U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby Barbie » Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:21 pm

thewarflamingo wrote:
Barbie wrote:Yayyyy warflamingo! Send that deposit in ASAP! That makes your tuition below in-state now right?? :D

yup! I am soooo excited and happy! I also found a checklist with the requirements to reclassify as in-state and it doesn't look too hard. I'm absolutely mailing my deposit tomorrow! Now to start apartment shopping!


ahhh yayyy! let me know if you need help, I love apt shopping!! I'll also need a few people to help me paint my walls and move into the new house, and I can offer you my husband's muscles to help you in return! :)

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby thewarflamingo » Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:35 pm

Barbie wrote:
thewarflamingo wrote:
Barbie wrote:Yayyyy warflamingo! Send that deposit in ASAP! That makes your tuition below in-state now right?? :D

yup! I am soooo excited and happy! I also found a checklist with the requirements to reclassify as in-state and it doesn't look too hard. I'm absolutely mailing my deposit tomorrow! Now to start apartment shopping!


ahhh yayyy! let me know if you need help, I love apt shopping!! I'll also need a few people to help me paint my walls and move into the new house, and I can offer you my husband's muscles to help you in return! :)

sounds like a deal! :D

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby Aro5389 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:53 pm

real nervous you guys... I've seen a lot of 158-160s getting straight rejected. If they're rejecting these, who are they planning to waitlist?

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby ChiCubs14 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:05 pm

To provide some glimmer of hope to myself and others I'm a 158/3.6 and have been reviewed, but not rejected....

I'm in the "no decision reached" category...

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby SixStrings11 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:26 pm

ChiCubs14 wrote:To provide some glimmer of hope to myself and others I'm a 158/3.6 and have been reviewed, but not rejected....

I'm in the "no decision reached" category...


Same.

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby Barbie » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:47 pm

Not sure if any current UF students or anyone else can help me, but husby is starting his job search in Gainesville. He is really looking for ANY full time employment, but we don't know where to start. He will have his bachelor's in business management and about 2 years of work experience in management. Any idea where we should start looking for jobs that begin in August? or July? ANY help at all would be wonderful!

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Postby orioles88 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:02 pm

SixStrings11 wrote:
ChiCubs14 wrote:To provide some glimmer of hope to myself and others I'm a 158/3.6 and have been reviewed, but not rejected....

I'm in the "no decision reached" category...


Same.


ditto

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby mtothelissa » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:13 am

Doing a campus tour tomorrow... Praying it does some good. Anyone think it will help?

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby hobie2515 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:23 pm

Hey everybody! This is my first post on the TL board. My status is currently "File Reviewed: No decision reached" and my status date is 12/1/2010. The waiting is killing me!

I was going to visit the school at some point next week. I don't have much time but I was thinking of taking a basic tour, and talking with a few people within the admissions department. Is there anything else I should be looking at? What was helpful for others when they visited the school?

I really appreciate your input, thanks everyone!

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby thewarflamingo » Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:58 pm

Just paid my deposit! FEELS GREAT!!!!!! Go Gators!

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Postby Barbie » Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:14 pm

thewarflamingo wrote:Just paid my deposit! FEELS GREAT!!!!!! Go Gators!

Weeeee!!!!!!!

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Postby ns77770 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:16 pm

thewarflamingo wrote:Just paid my deposit! FEELS GREAT!!!!!! Go Gators!


Congrats! I think that makes 3 or 4 of us?

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Postby thewarflamingo » Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:24 pm

ns77770 wrote:
thewarflamingo wrote:Just paid my deposit! FEELS GREAT!!!!!! Go Gators!


Congrats! I think that makes 3 or 4 of us?

Yay! I am so excited! More people need to follow our lead :D

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Postby Barbie » Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:50 pm

Should we start a new thread for those of us for sure attending?

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby SixStrings11 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:52 pm

thewarflamingo wrote:
ns77770 wrote:
thewarflamingo wrote:Just paid my deposit! FEELS GREAT!!!!!! Go Gators!


Congrats! I think that makes 3 or 4 of us?

Yay! I am so excited! More people need to follow our lead :D


Odds are pretty good that I'd be following your lead if Florida miraculously gets back to me with an acceptance of some sort

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby thewarflamingo » Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:59 pm

Barbie wrote:Should we start a new thread for those of us for sure attending?

There's the UF c/o 2014 thread here...
viewtopic.php?f=28&t=145659

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby GatorStudent » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:11 pm

Pardon my skepticism, Moose, but I doubt there's section-stacking.

Moose Thompson wrote:There are more than 60 people with merit based, renewable scholarships in section one.


How the heck do you know that 60 people in your section have scholarships, and their specific type of scholarship? Seems odd to me, my friend.

Moose Thompson wrote: Could some of them be lying about it? Sure, but why would they?


If, as I'm guessing, you gathered information from 60+ people in your section at the same time, there's a strong reason to lie--who wants to feel stupider than their peers, especially Type A personality (as most law students are) people?

Moose Thompson wrote: The 2Ls and 3Ls that I'm friends with completely disagree about UF section stacking, but I think there was some stacking this year.


And I'm another one of those that is skeptical. I think it's possible, but even if they do it, I think it would be kept extremely hush-hush. I came from the section that was known as the "gunner" section--and I still don't think that the sections were stacked.

Even at a "big" law school such as UF, sections are small relative to undergraduate populations. It is probably not statistically unlikely that one section would happen to have a group of people with characteristics different than other groups. It probably just seems that UF is grouping people together when it just happens occasionally, just as heads will sometimes occur 8 times in a row when flipping a coin 1,000 times.


Moose Thompson wrote: I feel ridiculous for even saying this, but a friend's uncle who is on the admissions committee told her that they were section stacking this year. They expected a certain number of them to withdraw, and then fill those seats with people from the wait list. They just didn't have as many people withdraw as expected. I don't take that as gospel, but I think it points towards stacking.


Hearsay is often terribly unreliable, but in fairness to you, it's some evidence towards stacking. I wouldn't weigh it too favorably, however.

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby Barbie » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:21 pm

Cheers to remaining #47

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby ns77770 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:57 pm

Barbie wrote:Cheers to remaining #47


wow FSU jumped!! I mean I'm still going to be a Gator but FSU is gaining for sure

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby Barbie » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:00 pm

ns77770 wrote:
Barbie wrote:Cheers to remaining #47


wow FSU jumped!! I mean I'm still going to be a Gator but FSU is gaining for sure


Looks like it will be up to us 0Ls to help UF out ! Lets raise them medians!

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby ns77770 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:01 pm

Barbie wrote:
ns77770 wrote:
Barbie wrote:Cheers to remaining #47


wow FSU jumped!! I mean I'm still going to be a Gator but FSU is gaining for sure


Looks like it will be up to us 0Ls to help UF out ! Lets raise them medians!



Haha yes!! I know these rankings are mostly bs and the difference between 47-50 (or w/e FSU is) is nil, but any guesses for why FSU jumped while UF stayed put?

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby Moose Thompson » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:16 pm

GatorStudent wrote:Pardon my skepticism, Moose, but I doubt there's section-stacking.

How the heck do you know that 60 people in your section have scholarships, and their specific type of scholarship? Seems odd to me, my friend.

If, as I'm guessing, you gathered information from 60+ people in your section at the same time, there's a strong reason to lie--who wants to feel stupider than their peers, especially Type A personality (as most law students are) people?


No, we didn't have a round table to discuss scholarships. 60+ comes from me talking to people as I've gotten to know them over a semester and a half. It's not hard to ask "is your scholarship renewable" versus "was your scholarship a one-time pay out." More than half of my section claims to have a scholarship that they need to maintain a certain GPA to keep. Most of the conversation came this semester when grades dropped. People saying "oh good, I should be able to maintain my scholarship" or "oh man, I need a 3.6 this semester to keep my scholarship!" They could be liars, sure. I was simply passing along my experience.

It's not about gunning or being smarter than anyone else. I don't know why that always comes into conversation about section stacking. It's a matter of whether or not the majority of scholarships are in one section. All three sections have brilliant people.

The majority view is UF doesn't section stack. I'm in the minority. I have no problem with that.

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby 98234872348 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:22 pm

Moose Thompson wrote:
GatorStudent wrote:Pardon my skepticism, Moose, but I doubt there's section-stacking.

How the heck do you know that 60 people in your section have scholarships, and their specific type of scholarship? Seems odd to me, my friend.

If, as I'm guessing, you gathered information from 60+ people in your section at the same time, there's a strong reason to lie--who wants to feel stupider than their peers, especially Type A personality (as most law students are) people?


No, we didn't have a round table to discuss scholarships. 60+ comes from me talking to people as I've gotten to know them over a semester and a half. It's not hard to ask "is your scholarship renewable" versus "was your scholarship a one-time pay out." More than half of my section claims to have a scholarship that they need to maintain a certain GPA to keep. Most of the conversation came this semester when grades dropped. People saying "oh good, I should be able to maintain my scholarship" or "oh man, I need a 3.6 this semester to keep my scholarship!" They could be liars, sure. I was simply passing along my experience.

It's not about gunning or being smarter than anyone else. I don't know why that always comes into conversation about section stacking. It's a matter of whether or not the majority of scholarships are in one section. All three sections have brilliant people.

The majority view is UF doesn't section stack. I'm in the minority. I have no problem with that.

Unless the school just gave out 60% of the students scholarships...

Which wouldn't technically be section stacking, but would still be deplorable.

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby Stonewall » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:23 pm

ns77770 wrote:
Barbie wrote:
ns77770 wrote:
Barbie wrote:Cheers to remaining #47


wow FSU jumped!! I mean I'm still going to be a Gator but FSU is gaining for sure


Looks like it will be up to us 0Ls to help UF out ! Lets raise them medians!



Haha yes!! I know these rankings are mostly bs and the difference between 47-50 (or w/e FSU is) is nil, but any guesses for why FSU jumped while UF stayed put?


moar books

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby ns77770 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:29 pm

Stonewall wrote:moar books


Damn it UF we need moar books !!




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