Cardozo May Program 2011 Cycle

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Re: Cardozo May Program 2011 Cycle

Postby jokerman » Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:31 pm

1st person (at least on this board or at LSN) to be called about a spot in the May Program today... guys post is on the "Cardozo 2011" topic... guy had a 156, 3.11 GPA, 10+ yrs work exp, and apparently great softs


Thought everyone should know... good luck to everyone!!!

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Re: Cardozo May Program 2011 Cycle

Postby musicalmissionary » Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:45 pm

Yeah, thanks for the lead...

Just got accepted into the May program after being wait listed in January. Last week I sent a LOCI + additional LOR from a partner of the law firm I work at. Apparently it worked because my numbers are well below their 25% (156, 3.11). But I have 10 years of work experience, an MBA and an engineering degree along with a pretty standout diversity statement (Catholic white dude converting to Islam to marry my Saudi wife and my desire to be an exemplary modern/moderate Muslim in today's increasingly Islamophobic world).

I'm very excited about the prospect of accepting. But this really puts me in a squeeze because my wife just landed her medical residency in Springfield, MA, which led me to rush a last second application to UConn. I guess I'll just have to send UConn a letter begging for an expedited decision because they are the only option I would choose over this. And I need to choose pretty frickin quick!

---EDIT----

Just got financial aid award letter and they're offering me $24k/year in need-based aid. I think that just sealed the deal.

To wife:
Sorry babe, looks like lots of bus hours for us in the next few years.

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Re: Cardozo May Program 2011 Cycle

Postby jokerman » Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:48 pm

musicalmissionary wrote:---EDIT----

Just got financial aid award letter and they're offering me $24k/year in need-based aid. I think that just sealed the deal.

To wife:
Sorry babe, looks like lots of bus hours for us in the next few years.


Trains go between DC and NYC pretty quickly and cheaply!... Best of Luck!

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Re: Cardozo May Program 2011 Cycle

Postby inlays85 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:55 pm

Congrats on the acceptance and in many more respects the need based aid!!!! If I get into Cardozo I would have to commute to see my girlfriend over at UPenn. Which would not bother me since I currently have to fly cross country from Los Angeles.

I just hope I get a similar decision with some type of need based grant.

Cheers!

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Re: Cardozo May Program 2011 Cycle

Postby jokerman » Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:05 pm

Though this is not an extensive forum, I am surprised to still see only one report of an admit into the May Program. Am I correct in that over half of the program is filled with FT WL applicants?

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Re: Cardozo May Program 2011 Cycle

Postby inlays85 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:18 pm

Im curious how you got that number for the fall program. But it appears you are right about the number of May time students being admitted off the wait-list.

With that in mind, if any one has been admitted to the May part-time program, please chime in. Let us know if it was an acceptance or an offer off the wait-list. Your plans on attending would be nice to know as well.

inlays85
-on the WL

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Re: Cardozo May Program 2011 Cycle

Postby krb89f » Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:53 pm

It looks like from the main Cardozo thread that there were a fair amount of phone calls and emails out today? Did any part time people get these? Any word on waitlist movement?

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Re: Cardozo May Program 2011 Cycle

Postby musicalmissionary » Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:10 pm

inlays85 wrote:With that in mind, if any one has been admitted to the May part-time program, please chime in. Let us know if it was an acceptance or an offer off the wait-list. Your plans on attending would be nice to know as well.


In case you didn't catch my previous post... I was admitted to the May program after being wait listed in January for the regular FT program. Although I was going to hold out to see what UConn says/offers (still waiting) I am about 90% sure I will pay the $1000 nonrefundable seat deposit this Friday and head there this weekend to find a place.

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Re: Cardozo May Program 2011 Cycle

Postby inlays85 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:49 pm

Wow, thats a steep deposit. But, if given the chance, I don't think I would bat an eye. Wish you the best musicalmissionary in you housing hunt. I hope I have enough time to get a place if taken off the wait-list.

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Re: Cardozo May Program 2011 Cycle

Postby MP24 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:39 pm

inlays85 wrote:Im curious how you got that number for the fall program. But it appears you are right about the number of May time students being admitted off the wait-list.

With that in mind, if any one has been admitted to the May part-time program, please chime in. Let us know if it was an acceptance or an offer off the wait-list. Your plans on attending would be nice to know as well.

inlays85
-on the WL



I was admitted to the May part-time program in March after being wait-listed for the fall full time program. I withdrew in April from the PT program.

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Re: Cardozo May Program 2011 Cycle

Postby lawfreak » Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:27 pm

Anyone know if there is a lot of work/reading due for the first day of classes? After the first day? How many hours on average does a May student study in th summer? Any free time? Also what happens if you don't get in the dean certification form before the first day?

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Re: Cardozo May Program 2011 Cycle

Postby jokerman » Mon May 02, 2011 3:59 pm

Almost 4PM ET and nobody has posted any acceptances here or on the general 2011 Cardozo thread... A watched pot never boils, but it is hard to not think about it since one has to be ready to jump on the opportunity almost immediately. Oh well...

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Re: Cardozo May Program 2011 Cycle

Postby inlays85 » Mon May 02, 2011 4:10 pm

Still waiting for a miracle for the May Part-time program myself. Not sure how much longer I should hold my breath.

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Re: Cardozo May Program 2011 Cycle

Postby jokerman » Mon May 02, 2011 4:32 pm

inlays85 wrote:Still waiting for a miracle for the May Part-time program myself. Not sure how much longer I should hold my breath.


I am wondering how many people who get in for the Full-time program that were not admitted for Part-time... Either way, the sad truth (or good) is you have a shot until the day of orientation. I am quite sure you can find stories of people being admitted to programs a day before the 1st classes.

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Re: Cardozo May Program 2011 Cycle

Postby holidayfromreal » Wed May 11, 2011 11:20 am

Any may student (or someone currently in the city) want to buy my elements book (it's highlighted but in great condition and I got an A so hopefully my highlighting is good). Message me if you're interested. I'm trying to sell it before I move at the end of may



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