Ohio State 2011 Applicants

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby Notor » Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:42 pm

JPR0488 wrote:I know that OSU hasn't been too receptive to people attempting to negotiate for more scholarship money but I figure it can't hurt to try anyway...for those of you who tried, did you just send an e-mail with your other offers? Or is it better to snail mail/fax?

They will ignore you, so send an email, you won't waste a stamp that way.

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby Notor » Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:45 pm

charlesxavier wrote:I have a couple of questions. Is ASW worth attending? I have already visited and had a tour of the law school, so are there any other significant benefits? Also, I see that accommodations are available only for Friday and/or Saturday and are for an admitted student and 1 guest. Did anyone bring a guest? If so, did they attend the event?

I thought ASW was enjoyable, but I was an OSU undergrad so it just gave me stuff to do before I went out for the night. If I actually had to travel and stay in a hotel and whatnot, it wouldn't have been worth it. You are just going to schmooze with faculty and admitted students, and the social events are really skewed to the 20-ish "right out of college" types (i.e. go to campus bar and drink).

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby Lwoods » Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:19 pm

Notor wrote:
JPR0488 wrote:I know that OSU hasn't been too receptive to people attempting to negotiate for more scholarship money but I figure it can't hurt to try anyway...for those of you who tried, did you just send an e-mail with your other offers? Or is it better to snail mail/fax?

They will ignore you, so send an email, you won't waste a stamp that way.


I got a response... 4 weeks after my initial email. :) It was still a no/not right now, but they won't necessarily ignore.

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby lawyeriA » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:49 pm

Does anyone know the details of reclassifying yourself as an Ohio resident for tuition purposes. I hear nearly every 2L and 3L does it. Is it really practically guaranteed?

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby Notor » Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:29 am

Lwoods wrote:
Notor wrote:
JPR0488 wrote:I know that OSU hasn't been too receptive to people attempting to negotiate for more scholarship money but I figure it can't hurt to try anyway...for those of you who tried, did you just send an e-mail with your other offers? Or is it better to snail mail/fax?

They will ignore you, so send an email, you won't waste a stamp that way.


I got a response... 4 weeks after my initial email. :) It was still a no/not right now, but they won't necessarily ignore.

They don't give more money

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby lifestooquick » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:07 am

Looks like they finally got our admitted students website functioning!

Has anyone gotten their financial aid info yet (not scholly, but the letter for loans, etc)??

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby Lwoods » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:12 am

lifestooquick wrote:Looks like they finally got our admitted students website functioning!

Has anyone gotten their financial aid info yet (not scholly, but the letter for loans, etc)??


No, I was planning on emailing today. No time like the present! :D

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby Lwoods » Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:49 pm

To follow-up... I e-mailed asking when we should expect financial aid packages and was told they have to work with the university on that. He hopes/expects to hear from them by next week. Soo... yeah. Boo. Stupid gigantic school.

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby JPR0488 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:51 pm

Lwoods wrote:
Notor wrote:
JPR0488 wrote:I know that OSU hasn't been too receptive to people attempting to negotiate for more scholarship money but I figure it can't hurt to try anyway...for those of you who tried, did you just send an e-mail with your other offers? Or is it better to snail mail/fax?

They will ignore you, so send an email, you won't waste a stamp that way.


I got a response... 4 weeks after my initial email. :) It was still a no/not right now, but they won't necessarily ignore.


Did you include your actual letters from other schools in your e-mail or did you just tell them what your other offers were? Debating whether I should scan my other scholarship letters & e-mail them too or if that's overkill.

I know it probably won't work...but you never know til you try right? :)

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby mcubberly » Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:53 pm

JPR0488 wrote:
Lwoods wrote:
Notor wrote:
JPR0488 wrote:I know that OSU hasn't been too receptive to people attempting to negotiate for more scholarship money but I figure it can't hurt to try anyway...for those of you who tried, did you just send an e-mail with your other offers? Or is it better to snail mail/fax?

They will ignore you, so send an email, you won't waste a stamp that way.


I got a response... 4 weeks after my initial email. :) It was still a no/not right now, but they won't necessarily ignore.


Did you include your actual letters from other schools in your e-mail or did you just tell them what your other offers were? Debating whether I should scan my other scholarship letters & e-mail them too or if that's overkill.

I know it probably won't work...but you never know til you try right? :)


I just told them what my offers were (significantly better scholarships from schools 10+ higher ranked), and said I could provide letters on demand. They said no anyways, and didn't ask to see anything.

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby Lwoods » Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:53 pm

JPR0488 wrote:
Lwoods wrote:
I got a response... 4 weeks after my initial email. :) It was still a no/not right now, but they won't necessarily ignore.


Did you include your actual letters from other schools in your e-mail or did you just tell them what your other offers were? Debating whether I should scan my other scholarship letters & e-mail them too or if that's overkill.

I know it probably won't work...but you never know til you try right? :)


I didn't; I just told them what the other offers were. In retrospect, I wish I would have focused more on what I would contribute to the school and just mention that I have other offers as almost an afterthought.

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby mcubberly » Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:56 pm

Lwoods wrote:
JPR0488 wrote:
Lwoods wrote:
I got a response... 4 weeks after my initial email. :) It was still a no/not right now, but they won't necessarily ignore.


Did you include your actual letters from other schools in your e-mail or did you just tell them what your other offers were? Debating whether I should scan my other scholarship letters & e-mail them too or if that's overkill.

I know it probably won't work...but you never know til you try right? :)


I didn't; I just told them what the other offers were. In retrospect, I wish I would have focused more on what I would contribute to the school and just mention that I have other offers as almost an afterthought.


Yeah, I think that's what I'm going to focus on more in my followup. I sent leadership and diversity statements to the school focusing on that, so I may attach those and paraphrase them as well.

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby JPR0488 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:03 pm

Lwoods wrote:
JPR0488 wrote:
Lwoods wrote:
I got a response... 4 weeks after my initial email. :) It was still a no/not right now, but they won't necessarily ignore.


Did you include your actual letters from other schools in your e-mail or did you just tell them what your other offers were? Debating whether I should scan my other scholarship letters & e-mail them too or if that's overkill.

I know it probably won't work...but you never know til you try right? :)


I didn't; I just told them what the other offers were. In retrospect, I wish I would have focused more on what I would contribute to the school and just mention that I have other offers as almost an afterthought.


That's a good idea. Thanks!

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby lawyeriA » Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:56 pm

anyone know how i might be able to get into contact with an alum currently working in the chicago market. will the admissions office help me with that?

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby gens1tb » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:26 pm

How far in advance do you need to get living arrangements in Columbus, if you want to be relatively close to the campus

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby dans1006 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:24 am

So today is 11 weeks under review and 2 weeks until I need to throw a seat deposit down somewhere. OSU is yet to acknowledge I exist. Should I take this as a tacit rejection?

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby Lwoods » Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:14 am

gens1tb wrote:How far in advance do you need to get living arrangements in Columbus, if you want to be relatively close to the campus


For Columbus in general, I've been told people tend to come looking for places 2 months in advance or immediately. I'm not sure if it's different closer to campus. You might look into a few places you like and see if they know anything about August yet.

dans1006 wrote:So today is 11 weeks under review and 2 weeks until I need to throw a seat deposit down somewhere. OSU is yet to acknowledge I exist. Should I take this as a tacit rejection?


Bastards. Call?


In other news, I'm sending my deposit in today. It's bittersweet. I'm excited to have some certainty, but I'm annoyed because I didn't really end up having a choice. And I really feel like OSU didn't try to court me at all while the other schools I got into did (personalized notes, scholarship offers beyond my numbers, etc). Makes me feel a little cheap. :oops:
BUT! I'm wearing scarlet & grey today in celebration of my decision. I do really like this city and the friends I've made here, so hopefully it'll turn out well. Plus the OSU TLSers are the best. ;)

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby 2014jd » Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:55 am

gens1tb wrote:How far in advance do you need to get living arrangements in Columbus, if you want to be relatively close to the campus


When I was an undergrad we signed our lease in February. A lot of the places close to campus fill up fast and some don't. I would definitely start looking as soon as you're committed to OSU, but I don't think you need to rush that commitment because there will be some solid places still available.

dans1006 wrote:So today is 11 weeks under review and 2 weeks until I need to throw a seat deposit down somewhere. OSU is yet to acknowledge I exist. Should I take this as a tacit rejection?


Man I think you have to call either today or on Monday.

Lwoods wrote:
In other news, I'm sending my deposit in today.


Congrats and welcome!

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby 2014jd » Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:51 am

Just sent in my seat deposit, and withdrew from other schools.

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby gens1tb » Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:48 am

2014jd wrote:
gens1tb wrote:How far in advance do you need to get living arrangements in Columbus, if you want to be relatively close to the campus


When I was an undergrad we signed our lease in February. A lot of the places close to campus fill up fast and some don't. I would definitely start looking as soon as you're committed to OSU, but I don't think you need to rush that commitment because there will be some solid places still available.


I'm pretty much committed to OSU, but I won't be able to comfortably get to Columbus and actually look at places until the very end of April; but, if it was important to go earlier I'd try and get it done.

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby dans1006 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:59 am

Roger that. Calling....

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby charlesxavier » Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:03 pm

Well, I'm in the uncomfortable "twilight zone". OSU told me that they mailed my seat deposit information earlier this week, but it didn't arrive today. Today was the deadline to accept an offer from my only other top choice (Wake). I am set on OSU, but it is still uncomfortable being withdrawn from every other school and not having my seat deposit sent in.

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby dans1006 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:27 pm

dans1006 wrote:Roger that. Calling....


Called and found out that they are just now assigning my application for review today. ... and ... withdraw.

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby Lwoods » Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:32 pm

dans1006 wrote:
dans1006 wrote:Roger that. Calling....


Called and found out that they are just now assigning my application for review today. ... and ... withdraw.


bummer. :( Heading to Cinci?

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby charcop » Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:27 pm

dans1006 wrote:
dans1006 wrote:Roger that. Calling....


Called and found out that they are just now assigning my application for review today. ... and ... withdraw.


Ugh I would be so pissed. Sorry dans! :|




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