Pittsburgh 2011

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BarbellDreams
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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby BarbellDreams » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:33 pm

VTOrange19 wrote:No, I think you guys misunderstood me. My status checker says "application received" and the date, nothing about complete even. So I have called and emailed, and I got an email about "your file is under review, the process takes a while so be patient. I will add this interest email to your file." All my email to them said "hey, what's the word, I have other options with deposits coming up, but Pitt is still my numero uno, can I get a response?" The response seemed canned and really fake/general.

Should I even consider Pitt anymore at this point? Got my app in in early-February, but Jesus. Maybe this is a sign to take my money to Ga State now. The admissions department should have an article on ATL, not the CSO.


You applied in late Feb and are complaining? Not sure why its Pitt versus Ga State for you either. Complete different regional markets with virtually no chance of one school placing you to work in the other's market.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby VTOrange19 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:59 pm

BarbellDreams wrote:
VTOrange19 wrote:No, I think you guys misunderstood me. My status checker says "application received" and the date, nothing about complete even. So I have called and emailed, and I got an email about "your file is under review, the process takes a while so be patient. I will add this interest email to your file." All my email to them said "hey, what's the word, I have other options with deposits coming up, but Pitt is still my numero uno, can I get a response?" The response seemed canned and really fake/general.

Should I even consider Pitt anymore at this point? Got my app in in early-February, but Jesus. Maybe this is a sign to take my money to Ga State now. The admissions department should have an article on ATL, not the CSO.


You applied in late Feb and are complaining? Not sure why its Pitt versus Ga State for you either. Complete different regional markets with virtually no chance of one school placing you to work in the other's market.



No no no, not complaining. I was just wondering if the fact that it hasn't changed to "complete" or "under review" on the status checker meant anything. I wasn't looking for an instant reply from the school on whether or not I got in, I was just fretting it being bad that my status checker wasn't updated, that's all. Pitt is #1. GSU is #2. I like both for different reasons, but that's not the point. I was just curious as to if I should believe the lady simply telling me my file is being review if the status checker doesn't say so. I wasn't complaining, and yes, I know I was late in the game, thanks for the 1L wisdom pointing that out.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby gin » Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:51 pm

So they gave out decisions at the begining of the week and now nothing again? I have to send a check to another school in 15 days but I rather go to pitt

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby gokickrocks » Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:56 pm

I have one more ASD to go to, but I'm 95% sure that I'll be seeing some of you guys this Fall.

Who's looking for a roommate? haha

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby bport hopeful » Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:57 pm

No response today = angry email to pitt admissions office.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby HOPEFORCHANGE » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:14 pm

I know someone who did that with another school (angry e-mail) and got a decision the next day in the mail - a rejection.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby HOPEFORCHANGE » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:17 pm

And VTOrange - I applied on January 19th or so and I was about to call and ask if they had everything and then it changed to UR on February 17th. I would say after a month if it doesn't change to UR or a decision, then call again or e-mail and just say you're concerned that it hasn't changed.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby dreakol » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:36 pm

just a heads up for people who tried negotiating their scholarship

I was told decisions would be made between April 5th and april 15th with them extending their first deposit deadline to the 15th if you request it.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby northwood » Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:00 pm

dreakol wrote:just a heads up for people who tried negotiating their scholarship

I was told decisions would be made between April 5th and april 15th with them extending their first deposit deadline to the 15th if you request it.


the deposit deadline is allready the 15th.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby bport hopeful » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:21 pm

How about a stern email. A "pitt is my number one choice, but I have scholly deadlines to accept and I cant wait for you any more" email.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby HOPEFORCHANGE » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:48 pm

The second part ("I can't wait for you anymore") would probably be much more effective if replaced with "I would love to attend your fine institution, but Emory has offered me a substantial scholarship and I am required to decide by April XX. Although I plan on attending Pitt if accepted, I do not want to lose my Emory scholarship in the case I am not admitted to Pitt. I understand that your office is in the middle of its peak season, but I would be very grateful if a decision could be rendered on my file before Emory's April XX deadline. Best Regards, Bport."

Well, hope you can paraphrase it in your own way and it helps.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby bport hopeful » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:25 pm

haha yeah I was gunna dress it up a bit

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby jarv1506 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:07 pm

Withdrew my app today. Hope someone gets my spot and my scholarship money! Good Luck everyone!

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby dreakol » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:06 pm

northwood wrote:
dreakol wrote:just a heads up for people who tried negotiating their scholarship

I was told decisions would be made between April 5th and april 15th with them extending their first deposit deadline to the 15th if you request it.


the deposit deadline is allready the 15th.



Postmarked by April 5th though. They will extend that date.

Should have clarified that.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby northwood » Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:04 am

dear pittsburgh:
You are my number one choice. I really want to go there. SHow me some financial aid loving and i willl personlly deliver my seat deposit in full asap!

thanks!
northwood

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby BarbellDreams » Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:17 pm

After who knows how long Pitt's student lounge finally opened a couple of days ago. For anyone who is still planning on visiting you should definitely check it out, its easily the nicest place in the school right now.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby gokickrocks » Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:54 pm

Does anyone know when we're supposed to get financial aid information? I've already received it for other schools.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby northwood » Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:58 pm

i think we should hear by this week. I would like to know the final numbers!

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby bport hopeful » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:41 pm

This may be a dumb questions, but can I go to ASD prior to receiving a decision?

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby kk19131 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:42 pm

bport hopeful wrote:This may be a dumb questions, but can I go to ASD prior to receiving a decision?



I think it would be wise to be an admitted student before you show up at an admitted students' day.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby bport hopeful » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:03 pm

I mean I wasnt going to just show up. I was planning on writing them an email asking if it would be ok. I guess my real question is would that email come across as a bad thing?

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby HOPEFORCHANGE » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:08 pm

I don't know if it would come across as bad, but I would ask for a campus visit/tour instead.

Does Pitt only have one Admitted Students Day or is there one over the summer too?

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby bport hopeful » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:49 pm

I just saw one, but im not for sure on that. Well I emailed them and asked if it would be inn inappropriate to come that day because it was really the only day that i could make the drive. Im showing up regardless, I know how to walk. Ill get around just fine.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby kk19131 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:51 pm

Did they really just email me a court case and tell me to read it by ASD on Friday? :lol:

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby bport hopeful » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:52 pm

kk19131 wrote:Did they really just email me a court case and tell me to read it by ASD on Friday? :lol:

Now I dont even care if they let me come or not.




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