UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Englander742 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:38 pm

What did the e-mail prior to acceptance say?

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Blessedassurance » Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:54 pm

Good morning.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby ThomasMN » Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:49 pm

bleylaw wrote:
sdwhodat wrote::( I haven't heard anything yet. Maybe it's because I didn't write a Why UVA... UVA isn't my top school but I could have definitely made something up if it would give me a better shot...


im not saying its dumb to write them (thats what they want right?) but it seems insane that they don't realize theyre not really all that genuine


Sure, some of the "Why UVA" letters are probably not all that genuine. That being said, if you are willing to write another page of (hopefully good) writing that probably means you are at least a little more interested in UVA than the applicant who doesn't.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby glcoupe » Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:39 am

Does anyone what the rule is pertaining to post acceptance gpa? Meaning, once your are accepted, do you have to keep your gpa at the same level or does it matter after you get in? I haven't heard anything, if anyone knows please let me know.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby vincanity1 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:52 am

glcoupe wrote:Does anyone what the rule is pertaining to post acceptance gpa? Meaning, once your are accepted, do you have to keep your gpa at the same level or does it matter after you get in? I haven't heard anything, if anyone knows please let me know.


They're referred to as stipulations and no, t14 don't have em

Edit: I'm an idiot and misread. There isn't a hard number but the consensus is that, barring a catastrophic drop with fails, you'll be fine
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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Curious1 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:53 am

vincanity1 wrote:
glcoupe wrote:Does anyone what the rule is pertaining to post acceptance gpa? Meaning, once your are accepted, do you have to keep your gpa at the same level or does it matter after you get in? I haven't heard anything, if anyone knows please let me know.


They're referred to as stipulations and no, t14 don't have em


But it's gotta be reasonable right? Like a 3.0+?

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:53 am

glcoupe wrote:Does anyone what the rule is pertaining to post acceptance gpa? Meaning, once your are accepted, do you have to keep your gpa at the same level or does it matter after you get in? I haven't heard anything, if anyone knows please let me know.


It doesn't really matter. I haven't heard about rescinded admissions.

Schools ask for updated transcripts prior to the beginning of 1L, but this is just to make sure that you actually graduated.

Since you're not sending your transcripts to LSAC, it won't affect the GPA that law schools have to report for USNWR purposes.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:58 am

vincanity1 wrote:
glcoupe wrote:Does anyone what the rule is pertaining to post acceptance gpa? Meaning, once your are accepted, do you have to keep your gpa at the same level or does it matter after you get in? I haven't heard anything, if anyone knows please let me know.


They're referred to as stipulations and no, t14 don't have em


Not exactly. Stipulations are connected to scholarships, e.g., a GPA stipulation of 3.2 in LS to retain your scholarship. But it is true that T14 schools do not have these scholarship stipulations.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby vincanity1 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:01 am

Hawkeye Pierce wrote:
vincanity1 wrote:
glcoupe wrote:Does anyone what the rule is pertaining to post acceptance gpa? Meaning, once your are accepted, do you have to keep your gpa at the same level or does it matter after you get in? I haven't heard anything, if anyone knows please let me know.


They're referred to as stipulations and no, t14 don't have em


Not exactly. Stipulations are connected to scholarships, e.g., a GPA stipulation of 3.2 in LS to retain your scholarship. But it is true that T14 schools do not have these scholarship stipulations.


Lol yea, my fault. Misread and edited.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Schola » Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:15 pm

ThomasMN wrote:
bleylaw wrote:
sdwhodat wrote::( I haven't heard anything yet. Maybe it's because I didn't write a Why UVA... UVA isn't my top school but I could have definitely made something up if it would give me a better shot...


im not saying its dumb to write them (thats what they want right?) but it seems insane that they don't realize theyre not really all that genuine


Sure, some of the "Why UVA" letters are probably not all that genuine. That being said, if you are willing to write another page of (hopefully good) writing that probably means you are at least a little more interested in UVA than the applicant who doesn't.


I'm not entirely sure the Why UVA letter is as important as people say it is. I got offered a Dean's Scholarship on Friday and I didn't write a "Why UVA" letter, although I did have a Why UVA paragraph in my PS that was pretty sincere since I am quite interested in UVA. But I said nothing in that paragraph that one couldn't glean from their website in 5 minutes.

Also, the woman who called me on Friday did say that I needed to remain in good academic standing to keep the scholarship for all 3 years. I'm not sure if that means passing or something more (e.g. 3.3+ GPA)

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:33 pm

Schola wrote:Also, the woman who called me on Friday did say that I needed to remain in good academic standing to keep the scholarship for all 3 years. I'm not sure if that means passing or something more (e.g. 3.3+ GPA)


All T14 schools have that. It basically means "don't fail out".

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Schola » Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:49 pm

This is perhaps the wrong forum to ask this, but I am wondering if anyone knows whether it is likely that I will be able to bargain UVA up from 90 to something closer to a full ride if I get into a YHS? Given my life situation and career aspirations--essentially, I don't want to do big law--money will be something that matters quite a bit in deciding where I go.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:50 pm

Schola wrote:This is perhaps the wrong forum to ask this, but I am wondering if anyone knows whether it is likely that I will be able to bargain UVA up from 90 to something closer to a full ride if I get into a YHS? Given my life situation and career aspirations--essentially, I don't want to do big law--money will be something that matters quite a bit.


I'm not sure how successful leveraging an acceptance is for getting more $$. But, if you got into YHS, you should take that in a heartbeat over UVA full tuition scholarship.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Curious1 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:16 pm

I just got an email about autumn and a student resource I can contact--does this have any bearing on my admission chances or mean anything whatsoever?

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby bleylaw » Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:47 pm

Curious1 wrote:I just got an email about autumn and a student resource I can contact--does this have any bearing on my admission chances or mean anything whatsoever?


got that too, got excited for a second, then really really annoyed lol

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Curious1 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:50 pm

bleylaw wrote:
Curious1 wrote:I just got an email about autumn and a student resource I can contact--does this have any bearing on my admission chances or mean anything whatsoever?


got that too, got excited for a second, then really really annoyed lol


I know! My heart went ba-bump then I saw no congratulations :(

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby bleylaw » Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:53 pm

Curious1 wrote:
bleylaw wrote:
Curious1 wrote:I just got an email about autumn and a student resource I can contact--does this have any bearing on my admission chances or mean anything whatsoever?


got that too, got excited for a second, then really really annoyed lol


I know! My heart went ba-bump then I saw no congratulations :(


i still can't believe they're telling certain people now! i cant tell if i wont get one because i did not write a "why uva" anything lol not an essay or even a paragraph like i did for most schools. i went complete on 9/19

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Theheat633 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:05 pm

I also just got that email about here is a UVA 2L to contact and enjoy your fall, too. Is this good news? If not it seems kinda lolzy to be like, "contact this UVA 2L for any Qs about how great the school is." Oh, but enjoy your WL/ rejection.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Capitalist » Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:31 pm

Hi all! I applied to UVA last cycle, but, unfortunately, didn't receive the good news. I'm retaking the LSAT in December and applying to UVA once I receive my score in January.

So, does anybody know how UVA views multiple LSAT scores? I've read the TLS interview w/ Dean Trujillo, but I'm wondering if Mr. Dugas and Mr. Faulk are evaluating apps any differently.

Thanks!

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby jungminnee » Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:24 pm

checking in

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby sea15 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:10 pm

Hawkeye Pierce wrote:If anyone is interested, this appears to be the only difference I can find on the status checker page after I was admitted:

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My guess is that you will get an email prior to this change, so take it for what it's worth.



Are all seat deposits $1000?!?!?! Do we need to budget for this? How many incoming 1Ls have $1000 laying around?!

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Seneca » Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:17 pm

It's my understanding that $1000 seat deposit is pretty typical. UVA's is credited towards your first semester tuition, FWIW, but I imagine that's pretty standard too.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby sea15 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:20 pm

Seneca wrote:It's my understanding that $1000 seat deposit is pretty typical. UVA's is credited towards your first semester tuition, FWIW, but I imagine that's pretty standard too.


And this is expected in cash?!

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Seneca » Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:22 pm

No. The letter I received stated that the deposits must be paid online, using a credit card, and that I would be receiving more specific instructions on how to do this in January via email.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby mattbarnes123 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:07 pm

See some other peeps got that enjoy fall/ contact a UVA 2L email. Meaningless in terms of admission?




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