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kk19131
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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby kk19131 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:46 pm

I'm sure it's ok to apply later, but it is most certainly better to apply earlier.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby kk19131 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:43 pm

While I'm sure they could have done something else with the $.44, the holiday card was a nice surprise.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby Spinozist21 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:14 am

Xmas card was nice...prefer scholarship.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby ach24 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:35 am

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kk19131
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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby kk19131 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:42 am

Did anybody else get an email about the public interest scholarship?

I was going to apply, but there's a ton of crazy requirements and stipulations with it... :?

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby swan87 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:47 pm

Bedsole wrote:
OGR3 wrote:
AKenter wrote:I just sent out my application tonight. I can tell that I am pretty late in sending it compared to most of you who have expressed interest. Anyway, I really like the looks of Pitt and think that it might be the one for me. I am a little nervous about being late though...


You're most definitely not late.

I have friends who applied in January/February and got in with $.


I heard my name? I applied in early February, was accepted early/mid April, and I got $8k/yr with numbers that were SPOT on median for both. In other words, those of you who are worrying yourselves to death, STOP IT. There will be plenty of time to freak out around Thanksgiving next year for all of you.


Are you a URM?

My LSAT score is exactly at their median (159) but my GPA is well above Pitt's 75%. I've been under review since 12/8 which I realize means that I shouldn't get a decision until January but I am still worried!

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby BarbellDreams » Fri Dec 24, 2010 2:13 am

Haha, Bedsole is about as far from a URM as one can get :).

You guys are fine, but time is definitely starting to tick. Obviously the better your numbers are the less concerned you need to be (Had a friend who applied mid March and got in within 2 weeks, both LSAT and GPA above median though). No need to panic, just focus and get everything done, Pitt took plenty of people with median numbers who applied in February last year.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby pjo » Sat Dec 25, 2010 10:28 am

Barbie wrote:
kk19131 wrote:
Barbie wrote:
kk19131 wrote:I didn't pull the numbers out of thin air. :?


Don't get an attititude with me because you didnt answer the question :? . There are tons of ways you could have found out. Emails and phone calls are VERY popular. hth <3



I'm sorry. The $12000 "tuition scholarship" is in the letter. I found out about the full scholarship from a dean at my school. :oops:


I'm confused by this. Your letter said youre getting 12k per year but your UG school said you were getting more? Can you elaborate?


Oh, and 14k/year "dean's scholarship" in my letter. Just opened it.


+1. Have you actually been awarded this or are you just assuming that you will be awarded this? From your posts it just sounds like you're assuming you will get this because others have gotten it in the past and someone from your school said you should probably get it.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby kk19131 » Sat Dec 25, 2010 12:26 pm

pjo wrote:
+1. Have you actually been awarded this or are you just assuming that you will be awarded this? From your posts it just sounds like you're assuming you will get this because others have gotten it in the past and someone from your school said you should probably get it.



If I go to Pitt, I will get this. I don't know why it's so difficult for people to believe/understand. :?

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby dreakol » Sat Dec 25, 2010 12:47 pm

I think people are having a hard time understanding that you, like most, only received a 12-14,000 dollar scholarship from the university but have been awarded another scholarship from an outside party.


I could be wrong though as well.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby bport hopeful » Sat Dec 25, 2010 1:04 pm

Pitt guarantees a deans scholarship to people with a 3.4 and a 163. So if he has those numbers, its fair for him to say that he will get a scholarship.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby BarbellDreams » Sat Dec 25, 2010 2:34 pm

bport hopeful wrote:Pitt guarantees a deans scholarship to people with a 3.4 and a 163. So if he has those numbers, its fair for him to say that he will get a scholarship.


Its a 3.4 and a 161, not 163.

http://www.law.pitt.edu/financialaid/scholarships

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby Barbie » Sat Dec 25, 2010 2:36 pm

I understand he got the 12-14k dean's scholarship. I got this as well. He said hes going to have full tuition & expenses & etc paid for. The 12-14k a year will NOT be that. I'm wondering what scholarship he was told he will get? It must be by some third party, but he didn't really say that. It sounds strange to me which is why I asked him to elaborate.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby kk19131 » Sat Dec 25, 2010 3:35 pm

The scholarship is from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

It provides full tuition, fees, and books. It is only for certain graduates of certain schools in PA.

If you want to call it a "third-party" scholarship, be my guest.

All I know is if I go to Pitt, I'll have very, very little debt.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby brochocinco » Sat Dec 25, 2010 9:40 pm

kk19131 wrote:Did anybody else get an email about the public interest scholarship?

I was going to apply, but there's a ton of crazy requirements and stipulations with it... :?


I got that as well. I read through it and decided it is not for me, especially this early.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby AVBucks4239 » Sun Dec 26, 2010 3:50 pm

Has anybody had any luck negotiating scholarship money from Pitt? I'm an Ohio resident, pushing the tuition to around 34k per year and would really like getting that 12k/year scholarship to make it a more financially viable option.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby SrLaw » Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:29 pm

This is a top school on my list. I applied in October with a 3.4/160 but had the admissions office hold my app until my new December score is released.

Does anyone know if Pitt offers in-state tuition to out of staters and what they are like in terms of meeting scholarships from other schools? It seems like they only give out 12/14K p/y.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby OGR3 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:31 pm

SrLaw wrote:This is a top school on my list. I applied in October with a 3.4/160 but had the admissions office hold my app until my new December score is released.

Does anyone know if Pitt offers in-state tuition to out of staters and what they are like in terms of meeting scholarships from other schools? It seems like they only give out 12/14K p/y.


Many out of state students are able to receive in-state tuition after their first year, in extraordinary cases you can receive it during your first year. You just have to show a commitment to staying in the state after graduation, the things examined by the appeals office include, but are not limited to:

(A) Lease or purchase of a permanent, independent residence within this Commonwealth by the student.
(B) Payment of appropriate State and local taxes. Special attention should be given to payment of Pennsylvania taxes on income earned during periods of temporary absence from this Commonwealth.
(C) Transfer of bank accounts, stocks, automobiles and other registered property to Pennsylvania from another state.
(D) Procurement of a Pennsylvania driver’s license.
(E) Procurement of a Pennsylvania motor vehicle registration.
(F) Agreement for permanent, full-time employment in this Commonwealth.
(G) Membership in social, civic, political, athletic and religious organizations located in this Commonwealth.
(H) Registration to vote in this Commonwealth.
(I) A sworn statement by the student or his parents or guardian in the case of a minor declaring his intention to make this Commonwealth his residence either permanently or for an indefinite period of time.
(J) A sworn statement from the parents or guardian of a minor setting forth facts to establish the minor’s financial independence and separate residence.

They always deny on the first attempt, but you're able to appeal and discuss your request with the appeals committee, which is a bunch of super nice administrators from all over the university.

If you have more questions, feel free to PM me.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby balzern » Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:55 pm

In other news, Pitt beat #4 Uconn which is always nice... :P

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby SixStrings11 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:36 pm

I just emailed them declining my acceptance. Good luck to everyone attending, or still waiting. :)

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby Spinozist21 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:17 am

SixStrings11 wrote:I just emailed them declining my acceptance. Good luck to everyone attending, or still waiting. :)


What were your numbers/where else did you get in?

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby SixStrings11 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:14 pm

Spinozist21 wrote:
SixStrings11 wrote:I just emailed them declining my acceptance. Good luck to everyone attending, or still waiting. :)


What were your numbers/where else did you get in?


158/3.61

So far I'm also in at Miami and Hofstra (withdrawing from Hofstra). I'm trying to stay in the state of Florida.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby JDHopeful » Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:17 pm

SixStrings11 wrote:
Spinozist21 wrote:
SixStrings11 wrote:I just emailed them declining my acceptance. Good luck to everyone attending, or still waiting. :)


What were your numbers/where else did you get in?


158/3.61

So far I'm also in at Miami and Hofstra (withdrawing from Hofstra). I'm trying to stay in the state of Florida.


When did you receive your acceptance?

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby SixStrings11 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:33 pm

JDHopeful wrote:
SixStrings11 wrote:
Spinozist21 wrote:
SixStrings11 wrote:I just emailed them declining my acceptance. Good luck to everyone attending, or still waiting. :)


What were your numbers/where else did you get in?


158/3.61

So far I'm also in at Miami and Hofstra (withdrawing from Hofstra). I'm trying to stay in the state of Florida.


When did you receive your acceptance?


Accepted 12/13. My application was received 9/17.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby Spinozist21 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:13 pm

SixStrings11 wrote:
JDHopeful wrote:
SixStrings11 wrote:
Spinozist21 wrote:
What were your numbers/where else did you get in?


158/3.61

So far I'm also in at Miami and Hofstra (withdrawing from Hofstra). I'm trying to stay in the state of Florida.


When did you receive your acceptance?


Accepted 12/13. My application was received 9/17.


Did you get scholarship?




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