University of San Francisco 2011

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Norwood
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Re: University of San Francisco 2011

Postby Norwood » Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:08 pm

gokickrocks wrote:Status still says complete, but the date updated to 12/15. I wonder what that means. . .


I'd get use to this... my status changed about 4 or 5 times before I got my decision last year. The status change usually means that they touched your file in someway whether you sent in an update, called about your status, changed your info, adcomm pulled it for review, etc.

such a tease : )

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Re: University of San Francisco 2011

Postby aidez-moi » Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:48 pm

Norwood wrote:I'd get use to this... my status changed about 4 or 5 times before I got my decision last year. The status change usually means that they touched your file in someway whether you sent in an update, called about your status, changed your info, adcomm pulled it for review, etc.

such a tease : )


Norwood, did you end up attending by any chance?

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Re: University of San Francisco 2011

Postby Norwood » Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:38 pm

Yup. Just finished my first semester and finals were brutal! I'm glad i'm done, although it does feel weird waking up and not having a whole day planned out with a schedule to keep.

feel free to ask any questions about the admissions process or USF law and I'll try my best to answer them when I have time. However, keep in mind I'm only a 1L so I'm not going to have too much insight on job prospects besides from what I've heard from 2 or 3Ls.

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Re: University of San Francisco 2011

Postby yoitsmebenny » Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:39 pm

Norwood wrote:Yup. Just finished my first semester and finals were brutal! I'm glad i'm done, although it does feel weird waking up and not having a whole day planned out with a schedule to keep.

feel free to ask any questions about the admissions process or USF law and I'll try my best to answer them when I have time. However, keep in mind I'm only a 1L so I'm not going to have too much insight on job prospects besides from what I've heard from 2 or 3Ls.

Can you give a little more info about how scholarships work? The letter said my offer was for first year only and not renewable. Does this mean there are no scholarships for 2L and 3L students or what?

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Re: University of San Francisco 2011

Postby samfii » Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:02 pm

yoitsmebenny wrote:
Norwood wrote:Yup. Just finished my first semester and finals were brutal! I'm glad i'm done, although it does feel weird waking up and not having a whole day planned out with a schedule to keep.

feel free to ask any questions about the admissions process or USF law and I'll try my best to answer them when I have time. However, keep in mind I'm only a 1L so I'm not going to have too much insight on job prospects besides from what I've heard from 2 or 3Ls.

Can you give a little more info about how scholarships work? The letter said my offer was for first year only and not renewable. Does this mean there are no scholarships for 2L and 3L students or what?


+1

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Re: University of San Francisco 2011

Postby berkeleyman » Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:06 pm

In via e-mail a few days ago :D

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Re: University of San Francisco 2011

Postby ilovesf » Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:35 pm

samfii wrote:
yoitsmebenny wrote:
Norwood wrote:Yup. Just finished my first semester and finals were brutal! I'm glad i'm done, although it does feel weird waking up and not having a whole day planned out with a schedule to keep.

feel free to ask any questions about the admissions process or USF law and I'll try my best to answer them when I have time. However, keep in mind I'm only a 1L so I'm not going to have too much insight on job prospects besides from what I've heard from 2 or 3Ls.

Can you give a little more info about how scholarships work? The letter said my offer was for first year only and not renewable. Does this mean there are no scholarships for 2L and 3L students or what?


+1


Yeah I only got 10,000 for the first year and I was really surprised by that. I don't want to sound cocky but I kind of expected more.. or that amount for more than one year.

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Re: University of San Francisco 2011

Postby Norwood » Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:41 am

samfii wrote:
yoitsmebenny wrote:
Norwood wrote:Yup. Just finished my first semester and finals were brutal! I'm glad i'm done, although it does feel weird waking up and not having a whole day planned out with a schedule to keep.

feel free to ask any questions about the admissions process or USF law and I'll try my best to answer them when I have time. However, keep in mind I'm only a 1L so I'm not going to have too much insight on job prospects besides from what I've heard from 2 or 3Ls.

Can you give a little more info about how scholarships work? The letter said my offer was for first year only and not renewable. Does this mean there are no scholarships for 2L and 3L students or what?


+1


Most 1L scholarships that USF handed out last year were one time scholarships which range from 5k to entire first year of tuition and there were also some full ride schollys. There are advantages to having a one time scholarship since it is guaranteed money that you won't have to fight to renew it year to year. Other schools will offer a load of 10k renewable scholarships contingent on being in the top 10% which many of the students end up being unable to renew whereas USF will offer a good number of 25k one timers.

They do have additional scholarship awards based on your rank at the end of 1L and 2L, so you'll also have a chance "renew" your scholarship. I'm not sure what the specific amounts are yet... I'll worry about that when I see my fall grades!

There are also a number of additional scholarships that you can apply to such as ones based on interests, gpa, ethnic background, etc. For example, peeps interested in public interest can receive stipends for their summer externships. The scholarship office has been pretty good with keeping us up to date by email with any new scholarships that get passed onto them in addition to the ones they offer year to year.

ilovesf wrote:Yeah I only got 10,000 for the first year and I was really surprised by that. I don't want to sound cocky but I kind of expected more.. or that amount for more than one year.

Well you can try asking for more in the spring when they get a better picture of their class and remaining scholarship funds. I did this and got an additional 5k.

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Re: University of San Francisco 2011

Postby wokeemilo » Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:23 pm

In at USF via status checker and e-mail! I'm curious to see if I'll get any scholarship $...

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Re: University of San Francisco 2011

Postby caligulove » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:01 pm

anyone hear anything? still complete after date change to 12/20

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Re: University of San Francisco 2011

Postby aidez-moi » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:41 pm

ilovesf wrote:
samfii wrote:
yoitsmebenny wrote:
Norwood wrote:Yup. Just finished my first semester and finals were brutal! I'm glad i'm done, although it does feel weird waking up and not having a whole day planned out with a schedule to keep.

feel free to ask any questions about the admissions process or USF law and I'll try my best to answer them when I have time. However, keep in mind I'm only a 1L so I'm not going to have too much insight on job prospects besides from what I've heard from 2 or 3Ls.

Can you give a little more info about how scholarships work? The letter said my offer was for first year only and not renewable. Does this mean there are no scholarships for 2L and 3L students or what?


+1


Yeah I only got 10,000 for the first year and I was really surprised by that. I don't want to sound cocky but I kind of expected more.. or that amount for more than one year.


Yeah, they only gave me 10,000 for the first year too. I'd like to go check it out but paying $30,000 for a school ranked near 100 seems completely and utterly ridiculous.

What are you thinking?

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Re: University of San Francisco 2011

Postby ilovesf » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:34 am

aidez-moi wrote:
ilovesf wrote:Yeah I only got 10,000 for the first year and I was really surprised by that. I don't want to sound cocky but I kind of expected more.. or that amount for more than one year.


Yeah, they only gave me 10,000 for the first year too. I'd like to go check it out but paying $30,000 for a school ranked near 100 seems completely and utterly ridiculous.

What are you thinking?


I was offered a full scholarship from a higher ranked school, so even though I'd love to stay in SF, it doesn't really make sense to attend USF. I will definitely not be attending.

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Re: University of San Francisco 2011

Postby ItsMyTimeBoston » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:10 am

ilovesf wrote:
aidez-moi wrote:
ilovesf wrote:Yeah I only got 10,000 for the first year and I was really surprised by that. I don't want to sound cocky but I kind of expected more.. or that amount for more than one year.


Yeah, they only gave me 10,000 for the first year too. I'd like to go check it out but paying $30,000 for a school ranked near 100 seems completely and utterly ridiculous.

What are you thinking?


I was offered a full scholarship from a higher ranked school, so even though I'd love to stay in SF, it doesn't really make sense to attend USF. I will definitely not be attending.


Why don't you try taking your scholarship offer from the higher ranked school and negotiating with USF?

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Re: University of San Francisco 2011

Postby LttleBlakDress » Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:24 pm

Just got in via email. No info about scholarships but does that come in the mail? As I'm still waiting for Hastings I'd secretly really like to tell my T40 acceptances to shove it and stay close to home...

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Re: University of San Francisco 2011

Postby LttleBlakDress » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:48 pm

Were all the scholarship offers in the admit packets? I didn't see anything in mine and I'm kind of concerned.

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ilovesf
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Re: University of San Francisco 2011

Postby ilovesf » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:51 pm

LttleBlakDress wrote:Were all the scholarship offers in the admit packets? I didn't see anything in mine and I'm kind of concerned.


Mine was. I would call them and ask though just to confirm if I were you.

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Re: University of San Francisco 2011

Postby wokeemilo » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:51 pm

LttleBlakDress wrote:Were all the scholarship offers in the admit packets? I didn't see anything in mine and I'm kind of concerned.


yes, although it's a little hard to spot at first because it's in the actual acceptance letter, not like a separate sheet of paper. i think mine was in the second paragraph or so?

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Re: University of San Francisco 2011

Postby wokeemilo » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:55 pm

i got $30,000.00 for the first year only.

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Re: University of San Francisco 2011

Postby McNulty » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:57 pm

I am in, didn't get any $ at all. Applied because I got a fee waiver. Won't be attending.

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Re: University of San Francisco 2011

Postby Lookingforanswers » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:24 pm

McNulty wrote:I am in, didn't get any $ at all. Applied because I got a fee waiver. Won't be attending.



Congrats on getting in though! My status checker has been updated 3 times in the last week, but no decision yet, i hope i hear something soon!

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Re: University of San Francisco 2011

Postby McNulty » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:32 pm

Lookingforanswers wrote:
McNulty wrote:I am in, didn't get any $ at all. Applied because I got a fee waiver. Won't be attending.



Congrats on getting in though! My status checker has been updated 3 times in the last week, but no decision yet, i hope i hear something soon!

Thanks. I was four points above their 75th, so I was thinking I'd get at least something. Can't really get around my shaky GPA though. Oh well!

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Re: University of San Francisco 2011

Postby LttleBlakDress » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:30 pm

McNulty wrote:
Lookingforanswers wrote:
McNulty wrote:I am in, didn't get any $ at all. Applied because I got a fee waiver. Won't be attending.



Congrats on getting in though! My status checker has been updated 3 times in the last week, but no decision yet, i hope i hear something soon!

Thanks. I was four points above their 75th, so I was thinking I'd get at least something. Can't really get around my shaky GPA though. Oh well!


+1

aidez-moi
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Re: University of San Francisco 2011

Postby aidez-moi » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:38 pm

Yeah, USF seems to be kind of a joke with scholarship $$.

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Re: University of San Francisco 2011

Postby Papa Smurf » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:09 pm

I got accepted last week with a $30k scholarship (non-renewable).

I applied on Jan 1 because I wanted one more safety school (161/3.6), I wasn't anticipating USF becoming a serious contender haha

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Re: University of San Francisco 2011

Postby aidez-moi » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:30 pm

Papa Smurf wrote:I got accepted last week with a $30k scholarship (non-renewable).

I applied on Jan 1 because I wanted one more safety school (161/3.6), I wasn't anticipating USF becoming a serious contender haha


Nice, congrats. The whole non-renewable thing is the deal breaker for me...it doesn't make sense




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