Howard University Class of 2014

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2014)
HUSL2014
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Howard University Class of 2014

Postby HUSL2014 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:59 pm

Did anyone send in their seat deposit as yet?

NaijaLaw
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Re: Howard University Class of 2014

Postby NaijaLaw » Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:59 pm

Just sent mine. Are they going to send any new information regarding admitted students day and stuff anytime soon?

HUSL2014
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Re: Howard University Class of 2014

Postby HUSL2014 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:52 pm

Im a new student also :) so no clue. I signed up so we could all share information about housing and stuff.

Did you send it your financial aid form? Its available online now

Nmatthe
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Re: Howard University Class of 2014

Postby Nmatthe » Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:04 pm

I've sent my seat deposit too, now its on to the roommate search and housing.

HUSL2014
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Re: Howard University Class of 2014

Postby HUSL2014 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:57 pm

I have a dog so i'm hoping to find a roommate that has a dog as well, but there is no roommate finder or specific system of finding housing.

The housing close to the school looks super expensive. Im not from DC so I would prefer something within walking distance

Nmatthe
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Re: Howard University Class of 2014

Postby Nmatthe » Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:22 pm

HUSL2014 wrote:I have a dog so i'm hoping to find a roommate that has a dog as well, but there is no roommate finder or specific system of finding housing.

The housing close to the school looks super expensive. Im not from DC so I would prefer something within walking distance


Yeah I've been looking into apartments outside of DC that relatively close proximity to metro stops.

CherieCoCo
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Re: Howard University Class of 2014

Postby CherieCoCo » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:10 am

Hello all! I sent in my seat deposit and received an email confirming receipt. I heard there is supposed to be a student "meet and greet" on April 15th, but I have not received an official invite yet...have any of you?

CherieCoCo
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Re: Howard University Class of 2014

Postby CherieCoCo » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:14 am

For those seeking housing, I have lived in DC since 2002 and I can tell you anything near the law school is going to be expensive if you do not have a roommate. An alternative is moving to Maryland which is much cheaper and is actually what most people do.

I happen to live only about 10 minutes from the law school if driving but that is only because I locked in a good deal some years ago. You all may also want to try Craigslist, but make sure to come see the place before you commit!

HUSL2014
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Re: Howard University Class of 2014

Postby HUSL2014 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:54 pm

CherieCoCo wrote:Hello all! I sent in my seat deposit and received an email confirming receipt. I heard there is supposed to be a student "meet and greet" on April 15th, but I have not received an official invite yet...have any of you?
CherieCoCo wrote:Hello all! I sent in my seat deposit and received an email confirming receipt. I heard there is supposed to be a student "meet and greet" on April 15th, but I have not received an official invite yet...have any of you?


HI!
I have not heard about anything, how did you hear? by calling the office? I hope if there is something they let us know in advance so we can plan a trip down there. Also I heard silver springs is nice and a pretty easy commute.

CherieCoCo
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Re: Howard University Class of 2014

Postby CherieCoCo » Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:03 pm

I heard through the grapevine from a current HU Law student...my connect only told me there is suppose to be something for new student son the 15th but before I mark that date on my calendar, I should wait to receive a more formal invite that will include details.

You also have to understand that this is a "black" school and though I LOVE the HU brand (I attended HU for undergrad), there are often times "issues" in communicating with the administrative offices, i.e. Office of Financial Aid, Office of Admissions, etc.

If I hear anything regarding an event on the 15th, I will post it here.

CherieCoCo
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Re: Howard University Class of 2014

Postby CherieCoCo » Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:09 pm

Sooo...I just spoke with the Office of Admissions and nothing like an "Admitted Students Day" has been planned. The person I spoke to said there will more than likely been an event for admitted students, but no date has been set.

Sooo...it looks like my "connect" lied!!! LOL!

HUSL2014
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Re: Howard University Class of 2014

Postby HUSL2014 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:56 pm

CherieCoCo wrote:Sooo...I just spoke with the Office of Admissions and nothing like an "Admitted Students Day" has been planned. The person I spoke to said there will more than likely been an event for admitted students, but no date has been set.

Sooo...it looks like my "connect" lied!!! LOL!



LOL heard it through the grapevine huh... It happens sometimes, I hope they do have one though. It would be nice to meet my classmates before august.

CherieCoCo
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Re: Howard University Class of 2014

Postby CherieCoCo » Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:59 pm

Agreed!

By the way...where is everyone from???

HUSL2014
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Re: Howard University Class of 2014

Postby HUSL2014 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:33 pm

CherieCoCo wrote:Agreed!

By the way...where is everyone from???



NYC in the building!!

Nmatthe
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Re: Howard University Class of 2014

Postby Nmatthe » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:29 pm

CherieCoCo wrote:Agreed!

By the way...where is everyone from???


Michigan, by way of Charlotte, NC

HUSL2014
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Re: Howard University Class of 2014

Postby HUSL2014 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:12 am

Nmatthe wrote:
CherieCoCo wrote:Agreed!

By the way...where is everyone from???


Michigan, by way of Charlotte, NC


Is any one planning to go down to check out housing in May? I saw some nice places that I would like to visit in person.

CherieCoCo
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Re: Howard University Class of 2014

Postby CherieCoCo » Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:44 am

I live in DC, so if you need any suggestions on areas for housing, feel free to ask me...especially if you want to know if something is near the metro (subway).

Nmatthe
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Re: Howard University Class of 2014

Postby Nmatthe » Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:14 am

HUSL2014 wrote:
Nmatthe wrote:
CherieCoCo wrote:Agreed!

By the way...where is everyone from???


Michigan, by way of Charlotte, NC


Is any one planning to go down to check out housing in May? I saw some nice places that I would like to visit in person.


I'm think I am going to visit in May to check out some apartments.

HUSL2014
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Re: Howard University Class of 2014

Postby HUSL2014 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:57 am

How is the commute frm downtown silver springs? The apts there are in my price range but im just nervous it would take 45 to an hour to get to class... kinda like in NY where they say its 10 mins on the subway but it always turns out to be 40 mins.

CherieCoCo
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Re: Howard University Class of 2014

Postby CherieCoCo » Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:01 am

Driving from Silver Spring, in rush hour I would say about 30 mins. If there is no traffic, then about 15 minutes. If you take the train it would take about 30 mins. All that to say, it is actually very close to the school...probably only about 5 miles away, BUT in a city like DC, traffic can make places seem a great distance away.

HUSL2014
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Re: Howard University Class of 2014

Postby HUSL2014 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:09 pm

Thats not too bad and the prices are affordable.

If anyone has a dog and is looking for a roommate with a dog feel free to PM me.

Seminole_305
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Re: Howard University Class of 2014

Postby Seminole_305 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:05 pm

When did you guys apply and when did you receive your decisions?

Also does Howard have an application checker? I applied in March and have no idea where I stand with them.

CherieCoCo
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Re: Howard University Class of 2014

Postby CherieCoCo » Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:13 pm

No, they do not have an application checker. You should call the Admissions office to check, but only if six weeks have already passed. When I applied, I received my decision almost exactly six weeks later. Also, they should have sent you an email once they received your application explaining the process for checking on your application. Did you not receive that email?

HUSL2014
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Re: Howard University Class of 2014

Postby HUSL2014 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:46 pm

Same here, there was no status checker but i received my decision exactly 6 weeks later.

What are your stats if you don't mind me asking?

Nmatthe
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Re: Howard University Class of 2014

Postby Nmatthe » Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:53 pm

CherieCoCo wrote:Driving from Silver Spring, in rush hour I would say about 30 mins. If there is no traffic, then about 15 minutes. If you take the train it would take about 30 mins. All that to say, it is actually very close to the school...probably only about 5 miles away, BUT in a city like DC, traffic can make places seem a great distance away.


Would you say that commuting from the Silver Springs Metro to the school everyday is reasonable?




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