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Re: Pepperdine

Postby fenderjsm88 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:04 pm

atfarmer wrote:went complete last friday (3/5) and my status just changed to decision rendered today (3/9). Do they call people or am I going to have to wait to hear from them via snail mail?


Same exact thing. Based on my numbers, I'm pretty confident that I'm in, unless they ran out of room or something. Hopefully we get that email...Good luck!

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Re: Pepperdine

Postby atfarmer » Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:32 pm

Yea, same to you! I was surprised by the quick turnaround. Friday to Tuesday is not a long review period at all (which makes me more confident that it's an acceptance).

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Re: Pepperdine

Postby fenderjsm88 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:28 pm

atfarmer wrote:Yea, same to you! I was surprised by the quick turnaround. Friday to Tuesday is not a long review period at all (which makes me more confident that it's an acceptance).


thanks! I'm just worried about scholarship money, since I applied so late. 190k is a lot of money, so hopefully Pepperdine has something left for us latecomers.

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Re: Pepperdine

Postby arhmcpo » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:08 pm

Kase Law wrote:
eberl032 wrote:I called financial aid yesterday in regards to need based aid. They told me in the next few weeks they will start awarding grants and loan offers.

This provoked some questions of mine. If loans are based on credit checks (like the Grad Plus loan) and the school is going to give me an award offer. Does this mean every school I applied to is going to be running a credit check on me? Or does FAFSA run it once and all the schools basically tell me what FAFSA said?

Im asking these questions because Im concerned. I want to attend Pepperdine but what if I'm not offered enough loans to cover the cost? Does this happen to people often? I have the oppertunity to attend a Tier 4 in my local area with a full ride. I'd much rather go to Pepperdine, but I have to make a decision by April, and do so not having discovered my loans and/or grants available to me. Am I missing something?



When I visited Pepperdine, I talked to Financial Aid as well. They told me that every student will receive loans to cover the cost of attending (housing, tuition, etc). I may be mistaken, but they made it sound like no matter what your situation is, you will be able to at least take out loans to cover the cost of attending the law school... Maybe call back and talk to them again about your concerns? I haven't ever heard of someone not being able to get loans to go to law school...just complaints about paying them back at the end! haha. Well, I hope it gets all figured out...hope to see you at Pepperdine too!


Yeah when I went through the process I was awarded merit aid and filed a FAFSA - when I checked wavenet one day closer to the start of the school year (Don't remember exactly when) I saw that I was qualified for 3 different student loans which would have covered all costs, and I had received a grant for around $1200.

I think all students will be qualified for plenty of loan money, so there shouldn't be an issue of not having enough money to live and go to school, the issue is how much of it is yours and how much you have to pay back :?

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Re: Pepperdine

Postby the_rad_trad » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:20 pm

Very nervous, also DR 3/8. Thinking it's going to be a waitlist/ding. Hoping otherwise though.

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Re: Pepperdine

Postby hungryjumps » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:28 pm

the_rad_trad wrote:Very nervous, also DR 3/8. Thinking it's going to be a waitlist/ding. Hoping otherwise though.


I'm on the low end of the GPA spectrum, too. Have a sexy 3.17. LSAT was at 75th percentile. I was accepted about 3 weeks ago. Pretty sure it was my mission statement response that pushed me through (I am not religious, which is worth noting).

How do you feel about your mission statement response?

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Re: Pepperdine

Postby the_rad_trad » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:50 pm

hungryjumps wrote:
the_rad_trad wrote:Very nervous, also DR 3/8. Thinking it's going to be a waitlist/ding. Hoping otherwise though.


I'm on the low end of the GPA spectrum, too. Have a sexy 3.17. LSAT was at 75th percentile. I was accepted about 3 weeks ago. Pretty sure it was my mission statement response that pushed me through (I am not religious, which is worth noting).

How do you feel about your mission statement response?


Good, but nothing spectacular. At least, I don't think so. I think if anything was going to push me through it would be my resumé/PS.

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Re: Pepperdine

Postby eberl032 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:51 pm

hungryjumps wrote:
the_rad_trad wrote:Very nervous, also DR 3/8. Thinking it's going to be a waitlist/ding. Hoping otherwise though.


I'm on the low end of the GPA spectrum, too. Have a sexy 3.17. LSAT was at 75th percentile. I was accepted about 3 weeks ago. Pretty sure it was my mission statement response that pushed me through (I am not religious, which is worth noting).

How do you feel about your mission statement response?



I thought mine came together quite nicely.

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Re: Pepperdine

Postby atfarmer » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:10 pm

thanks! I'm just worried about scholarship money, since I applied so late. 190k is a lot of money, so hopefully Pepperdine has something left for us latecomers.


Yea no kidding. I'm planning on doing government work after graduation so if I don't get some scholly love, I won't be able to afford pepp.

Here's hoping we both get some cash.

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Re: Pepperdine

Postby the_rad_trad » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:25 pm

the_rad_trad wrote:
hungryjumps wrote:
the_rad_trad wrote:Very nervous, also DR 3/8. Thinking it's going to be a waitlist/ding. Hoping otherwise though.


I'm on the low end of the GPA spectrum, too. Have a sexy 3.17. LSAT was at 75th percentile. I was accepted about 3 weeks ago. Pretty sure it was my mission statement response that pushed me through (I am not religious, which is worth noting).

How do you feel about your mission statement response?


Good, but nothing spectacular. At least, I don't think so. I think if anything was going to push me through it would be my resumé/PS.


Though, I do have a good reason for my low GPA (included an addendum).

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Re: Pepperdine

Postby meggers88 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:22 am

mm yea something tells me that a 160 and a 3.58 is probly not going to get me in, based on the fact that i'm at the 25th percentile for last years class's stats.do your personal statement/ mission statement (even if you wrote a good one about how you're religious) really help that much? i feel like its just your numbers.

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Re: Pepperdine

Postby orko60 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:18 am

I got the DR status update on 3/9. Now I am nervous! How long until I find out? Today I was accepted at Temple and denied at UofGeorgia. 3.6/163.

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Re: Pepperdine

Postby hungryjumps » Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:59 pm

meggers88 wrote:mm yea something tells me that a 160 and a 3.58 is probly not going to get me in, based on the fact that i'm at the 25th percentile for last years class's stats.do your personal statement/ mission statement (even if you wrote a good one about how you're religious) really help that much? i feel like its just your numbers.


I think so. My GPA is barely a 3.2, and my LSAT was right on the 75th percentile. I am pretty sure it was my response to the mission statement that pushed me through given that my turnaround was something like 5 - 6 days (between complete and decision rendered). I'm by no means a URM and am not a non-traditional applicant. I was surprised that my cycle with Pepperdine went so quickly... I would actually have been more confident with a 3.6/ 160.

What are your softs like? Work experience, etc.?

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Re: Pepperdine

Postby hungryjumps » Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:00 pm

orko60 wrote:I got the DR status update on 3/9. Now I am nervous! How long until I find out? Today I was accepted at Temple and denied at UofGeorgia. 3.6/163.


If admitted, you should get a WaveNet email in 2 - 3 days (sometime in the morning, mine came at 4:00am), and a large envelope in the mailbox within 2 days of the WaveNet invitation. In any case, you can always call the admissions office and they will let you know when your packet was/ will be mailed out. Best of luck!

Also, with your GPA and a 163, I am pretty sure you're in. I had the same LSAT and barely a 3.2.

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Re: Pepperdine

Postby meggers88 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:45 pm

hungryjumps wrote:
meggers88 wrote:mm yea something tells me that a 160 and a 3.58 is probly not going to get me in, based on the fact that i'm at the 25th percentile for last years class's stats.do your personal statement/ mission statement (even if you wrote a good one about how you're religious) really help that much? i feel like its just your numbers.


I think so. My GPA is barely a 3.2, and my LSAT was right on the 75th percentile. I am pretty sure it was my response to the mission statement that pushed me through given that my turnaround was something like 5 - 6 days (between complete and decision rendered). I'm by no means a URM and am not a non-traditional applicant. I was surprised that my cycle with Pepperdine went so quickly... I would actually have been more confident with a 3.6/ 160.

What are your softs like? Work experience, etc.?


Softs = work at a law firm for 3 years (summers/ Christmas break), internship for state senator, study abroad and travel. I dunno, a 160 is at the 25th. I wish I could have done better on the LSAT, i was scoring between 162-166 on my diags, just a bad test day for me but I didn't wanna retake it.

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Re: Pepperdine

Postby joonhp » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:11 pm

Complete today...

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Re: Pepperdine

Postby fenderjsm88 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:44 pm

So, is anybody here from the Chicago area? If so, can you tell me how long the mail from CA takes? Basically, I went complete on 3/9, I'm leaving for CA for a vacation with relatives on Friday (3/12) afternoon, I want to visit Pepperdine while I'm there, they only release decisions through mail, so...is there any chance that I'll get the decision in the mail by Friday? Thanks!

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Re: Pepperdine

Postby fenderjsm88 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:32 am

hungryjumps wrote:
orko60 wrote:I got the DR status update on 3/9. Now I am nervous! How long until I find out? Today I was accepted at Temple and denied at UofGeorgia. 3.6/163.


If admitted, you should get a WaveNet email in 2 - 3 days (sometime in the morning, mine came at 4:00am), and a large envelope in the mailbox within 2 days of the WaveNet invitation. In any case, you can always call the admissions office and they will let you know when your packet was/ will be mailed out. Best of luck!

Also, with your GPA and a 163, I am pretty sure you're in. I had the same LSAT and barely a 3.2.


So the WaveNet email pretty much means you're in? And, I know this is kind of an obnoxious question to ask so late in the cycle, but how do they give scholarships? Will any offers just come in the first envelope?

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Re: Pepperdine

Postby fcowrx » Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:43 am

fenderjsm88 wrote:So the WaveNet email pretty much means you're in? And, I know this is kind of an obnoxious question to ask so late in the cycle, but how do they give scholarships? Will any offers just come in the first envelope?


Yes you should receive wavenet 2-3 days after being DR and snail mail 2-3 days after that. Scholarship information, if you received one, is in the acceptance packet. Goodluck.

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Re: Pepperdine

Postby JolieSaraLee » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:44 pm

DR 3/8/10. 3.17, 161, URM. Yikes...

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Re: Pepperdine

Postby kickincane21 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:49 pm

fenderjsm88 wrote:So, is anybody here from the Chicago area? If so, can you tell me how long the mail from CA takes? Basically, I went complete on 3/9, I'm leaving for CA for a vacation with relatives on Friday (3/12) afternoon, I want to visit Pepperdine while I'm there, they only release decisions through mail, so...is there any chance that I'll get the decision in the mail by Friday? Thanks!


I called them because I was out of town and they faxed my acceptance/scholarship to me...you can try that.

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Re: Pepperdine

Postby the_rad_trad » Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:24 pm

JolieSaraLee wrote:DR 3/8/10. 3.17, 161, URM. Yikes...



I'm almost the same, GPA is slightly lower. Have you received any emails from them yet? I haven't :( I'm really hoping that they just haven't sent the emails out for the week....doubtful.

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Re: Pepperdine

Postby fenderjsm88 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:22 pm

fcowrx wrote:
fenderjsm88 wrote:So the WaveNet email pretty much means you're in? And, I know this is kind of an obnoxious question to ask so late in the cycle, but how do they give scholarships? Will any offers just come in the first envelope?


Yes you should receive wavenet 2-3 days after being DR and snail mail 2-3 days after that. Scholarship information, if you received one, is in the acceptance packet. Goodluck.


Alright, I got the Wavenet email this morning so that's good news. I'm thinking about calling them and asking them to fax me the decision.

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Re: Pepperdine

Postby JolieSaraLee » Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:26 pm

the_rad_trad wrote:
JolieSaraLee wrote:DR 3/8/10. 3.17, 161, URM. Yikes...



I'm almost the same, GPA is slightly lower. Have you received any emails from them yet? I haven't :( I'm really hoping that they just haven't sent the emails out for the week....doubtful.


Just checked my e-mail and nothing. I'm assuming we should've received something by now, it's been 3 days...

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Re: Pepperdine

Postby the_rad_trad » Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:28 pm

JolieSaraLee wrote:
the_rad_trad wrote:
JolieSaraLee wrote:DR 3/8/10. 3.17, 161, URM. Yikes...



I'm almost the same, GPA is slightly lower. Have you received any emails from them yet? I haven't :( I'm really hoping that they just haven't sent the emails out for the week....doubtful.


Just checked my e-mail and nothing. I'm assuming we should've received something by now, it's been 3 days...


Yea. I'm going to assume it's a WL letter. I'm on break and very far away from my mailbox. Plus I assume that the "regretful" letter hasn't arrived yet.




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