University of Alabama Class of 2014

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kjadkins
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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby kjadkins » Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:30 pm

bergg007 wrote:
kjadkins wrote:Got an email back from Claude today, after I requested that my scholarship stipulation be changed (it was top 40%), they agreed to lower it to top 50%. Not a huge change, but it's nice to know they're willing to negotiate.

Bama's creeped down my list a bit since my Minnesota offer, but I'm not discounting it as an option until I visit Minnesota to see if I like it enough to throw down an extra couple thousand in COL and brave the cold for three years.



What kind of competing offers did you share with them? Did they match another offer that you have or were they just lowering the stipulation because you asked them to?


I didn't mention any specific stipulation that I'd want them to change it TO (which might have been my problem), but I gave them three examples (Washington & Lee 3.15, W&M 2.0, and Wake no requirement). I now also have the Minnesota scholarship with a 2.5 requirement, but at the time I didn't.

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby LttleBlakDress » Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:31 pm

kjadkins wrote:Got an email back from Claude today, after I requested that my scholarship stipulation be changed (it was top 40%), they agreed to lower it to top 50%. Not a huge change, but it's nice to know they're willing to negotiate.

Bama's creeped down my list a bit since my Minnesota offer, but I'm not discounting it as an option until I visit Minnesota to see if I like it enough to throw down an extra couple thousand in COL and brave the cold for three years.


I had the same experience when I tried to negotiate my scholarship. Down to top 50%. I just mentioned that I have a generous offer at another school without class standing/gpa stipulations. I didn't give any more details than that.

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby kjadkins » Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:33 pm

LttleBlakDress wrote:
kjadkins wrote:Got an email back from Claude today, after I requested that my scholarship stipulation be changed (it was top 40%), they agreed to lower it to top 50%. Not a huge change, but it's nice to know they're willing to negotiate.

Bama's creeped down my list a bit since my Minnesota offer, but I'm not discounting it as an option until I visit Minnesota to see if I like it enough to throw down an extra couple thousand in COL and brave the cold for three years.


I had the same experience when I tried to negotiate my scholarship. Down to top 50%. I just mentioned that I have a generous offer at another school without class standing/gpa stipulations. I didn't give any more details than that.


I didn't mention any of the scholarship amounts, just the school names (to further clarify). I maybe should have waited until later in the cycle, but oh well.

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby rli66 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:41 pm

Just negotiated up for 12k more (up to 28k a year now). Bama is definitely at the top of my list.

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/dc496

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby jwaters » Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:17 pm

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby rli66 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:50 pm

jwaters wrote:I sent a negotiation letter a couple of weeks ago and got the same results....up from 24/yr to 28/yr and requirement moved down to 50%.


They didn't lower my requirements (still 40%). Though I don't really care and didn't ask for it.

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby pereira6 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:03 pm

Withdrew today. I had to give them a phone call because Alabama has been so kind and really reached out to me.

I felt like it was a breakup from a relationship in which both sides knew the relationship wasn't working :|

I hope my full-scholly invite goes to someone else now!

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby chihuahua12 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:19 pm

Is it worth trying to negotiate more $ if I only have one offer that's higher (but significantly so and from a higher ranked school)? I also have a much higher GPA with my fall semester grades which seemed to help with some other schools... Thoughts?

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby Dany » Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:21 pm

chihuahua12 wrote:Is it worth trying to negotiate more $ if I only have one offer that's higher (but significantly so and from a higher ranked school)? I also have a much higher GPA with my fall semester grades which seemed to help with some other schools... Thoughts?

Do you really need us to answer this? Why wouldn't you try?

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby chihuahua12 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:22 pm

eskimo wrote:
chihuahua12 wrote:Is it worth trying to negotiate more $ if I only have one offer that's higher (but significantly so and from a higher ranked school)? I also have a much higher GPA with my fall semester grades which seemed to help with some other schools... Thoughts?

Do you really need us to answer this? Why wouldn't you try?


They've all been so so friendly over there...I don't wanna come off like an ass by asking for even more money

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby Dany » Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:29 pm

That's ridiculous. This is your future. They're not going to be offended because you're being sensible/debt-averse, and even if they are, who cares? If your letter says "Alabama is a joke and I'm not going without more money" you're gonna have problems. If you write and ask politely no one is going to care. The worst that can happen is that they say no.

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby bergg007 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:11 pm

I got a weird E-mail today saying that they are no longer willing to pay for my hotel and transportation for the ASW but they'll still fly me. I'm a little peeved.


this probably totally outs me to any admissions staff here.

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby irishvt14 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:02 pm

So is the general consensus that pending is bad? This is by far the nicest admissions staff I have spoken with (Wake comes in close second though). It bums me out that they are so nice because it makes me like the school that much more.

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby creader » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:51 pm

I got an email saying that an admissions rep would be coming to Athens in a week or so for a group dinner. Is anyone else in any other college towns with big law schools getting this email? Just curious as to how hard they are recruiting UGA in comparison to other colleges.

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby leidice » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:37 pm

Does the status checker ever tell you if you're under review? Mine has stayed at "complete ready for review" for WEEKS now.

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby gatorlaw2011 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:48 pm

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby creader » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:36 pm

The dinner in Athens is next Thursday. Its at one of the nicer places DT so it should be fun.

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby gatorlaw2011 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:40 pm

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby timduncanformvp » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:44 pm

They're also doing one in the Raleigh area on March 1st.

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby creader » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:54 pm

I'm going to bring my girlfriend. Should make for a good night out.

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby gatorlaw2011 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:58 pm

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby jarv1506 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:09 pm

leidice wrote:Does the status checker ever tell you if you're under review? Mine has stayed at "complete ready for review" for WEEKS now.


+1

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby southernsnapp » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:22 pm

timduncanformvp wrote:They're also doing one in the Raleigh area on March 1st.


where?

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby amers73 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:15 pm

Anybody know when Bama is likely to make a decision on those who are pending like myself?

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby polohut88 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:55 pm

^^^ Im dying to hear back from them...if im gunna be rejected, just please do it and spare me from logging into mybama.ua.edu more times in a day than i do for facebook, lol.

alabama really has been my dream school, but my numbers dont look good : /




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