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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby maxm2764 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:09 pm

upfish wrote:If I end up at STCL, IT'S ON. And then I will be in more debt due to the sneakers arms race.


Sounds like a plan. What's a few thousand extra for some sick kicks, right?

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby TT09 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:57 pm

Wow, just got accepted off of the WL at TTU. Not sure so much now regarding a decision as I was almost deadset on STCL as late as yesterday. Also waiting to hear back from LSU as I was WL'ed there in early Feb., but this kind of throws my plans for a loop.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby Mce252 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:59 pm

TT09 wrote:Wow, just got accepted off of the WL at TTU. Not sure so much now regarding a decision as I was almost deadset on STCL as late as yesterday. Also waiting to hear back from LSU as I was WL'ed there in early Feb., but this kind of throws my plans for a loop.



I was faced with a similar decision earlier in the cycle and decided that between Tech and STCL, the latter is the better option. However, I am also very comfortable working in Houston after graduation.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby TT09 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:00 pm

Mce252 wrote:
TT09 wrote:Wow, just got accepted off of the WL at TTU. Not sure so much now regarding a decision as I was almost deadset on STCL as late as yesterday. Also waiting to hear back from LSU as I was WL'ed there in early Feb., but this kind of throws my plans for a loop.



I was faced with a similar decision earlier in the cycle and decided that between Tech and STCL, the latter is the better option. However, I am also very comfortable working in Houston after graduation.


Yeah, born and raised in Houston myself, and currently live here now, so this is tough...

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby maxm2764 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:29 pm

TT09 wrote:
Yeah, born and raised in Houston myself, and currently live here now, so this is tough...


I think you should to come to STCL. We can discuss Wiz, Weezy, and other lyrical wordsmiths.
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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby Mce252 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:32 pm

TT09 wrote:
Mce252 wrote:
TT09 wrote:Wow, just got accepted off of the WL at TTU. Not sure so much now regarding a decision as I was almost deadset on STCL as late as yesterday. Also waiting to hear back from LSU as I was WL'ed there in early Feb., but this kind of throws my plans for a loop.



I was faced with a similar decision earlier in the cycle and decided that between Tech and STCL, the latter is the better option. However, I am also very comfortable working in Houston after graduation.


Yeah, born and raised in Houston myself, and currently live here now, so this is tough...



Tech is a good school but you won't have the same options in Houston if you decide you want to come back. Summers were another part of my decision. It's a lot easier to find summer work locally at STCL than at Tech. I'm married so that was a big deal.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby TT09 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:16 pm

maxm2764 wrote:
TT09 wrote:
Yeah, born and raised in Houston myself, and currently live here now, so this is tough...


I think you should to come to STCL. We can discuss Wiz, Weezy, and other lyrical wordsmiths.


LOL, that is very enticing...Okay, STCL it is.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby roarthur » Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:39 pm

TT09 wrote:Wow, just got accepted off of the WL at TTU. Not sure so much now regarding a decision as I was almost deadset on STCL as late as yesterday. Also waiting to hear back from LSU as I was WL'ed there in early Feb., but this kind of throws my plans for a loop.


Personally, I think you should go to Tech. Mostly because I am on the WL at STCL and would love your spot to open up.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby andrewb414 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:50 pm

So I am going to need to wear a suit to the ASR on the 30th?
Since the women were discussing jeans, what do the men on the board plan on wearing?

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby txadv11 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:55 pm

andrewb414 wrote:So I am going to need to wear a suit to the ASR on the 30th?
Since the women were discussing jeans, what do the men on the board plan on wearing?


Full suit, minus tie.
I'll have my gunner croakies on so I can meet the squad. (kidding)

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby Grad_Student » Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:32 pm

What's happening on the 30th? I'd like to come watch all you wide-eyed newbies looking at 3 years of hell :twisted:

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby txadv11 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:34 pm

Grad_Student wrote:What's happening on the 30th? I'd like to come watch all you wide-eyed newbies looking at 3 years of hell :twisted:

Saturday, April 30

Admitted Student Reception Houston, Texas
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
South Texas College of Law
1303 San Jacinto St.
Houston, Texas 77002


I think it is just a few speakers from the school, some light food and drinks, and a tour.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby Grad_Student » Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:38 pm

txadv11 wrote:
Grad_Student wrote:What's happening on the 30th? I'd like to come watch all you wide-eyed newbies looking at 3 years of hell :twisted:

Saturday, April 30

Admitted Student Reception Houston, Texas
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
South Texas College of Law
1303 San Jacinto St.
Houston, Texas 77002


I think it is just a few speakers from the school, some light food and drinks, and a tour.

I think I will stop by for some refreshments

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby moreschool? » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:09 pm

Any decisions announced today? Still waiting, with an "Application Complete" entry since February 8. Doesn't look good. It is obvious that I'm not on their "must have" list.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby txadv11 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:15 pm

moreschool? wrote:Any decisions announced today? Still waiting, with an "Application Complete" entry since February 8. Doesn't look good. It is obvious that I'm not on their "must have" list.


I think it is an issue of timing and spots. Not necessarily how much or little they want you.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby moreschool? » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:28 pm

I think it is an issue of timing and spots. Not necessarily how much or little they want you.[/quote]

You're probably right, although I can't help but think that they look at least at the raw numbers when an application comes in. My guess is that if I were 175/3.85 (I'm not!) they would have already gotten around to taking a look at my file! So, this may mean that I'm in the pile of applications that are considered for whatever spots happen to be left over when they make their first round of offers.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby txadv11 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:33 pm

moreschool? wrote:I think it is an issue of timing and spots. Not necessarily how much or little they want you.


You're probably right, although I can't help but think that they look at least at the raw numbers when an application comes in. My guess is that if I were 175/3.85 (I'm not!) they would have already gotten around to taking a look at my file! So, this may mean that I'm in the pile of applications that are considered for whatever spots happen to be left over when they make their first round of offers.[/quote]

Actually if you were a 175, 3.85, they would consider rejecting (yield-protection) you because the people who have that high of an index don't show up to STCL, even Houston-ites, would go to U of H. 8)

But yeah, I bet you are right, they probably "screen" the apps first, although I think they actually print up 3 copies of your app and give them to 3 faculty members, whom decide your fate.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby merc280 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:45 pm

i'm still waiting. now wondering if I should go to either TSU or St. Mary's if I don't get into STCL.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby txadv11 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:49 pm

merc280 wrote:i'm still waiting. now wondering if I should go to either TSU or St. Mary's if I don't get into STCL.

PLEASE don't go to TSU.
I totally support them trying to diversify the legal community and I think they try very hard, but the quality of the education, job prospects, and respect is low. I really did hear a professor say that TSU has been in jeopardy of losing the accreditation.
If you didn't have any other choices, I'd say rethink things, but possibly go. But I'd jump on St. Mary's if STCL doesn't work.
I think St. Marys is a fine school, I am just not sure if I'd want to be stuck in SA for at least a decade.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby merc280 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:56 pm

txadv11 wrote:
merc280 wrote:i'm still waiting. now wondering if I should go to either TSU or St. Mary's if I don't get into STCL.

PLEASE don't go to TSU.
I totally support them trying to diversify the legal community and I think they try very hard, but the quality of the education, job prospects, and respect is low. I really did hear a professor say that TSU has been in jeopardy of losing the accreditation.
If you didn't have any other choices, I'd say rethink things, but possibly go. But I'd jump on St. Mary's if STCL doesn't work.
I think St. Marys is a fine school, I am just not sure if I'd want to be stuck in SA for at least a decade.



how do you think a student who is top 5% in St. Mary's would look trying to transfer to a t-14 or a t6 like chicago?

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby txadv11 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:59 pm

merc280 wrote:
txadv11 wrote:
merc280 wrote:i'm still waiting. now wondering if I should go to either TSU or St. Mary's if I don't get into STCL.

PLEASE don't go to TSU.
I totally support them trying to diversify the legal community and I think they try very hard, but the quality of the education, job prospects, and respect is low. I really did hear a professor say that TSU has been in jeopardy of losing the accreditation.
If you didn't have any other choices, I'd say rethink things, but possibly go. But I'd jump on St. Mary's if STCL doesn't work.
I think St. Marys is a fine school, I am just not sure if I'd want to be stuck in SA for at least a decade.



how do you think a student who is top 5% in St. Mary's would look trying to transfer to a t-14 or a t6 like chicago?


From what I've seen, you could try and ED to Chicago, Top 5% would possibly get you in at GULC. <--- GULC takes like 100+ students each year from transfers!
Just don't forget that you may not be able to transfer and you'll have to go somewhere you'd be okay graduating from. That is why I didn't take decent money from Wesleyan and am potentially going to STCL at sticker, sigh.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby merc280 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:02 pm

would the grad plus loan cover all the costs that a scholarship doesnt pay or does it top out at $20K? Aren't discover loans good, if grad plus loans don't work out?

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby andrewb414 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:12 pm

More decisions will come on the 15th when they don't receive checks from people going to other schools. That was the due date for my check.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby txadv11 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:18 pm

merc280 wrote:would the grad plus loan cover all the costs that a scholarship doesnt pay or does it top out at $20K? Aren't discover loans good, if grad plus loans don't work out?


Stafford, Federal Direct is 20,500 total (8,500 of it is interest free until graduation) The interest rate is currently 6.8%
Grad Loan Plus will let you borrow up to the school's "max", after the direct, interest is 7.9%

So for STCL at sticker, NO grants or scholarships assumed.
49,000 is the MAX that you could borrow. I think things change for married people, but I'll keep it easy. TEG could factor in, so would military benefits, I guess?

20,500 Federal Direct
28,500 Grad Loan Plus
49,000 Total.

Grad Loan Plus requires a credit check, but I think they only look for negative things like defaults, levies, leins, etc

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby merc280 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:29 pm

txadv11 wrote:
merc280 wrote:would the grad plus loan cover all the costs that a scholarship doesnt pay or does it top out at $20K? Aren't discover loans good, if grad plus loans don't work out?


Stafford, Federal Direct is 20,500 total (8,500 of it is interest free until graduation) The interest rate is currently 6.8%
Grad Loan Plus will let you borrow up to the school's "max", after the direct, interest is 7.9%

So for STCL at sticker, NO grants or scholarships assumed.
49,000 is the MAX that you could borrow. I think things change for married people, but I'll keep it easy. TEG could factor in, so would military benefits, I guess?

20,500 Federal Direct
28,500 Grad Loan Plus
49,000 Total.

Grad Loan Plus requires a credit check, but I think they only look for negative things like defaults, levies, leins, etc


Thanks for the info. Why is it that some people go to third party lenders, is it because they don't get approved for the government loans?




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