IN at USC Class of 2014 - University of Southern California

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mohuohu
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Re: IN at USC Class of 2014 - University of Southern California

Postby mohuohu » Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:15 pm

Just got in via email!

This is very exciting; USC has been among my top choices from the very beginning...the wait was a real killer.

It all comes down to the scholarship, though, basically. I just can't afford sticker + LA's cost of living.
Do I have a shot at some decent money with 167/3.7? I guess there's no way anyone could really know that, but it can't hurt to ask I guess...

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Re: IN at USC Class of 2014 - University of Southern California

Postby jakersatcal » Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:24 pm

Got an acceptance email today- still no letter though. But I do live in Canada, and Canada Post is horrible! Still waiting to hear back from 5 more schools, was waitlisted at two and accepted at USC. Good today today!

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Re: IN at USC Class of 2014 - University of Southern California

Postby JJDancer » Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:39 pm

Hopefully we get some scholly info next week!!!! Come on USC!

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Re: IN at USC Class of 2014 - University of Southern California

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:10 pm

JJDancer wrote:Hopefully we get some scholly info next week!!!! Come on USC!

Yea... for real

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Re: IN at USC Class of 2014 - University of Southern California

Postby santoinettea » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:44 pm

mohuohu wrote:Just got in via email!

This is very exciting; USC has been among my top choices from the very beginning...the wait was a real killer.

It all comes down to the scholarship, though, basically. I just can't afford sticker + LA's cost of living.
Do I have a shot at some decent money with 167/3.7? I guess there's no way anyone could really know that, but it can't hurt to ask I guess...



We have the exact same numbers! : ) I am REALLY hoping there's a scholarship offer. I really, really hope so. I just hope our #s are good enough.

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Re: IN at USC Class of 2014 - University of Southern California

Postby neonx » Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:28 am

santoinettea wrote:
mohuohu wrote:Just got in via email!

This is very exciting; USC has been among my top choices from the very beginning...the wait was a real killer.

It all comes down to the scholarship, though, basically. I just can't afford sticker + LA's cost of living.
Do I have a shot at some decent money with 167/3.7? I guess there's no way anyone could really know that, but it can't hurt to ask I guess...



We have the exact same numbers! : ) I am REALLY hoping there's a scholarship offer. I really, really hope so. I just hope our #s are good enough.


I have similar numbers. I think we'll probably get something from USC. =)

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Re: IN at USC Class of 2014 - University of Southern California

Postby mohuohu » Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:20 am

santoinettea wrote:
mohuohu wrote:Just got in via email!

This is very exciting; USC has been among my top choices from the very beginning...the wait was a real killer.

It all comes down to the scholarship, though, basically. I just can't afford sticker + LA's cost of living.
Do I have a shot at some decent money with 167/3.7? I guess there's no way anyone could really know that, but it can't hurt to ask I guess...



We have the exact same numbers! : ) I am REALLY hoping there's a scholarship offer. I really, really hope so. I just hope our #s are good enough.


I sure hope we get something. Now that the initial elation about the acceptance is wearing off, however, I realize I've got another wait of indeterminate length ahead of me. Apparently it only takes them a few weeks for this, though...

Keep us posted!



edit: spelling

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Re: IN at USC Class of 2014 - University of Southern California

Postby lalu » Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:41 pm

mohuohu wrote:Just got in via email!

This is very exciting; USC has been among my top choices from the very beginning...the wait was a real killer.

It all comes down to the scholarship, though, basically. I just can't afford sticker + LA's cost of living.
Do I have a shot at some decent money with 167/3.7? I guess there's no way anyone could really know that, but it can't hurt to ask I guess...



I hope so since I'm in your boat. I haven't heard back from USC though... :( ughhhh whyyyy

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Re: IN at USC Class of 2014 - University of Southern California

Postby theturkeyisfat » Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:10 pm

i posted this question in the financial aid forum, but i didn't get a respones so i'll ask here... should i mention other scholarships i've been offered in question 8 of the scholarship app? here's the wording:

Please discuss any relevant information not mentioned above that you feel is important for the Admissions and Financial Aid Committee to know as you are considered for scholarship assistance (hardships you have overcome or are currently coping with, additional resources not mentioned above, extraordinary expenses, etc.)

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Re: IN at USC Class of 2014 - University of Southern California

Postby JJDancer » Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:28 pm

theturkeyisfat wrote:i posted this question in the financial aid forum, but i didn't get a respones so i'll ask here... should i mention other scholarships i've been offered in question 8 of the scholarship app? here's the wording:

Please discuss any relevant information not mentioned above that you feel is important for the Admissions and Financial Aid Committee to know as you are considered for scholarship assistance (hardships you have overcome or are currently coping with, additional resources not mentioned above, extraordinary expenses, etc.)

Doesn't seem like that is the sort of thing they are asking for...

Not sure if it would help/hurt though.

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Re: IN at USC Class of 2014 - University of Southern California

Postby Arelikefoxes » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:01 pm

JJDancer wrote:Doesn't seem like that is the sort of thing they are asking for...


+1

The question seems to be geared towards COL calculations in order to for them to determine need-based awards. If you want to negotiate with them, I would recommend doing that separately.

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Re: IN at USC Class of 2014 - University of Southern California

Postby theturkeyisfat » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:24 pm

thanks for the responses

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Re: IN at USC Class of 2014 - University of Southern California

Postby lisjjen » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:02 pm

Anybody heard back on $$$ yet?

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Re: IN at USC Class of 2014 - University of Southern California

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:37 pm

lisjjen wrote:Anybody heard back on $$$ yet?


Nope... waiting to hear as well...

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Re: IN at USC Class of 2014 - University of Southern California

Postby BrightLine » Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:12 pm

In the actual admissions packet (not the initial acceptance letter) is the letter standard or is it customized or do they have a few templates?

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Re: IN at USC Class of 2014 - University of Southern California

Postby santoinettea » Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:24 pm

nonprofit-prophet wrote:
lisjjen wrote:Anybody heard back on $$$ yet?


Nope... waiting to hear as well...


BrightLine wrote:In the actual admissions packet (not the initial acceptance letter) is the letter standard or is it customized or do they have a few templates?


I got the admissions packet yesterday, and it was personalized. No mention of money, however.

I'm hoping that I should continue holding out hope? Maybe? I submitted the scholarship application and the supplemental form on Sunday (right after acceptance on Thursday), and I'm wondering if the more substantial scholarships are given out right away with acceptance or after the finaid apps are submitted. What do you guys think?

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Re: IN at USC Class of 2014 - University of Southern California

Postby JJDancer » Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:24 pm

No merit schollies have gone out so far. I assume no one hears about them until after they submit fafsa + USC scholly app.

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Re: IN at USC Class of 2014 - University of Southern California

Postby santoinettea » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:06 pm

JJDancer wrote:No merit schollies have gone out so far. I assume no one hears about them until after they submit fafsa + USC scholly app.


Thank you!!!!!!!! That's great news! : )

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Re: IN at USC Class of 2014 - University of Southern California

Postby lisjjen » Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:19 am

santoinettea wrote:I'm hoping that I should continue holding out hope? Maybe? I submitted the scholarship application and the supplemental form on Sunday (right after acceptance on Thursday), and I'm wondering if the more substantial scholarships are given out right away with acceptance or after the finaid apps are submitted. What do you guys think?


I called today. Must say that I was impressed that the Director of Financial Aid answered my questions. At UT, I was channelled to a student ambassador.

Anyways, she said that yes, they negotiate scholarships. Yes, they will consider matching. And no, scholarships haven't gone out yet. It should be about a week or two.

On another note, should I emphasize that if it costs the same I'll go to USC, or should I play it cool and act like they have to steal me from Texas?

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Re: IN at USC Class of 2014 - University of Southern California

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:25 am

lisjjen wrote:
santoinettea wrote:I'm hoping that I should continue holding out hope? Maybe? I submitted the scholarship application and the supplemental form on Sunday (right after acceptance on Thursday), and I'm wondering if the more substantial scholarships are given out right away with acceptance or after the finaid apps are submitted. What do you guys think?


I called today. Must say that I was impressed that the Director of Financial Aid answered my questions. At UT, I was channelled to a student ambassador.

Anyways, she said that yes, they negotiate scholarships. Yes, they will consider matching. And no, scholarships haven't gone out yet. It should be about a week or two.

On another note, should I emphasize that if it costs the same I'll go to USC, or should I play it cool and act like they have to steal me from Texas?



Don't give up more info than you need to. Also... "a week or two?!" Damn it!

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Re: IN at USC Class of 2014 - University of Southern California

Postby lisjjen » Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:26 am

nonprofit-prophet wrote:
lisjjen wrote:
santoinettea wrote:I'm hoping that I should continue holding out hope? Maybe? I submitted the scholarship application and the supplemental form on Sunday (right after acceptance on Thursday), and I'm wondering if the more substantial scholarships are given out right away with acceptance or after the finaid apps are submitted. What do you guys think?


I called today. Must say that I was impressed that the Director of Financial Aid answered my questions. At UT, I was channelled to a student ambassador.

Anyways, she said that yes, they negotiate scholarships. Yes, they will consider matching. And no, scholarships haven't gone out yet. It should be about a week or two.

On another note, should I emphasize that if it costs the same I'll go to USC, or should I play it cool and act like they have to steal me from Texas?



Don't give up more info than you need to. Also... "a week or two?!" Damn it!


Do you mean on this forum, or when I try to negotiate? Because if the financial aid department saw this post they would know exactly who I was.

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Re: IN at USC Class of 2014 - University of Southern California

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:14 am

lisjjen wrote:
nonprofit-prophet wrote:
lisjjen wrote:
santoinettea wrote:I'm hoping that I should continue holding out hope? Maybe? I submitted the scholarship application and the supplemental form on Sunday (right after acceptance on Thursday), and I'm wondering if the more substantial scholarships are given out right away with acceptance or after the finaid apps are submitted. What do you guys think?


I called today. Must say that I was impressed that the Director of Financial Aid answered my questions. At UT, I was channelled to a student ambassador.

Anyways, she said that yes, they negotiate scholarships. Yes, they will consider matching. And no, scholarships haven't gone out yet. It should be about a week or two.

On another note, should I emphasize that if it costs the same I'll go to USC, or should I play it cool and act like they have to steal me from Texas?



Don't give up more info than you need to. Also... "a week or two?!" Damn it!


Do you mean on this forum, or when I try to negotiate? Because if the financial aid department saw this post they would know exactly who I was.



I meant when negotiating, but i guess both.

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Re: IN at USC Class of 2014 - University of Southern California

Postby jakersatcal » Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:33 pm

Does anyone know if we have an admitted students' facebook group? That would be cool :-)

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Re: IN at USC Class of 2014 - University of Southern California

Postby lisjjen » Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:35 pm

jakersatcal wrote:Does anyone know if we have an admitted students' facebook group? That would be cool :-)


But then we'd lose all of our anonymity. Actually, I think there's normally a TLS meetup at 1L orientations.

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Re: IN at USC Class of 2014 - University of Southern California

Postby jakersatcal » Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:19 pm

lisjjen wrote:
jakersatcal wrote:Does anyone know if we have an admitted students' facebook group? That would be cool :-)


But then we'd lose all of our anonymity. Actually, I think there's normally a TLS meetup at 1L orientations.


Anonymity? Haha. I know that we're all awesome and amazing, but I never thought we were super heros!




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