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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby thesealocust » Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:07 pm

paulinaporizkova wrote:
thesealocust wrote:Post v. 2.0, now with 10x more clarity:

Negotiation institute? 1L LRW? Other than those and a small handful of other p/f courses, UVA likes to grade us on everything. Even small seminar short courses are usually graded & curved.


Thanks :mrgreen:


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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby YCrevolution » Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:21 pm

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby thesealocust » Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:22 pm

YCrevolution wrote:
thesealocust wrote:Post v. 2.0, now with 10x more clarity:

Negotiation institute? 1L LRW? Other than those and a small handful of other p/f courses, UVA likes to grade us on everything. Even small seminar short courses are usually graded & curved.

Seminar in Ethical Values is P/F. I think there are also one or two clinincs that grade one of the two semesters as pass/fail.


That's good, as my 5-year plan currently involves me taking 24 seminars in ethical values.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby YCrevolution » Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:28 pm

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby thesealocust » Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:15 am

YCrevolution wrote:Sadly, they only let you take one for credit...


MAY THE RATS EAT THEIR EYES

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby joemoviebuff » Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:19 am

Are the movie theaters as shitty as I've heard? That will make me a sad panda.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby thesealocust » Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:23 am

joemoviebuff wrote:Are the movie theaters as shitty as I've heard? That will make me a sad panda.


Eh, they're adequate. Kinda.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby gladiator » Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:05 am

thesealocust wrote:
YCrevolution wrote:Sadly, they only let you take one for credit...


MAY THE RATS EAT THEIR EYES


1 total or 1 per year? RVP will cry if it's 1 total.

Re: movie theaters. They do suck but for 0Ls, the good news is they're building a nice one scheduled to open in Fall 2012 along with a Trader Joe's and some other nice stuff.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases ... 68738.html
http://www.nbc29.com/story/14616748/con ... -albemarle
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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby dailygrind » Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:09 am

Niceeeeee.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby 5ky » Sun Jul 17, 2011 2:18 am

The problem with the movie theaters is that there are three. But each is very small, and they divide up the movies, so each movie will (generally) only be at one of the three. Some are nicer than others.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby RVP11 » Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:41 am

YCrevolution wrote:Sadly, they only let you take one for credit... otherwise I know what my 3L schedule would look like.


:!: :| :x :cry:

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:38 am

gladiator wrote:Re: movie theaters. They do suck but for 0Ls, the good news is they're building a nice one scheduled to open in Fall 2012 along with a Trader Joe's and some other nice stuff.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases ... 68738.html
http://www.nbc29.com/story/14616748/con ... -albemarle

It's really good that they're building a whole new theater instead of going ahead with their plan to expand the shitty little 4-screen Regal theater that exists there now. I think the lack of a really good multiplex was the single worst thing about C-ville when I was there.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby pjo » Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:03 pm

So I was going through some of the fin aid info, and it says "Payment can be made via e-check or credit card through QuikPay@UVA (login through SIS.) Payment can also be made by paper check and mailed along with the printed remittance portion of the PDF version of the statement. Please note that payment with credit card (MasterCard, Discover, or American Express) will incur a 2.75% convenience fee."

Does that mean if you pay with a Visa credit card there is no convenience fee?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby thesealocust » Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:07 pm

pjo wrote:So I was going through some of the fin aid info, and it says "Payment can be made via e-check or credit card through QuikPay@UVA (login through SIS.) Payment can also be made by paper check and mailed along with the printed remittance portion of the PDF version of the statement. Please note that payment with credit card (MasterCard, Discover, or American Express) will incur a 2.75% convenience fee."

Does that mean if you pay with a Visa credit card there is no convenience fee?


Short answer: No, it means you can't pay the bill with a Visa card.

Long and overly detailed answer: Most credit card agreements include a roughly 3% fee on all transactions that the merchant must pay the credit card company. Most credit card agreements then prohibit charging a customer for using a credit card (effectively passing the fee on). There are a few exceptions made, often if the payment is of a type rarely made by CC and allowing CC payment is truly a convenience (rent might be an example, I'm not certain though). Some card companies explicitly authorize schools accepting tuition / room / board payments to charge convenience fees for using the credit card. Visa's merchant agreement, however, prohibits charging fees for process educational expenses while the others allow it. As a consequence, schools don't accept Visa payments on such tra

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby flexityflex86 » Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:08 pm

Off topic - how are job prospects looking in a totally unbiased way?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby dgouzoul » Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:10 pm

Off topic - how are job prospects looking in a totally unbiased way?


With the OGI process being almost completely over, I can tell you quite a bit

With OGI starting next month, this question will be better answered in 3 months

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby thesealocust » Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:14 pm

flexityflex86 wrote:Off topic - how are job prospects looking in a totally unbiased way?


Well over half of my section got big firm jobs or rough equivalent (i.e. DoJ, public interest, or government work they preferred to big firm work) for 2L summer. But plenty struggled and 'struck out' of the hunt for the most desirable jobs, and I know many 3Ls who graduated without work lined up.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby joemoviebuff » Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:28 pm

I have a classified ad of sorts.

I'll be moving into the Jeffersonian on 5th of August, and as I will be pretty much car-less I would like to furnish the place as much as possible from people at the Jeffersonian who are leaving and want to get rid of their furniture. If you or any of your buddies have any of the following items you'd like to sell around that time, send me a PM and we can discuss details.

-Queen bed frame
-Dresser/nightstand
-Lamps
-Wooden desk and chair
-Entertainment Center
-Bookshelves
-Coffee table
-Dining table and chairs
-Silverware, dishes, wine key, spatulas, pots/pans, etc.

Thanks!

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby joeshmo39 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:33 pm

How often does a young academic have to attend an 8:50 a.m. PRE class to be successful? I'm talking guesstimates here, I don't expect charts.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby bgdddymtty » Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:43 pm

joeshmo39 wrote:How often does a young academic have to attend an 8:50 a.m. PRE class to be successful? I'm talking guesstimates here, I don't expect charts.
Define successful, Grasshopper.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby bertstare » Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:08 pm

Puttanesca wrote:Now that we're on this topic...

What about the boys? How are the boys as dating prospects? lol


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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby uvahooo » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:15 pm

If you got a clinic, and you don't want it, what do you do? The clinic I got is fewer credits (3) then (4) is it easy to register for clinics, or not really?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby itsirtou » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:24 pm

uvahooo wrote:If you got a clinic, and you don't want it, what do you do? The clinic I got is fewer credits (3) then (4) is it easy to register for clinics, or not really?


I have the same question.




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