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Re: USC 2011

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:04 pm
by Madison425
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Re: USC 2011

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:05 pm
by glitter178
Madison425 wrote:
glitter178 wrote:
Madison425 wrote:How many people under review have not gotten a rothman?


I don't think that matters this very second because they only sent them out on Friday. I got mine so fast because I live 20 minutes from the campus.


Very true...but you know TLS is short on patience and high on envy :D


haha very true.

Re: USC 2011

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:12 pm
by Arbiter213
Having read the bios of the previous scholars, I have to say, while I'm sure they have better stats than me, their accomplishments (for the most part) are not all that impressive.

Re: USC 2011

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:16 pm
by obrienfa
Knock wrote:
Madison425 wrote:How many people under review have not gotten a rothman?


In review, numbers above both 75th's, submitted in Oct. and no Rothman invite, at least so far.


+1

Re: USC 2011

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:19 pm
by vegenator
Arbiter213 wrote:Got my Rothman invite via snail mail. 0 chance of winning, may as well apply.

Should note the second page was printed with the watermark upside down.


Got the rothman invite in mn today! Also LOL, my second of has the upside down water mark as well. PrOof that admissions people are human too! :mrgreen:

Edited to add dates. Submitted 10/5.under review since 10/7 then it updated to ur 11/18. Still ur... But I'm pretty optimistic of an acceptance letter 8)

Re: USC 2011

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:33 pm
by forward
vegenator wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:Got my Rothman invite via snail mail. 0 chance of winning, may as well apply.

Should note the second page was printed with the watermark upside down.


Got the rothman invite in mn today! Also LOL, my second of has the upside down water mark as well. PrOof that admissions people are human too! :mrgreen:

Edited to add dates. Submitted 10/5.under review since 10/7 then it updated to ur 11/18. Still ur... But I'm pretty optimistic of an acceptance letter 8)


Where are you located? Also, FYI, they apparently strung along one Rothman invitee last cycle - interviewed, but ultimately wasn't accepted. Rare, it seems, but it can happen. :)

Re: USC 2011

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:47 pm
by vegenator
forward21 wrote:
vegenator wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:Got my Rothman invite via snail mail. 0 chance of winning, may as well apply.

Should note the second page was printed with the watermark upside down.


Got the rothman invite in mn today! Also LOL, my second of has the upside down water mark as well. PrOof that admissions people are human too! :mrgreen:

Edited to add dates. Submitted 10/5.under review since 10/7 then it updated to ur 11/18. Still ur... But I'm pretty optimistic of an acceptance letter 8)


Where are you located? Also, FYI, they apparently strung along one Rothman invitee last cycle - interviewed, but ultimately wasn't accepted. Rare, it seems, but it can happen. :)



Wow. That is really odd that they'd do that. And talk about sucky luck for that applicant. But maybe there's something we don't know. Perhaps they confessed to a murder during the interview?
Pmed my location.

Re: USC 2011

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:51 pm
by Deuce
Are all interviews done over in Cali? Would they pay to fly you out, etc.?

Re: USC 2011

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:52 pm
by glitter178
Deuce wrote:Are all interviews done over in Cali? Would they pay to fly you out, etc.?


yes and yes.

Re: USC 2011

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:53 pm
by Deuce
glitter178 wrote:
Deuce wrote:Are all interviews done over in Cali? Would they pay to fly you out, etc.?


yes and yes.


Awesome, hope I get an invite but not expecting one... same #s as you

Re: USC 2011

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:54 pm
by vegenator
Deuce wrote:Are all interviews done over in Cali? Would they pay to fly you out, etc.?


Yeah. Says all airfare and lodging will be paid for finalists to interview at USC. Interviews are held march 28,29 and April 4 & 5

Re: USC 2011

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:55 pm
by glitter178
Deuce wrote:
glitter178 wrote:
Deuce wrote:Are all interviews done over in Cali? Would they pay to fly you out, etc.?


yes and yes.


Awesome, hope I get an invite but not expecting one... same #s as you


you'll probably get one. where do you live?

Re: USC 2011

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:05 pm
by Kswizzie
I got one but with a 3.7 168 I'm not expecting much

Re: USC 2011

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:18 pm
by RTFM
Kswizzie wrote:I got one but with a 3.7 168 I'm not expecting much


I'm around the same numbers and I got one today too (Southwest).

Does this bode well for admissions?

Re: USC 2011

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:19 pm
by dj666
Got the Rothman invite in the mail today. It does seem curious that they would send this prior to notification of admission, as admission would seem like a very obvious first filter. My wife saw it and said, "Oh, were you accepted at USC?" Uh, not exactly. It also seems curious that the date on the cover of the brochure says 2009, especially given the quality of their prior communications (the viewbook is top-notch). Still, it's very nice to be invited, and I do plan to submit an essay.

Re: USC 2011

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:29 pm
by MPeterson
Got a Rothman invite in the mail today, in Southeast. I wonder what they're looking for in this essay... It didn't mention anything specifically about USC, but I feel like I should mention them in it.

Re: USC 2011

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:53 pm
by pereira6
Arbiter213 wrote:Having read the bios of the previous scholars, I have to say, while I'm sure they have better stats than me, their accomplishments (for the most part) are not all that impressive.


I agree...I don't have very many striking accomplishments, but I think my numbers + what softs I do have make me competitive enough for an interview.

The apparent lack of over-the-top ridiculous softs--that many folks on TLS seem to have--by the scholarship recipients definitely is a positive sign for anyone looking to try to get this scholarship. I think all you need to do is write an essay that indicates you're a pretty quality all-around individual, which is a slightly different theme than the personal statements.

Re: USC 2011

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:54 pm
by Knock
Got my Rothman invite today too :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:. Love the love from California schools :D.

Re: USC 2011

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:59 pm
by r6_philly
Knock wrote:Got my Rothman invite today too :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:. Love the love from California schools :D.


I want one!

Congrats, but you probably won't go even if you get it :wink:

Re: USC 2011

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:00 pm
by shanemahsa
r6_philly wrote:
Knock wrote:Got my Rothman invite today too :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:. Love the love from California schools :D.


I want one!

Congrats, but you probably won't go even if you get it :wink:

Nor will you ;)

Re: USC 2011

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:02 pm
by Knock
r6_philly wrote:
Knock wrote:Got my Rothman invite today too :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:. Love the love from California schools :D.


I want one!

Congrats, but you probably won't go even if you get it :wink:


Ha, not sure about that. Full ride + stipend + guaranteed summer job to a top firm from a top school in my home region? that'd be very, very, very hard to turn down. Especially if i'm looking at sticker from B. I seriously doubt i'd get the Rothman though, my numbers aren't that good and no WE or significant softs at all.

Re: USC 2011

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:03 pm
by shanemahsa
Knock wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
Knock wrote:Got my Rothman invite today too :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:. Love the love from California schools :D.


I want one!

Congrats, but you probably won't go even if you get it :wink:


Ha, not sure about that. Full ride + stipend + guaranteed summer job to a top firm from a top school in my home region? that'd be very, very, very hard to turn down. Especially if i'm looking at sticker from B. I seriously doubt i'd get the Rothman though, my numbers aren't that good and no WE or significant softs at all.

Yah we'll see when u get that SLS admit

Re: USC 2011

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:03 pm
by r6_philly
shanemahsa wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
Knock wrote:Got my Rothman invite today too :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:. Love the love from California schools :D.


I want one!

Congrats, but you probably won't go even if you get it :wink:

Nor will you ;)


If my choice comes down to B/P sticker or USC full ride, I will have to do some soul searching and visit the beach a few times to decide, and I can't honestly tell you which way I would choose.

Re: USC 2011

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:06 pm
by r6_philly
Knock wrote:Ha, not sure about that. Full ride + stipend + guaranteed summer job to a top firm from a top school in my home region? that'd be very, very, very hard to turn down. Especially if i'm looking at sticker from B. I seriously doubt i'd get the Rothman though, my numbers aren't that good and no WE or significant softs at all.


That's why I applied to USC, purely for a shot at this. I don't know how impressive the finalist has to be, but if they choose me I can assure they can use me and my story to get every dollar's worth ;)

Re: USC 2011

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:07 pm
by mst
r6_philly wrote:
shanemahsa wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
Knock wrote:Got my Rothman invite today too :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:. Love the love from California schools :D.


I want one!

Congrats, but you probably won't go even if you get it :wink:

Nor will you ;)


If my choice comes down to B/P sticker or USC full ride, I will have to do some soul searching and visit the beach a few times to decide, and I can't honestly tell you which way I would choose.


For me, it would come down to which city I want to practice/study/live in for the next 10 years:

SF: Boalt
Penn followed by NYC: Penn
Make less money and live in LA: USC.

Very distinct choices. But if I had the choice to be in the bay area, you bet your ass I would be there in a heartbeat. <3 SF.