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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby OoOLaLa » Mon May 02, 2011 11:49 am

I went on Sat. but only stayed for the formal part of the reception. I was impressed and must admit that Gerald Treece left a great impression about the trial advocacy program (even though at this point I prefer transactional law).

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby TT09 » Mon May 02, 2011 12:34 pm

OoOLaLa wrote:I went on Sat. but only stayed for the formal part of the reception. I was impressed and must admit that Gerald Treece left a great impression about the trial advocacy program (even though at this point I prefer transactional law).


+1

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby maxm2764 » Mon May 02, 2011 1:13 pm

I didn't attend, but I can say from spending a good amount of time at both, STCL's library > UH's library.

Honestly, if U of H lets me in off of the waitlist, I would have to think long and hard about my options due to this.

Also, U of H is f'ing expensive. :D

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby Mce252 » Mon May 02, 2011 1:31 pm

maxm2764 wrote:I didn't attend, but I can say from spending a good amount of time at both, STCL's library > UH's library.

Honestly, if U of H lets me in off of the waitlist, I would have to think long and hard about my options due to this.

Also, U of H is f'ing expensive. :D



I love when anyone says they're going to think "long and hard". Turning down U of H for STCL doesn't seem practical to me, unless you had a full-ride with a stipend at STCL, and a family situation that required zero debt. I don't even think STCL offers that kind of "package".

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby maxm2764 » Mon May 02, 2011 2:01 pm

Mce252 wrote:
maxm2764 wrote:I didn't attend, but I can say from spending a good amount of time at both, STCL's library > UH's library.

Honestly, if U of H lets me in off of the waitlist, I would have to think long and hard about my options due to this.

Also, U of H is f'ing expensive. :D



I love when anyone says they're going to think "long and hard". Turning down U of H for STCL doesn't seem practical to me, unless you had a full-ride with a stipend at STCL, and a family situation that required zero debt. I don't even think STCL offers that kind of "package".


I love when people make flawed assumptions about other people's decisions

UH is a great school and it was definitely my first choice. I also understand STCL is a t4 so spare me of that argument. But my thinking is, a long shot acceptance off of the wait list leads to no money. With tuition only going up at public schools in Texas, UH's tuition is only getting more expensive.

I have a scholly with a reasonable stip at STCL, making the COA significantly lower. I don't know about you, but $75k in loans compared to $200k in loans makes it a tough decision.

If there's something wrong in my reasoning, please enlighten me.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby TT09 » Mon May 02, 2011 2:15 pm

maxm2764 wrote:
Mce252 wrote:
maxm2764 wrote:I didn't attend, but I can say from spending a good amount of time at both, STCL's library > UH's library.

Honestly, if U of H lets me in off of the waitlist, I would have to think long and hard about my options due to this.

Also, U of H is f'ing expensive. :D



I love when anyone says they're going to think "long and hard". Turning down U of H for STCL doesn't seem practical to me, unless you had a full-ride with a stipend at STCL, and a family situation that required zero debt. I don't even think STCL offers that kind of "package".


I love when people make flawed assumptions about other people's decisions

UH is a great school and it was definitely my first choice. I also understand STCL is a t4 so spare me of that argument. But my thinking is, a long shot acceptance off of the wait list leads to no money. With tuition only going up at public schools in Texas, UH's tuition is only getting more expensive.

I have a scholly with a reasonable stip at STCL, making the COA significantly lower. I don't know about you, but $75k in loans compared to $200k in loans makes it a tough decision.

If there's something wrong in my reasoning, please enlighten me.


Nope, your reasoning appears to be very sound :mrgreen:

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby maxm2764 » Mon May 02, 2011 2:17 pm

Thanks TT, I appreciate the support.

BTW, please tell me you going to the Wiz Khalifa concert July 6th. I'll definitely be there if you are.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby upfish » Mon May 02, 2011 2:29 pm

maxm2764 wrote:
I love when people make flawed assumptions about other people's decisions

UH is a great school and it was definitely my first choice. I also understand STCL is a t4 so spare me of that argument. But my thinking is, a long shot acceptance off of the wait list leads to no money. With tuition only going up at public schools in Texas, UH's tuition is only getting more expensive.

I have a scholly with a reasonable stip at STCL, making the COA significantly lower. I don't know about you, but $75k in loans compared to $200k in loans makes it a tough decision.

If there's something wrong in my reasoning, please enlighten me.


If we have the same stip, I wouldn't call it reasonable. 3.0 = top 25% = 75% chance you wave bye to it.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby maxm2764 » Mon May 02, 2011 2:35 pm

upfish wrote:
maxm2764 wrote:
I love when people make flawed assumptions about other people's decisions

UH is a great school and it was definitely my first choice. I also understand STCL is a t4 so spare me of that argument. But my thinking is, a long shot acceptance off of the wait list leads to no money. With tuition only going up at public schools in Texas, UH's tuition is only getting more expensive.

I have a scholly with a reasonable stip at STCL, making the COA significantly lower. I don't know about you, but $75k in loans compared to $200k in loans makes it a tough decision.

If there's something wrong in my reasoning, please enlighten me.


If we have the same stip, I wouldn't call it reasonable. 3.0 = top 25% = 75% chance you wave bye to it.


Agreed, reasonable may have been pushing it. Maybe we can call it acceptable?

Top 30%. Also, the curve is being pushed up starting this year, so hopefully it will be closer to 40%. Either way, it's better than no scholly money with no stips.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby holliebell » Mon May 02, 2011 3:27 pm

andrewb414 wrote: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.


Ugh... I finally signed on an apartment Saturday after the ASR. I'm living pretty far from downtown (Westheimer/Voss area), but my husband works over in Westchase so we had to split the difference. I don't think it's going to be a bad commute.

Everything's just so darn expensive.

Also, if we got loans (Stafford and/or Grad PLUS... I was offered both) when do we actually receive them? When do we get our class schedules? Is it at orientation? Doesn't give us much time to do our first assignments/readings if so.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby TT09 » Mon May 02, 2011 4:23 pm

maxm2764 wrote:
upfish wrote:
maxm2764 wrote:
I love when people make flawed assumptions about other people's decisions

UH is a great school and it was definitely my first choice. I also understand STCL is a t4 so spare me of that argument. But my thinking is, a long shot acceptance off of the wait list leads to no money. With tuition only going up at public schools in Texas, UH's tuition is only getting more expensive.

I have a scholly with a reasonable stip at STCL, making the COA significantly lower. I don't know about you, but $75k in loans compared to $200k in loans makes it a tough decision.

If there's something wrong in my reasoning, please enlighten me.


If we have the same stip, I wouldn't call it reasonable. 3.0 = top 25% = 75% chance you wave bye to it.


Agreed, reasonable may have been pushing it. Maybe we can call it acceptable?

Top 30%. Also, the curve is being pushed up starting this year, so hopefully it will be closer to 40%. Either way, it's better than no scholly money with no stips.


Yeah, I would say those aren't impossible stips. And yes, that concert will have me in attendance. I've already seen him twice. The dude is legit.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby jaw10 » Mon May 02, 2011 4:39 pm

As I understand it, today is the day for the few last decisions. Hopefully, that proves to be true.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby txag10 » Mon May 02, 2011 5:23 pm

I just withdrew. Opens up a Dean's Merit Scholarship. STCL is a great school, but when compared to Tech's COL, it was a difficult choice. Good luck to you all!

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby maxm2764 » Mon May 02, 2011 5:25 pm

holliebell wrote:
Also, if we got loans (Stafford and/or Grad PLUS... I was offered both) when do we actually receive them? When do we get our class schedules? Is it at orientation? Doesn't give us much time to do our first assignments/readings if so.


+10000000000. I would actually like the answer to all of these questions, as well.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby Mce252 » Mon May 02, 2011 6:01 pm

maxm2764 wrote:
Mce252 wrote:
maxm2764 wrote:I didn't attend, but I can say from spending a good amount of time at both, STCL's library > UH's library.

Honestly, if U of H lets me in off of the waitlist, I would have to think long and hard about my options due to this.

Also, U of H is f'ing expensive. :D



I love when anyone says they're going to think "long and hard". Turning down U of H for STCL doesn't seem practical to me, unless you had a full-ride with a stipend at STCL, and a family situation that required zero debt. I don't even think STCL offers that kind of "package".


I love when people make flawed assumptions about other people's decisions

UH is a great school and it was definitely my first choice. I also understand STCL is a t4 so spare me of that argument. But my thinking is, a long shot acceptance off of the wait list leads to no money. With tuition only going up at public schools in Texas, UH's tuition is only getting more expensive.

I have a scholly with a reasonable stip at STCL, making the COA significantly lower. I don't know about you, but $75k in loans compared to $200k in loans makes it a tough decision.

If there's something wrong in my reasoning, please enlighten me.



I made it pretty clear in my post that I was giving a personal opinion. There is no absolute in these decisions. However, FOR ME, I would feel comfortable taking on a much more considerable amount of debt at U of H as opposed to STCL. My living expenses are covered in either situation so we are probably looking at two different scenarios.

Don't be so sensitive...

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby maxm2764 » Mon May 02, 2011 6:06 pm

Mce252 wrote:
Don't be so sensitive...


Don't be so narrow-minded.... opinionated...

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby Mce252 » Mon May 02, 2011 6:08 pm

maxm2764 wrote:
Mce252 wrote:
Don't be so sensitive...


Don't be so narrow-minded.... opinionated...



Stop browsing an online forum?

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby maxm2764 » Mon May 02, 2011 6:09 pm

Mce252 wrote:
maxm2764 wrote:
Mce252 wrote:
Don't be so sensitive...


Don't be so narrow-minded.... opinionated...



Stop browsing an online forum?


What is it that you're doing?

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby Mce252 » Mon May 02, 2011 6:10 pm

Haha...I'm not the one complaining about people's opinions! I came here to read them...

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby maxm2764 » Mon May 02, 2011 6:12 pm

Mce252 wrote:
maxm2764 wrote:I didn't attend, but I can say from spending a good amount of time at both, STCL's library > UH's library.

Honestly, if U of H lets me in off of the waitlist, I would have to think long and hard about my options due to this.

Also, U of H is f'ing expensive. :D



I love when anyone says they're going to think "long and hard".


Hypocritical much?

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby Mce252 » Mon May 02, 2011 6:14 pm

That was a joke that wasn't supposed to be a jab. But you took it personally...

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby maxm2764 » Mon May 02, 2011 6:18 pm

Mce252 wrote:That was a joke that wasn't supposed to be a jab. But you took it personally...


Alright duder, this conversation is going nowhere. I've got no beef with you man. To each his own I guess.

/hostility.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby Mce252 » Mon May 02, 2011 6:19 pm

I'm a catholic priest. I don't get hostile.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby maxm2764 » Mon May 02, 2011 6:21 pm

Mce252 wrote:I'm a catholic priest. I don't get hostile.


Works for me. Anyways, where do you think you'll end up in the fall Mce?

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby Mce252 » Mon May 02, 2011 6:25 pm

I was completely kidding. I'm in the same situation as you, so most likely STCL.




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