University of Alabama Class of 2014

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bergg007
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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby bergg007 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:29 pm

bergg007 wrote:How is Bama about waiving the top 40% stipulation on their scholarships? I got an offer fro 22k to wake with a top 2/3 requirement with 11k guaranteed, I just wonder if bama is willing to negotiate. Does anyone know?



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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby leidice » Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:43 pm

brooksrun wrote:I applied January 4th and hadn't heard anything except for my free iTunes download, so I knew they'd received it. Emailed them Monday and they said they would "resend" my info. I think they must have misplaced/lost/ignored some applications, because when I finally got my info today it appeared as if I'd just sent my application in yesterday according to their dates. I know they get tons of applications every day, but I can't help but be a bit cranky about their organization or lack thereof.


Um, what?

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby mez06 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:48 pm

Got the complimentary shirt but umm...its a size XL.... :roll: lol

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby bergg007 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:49 pm

mez06 wrote:Got the complimentary shirt but umm...its a size XL.... :roll: lol

how long after acceptance did you get it? I'm waiting on my packet now.

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby gtjackets530 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:11 pm

leidice wrote:Um, what?

If you apply you get a free iTunes gift card. You should have gotten a code in your email if you applied.

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby kjadkins » Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:22 pm

gtjackets530 wrote:
leidice wrote:Um, what?

If you apply you get a free iTunes gift card. You should have gotten a code in your email if you applied.


To be honest, the free iTunes was the only reason I applied, but they have done such a good job of winning me over.

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby Sandro » Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:45 pm

gtjackets530 wrote:
leidice wrote:Um, what?

If you apply you get a free iTunes gift card. You should have gotten a code in your email if you applied.


No code for me.

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby Dany » Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:50 pm

iTunes not true for everyone, I think only some people got the offer.

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby tarakit » Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:02 pm

I think it was part of the fee waiver they gave out, so if you didn't get the fee waiver, you probably didn't get the iTunes.

bergg007 wrote:
bergg007 wrote:How is Bama about waiving the top 40% stipulation on their scholarships? I got an offer fro 22k to wake with a top 2/3 requirement with 11k guaranteed, I just wonder if bama is willing to negotiate. Does anyone know?



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I know this isn't terribly helpful, but based on something someone else said earlier in this thread, I think the people that had the most success with this attended the ASD and asked afterwards. I think it's likely this is the case because at least with the scholarship I received, it was hinted that it was strongly contingent on me attending the ASD 1/21. I got the email saying I received it on 1/24.

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby kjadkins » Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:26 pm

tarakit wrote:I think it was part of the fee waiver they gave out, so if you didn't get the fee waiver, you probably didn't get the iTunes.

bergg007 wrote:
bergg007 wrote:How is Bama about waiving the top 40% stipulation on their scholarships? I got an offer fro 22k to wake with a top 2/3 requirement with 11k guaranteed, I just wonder if bama is willing to negotiate. Does anyone know?



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I know this isn't terribly helpful, but based on something someone else said earlier in this thread, I think the people that had the most success with this attended the ASD and asked afterwards. I think it's likely this is the case because at least with the scholarship I received, it was hinted that it was strongly contingent on me attending the ASD 1/21. I got the email saying I received it on 1/24.


I purposefully waited until after ASW to try to negotiate my stipulations. I'm going to ask soon, because now I have three other offers in hand with much lower stipulations, but also because since I went to ASW they know I'm at least somewhat serious about considering their school.

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby bergg007 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:59 pm

kjadkins wrote:
tarakit wrote:I think it was part of the fee waiver they gave out, so if you didn't get the fee waiver, you probably didn't get the iTunes.

bergg007 wrote:
bergg007 wrote:How is Bama about waiving the top 40% stipulation on their scholarships? I got an offer fro 22k to wake with a top 2/3 requirement with 11k guaranteed, I just wonder if bama is willing to negotiate. Does anyone know?



bumpity bump bump


I know this isn't terribly helpful, but based on something someone else said earlier in this thread, I think the people that had the most success with this attended the ASD and asked afterwards. I think it's likely this is the case because at least with the scholarship I received, it was hinted that it was strongly contingent on me attending the ASD 1/21. I got the email saying I received it on 1/24.


I purposefully waited until after ASW to try to negotiate my stipulations. I'm going to ask soon, because now I have three other offers in hand with much lower stipulations, but also because since I went to ASW they know I'm at least somewhat serious about considering their school.



Bama is my top choice right now, but the top40% thing worried me because it is an invitation for them to section stack. i don't think that they would but how much can you trust law schools these days?

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby TommyK » Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:10 am

bergg007 wrote:
Bama is my top choice right now, but the top40% thing worried me because it is an invitation for them to section stack. i don't think that they would but how much can you trust law schools these days?


FWIW, I think top 40% is a pretty reasonable stipulation. My other two full rides had ridiculous expectations of top 25% and 10%, which I think is borderline predatory. That being said, if I could negotiate the removal of it, I'd give it a shot.

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby kjadkins » Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:18 am

TommyK wrote:
bergg007 wrote:
Bama is my top choice right now, but the top40% thing worried me because it is an invitation for them to section stack. i don't think that they would but how much can you trust law schools these days?


FWIW, I think top 40% is a pretty reasonable stipulation. My other two full rides had ridiculous expectations of top 25% and 10%, which I think is borderline predatory. That being said, if I could negotiate the removal of it, I'd give it a shot.


Top 40% is actually my most strict stipulation. One scholarship has none at all, one is a 3.0 and one is a 2.0. There are also other schools that say if you don't make the grades to keep the full scholarship that you can still retain a portion (half or a third or something like that), but there's no such concession made by Alabama, if you are in the top 41% you lose every penny.

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby bartleby » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:25 am

Wait, the iTunes thing doesn't mean my application is complete? I got that email but nothing else. I tried to register and login w/ my social security number but it didn't work.

Everyone else got a 2nd email saying you are complete?

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby byronmullens » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:46 am

bartleby wrote:Wait, the iTunes thing doesn't mean my application is complete? I got that email but nothing else. I tried to register and login w/ my social security number but it didn't work.

Everyone else got a 2nd email saying you are complete?

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby Aqualibrium » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:47 am

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby TommyK » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:12 am

Aqualibrium wrote:I've tried hard to avoid straight up outing myself on TLS



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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby brooksrun » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:35 am

byronmullens wrote:
bartleby wrote:Wait, the iTunes thing doesn't mean my application is complete? I got that email but nothing else. I tried to register and login w/ my social security number but it didn't work.

Everyone else got a 2nd email saying you are complete?

+1


I emailed them asking if they needed anything else after 3 weeks because I hadn't heard anything except iTunes. Maybe it does mean it's complete, but I'd email them and ask for your login info. It looks like my file wasn't created until I emailed, so they might just need a gentle push.

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby kjadkins » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:05 am

brooksrun wrote:
byronmullens wrote:
bartleby wrote:Wait, the iTunes thing doesn't mean my application is complete? I got that email but nothing else. I tried to register and login w/ my social security number but it didn't work.

Everyone else got a 2nd email saying you are complete?

+1


I emailed them asking if they needed anything else after 3 weeks because I hadn't heard anything except iTunes. Maybe it does mean it's complete, but I'd email them and ask for your login info. It looks like my file wasn't created until I emailed, so they might just need a gentle push.


I don't think the iTunes means you're complete, just that your application has been received. I got my iTunes code the day after I submitted and then a separate email about a week later with status checker email (as well as a phone call around the same time letting me know I was complete and asking if I had any questions.

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby Redsgomarchingon » Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:24 pm

just got a copy of the law review in the mail :-) exactly what I wanted.

I put my shirt in the washer at the highest temp and the dryer at the highest temp, and now it fits me fine

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby pereira6 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:59 pm

Thanks for sending me an XL t-shirt, Alabama. I'm 5'7. :mrgreen:

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby LttleBlakDress » Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:18 pm

pereira6 wrote:Thanks for sending me an XL t-shirt, Alabama. I'm 5'7. :mrgreen:


I'm a 5'3" 125 pound girl. I can't even wear it to the gym because it's so large that it would flip inside out leading to my exposing myself if I were to bend over...

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby chihuahua12 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:35 pm

LttleBlakDress wrote:
pereira6 wrote:Thanks for sending me an XL t-shirt, Alabama. I'm 5'7. :mrgreen:


I'm a 5'3" 125 pound girl. I can't even wear it to the gym because it's so large that it would flip inside out leading to my exposing myself if I were to bend over...


+1, except I'm 5'1".

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby bergg007 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:09 pm

chihuahua12 wrote:
LttleBlakDress wrote:
pereira6 wrote:Thanks for sending me an XL t-shirt, Alabama. I'm 5'7. :mrgreen:


I'm a 5'3" 125 pound girl. I can't even wear it to the gym because it's so large that it would flip inside out leading to my exposing myself if I were to bend over...


+1, except I'm 5'1".



ugh... look at this gift-horse's mouth, so bad. I can't believe that I got this horse for free, it's got terrible teeth.

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby TommyK » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:11 pm

bergg007 wrote:
chihuahua12 wrote:
LttleBlakDress wrote:
pereira6 wrote:Thanks for sending me an XL t-shirt, Alabama. I'm 5'7. :mrgreen:


I'm a 5'3" 125 pound girl. I can't even wear it to the gym because it's so large that it would flip inside out leading to my exposing myself if I were to bend over...


+1, except I'm 5'1".



ugh... look at this gift-horse's mouth, so bad. I can't believe that I got this horse for free, it's got terrible teeth.

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