UW-Madison 2011

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Flips88
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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby Flips88 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:56 pm

mss455 wrote:
How far is Chicago from Madison and did they mention any traveling stipend? Thanks, sehz


Chicago is about 150 miles from Madison, so about a two hour drive. I have a friend from UG that is in the doctoral program there so I have somewhere to stay and everything. I hear State St. is nuts.

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby bucky0486 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:31 pm

TurkeyDay wrote:
bucky0486 wrote:
turnercr wrote:Yo.

My status check has been In Review for a while but the date keeps changing. Is this anything significant?

Thanks Guys.



How many times has it changed? Mine has been the same since I went "In Review" in December.


Bucky, what are your numbers? My experience has been the same.



160/3.69 You?

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby TurkeyDay » Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:14 pm

bucky0486 wrote:
TurkeyDay wrote:
bucky0486 wrote:
turnercr wrote:Yo.

My status check has been In Review for a while but the date keeps changing. Is this anything significant?

Thanks Guys.



How many times has it changed? Mine has been the same since I went "In Review" in December.


Bucky, what are your numbers? My experience has been the same.



160/3.69 You?


161/3.61

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby xqhp82 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:45 pm

OMG I JUST GOT IN!!!!! 2 acceptance in a day im over the moon:D:DD

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby twairlines » Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:49 pm

hey Flips88, we are number twins, except my gpa is a tad higher. I'm interested in hearing about scholarships as well. Hopefully since we're above both 75%'s that we'll receive an offer that is tempting. If you hear anything about the scholarships keep me posted. When I get my next free day (Wed.) I'll prob shoot them an email or call to see whats up. My FAFSA has been done since Jan.1, however those numbers are estimates(but almost exact on due to referencing it to my last paycheck), however I wonder if they are waiting for us to actually wait till we get our tax returns back to say what the exact number is down to the last cent (not like the info I already provided will differ any). I noticed we both received our acceptances the same day, and we must have jumped the review line, because it seems a lot of other candidates have been waiting longer. I'll let you know what they say Wed., best of luck during the rest of your cycle as well.

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby Flips88 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:57 pm

twairlines wrote:hey Flips88, we are number twins, except my gpa is a tad higher. I'm interested in hearing about scholarships as well. Hopefully since we're above both 75%'s that we'll receive an offer that is tempting. If you hear anything about the scholarships keep me posted. When I get my next free day (Wed.) I'll prob shoot them an email or call to see whats up. My FAFSA has been done since Jan.1, however those numbers are estimates(but almost exact on due to referencing it to my last paycheck), however I wonder if they are waiting for us to actually wait till we get our tax returns back to say what the exact number is down to the last cent (not like the info I already provided will differ any). I noticed we both received our acceptances the same day, and we must have jumped the review line, because it seems a lot of other candidates have been waiting longer. I'll let you know what they say Wed., best of luck during the rest of your cycle as well.

Yeah, I'm hoping for a good scholarship offer. I would like to make Wisconsin my choice if I decide I'm too debt averse to take on $200k of debt. Hopefully they'll offer me something that will keep debt to a minimum. I just emailed them this afternoon asking about when to expect scholarship info. I completed my FAFSA on Jan. 15th and my taxes are filed and done and everything. I'll keep you posted.

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby TurkeyDay » Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:57 pm

xqhp82 wrote:OMG I JUST GOT IN!!!!! 2 acceptance in a day im over the moon:D:DD

nice!

what were your numbers?

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby xqhp82 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:36 pm

TurkeyDay wrote:
xqhp82 wrote:OMG I JUST GOT IN!!!!! 2 acceptance in a day im over the moon:D:DD

nice!

what were your numbers?


I'm international, 163/162 and 3.65 (above average)
Any chance for $$ at all?

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby Kaves » Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:58 pm

xqhp82 wrote:
TurkeyDay wrote:
xqhp82 wrote:OMG I JUST GOT IN!!!!! 2 acceptance in a day im over the moon:D:DD

nice!

what were your numbers?


I'm international, 163/162 and 3.65 (above average)
Any chance for $$ at all?


Very very unlikely

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby KingRajesh » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:32 am

Just got accepted. :D

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby SherlockHolmes » Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:26 pm

KingRajesh wrote:Just got accepted. :D


Congrats!

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby ash8309 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:32 pm

Does UW call or email or hard copy mail?

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby stlisforlovers » Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:34 pm

They email acceptances.
Is my impression that UW is not very generous with scholarships correct?

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby Flips88 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:37 pm

ash8309 wrote:Does UW call or email or hard copy mail?

I got a call and then an email shortly after

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby dreakol » Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:51 pm

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby alexmcd » Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:57 pm

just accepted 3.51/165/OOS

waitlisted 2 weeks ago and sent in a LOCI immediately.

Mine was also a phone call also...i couldnt answer but got a very nice voicemail

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby mss455 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:58 pm

Congrats to those getting in ... see you at ASW ... have any of you heard about travel stipends for ASW?

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby dreakol » Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:07 pm

need halp

so i messed up big time and sent them the wrong statement of conduct. The one I sent them didn't include speeding tickets, just my dui, and I have two. Advice? most of the schools I applied to said I did not have to include speeding tickets.

I was thinking of just sending them an update.

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby Flips88 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:10 pm

dreakol wrote:need halp

so i messed up big time and sent them the wrong statement of conduct. The one I sent them didn't include speeding tickets, just my dui, and I have two. Advice? most of the schools I applied to said I did not have to include speeding tickets.

I was thinking of just sending them an update.


Yeah, just say you misread and now realize that you were to include traffic violations. Really that part of the app is just for C&F for the Bar afterwards. However, the top of the Wisconsin app does say: "Please prepare this application with the care a lawyer would use in pleading an important case for a client." So there's that

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby EK14 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:34 pm

Nightrunner wrote:
stlisforlovers wrote:They email acceptances.
Is my impression that UW is not very generous with scholarships correct?

Sort of - UW does not have a large independent financial endowment, so they can't offer nearly the same number of scholarships as some of their peer schools. Still, there were some good scholarships last year, including a few full-tuition scholarships.



Isn't their endowment the tax payers of the great state of Wisconsin?

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby Flips88 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:36 pm

EK14 wrote:
Nightrunner wrote:
stlisforlovers wrote:They email acceptances.
Is my impression that UW is not very generous with scholarships correct?

Sort of - UW does not have a large independent financial endowment, so they can't offer nearly the same number of scholarships as some of their peer schools. Still, there were some good scholarships last year, including a few full-tuition scholarships.



Isn't their endowment the tax payers of the great state of Wisconsin?


State schools receive part of their funding from the state, but nowhere near enough. That's why you see schools raising tuition and fees everywhere during the recession.

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby bucky0486 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:40 pm

Ah, just got waitlisted. Wisconsin is my absolute #1 choice. Any advice on what to include on LOCI?

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby theavrock » Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:42 pm

Nightrunner wrote:
stlisforlovers wrote:They email acceptances.
Is my impression that UW is not very generous with scholarships correct?

Sort of - UW does not have a large independent financial endowment, so they can't offer nearly the same number of scholarships as some of their peer schools. Still, there were some good scholarships last year, including a few full-tuition scholarships.


Correct me if I am wrong, but I was under the impression that in staters historically didn't get much scholly wise. Can't remember at all where I heard this, so I could be completely off though.

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby bucky0486 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:03 pm

When waitlisting applicants, does UW send out the same form email to all candidates? I'm thinking that they might send out one to YP's and one to boarderline candidates. So, for example, to YP's they might say, "Send us a letter expressing your interest to attend UW" and to boarderline candidates they might say, "Send us a letter expressing why you'll be successful at UW." Is there any evidence either way?

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby miazdc » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:13 pm

Waitlisted today via email. I definitely thought that was going to happen.... but still.




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