U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

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

Postby ns77770 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:35 pm

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Neo wrote:Additionally, I have heard that out of state sometimes gets a bonus during budget cuts since they need the extra cash the out-of-state students can provide. A teacher who sits on an admissions council (not a law school one) once told me that; but, I doubt you will ever get someone to formally admit to that.


This sounds logical. Do you know how easy/hard can one obtain resident status?


FL= very easy. theres a residency thread if you search for it.


Yeah getting FL residency is a breeze which is really good for any out of staters.

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Postby Classygal87 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:30 pm

What is the general consensus on LSAT retake's for UF?
I know in general most schools outside T6 (even if they say they don't) are starting to look at the higher score if you've taken it twice because thats what they report anyways. But I was wondering if anyone had an idea/story about what UF does?

I am retaking in october currently 164-166 pretty consistently. 159 on earlier LSAT.

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

Postby 98234872348 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:39 pm

ns77770 wrote:
Barbie wrote:
tbldc2009 wrote:
Neo wrote:Additionally, I have heard that out of state sometimes gets a bonus during budget cuts since they need the extra cash the out-of-state students can provide. A teacher who sits on an admissions council (not a law school one) once told me that; but, I doubt you will ever get someone to formally admit to that.


This sounds logical. Do you know how easy/hard can one obtain resident status?


FL= very easy. theres a residency thread if you search for it.


Yeah getting FL residency is a breeze which is really good for any out of staters.

It actually just changed and is substantially more difficult than it used to be to receive residency here now, afaik

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Postby Barbie » Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:45 pm

Classygal87 wrote:What is the general consensus on LSAT retake's for UF?
I know in general most schools outside T6 (even if they say they don't) are starting to look at the higher score if you've taken it twice because thats what they report anyways. But I was wondering if anyone had an idea/story about what UF does?

I am retaking in october currently 164-166 pretty consistently. 159 on earlier LSAT.


They aren't like some schools in that they don't JUST take the higher score. I mean they do, esp for recording purposes, but they consider all scores too. Higher score will def help though. Esp 164+ because thats their 75th percentile!

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Postby tea_drinker » Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:45 pm

Barbie wrote:
Classygal87 wrote:What is the general consensus on LSAT retake's for UF?
I know in general most schools outside T6 (even if they say they don't) are starting to look at the higher score if you've taken it twice because thats what they report anyways. But I was wondering if anyone had an idea/story about what UF does?

I am retaking in october currently 164-166 pretty consistently. 159 on earlier LSAT.


They aren't like some schools in that they don't JUST take the higher score. I mean they do, esp for recording purposes, but they consider all scores too. Higher score will def help though. Esp 164+ because thats their 75th percentile!


Score as high as you can on the retake. Even if UF takes average, you are still within range.

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Postby tea_drinker » Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:50 pm

mistergoft wrote:
It actually just changed and is substantially more difficult than it used to be to receive residency here now, afaik



Do you know what the requirements are? Would obtaining a driver license or registering to vote suffice? Or do I have to marry a Florida resident or own a real estate?

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Postby ns77770 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:55 pm

tbldc2009 wrote:
mistergoft wrote:
It actually just changed and is substantially more difficult than it used to be to receive residency here now, afaik



Do you know what the requirements are? Would obtaining a driver license or registering to vote suffice? Or do I have to marry a Florida resident or own a real estate?



I thought getting a DL and registering to vote were all you needed but mistergoft said it has recently changed so I'm actually not sure what you would need now.

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

Postby 98234872348 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:59 pm

ns77770 wrote:
tbldc2009 wrote:
mistergoft wrote:
It actually just changed and is substantially more difficult than it used to be to receive residency here now, afaik



Do you know what the requirements are? Would obtaining a driver license or registering to vote suffice? Or do I have to marry a Florida resident or own a real estate?



I thought getting a DL and registering to vote were all you needed but mistergoft said it has recently changed so I'm actually not sure what you would need now.

I think you have to have a lease for a year or something. I never had to deal with it because I had residency but I'll do some research and get back to you.

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Fla. Stat. § 1009.21 (2010). wrote:(b) Except as otherwise provided in this section, evidence of legal residence and its duration shall include clear and convincing documentation that residency in this state was for a minimum of 12 consecutive months prior to a student's initial enrollment in an institution of higher education.
(c) Each institution of higher education shall affirmatively determine that an applicant who has been granted admission to that institution as a Florida resident meets the residency requirements of this section at the time of initial enrollment. The residency determination must be documented by the submission of written or electronic verification that includes two or more of the documents identified in this paragraph. No single piece of evidence shall be conclusive.
1. The documents must include at least one of the following:
a. A Florida voter's registration card.
b. A Florida driver's license.
c. A State of Florida identification card.
d. A Florida vehicle registration.
e. Proof of a permanent home in Florida which is occupied as a primary residence by the individual or by the individual's parent if the individual is a dependent child.
f. Proof of a homestead exemption in Florida.
g. Transcripts from a Florida high school for multiple years if the Florida high school diploma or GED was earned within the last 12 months.
h. Proof of permanent full-time employment in Florida for at least 30 hours per week for a 12-month period.
2. The documents may include one or more of the following:
a. A declaration of domicile in Florida.
b. A Florida professional or occupational license.
c. Florida incorporation.
d. A document evidencing family ties in Florida.
e. Proof of membership in a Florida-based charitable or professional organization.
f. Any other documentation that supports the student's request for resident status, including, but not limited to, utility bills and proof of 12 consecutive months of payments; a lease agreement and proof of 12 consecutive months of payments; or an official state, federal, or court document evidencing legal ties to Florida.


Looks like it's a factors test, I'd call admissions and ask what they typically require.

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Postby tea_drinker » Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:11 am

thank you so much. I will definitely look into this more after the decision (hopefully in my favor) comes out. I am too ahead of myself. Though now I can assume we have some, if not many, Florida residents in this thread.

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Postby ns77770 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:13 am

tbldc2009 wrote:thank you so much. I will definitely look into this more after the decision (hopefully in my favor) comes out. I am too ahead of myself. Though now I can assume we have some, if not many, Florida residents in this thread.



Yeah UF in-state tuition ftw.

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Postby Barbie » Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:17 pm

Got my status checker today :) and another email titled :Dear ##First Name## haha. Just like that (not my actual first name). So personalized .. ;)

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Postby tea_drinker » Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:07 pm

Barbie wrote:Got my status checker today :) and another email titled :Dear ##First Name## haha. Just like that (not my actual first name). So personalized .. ;)


Me too. Also just paid the app fee. The wait officially begins. Good luck!

MichaelB123 wrote:and even if you do you will most likely end up attending at sticker. And who wants to pay sticker for a school like UF?


Actually, if I can obtain in-state residency status after my first year, I would not mind paying sticker, which is only ~$15K.

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Postby 98234872348 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:12 pm

tbldc2009 wrote:
Barbie wrote:Got my status checker today :) and another email titled :Dear ##First Name## haha. Just like that (not my actual first name). So personalized .. ;)


Me too. Also just paid the app fee. The wait officially begins. Good luck!

MichaelB123 wrote:and even if you do you will most likely end up attending at sticker. And who wants to pay sticker for a school like UF?


Actually, if I can obtain in-state residency status after my first year, I would not mind paying sticker, which is only ~$15K.

it was 16.5 this year and will be almost 19k next year, actually... :evil:

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Postby ns77770 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:16 pm

mistergoft wrote:

it was 16.5 this year and will be almost 19k next year, actually... :evil:


That really sucks.


EDIT: I failed at quoting.

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Postby Barbie » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:14 pm

ns77770 wrote:
mistergoft wrote:

it was 16.5 this year and will be almost 19k next year, actually... :evil:


That really sucks.


EDIT: I failed at quoting.


really?

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Postby 98234872348 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:29 pm

Barbie wrote:
ns77770 wrote:
mistergoft wrote:

it was 16.5 this year and will be almost 19k next year, actually... :evil:


That really sucks.


EDIT: I failed at quoting.


really?

Yeah, the florida legislature permitted all state universities to raise their tuition by 15% per year for an indeterminate amount of time. UF has been taking full advantage every year. When I applied, tuition was 12800....

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Postby ns77770 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:50 pm

Wow the tuition increases seriously change my outlook a little bit on where I want to attend.

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Postby AnimalSpirits » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:01 pm

Tuition increases are put into place by the Florida Legislature, which pushed for the 15% increase in graduate and law programs. As far as I know, graduate programs do not have an automatic increase like undergrad programs.

For undergrad, the universities are allowed to increase tuition until they hit the median price for public education at universities in the US. Additionally, UF and FSU are allowed to raised prices more quickly than other schools.

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Postby Neo » Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:03 pm

mistergoft wrote:
tbldc2009 wrote:
Barbie wrote:Got my status checker today :) and another email titled :Dear ##First Name## haha. Just like that (not my actual first name). So personalized .. ;)


Me too. Also just paid the app fee. The wait officially begins. Good luck!

MichaelB123 wrote:and even if you do you will most likely end up attending at sticker. And who wants to pay sticker for a school like UF?


Actually, if I can obtain in-state residency status after my first year, I would not mind paying sticker, which is only ~$15K.

it was 16.5 this year and will be almost 19k next year, actually... :evil:



So does the 16.5 and 19k reflect just tuition or is that the total for all the fees schools describe (e.g. books, transportation, fees, cost of living, etc.)?

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Postby tea_drinker » Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:12 pm

Neo wrote:
mistergoft wrote:it was 16.5 this year and will be almost 19k next year, actually... :evil:



So does the 16.5 and 19k reflect just tuition or is that the total for all the fees schools describe (e.g. books, transportation, fees, cost of living, etc.)?


I want to know the answer to this question, too.

Although, that price tag is still acceptable IMO. I am CA resident, and in-state tuition at California schools such as Davis hovers around 30K.

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Postby Neo » Sat Oct 02, 2010 2:03 pm

tbldc2009 wrote:
Neo wrote:
mistergoft wrote:it was 16.5 this year and will be almost 19k next year, actually... :evil:



So does the 16.5 and 19k reflect just tuition or is that the total for all the fees schools describe (e.g. books, transportation, fees, cost of living, etc.)?


I want to know the answer to this question, too.

Although, that price tag is still acceptable IMO. I am CA resident, and in-state tuition at California schools such as Davis hovers around 30K.



All of the information I can find just describes the total amount (e.g. 2010-2011 tuition $16,386 instate and $35,751.30 out of state). I can't find anything concerning the breakdown of this amount. I have a feeling this is intentional. I say this because when I attended the Road Map Seminar my tour guide said tuition for him was around 12 grand. He also says it varies from person to person due to the credits you take and whatnot.

There is a big difference between 12 and 16 grand for instate tuition and regardless I think it is a pretty acceptable price tag; however, I really feel like those numbers are the totals including all the fees and stuff that some people might not need (i.e. that number does not represent the cost for tuition alone).


If anyone knows for sure/can verify it would be much appreciated....

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

Postby 98234872348 » Sat Oct 02, 2010 2:04 pm

tbldc2009 wrote:
Neo wrote:
mistergoft wrote:it was 16.5 this year and will be almost 19k next year, actually... :evil:



So does the 16.5 and 19k reflect just tuition or is that the total for all the fees schools describe (e.g. books, transportation, fees, cost of living, etc.)?


I want to know the answer to this question, too.

Although, that price tag is still acceptable IMO. I am CA resident, and in-state tuition at California schools such as Davis hovers around 30K.

lol just tuition.

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

Postby Neo » Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:45 pm

Has anyone seen any movement? My online status checker says "all required documents received" but its been that way for awhile now. Does UF send out emails for completed files, or does that mean the file is complete?

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Postby tea_drinker » Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:10 pm

Neo wrote:Has anyone seen any movement? My online status checker says "all required documents received" but its been that way for awhile now. Does UF send out emails for completed files, or does that mean the file is complete?


Same here. I assume that it means completed, but maybe others can confirm this. Isn't UF one of the "slow" schools?

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

Postby Barbie » Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:22 pm

tbldc2009 wrote:
Neo wrote:Has anyone seen any movement? My online status checker says "all required documents received" but its been that way for awhile now. Does UF send out emails for completed files, or does that mean the file is complete?


Same here. I assume that it means completed, but maybe others can confirm this. Isn't UF one of the "slow" schools?


Yes they won't even look at applications until mid/late November. This means your file is complete.




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