South Texas 2011

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andrewb414
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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby andrewb414 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:49 am

I have question regarding transportation.
How do you plan on getting to school each day?
I am hoping to live close enough to ride my bicycle, but I heard that not many students do this.
Is there a reason why not? For those of you that are in the same boat as me, looking for a studio apartment that is cheap and close, what are your plans on the commute?

*edit... there is some redundancy in my questions, but the first is for everyone, and the last is more specific

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby upfish » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:05 am

andrewb414 wrote:I have question regarding transportation.
How do you plan on getting to school each day?
I am hoping to live close enough to ride my bicycle, but I heard that not many students do this.
Is there a reason why not? For those of you that are in the same boat as me, looking for a studio apartment that is cheap and close, what are your plans on the commute?

*edit... there is some redundancy in my questions, but the first is for everyone, and the last is more specific


Biking in Houston can be kind of dangerous, but people do it.

Light rail is also feasible, as is the bus.

I personally will be driving though.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby benzarden » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:30 am

I live less than 5 minutes away from ST, and I'd say biking would be a completely viable option during the day. If you have to stay late or go to the library late, I would agree that I wouldn't want to be biking around downtown Houston at night.

If I get accepted, I will be driving. I'm sure there are parking garages that you can rent a space and pay a monthly rate.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby scherian11 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:08 pm

Do you have any apartment recommendations that are near the school?

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby FutureLitigator27 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:27 pm

andrewb414 wrote:I am hoping to live close enough to ride my bicycle, but I heard that not many students do this.
Is there a reason why not?


The weather is going to be your biggest problem if you want to ride your bike. 90+ degrees in August/September/October and major thunderstorms throughout the year.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby benzarden » Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:34 pm

Typical apartments? Not really, the school is downtown. Right now I live in a townhouse in Midtown.

Downtown you are going to find mostly Condos, though there are some apartment type places near the Ballpark. I think they are pretty expensive though because of their proximity to the park, even though they are in a terrible part of downtown. Living in Houston is really pretty expensive, and to get something at a decent price you may have to go 10 minutes away from the school. If you have an 8am class that 10 minutes could easily turn into 30 depending on traffic.

But just do your research online.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby Grad_Student » Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:37 pm

scherian11 wrote:Do you have any apartment recommendations that are near the school?

http://www.har.com -- can search rental homes and condos

http://www.everyaptmapped.com/ -- this can search more typical apt units.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby benzarden » Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:11 pm

Merc or Soften, have you guys heard anything yet?

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby jaw10 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:47 pm

I have heard nothing... I thought this week was the week. Ugh... I'm bummed... Hopefully today they will send the letters out. It seems really unfair to make someone fill out financial aid information if they might not even get accepted.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby merc280 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:09 pm

benzarden wrote:Merc or Soften, have you guys heard anything yet?



Nope, havent heard anything. Probably will by 6pm today, or at least thats according to one poster who said that decisions would be out by today at the latest.

moreschool?
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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby moreschool? » Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:34 pm

I have just about decided that all of these postings about decision dates, times, or circumstances are in fact false information plants by either:

1) an admissions employee who has a cruel streak,
2) a former non-admitted applicant who is taking out his/her frustration on those currently waiting.

What do you all think?

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby benzarden » Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:49 pm

I think you've been watching too much Glen Beck. Bad conspiracy theory.

I honestly just think that STCL admissions office received more applications than expected and its a clusterfuck.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby softenedheart404 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:09 pm

benzarden wrote:Merc or Soften, have you guys heard anything yet?


Nope..I want to hear just as much as everyone else. They can't make us wait forever. I should have asked if their data input lady quit, because that would make so much more sense.

Also, I lol'ed at moreschool?'s conspiracy theory. I couldn't have dreamed that one up, but you never know about people these days.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby graceful1 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:12 pm

benzarden wrote:I think you've been watching too much Glen Beck. Bad conspiracy theory.

I honestly just think that STCL admissions office received more applications than expected and its a clusterfuck.

This.
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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby Beestinga » Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:27 pm

nope. plants. all of us.
of the 86 pages of posts in this thread, 95% of them were made my me via various accounts I've registered.
Took me several years to rack up all of the posts on each of these accounts, but it was totally worth it.
and man, you don't know fun 'till you've staged an internet argument with yourself over Louisiana state politics. whooowie that's fun!

moreschool?
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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby moreschool? » Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:39 pm

Some of you appear to have taken my clearly tongue in cheek "conspiracy theory" far too seriously! It appears that for those still waiting in late April, the sarcasm meter must not be working very well!

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby Beestinga » Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:58 pm

in all fairness, the line "too much glenn beck" applies if you've seen him at all.
even a picture. a magazine ad. a billboard. anything.
that's too much.
so he was right in that regard.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby graceful1 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:18 pm

graceful1 wrote:
benzarden wrote:I think you've been watching too much Glen Beck. Bad conspiracy theory.

I honestly just think that STCL admissions office received more applications than expected and its a clusterfuck.

This.

"This" to the admissions office comment.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby ab7 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:06 pm

Does anyone know when the 2nd deposit date is for those that had a first deposit deadline of April 15?

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby prelawtx » Sat Apr 30, 2011 2:38 pm

abcd wrote:
prelawtx wrote:just withdrew from south texas.

good luck everyone!

Why'd you withdraw?


I've decided to go with another school [and i'm thinking about taking a year off]

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby maxm2764 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 6:20 pm

For anyone to went to the ASR today, how was it?

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby Grad_Student » Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:48 pm

maxm2764 wrote:For anyone to went to the ASR today, how was it?

Saw the whole gaggle of y'all there. At least y'all looked nice :mrgreen:

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby jrw0212 » Sun May 01, 2011 11:57 am

maxm2764 wrote:For anyone who went to the ASR today, how was it?


First post. I enjoyed it much more than I had anticipated. I was extremely impressed by the facilities. The deans did a great job on their presentation I think.

Also, I made a few TLS references in casual conversation with 3 or 4 people, and all of them had no idea what I was talking about, lol.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby andrewb414 » Mon May 02, 2011 10:47 am

I was also impressed with the facilities. I cut out shortly after the start of the reception so that I could go apartment hunting. That was and still is a daunting task.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby txadv11 » Mon May 02, 2011 11:18 am

They JUST cashed my check at the end of last week. Mother F#$@^#$^.




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