UCLA transfer thread 2012

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jarofsoup
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UCLA transfer thread 2012

Postby jarofsoup » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:50 pm

Created for all us to join and obsess over when we will get our answer.

My states are Tier 2 in Socal top 15%. Do not know if I am really going to get in, however, the admission office said I was competitive and I had a former adcomm look over my personal statement and they said it was good so who knows.


Anyone else joining this boat?

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Re: UCLA transfer thread 2012

Postby dtl » Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:43 am

Rank is not released yet but historically with a 3.762 I should be around ~8%. I am currently at a early 40's ranked school out of state but I am still a california resident.

No idea what I should expect. We shall see!

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Re: UCLA transfer thread 2012

Postby jarofsoup » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:12 am

dtl wrote:Rank is not released yet but historically with a 3.762 I should be around ~8%. I am currently at a early 40's ranked school out of state but I am still a california resident.

No idea what I should expect. We shall see!


Apply broadly...not a lot of apps. I feel a lot of people in top 10% skip over UCLA...

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Re: UCLA transfer thread 2012

Postby Lasers » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:58 am

in this boat as well.

if i get in, i'll be faced with the age old usc v. ucla question.

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Re: UCLA transfer thread 2012

Postby jarofsoup » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:12 am

Lasers wrote:in this boat as well.

if i get in, i'll be faced with the age old usc v. ucla question.


Epic. I would pick UCLA just because of location and by the fact that I can send hate mail to all my friends that go to USC....But I am currently in at GWU so not the same choice.

Are you at Hastings? What % are you? Why do u want out? What is the low down on Hastings?

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Re: UCLA transfer thread 2012

Postby jarofsoup » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:58 pm

ARe they really not going to notify until the end of July.... I cannot get my shit together that late to move...

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Re: UCLA transfer thread 2012

Postby Lasers » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:31 pm

jarofsoup wrote:ARe they really not going to notify until the end of July.... I cannot get my shit together that late to move...

yeah, i have the same concerns. not only that, but it seems like such a quick turnaround to do bids for OCI/ sign up for classes.

also, i pm'd you.

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Re: UCLA transfer thread 2012

Postby jarofsoup » Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:17 pm

Lasers wrote:
jarofsoup wrote:ARe they really not going to notify until the end of July.... I cannot get my shit together that late to move...

yeah, i have the same concerns. not only that, but it seems like such a quick turnaround to do bids for OCI/ sign up for classes.

also, i pm'd you.


Do they actually notify that late? Historically have they

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Re: UCLA transfer thread 2012

Postby Lasers » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:04 pm

jarofsoup wrote:
Lasers wrote:
jarofsoup wrote:ARe they really not going to notify until the end of July.... I cannot get my shit together that late to move...

yeah, i have the same concerns. not only that, but it seems like such a quick turnaround to do bids for OCI/ sign up for classes.

also, i pm'd you.


Do they actually notify that late? Historically have they

a transfer i asked last year said they were notified late june, so it could be earlier. i guess it depends largely on when you apply as well.

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Re: UCLA transfer thread 2012

Postby dtl » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:50 pm

I submitted early last week and got in today.

I was so overjoyed and surprised that I am sure I sounded like a bumbling idiot on the phone when they called.

Anyway - they are absolutely already making decisions!

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Re: UCLA transfer thread 2012

Postby heeloftar » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:56 pm

Congrats!

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Re: UCLA transfer thread 2012

Postby Lasers » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:44 pm

i didn't get the e-mail that said i was complete yet; probably waiting on letter of good standing.

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Re: UCLA transfer thread 2012

Postby in_reverie » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:04 pm

Soliciting some advice - I'm within the top 5% at Davis and am currently undecided on whether I should apply to UCLA. I'd like a clerkship and SoCal biglaw, both of which are hard to come by at Davis. But do you guys think resetting my GPA and going to UCLA gives me a better shot?

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Re: UCLA transfer thread 2012

Postby Lasers » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:02 pm

in_reverie wrote:Soliciting some advice - I'm within the top 5% at Davis and am currently undecided on whether I should apply to UCLA. I'd like a clerkship and SoCal biglaw, both of which are hard to come by at Davis. But do you guys think resetting my GPA and going to UCLA gives me a better shot?

honestly, i think top 5% and law review at davis will probably be better suited to get clerkship/socal big law. send out your materials to any socal firm not attending OCI at davis.

from what i've read, transferring doesn't help for OCI since they'll just use your 1L grades anyway.

EDIT: if you're looking to transfer (which i probably would if i were you), target berkeley.

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Re: UCLA transfer thread 2012

Postby jarofsoup » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:30 pm

Lasers wrote:
in_reverie wrote:Soliciting some advice - I'm within the top 5% at Davis and am currently undecided on whether I should apply to UCLA. I'd like a clerkship and SoCal biglaw, both of which are hard to come by at Davis. But do you guys think resetting my GPA and going to UCLA gives me a better shot?

honestly, i think top 5% and law review at davis will probably be better suited to get clerkship/socal big law. send out your materials to any socal firm not attending OCI at davis.

from what i've read, transferring doesn't help for OCI since they'll just use your 1L grades anyway.

EDIT: if you're looking to transfer (which i probably would if i were you), target berkeley.



You should be looking at Cal and Stanford. But you may have missed the deadlines, but sometimes they will take applications. I think that you should hit up the top 14...

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Re: UCLA transfer thread 2012

Postby usctoucla » Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:17 pm

News?

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Re: UCLA transfer thread 2012

Postby Lasers » Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:27 pm

Nope but I finally at least went complete today...

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Re: UCLA transfer thread 2012

Postby SanDiegoLaw » Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:19 pm

Whats everyones stats on here that applied? I sent in an app and was curious were i stood.

3.73
Top 7%

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Re: UCLA transfer thread 2012

Postby dowu » Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:24 pm

dtl wrote:I submitted early last week and got in today.

I was so overjoyed and surprised that I am sure I sounded like a bumbling idiot on the phone when they called.

Anyway - they are absolutely already making decisions!


What are your stats and what school are you transferring from?

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Re: UCLA transfer thread 2012

Postby dtl » Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:12 am

3.76 from a t40. Had a compelling reason and a 4.0 first semester with family illness in second. Not sure If that made any difference. Top 10% exactly but I never gave them my rank only my GPA.

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Re: UCLA transfer thread 2012

Postby SanDiegoLaw » Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:13 am

Nice man. Sorry to hear about the family illness. I am in the same boat, got a 4.0 second semester though.

Any one else updates or have their stats?

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Re: UCLA transfer thread 2012

Postby Scorch » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:48 am

I'm in!! Just got the call today.

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Re: UCLA transfer thread 2012

Postby Mce252 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:28 am

Scorch wrote:I'm in!! Just got the call today.



Congrats! Stats? When did you go complete?

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Re: UCLA transfer thread 2012

Postby Scorch » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:41 am

Sent in letter of good standing and updated transcript two weeks ago. Top 25% at T30 school. Prior military.

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Re: UCLA transfer thread 2012

Postby SanDiegoLaw » Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:39 pm

Anyone know how many have been accepted so far? Doesnt look like much...Historically UCLA took 30-40. Not looken good this year.

Most decisions go out mid july right?

And congrats to @Schorch for getting in!!!!




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