Vanderbilt Class of 2018

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2018)

What will get you to attend Vandy Law?

Admittance, this is my first choice
11
14%
Something, anything to convince myself I'm getting a deal
12
15%
Half Scholly
21
26%
Full Scholly
21
26%
A T-14 NOT admitting me
9
11%
A T-6 NOT admitting me
3
4%
I'm just using the school for leverage
4
5%
 
Total votes: 81

keekztresq
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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby keekztresq » Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:13 pm

ellewoods817 wrote:Are there any reviews of ASW yet? I'm planning on going to the April one, so I'd just like to get a feel for what was good/bad and if it's worth it to go! Keep us all updated!



If you're at all considering Vandy it's definitely worth it to go! Everyone was super nice and answered questions as thoroughly as they could (both students and professors- I soent 45 minutes talking to professor Devais and he answered all of my questions and even gave me his email). The mock class was also really interesting and gave me a good idea of what 1L will be like. If you can make the trip you should definitely do it!

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby fa1493 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:39 am

keekztresq wrote:
ellewoods817 wrote:Are there any reviews of ASW yet? I'm planning on going to the April one, so I'd just like to get a feel for what was good/bad and if it's worth it to go! Keep us all updated!



If you're at all considering Vandy it's definitely worth it to go! Everyone was super nice and answered questions as thoroughly as they could (both students and professors- I soent 45 minutes talking to professor Devais and he answered all of my questions and even gave me his email). The mock class was also really interesting and gave me a good idea of what 1L will be like. If you can make the trip you should definitely do it!

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby arklaw13 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 12:35 pm

bretby wrote:
arklaw13 wrote:
Definitely hold out as long as you can then. Not everyone who gets offered law scholars at first will accept it.


Invitations for Law Scholars awards went out about a month ago, and I don't think you can get the award without the interview. But I would definitely call and ask. The person who answers the phone at admissions will be able to answer and I doubt you would need to identify yourself, if that worries you.


Interviews are happening today actually. My point is that not everyone who gets it at first will accept, and they will offer it again to someone else. I am someone who got it after someone else turned it down.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby wolfie_m. » Sat Mar 14, 2015 1:00 pm

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby ellewoods817 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:42 pm

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby ellewoods817 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:43 pm

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby fa1493 » Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:03 pm

After going to ASD, I am suddenly not feeling great about attempting to negotiate. If I try and they say no, but I still end up attending, is there going to be some stigma attached to me by the admissions staff ?

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby wolfie_m. » Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:30 pm

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby arklaw13 » Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:41 pm

fa1493 wrote:After going to ASD, I am suddenly not feeling great about attempting to negotiate. If I try and they say no, but I still end up attending, is there going to be some stigma attached to me by the admissions staff ?


Once you attend, you will never see the admissions people again. As soon as the school year starts, they are opening up applications for the next cycle. With few exceptions, they don't have anything to do with the rest of the law school.

So yes, attempt to negotiate. Won't affect you at all.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby supersplittysplitter » Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:35 pm

Have any brave souls tested the negotiation waters yet?

fa1493
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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby fa1493 » Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:53 pm

supersplittysplitter wrote:Have any brave souls tested the negotiation waters yet?


I'm gonna send an email out as close to the seat deposit as possible. Maybe them having a better idea of how the class is shaping up will do some benefit.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby Wipfelder » Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:08 am

supersplittysplitter wrote:Have any brave souls tested the negotiation waters yet?


I did. I had a very small degree of success with no anticipation of further concessions. I'm a splitter, maybe I should have tried harder in UG, then admissions folk would love me. The admissions office is super responsive and pleasant though, it wasn't weird or contentious at all. I was fairly transparent and direct, no idea whether it helped or hurt.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby fa1493 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:25 am

Wipfelder wrote:
supersplittysplitter wrote:Have any brave souls tested the negotiation waters yet?


I did. I had a very small degree of success with no anticipation of further concessions. I'm a splitter, maybe I should have tried harder in UG, then admissions folk would love me. The admissions office is super responsive and pleasant though, it wasn't weird or contentious at all. I was fairly transparent and direct, no idea whether it helped or hurt.


Wait... successful as in they upped your aid? That's a game changer.

ETA: Who did you address the email to ? The Admissions Officer? Office of Financial Aid? Also can you maybe upload a skeleton of what you said in your email? Thank you.

Wipfelder
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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby Wipfelder » Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:08 pm

Man,

I'd just write an email that clearly lays out your situation, then call admissions afterwards to discuss.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby RubyRod » Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:47 pm

Sorry if this was already answered but question mainly for recently admitted people. Did your financial aid offer come in the package? If not when/how did it appear?

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby UOI4430 » Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:15 pm

mec896 wrote:Sorry if this was already answered but question mainly for recently admitted people. Did your financial aid offer come in the package? If not when/how did it appear?


No, the scholarship letter comes separately. I had to wait for like six weeks. Since you are a bit later in the game though, I imagine that your's will come sooner.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby RubyRod » Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:19 pm

UOI4430 wrote:
mec896 wrote:Sorry if this was already answered but question mainly for recently admitted people. Did your financial aid offer come in the package? If not when/how did it appear?


No, the scholarship letter comes separately. I had to wait for like six weeks. Since you are a bit later in the game though, I imagine that your's will come sooner.


That's crazy long. Deadlines are looming way too close. I might try a phone call next week to try to expedite the process.
Side note: Snail mail is ridiculous, it's 2015.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby ano957 » Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:49 am

mec896 wrote:
UOI4430 wrote:
mec896 wrote:Sorry if this was already answered but question mainly for recently admitted people. Did your financial aid offer come in the package? If not when/how did it appear?


No, the scholarship letter comes separately. I had to wait for like six weeks. Since you are a bit later in the game though, I imagine that your's will come sooner.


That's crazy long. Deadlines are looming way too close. I might try a phone call next week to try to expedite the process.
Side note: Snail mail is ridiculous, it's 2015.


Your offer will come in the mail with your acceptance package. I was admitted on March 10th and got both my acceptance packet and scholarship offer a couple of days later.

fa1493
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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby fa1493 » Sun Mar 22, 2015 6:14 pm

When's the deadline for the seat deposit?

keekztresq
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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby keekztresq » Sun Mar 22, 2015 6:26 pm

April 24 I believe. Anyone know if there's a way to do it online?

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby neeksneeks » Sun Mar 22, 2015 6:44 pm

keekztresq wrote:April 24 I believe. Anyone know if there's a way to do it online?


Nope, there's not. Admissions office said that they were old school and still require a check. Unless something fortuitously changed in the two weeks since I was told that.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby supersplittysplitter » Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:40 pm

neeksneeks wrote:
keekztresq wrote:April 24 I believe. Anyone know if there's a way to do it online?


Nope, there's not. Admissions office said that they were old school and still require a check. Unless something fortuitously changed in the two weeks since I was told that.


So does that mean we have to mail our check way in advance so it gets there by the 24th? Or will we reserve our seat as long as we send the deposit by the 24th?

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby Big Red » Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:10 pm

supersplittysplitter wrote:
neeksneeks wrote:
keekztresq wrote:April 24 I believe. Anyone know if there's a way to do it online?


Nope, there's not. Admissions office said that they were old school and still require a check. Unless something fortuitously changed in the two weeks since I was told that.


So does that mean we have to mail our check way in advance so it gets there by the 24th? Or will we reserve our seat as long as we send the deposit by the 24th?


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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby vdh2102 » Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:58 pm

Hi all-- any thoughts on whether it is necessary to have a car in Nashville?

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby arklaw13 » Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:09 pm

vdh2102 wrote:Hi all-- any thoughts on whether it is necessary to have a car in Nashville?


Depends on where you live, but generally you should have one. Public transit isn't very great/reliable. There are people who make it work, but I wouldn't do it unless you're very averse to driving for some reason.




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