Pittsburgh 2011

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rs2004
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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby rs2004 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:55 pm

got my letter today too!
14,000 renewable dean's scholarship (my gpa is lower than their minimum requirement, lsat is higher), was accepted via status checker 2/3.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby fatduck » Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:59 pm

just got my admissions letter in the mail, says i'm on the "scholarship waitlist"

i have $75k from wustl...i would consider pitt but it would take a full ride (i'm in-state) i think, but that may be a tough negotiation from $0 :P

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby OGR3 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:18 pm

fatduck wrote:just got my admissions letter in the mail, says i'm on the "scholarship waitlist"

i have $75k from wustl...i would consider pitt but it would take a full ride (i'm in-state) i think, but that may be a tough negotiation from $0 :P


Especially since their max is $14,000 per year except in extreme cases. Regardless, you're probably not going to get them to match $75,000 from WUSTL.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby kkklick » Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:19 pm

fatduck wrote:just got my admissions letter in the mail, says i'm on the "scholarship waitlist"

i have $75k from wustl...i would consider pitt but it would take a full ride (i'm in-state) i think, but that may be a tough negotiation from $0 :P

...Go to WUSTL

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby klmnumbers » Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:11 am

northwood wrote:does anyone know how willing pitt is to negotiate? I am out of state, and would go there in a second if i could get in state money- but im trying to figure out how i should go about doing this?


Most people I know who asked for money got it. I wasn't offered any money but levied my scholarship from Case Western to get 10k. Just express a serious intent to attend the university (maybe a LOCI but might not even be necessary).

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby bport hopeful » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:52 pm

Another round of decisions today?

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby HOPEFORCHANGE » Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:34 pm

That's what I'm wondering..still just in app received....sigh

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby BeerMe828 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:21 pm

bport hopeful wrote:Another round of decisions today?


Thats what I was hoping for... but they usually seem to start updating the statuses at 10:30 AM and continue all day... and seeing as nobody has posted anything, it's not looking promising. It'll be the first time in a few weeks that they haven't put out another round... not cool!

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby SherlockHolmes » Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:07 am

Just got my acceptance letter. $14K contingent on maintaing a 3.0

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby yabuddy » Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:00 pm

I got a 12k scholarship to go to Pitt and it is likely that I will attend next year. Do you think its worth it, or even possible, to try and negotiate it up to 14k? i know 14 is pretty much the ceiling on their schollys. Just wondering if you guys think they will give me a little more $ if i express more interest in the school.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby rs2004 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:47 pm

yabuddy wrote:I got a 12k scholarship to go to Pitt and it is likely that I will attend next year. Do you think its worth it, or even possible, to try and negotiate it up to 14k? i know 14 is pretty much the ceiling on their schollys. Just wondering if you guys think they will give me a little more $ if i express more interest in the school.


you can try but you won't hear about more money til after first deposits are due. i had submitted the optional questionnaire to try to get some diversity scholarship money before i got my letter saying that i got 14K. i talked to pitt's financial aid office yesterday and was told that they have no more funding so won't be able to tell me anything about money until after first deposits are submitted (i'm guessing this is bc then they can see if those who got money are going to go or not).

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby hurricane10 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:12 pm

my pitt scholarship wasn't enough to make me want to go back to PA so I withdrew.. good luck everyone

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby ach24 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:42 pm

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby Barbie » Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:37 pm

Pittsburgh is really impressive! They just sent out a letter saying they will cover the cost of the hotel room the night before ASD. Wish I could go!

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby rs2004 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:40 pm

Barbie wrote:Pittsburgh is really impressive! They just sent out a letter saying they will cover the cost of the hotel room the night before ASD. Wish I could go!


is that the open house invitation that was mailed out? or an email?

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby Barbie » Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:42 pm

rs2004 wrote:
Barbie wrote:Pittsburgh is really impressive! They just sent out a letter saying they will cover the cost of the hotel room the night before ASD. Wish I could go!


is that the open house invitation that was mailed out? or an email?


Its a mailing seperate from the open house invitation, I believe....

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby hurricane10 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:45 pm

I got it too.. it was nice. I withdrew this past weekend though so I'm sure they mailed it prior.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby LeDique » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:50 pm

I got it too, checked if the Penguins were home that day, saw they weren't, and was a little bit sad.

Mine came on a little card in a smaller than normal envelope. I didn't really look at it too long to be honest.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby HOPEFORCHANGE » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:55 pm

I know I applied late in the game and that's kind of exactly what's worrying me. I applied to Pitt on 1/20 and received the status checker e-mail on 1/21. I am not in review yet or even complete according to the status checker. When should I really try to contact them to make sure everything is okay with my app? It always goes to voicemail when I call...

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby aknecht » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:42 am

HOPEFORCHANGE wrote:I know I applied late in the game and that's kind of exactly what's worrying me. I applied to Pitt on 1/20 and received the status checker e-mail on 1/21. I am not in review yet or even complete according to the status checker. When should I really try to contact them to make sure everything is okay with my app? It always goes to voicemail when I call...


I applied much earlier than you and have heard bubkus so far, just the "application is complete" email. I have been under review since Jan 20th. Its one of the very few schools that I check my actual mailbox hourly for.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby northwood » Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:39 pm

how hard is it to become in state after 1L? what do i need to do to become a resident?

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby boilerup89 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:01 pm

northwood wrote:how hard is it to become in state after 1L? what do i need to do to become a resident?


It was discussed earlier in the thread. Apparently its fairly easy. But check those early page for details.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby rs2004 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:02 pm

boilerup89 wrote:
northwood wrote:how hard is it to become in state after 1L? what do i need to do to become a resident?


It was discussed earlier in the thread. Apparently its fairly easy. But check those early page for details.


http://www.bc.pitt.edu/students/tuitionguide.html

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby HOPEFORCHANGE » Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:10 pm

Yeah, according to that, never. You would have to literally defer your acceptance for a year, move to Pittsburgh right now, and then start in 2012. That's the only way unless I am reading something wrong.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby northwood » Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:12 pm

well- i will be leasing an apt for an entire year, switching banks ( i have a local bank that is just for my city), and i need a new car anyways. think that will help!( oh yeah, if they tell me ill have a job in pittsburgh right after- ill happily sign a contract to take it after law school)




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