UC Irvine 2011 Applicants

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ku1185
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Re: UC Irvine 2011 Applicants

Postby ku1185 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:01 pm

lfp wrote:Anyone heard from UCI regarding the schedule of events for next Thursday? Wondering if something got lost in the mail...


I just RSVP'd yesterday and got confirmation today. I was told that more information would follow, but no mention of when.

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Re: UC Irvine 2011 Applicants

Postby lfp » Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:07 pm

I emailed UCI about a classroom visit for next week, and this is the reply - looks like we're going to have homework...

"The schedule on Admitted Students’ Day is pretty full, so unfortunately there isn’t any scheduled “down” time that would allow for a class visit. On top of that, some of the classes that normally take place on Thursday are being moved around so that our current students can participate in the day’s activities to the extent possible. One of the activities scheduled for the day is a mock class, which will be taught by a professor. Reading material will be sent out soon to everyone so that you can be prepared for class in advance. There will also be a faculty panel and two students panels for you to get to hear from the law school community. Finally, there are plenty of activities scheduled throughout the day (and into the evening) in which you will be able to interact with our current students to ask questions."

I'm pretty happy that they're trying to include as many current students as possible.

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Re: UC Irvine 2011 Applicants

Postby snichols16 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:35 pm

ku1185 wrote:
lfp wrote:Anyone heard from UCI regarding the schedule of events for next Thursday? Wondering if something got lost in the mail...


I just RSVP'd yesterday and got confirmation today. I was told that more information would follow, but no mention of when.


I just got a phone call from one of the current students to answer any questions. Got me pretty jazzed at the possibility of attending UCI.

ku1185
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Re: UC Irvine 2011 Applicants

Postby ku1185 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:39 pm

snichols16 wrote:
ku1185 wrote:
lfp wrote:Anyone heard from UCI regarding the schedule of events for next Thursday? Wondering if something got lost in the mail...


I just RSVP'd yesterday and got confirmation today. I was told that more information would follow, but no mention of when.


I just got a phone call from one of the current students to answer any questions. Got me pretty jazzed at the possibility of attending UCI.


+1.

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red_alertz
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Re: UC Irvine 2011 Applicants

Postby red_alertz » Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:22 pm

the wait is killllling me.. and scaring me that i will never get a phone call...
please call me if you read this Mr. Estuardo, ppppplease!

melanne89
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Re: UC Irvine 2011 Applicants

Postby melanne89 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:08 pm

red_alertz wrote:the wait is killllling me.. and scaring me that i will never get a phone call...
please call me if you read this Mr. Estuardo, ppppplease!


+1 :(

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Re: UC Irvine 2011 Applicants

Postby uci2013 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:58 am

Congrats to the recent admits!!

Regarding ASD I don't know the whole schedule but I know there is an "after-party" planned at Dave & Busters, which should be a blast.

Looking forward to meeting some of you next Thursday!

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Re: UC Irvine 2011 Applicants

Postby snichols16 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:02 am

I never saw anything in previous posts about negotiating scholarships. Does anyone know if UCI negotiates? I have a better offer from a peer school and would hope for UCI to match it.

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Re: UC Irvine 2011 Applicants

Postby Xnegd » Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:29 am

melanne89 wrote:
red_alertz wrote:the wait is killllling me.. and scaring me that i will never get a phone call...
please call me if you read this Mr. Estuardo, ppppplease!


+1 :(


+1,000

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Re: UC Irvine 2011 Applicants

Postby lsatextreme » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:15 pm

thegreatk wrote:I just got a call from a 949 area code!!!!

It was F*cking Verizon Wireless asking me about my service. If my office had a window, I'd jump out.


this exact thing just happened to me. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

and my phone even says where it's from, and it said Irvine, CA. Needless to say, I got trolled hard.

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Re: UC Irvine 2011 Applicants

Postby thegreatk » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:21 pm

Needless to say, I got trolled hard.


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red_alertz
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Re: UC Irvine 2011 Applicants

Postby red_alertz » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:48 pm

so... anyone know when the rejections r coming out? i am expecting one soon

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lawandi
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Re: UC Irvine 2011 Applicants

Postby lawandi » Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:21 pm

I asked for a merit scholarship reevaluation, because I have 87 and 120K at WUSTL and IUB, and it wouldn't make sense for me to choose UCI with only 1/3. They said they're completely drained on funds.

I'm really sad about this. I'm unsure about whether or not to go to ASD. I don't want to fall in love with a school I can't go to.

Any advice? It would be greatly appreciated.

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red_alertz
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Re: UC Irvine 2011 Applicants

Postby red_alertz » Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:27 pm

lawandi wrote:I asked for a merit scholarship reevaluation, because I have 87 and 120K at WUSTL and IUB, and it wouldn't make sense for me to choose UCI with only 1/3. They said they're completely drained on funds.

I'm really sad about this. I'm unsure about whether or not to go to ASD. I don't want to fall in love with a school I can't go to.

Any advice? It would be greatly appreciated.


go with WUSTL

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Re: UC Irvine 2011 Applicants

Postby thegreatk » Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:29 pm

lawandi wrote:I asked for a merit scholarship reevaluation, because I have 87 and 120K at WUSTL and IUB, and it wouldn't make sense for me to choose UCI with only 1/3. They said they're completely drained on funds.

I'm really sad about this. I'm unsure about whether or not to go to ASD. I don't want to fall in love with a school I can't go to.

Any advice? It would be greatly appreciated.


I've heard that schools have more scholarship funding once the first deposit dates start to pass. I'd go to ASD, and keep trying for more $$. Who knows what they will say in three weeks.

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Re: UC Irvine 2011 Applicants

Postby lfp » Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:40 pm

lawandi wrote:I asked for a merit scholarship reevaluation, because I have 87 and 120K at WUSTL and IUB, and it wouldn't make sense for me to choose UCI with only 1/3. They said they're completely drained on funds.

I'm really sad about this. I'm unsure about whether or not to go to ASD. I don't want to fall in love with a school I can't go to.

Any advice? It would be greatly appreciated.


Depends on your hard-line stance on $$ in relation to your school choice. Did you apply knowing that you needed to accept the best financial offer, and knew that law school wasn't feasible without a substantial scholarship? Or were you looking to make a more cumulative decision, based on the education you wanted, your job prospects, personal choices, as well as money? Yes, seeing the school and loving it without 100% certainty about the cost is hard, but at least you'll know you have all the facts in front of you when you make your choice.

And as far as money being available later, that's possible. Can't speak for UCI in particular, but my current law school friends/graduates had experience with getting more money from their schools after the deposit deadlines.

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Re: UC Irvine 2011 Applicants

Postby red_alertz » Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:46 pm

go with WUSTL

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lawandi
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Re: UC Irvine 2011 Applicants

Postby lawandi » Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:47 pm

Thanks for all of your advice. Money is a really big factor in my decision, as I'm funding this completely on scholarships and loans. But I know that I would be 100% happier at Irvine than I would be at WUSTL. Still, I'm sure I could adjust to St Louis life if needed. For some reason, this seems like a good time to base a decision on pragmatism rather than what will make me happy.

But IFP, that is an interesting point. I might as well go to ASD so that I can make a fully informed decision.

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Re: UC Irvine 2011 Applicants

Postby hawaii » Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:05 pm

When did you guys recieve your financial aid packages?

lfp
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Re: UC Irvine 2011 Applicants

Postby lfp » Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:08 pm

hawaii wrote:When did you guys recieve your financial aid packages?


Other than the 1/3 tuition offer with the acceptance, I haven't heard about my financial aid package. Though I did get the online financial aid log-in info and notification that they have my FAFSA. I'm assuming the monetary breakdown will come in the next week or two.

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Re: UC Irvine 2011 Applicants

Postby snichols16 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:11 pm

hawaii wrote:When did you guys recieve your financial aid packages?


In the "congrats" letter you receive in the mail a week or two after the phone call, it will tell you what the stipulations are for your award. So far we have heard of a 3.0 stipulation and a "good standing stipulation". My award was increased, but it only said so in hand writing from the asst dean on the second page of the letter.

hawaii
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Re: UC Irvine 2011 Applicants

Postby hawaii » Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:17 pm

So no one has heard regarding need-based aid yet? We only know about the 1/3 scholarship and any additional merit awards?

hellohello
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Re: UC Irvine 2011 Applicants

Postby hellohello » Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:32 pm

What's the highest merit scholarship you guys have received from irvine this cycle?

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Re: UC Irvine 2011 Applicants

Postby uci2013 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:35 pm

lawandi wrote:I asked for a merit scholarship reevaluation, because I have 87 and 120K at WUSTL and IUB, and it wouldn't make sense for me to choose UCI with only 1/3. They said they're completely drained on funds.

I'm really sad about this. I'm unsure about whether or not to go to ASD. I don't want to fall in love with a school I can't go to.

Any advice? It would be greatly appreciated.


You never know if funds could open up later if students who received extra money still decide to go elsewhere . . .but you also might want to check if you would be in consideration should that occur.

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Re: UC Irvine 2011 Applicants

Postby jck4487 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:16 pm

uci2013 wrote:Congrats to the recent admits!!

Regarding ASD I don't know the whole schedule but I know there is an "after-party" planned at Dave & Busters, which should be a blast.

Looking forward to meeting some of you next Thursday!


Dave & Buster's? Isn't that like Chuck E. Cheese's? That actually sounds awesome.




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