Texas Class of 2017

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby AnonymousAlterEgoC » Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:09 pm

TheWalrus wrote:just paid my seat deposit, hope to see the rest of y'all there in the fall.


Excellent!

Hey all, I've noticed a discrepancy relating to mandatory health paperwork. The letter that "constitutes official acceptance" indicates that health paperwork is a requirement for all students. However, the website it lists (http://www.healthyhorns.utexas.edu/requ ... index.html) says this:

You are EXEMPT from this requirement and do not have to submit any documentation to University Health Services if: You are entering in January 2014 or thereafter and will be age 22 or older on the first day of classes of the semester in which you are entering.


That would include most of us (if we resemble the average age of incoming students). I'm inclined to believe the website. Does anyone know about this?

Thanks

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby Attax » Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:56 pm

As I suspected, the system thought I'd be an undergrad next year and blocked my LS finaid.

EDIT: Got that $3k grant

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby ScottRiqui » Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:58 pm

camelthing wrote:
TheWalrus wrote:just paid my seat deposit, hope to see the rest of y'all there in the fall.


Excellent!

Hey all, I've noticed a discrepancy relating to mandatory health paperwork. The letter that "constitutes official acceptance" indicates that health paperwork is a requirement for all students. However, the website it lists (http://www.healthyhorns.utexas.edu/requ ... index.html) says this:

You are EXEMPT from this requirement and do not have to submit any documentation to University Health Services if: You are entering in January 2014 or thereafter and will be age 22 or older on the first day of classes of the semester in which you are entering.


That would include most of us (if we resemble the average age of incoming students). I'm inclined to believe the website. Does anyone know about this?

Thanks


I emailed University Health Services about this exact issue a few months ago, and they confirmed that if we're over 22 when we enter, we're exempt from having to get the meningococcal vaccine, and don't have to provide any shot records to UHS.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby alabamF2 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:48 am

Just some information I thought I would share regarding my experience with negotiating via the matching program.

I decided to send my request in last week and heard back a few days later via email with their new offer. Without being too specific for the sake of anonymity, the initial offer was larger than $25k total and their new offer was double the original. I didn't show them very many offers either, so for those of you contemplating whether to do the matching now, I would say that if you have a good offer elsewhere from a peer-ish school and you don't anticipate a better offer, you should do the matching now. And for your information, I am a nonresident applicant.
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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby Attax » Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:30 pm

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=texas

Gotta say, really liking the almost 10% growth in biglaw placement over the past 3 years.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby PB&J.D. » Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:39 pm

Any recommendations on timing for scholly negotiation emails? Before/after the deposit deadline? I applied later in the cycle so I'm still waiting to hear back from NU, which is really only relevant with $$. (No initial merit offer from UT)
*Have multiple +50% offers from T20s & T30 with larger offers

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby Attax » Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:30 am

PB&J.D. wrote:Any recommendations on timing for scholly negotiation emails? Before/after the deposit deadline? I applied later in the cycle so I'm still waiting to hear back from NU, which is really only relevant with $$. (No initial merit offer from UT)
*Have multiple +50% offers from T20s & T30 with larger offers


I'm similar. Held at NU and multiple similar offers but with a low offer to UT. I'm planning on sending mine in after the deadline since I have a few more peer schools I'm still waiting to hear from.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby PB&J.D. » Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:02 am

Attax wrote:
PB&J.D. wrote:Any recommendations on timing for scholly negotiation emails? Before/after the deposit deadline? I applied later in the cycle so I'm still waiting to hear back from NU, which is really only relevant with $$. (No initial merit offer from UT)
*Have multiple +50% offers from T20s & T30 with larger offers


I'm similar. Held at NU and multiple similar offers but with a low offer to UT. I'm planning on sending mine in after the deadline since I have a few more peer schools I'm still waiting to hear from.


Do you think waiting until after the seat deposit affects their decision-making at all?

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby Attax » Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:58 pm

PB&J.D. wrote:
Attax wrote:
PB&J.D. wrote:Any recommendations on timing for scholly negotiation emails? Before/after the deposit deadline? I applied later in the cycle so I'm still waiting to hear back from NU, which is really only relevant with $$. (No initial merit offer from UT)
*Have multiple +50% offers from T20s & T30 with larger offers


I'm similar. Held at NU and multiple similar offers but with a low offer to UT. I'm planning on sending mine in after the deadline since I have a few more peer schools I'm still waiting to hear from.


Do you think waiting until after the seat deposit affects their decision-making at all?


I think it'll free up money from those who decide that debt at T14>$ at Texas, possibly leading to slightly more generosity. This is all pure speculation though.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby n1o2c3a4c5h6e7t » Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:25 pm

Deposited today, and planning to matriculate. I had also deposited at USC, but their 2013 employment stats and general employment trends scared me away. Plus, there has to be something to be said for going to the best school in a big state rather than the 4th best school in a bigger (and more saturated) state.

Looking forward to 3 years of Austin.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby samoby » Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:14 pm

Withdrawn today. Good luck to everyone!

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby KatyMarie » Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:36 pm

samoby wrote:Withdrawn today. Good luck to everyone!


Same!

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby chuckbass » Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:52 pm

Hey everyone, congrats on your accomplishments this cycle! Once you've decided on a school, make your way over to the TLS Class of 2017 thread http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=227952 to let everyone know where you're going.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby Bucketseat » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:27 pm

Current 1L here. Happy to answer any questions y'all might have, although I don't check the thread super frequently. Feel free to send a PM, though, if there's anything I can help with.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby AnonymousAlterEgoC » Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:43 pm

Regarding scholarship matching, I want to address a common thought based on my experiences.

they are very stingy with schools below UCLA/Vandy and don't even match Cornell or GTown


This is not always true.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby Attax » Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:55 pm

Submitting my matching request today. Wanted to attach my UMN offer, but couldn't find it.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby PB&J.D. » Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:01 pm

Attax wrote:Submitting my matching request today. Wanted to attach my UMN offer, but couldn't find it.


Best of luck. I'll be submitting mine this weekend/early next week.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby Attax » Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:04 pm

PB&J.D. wrote:
Attax wrote:Submitting my matching request today. Wanted to attach my UMN offer, but couldn't find it.


Best of luck. I'll be submitting mine this weekend/early next week.


Thanks, I'll get back to you guys about where I submitted, what the offers were, and how UT responded after they respond.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby El Principe » Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:05 pm

Attax wrote:Submitting my matching request today. Wanted to attach my UMN offer, but couldn't find it.


Matching? I thought they gave you full?

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby Attax » Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:10 pm

El Principe wrote:
Attax wrote:Submitting my matching request today. Wanted to attach my UMN offer, but couldn't find it.


Matching? I thought they gave you full?


No, it is a unique situation where I'm exempt from tuition expenses. I was only really offered $7,000/year, so I'm trying to get matched so I can get it kicked up to cover my COL.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby AnonymousAlterEgoC » Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:11 pm

After successful matching, I'm definitely matriculating. Exciting!

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby TheWalrus » Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:03 pm

camelthing wrote:After successful matching, I'm definitely matriculating. Exciting!

Did anyone not get matched? And congrats will see you there in the fall.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby McAvoy » Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:16 pm

I did not get matched, but I got a little bump. See you all in August!

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby El Principe » Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:40 pm

I'll submit a matching request later this week

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby Attax » Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:31 pm

Nothing for me yet.




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