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 LSATmakesMeNeurotic » Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:13 pm

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

Postby seancris » Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:16 pm

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

Postby lynzl84 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:25 pm

I just checked my status checker and it shows FDNDR as of yesterday. I'm somewhat non-traditional, as I've been out of undergrad for almost 6 years now. I received a phone call from FSU today about my acceptance, but UF is my top choice, and I'm really curious to know if I should send a letter of continued interest considering my app was late in the cycle - I was hoping my feb score would be higher...it wasn't. My LSAT is right in the range (162), but my GPA is a bit low (3.17, worked my way through school, reflected on my resume).

Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance.

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

Postby FeelTheHeat » Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:27 pm

lynzl84 wrote:I just checked my status checker and it shows FDNDR as of yesterday. I'm somewhat non-traditional, as I've been out of undergrad for almost 6 years now. I received a phone call from FSU today about my acceptance, but UF is my top choice, and I'm really curious to know if I should send a letter of continued interest considering my app was late in the cycle - I was hoping my feb score would be higher...it wasn't. My LSAT is right in the range (162), but my GPA is a bit low (3.17, worked my way through school, reflected on my resume).

Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance.


Admissions will take a while to get back to you as they got bombarded at the deadline and are pretty backed up. If you don't get in or are WLed, I strongly suggest retaking and applying at the beginning of the next cycle.

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

Postby seancris » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:02 pm

lynzl84 wrote:I just checked my status checker and it shows FDNDR as of yesterday. I'm somewhat non-traditional, as I've been out of undergrad for almost 6 years now. I received a phone call from FSU today about my acceptance, but UF is my top choice, and I'm really curious to know if I should send a letter of continued interest considering my app was late in the cycle - I was hoping my feb score would be higher...it wasn't. My LSAT is right in the range (162), but my GPA is a bit low (3.17, worked my way through school, reflected on my resume).

Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance.


Probable waitlist. Applying late is going to hurt. Retake and Reapply before November if you're set on UF and don't get an admit this cycle.

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

Postby Geaux12 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:30 pm

Anyone had luck negotiating scholarships with UF? Just sent an email off to Fin. Aid in light of a higher offer from FSU.

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

Postby seancris » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:33 pm

Geaux12 wrote:Anyone had luck negotiating scholarships with UF? Just sent an email off to Fin. Aid in light of a higher offer from FSU.


No luck whatsoever. Been trying since December with great offers from much higher ranked schools as leverage and numbers above both medians. Plus I've been following the UF admit thread for the past two years (lame, I know) and I haven't heard of them upping an offer.

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Postby Geaux12 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:50 pm

seancris wrote:
Geaux12 wrote:Anyone had luck negotiating scholarships with UF? Just sent an email off to Fin. Aid in light of a higher offer from FSU.


No luck whatsoever. Been trying since December with great offers from much higher ranked schools as leverage and numbers above both medians. Plus I've been following the UF admit thread for the past two years (lame, I know) and I haven't heard of them upping an offer.


Hopefully I'll have a little more luck since they've already offered me some money. The preference for LSAT over GPA is pretty dramatic (and ridiculous, to be fair).

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

Postby Figure.N9ne » Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:29 pm

Well it's official. Just paid my seat deposit! Now if only this dreadful semester would just end; I lost all motivation to work this semester after being admitted to UF.

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

Postby Dc2136 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:22 pm

How long does it usually take for UF to get a merit based scholly information out after the acceptance letter comes?

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Postby seancris » Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:43 pm

Dc2136 wrote:How long does it usually take for UF to get a merit based scholly information out after the acceptance letter comes?


There's pretty much no chance at this point, bro. Admissions/Fin Aid said that all the scholarship would be given out by April 1 or by Mid April, depending on who you talk to.

The Nov. admits who got offers mostly got them in December and the Jan admits who got offers mostly got them in Feb

And unless you are a URM or have an LSAT of 164+, it's a moot point anyway.

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Postby LSATmakesMeNeurotic » Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:39 pm

seancris wrote:
Geaux12 wrote:Anyone had luck negotiating scholarships with UF? Just sent an email off to Fin. Aid in light of a higher offer from FSU.


No luck whatsoever. Been trying since December with great offers from much higher ranked schools as leverage and numbers above both medians. Plus I've been following the UF admit thread for the past two years (lame, I know) and I haven't heard of them upping an offer.


TheWarFlamingo got her scholarship offer increased (and it's still in the thread from last year if you want to take a look). She emailed Dean Jerry directly and told him about her other offers (which were REALLY good). I doubt it will work though because she had some pretty unique scholarship offers from other schools/she was out of state.

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

Postby seancris » Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:53 pm

LSATmakesMeNeurotic wrote:
seancris wrote:
Geaux12 wrote:Anyone had luck negotiating scholarships with UF? Just sent an email off to Fin. Aid in light of a higher offer from FSU.


No luck whatsoever. Been trying since December with great offers from much higher ranked schools as leverage and numbers above both medians. Plus I've been following the UF admit thread for the past two years (lame, I know) and I haven't heard of them upping an offer.


TheWarFlamingo got her scholarship offer increased. She emailed Dean Jerry directly and told him about her other offers (which were REALLY good). I doubt it will work though because she had some pretty unique scholarship offers from other schools/she was out of state.


And here the only official word we have on the subject of merit-aid is that preference is granted to in-state students. :roll:

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Postby LSATmakesMeNeurotic » Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:55 pm

seancris wrote:
LSATmakesMeNeurotic wrote:
seancris wrote:
Geaux12 wrote:Anyone had luck negotiating scholarships with UF? Just sent an email off to Fin. Aid in light of a higher offer from FSU.


No luck whatsoever. Been trying since December with great offers from much higher ranked schools as leverage and numbers above both medians. Plus I've been following the UF admit thread for the past two years (lame, I know) and I haven't heard of them upping an offer.


TheWarFlamingo got her scholarship offer increased. She emailed Dean Jerry directly and told him about her other offers (which were REALLY good). I doubt it will work though because she had some pretty unique scholarship offers from other schools/she was out of state.


And here the only official word we have on the subject of merit-aid is that preference is granted to in-state students. :roll:


uh... who told you that?

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

Postby seancris » Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:59 pm

LSATmakesMeNeurotic wrote:
seancris wrote:And here the only official word we have on the subject of merit-aid is that preference is granted to in-state students. :roll:


uh... who told you that?



UF Law wrote:Merit-Based Scholarships
These scholarships are awarded to both fall and spring entrants, with priority given to Florida residents. Awards for entering students are based on information collected in the application for admission. No other application is required. Recipients and alternates are notified by letter.

Fall scholarship decisions are made starting in January and completed by April.


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

Postby thewarflamingo » Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:08 pm

seancris wrote:
LSATmakesMeNeurotic wrote:
seancris wrote:And here the only official word we have on the subject of merit-aid is that preference is granted to in-state students. :roll:


uh... who told you that?



UF Law wrote:Merit-Based Scholarships
These scholarships are awarded to both fall and spring entrants, with priority given to Florida residents. Awards for entering students are based on information collected in the application for admission. No other application is required. Recipients and alternates are notified by letter.

Fall scholarship decisions are made starting in January and completed by April.


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

Postby seancris » Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:09 pm

Clearly.

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

Postby Dc2136 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:37 pm

I am sure they give preference in theory to in state students but every circumstance is different.

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Postby seancris » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:32 pm

Dc2136 wrote:I am sure they give preference in theory to in state students but every circumstance is different.


I don't even know what this means.

Based on what I've seen, I am tending to think that there is actually some preference for OOS students as a means of attracting them despite OOS tuition.

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Postby Dream Machine » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:51 pm

seancris wrote:
Dc2136 wrote:I am sure they give preference in theory to in state students but every circumstance is different.


I don't even know what this means.

Based on what I've seen, I am tending to think that there is actually some preference for OOS students as a means of attracting them despite OOS tuition.


This.

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

Postby noleknight16 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:17 pm

My date changed to 4/2/12 but the status remains the same. File Reviewed, No Decision Reached.

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Postby Geaux12 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:26 pm

Heard back today that UF does not offer any kind of stipend for ASD, amd that they don't "match" (read: negotiate) scholarships. It was worth a shot anyway.

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Postby MissMock » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:42 pm

noleknight16 wrote:My date changed to 4/2/12 but the status remains the same. File Reviewed, No Decision Reached.


This happened to me a week or two before a decision was reached.

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

Postby noleknight16 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:43 pm

MissMock wrote:
noleknight16 wrote:My date changed to 4/2/12 but the status remains the same. File Reviewed, No Decision Reached.


This happened to me a week or two before a decision was reached.


Was your decision good or bad? haha

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

Postby h2oplyer7 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:53 pm

I have been "No Decision Reached" for five months now. So awesome! I am hoping they forget about me and I can ask for my application fee back. haha not really.




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