Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

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lsatextreme
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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby lsatextreme » Thu May 05, 2011 8:46 pm

i received a similar email from Rutgers Camden earlier today but for some summer program that leads into a full time program sort of deal. I figured it was a last minute ploy to boost their stats so I ignored it.

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby StacyStrong » Thu May 05, 2011 8:51 pm

Yeah, I think I might apply just because their app is free but, I'm not really expecting anything out of it. It was just weird to receive. Especially since it didnt come with any stips, like a summer program.

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby ashrh01 » Fri May 06, 2011 10:55 am

StacyStrong wrote:Yeah, I think I might apply just because their app is free but, I'm not really expecting anything out of it. It was just weird to receive. Especially since it didnt come with any stips, like a summer program.


I got the same email yesterday. I did think it was odd because I never applied to kent and people have deposited by now.
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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby IHaveLawyers » Fri May 06, 2011 5:42 pm

Hey guys, I have been in review since 3/15. It's been 2 months, is this a bad sign or a good sign?

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby RCJH » Fri May 06, 2011 6:59 pm

IHaveLawyers wrote:Hey guys, I have been in review since 3/15. It's been 2 months, is this a bad sign or a good sign?



Since 2/28. No freaking clue.

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby kimheami » Fri May 06, 2011 11:59 pm

does anyone know if chicago kent has a policy on their scholarships if you transfer out? i read somewhere that sometimes if you transfer out of a school the scholarship you received your first year turns into a loan and you have to pay it back.
also, for anyone who deposited and is waiting on for a waitlisted school. is their any repercussions if you accept the scholarship and federal loans and then back out from attending the school because you got into a waitlisted school?

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby jessuf » Sat May 07, 2011 9:02 am

kimheami wrote:does anyone know if chicago kent has a policy on their scholarships if you transfer out? i read somewhere that sometimes if you transfer out of a school the scholarship you received your first year turns into a loan and you have to pay it back.
also, for anyone who deposited and is waiting on for a waitlisted school. is their any repercussions if you accept the scholarship and federal loans and then back out from attending the school because you got into a waitlisted school?


Nope, no penalty.



Also, I wish they would accept some more of the deferred applicants (and offer them $$) instead of e-mailing people who never even applied and offering them scholarships.

What do people send to schools they are on the WL at other than additional LORs, updated transcripts and LOCIs? I can get one more LOR and of course send LOCIs, but I'm not doing anything new with my time, I graduated from undergrad a few years ago, etc.

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby ashrh01 » Sun May 08, 2011 2:23 pm

Jessuf wrote:
kimheami wrote:does anyone know if chicago kent has a policy on their scholarships if you transfer out? i read somewhere that sometimes if you transfer out of a school the scholarship you received your first year turns into a loan and you have to pay it back.
also, for anyone who deposited and is waiting on for a waitlisted school. is their any repercussions if you accept the scholarship and federal loans and then back out from attending the school because you got into a waitlisted school?


Nope, no penalty.



Also, I wish they would accept some more of the deferred applicants (and offer them $$) instead of e-mailing people who never even applied and offering them scholarships.

What do people send to schools they are on the WL at other than additional LORs, updated transcripts and LOCIs? I can get one more LOR and of course send LOCIs, but I'm not doing anything new with my time, I graduated from undergrad a few years ago, etc.


I'm assuming they are emailing people that never applied who have a certain LSAT score. Maybe they haven't reached the median they want for their scores. it obviously still sucks for those WL but that's prob why.

if you're not doing anything new then just send LOCI and if you have any additional LORs that might tip the scales in your favor.

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby SarahagMont » Mon May 09, 2011 11:45 am

christinem20 wrote:Deferred full time....still nothing. I'm getting worried!

+1

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby SarahagMont » Mon May 09, 2011 11:50 am

Jessuf wrote:
kimheami wrote:does anyone know if chicago kent has a policy on their scholarships if you transfer out? i read somewhere that sometimes if you transfer out of a school the scholarship you received your first year turns into a loan and you have to pay it back.
also, for anyone who deposited and is waiting on for a waitlisted school. is their any repercussions if you accept the scholarship and federal loans and then back out from attending the school because you got into a waitlisted school?


Nope, no penalty.

Also, I wish they would accept some more of the deferred applicants (and offer them $$) instead of e-mailing people who never even applied and offering them scholarships.

What do people send to schools they are on the WL at other than additional LORs, updated transcripts and LOCIs? I can get one more LOR and of course send LOCIs, but I'm not doing anything new with my time, I graduated from undergrad a few years ago, etc.


I don't know if you have already done this, but I am WL at my top choice and have done the things listed above my only other suggestion is to go see the school in person and meet with the admissions comitee in person, and or retake the LSAT to have something new to twll them. (which sucks, I would know, who wants to take the LSAT just to get off a WL)

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby SarahagMont » Mon May 09, 2011 11:54 am

Jessuf wrote:
kimheami wrote:does anyone know if chicago kent has a policy on their scholarships if you transfer out? i read somewhere that sometimes if you transfer out of a school the scholarship you received your first year turns into a loan and you have to pay it back.
also, for anyone who deposited and is waiting on for a waitlisted school. is their any repercussions if you accept the scholarship and federal loans and then back out from attending the school because you got into a waitlisted school?


Nope, no penalty.



Also, I wish they would accept some more of the deferred applicants (and offer them $$) instead of e-mailing people who never even applied and offering them scholarships.

What do people send to schools they are on the WL at other than additional LORs, updated transcripts and LOCIs? I can get one more LOR and of course send LOCIs, but I'm not doing anything new with my time, I graduated from undergrad a few years ago, etc.

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby Scottie88 » Tue May 10, 2011 4:39 pm

Still no word.. deferred since 12/10 for the part time program. Should I be losing all hope!? :?

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby RCJH » Fri May 13, 2011 1:50 am

In final review as of today

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby ocbrody » Fri May 13, 2011 2:56 am

Accepted yesterday with a cycle changing scholarship. Now I'm scrambling to find a plane ticket to Chicago for the Dean's program next Thursday. Anyone else going?

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby StacyStrong » Fri May 13, 2011 2:21 pm

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby StacyStrong » Fri May 13, 2011 4:46 pm

nvm

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby bvenkat8325 » Mon May 16, 2011 5:18 pm

I was deferred back in Feb and was accepted to the full-time program a few weeks ago. Kent offered me the 20k scholly with stips and after emailing Dean Krent they threw in a a first year 5k grant. I thought that was generous until I saw a few people in here receiving a 25k grant with stips and a 10k grant after talking to Dean Krent. When I tried to negotiate for a higher amount, Dean Krent said they are now tapped out in scholarships. I'm still not sure since I have put down a deposit at Loyola, DePaul, and Kent. Has anyone else been told this while negotiation their financial aid package?

Also, where are people looking at in terms of housing? I would like to get a studio somewhere near campus.

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby aas911 » Mon May 16, 2011 5:25 pm

bvenkat8325 wrote:Also, where are people looking at in terms of housing? I would like to get a studio somewhere near campus.

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby aknecht » Tue May 17, 2011 8:00 am

bvenkat8325 wrote:I was deferred back in Feb and was accepted to the full-time program a few weeks ago. Kent offered me the 20k scholly with stips and after emailing Dean Krent they threw in a a first year 5k grant. I thought that was generous until I saw a few people in here receiving a 25k grant with stips and a 10k grant after talking to Dean Krent. When I tried to negotiate for a higher amount, Dean Krent said they are now tapped out in scholarships. I'm still not sure since I have put down a deposit at Loyola, DePaul, and Kent. Has anyone else been told this while negotiation their financial aid package?

Also, where are people looking at in terms of housing? I would like to get a studio somewhere near campus.


I find it very hard to believe that they are actually tapped out with scholarship money. Without me even asking for a monetary increase (I asked for stipulation reduction), Kent went from offering me $15k/year to $20k and then finally to $25k/year with a $10k grant the first year (so a $20k increase from their initial offer for the first year) and my numbers aren't even that great! So I think its a case of that you aren't a hot enough commodity to increase their offer (sorry). Kent offering many of us on TLS such enticing offers comes from their hope that many of us choose the GPA dependent offer and then don't meet it. That, to me, means that their scholarship fund is pretty flexible and they can offer a ton up front. Keep to your guns IMO. Pit Loyola and DePaul against Kent's offer.

I too have put down deposits at both Loyola and Kent. I sent Dean B @ Loyola an email basically saying "look, unless you increase my scholarship offer, I'm going to go to Kent because they made me this offer" and the reply was a flat "no". It's incredible...even if I only got the first year scholarship @ Kent and then had to pay full tuition for the next two years, I would still come out of Kent cheaper than if I retained my full scholarship at Loyola for 3 years.

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby tennissanta » Tue May 17, 2011 1:28 pm

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Agreed.

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby acmass » Wed May 18, 2011 5:47 pm

They didn't give me any $$, so I'm withdrawing.

Have fun in Chicago, kids!

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby Scottie88 » Thu May 19, 2011 3:26 pm

Has anyone tried calling / emailing admissions asking when deferred applications should start to be re-evaluated? still waiting since December and am getting frustrated!

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby StacyStrong » Fri May 20, 2011 10:09 pm

Does anyone know what the COA is with living?

I'm dumb and can't find it on their website.
Alsooooo, do they send out financial aid packages that list your loan options and all that?

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby lawyeriA » Sat May 21, 2011 12:40 pm

Has anyone been successful is attaining either how many students receive the stipulation based scholarship offer or even what the retention rate is? I have had trouble getting a clear answer on either one of these.

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby StacyStrong » Sat May 21, 2011 2:25 pm

To keep the full thing, I think 30% of the students meet the requirement. And I think about 50% meet the requirement for half.

It's on their website though, so I'd double check.




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