Maryland 2011 Applicants

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NCtoDC
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Re: Maryland 2011 Applicants

Postby NCtoDC » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:24 am

DeeCee wrote:
NCtoDC wrote:
lawschool12345 wrote:i was just emailed today and granted a fee waiver. I dont know if im going to apply considering how late it is in the cycle, but theysaid i have until april 1st

i have a 3.65 and a 158, so im not even sure why they would grant me a fee waiver, and im oos

anybody have any ideas about this?


It is just to help their selectivity ranking. You will most likely be dinged. Save your $12. Plus you will not get any scholarship money.


not necessarily true-- I have a 157/3.95, OOS and applied on fee waiver, and I'm white and part Cuban (semi-URM) with great softs. Got offered an interview for the leadership scholarship, but I turned it down and withdrew. If you have URM status/good softs/great application you have a good shot.


This late in the cycle it is not likely...without URM status.

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Re: Maryland 2011 Applicants

Postby 2things2 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:27 am

Maryland moving on up... sort of. 48-->42. Does this upward movement mean anything to anyone? I look at it as good momentum for next year, when Maryland could be ranked in the 30's again. But then again, who really gives a shit.

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Re: Maryland 2011 Applicants

Postby bigredforlaw » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:44 am

Eagles_Legendz wrote:Got my acceptance letter today.

Any idea when scholarship info may become available?

I attended one of those accepted student chats and a lot of people asked about merit scholarship info. It seems like they only have one scholarship, the Leadership Scholars Program. Most of us got the offers within a day or two of our acceptance letters in the mail, however Maryland says that if you want to basically make a case for yourself as to why you should be considered for a merit scholarship, you can send them a letter of interest. They say everyone is considered and they are still in the process of notifying finalists. Hope this helps!

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Re: Maryland 2011 Applicants

Postby lsatextreme » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:19 am

2things2 wrote:Maryland moving on up... sort of. 48-->42. Does this upward movement mean anything to anyone? I look at it as good momentum for next year, when Maryland could be ranked in the 30's again. But then again, who really gives a shit.


that jump in rank will make the people who were already leaning towards or set on maryland happy, but it shouldn't affect the decisions of those who were already set on going somewhere else.

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Re: Maryland 2011 Applicants

Postby ran12 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:21 am

lsatextreme wrote:
2things2 wrote:Maryland moving on up... sort of. 48-->42. Does this upward movement mean anything to anyone? I look at it as good momentum for next year, when Maryland could be ranked in the 30's again. But then again, who really gives a shit.


that jump in rank will make the people who were already leaning towards or set on maryland happy, but it shouldn't affect the decisions of those who were already set on going somewhere else.


Yea, plus the movement in ranking means nothing.

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Re: Maryland 2011 Applicants

Postby gens1tb » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:30 am

ran12 wrote:
lsatextreme wrote:
2things2 wrote:Maryland moving on up... sort of. 48-->42. Does this upward movement mean anything to anyone? I look at it as good momentum for next year, when Maryland could be ranked in the 30's again. But then again, who really gives a shit.


that jump in rank will make the people who were already leaning towards or set on maryland happy, but it shouldn't affect the decisions of those who were already set on going somewhere else.


Yea, plus the movement in ranking means nothing.


+1

This really shouldn't affect anyone's decision no matter their inclination.

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Re: Maryland 2011 Applicants

Postby elegantmint » Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:12 pm

I've been complete since early Jan. Feels like I'm on an invisible, pretend waitlist. Wish they'd give me a decision already!

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Re: Maryland 2011 Applicants

Postby kkklick » Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:55 pm

In via snail mail. Will likely be declining.

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Re: Maryland 2011 Applicants

Postby lsatextreme » Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:47 pm

thank you all who actually bother to even withdraw/decline. I love you guys seriously

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Re: Maryland 2011 Applicants

Postby red_alertz » Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:52 pm

lsatextreme wrote:thank you all who actually bother to even withdraw/decline. I love you guys seriously


withdrew just now, you are welcome!

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Re: Maryland 2011 Applicants

Postby gens1tb » Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:05 pm

My financial aid award does not include a single penny of grant money...

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Re: Maryland 2011 Applicants

Postby ran12 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:08 pm

gens1tb wrote:My financial aid award does not include a single penny of grant money...


Did you actually expect any? Maryland is perhaps the stingiest law school around.

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Re: Maryland 2011 Applicants

Postby gens1tb » Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:11 pm

ran12 wrote:
gens1tb wrote:My financial aid award does not include a single penny of grant money...


Did you actually expect any? Maryland is perhaps the stingiest law school around.


Scholarships of any sort, no. Anything, well I hoped.

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Re: Maryland 2011 Applicants

Postby snapdragon » Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:05 pm

Withdrew today. Best of luck to all those WLed

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Re: Maryland 2011 Applicants

Postby lsatextreme » Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:35 pm

so does Maryland not give out any need based grants then?

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Re: Maryland 2011 Applicants

Postby Relientkate » Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:31 pm

snapdragon wrote:Withdrew today. Best of luck to all those WLed

+1

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Re: Maryland 2011 Applicants

Postby Sir Pink » Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:26 am

so my application went from "in review" to decision made as of 3/17..yet the date listed on the app status site was 3/18. hopefully i will receive my letter in the next few days. anyone received letters lately?

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Re: Maryland 2011 Applicants

Postby NCtoDC » Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:16 pm

lsatextreme wrote:so does Maryland not give out any need based grants then?


MOST schools do not give out need based grants. Generally all the "financial aid" you get are federal loans...then Grad Plus for the rest.

Even those who get scholarships generally don't get more than 5k a year. I believe the ABA data said the average award was 3k/yr.....for UMD

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Re: Maryland 2011 Applicants

Postby fiupike24 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:40 am

Anyone else have status change for Maryland on 03/18 PM me

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Re: Maryland 2011 Applicants

Postby Sir Pink » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:14 pm

I had a status change on Thursday around 3:00pm. 3/17..however it said on the app checker that a decision has been made on 3/18-being that i live in VA i hope i get the letter today!

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Re: Maryland 2011 Applicants

Postby fiupike24 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:00 pm

I think it is a rejection letter, some of the people that have PM me have had below avg numbers =/ I was hoping I atleast made it to the waitlist =( I will update the forum with the decision. I live in Miami, I should get it tomorrow.

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Re: Maryland 2011 Applicants

Postby Sir Pink » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:30 pm

I am on the "regular waitlist" with a 4.0GPA in criminal justice/sociology and a 146 lsat. pretty pissed off, i wanted maryland--guess ill be going to wake :(

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Re: Maryland 2011 Applicants

Postby DeeCee » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:49 pm

mizzjasmine07 wrote:I am on the "regular waitlist" with a 4.0GPA in criminal justice/sociology and a 146 lsat. pretty pissed off, i wanted maryland--guess ill be going to wake :(


A 146????? I'm surprised you were considered! You meant a 164, right?

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Re: Maryland 2011 Applicants

Postby Sir Pink » Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:51 pm

DeeCee wrote:
mizzjasmine07 wrote:I am on the "regular waitlist" with a 4.0GPA in criminal justice/sociology and a 146 lsat. pretty pissed off, i wanted maryland--guess ill be going to wake :(


A 146????? I'm surprised you were considered! You meant a 164, right?


it's exactly what i said: i got into wake which is ranked 38, better than maryland anyways- don't be shocked that i was considered. a 146 is what i got with no studying. your try keeping a 4.0 all throughout undergrad.

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Re: Maryland 2011 Applicants

Postby Sir Pink » Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:55 pm

DeeCee wrote:
mizzjasmine07 wrote:I am on the "regular waitlist" with a 4.0GPA in criminal justice/sociology and a 146 lsat. pretty pissed off, i wanted maryland--guess ill be going to wake :(


A 146????? I'm surprised you were considered! You meant a 164, right?


just looked at your profile, congrats on the 3.9 your lsat score isn;t anything to brag about either. simply "average"- if you had a 160 or above i'd see why you have a reason to make arrogant comments, but you don't. fyi: i'm on the same UVA waitlist you are, with that 146 :)




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