William & Mary 2011

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aquyenl
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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby aquyenl » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:05 pm

lhlee wrote:In w/10k! Excited! I haven't had an acceptance in quite awhile. Since I didn't even think I would get in...getting $ is pretty cool.


what are your stats if you don't mind me asking? out of state?

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby brose » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:28 pm

Do you think that they're giving out little money to people with higher numbers in this third batch because they don't think you'll attend? It seems odd to me that people way above my numbers are getting smaller scholarships than I did.

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby lhlee » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:52 pm

aquyenl wrote:
lhlee wrote:In w/10k! Excited! I haven't had an acceptance in quite awhile. Since I didn't even think I would get in...getting $ is pretty cool.


what are your stats if you don't mind me asking? out of state?



3.5x/165. OOS. In hindsight, I was actually kind of competitive? Nevertheless, still excited. :)

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby gatorlaw2011 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:20 pm

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby amers73 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:22 pm

gatorlizzy28 wrote:I just received my admit packet! I got the graduate fellowship plus $10,000!!! I'm pretty surprised at this but really happy =) Congrats to everyone else!


Congrats! Still anxiously awaiting my packet...
Care you share your numbers? :)

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby gatorlaw2011 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:25 pm

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby chihuahua12 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:26 pm

gatorlizzy28 wrote:
amers73 wrote:
gatorlizzy28 wrote:I just received my admit packet! I got the graduate fellowship plus $10,000!!! I'm pretty surprised at this but really happy =) Congrats to everyone else!


Congrats! Still anxiously awaiting my packet...
Care you share your numbers? :)


No problem, 3.75,167


Can someone explain these fellowships to me? Do you have to apply for them or is everyone automatically considered? Thanks!

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby stewie27 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:29 pm

got my packet today. $18,000/yr scholly. pretty happy. that's enough money to keep w&m as one of my top choices.

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby rs2004 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:30 pm

stewie27 wrote:got my packet today. $18,000/yr scholly. pretty happy. that's enough money to keep w&m as one of my top choices.


congrats!

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby JenDarby » Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:30 pm

If I go downstairs and check my mail, and there's no admit packet, I won't be happy.

Congrats everyone!

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby tttlllsss » Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:31 pm

chihuahua12 wrote:
gatorlizzy28 wrote:
amers73 wrote:
gatorlizzy28 wrote:I just received my admit packet! I got the graduate fellowship plus $10,000!!! I'm pretty surprised at this but really happy =) Congrats to everyone else!


Congrats! Still anxiously awaiting my packet...
Care you share your numbers? :)


No problem, 3.75,167


Can someone explain these fellowships to me? Do you have to apply for them or is everyone automatically considered? Thanks!


They're called Graduate Fellowships, and they're only for out-of-state applicants. It's basically a $13k/yr package; $9k of it makes up the difference b/w out-of-state tuition and in-state tuition, and $4k of it is a stipend (which therefore counts as taxable income). Since part of it makes up the difference b/w OOS/IS tuitions, the Fellowship amount could theoretically fluctuate over the course of 3 years. You don't apply for this one; they're awarded to applicants automatically.

Also, as part of the deal, you both have to work for the law admin. during all 3 yrs (1st year- 8hrs/wk or so in the law library, 2nd/3rd years- 10hrs/wk doing research w/ a prof) and, I believe, you can't be in the bottom of the class (i.e., the bottom 30%).

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby luckyme » Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:37 pm

i got the complete email yesterday morning but my status checker is still blank. ?

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby lhlee » Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:44 pm

luckyme wrote:i got the complete email yesterday morning but my status checker is still blank. ?


Don't worry about it. I went complete in Nov. and status checker is still blank. I received my admit packet today.

Good Luck!

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby WVUCelticFan » Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:47 pm

Got my acceptance packet today with the grad fellowship and a nice scholarship on top of it. W&M looking promising.

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EvanC
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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby EvanC » Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:28 pm

If I send in my application today, but ask that W&M consider me based on my upcoming February LSAT, do I still have a shot at getting in this cycle even w/o scholarship?

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby Kinderby » Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:41 pm

My status went blank today, but frankly, I'm looking on it as a step up from the maddening incomplete. (You can't be incomplete! I sent everything through LSAC at the same time! LIES!)

Blank is good, blank is good. /mantra

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby tttlllsss » Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:43 pm

EvanC wrote:If I send in my application today, but ask that W&M consider me based on my upcoming February LSAT, do I still have a shot at getting in this cycle even w/o scholarship?


Assuming what - that you'll get a 165+ ?

Yes, you certainly have a shot. But if your numbers are weak (i.e., 164 or lower), you probably don't stand much of a chance.

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby Hannibal » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:30 pm

Got my packet today. I got 15k :)

It reads like it's 15k per year if I keep a 2.0 average. Is that what everyone else got? This seems like a comically easy average to maintain.

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby tttlllsss » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:32 pm

Hannibal wrote:Got my packet today. I got 15k :)

It reads like it's 15k per year if I keep a 2.0 average. Is that what everyone else got? This seems like a comically easy average to maintain.


Does it say "2.0" explicitly?

If I remember correctly, the Grad Fellowship requires a "B" average at minimum.

Also, I received an add'l scholarship w/ no strings attached.

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby kjadkins » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:33 pm

Hannibal wrote:Got my packet today. I got 15k :)

It reads like it's 15k per year if I keep a 2.0 average. Is that what everyone else got? This seems like a comically easy average to maintain.


Yep, mine was contingent on maintaining a C average.

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby aquyenl » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:33 pm

woot got the graduate fellowship too. 18k and 4k stipend.

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby JenDarby » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:35 pm

Hannibal wrote:Got my packet today. I got 15k :)

It reads like it's 15k per year if I keep a 2.0 average. Is that what everyone else got? This seems like a comically easy average to maintain.


That's exactly what I got. Not to be greedy, but I would have really appreciated more. If it is true that W&M doesn't really negotiate, then it's probably off my list.

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby tttlllsss » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:39 pm

JenDarby wrote:
Hannibal wrote:Got my packet today. I got 15k :)

It reads like it's 15k per year if I keep a 2.0 average. Is that what everyone else got? This seems like a comically easy average to maintain.


That's exactly what I got. Not to be greedy, but I would have really appreciated more. If it is true that W&M doesn't really negotiate, then it's probably off my list.


Just curious - are you in-state?

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby Hannibal » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:42 pm

JenDarby wrote:
Hannibal wrote:Got my packet today. I got 15k :)

It reads like it's 15k per year if I keep a 2.0 average. Is that what everyone else got? This seems like a comically easy average to maintain.


That's exactly what I got. Not to be greedy, but I would have really appreciated more. If it is true that W&M doesn't really negotiate, then it's probably off my list.


Yeah, same. I like UIUC better as a school by just a bit, and they also gave me a better offer. That said, W&M's tuition makes me happy that there's a cheap law school out there still.

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby JenDarby » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:42 pm

tttlllsss wrote:Just curious - are you in-state?

I'm OOS. If I were in state, the offer would be a lot more compelling. 90k+ debt from W&M isn't sounding too appealing to me.




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