Cardozo 2011

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rocon7383
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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby rocon7383 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:35 pm

binghamtonalum wrote:In via phone call today, also told on the phone of a 16k/yr scholarship! yeeeehaw! Still debating between about whether to attend Cardozo (definitely a better school) or St. Johns (got in with a full-ride), any opinions!



I hope I've got some opinions for you soon! haha, I got a full ride to st. john's too, and am hoping to hear from Cardozo soon, my app has been complete. I posed this question, as a hypothetical, to my cousin who has his own practice in NY, and he said take the money at St. Johns. But I suppose there are more factors i.e-- are you commuting, and how much money from the better school. So Im not sure-- I'll let you know when I hear.

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby rocon7383 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:40 pm

Aggiegrad2011 wrote:
msh342 wrote:I received a personal phone call letting me know that I was in and that the admissions packet was on it's way about a week ago.

I'm really excited about Cardozo! There is a certain energy about the school that is missing from Brooklyn.


Beware that the "admissions packet" consists of a wrapper that is like the stuff a hard drive comes in and a thin "viewbook-style" packet with 3 folds and an acceptance letter and scholarship information (if applicable). It's quite possibly the most chintzy, depressing acceptance packet I've gotten. McGeorge's was 500x better. You'd think from a school that costs as much as Cardozo does, their admissions packet would be a lot nicer, you know? =[

I was SO excited when I opened the mail, and about 30 seconds after looking at it, I'm like... wow. :( Not to soil your accomplishment but don't get your hopes up too high for a cool admissions packet. I wish someone had told me that what I was waiting for was barely bigger than a friggin' mailing advertisement.


No offense, but when I get acceptance letters i try not to fret about the packaging of the acceptance...

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby aidez-moi » Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:50 pm

BSJ921 wrote:I took the tour yesterday and am really excited. For May applicants like myself, I was told they would start getting to those in February.


Damn. I was hoping they would have started looking at us May-ers earlier...oh well.

Thanks for the info.

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby buchy2009 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:34 pm

They just emailed me saying my application was being held. I'm a little surprised…

Does anyone know how likely someone is to get a scholarship if they get accepted from the hold pile?

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby Zarathustraspoke » Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:56 pm

buchy2009 wrote:They just emailed me saying my application was being held. I'm a little surprised…

Does anyone know how likely someone is to get a scholarship if they get accepted from the hold pile?



Same here. Kind of surprised too that I was held, thought I was in for sure...

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby hawaii » Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:06 pm

Zarathustraspoke wrote:
buchy2009 wrote:They just emailed me saying my application was being held. I'm a little surprised…

Does anyone know how likely someone is to get a scholarship if they get accepted from the hold pile?



Same here. Kind of surprised too that I was held, thought I was in for sure...


+ 1 .... This is really disappointing... this cycle is going to be the death of me :-(

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby DJsm20 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:18 pm

Just got the email- on hold. Kind of surprised. 167/ 3.4 Is this better/worse than a waitlist?

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby rocon7383 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:31 pm

I got the email for on hold too. I was pretty surprised, I got a full ride at St. johns which is only 20 rankings lower so the idea of not even getting IN kinda hit me like a ton of bricks.

What does a hold even mean-- Is it better than wait list? And are my chances of getting money there completely gone?

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby yepyep » Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:11 pm

msh342 wrote:I received a personal phone call letting me know that I was in and that the admissions packet was on it's way about a week ago.

I'm really excited about Cardozo! There is a certain energy about the school that is missing from Brooklyn.


I agree about the vibe compared to Brooklyn, was put on hold today with a 165/2.7

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby hawaii » Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:54 pm

So I got the hold email this afternoon but when I checked the online status check, it says that a decision has been reached and mailed.

Does a hold count as a decision?! If not... I think I just got rejected :'(

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby CrimLaw300 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:35 am

buchy2009 wrote:They just emailed me saying my application was being held. I'm a little surprised…

Does anyone know how likely someone is to get a scholarship if they get accepted from the hold pile?


Same e-mail here. Very surprised as well...

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby ebl1014 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:37 am

Does Cardozo have a thing for softs or something? It seems like some (a lot?) of the people that got in with the first batch of acceptances had lesser numbers than the people who are being held now.

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby Zarathustraspoke » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:25 am

I'm gonna go ahead and speculate that some of us that were held with higher numbers were held, not because of our numbers, but because they probably assumed we were applying there as a safety and they want to keep their yield percentage up. With that said, if you are really considering Cardozo I would send a LOCI immediately. I have not done but am leaning to sending one this weekend.

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby neptunestar » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:34 am

Those that were put "On Hold" - When did you go Under Review?

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby Zarathustraspoke » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:36 am

12/7 IIRC

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby yepyep » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:00 pm

Zarathustraspoke wrote:I'm gonna go ahead and speculate that some of us that were held with higher numbers were held, not because of our numbers, but because they probably assumed we were applying there as a safety and they want to keep their yield percentage up. With that said, if you are really considering Cardozo I would send a LOCI immediately. I have not done but am leaning to sending one this weekend.


Don't tip the competition man. Already sent mine the afternoon I got the email.

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby lawschool12345 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:17 pm

waitlisted by email, two minutes ago, so decisions should be coming now

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby rs2004 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:18 pm

lawschool12345 wrote:waitlisted by email, two minutes ago, so decisions should be coming now


+1

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby handprints » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:42 pm

just got waitlist email now also. seems like a tease after the itap and tour of the building yesterday.... :(

any tips on what i can do??? i will send a loci (in the body of the email or as an attachment??). but i am also debating whether to apply for the may program.

ahhhhhh....

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby AdlTX4 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:58 pm

+1

Just got the waitlist

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby yepyep » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:11 pm

AdlTX4 wrote:+1

Just got the waitlist


Is there a difference between being waitlisted and placed on hold at Cardozo?

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby Chouchous » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:21 pm

yepyep wrote:
AdlTX4 wrote:+1

Just got the waitlist


Is there a difference between being waitlisted and placed on hold at Cardozo?


wondering the same thing. Just got the 'on hold' email also. I already wrote 2 paragraphs about why I wanted to study at Cardozo in my personal statement, so I doubt it's YP. Any suggestions on what I should do?

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby Hank Chill » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:31 pm

I had a phone interview with them this past Friday. Does anyone know when I should here back from them? I haven't gotten a wait list email today....

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby Chouchous » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:33 pm

Hank Chill wrote:I had a phone interview with them this past Friday. Does anyone know when I should here back from them? I haven't gotten a wait list email today....


had no idea they also do phone interviews. Interesting. Good luck. Probably a good sign you didn't hear anything today, since it seems they put a lot of people on hold/ waitlist.

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby shtolky » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:37 pm

Got the wait list email 10 minutes ago. 2.9/165, not surprised seeing as there as those with better numbers also being wait listed. Will send LOCI. I wonder what the difference is between the wait list and a hold?




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