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 FreeLolita » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:16 am

genius5432 wrote:Are you guys serious? Do you really think someone in the admissions office reads a letter of continuing interest and says to themselves, "Wow, this is an excellent letter in which the applicant tells us something we already knew since he applied here, that he wants to be admitted to our law school. This letter will definitely get him admitted." Or the contrary, "Wow, this is such a poorly written letter informing us of the obvious fact that the applicant hasn't changed his mind in the last month that I refuse to offer him admission solely because of his letter of continued interest."


This.

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

Postby Figure.N9ne » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:22 am

Mail man just drove by my block. This guy must feel me watching him. I may go out there and hurry him up a bit. I doubt the letter will be here today, but Gainesville to Miami is possible in a day.

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

Postby seancris » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:24 am

You guys could all probably just call the admissions office and ask if it's an admit or ding. The decision's already made, so you have nothing to lose.

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

Postby LSATmakesMeNeurotic » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:46 am

seancris wrote:You guys could all probably just call the admissions office and ask if it's an admit or ding. The decision's already made, so you have nothing to lose.


They won't give decisions over the phone.

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

Postby Figure.N9ne » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:24 pm

Nothing in the mail today.

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Postby UMiamiCane » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:30 pm

Figure.N9ne wrote:Nothing in the mail today.


I got my status update on a Monday and didn't get my letter until Saturday and I live one mile from campus.

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Postby Geaux12 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:35 pm

UMiamiCane wrote:
Figure.N9ne wrote:Nothing in the mail today.


I got my status update on a Monday and didn't get my letter until Saturday and I live one mile from campus.


I live three states away and received my letter that same Saturday. It takes forever.

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Postby Figure.N9ne » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:41 pm

UMiamiCane wrote:
Figure.N9ne wrote:Nothing in the mail today.


I got my status update on a Monday and didn't get my letter until Saturday and I live one mile from campus.

That's what I needed to know. Now I can relax a bit. Thanks

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

Postby seancris » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:16 am

Might be a wierd request, but would anybody be willing to post or PM the text of their scholly offer notice/email? One person said they got notice via email so idk if everyone does.

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

Postby NoleGirl12 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:35 pm

No one has started a facbeook group yet, so here is one. Everyone join it so we can discuss all things UF!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/173717806073404/

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

Postby Tobacco Road » Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:57 pm

Status changed to File Reviewed, No Decision Reached. Don't know how to feel about this.

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Postby benburns214 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:02 pm

Tobacco Road wrote:Status changed to File Reviewed, No Decision Reached. Don't know how to feel about this.


Everyone who isnt an automatic Reject or Admit is given that same status... welcome to the club, it sucks in here :(

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

Postby pret » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:03 pm

benburns214 wrote:
Tobacco Road wrote:Status changed to File Reviewed, No Decision Reached. Don't know how to feel about this.


Everyone who isnt an automatic Reject or Admit is given that same status... welcome to the club, it sucks in here :(

I thought every applicant receives that status? I'm pretty sure auto-rejects/admits get the update too. I've been stuck on FRNDR Island since 1/24, which isn't even a long time by UF standards.

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

Postby Tobacco Road » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:35 pm

Oh ok, thank you both for the information. Even this late in the cycle I'm not used to how this stuff works.

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

Postby salsahips » Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:03 pm

FreeLolita wrote:
genius5432 wrote:Are you guys serious? Do you really think someone in the admissions office reads a letter of continuing interest and says to themselves, "Wow, this is an excellent letter in which the applicant tells us something we already knew since he applied here, that he wants to be admitted to our law school. This letter will definitely get him admitted." Or the contrary, "Wow, this is such a poorly written letter informing us of the obvious fact that the applicant hasn't changed his mind in the last month that I refuse to offer him admission solely because of his letter of continued interest."


This.


You'd be surprised how much of a consideration "yield protection" is to these adcomms with ranking fetishes. LOCI can whittle the borderline candidates into those who are much more willing to accept offers, and those that may be less likely to accept.

Exactly how much of an impact a LOCI has is up to debate, I think it probably isn't a deal maker, but it does provide some sort of edge.

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Postby KibblesnBitts » Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:07 pm

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Postby seancris » Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:11 pm

KibblesnBitts wrote:Image


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Postby KibblesnBitts » Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:21 am

My one and only fear about U. of F is from Character and Fitness, since it said we had to disclose anything that resulted in fines over $200 or $300 - in New Jersey, when you get a ticket for speeding or something, you can knock down the points and plead to a lesser charge (Unsafe Operation of a Motor Vehicle) and pay a fine of $450 and $550 for your first two times. Therefore, I actually had to check "Yes" to the C&F and submit documents. I know paying $1,000 to my local municipal department isn't enough to be unfit for the Bar, but COME ON Florida!

If my speeding 54 in a 40 at the age of 17 and hitting that parked car at 20 are cause for alarm....I'll be disappointed.

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Postby seancris » Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:26 am

KibblesnBitts wrote:My one and only fear about U. of F is from Character and Fitness, since it said we had to disclose anything that resulted in fines over $200 or $300 - in New Jersey, when you get a ticket for speeding or something, you can knock down the points and plead to a lesser charge (Unsafe Operation of a Motor Vehicle) and pay a fine of $450 and $550 for your first two times. Therefore, I actually had to check "Yes" to the C&F and submit documents. I know paying $1,000 to my local municipal department isn't enough to be unfit for the Bar, but COME ON Florida!

If my speeding 54 in a 40 at the age of 17 and hitting that parked car at 20 are cause for alarm....I'll be disappointed.


It's a non-issue. Civil traffic issues aren't going to keep you out of any law school anywhere.

btw no one at UF calls it U of F. just sayin. 8)

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

Postby beezy08 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:54 am

Has anyone successfully negotiated $$ with UF?

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Postby LSATmakesMeNeurotic » Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:55 am

KibblesnBitts wrote:My one and only fear about U. of F is from Character and Fitness, since it said we had to disclose anything that resulted in fines over $200 or $300 - in New Jersey, when you get a ticket for speeding or something, you can knock down the points and plead to a lesser charge (Unsafe Operation of a Motor Vehicle) and pay a fine of $450 and $550 for your first two times. Therefore, I actually had to check "Yes" to the C&F and submit documents. I know paying $1,000 to my local municipal department isn't enough to be unfit for the Bar, but COME ON Florida!

If my speeding 54 in a 40 at the age of 17 and hitting that parked car at 20 are cause for alarm....I'll be disappointed.


I had a $400 dollar ticket on my UF application for exceeding the speed limit by 19 mph. If your numbers are solid, they won't care. Everyone has speeding tickets.

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

Postby pret » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:31 am

salsahips wrote:
FreeLolita wrote:
genius5432 wrote:Are you guys serious? Do you really think someone in the admissions office reads a letter of continuing interest and says to themselves, "Wow, this is an excellent letter in which the applicant tells us something we already knew since he applied here, that he wants to be admitted to our law school. This letter will definitely get him admitted." Or the contrary, "Wow, this is such a poorly written letter informing us of the obvious fact that the applicant hasn't changed his mind in the last month that I refuse to offer him admission solely because of his letter of continued interest."


This.


You'd be surprised how much of a consideration "yield protection" is to these adcomms with ranking fetishes. LOCI can whittle the borderline candidates into those who are much more willing to accept offers, and those that may be less likely to accept.

Exactly how much of an impact a LOCI has is up to debate, I think it probably isn't a deal maker, but it does provide some sort of edge.

Of course it helps. I think people just like being contrarian.

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

Postby seancris » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:43 am

pret wrote:
salsahips wrote:
FreeLolita wrote:
genius5432 wrote:Are you guys serious? Do you really think someone in the admissions office reads a letter of continuing interest and says to themselves, "Wow, this is an excellent letter in which the applicant tells us something we already knew since he applied here, that he wants to be admitted to our law school. This letter will definitely get him admitted." Or the contrary, "Wow, this is such a poorly written letter informing us of the obvious fact that the applicant hasn't changed his mind in the last month that I refuse to offer him admission solely because of his letter of continued interest."


This.


You'd be surprised how much of a consideration "yield protection" is to these adcomms with ranking fetishes. LOCI can whittle the borderline candidates into those who are much more willing to accept offers, and those that may be less likely to accept.

Exactly how much of an impact a LOCI has is up to debate, I think it probably isn't a deal maker, but it does provide some sort of edge.

Of course it helps. I think people just like being contrarian.



Especially 0Ls.

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

Postby UMiamiCane » Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:26 pm

beezy08 wrote:Has anyone successfully negotiated $$ with UF?


I'd like to know this as well, although I'm torn about whether I should even try. UF gave me $9,000/year, my stats are 168/3.07, decent softs (lots of WE and a master's), choosing between UF and WUSTL with $$. Advice? I don't want to look ungrateful...

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

Postby dolfan0516 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:04 pm

UMiamiCane wrote:
beezy08 wrote:Has anyone successfully negotiated $$ with UF?


I'd like to know this as well, although I'm torn about whether I should even try. UF gave me $9,000/year, my stats are 168/3.07, decent softs (lots of WE and a master's), choosing between UF and WUSTL with $$. Advice? I don't want to look ungrateful...


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