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flexityflex86
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Re: USC 2011

Postby flexityflex86 » Mon May 16, 2011 2:19 pm

0L_Jedi wrote:I submitted my app on December 28th, 2010---> status went complete on Jan. 6th---> UR on 4/18---> DF on 5/13

At this point, is it realistic to assume rejection? I am trying to avoid being the debby downer but I just think it's ridiculous that it takes 4.5 months to render a decision about my application.

!

Well, on USC's behalf, the word around the grape vine is your personal statement was 2,500 pages. It took a while to read.

0L_Jedi
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Re: USC 2011

Postby 0L_Jedi » Mon May 16, 2011 4:20 pm

The schools I applied to absolutely loved my 2,500 page autobiography! I'm going to Vanderbilt anyways. They responded to my admissions request in a timely fashion.

Go run and tell dat to USC, flexityflex86! ;)

auroojgulzar
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Re: USC 2011

Postby auroojgulzar » Mon May 16, 2011 5:18 pm

im think about calling USC to see if they can email me decision or fax it to me. I am starting cardozo tomorrow and just need to know what there decision... what do you guys think?

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Re: USC 2011

Postby glitter178 » Mon May 16, 2011 5:34 pm

auroojgulzar wrote:im think about calling USC to see if they can email me decision or fax it to me. I am starting cardozo tomorrow and just need to know what there decision... what do you guys think?


they will not email or fax decisions. plus, what does it matter?

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Re: USC 2011

Postby auroojgulzar » Mon May 16, 2011 5:42 pm

glitter178 wrote:
auroojgulzar wrote:im think about calling USC to see if they can email me decision or fax it to me. I am starting cardozo tomorrow and just need to know what there decision... what do you guys think?


they will not email or fax decisions. plus, what does it matter?


it matters because although the chance of me getting are super slim if by some very rare chance they accept me I will go.... I can get a 100% refund from dozo w/in one week of class starting.

flexityflex86
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Re: USC 2011

Postby flexityflex86 » Mon May 16, 2011 5:55 pm

auroojgulzar wrote:
glitter178 wrote:
auroojgulzar wrote:im think about calling USC to see if they can email me decision or fax it to me. I am starting cardozo tomorrow and just need to know what there decision... what do you guys think?


they will not email or fax decisions. plus, what does it matter?


it matters because although the chance of me getting are super slim if by some very rare chance they accept me I will go.... I can get a 100% refund from dozo w/in one week of class starting.

this is a special circumstance. i say call. they won't fax it, but i'm sure people will empathize. nobody wants to see you lose 20k unless they get that 20k.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby fatedreality » Mon May 16, 2011 6:14 pm

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Re: USC 2011

Postby ktg808 » Mon May 16, 2011 8:42 pm

0L_Jedi wrote:The schools I applied to absolutely loved my 2,500 page autobiography! I'm going to Vanderbilt anyways. They responded to my admissions request in a timely fashion.

Go run and tell dat to USC, flexityflex86! ;)




Yesss!

flexityflex86
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Re: USC 2011

Postby flexityflex86 » Mon May 16, 2011 10:51 pm

ktg808 wrote:
0L_Jedi wrote:The schools I applied to absolutely loved my 2,500 page autobiography! I'm going to Vanderbilt anyways. They responded to my admissions request in a timely fashion.

Go run and tell dat to USC, flexityflex86! ;)




Yesss!

Do you regret turning down the Indy full ride at all?

You did very well for your #'s. You should be a role model for all black law school applicants. As long as you are black, and you break a 160, you are golden regardless of GPA. I'm not saying that's wrong, but I'm just saying that maybe if this was better communicated to inner city high school children, a lot more lives would be turned around.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby ktg808 » Tue May 17, 2011 2:47 am

flexityflex86 wrote:Do you regret turning down the Indy full ride at all?

You did very well for your #'s. You should be a role model for all black law school applicants. As long as you are black, and you break a 160, you are golden regardless of GPA. I'm not saying that's wrong, but I'm just saying that maybe if this was better communicated to inner city high school children, a lot more lives would be turned around.


I do, it was a tough decision because I have an incredible amount of debt from undergrad, but ultimately I didn't want to limit my career options to the Midwest.

And I agree with the bolded, URM cycles are so unpredictable. Last year I was set on going to Rutgers, and decided not to go at the last minute. I'm really glad I took a year off, retook the LSAT, applied to a broad range of schools and included diversity statements and "Why XYZ" essays where applicable.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby KiraMarie » Tue May 17, 2011 5:16 pm

Still "In Review 4/18" I should easily be an automatic denial, I am sure they haven't even looked at my application yet.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby plin » Tue May 17, 2011 8:38 pm

KiraMarie wrote:Still "In Review 4/18" I should easily be an automatic denial, I am sure they haven't even looked at my application yet.



samee.. : /

Oblivion_08
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Re: USC 2011

Postby Oblivion_08 » Tue May 17, 2011 10:13 pm

plin wrote:
KiraMarie wrote:Still "In Review 4/18" I should easily be an automatic denial, I am sure they haven't even looked at my application yet.



samee.. : /


Same here, my numbers are awful compared to what is necessary for the school, the only reason I applied is because my cousin told me "you never know".

0L_Jedi
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Re: USC 2011

Postby 0L_Jedi » Wed May 18, 2011 12:29 pm

I'm in the same boat as some of yas. I applied to SC law for giggles (because my numbers were below the median, but ya never know). I went to undergrad there and they waived my application fee so I said what the hell, why not? The worst thing they can tell me is NO!

However, they still haven't mailed me the decision letter! [In the case of Ms. 0L_Jedi, you've NOT been accepted at the USC Gould School of Law]...SMH

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Re: USC 2011

Postby flexityflex86 » Wed May 18, 2011 12:44 pm

0L_Jedi wrote:I'm in the same boat as some of yas. I applied to SC law for giggles (because my numbers were below the median, but ya never know). I went to undergrad there and they waived my application fee so I said what the hell, why not? The worst thing they can tell me is NO!

However, they still haven't mailed me the decision letter! [In the case of Ms. 0L_Jedi, you've NOT been accepted at the USC Gould School of Law]...SMH

as someone likely going to be going in the fall, i never fully got over usc rejecting me for a fee waiver. didn't u have to be above both medians to get 1, in which case you're likely in?

flexityflex86
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Re: USC 2011

Postby flexityflex86 » Wed May 18, 2011 12:45 pm

plin wrote:
KiraMarie wrote:Still "In Review 4/18" I should easily be an automatic denial, I am sure they haven't even looked at my application yet.



samee.. : /

My sources tell me they did, in fact, look at your file. They were so horrified, they threw it away. The school has since been debating if your file warrants the 44 cent stamp necessary to reject you.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby 0L_Jedi » Wed May 18, 2011 1:26 pm

flexityflex86 wrote:
0L_Jedi wrote:I'm in the same boat as some of yas. I applied to SC law for giggles (because my numbers were below the median, but ya never know). I went to undergrad there and they waived my application fee so I said what the hell, why not? The worst thing they can tell me is NO!

However, they still haven't mailed me the decision letter! [In the case of Ms. 0L_Jedi, you've NOT been accepted at the USC Gould School of Law]...SMH

as someone likely going to be going in the fall, i never fully got over usc rejecting me for a fee waiver. didn't u have to be above both medians to get 1, in which case you're likely in?


One can hope and one can keep their fingers crossed. I did attend SC for undergrad so that might affect my candidacy (in terms of diversity). But hey, you never know. We might be classmates next fall if you decide to attend and if USC realized royalty when they received my application 4.5 months ago.......@&*!

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Re: USC 2011

Postby 071816 » Wed May 18, 2011 2:12 pm

flexityflex86 wrote:
0L_Jedi wrote:I'm in the same boat as some of yas. I applied to SC law for giggles (because my numbers were below the median, but ya never know). I went to undergrad there and they waived my application fee so I said what the hell, why not? The worst thing they can tell me is NO!

However, they still haven't mailed me the decision letter! [In the case of Ms. 0L_Jedi, you've NOT been accepted at the USC Gould School of Law]...SMH

as someone likely going to be going in the fall, i never fully got over usc rejecting me for a fee waiver. didn't u have to be above both medians to get 1, in which case you're likely in?


I am below both medians and I was offered an unsolicited fee waiver from USC, so you never know.

I was waitlisted by the way.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby dukeblue » Thu May 19, 2011 2:05 pm

flexityflex86 wrote:
0L_Jedi wrote:I'm in the same boat as some of yas. I applied to SC law for giggles (because my numbers were below the median, but ya never know). I went to undergrad there and they waived my application fee so I said what the hell, why not? The worst thing they can tell me is NO!

However, they still haven't mailed me the decision letter! [In the case of Ms. 0L_Jedi, you've NOT been accepted at the USC Gould School of Law]...SMH

as someone likely going to be going in the fall, i never fully got over usc rejecting me for a fee waiver. didn't u have to be above both medians to get 1, in which case you're likely in?


Nah, I got one without asking, and I wasn't above both medians. I got in about a week and a half ago with money.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby plin » Fri May 20, 2011 9:22 am

New IR date 5/19.. decision soon maybe?

Metaread
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Re: USC 2011

Postby Metaread » Fri May 20, 2011 12:19 pm

I'm overseas, they said they mailed the letter late April, and it's still not here. Quite anxious. :(

auroojgulzar
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Re: USC 2011

Postby auroojgulzar » Sat May 21, 2011 5:55 pm

i called them and they emailed me my decision. I was under a time limit to find out. if you have a legitimate reason you can call and they will email you a decision.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby 071816 » Sat May 21, 2011 6:17 pm

auroojgulzar wrote:i called them and they emailed me my decision. I was under a time limit to find out. if you have a legitimate reason you can call and they will email you a decision.


So did you get in?

Oblivion_08
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Re: USC 2011

Postby Oblivion_08 » Mon May 23, 2011 2:36 pm

Complete 1/18
IR 4/18
IR again 5/20

My numbers should have made me an automatic denial..I don't understand, let's hope otherwise.

dukeblue
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Re: USC 2011

Postby dukeblue » Mon May 23, 2011 6:54 pm

I just withdrew my app. I had an offer and money. Good luck to those still waiting!




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