Fordham 2011

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FiveSermon
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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby FiveSermon » Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:20 pm

blacklawboss wrote:
irishrule wrote:Got waitlisted with a 3.46 and a 170. I had good LORs and solid summer internships. I did apply in January though.

Anyone else have a similar experience? Any hope of getting in off the waitlist?


seems like you were YP'd


Doubt it.

It was probably the January app. They were probably out of spots.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby elm84dr » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:59 am

Good luck all, I am withdrawing, hopefully it frees some space up!

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby otterpotter » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:52 am

My experience with Fordham: First thing to know is they don't give anyone more than $25k, combined need based and merit based. I got my financial aid package, was a few thousand short of maxing out, so I went in to talk to a financial aid counselor about it. She was friendly and told me to send her my other offers, and she would talk to them for me. I sent her a casual email, with my other offers, and she called me a few days later to say they increased it.


can you share your numbers? I also think they give more aid to URMs for the same numbers.


It's not about my numbers, most of my money was need based anyway. The point is that everyone is asking for money. Going in person and having a conversation is a much more effective way of asking for it. They learn a little about you and in my case, she liked me enough to advocate on my behalf.

Some person at ASD actually asked the dean of financial aid, in front of a room full of people, whether other school's merit based aid offers would sway Fordham into giving more aid. Of course he said no. But if she had a private conversation with him about it, I'm sure they would have worked something out.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby CubbieBlue » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:01 am

Does anyone know if traditionally there is any movement off the waitlist for the Part-Time program? Would it be more or less than the Full-Time?

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby cartman44 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:37 am

otterpotter wrote:
My experience with Fordham: First thing to know is they don't give anyone more than $25k, combined need based and merit based. I got my financial aid package, was a few thousand short of maxing out, so I went in to talk to a financial aid counselor about it. She was friendly and told me to send her my other offers, and she would talk to them for me. I sent her a casual email, with my other offers, and she called me a few days later to say they increased it.


can you share your numbers? I also think they give more aid to URMs for the same numbers.


It's not about my numbers, most of my money was need based anyway. The point is that everyone is asking for money. Going in person and having a conversation is a much more effective way of asking for it. They learn a little about you and in my case, she liked me enough to advocate on my behalf.

Some person at ASD actually asked the dean of financial aid, in front of a room full of people, whether other school's merit based aid offers would sway Fordham into giving more aid. Of course he said no. But if she had a private conversation with him about it, I'm sure they would have worked something out.


Well, it's different for need based aid. I agree that in person talks are more effective sometimes. I talked to them in person and basically I was told that since my family income is too much for need based aid they couldn't give me any. And, the merit aid that I received was based on my lsat score so I couldn't have that increased either unless I magically came up with more LSAT points. They also want to attract more URMs that is why they are more flexible with aid in some cases- I know people with lower LSAT scores than mine who received more merit money because Fordham wants a more diverse class.

So it's not necessarily true that those of us who were denied for more aid don't know how to negotiate, it's just that our options are more limited, especially if we do not qualify for need based money.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby nygrrrl » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:45 am

CubbieBlue wrote:Does anyone know if traditionally there is any movement off the waitlist for the Part-Time program? Would it be more or less than the Full-Time?

I don't know how the numbers in the two programs compare, but traditionally there has been movement off the wait lists for both the Part-Time and Full-Time programs. Fordham really does use those lists. Hang in there!

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby adevotchka » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:48 am

I was admitted kinda late and am just getting around to filling out my fafsa/financial aid forms. Anyone know if being a little late in the game will affect my need aid award at all?

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby play2win » Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:58 am

Just sent an email to Stephen Brown begging him to render a decision before April 15th. I was told a few weeks ago by admissions that I'd hear back from them before the 15th, but as of Friday the 8th there was nothing. So I called yet again and they advised me to just send an email directly to Stephen Brown himself.

I'm hoping that my interest and constant badgering will give me a fighting chance.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby blacklawboss » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:34 pm

*crickets

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby aliarrow » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:36 pm

Good luck blacklawboss (and everyone else still waiting). Still no word, so I sent in my other deposit

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby indecisive111 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:39 pm

Deposit sent! :-D

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby blacklawboss » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:02 pm

aliarrow wrote:Good luck blacklawboss (and everyone else still waiting). Still no word, so I sent in my other deposit


Thanks a lot! I'm going to wait until wed. This is insane! My 2nd choice 2week turn around with $!

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby manhattandoll8 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:04 pm

I just called admissions to see what was up since I've been complete since the beginning of Feb and they just said "it might be a couple more weeks" :/

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby blacklawboss » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:27 pm

manhattandoll8 wrote:I just called admissions to see what was up since I've been complete since the beginning of Feb and they just said "it might be a couple more weeks" :/


I just called for shits and giggles got the same generic response. I don't have $400 to piss away on seat deposits! :evil:

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Gemini » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:29 pm

blacklawboss wrote:*crickets


I'm REALLY, REALLY hoping you get it!

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby blacklawboss » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:32 pm

Gemini wrote:
blacklawboss wrote:*crickets


I'm REALLY, REALLY hoping you get it!


THANKS! I feel it's going to happen, I'm just annoyed with having to shell out $400 for a seat dep when they could speed up the process just a lil bit

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby FiveSermon » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:37 pm

blacklawboss wrote:
Gemini wrote:
blacklawboss wrote:*crickets


I'm REALLY, REALLY hoping you get it!


THANKS! I feel it's going to happen, I'm just annoyed with having to shell out $400 for a seat dep when they could speed up the process just a lil bit


Blacklawboss...you remind me of me...except waiting for Cornell.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby blacklawboss » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:43 pm

FiveSermon wrote:
blacklawboss wrote:
Gemini wrote:
blacklawboss wrote:*crickets


I'm REALLY, REALLY hoping you get it!


THANKS! I feel it's going to happen, I'm just annoyed with having to shell out $400 for a seat dep when they could speed up the process just a lil bit


Blacklawboss...you remind me of me...except waiting for Cornell.


Uggh Cornell lol processing 2/8 Fuggetaboutit!

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby afLSAT » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:25 am

withdrew today - hope it opens up a spot for any waitlisters.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby akcorps » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:19 am

Put in my deposit. Good bye Fordham 2011, hello Fordham Class of 2014.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby rocon7383 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:46 pm

akcorps wrote:Put in my deposit. Good bye Fordham 2011, hello Fordham Class of 2014.


are you an undergrad at FU or are you just referring to threads?

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby cj2k14 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:00 pm

I'll be mailing my withdraw tomorrow morning.. Would have liked to have seen a scholarship offer/aid package before withdrawing but thats the game of applying in mid Jan.. pretty sure I would have got 5k/year though. Best of luck to the rest of you still waiting!!

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby subtle » Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:14 pm

cj2k14 wrote:I'll be mailing my withdraw tomorrow morning.. Would have liked to have seen a scholarship offer/aid package before withdrawing but thats the game of applying in mid Jan.. pretty sure I would have got 5k/year though. Best of luck to the rest of you still waiting!!


Is mailing in the form the only way to withdraw? If I can email my withdrawal, I'd like to do it now, while I have some time, as opposed to waiting until I can make it to the post office.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby akcorps » Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:16 pm

rocon7383 wrote:
akcorps wrote:Put in my deposit. Good bye Fordham 2011, hello Fordham Class of 2014.


are you an undergrad at FU or are you just referring to threads?

Am I a post-doctoral student in the school of FU. However, no I didn't go to Fordham UG, and yes and I was talking about the threads.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby ku1185 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:07 pm

Just got in via e-mail. Anyone have an idea of how long until we hear about aid? Seat deposits are due very, very soon =\.




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