U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

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

Postby swflgirl » Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:33 pm

Because of my age, 38 by the time I start school, I am not sure how I feel about living in a college town such as Gainesville. I will be interested to see if Miami offers me any money. I will definitely be visiting any and all schools I get into before I make a decision. Stetson and miami both interest me because of the idea of not having to relocate again after school. I have moved too many times and would like to attend school in the area where I will hopefully find gainful employment!

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

Postby SRQmarie » Sun Dec 19, 2010 11:38 pm

swflgirl wrote:Because of my age, 38 by the time I start school, I am not sure how I feel about living in a college town such as Gainesville. I will be interested to see if Miami offers me any money. I will definitely be visiting any and all schools I get into before I make a decision. Stetson and miami both interest me because of the idea of not having to relocate again after school. I have moved too many times and would like to attend school in the area where I will hopefully find gainful employment!


I know the feeling. I graduated from college in 1995 - but I'm 51! LSAT 163, GPA 3.92. I'm in at UF, FSU and Stetson, but still waiting to hear from GW (ED), BU, UT, and UVA. Realistically, I'm leaning toward UF or FSU since I love FL and would want to work here after law school. Stetson's just an hour away, but my goal at my age is to complete law school at a good school with as little debt as possible - maybe even no debt. Since UF has offered me an $18,000 scholarship ($6000/yr if 3.2 maintained), that seems do-able. But, living in Gainesville....hmmm.

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

Postby Sandro » Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:39 pm

How long does it take for UF to email me with the residency stuff / whatever? Its almost been a week.

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

Postby thewarflamingo » Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:41 pm

Sandro777 wrote:How long does it take for UF to email me with the residency stuff / whatever? Its almost been a week.

Mine took 9 days.

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

Postby thewarflamingo » Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:25 pm

Anyone's status change today? Today is pretty much our last hope of hearing anything before the New Year. *sigh* Come on UF, give us a nice Christmas present!

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

Postby dukivich10 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:07 pm

thewarflamingo wrote:Anyone's status change today? Today is pretty much our last hope of hearing anything before the New Year. *sigh* Come on UF, give us a nice Christmas present!


no change

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

Postby Sandro » Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:39 pm

got the residency email today! wooo. After I've completed it will they email me a status checker login?

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

Postby thewarflamingo » Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:01 pm

Apparently today is not our lucky day. :(

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

Postby mez06 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:52 pm

File reviewed, no decision reached
Current Status Date: 12/3/2010


Guess that means I'm a big WaitList

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

Postby buchy2009 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:57 pm

No, not necessarily a waitlist:

eve2490 wrote:From the Admissions Office (e-mail):

Decision pending is the same as "no decision reached'. Some applicants were confused by the status "decision pending", and we decided to change the wording slightly. Decisions are being made between now and the end of April, and candidates will hear anytime between now and April. So far, a final decision has not yet been reached on your file. It is a comparative, ongoing review process, so many files are held for additional review as others are completed, which is very normal in our process.


Also, there are many people with numbers above their medians in the same boat. I wouldn't worry.

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

Postby 2Serious4Numbers » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:05 pm

buchy2009 wrote:No, not necessarily a waitlist:

eve2490 wrote:From the Admissions Office (e-mail):

Decision pending is the same as "no decision reached'. Some applicants were confused by the status "decision pending", and we decided to change the wording slightly. Decisions are being made between now and the end of April, and candidates will hear anytime between now and April. So far, a final decision has not yet been reached on your file. It is a comparative, ongoing review process, so many files are held for additional review as others are completed, which is very normal in our process.


Also, there are many people with numbers above their medians in the same boat. I wouldn't worry.


yup. OOS auto-admit with this. I don't think it means we are WL'd

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

Postby Sandro » Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:22 am

prob a silly question but after i've paid the $30 and sent in the supplemental forms, do they send me a status checker login?

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

Postby kwais » Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:29 am

Sandro777 wrote:prob a silly question but after i've paid the $30 and sent in the supplemental forms, do they send me a status checker login?


I got my status checker before all that so I'm not sure if it works that way

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

Postby Sandro » Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:46 am

kwais wrote:
Sandro777 wrote:prob a silly question but after i've paid the $30 and sent in the supplemental forms, do they send me a status checker login?


I got my status checker before all that so I'm not sure if it works that way


The UF site says "Check Application Status »
You will need your LSAC username and password to log on."

when you click on it it brings you to https://aces2.lsac.org/YourStatus/membership/logon.aspx

my Lsac username and password don't work on this site.....?

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

Postby dukivich10 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:52 am

come on UF....

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

Postby Sandro » Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:57 am

does anyone know if UF's admissions offices are open this week? Its been 2+ weeks and no status check even after I got the supplemental email :oops:

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

Postby dukivich10 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:01 am

Sandro777 wrote:does anyone know if UF's admissions offices are open this week? Its been 2+ weeks and no status check even after I got the supplemental email :oops:


Idk why they wouldnt be...im working, so should they haha

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

Postby plt06 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:53 am

2Serious4Numbers wrote:
buchy2009 wrote:No, not necessarily a waitlist:

eve2490 wrote:From the Admissions Office (e-mail):

Decision pending is the same as "no decision reached'. Some applicants were confused by the status "decision pending", and we decided to change the wording slightly. Decisions are being made between now and the end of April, and candidates will hear anytime between now and April. So far, a final decision has not yet been reached on your file. It is a comparative, ongoing review process, so many files are held for additional review as others are completed, which is very normal in our process.


Also, there are many people with numbers above their medians in the same boat. I wouldn't worry.


yup. OOS auto-admit with this. I don't think it means we are WL'd



Ya, I was a 1st round last year with the same #s (minus grad school transcripts) but this year I'm in the same boat with you all on the "no decision reached" status. So they've clearly seen an increase in their medians and are comparing apps that would normally be auto admits to this year's batch. I find their admissions team & process infuriating in general.

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

Postby rbarcelo9 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:24 pm

Sandro777 wrote:does anyone know if UF's admissions offices are open this week? Its been 2+ weeks and no status check even after I got the supplemental email :oops:


I'm in the same boat. FL resident above both 75% and still haven't even got a status checker! Maybe the holidays are slowing them down. If I dont get anything early next week I'm just going to call the admissions office and make sure they have everything they need.

Scratch that just went to the status check and was able to log on. Not sure how I don't remember getting the email or setting up my new password but either way I am "initial review by committee"

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

Postby jr1886 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:13 am

The adcomm should be in a great mood today since Gators won. I am expecting good things for us this week although non-gator fans should expect to hear from UF no earlier than April :P

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

Postby rbarcelo9 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:55 pm

Status checker changed to: Letter issued (5-10 days for receipt)! I seriously doubt it should take 5 days for a letter to get from Gainesville to Tallahassee (2 hour drive for those out-of-state).

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

Postby pinkcamellia » Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:51 pm

I saw a few posts about this awhile back, but I have a question about the academic statement - does anyone want to send me theirs so I can see how I should be writing? I have a lot of literary journal internship experience at my university, as well as small publications here and there - would that be something they would like to hear about?

Also, for the diversity statement, I'm a white female but I had a traumatic experience my sophomore year that led to my desire to be a lawyer. I wrote about this in my personal statement for other schools, so would this be the right place for it, or should I refrain from submitting a diversity statement?

Thanks for all the help and sorry for all the questions!!

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

Postby plug1 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:36 pm

Can anybody speak to the mobility of a degree from UF? I would really like to work in Atlanta, but tuition at UF may be too low to turn down. Anybody know how easy or difficult it will be to find legal employment in Atlanta with a UF degree?

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

Postby Mr. T » Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:41 pm

<-----I've applied to Florida. I did not make full use of the 4 pages (roughly 3 1/4). My personal statement was not about diversity. Anything else you want to discuss?

FWIW, I lived in Gainesville for 5 years and have good info on where to live, eat, drink, purchase crack (just kidding)...so feel free to ask!

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

Postby Mr. T » Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:44 pm

I have heard it places well here in the deep south..and I would not think it travels much further north than that (or west than Louisiana)....but I have no statistical data (that someone else here might be able to provide you) supporting or refuting those claims.

UF does have the largest and richest alllumni base in the country which may open a door or two for you elsewhere in the country.

"The alumni can be found in every state and in more than 100 foreign countries. The Alumni Association is responsible for a network of nearly 100 Gator Clubs in Florida, across the U.S. and internationally. These clubs are composed of alumni and friends who represent UF in their communities. They hold a wide variety of programs and events in support of the university. The Alumni Association is also actively involved with the recruitment of superior students to attend the University and with financial assistance programs in the form of scholarships sponsored by the Gator Clubs. In addition, this organization hosts outreach programs that bring faculty and administrators on the road to carry the University's message to alumni and friends.[1] Overall this is one of the largest Alumni Associations within the United States." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University ... ssociation

Not a great source (coming from a history major) but you will get a feel from this article.




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