lunaraeon wrote: Monochromatic Oeuvre wrote:
lunaraeon wrote::( sorry. I thought they would do these in order of applications. Have you emailed Juliana Utley at any point? I emailed her after getting in, she told me I'd get my PID later, and when I submitted my application I emailed her again to make my housing preferences clear. Then she emailed back later to say I'd be getting my assignment in a little while.
I sent in my deposit last Friday, and when I hadn't received housing info by Tuesday, I sent her an email asking if there was anything I could do to get the ball rolling. I got the housing info emailed to me a couple hours later (yay for promptness on that one), and I sent the app in as soon as I could. Since I didn't see any place on the app to specify important factors, I emailed Juliana Utley right away and said that I wanted to clarify I was looking for a single and anything else was essentially irrelevant. That was Tuesday afternoon, and I haven't heard a peep since.
I would've thought turnaround time would be pretty quick, because how many people could they possibly be dealing with last week and this week? Like five tops, right? I was wondering if my request was causing it to take extra time, but it doesn't seem like something that's conducive to a lot of legwork--either there are still singles left or there aren't. I thought I was flexible enough to give them the latitude to put me in ANY single they have--I said it didn't matter where, as long as it was in Morningside Heights, and I set the maximum budget available. I presume 420 West 116th is long gone, but I thought Lenfest would still have some spots available (and you said Utley said they were, in fact, spots available as of Saturday, right?). At the very least, Lionsgate has to have spots open. I don't want to pay that rent but I would bite the bullet if it were the only single left.
Yeah, what I mentioned earlier was a direct quote from her email mid-Saturday.
"Hi lunaraeon - Yes, there is still housing available. A majority of available housing is in either Lenfest Hall, or the general graduate student housing shares. As soon as you receive your PID from admissions, go ahead and put in an application. I'll see what we can get done."
It sounds like you did exactly what I did, so I don't know what's up. Shoot off another email to double-check?
Haha, looks like that pre-application e-mail did you wonders.
Like the other poster, I was explicitly told there was no law housing left. W.T.F. I am in those general graduate student housing shares. Think I'll just have to bite the bullet, and come stoop over on 115th and Lenfest when I can with ya'll.
Edit: Though if you're paying 1350, that's right outside of what I put as my ceiling. So it makes sense. Though in my e-mail I said I'd like to know all available options, even ones outside my original specified price ranges.
Lunareon, what's the Sqr footage of your apartment share / room? I'm curious if the 300$ difference between our apartment shares is due to yours being strictly law students, or if you have more space, or are better furnished, or whatever.
In any respect I'm totally prepared to live in a closet eating ramen for the next few years anyway. The less money spent on rent and food = more money on alcohol, of course
What's the word on this secret FB group? I want in... tell me who to PM with my info.
Also, regarding loans and etc... it's tricky for those off the WL. I think I've submitted everything needed (all the forms, applications, and the MPN on the fed website), so now I'm just waiting... this was only completed a week ago. I will call today anyway.