Texas Class of 2017

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cannibal ox
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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby cannibal ox » Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:59 pm

I was accepted ~5 weeks ago, so that Facebook post is pretty troubling for me. Then again, if they're doing it by mail, it took almost 2 weeks for the "3 Reasons to Pick Austin" letter to get to me.

If they're not basing it on LSAT/GPA then what are they basing it on?

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby Doctolaw » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:07 pm

cannibal ox wrote:I was accepted ~5 weeks ago, so that Facebook post is pretty troubling for me. Then again, if they're doing it by mail, it took almost 2 weeks for the "3 Reasons to Pick Austin" letter to get to me.

If they're not basing it on LSAT/GPA then what are they basing it on?


That's a good question. There isn't enough scholarship info on LSN to make a determination. My ugpa is def on the lower side, so I would blame that on my lower scholarship amount. But then maybe they are holding my "experience" against me. They may not want to invest so much in someone who will have 20 years fewer to practice law. Who knows?

I hope you hear something very soon.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby Attax » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:29 pm

cannibal ox wrote:I was accepted ~5 weeks ago, so that Facebook post is pretty troubling for me. Then again, if they're doing it by mail, it took almost 2 weeks for the "3 Reasons to Pick Austin" letter to get to me.

If they're not basing it on LSAT/GPA then what are they basing it on?


From what I've gotten, they are wanting to match other scholarships for most rather than throw money around freely. Pretty smart to just engage in negotiating in an age of negotiations.
I'm going to assume no initial offer for me.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby samoby » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:31 pm

So who's going to the NYC welcome reception on Feb. 5? I just registered!

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby Attax » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:42 pm

Not I, samoby, but that's because I'm in Austin :P


For those wondering, Dean Ingram and I are talking tomorrow regarding scholarships. I think if you weren't made an initial offer it certainly can help to reach out and contact them.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby cannibal ox » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:44 pm

Attax, will you let us know if they respond to your inquiry regarding whether or not you've got a scholarship? I'm interested in whether or not they'll tell us, or will give us a roundabout answer or tell us to wait and check our mailboxes.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby Attax » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:46 pm

cannibal ox wrote:Attax, will you let us know if they respond to your inquiry regarding whether or not you've got a scholarship? I'm interested in whether or not they'll tell us, or will give us a roundabout answer or tell us to wait and check our mailboxes.


Definitely, her email said they are making a discretionary search right now and, since my GPA falls below 3.0, my file is in a unique situation. I will call her tomorrow to discuss the circumstances and discuss things.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby Attax » Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:26 pm

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby KatyMarie » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:39 am

Accepted this morning. From what the dean said about scholarship offers, they should be coming out in about 2 weeks. I'm not sure if that means two weeks after you're admitted, or if they're coming out for everyone within 2 weeks, but I hope that helps a little!

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby Attax » Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:03 pm

KatyMarie wrote:Accepted this morning. From what the dean said about scholarship offers, they should be coming out in about 2 weeks. I'm not sure if that means two weeks after you're admitted, or if they're coming out for everyone within 2 weeks, but I hope that helps a little!


Welcome! There has actually been some discussion via facebook. While I can't 100% verify this for accuracy, the info given seems to be the following:

1. Within 4 weeks of your admissions you should either receive scholarship info, or receive nothing. If you receive nothing, you should presume no scholarships currently.
2. UT has a policy (although some have said they have broken it) where they will review to match scholarships, but you can only request ONCE. Be sure to have your best offers available for this (especially places such as UMN, SMU, UH, WUStL, or T-14).

I have a meeting with Dean Ingram later today and can update with info regarding scholarships. They don't seem to be GPA/LSAT based as much this year, and seem to be offering low.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby BentleyLittle » Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:32 pm

Checking in! :mrgreen:

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby Pneumonia » Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:34 pm

BentleyLittle wrote:Checking in! :mrgreen:


Congrats, and welcome

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby Attax » Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:37 pm

BentleyLittle wrote:Checking in! :mrgreen:


Congrats! Glad to have you here :) I think some of us are also on the facebook page.

BTW all, I already put down an apt deposit. Guess I know where I'm going!

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby BentleyLittle » Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:42 pm

Pneumonia wrote:
BentleyLittle wrote:Checking in! :mrgreen:


Congrats, and welcome
Attax wrote:
BentleyLittle wrote:Checking in! :mrgreen:


Congrats! Glad to have you here :) I think some of us are also on the facebook page.

BTW all, I already put down an apt deposit. Guess I know where I'm going!


Thanks, guys! I'm pretty excited. I love Texas. Been there many times and have family there.

Best school I've been accepted to so far, we shall see!

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby Attax » Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:51 pm

BentleyLittle wrote:
Pneumonia wrote:
BentleyLittle wrote:Checking in! :mrgreen:


Congrats, and welcome
Attax wrote:
BentleyLittle wrote:Checking in! :mrgreen:


Congrats! Glad to have you here :) I think some of us are also on the facebook page.

BTW all, I already put down an apt deposit. Guess I know where I'm going!


Thanks, guys! I'm pretty excited. I love Texas. Been there many times and have family there.

Best school I've been accepted to so far, we shall see!


Good luck on the rest of your cycle! Texas is pretty damn sweet if I do say so myself (especially in specific regards to the legal market!)

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby cannibal ox » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:41 pm

Anyone else get an email with a travel stipend and invite to Admitted Students Day? Not sure who this went out to, maybe just for out-of-state admits.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby BentleyLittle » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:48 pm

cannibal ox wrote:Anyone else get an email with a travel stipend and invite to Admitted Students Day? Not sure who this went out to, maybe just for out-of-state admits.


When were you accepted? I'm hoping to receive a stipend.
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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby ScottRiqui » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:52 pm

cannibal ox wrote:Anyone else get an email with a travel stipend and invite to Admitted Students Day? Not sure who this went out to, maybe just for out-of-state admits.


To the ASD in Austin in March, or to one of the regional events? I received an invite to the D.C. regional one, but no stipend. I'm only a couple hours away by car, though.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby cannibal ox » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:49 pm

Accepted on 12/11, and it was an invite for March 20/21, or for April 4th or April 11th.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby ScottRiqui » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:54 pm

cannibal ox wrote:Accepted on 12/11, and it was an invite for March 20/21, or for April 4th or April 11th.


Ok, the travel stipend must be part of your scholarship package. Dean Ingram mentioned on the Facebook page that those are the only travel stipends that UT offers.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby cannibal ox » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:26 am

Odd, because I was told that I did not receive an initial scholarship, and that I'd need to use the Matching Program.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby Attax » Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:57 pm

Scholarship Tip: call/email if you have any questions or concerns. Interest and desire to attend play some factor in their decisions I'd think. I've emailed and talked and I just got an email offering $7,000/year with good standing stips.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby BigZuck » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:20 pm

Attax wrote:Scholarship Tip: call/email if you have any questions or concerns. Interest and desire to attend play some factor in their decisions I'd think. I've emailed and talked and I just got an email offering $7,000/year with good standing stips.


Noice

I think sincere desire to attend definitely plays a role

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby Attax » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:28 pm

BigZuck wrote:
Attax wrote:Scholarship Tip: call/email if you have any questions or concerns. Interest and desire to attend play some factor in their decisions I'd think. I've emailed and talked and I just got an email offering $7,000/year with good standing stips.


Noice

I think sincere desire to attend definitely plays a role


Definitely. I went from 0 money to $7,000/year.

See some of you in the Fall. I doubt I'll be anywhere else at this point.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby anubis1911 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:34 pm

Is getting a travel stipend for "academic achievement"any indication of future scholarships?




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