Pittsburgh 2011

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby gin » Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:52 pm

kartal wrote:
BarbellDreams wrote:You have your sections for the entire year, and your writing class will stay the same. Obviously other 4 classes are new for everyone in yor section next semester, but you're all going to be in the same classes all year.


There is also a makeup session in the schedule? What does that mean?

If a prof cancels a class for some reason, that's when we would have the make up class. I hope that means we get to see our profs battle it out if we have a very snowy winter

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby HOPEFORCHANGE » Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:15 pm

Speaking of the GradPlus Loan, when are they releasing the new tuition rates? They said in their e-mail that they won't process GradPlus until 7-10 days after they release the new tuition rates. I thought they said it was at the end of July when they were releasing the new tuition rates, so what does that mean? We have to wait 2 to 3 weeks before class starts to know if we can attend and stress and waste the whole entire summer worrying?

Sorry, but I mean, could they possibly stretch out the wait any longer?

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby northwood » Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:00 pm

balzern wrote:Anyone thinking about doing the Mellon Program? Has anyone done this program already and can talk about the experience?


i got the email as well. is it worth the time??

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby mhd08 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:42 pm

northwood wrote:
balzern wrote:Anyone thinking about doing the Mellon Program? Has anyone done this program already and can talk about the experience?


i got the email as well. is it worth the time??


I didn't go last year but I heard it was a waste of time.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby HOPEFORCHANGE » Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:13 pm

I also got the e-mail and i may go just to meet people or see if I can learn just one thing from it

So, anyway, as a follow-up to my earlier rant, Pitt said they will probably get the new tuition rates on July 20th. So that's not too horrible. The earlier I know my GradPlus fate, the better though

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby bport hopeful » Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:14 pm

HOPEFORCHANGE wrote:I also got the e-mail and i may go just to meet people or see if I can learn just one thing from it

So, anyway, as a follow-up to my earlier rant, Pitt said they will probably get the new tuition rates on July 20th. So that's not too horrible. The earlier I know my GradPlus fate, the better though

Yeah, it makes looking for a place to live kind of scary since you dont know exactly whats in your price range.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby gin » Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:19 pm

bport hopeful wrote:
HOPEFORCHANGE wrote:I also got the e-mail and i may go just to meet people or see if I can learn just one thing from it

So, anyway, as a follow-up to my earlier rant, Pitt said they will probably get the new tuition rates on July 20th. So that's not too horrible. The earlier I know my GradPlus fate, the better though

Yeah, it makes looking for a place to live kind of scary since you dont know exactly whats in your price range.

I thought that we were getting exactly what teh estimated COA is so regardless of what tuition is, scholly/loans should cover everything. So after tuition is factored out we should end up with the same amount regardless (I think it's around $17k). I might be completely wrong though

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby bport hopeful » Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:22 pm

gin wrote:
bport hopeful wrote:
HOPEFORCHANGE wrote:I also got the e-mail and i may go just to meet people or see if I can learn just one thing from it

So, anyway, as a follow-up to my earlier rant, Pitt said they will probably get the new tuition rates on July 20th. So that's not too horrible. The earlier I know my GradPlus fate, the better though

Yeah, it makes looking for a place to live kind of scary since you dont know exactly whats in your price range.

I thought that we were getting exactly what teh estimated COA is so regardless of what tuition is, scholly/loans should cover everything. So after tuition is factored out we should end up with the same amount regardless (I think it's around $17k). I might be completely wrong though

This might be true, but I believe the stafford amounts are set, so the tuition rates effect what you could be left with.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby BarbellDreams » Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:14 pm

kartal wrote:
BarbellDreams wrote:You have your sections for the entire year, and your writing class will stay the same. Obviously other 4 classes are new for everyone in yor section next semester, but you're all going to be in the same classes all year.


There is also a makeup session in the schedule? What does that mean?


It means that if a prof cancels class and wants to have a makeup (they dont have to), it is predetermined that the makeup class slot for that class is during that time.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby balzern » Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:01 pm

8.5% increase hmmm cool.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby HOPEFORCHANGE » Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:05 pm

So I did all of my financial aid paperwork months ago, including MPNs and entrance counseling. On my PeopleSoft it says under the financial aid awards portion of the site that I have Stafford and GradPlus with x amount of dollars and they were both offered and accepted. Does this mean that I was approved for GradPlus? Or is this some sort of preliminary pending status? I'd call the Fin Aid office and ask them, but I am pretty sure they won't answer because everyone is calling them.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby mhd08 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:50 am

I just received an e-mail about my GradPlus loan, and I already received mail about my Stafford loans. If you don't get an e-mail in the next day or two I would call.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby bport hopeful » Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:28 pm

Anyone plan on going to the uncorked reception?

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby James Bond » Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:41 pm

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=160391&p=4598354#p4598354

just in case you guys are going to be around

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby gin » Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:00 pm

I know this was asked already but I'm not sure if it was answered. Where can I find my peoplesoft ID?

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby swan87 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:26 am

gin wrote:I know this was asked already but I'm not sure if it was answered. Where can I find my peoplesoft ID?


Go to my.pitt.edu -> Peoplesoft Login -> Self Service -> Campus Personal Information -> Demographic Information and your peoplesoft ID should be right at the top.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby gin » Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:20 pm

cool thanks

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby Nanosoft » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:51 pm

Anyone else going to need a mad rush on August 19th?

Wish they could have given out the financial aid earlier...just another week would have been fine.

I'm going to need a new computer, books, and other misc things, and I'm going to have 10 days to get them... :(

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby bport hopeful » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:38 am

Nanosoft wrote:Anyone else going to need a mad rush on August 19th?

Wish they could have given out the financial aid earlier...just another week would have been fine.

I'm going to need a new computer, books, and other misc things, and I'm going to have 10 days to get them... :(

Yeah, I am in this boat.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby bport hopeful » Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:09 pm

Just deleted my old facebook and made a more proffesional one and joined the FB page, though I havent been accepted into it yet.

Gin, I tried to look you up, but couldnt find you.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby gin » Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:33 am

PM'ed you bport. If they adcoms haven't added you by then I'm sure I can

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby bport hopeful » Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:51 pm

did you guys buy books already?

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby gin » Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:22 pm

Nah. I'm waiting until I actually move there so I won't have to carry any more stuff. I'll probably buy them 1 week or 2 before classes start

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby northwood » Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:28 pm

dont see the point of packing and unpacking books. I checked them out and compared the prices on amazon- and the estimated retail price ( on the textbook summary) for the books ( assuming they are on sale in the bookstore) is negiglible with amazon.


Ill keep checking though

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby bport hopeful » Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:50 pm

northwood wrote:dont see the point of packing and unpacking books. I checked them out and compared the prices on amazon- and the estimated retail price ( on the textbook summary) for the books ( assuming they are on sale in the bookstore) is negiglible with amazon.


Ill keep checking though

I was going to do this tonight. Thanks for saving me the leg work. Id rather buy them from the bookstore so I dont have to wait for them. But if I could save any real money, id have a hard time not buying them online.




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