Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby solarae » Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:00 am

WL via snail mail. After receiving $$ from other t3 schools, it sorta hurt my ego. But I had already decided against going, so I guess I will withdraw tomorrow!

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Neidermeyer519
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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby Neidermeyer519 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:40 pm

Yeah, I'm still stunned that with a GPA and LSAT over the 75% percentile that they might not offer me anything. They told me on the phone that I was right at the cusp. : / I know IS tuition is dirt cheap, so at least waive the OOS if you want to be competitive.

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby jaymaynard » Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:45 pm

Neidermeyer519 wrote:Yeah, I'm still stunned that with a GPA and LSAT over the 75% percentile that they might not offer me anything. They told me on the phone that I was right at the cusp. : / I know IS tuition is dirt cheap, so at least waive the OOS if you want to be competitive.


They really said that? I doubt I'll get anything then. My LSAT is between 50-75 and my GPA over 75, so if you won't get anything then neither will I.

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby Neidermeyer519 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:54 pm

Yeah, they said that when I called and asked about scholarship information. She told me I was right at the cusp for receiving merit scholarships. Really blew my mind. I don't have some sense of self entitlement, but if you're not going to give scholly's to people over your 75%, then who are you going to give them to, ya know?

I wish ya the best of luck though. Hopefully you get something. I know that if I don't, then they are getting crossed off my list.

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby jaymaynard » Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:59 pm

Neidermeyer519 wrote:Yeah, they said that when I called and asked about scholarship information. She told me I was right at the cusp for receiving merit scholarships. Really blew my mind. I don't have some sense of self entitlement, but if you're not going to give scholly's to people over your 75%, then who are you going to give them to, ya know?

I wish ya the best of luck though. Hopefully you get something. I know that if I don't, then they are getting crossed off my list.


Thanks. I'm right there with you. I absolutely won't be going there without some financial assistance

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby Neidermeyer519 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:03 pm

I would hope that they would do something like waive OOS tuition. That would be a pretty sweet deal right there.

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby Barbie » Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:45 pm

Neidermeyer519 wrote:Yeah, they said that when I called and asked about scholarship information. She told me I was right at the cusp for receiving merit scholarships. Really blew my mind. I don't have some sense of self entitlement, but if you're not going to give scholly's to people over your 75%, then who are you going to give them to, ya know?

I wish ya the best of luck though. Hopefully you get something. I know that if I don't, then they are getting crossed off my list.


what about those of us with GPA below median and LSAT way above 75th? I haven't heard anything...

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby Neidermeyer519 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:12 pm

I would assume that if your LSAT is pretty high, then you should stand to receive some money. Are you a Mississippi resident?

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby mpj_3050 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:54 pm

Neidermeyer519 wrote:I would hope that they would do something like waive OOS tuition. That would be a pretty sweet deal right there.


This surprised me about Ole Miss, although people on this board did advise that they are a bit stingy. Both Arkansas schools waived OOS tuition for me and I believe they do for a good percentage of OOS admits. To be competitive with the other state schools in the area Ole Miss is going to have to start granting OOS scholarships for the first year.

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby Neidermeyer519 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:56 pm

They are. I was given a 1/2 tuition scholarship to the University of Louisville, which is IS for me. I would be hard pressed to pay 22K a year for Ole Miss when I would only be paying 8K a year for Louisville. Pity, because I do like Oxford a lot.

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby rli66 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:14 pm

They finally sent me an offer. Total around 27k (first year oos waived.. and 5k/year). I think I'll pass.

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/dc496

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby jaymaynard » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:52 pm

rli66 wrote:They finally sent me an offer. Total around 27k (first year oos waived.. and 5k/year). I think I'll pass.

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/dc496


Email or snail mail?

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby rli66 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:42 pm

jaymaynard wrote:
rli66 wrote:They finally sent me an offer. Total around 27k (first year oos waived.. and 5k/year). I think I'll pass.

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/dc496


Email or snail mail?


They sent the non-resident equalizer through snail mail, then the additional 5k/year via e-mail. I also received a phone call to confirm both.

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby Neidermeyer519 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:21 pm

Don't blame ya. I checked out your LSN. Congrats on your numbers and how your cycle is going. Good luck.

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby WVUguy11 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:36 am

Decision rendered. I suppose I will wait a couple days for the snail mail. If I called and annoyed them enough, would they tell me what the decision is?

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby jaymaynard » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:47 am

WVUguy11 wrote:Decision rendered. I suppose I will wait a couple days for the snail mail. If I called and annoyed them enough, would they tell me what the decision is?


Haha I would just wait. It look like 2 days max for me to get mine

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby WVUguy11 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:28 pm

I have every intention of waiting. I imagine its a waitlist or denial anyways.

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby jaymaynard » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:31 pm

WVUguy11 wrote:I have every intention of waiting. I imagine its a waitlist or denial anyways.


I dunno. What were your scores, if you dont mind? Mine just said decision rendered and I got in, so take that for what it's worth

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby WVUguy11 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:33 pm

158, 3.17

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby jaymaynard » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:36 pm

WVUguy11 wrote:158, 3.17


Yeah. Hard to say what the committee is thinking and what their specific process is, but you probably have a good shot.

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby WVUguy11 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:51 pm

I guess I'll find out in a couple days.

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby deadpanic » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:05 pm

WVUguy11 wrote:158, 3.17


If i had to guess I'd say waitlist, but you shouldn't be denied.

rli66-
It sucks they can't be more competitive with trying to get more #s like you, but honestly it looks like you have better options, and I say that as an OM student.

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby Knuckles » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:03 pm

Okay, this question is directed mainly at deadpanic (since he goes here):

I'm at the cusp of the scholarship line (3.63, 159). I haven't received anything with my acceptance letter in terms of scholarship money. Even still, I'm assuming that since they award merit scholarships to those least likely to attend OM (since they have more/better options), much of the awarded money will go unspent.

If this is the case, do they re-appropriate the scholarship money; that is, do they take the scholarship money offered to other students who later declined and award it over the summer to those who are next down on the totem pole who've paid their seat deposit? If not, I'm curious as to what they do with it.

I'm not expecting a full ride or 50% off, but it would be pretty nifty to get a 2k scholarship or something that would potentially, projected interest rates considered, save me 8k or more down the road. I get virtually no family support, so that kind of money is a big deal to me.

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby deadpanic » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:35 pm

Knuckles-
I really don't have a great answer for you unfortunately. I want to say that they don't re-allocate any scholarship money. definitely worth trying to negotiate with them at the very least. best of luck. if you have anymore questions let me know.

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby Knuckles » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:38 pm

Knuckles wrote:Okay, this question is directed mainly at deadpanic (since he goes here):

I'm at the cusp of the scholarship line (3.63, 159). I haven't received anything with my acceptance letter in terms of scholarship money. Even still, I'm assuming that since they award merit scholarships to those least likely to attend OM (since they have more/better options), much of the awarded money will go unspent.

If this is the case, do they re-appropriate the scholarship money; that is, do they take the scholarship money offered to other students who later declined and award it over the summer to those who are next down on the totem pole who've paid their seat deposit? If not, I'm curious as to what they do with it.

I'm not expecting a full ride or 50% off, but it would be pretty nifty to get a 2k scholarship or something that would potentially, projected interest rates considered, save me 8k or more down the road. I get virtually no family support, so that kind of money is a big deal to me.


Okay, so I called the admissions office today and the ever-pleasant, always helpful Assistant Dean of Admissions/Students straightened out all the questions I had (and even some I didn't know I had).

As it turns out, scholarships are granted throughout the cycle. You can see (from what I've been told) what scholarships you've been awarded via the Online Status Checker; in addition, you receive an email. Furthermore, scholarships are available to current students through a form available each April (some of these are specific to your local origin or other factors, others are determined by which programs you are participating it).

So, up until the deadline for seat deposits, I'd be on the lookout for additional funding coming from Ole Miss. They keep a close eye on their merit awards generally, but I wouldn't dismiss Ole Miss as an option just because you didn't get all the money you wanted/needed outright.

NB: I'm obviously not the definitive source on these things, but I just figured I'd share my findings since a handful of you seemed pretty curious or disappointed.




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