University of Houston 2011

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Kinderby
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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby Kinderby » Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:44 pm

Hmm... I went from IR 1/19 to File In Review 2/22.

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby jacketman03 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:54 pm

Kinderby wrote:Hmm... I went from IR 1/19 to File In Review 2/22.

Mine went from 1/4 to 2/8 a couple weeks ago, and no movement since.

I also did a little searching through this forum for people who's Review dates changed, and it was (out of about 9 people) 3 Admits, 3 Dings, and 3 Waitlists. So I don't know what it means at all.

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby AdlTX4 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:53 pm

jacketman03 wrote:
Kinderby wrote:Hmm... I went from IR 1/19 to File In Review 2/22.

Mine went from 1/4 to 2/8 a couple weeks ago, and no movement since.

I also did a little searching through this forum for people who's Review dates changed, and it was (out of about 9 people) 3 Admits, 3 Dings, and 3 Waitlists. So I don't know what it means at all.


Mine still says "File in Review- 1/4"

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby emilyvvv » Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:22 pm

AdlTX4 wrote:
jacketman03 wrote:
Kinderby wrote:Hmm... I went from IR 1/19 to File In Review 2/22.

Mine went from 1/4 to 2/8 a couple weeks ago, and no movement since.

I also did a little searching through this forum for people who's Review dates changed, and it was (out of about 9 people) 3 Admits, 3 Dings, and 3 Waitlists. So I don't know what it means at all.


Mine still says "File in Review- 1/4"


Same exact thing here...

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby dey206 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:28 pm

You guys are lucky, Im still at File Complete 1/18.

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby maduro » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:07 pm

yeah, still file complete here too 1/3.........

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby sbmr12 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:35 pm

Razorback2010 wrote:
sbmr12 wrote:
AdlTX4 wrote:
sbmr12 wrote:Does anyone know how many people Houston usually takes from its waitlist? I know it's based upon available seats, but some schools tend to be more willing to take applicants from the waitlist than others. Houston is my first choice and I would LOVE to be admitted from the waitlist. Already sent in my LOCI. Two letters of recommendation on the way, as well.


#s?


157/3.8


I'm a 1L at UH. I also had a 157/3.8 and was waitlisted. Over the summer I received an email with an offer to do part-time for a year with the opportunity to transfer to full-time in August that I took. I'd say about half of the people in part-time plan to transfer to full-time after 1L. I don't want to be a downer, but UH really just admits people based on LSAT. Undergrad GPA is pretty irrelevant. Luckily, most of the people who dominated the LSAT and had shitty undergrad GPAs also have shitty law school GPAs. I probably know grades for about 1/3 of the part-time section, and the people who did well (top 10%) had good undergrad records.

I really like my classmates and the law school. I'd recommend it to everyone, and I'd be happy to answer questions if anyone has any.


Thanks for the info. My only concern with going part-time is money. I live in Austin right now, so I guess I would have to look for work in Houston, in addition to starting law school, which seems like it could be a bit overwhelming. But I guess it is definitely something to consider. When you were waitlisted did you submit additional materials?

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby Razorback2010 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:51 pm

Thanks for the info. My only concern with going part-time is money. I live in Austin right now, so I guess I would have to look for work in Houston, in addition to starting law school, which seems like it could be a bit overwhelming. But I guess it is definitely something to consider. When you were waitlisted did you submit additional materials?


I was waitlisted pretty close to the notification deadline. Only additional thing was an email sent to the admissions people letting them know that I was still interested in UH. I don't think anything you send them will necessarily help you.

And I'd say a third of our class isn't working--people who plan to transfer to full-time. I'm going to work over the summer while going to class, but I haven't during the fall/spring. After 1 year of part-time you'll be at 26 hours; 1 year of full-time is 30 hours, so you wouldn't be very far behind. Pretty sure you get 3-4 hours of credit for being on a journal.

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby weilchild2 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:52 pm

Burgstaller04 wrote:I just got the scholly email. $10k per year. UH is out for me. I'll be withdrawing soon. Good luck everyone!


numbers?

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby Alex.Pham » Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:03 pm

My current status says: Decision Rendered- Admitted which was on 2/16/2011, but I still haven't received an email or official word. Does that mean I'm in? Could I be waitlisted?

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby ArchRoark » Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:07 pm

Alex.Pham wrote:My current status says: Decision Rendered- Admitted which was on 2/16/2011, but I still haven't received an email or official word. Does that mean I'm in? Could I be waitlisted?

You are in. You should of received a packet in the mail by now. I would call and confirm you mailing address.

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby merc280 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:54 pm

still no movement on my page. It's been application complete since 1/6, but I think Im out because of my numbers 2.8 and 155. Went to UH undergrad

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby thedive » Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:53 pm

Did anyone recieve scholly info with snail mail?

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby RyShermanJ » Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:54 pm

Hey I know a lot of y’all are just finding out about school. I am 1L in the part-time program at U of H. I had never lived in Houston before and was worried about finding an affordable apartment in a nice and safe area. My brother had a friend from school that is now a relator here and was really helpful. If you are anything like me, I didn’t want to go through a relator since I figure I was going to have to pay for it but I guess that is not true in areas not dominated by colleges. The apartment complex or owner pays the commission. Save yourself some stress; law school is enough on its own. If you have any questions about the area, I may be able to answer them but if you are looking for some place contact Rob.

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby Burgstaller04 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:19 pm

weilchild2 wrote:
Burgstaller04 wrote:I just got the scholly email. $10k per year. UH is out for me. I'll be withdrawing soon. Good luck everyone!


numbers?


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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby jwmalone87 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:45 pm

I understand that UH is getting squeezed pretty tight with the state budget crisis, but that's a pretty weak offer for your numbers. Assuming I get something similar, I'll likely be withdrawing soon, as well.

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby kkklick » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:24 am

Houston has become a non-option for me as I have better options on the table. Will wait to see if I get in and will then withdraw.

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby annalise20 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:49 pm

File in Review since 1/4. Any of you seeing changes?

156/3.8 so I'm not too hopeful.

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby jacketman03 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:51 pm

annalise20 wrote:File in Review since 1/4. Any of you seeing changes?

156/3.8 so I'm not too hopeful.

Mine has been in Review since 1/4, then the date changed on 2/8, but that's it.

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby lokist86 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:52 pm

In at SMU with $$. Will be withdrawing from UH shortly. I hope someone will be able to utilize my spot. GL!

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby chrisiQ » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:52 am

been complete since 1/4 . . . will it ever change

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby txag10 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:39 pm

I went into review three times now. Once in december, again in january, and now 3/1. What the hell...I know my numbers are not all that solid, and UofH may be a reacher, but I have so much to offer...sigh.

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby TJISMYHERO » Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:45 pm

txag10 wrote:I went into review three times now. Once in december, again in january, and now 3/1. What the hell...I know my numbers are not all that solid, and UofH may be a reacher, but I have so much to offer...sigh.


I don't know what your GPA is, but a 162 is not historically a reach number for UH.

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby txag10 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:47 pm

TJISMYHERO wrote:
txag10 wrote:I went into review three times now. Once in december, again in january, and now 3/1. What the hell...I know my numbers are not all that solid, and UofH may be a reacher, but I have so much to offer...sigh.


I don't know what your GPA is, but a 162 is not historically a reach number for UH.

2.9 but I added a grade addendum for personal reasons for my lone bad semester and to highlight my grade trend (3.5-3.8 the past 2 years in primarily "law" courses). Maybe they'll read it.

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby TJISMYHERO » Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:12 pm

txag10 wrote:
TJISMYHERO wrote:
txag10 wrote:I went into review three times now. Once in december, again in january, and now 3/1. What the hell...I know my numbers are not all that solid, and UofH may be a reacher, but I have so much to offer...sigh.


I don't know what your GPA is, but a 162 is not historically a reach number for UH.

2.9 but I added a grade addendum for personal reasons for my lone bad semester and to highlight my grade trend (3.5-3.8 the past 2 years in primarily "law" courses). Maybe they'll read it.

Good luck man, our numbers are similar and I got in after a decent wait except I applied quite early.




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