Stanford Students Taking Qs (2011-12 Edition)

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Re: Stanford Students Taking Qs (2011-12 Edition)

Postby simpletimes » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:49 pm

unfortunately it appears that there are none :(

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Re: Stanford Students Taking Qs (2011-12 Edition)

Postby Stig » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:08 pm

simpletimes wrote:unfortunately it appears that there are none :(


I pm'd chumba! (but no response from him/her)

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Re: Stanford Students Taking Qs (2011-12 Edition)

Postby Perdevise » Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:34 pm

Question on housing.

If you get a room in Munger/Escondido your first year, is it impossible to stay in that same room for all three years? What if you have a spouse who will stay on campus during the summer? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Stanford Students Taking Qs (2011-12 Edition)

Postby 1212 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:51 pm

I have a question regarding the award letter. Mine has the fellowship, perkins, direct unsubsidized, and what is listed as "graduate loan"...is this last one a private loan?

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Re: Stanford Students Taking Qs (2011-12 Edition)

Postby simpletimes » Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:49 am

we're on break, sorry for slow responses.

housing wise -- yes, my understanding is you can remain in your housing if you select yearlong at the beginning. i'm not sure exactly how it works though as we haven't done housing for next year yet.

graduate loan is the federal loan that covers everything that isn't covered by a perkins/stafford. you can get that or a private loan, each have their advantages/disadvantages.

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Re: Stanford Students Taking Qs (2011-12 Edition)

Postby 1212 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:04 am

simpletimes wrote:we're on break, sorry for slow responses.

housing wise -- yes, my understanding is you can remain in your housing if you select yearlong at the beginning. i'm not sure exactly how it works though as we haven't done housing for next year yet.

graduate loan is the federal loan that covers everything that isn't covered by a perkins/stafford. you can get that or a private loan, each have their advantages/disadvantages.


Thanks!!

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Re: Stanford Students Taking Qs (2011-12 Edition)

Postby Geneva » Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:11 am

sold.

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Re: Stanford Students Taking Qs (2011-12 Edition)

Postby Geneva » Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:25 am

hey! i didn't apply for the mba program and now im thinking i might want to go for the jd/mba. how hard is this to accomplish?

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Re: Stanford Students Taking Qs (2011-12 Edition)

Postby Perdevise » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:05 am

simpletimes wrote:we're on break, sorry for slow responses.

housing wise -- yes, my understanding is you can remain in your housing if you select yearlong at the beginning. i'm not sure exactly how it works though as we haven't done housing for next year yet.

graduate loan is the federal loan that covers everything that isn't covered by a perkins/stafford. you can get that or a private loan, each have their advantages/disadvantages.


Yes, thanks.

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Re: Stanford Students Taking Qs (2011-12 Edition)

Postby Br3v » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:47 am

Anyone in your class doing joint jd/Eco phd?

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Re: Stanford Students Taking Qs (2011-12 Edition)

Postby 1212 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:49 am

Geneva wrote:hey! i didn't apply for the mba program and now im thinking i might want to go for the jd/mba. how hard is this to accomplish?


+1

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Re: Stanford Students Taking Qs (2011-12 Edition)

Postby Dani.B » Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:58 pm

For those that receive aid, Did Stanford significantly reduce your fellowship for the next year after you worked at a firm during the summer?

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Re: Stanford Students Taking Qs (2011-12 Edition)

Postby Geneva » Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:58 am

What is the deadline to turn in the necessary paperwork for need-based awards? I know that most schools have a March 1 priority deadline, but I've been struggling to get my parental financial information and have yet to submit my FAFSA. If I turn the paperwork in by this Friday, do you think I will still get full consideration for aid? I'm trying to decide if I should explain my situation to Stanford (in order to hopefully get forgiveness for the tardiness) or if it is still early enough in the season of aid distribution that my award won't be affected by late submission. Thanks!

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Re: Stanford Students Taking Qs (2011-12 Edition)

Postby Geneva » Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:00 am

1212 wrote:Thank you so much for doing this guys!! This is great!!

Any thoughts on the February OCI that is primarily for 1Ls? Is this how a lot of 1Ls secure summer employment?

http://www.law.stanford.edu/experience/ ... ents/#(oci)_on-campus_interviewing_program_


What %age of 1Ls get summer employment thru Feb OCIs? So psyched about this opportunity!!!!!!!

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Re: Stanford Students Taking Qs (2011-12 Edition)

Postby thisguy456 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:26 am

Dani.B wrote:For those that receive aid, Did Stanford significantly reduce your fellowship for the next year after you worked at a firm during the summer?


I'm interested in this as well, both if you worked for a firm after your first year or if you had a low paying (or no paying) job.

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Re: Stanford Students Taking Qs (2011-12 Edition)

Postby hung jury » Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:06 pm

I'm a 1L but my understanding is that you only get to keep 43% of every dollar you make over 6k (per year) if you are receiving financial aid.

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Re: Stanford Students Taking Qs (2011-12 Edition)

Postby Dani.B » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:29 pm

hung jury wrote:I'm a 1L but my understanding is that you only get to keep 43% of every dollar you make over 6k (per year) if you are receiving financial aid.


thank you very much for this

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Re: Stanford Students Taking Qs (2011-12 Edition)

Postby simpletimes » Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:13 pm

Geneva wrote:hey! i didn't apply for the mba program and now im thinking i might want to go for the jd/mba. how hard is this to accomplish?


it depends. from my understanding, there was a period (when there were fewer JD/MBAs) that you could just apply and get in. now, it is not quite that simple. you'll have to be able to be competitive for the b-school to get in, though I think the law school calls over on your behalf and they seem to be amenable to having a fair number of JD/MBAs.

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Re: Stanford Students Taking Qs (2011-12 Edition)

Postby simpletimes » Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:14 pm

Br3v wrote:Anyone in your class doing joint jd/Eco phd?


Nobody that I know personally, although I have heard there is at least one? JD/PhD's seem encouraged, however.

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Re: Stanford Students Taking Qs (2011-12 Edition)

Postby simpletimes » Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:22 pm

Geneva wrote:What is the deadline to turn in the necessary paperwork for need-based awards? I know that most schools have a March 1 priority deadline, but I've been struggling to get my parental financial information and have yet to submit my FAFSA. If I turn the paperwork in by this Friday, do you think I will still get full consideration for aid? I'm trying to decide if I should explain my situation to Stanford (in order to hopefully get forgiveness for the tardiness) or if it is still early enough in the season of aid distribution that my award won't be affected by late submission. Thanks!


I would just call the financial aid office, they're helpful and can give you a much better idea than any of us.



Geneva wrote:
1212 wrote:Thank you so much for doing this guys!! This is great!!

Any thoughts on the February OCI that is primarily for 1Ls? Is this how a lot of 1Ls secure summer employment?

http://www.law.stanford.edu/experience/ ... ents/#(oci)_on-campus_interviewing_program_


What %age of 1Ls get summer employment thru Feb OCIs? So psyched about this opportunity!!!!!!!


Probably in the 10-15% range? Off the top of my head, I can think of about 7 people...but that's probably lower than the total by a decent bit. It's better than nothing, and helps a number of 1Ls receive firm jobs and/or interview experience with firms. I would say the majority of 1Ls aren't really that interested in working for firms their first summer, however, and look for employment through other means (of which there are many)

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Re: Stanford Students Taking Qs (2011-12 Edition)

Postby Dani.B » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:14 pm

I'm coming for admitted students weekend with a parent who as no interest in attending admitted students events lol She wants to take the train into San Fran. Any suggestions for things she should do?

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Re: Stanford Students Taking Qs (2011-12 Edition)

Postby Geneva » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:16 pm

simpletimes wrote:
Geneva wrote:What is the deadline to turn in the necessary paperwork for need-based awards? I know that most schools have a March 1 priority deadline, but I've been struggling to get my parental financial information and have yet to submit my FAFSA. If I turn the paperwork in by this Friday, do you think I will still get full consideration for aid? I'm trying to decide if I should explain my situation to Stanford (in order to hopefully get forgiveness for the tardiness) or if it is still early enough in the season of aid distribution that my award won't be affected by late submission. Thanks!


I would just call the financial aid office, they're helpful and can give you a much better idea than any of us.



Geneva wrote:
1212 wrote:Thank you so much for doing this guys!! This is great!!

Any thoughts on the February OCI that is primarily for 1Ls? Is this how a lot of 1Ls secure summer employment?

http://www.law.stanford.edu/experience/ ... ents/#(oci)_on-campus_interviewing_program_


What %age of 1Ls get summer employment thru Feb OCIs? So psyched about this opportunity!!!!!!!


Probably in the 10-15% range? Off the top of my head, I can think of about 7 people...but that's probably lower than the total by a decent bit. It's better than nothing, and helps a number of 1Ls receive firm jobs and/or interview experience with firms. I would say the majority of 1Ls aren't really that interested in working for firms their first summer, however, and look for employment through other means (of which there are many)

Thanks! What other means are there for people that aren't interested in P.I.? I think I would like to work for a firm 1L summer just to figure out if it is the track I want to take.

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Re: Stanford Students Taking Qs (2011-12 Edition)

Postby Geneva » Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:41 am

is it possible to get need-based aid if there is zero parental info for someone that is financially independent?

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Re: Stanford Students Taking Qs (2011-12 Edition)

Postby Kretzy » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:06 am

simpletimes wrote:
Geneva wrote:hey! i didn't apply for the mba program and now im thinking i might want to go for the jd/mba. how hard is this to accomplish?


it depends. from my understanding, there was a period (when there were fewer JD/MBAs) that you could just apply and get in. now, it is not quite that simple. you'll have to be able to be competitive for the b-school to get in, though I think the law school calls over on your behalf and they seem to be amenable to having a fair number of JD/MBAs.


I'd say 60% of my class (2Ls) that applied to the JD/MBA got in, and I don't know a single person flat-out rejected; i.e., everyone at least made the first interview round. It's a tremendous improvement over the normal 7%ish admit rate.

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Re: Stanford Students Taking Qs (2011-12 Edition)

Postby Geneva » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:21 am

Kretzy wrote:
simpletimes wrote:
Geneva wrote:hey! i didn't apply for the mba program and now im thinking i might want to go for the jd/mba. how hard is this to accomplish?


it depends. from my understanding, there was a period (when there were fewer JD/MBAs) that you could just apply and get in. now, it is not quite that simple. you'll have to be able to be competitive for the b-school to get in, though I think the law school calls over on your behalf and they seem to be amenable to having a fair number of JD/MBAs.


I'd say 60% of my class (2Ls) that applied to the JD/MBA got in, and I don't know a single person flat-out rejected; i.e., everyone at least made the first interview round. It's a tremendous improvement over the normal 7%ish admit rate.


hooray! thank you for the info:) i am having trouble getting my dad's income level/financial info...how strict r they about disclosure of parental info for need based awards? are there ever exceptions made (in the case of estrangement, for example) where only ur income is considered?
thanks:)




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