiting game...again

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Re: Suffolk 2014

Postby jaydizzle » Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:56 pm

Ghenghis Khan wrote:
jaydizzle wrote:
Ghenghis Khan wrote:i was accepted to suffolk with a 160 and 3.3 and still haven't heard anything on scholarships...are offers sent via email or snail mail?


Snail mail. You and me both man. I was accepted in December. It seems some people emailed them and got money, but they told me they just did that for a handful of people early on and won't continue it. They said now I will just need to wait until March. I don't get why they told me that yet they clearly gave some people money already. Oh well, I tried I guess.


Yea i was accepted in early December as well and was hoping to hear back about possible scholarships within a few weeks like many of the other schools had done. Apparently time to play the waiting game...again



Sucks man. My ego is hurt a bit since some people simply emailed them and got results. I must suck. :( Right now Suffolk is one of my only options since I would like to think I could get decent money there. I sent my FAFSA and Need Access along with everything else. I am really needy, so I hope Suffolk comes through. I liked how Suffolk had the Need Access app. Most schools don't have it, and they do not care about financial need.

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Re: Suffolk 2014

Postby Ghenghis Khan » Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:04 pm

jaydizzle wrote:
Ghenghis Khan wrote:
jaydizzle wrote:
Ghenghis Khan wrote:i was accepted to suffolk with a 160 and 3.3 and still haven't heard anything on scholarships...are offers sent via email or snail mail?


Snail mail. You and me both man. I was accepted in December. It seems some people emailed them and got money, but they told me they just did that for a handful of people early on and won't continue it. They said now I will just need to wait until March. I don't get why they told me that yet they clearly gave some people money already. Oh well, I tried I guess.


Yea i was accepted in early December as well and was hoping to hear back about possible scholarships within a few weeks like many of the other schools had done. Apparently time to play the waiting game...again



Sucks man. My ego is hurt a bit since some people simply emailed them and got results. I must suck. :( Right now Suffolk is one of my only options since I would like to think I could get decent money there. I sent my FAFSA and Need Access along with everything else. I am really needy, so I hope Suffolk comes through. I liked how Suffolk had the Need Access app. Most schools don't have it, and they do not care about financial need.


Absolutely know what you mean! I haven't done the need acces app yet because I didn't really like the idea of paying for possible future financial need help, which is no guarantee...and I have many deposits due April 1, so I hope to hear back fairly soon

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Re: Suffolk 2014

Postby birD » Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:11 pm

I'm sorry that you're having such a hard time jaydizzle! Did you apply to peer schools like new england, roger williams, franklin pierce and quinnipiac? if you did did you get any money from them? because I applied to all those and got big scholarships from them and used that to persuade suffolk into giving me a scholarship. I think you should keep being persistant with it, was it dean ellis that said they weren't reviewing it until march or financial aid?

and Ghenghis Khan I got my offer via email first then snail mail after I corresponded back and forth with dean ellis for a while, and I got $35,000 per year with a 159 so there is definitely still hope for you both!

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Re: Suffolk 2014

Postby Ghenghis Khan » Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:23 pm

birD wrote:I'm sorry that you're having such a hard time jaydizzle! Did you apply to peer schools like new england, roger williams, franklin pierce and quinnipiac? if you did did you get any money from them? because I applied to all those and got big scholarships from them and used that to persuade suffolk into giving me a scholarship. I think you should keep being persistant with it, was it dean ellis that said they weren't reviewing it until march or financial aid?

and Ghenghis Khan I got my offer via email first then snail mail after I corresponded back and forth with dean ellis for a while, and I got $35,000 per year with a 159 so there is definitely still hope for you both!


Thanks for the advice! Think it's worth trying to negotiate with Dean Ellis or better to wait it out and see if they offer it?

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Re: Suffolk 2014

Postby jaydizzle » Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:33 pm

birD wrote:I'm sorry that you're having such a hard time jaydizzle! Did you apply to peer schools like new england, roger williams, franklin pierce and quinnipiac? if you did did you get any money from them? because I applied to all those and got big scholarships from them and used that to persuade suffolk into giving me a scholarship. I think you should keep being persistant with it, was it dean ellis that said they weren't reviewing it until march or financial aid?

and Ghenghis Khan I got my offer via email first then snail mail after I corresponded back and forth with dean ellis for a while, and I got $35,000 per year with a 159 so there is definitely still hope for you both!



I applied to QU and various others. QU gave me a little, but they really were stingy with me since they see I am from CT. I emailed them, and I am trying to get them to up my award. I emailed Dean Ellis, and she wouldn't even respond. Financial aid finally emailed me as she probably told them to, and they told me I need to wait until March. I am going to be pretty pissed if I spent $28 on this Need Access crap and told them about my parent's mortgage and all that jazz for nothing. They were the only school to ask for this. I hope to God that if they actually read this, they will realize that I am pretty damn poor.

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Re: Suffolk 2014

Postby birD » Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:31 pm

Thanks for the advice! Think it's worth trying to negotiate with Dean Ellis or better to wait it out and see if they offer it?


YES DEFINITELY WORTH IT! email dean ellis asap, refer to this thread on how to do it properly viewtopic.php?f=22&t=79373

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Re: Suffolk 2014

Postby bjoscott » Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:08 pm

Ghenghis Khan wrote:
jaydizzle wrote:
Ghenghis Khan wrote:i was accepted to suffolk with a 160 and 3.3 and still haven't heard anything on scholarships...are offers sent via email or snail mail?


Snail mail. You and me both man. I was accepted in December. It seems some people emailed them and got money, but they told me they just did that for a handful of people early on and won't continue it. They said now I will just need to wait until March. I don't get why they told me that yet they clearly gave some people money already. Oh well, I tried I guess.


Yea i was accepted in early December as well and was hoping to hear back about possible scholarships within a few weeks like many of the other schools had done. Apparently time to play the waiting game...again


If this helps at all, I was accepted on the 14th of February and received a scholarship offer in the mail today, dated Feb. 24.

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Re: Suffolk 2014

Postby jaydizzle » Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:22 pm

bjoscott wrote:
Ghenghis Khan wrote:
jaydizzle wrote:
Ghenghis Khan wrote:i was accepted to suffolk with a 160 and 3.3 and still haven't heard anything on scholarships...are offers sent via email or snail mail?


Snail mail. You and me both man. I was accepted in December. It seems some people emailed them and got money, but they told me they just did that for a handful of people early on and won't continue it. They said now I will just need to wait until March. I don't get why they told me that yet they clearly gave some people money already. Oh well, I tried I guess.


Yea i was accepted in early December as well and was hoping to hear back about possible scholarships within a few weeks like many of the other schools had done. Apparently time to play the waiting game...again


If this helps at all, I was accepted on the 14th of February and received a scholarship offer in the mail today, dated Feb. 24.



Cool, maybe they are finally getting on it. With those stats of yours, you must have done pretty well. Did you send them your Need Access and Fafsa too, or was this just purely merit cash?

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Re: Suffolk 2014

Postby bjoscott » Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:33 pm

jaydizzle wrote:
bjoscott wrote:
Ghenghis Khan wrote:
jaydizzle wrote:Snail mail. You and me both man. I was accepted in December. It seems some people emailed them and got money, but they told me they just did that for a handful of people early on and won't continue it. They said now I will just need to wait until March. I don't get why they told me that yet they clearly gave some people money already. Oh well, I tried I guess.


Yea i was accepted in early December as well and was hoping to hear back about possible scholarships within a few weeks like many of the other schools had done. Apparently time to play the waiting game...again


If this helps at all, I was accepted on the 14th of February and received a scholarship offer in the mail today, dated Feb. 24.



Cool, maybe they are finally getting on it. With those stats of yours, you must have done pretty well. Did you send them your Need Access and Fafsa too, or was this just purely merit cash?



I did send in the Need Access and Fafsa, but the scholarship offer was strictly academic and did not have anything to do with need.

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Re: Suffolk 2014

Postby dgthree » Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:23 am

I applied last cycle, but around late March I sent Dean Ellis an email with my other scholarship offers and they upped my scholarship as well as offering a grant. I say continue to email Dean Ellis.

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Re: Suffolk 2014

Postby Ghenghis Khan » Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:28 pm

birD wrote:
Thanks for the advice! Think it's worth trying to negotiate with Dean Ellis or better to wait it out and see if they offer it?


YES DEFINITELY WORTH IT! email dean ellis asap, refer to this thread on how to do it properly http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 22&t=79373


Wow!! Thanks so much for the advice...i emailed Dean Ellis this past weekend and I just received an email from her letting me know i had received a full academic trustee scholarship! Thanks again, definitely looks like it worked!

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Re: Suffolk 2014

Postby jaydizzle » Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:31 pm

Ghenghis Khan wrote:
birD wrote:
Thanks for the advice! Think it's worth trying to negotiate with Dean Ellis or better to wait it out and see if they offer it?


YES DEFINITELY WORTH IT! email dean ellis asap, refer to this thread on how to do it properly viewtopic.php?f=22&t=79373


Wow!! Thanks so much for the advice...i emailed Dean Ellis this past weekend and I just received an email from her letting me know i had received a full academic trustee scholarship! Thanks again, definitely looks like it worked!



Any advice for me? I emailed her and others. I am getting no where. Your stats are better than mine, so they probably don't give a shit about me. Can someone help look over my statement that I want to send to the dean? As my cycle is almost over, I really need to get some money at Suffolk. I want to go here.




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