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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby jacketman03 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:41 am

upfish wrote:Add me to the group of seriously irritated cost-benefit analysts who need the scholarship blank of their spreadsheet filled in to even BEGIN to know where they want to go to school. >=(

(Alternately, out me as the nerd with the spreadsheet. Whichever makes the scholarship offer appear in my inbox!)

I wish I had options at this point, but my only two admits are STCL and TSU. So, you know, no real choice there.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby FutureLitigator27 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:43 am

upfish wrote:Add me to the group of seriously irritated cost-benefit analysts who need the scholarship blank of their spreadsheet filled in to even BEGIN to know where they want to go to school. >=(

(Alternately, out me as the nerd with the spreadsheet. Whichever makes the scholarship offer appear in my inbox!)


I also have a spreadsheet! Even if I do not receive a scholarship from South Texas, I think I would still graduate with half the debt compared to what Baylor would cost. I could also live with family here in Houston. :D I don't know what to do!

I sent an email to Baylor explaining I really needed a decision for the summer quarter. Complete since 1/7. :roll:

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby TexAG215 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:46 am

Seriously this wait is killing me, I feel like my app has been complete since forever

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby jacketman03 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:52 am

FutureLitigator27 wrote:
upfish wrote:Add me to the group of seriously irritated cost-benefit analysts who need the scholarship blank of their spreadsheet filled in to even BEGIN to know where they want to go to school. >=(

(Alternately, out me as the nerd with the spreadsheet. Whichever makes the scholarship offer appear in my inbox!)


I also have a spreadsheet! Even if I do not receive a scholarship from South Texas, I think I would still graduate with half the debt compared to what Baylor would cost. I could also live with family here in Houston. :D I don't know what to do!

I sent an email to Baylor explaining I really needed a decision for the summer quarter. Complete since 1/7. :roll:

I think even if I get into Baylor, I think I would pick STCL over Baylor because of personal preferences.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby merc280 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:54 am

jacketman03 wrote:
upfish wrote:Add me to the group of seriously irritated cost-benefit analysts who need the scholarship blank of their spreadsheet filled in to even BEGIN to know where they want to go to school. >=(

(Alternately, out me as the nerd with the spreadsheet. Whichever makes the scholarship offer appear in my inbox!)

I wish I had options at this point, but my only two admits are STCL and TSU. So, you know, no real choice there.




I applied to TSU jan 12, and I still haven't heard from them, and the same from stcl.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby jacketman03 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:55 am

merc280 wrote:
jacketman03 wrote:
upfish wrote:Add me to the group of seriously irritated cost-benefit analysts who need the scholarship blank of their spreadsheet filled in to even BEGIN to know where they want to go to school. >=(

(Alternately, out me as the nerd with the spreadsheet. Whichever makes the scholarship offer appear in my inbox!)

I wish I had options at this point, but my only two admits are STCL and TSU. So, you know, no real choice there.




I applied to TSU jan 12, and I still haven't heard from them, and the same from stcl.

Yeah, I panic applied at the end of January and got the acceptance letter last week. They demand a seat deposit by April 1st, and there was nothing in the letter about scholarship info. Thanks but no thanks, guys.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby Tonio » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:56 am

Spreadsheet? :lol:

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby abcd » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:58 am

do we hear about the scholarship info via email or status checker?

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby jacketman03 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:01 pm

abcd wrote:do we hear about the scholarship info via email or status checker?

I think the person that talked to the admissions people said it would be email this afternoon.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby Tonio » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:03 pm

Has anyone called the school and asked whats going on with their file? Im nervous ill tell them my name and they will stamp my app has an annoyance and i wont get it but im getty pretty darn curious about whats happen. BTW How much is the seat deposit at STCL?

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby jameslysirius » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:42 pm

$300 in two installments of $100 and $200.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby jameslysirius » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:45 pm

Has anyone started looking at apartments yet? I'm hoping to find a place in West University, but I don't want to pay an arm and a leg for it. Other than West U and Montrose, I'm not really sure about which areas are safe within the beltway.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby Tonio » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:49 pm

jameslysirius wrote:$300 in two installments of $100 and $200.


How far apart are the installments? is the purpose of that so that if you change your mind you dont pay the full 300?

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby jacketman03 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:57 pm

Tonio wrote:
jameslysirius wrote:$300 in two installments of $100 and $200.


How far apart are the installments? is the purpose of that so that if you change your mind you dont pay the full 300?

April 15 and May 9.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby jacketman03 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:59 pm

jameslysirius wrote:Has anyone started looking at apartments yet? I'm hoping to find a place in West University, but I don't want to pay an arm and a leg for it. Other than West U and Montrose, I'm not really sure about which areas are safe within the beltway.

A couple of pages ago a couple of people were talking about apartments, I think they were talking about Montrose and Midtown.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby txadv11 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:02 pm

Tonio wrote:Has anyone called the school and asked whats going on with their file? Im nervous ill tell them my name and they will stamp my app has an annoyance and i wont get it but im getty pretty darn curious about whats happen. BTW How much is the seat deposit at STCL?

Yep, at least about scholarship. They said they will release scholarships later today, through the end of tomorrow. It will update on both the status checker and (hopefully this time) you'll get an email.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby jacketman03 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:04 pm

txadv11 wrote:Yep, at least about scholarship. They said they will release scholarships later today, through the end of tomorrow. It will update on both the status checker and (hopefully this time) you'll get an email.

So if we don't get an email/status checker change today, all is not doomed then?

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby Tonio » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:07 pm

screw sholarships lol review my file. Hopefully they have separate departments for this stuff :)

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby jacketman03 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:18 pm

Tonio wrote:screw sholarships lol review my file. Hopefully they have separate departments for this stuff :)

Well the review process is that 3 faculty members read your file, and if they all agree, you're in/dinged. If not, they move your file to another group of 3 faculty members. I would guess if neither group agrees then you get a waitlist.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby txadv11 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:20 pm

Tonio wrote:screw sholarships lol review my file. Hopefully they have separate departments for this stuff :)

No way to really tell this, but when I called they seemed to be very busy. He said they are working full force now. I mentioned seat deposits for other schools are coming up and he said they realize that and are working like crazy.

I also asked about a full "admitted student day" (not the "meet your fellow students reception", but like a tour, faculty panel, Q&A etc) and he said the closest thing to that was the 4/2 event and it will run 10-2, although he said probably 10-1.... anyone else not fell welcomed or informed enough? Oklahoma City did a entire tour, meals, student panel, scholarship panel, Q&A /w dean, financial aid info session etc etc... Tulsa's schedule (for this weekend) is four pages long. Texas Wesleyan invited me to three different events and has sent multiple info sheets, Mercer sent me several invites, plus exactly how the fees and tuition are taken out--like by which loan etc. So far South TX has said, "hey, your in, sorry we didn't email you". And "here are a few meet your potential fellow students" days. I flew down there in Feb for the "open house" which consisted of a couple of booths, with a few handouts, and a info session on applying--LSAT, GPA :roll: etc. and then three teachers talking about the careers they have had....
Maybe I'm just being cynical but STCL is my top choice (with Tech) , but has had about the worst communication and informative help of the 20 schools to which I applied.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby txadv11 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:22 pm

jacketman03 wrote:
Tonio wrote:screw sholarships lol review my file. Hopefully they have separate departments for this stuff :)

Well the review process is that 3 faculty members read your file, and if they all agree, you're in/dinged. If not, they move your file to another group of 3 faculty members. I would guess if neither group agrees then you get a waitlist.


I bet they have a initial review like an index number or something. about 150 out of 1100 students below a 150 were accepted last year, and I'd be willing to bet that indexes play into that.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby TT09 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:22 pm

txadv11 wrote:
Tonio wrote:screw sholarships lol review my file. Hopefully they have separate departments for this stuff :)

No way to really tell this, but when I called they seemed to be very busy. He said they are working full force now. I mentioned seat deposits for other schools are coming up and he said they realize that and are working like crazy.

I also asked about a full "admitted student day" (not the "meet your fellow students reception", but like a tour, faculty panel, Q&A etc) and he said the closest thing to that was the 4/2 event and it will run 10-2, although he said probably 10-1.... anyone else not fell welcomed or informed enough? Oklahoma City did a entire tour, meals, student panel, scholarship panel, Q&A /w dean, financial aid info session etc etc... Tulsa's schedule (for this weekend) is four pages long. Texas Wesleyan invited me to three different events and has sent multiple info sheets, Mercer sent me several invites, plus exactly how the fees and tuition are taken out--like by which loan etc. So far South TX has said, "hey, your in, sorry we didn't email you". And "here are a few meet your potential fellow students" days. I flew down there in Feb for the "open house" which consisted of a couple of booths, with a few handouts, and a info session on applying--LSAT, GPA :roll: etc. and then three teachers talking about the careers they have had....
Maybe I'm just being cynical but STCL is my top choice (with Tech) , but has had about the worst communication and informative help of the 20 schools to which I applied.


Yeah, STCL is definitely not on the ball compared to other peer schools. I don't even know if I really believe that they are going to send out scholly money today like they have supposedly said; I guess we will find out later today...

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby Tonio » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:23 pm

I got that mercer stuff too, seem like nice people

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby txadv11 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:26 pm

Tonio wrote:I got that mercer stuff too, seem like nice people

Yup, but nice doesn't compensate for 36K tuition, and a ranking drop from 80's to 90's to 100 to 127 in four years. Rankings shouldn't matter above the top schools, but apply that to the fact that schools shouldn't drop several "tiers" in a few years either.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby txadv11 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:27 pm

TT09 wrote:
txadv11 wrote:
Tonio wrote:screw sholarships lol review my file. Hopefully they have separate departments for this stuff :)

No way to really tell this, but when I called they seemed to be very busy. He said they are working full force now. I mentioned seat deposits for other schools are coming up and he said they realize that and are working like crazy.

I also asked about a full "admitted student day" (not the "meet your fellow students reception", but like a tour, faculty panel, Q&A etc) and he said the closest thing to that was the 4/2 event and it will run 10-2, although he said probably 10-1.... anyone else not fell welcomed or informed enough? Oklahoma City did a entire tour, meals, student panel, scholarship panel, Q&A /w dean, financial aid info session etc etc... Tulsa's schedule (for this weekend) is four pages long. Texas Wesleyan invited me to three different events and has sent multiple info sheets, Mercer sent me several invites, plus exactly how the fees and tuition are taken out--like by which loan etc. So far South TX has said, "hey, your in, sorry we didn't email you". And "here are a few meet your potential fellow students" days. I flew down there in Feb for the "open house" which consisted of a couple of booths, with a few handouts, and a info session on applying--LSAT, GPA :roll: etc. and then three teachers talking about the careers they have had....
Maybe I'm just being cynical but STCL is my top choice (with Tech) , but has had about the worst communication and informative help of the 20 schools to which I applied.


Yeah, STCL is definitely not on the ball compared to other peer schools. I don't even know if I really believe that they are going to send out scholly money today like they have supposedly said; I guess we will find out later today...


Well, at least I heard it from the horse's mouth today. He said all would be sent starting today, and ending tomorrow.




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