Syracuse 2011 applicants

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northwood
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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby northwood » Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:49 pm

congrats! looks like I will be a professional mailbox watcher/ mailperson chaser for the next few days!!!!

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby JDeterminedF » Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:53 pm

congrats! you seem to be the only one who posted this update on LSN. I wonder who else might've received something...

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby sax1846 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:24 pm

Congrats, Iceman389.

Not to be too rude or nosey, but any idea why you are one of the first applicants to hear back from Syracuse? From LSN, it looks like you applied at the end of November, so not super early there. I got the impression the school may have been waiting to see the applicant pool before sending out decisions until now. In any case congratulations on the acceptance and merit scholarship!

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby kartal » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:37 am

Iceman389 wrote:Received my acceptance package today! Comes in a big envelope with a Syracuse law tshirt. Also received 20k a year merit scholarship with 2.8 GPA requirement at the end of each year.


Did they notify by e-mail first? Or did you find out the decision by US Mail first?

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby Iceman389 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:31 am

To respond to the last couple of posts, I'm kind of shocked that I received a decision already considering, like you said,that I really didn't apply that early compared to some of the other applicants. Obviously I have no idea why I received my decision when I did compared to others that applied earlier in the cycle. All I can say is be on the look out for a fairly large USPS priority mail envelope that contains a bright orange folder and a gray Syracuse law t shirt. The last notification that I received from Syracuse was an e-mail on 12/10 saying my file was complete. No e-mail following that and I'm pretty sure that according to that e-mail they said all decisions would be made via snail mail. The acceptance letter and scholarship letter were both dated 1/13.

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby ca$hmoney69 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:55 pm

got my admission packet today too. Accepted with a $33,000 a year merit scholarship. 160 LSAT and 3.64 GPA.

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby northwood » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:39 pm

Got the acceptance packet today as well. In with a 27K year Deans Scholarship. 158 3.53. Also got a nice Syracuse Law t-shirt ( now i have another workout shirt) from their bookstore.

this makes things interesting. will have to see how the financial aide packet is before making the final decision.

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby lawschool12345 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:14 pm

trying to apply right now, what did you do with the supplemental form?

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby Albatross » Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:47 pm

For those with acceptance packets, how far are you from Syracuse? In state? Bordering? Cross country?

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby northwood » Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:53 pm

im in state

as for the supplemental form you have to print it out and mail it.

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby NicRen » Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:45 pm

I just got the acceptance package. I'm in Northern Virginia. Where did you guys all see the scholarship info? I don't see anything about it. Hope this doesn't mean they expect me to pay sticker.

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby derrminater » Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:48 pm

ca$hmoney69 wrote:got my admission packet today too. Accepted with a $33,000 a year merit scholarship.


Samesies

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby Iceman389 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:48 pm

NicRen wrote:I just got the acceptance package. I'm in Northern Virginia. Where did you guys all see the scholarship info? I don't see anything about it. Hope this doesn't mean they expect me to pay sticker.


A separate letter in my acceptance package outlined my merit scholarship

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby NicRen » Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:50 pm

Iceman389 wrote:
NicRen wrote:I just got the acceptance package. I'm in Northern Virginia. Where did you guys all see the scholarship info? I don't see anything about it. Hope this doesn't mean they expect me to pay sticker.


A separate letter in my acceptance package outlined my merit scholarship



Ok so not in the folder?

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby j88 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:27 pm

Got my package as well in NC. 27k/year

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby sax1846 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:46 pm

Hey, from upstate New York, I received my package today too, with the 33K Chancellor's Scholarship. The scholarship letter is in the orage folder, right behind the primary welcome letter, printed on the same kind of paper.

Here's what I posted on my LSN profile for anyone wanting details:

SYRACUSE, does not have a status checker. You will only hear from them through the mail starting on Jan. 18th, so be on the lookout for large white cardboard envelopes in the US mail (that might not fit in your mailbox and may contain a T-shirt). My letter was dated the 13th, post-marked the 15th, and due to the MLK holiday, did not arrive until the 18th. I applied about a month ago, and included the optional essay for consideration for a merit scholarship. So far, the others on this site who have received notice also applied for and received a merit scholarship. In addition to the T-shirt (they like to give free stuff I think, I also have a jump drive from a law school fair last semester from them ) Syracuse sends a nice orange folder with a personalized welcome letter and, if applicable, an additional letter detailing scholarship information, along with the usual materials.

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby TNFSkier16 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:19 pm

I'm in! No scholarship. Bummer. As it is one of my top choices. Little nervous about close to $200k in sticker....

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby northwood » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:30 pm

Syracuse at sticker is not worth it imo.

Did you write teh scholarship essays?

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby northwood » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:40 pm

does anyone know what syracuse curves to for 1L?

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby Iceman389 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:06 pm

northwood wrote:does anyone know what syracuse curves to for 1L?


Not sure how accurate this source is but its says 2.9-3.1

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_la ... te_note-57

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby northwood » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:13 pm

I saw that as well.. but it only made me confused since thats a decent sized gap. 2 tenths of a point is pretty big, especially if you have to maintain a 2.80. Im hoping that the curve is 3.0, ( which means the median grade is a 3.0 or B, correct?).

I think I will email them to double check. Its pretty important to know how well you have to do in order to keep the scholarship.

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby BlueDiamond » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:22 pm

I've been contemplating staying in state and going to Cuse.. can anyone who knows more about the school than I do currently shed some light on whether they give full rides ever? also, whether you can negotiate the stips?

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby Iceman389 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:41 pm

northwood wrote:I saw that as well.. but it only made me confused since thats a decent sized gap. 2 tenths of a point is pretty big, especially if you have to maintain a 2.80. Im hoping that the curve is 3.0, ( which means the median grade is a 3.0 or B, correct?).

I think I will email them to double check. Its pretty important to know how well you have to do in order to keep the scholarship.


Grades for all students must have a mean between 2.90 and 3.10 and distributed within the following percentages:

Letter Grade Distribution %
A 5%
A- 10%
B+, B, B-, C+, C 70% - 75%
C-, D, F 5% - 10%

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby adbabe » Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:19 pm

got my package today and my shirt :) im def not going to go there at sticker tho... but i love the shirt :) lol

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby NicRen » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:55 pm

Began the process of trying to get them to raise their current scholarship offer of $0.

Doesn't look like they are going to budge.

When it's all said and done I'll come back and let you know how not to negotiate with them.




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