U. of Florida c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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Re: U. of Florida c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby disconnected » Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:50 pm

gatorlaw wrote:I go to UF undegrad and I'm starting to get antsy! I already heard back from all the other Florida schools...I hope my "no decision reached" changes soon.

Congrats to those who have gotten in already!


Have you figured out your index?

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Re: U. of Florida c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby gatorlaw » Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:17 pm

Using the index someone posted on a previous page, it's a 5.8

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Postby UMiamiCane » Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:24 pm

gatorlaw wrote:Using the index someone posted on a previous page, it's a 5.8


Did you use the one I posted? Because I incorrectly posted last year's index formula. Look back a few pages and you'll find the correct index.

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Postby cdwilson » Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:40 pm

My index based on the most recently posted formula is a 5.81 and I've been File reviewed- no decision reached since before Thanksgiving :/

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Re: U. of Florida c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby gatorlaw » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:42 pm

5.8. I doubt the entire admissions process is reduced to this formula though...or at least I hope not...

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Re: U. of Florida c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby seancris » Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:47 pm

Seems like the only people who have gotten in so far were above both of last year's entering medians.

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Postby UMiamiCane » Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:07 pm

seancris wrote:Seems like the only people who have gotten in so far were above both of last year's entering medians.


Yep. And looking at acceptances from TLS and LSN, all that have been accepted have an index of 5.8+.

Looks like classes ended last week, the reading days start this week, and exams conclude the end of next week. So, if we don't hear anything by 16th, we probably won't until at least the second week in January.

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Re: U. of Florida c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby LSATmakesMeNeurotic » Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:13 pm

UMiamiCane wrote:
seancris wrote:Seems like the only people who have gotten in so far were above both of last year's entering medians.


Yep. And looking at acceptances from TLS and LSN, all that have been accepted have an index of 5.8+.

Looks like classes ended last week, the reading days start this week, and exams conclude the end of next week. So, if we don't hear anything by 16th, we probably won't until at least the second week in January.


Reading days were last Thurs and Friday. Exams all of this week and next. Not that it matters to you guys.

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Postby seancris » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:08 am

LSATmakesMeNeurotic wrote:
UMiamiCane wrote:
seancris wrote:Seems like the only people who have gotten in so far were above both of last year's entering medians.


Yep. And looking at acceptances from TLS and LSN, all that have been accepted have an index of 5.8+.

Looks like classes ended last week, the reading days start this week, and exams conclude the end of next week. So, if we don't hear anything by 16th, we probably won't until at least the second week in January.


Reading days were last Thurs and Friday. Exams all of this week and next. Not that it matters to you guys.


How's that going, so far?

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Postby marlins22 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:18 am

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Re: U. of Florida c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby UMiamiCane » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:21 am

marlins22 wrote:
seancris wrote:Seems like the only people who have gotten in so far were above both of last year's entering medians.


This isn't true. I was accepted a couple weeks ago. 3.3/168.


Congrats!

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Postby LSATmakesMeNeurotic » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:49 am

seancris wrote:How's that going, so far?


Had my first one yesterday. Mainly multiple choice with a few short answers. Talked about it with a friend afterwards. It was worse than trying to dissect the LSAT. :(

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Postby seancris » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:29 pm

LSATmakesMeNeurotic wrote:
seancris wrote:How's that going, so far?


Had my first one yesterday. Mainly multiple choice with a few short answers. Talked about it with a friend afterwards. It was worse than trying to dissect the LSAT. :(


I was under the impression that law school exams were almost entirely long essay format based on hypos. Do you mind sharing which class that exam was?

And how would you recommend prepping for the exams in hindsight? IE if you could redo the semester or 0L prep?

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Re: U. of Florida c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby FeelTheHeat » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:36 pm

seancris wrote:
LSATmakesMeNeurotic wrote:
seancris wrote:How's that going, so far?


Had my first one yesterday. Mainly multiple choice with a few short answers. Talked about it with a friend afterwards. It was worse than trying to dissect the LSAT. :(


I was under the impression that law school exams were almost entirely long essay format based on hypos. Do you mind sharing which class that exam was?

And how would you recommend prepping for the exams in hindsight? IE if you could redo the semester or 0L prep?


Crim.

Do practice problems. Don't sweat minutia of cases. Use TLS guides, know the black letter law cold, and most importantly, learn to think like a lawyer. This will all make more sense next year.

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Re: U. of Florida c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby LSATmakesMeNeurotic » Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:00 pm

FeelTheHeat wrote:
seancris wrote:
LSATmakesMeNeurotic wrote:
seancris wrote:How's that going, so far?

Had my first one yesterday. Mainly multiple choice with a few short answers. Talked about it with a friend afterwards. It was worse than trying to dissect the LSAT. :(

I was under the impression that law school exams were almost entirely long essay format based on hypos. Do you mind sharing which class that exam was?
And how would you recommend prepping for the exams in hindsight? IE if you could redo the semester or 0L prep?

Crim.
Do practice problems. Don't sweat minutia of cases. Use TLS guides, know the black letter law cold, and most importantly, learn to think like a lawyer. This will all make more sense next year.


Our crim class was different from the others in that he uses a multiple choice format. I wouldn't say that it was as necessary to "think like a lawyer" for this exam as it will be for the others. In re-doing the semester, I probably would have made charts (listing each offense) sooner, but it really is all dependent on what the professor wants, especially this one. Like FTH said, know black letter law cold.

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Postby broncos_fan_26 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:52 pm

I went under pending initial review yesterday. Today, was initial review conducted-- no decision reached or something like that. I am FL resident/ 3.75/164... should be a shoe in. should i be concerned???

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Postby disconnected » Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:53 pm

I would give it an acceptance barring any character issues.

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Postby broncos_fan_26 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:27 am

disconnected wrote:I would give it an acceptance barring any character issues.


i hope so, i just don't know what to think about " no decision reached"

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Postby MichNole19 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:38 am

For what it's worth it seems that UF puts everyone to No Decision Reached and then sends out a bunch of letters at once. I expect/hope they will send out another batch this week or next and then your status should change. I'm sure they are just waiting till they have a bunch of letters to send.

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Postby broncos_fan_26 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:48 am

MichNole19 wrote:For what it's worth it seems that UF puts everyone to No Decision Reached and then sends out a bunch of letters at once. I expect/hope they will send out another batch this week or next and then your status should change. I'm sure they are just waiting till they have a bunch of letters to send.


That's a relief. Thanks.

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Re: U. of Florida c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby beezy08 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:33 pm

I got a scholarship award in the mail today! I was accepted around Thanksgiving and I am in Gainesville, so they probably sent them out a day or two ago.

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Postby skirkland » Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:51 pm

beezy08 wrote:I got a scholarship award in the mail today! I was accepted around Thanksgiving and I am in Gainesville, so they probably sent them out a day or two ago.


mind sharing your numbers and award amount/stipulations? I got accepted at the same time in Central Florida..time to stalk the mailman.

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Postby beezy08 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:55 pm

skirkland wrote:
beezy08 wrote:I got a scholarship award in the mail today! I was accepted around Thanksgiving and I am in Gainesville, so they probably sent them out a day or two ago.


mind sharing your numbers and award amount/stipulations? I got accepted at the same time in Central Florida..time to stalk the mailman.


167/3.5, 9K per year renewable with a 2.8

Added: if anyone has a clue as to what the curve at UF is, or how hard it is to maintain a 2.8, that info would be very much appreciated

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Postby ralph_pootawn » Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:10 pm

beezy08 wrote:
skirkland wrote:
beezy08 wrote:I got a scholarship award in the mail today! I was accepted around Thanksgiving and I am in Gainesville, so they probably sent them out a day or two ago.


mind sharing your numbers and award amount/stipulations? I got accepted at the same time in Central Florida..time to stalk the mailman.


167/3.5, 9K per year renewable with a 2.8

Added: if anyone has a clue as to what the curve at UF is, or how hard it is to maintain a 2.8, that info would be very much appreciated


Did your status checker update with the new mailing or anything?

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Re: U. of Florida c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby beezy08 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:17 pm

ralph_pootawn wrote:
beezy08 wrote:
skirkland wrote:
beezy08 wrote:I got a scholarship award in the mail today! I was accepted around Thanksgiving and I am in Gainesville, so they probably sent them out a day or two ago.


mind sharing your numbers and award amount/stipulations? I got accepted at the same time in Central Florida..time to stalk the mailman.


167/3.5, 9K per year renewable with a 2.8

Added: if anyone has a clue as to what the curve at UF is, or how hard it is to maintain a 2.8, that info would be very much appreciated


Did your status checker update with the new mailing or anything?


No it didn't. I also got a letter and a booklet in the mail yesterday, and my status updated with that, but nothing about the scholarship letter.




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