Hofstra 2011

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LaProfe14
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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby LaProfe14 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:03 pm

when did admitted people get a scholarship letter/email? I got admitted online like 2 weeks ago and got the acceptance letter int he mail today and access to my student account, but no word on any scholarship or financial info. I'm guessing I'm not getting anything from them?

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby kimberlykpage » Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:22 pm

LaProfe14 wrote:when did admitted people get a scholarship letter/email? I got admitted online like 2 weeks ago and got the acceptance letter int he mail today and access to my student account, but no word on any scholarship or financial info. I'm guessing I'm not getting anything from them?


I got admitted 3/3, and I noticed my status checker said "Honors Scholarship Mailed" on 3/9...I still haven't received it yet though.

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby ballboy899 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:24 pm

LaProfe14 wrote:when did admitted people get a scholarship letter/email? I got admitted online like 2 weeks ago and got the acceptance letter int he mail today and access to my student account, but no word on any scholarship or financial info. I'm guessing I'm not getting anything from them?


It will say honors scholarship mailed, just like the poster above me
and i believe mine came in my initial admittance packet, but i could be wrong..it doesn't hurt to just email/call them and just ask if a decision has been made regarding whether or not you will be receiving a scholarship

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby jessi419 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:28 pm

I was accepted back in December and just received a scholarship letter today.

I wrote an informal e-mail inquiring about merit scholarships about a week and a half ago. The person that replied told me I would have to write an appeal to the admissions committee to be reconsidered. I haven't done that yet.

I'm wondering if the letter I got is a coincidence or if my informal e-mail got passed on as the formal appeal. Either way, I'm happy.

nyk4life
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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby nyk4life » Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:44 pm

honors schol. (15k) mailed 3/9, got the packet today. in new jersey though.

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby pookie » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:03 pm

Mine says mailed 3/9 too. I hope I have something waiting when I get back from work!

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anni
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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby anni » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:29 am

Received my admissions packet today, $5000 per year if I stay in the top 40%. Surprised I got anything.

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby gokickrocks » Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:56 am

Got a letter today with an additional $5k scholarship to what they were already giving me.

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby kimberlykpage » Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:02 pm

Got my packet finally....$30,000/yr. Definitely withdrawing from Miami.....I wish these other schools would hurry it up!

LaProfe14
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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby LaProfe14 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:18 pm

When did Hofstra move to "Tier 2"? US News ranked it #84 - above St. John's #95..weird

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby lawfreak » Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:46 pm

LaProfe14 wrote:When did Hofstra move to "Tier 2"? US News ranked it #84 - above St. John's #95..weird

Hofstra has been tier 2 for a while now. In fact, in 2011 it was 86

LaProfe14
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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby LaProfe14 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:57 pm

lawfreak wrote:
LaProfe14 wrote:When did Hofstra move to "Tier 2"? US News ranked it #84 - above St. John's #95..weird

Hofstra has been tier 2 for a while now. In fact, in 2011 it was 86


wow that's great, I think I confused Hofstra with Pace for a sec.

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby gtrwanka » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:46 am

Scholarship and need access are two different things right? Asides from being admitted, what other paperwork is there to do? None asides need access (if applicable) correct?

jmill
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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby jmill » Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:17 pm

In today via status checker.

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singingkris
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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby singingkris » Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:45 pm

jmill wrote:In today via status checker.



Congrats, you found out on a Saturday?

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby jmill » Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:11 pm

singingkris wrote:
jmill wrote:In today via status checker.



Congrats, you found out on a Saturday?



Yeah I thought it strange that I found out on Saturday morning. But my file was beeing looked at all week. Went to bed last night still said I was IR and this morning I woke up and it says congrats you're accepted.Not sure how likely I am to be going there though unless I get good money.

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby singingkris » Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:34 pm

Congrats, you found out on a Saturday?[/quote]


Yeah I thought it strange that I found out on Saturday morning. But my file was beeing looked at all week. Went to bed last night still said I was IR and this morning I woke up and it says congrats you're accepted.Not sure how likely I am to be going there though unless I get good money.[/quote]


How long have you been IR? Otherwise how did you know they were reviewing your file? I'm a little confused since I sent mine 1/30 and been in review twice after. With the latest being 2/22.

ps. Thanks for taking the time to answer my q's

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby jmill » Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:46 pm

I actually applied, what I consider late. According to the status checker my application was received on 2/21. I checked it on Tuesday of this week, 3/15, and it said file with committee. And then just this morning:

Decision Status: Accepted - Congratulations!
Decision Status Date: 3/19/2011

I'm not sure what the hold up on your application could be. I'm not some super amazing 4.0/180 student, who they were trying to jump on before HYS accepts me. I actually have some fairly ugly numbers in terms of gpa/LSAT scores. I think a combination of URM status and my research experience got me in. Hope that answers some of your questions, if you have anymore I'll gladly answer them.

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby singingkris » Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:06 pm

jmill wrote:I actually applied, what I consider late. According to the status checker my application was received on 2/21. I checked it on Tuesday of this week, 3/15, and it said file with committee. And then just this morning:

Decision Status: Accepted - Congratulations!
Decision Status Date: 3/19/2011

I'm not sure what the hold up on your application could be. I'm not some super amazing 4.0/180 student, who they were trying to jump on before HYS accepts me. I actually have some fairly ugly numbers in terms of gpa/LSAT scores. I think a combination of URM status and my research experience got me in. Hope that answers some of your questions, if you have anymore I'll gladly answer them.


Thanks again! I'm a URM as well, but my numbers are subpar and I went to an Unconventional school as well. So I'm hoping that they accept me.
Good Luck!

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby jmill » Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:20 pm

singingkris wrote:
jmill wrote:I actually applied, what I consider late. According to the status checker my application was received on 2/21. I checked it on Tuesday of this week, 3/15, and it said file with committee. And then just this morning:

Decision Status: Accepted - Congratulations!
Decision Status Date: 3/19/2011

I'm not sure what the hold up on your application could be. I'm not some super amazing 4.0/180 student, who they were trying to jump on before HYS accepts me. I actually have some fairly ugly numbers in terms of gpa/LSAT scores. I think a combination of URM status and my research experience got me in. Hope that answers some of your questions, if you have anymore I'll gladly answer them.


Thanks again! I'm a URM as well, but my numbers are subpar and I went to an Unconventional school as well. So I'm hoping that they accept me.
Good Luck!


No problem. If you PM me I can let you know my numbers and how you compare with me. If that might help you.

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby singingkris » Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:44 pm

jmill wrote:
singingkris wrote:
jmill wrote:I actually applied, what I consider late. According to the status checker my application was received on 2/21. I checked it on Tuesday of this week, 3/15, and it said file with committee. And then just this morning:

Decision Status: Accepted - Congratulations!
Decision Status Date: 3/19/2011

I'm not sure what the hold up on your application could be. I'm not some super amazing 4.0/180 student, who they were trying to jump on before HYS accepts me. I actually have some fairly ugly numbers in terms of gpa/LSAT scores. I think a combination of URM status and my research experience got me in. Hope that answers some of your questions, if you have anymore I'll gladly answer them.


Thanks again! I'm a URM as well, but my numbers are subpar and I went to an Unconventional school as well. So I'm hoping that they accept me.
Good Luck!


No problem. If you PM me I can let you know my numbers and how you compare with me. If that might help you.



I sent you PM! Thank you so much!

MirandaHobbs
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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby MirandaHobbs » Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:06 am

Did anybody go to the accepted students day today?

ballboy899
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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby ballboy899 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:23 pm

MirandaHobbs wrote:Did anybody go to the accepted students day today?


I went and was actually kind of impressed..They had a wide variety of things you could choose to go to during the day (different mock classes, financial aid sessions, student life, etc.) but that was pretty much all it was..then there was a luncheon at the end where they got a successful alum to speak to try to convince you to go there pretty much lol

I did like the fact that even though it is on an undergrad campus, its really on an end of the campus where it seems like there wont be much distraction from all of the undergrads that are for the most part on the other side of campus

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby MirandaHobbs » Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:45 pm

I went as well; I also was impressed by the school. I just wanted to see someone elses perspective on the day. I got a scholorship for Hofstra but not much and I want to try and get more... Has anyone negotiated a better scholorship with them yet?

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby ballboy899 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:34 pm

MirandaHobbs wrote:I went as well; I also was impressed by the school. I just wanted to see someone elses perspective on the day. I got a scholorship for Hofstra but not much and I want to try and get more... Has anyone negotiated a better scholarship with them yet?


I emailed to ask about that last week and they said that I would submit a lengthy appeal letter with copies of all other scholarships offered..i got the impression that they don't really increase scholarships..but there's always a chance i guess if you have a better offer from a higher ranked school




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