Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

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it'salwayssunny
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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby it'salwayssunny » Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:06 pm

Just got the email

"[Univ. of Texas Law Class of 2015] ASD/OMV RSVP page is up on Freshlaw Central!"

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby TexasWave » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:29 am

msblaw89 wrote:
TexasWave wrote:I'm wondering what kind of offers I need from peer schools to negotiate for more mileage out of the standard Dean's Scholarship they offered...


The scholarship from a peer would need to exceed the cost of attendance at Texas in order to squeeze more $$ out


Do you mean

1) The offered scholarship total at another school total is bigger than the total of what it would currently cost me to attend UT (including in-state + UT's offered scholarship) or

or

2) The offered scholarship from another school makes that school cheaper in total overall than the cost of going to UT with UT's offered scholarship?

For example, I got the 90k scholarship from UCLA, and the 1/3 off Dean's Scholarship scholarship (and in-state tuition) from UT. UCLA's offer is bigger, but UT is still cheaper after the hefty in-state reduction (55k for 3 years at UT versus like 60k at UCLA for out-of-state). However, 90k is more than the total cost of UT for in-state students (83k) before UT's scholarship...

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby Greenandgold » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:45 am

TexasWave wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:
TexasWave wrote:I'm wondering what kind of offers I need from peer schools to negotiate for more mileage out of the standard Dean's Scholarship they offered...


The scholarship from a peer would need to exceed the cost of attendance at Texas in order to squeeze more $$ out


Do you mean

1) The offered scholarship total at another school total is bigger than the total of what it would currently cost me to attend UT (including in-state + UT's offered scholarship) or

or

2) The offered scholarship from another school makes that school cheaper in total overall than the cost of going to UT with UT's offered scholarship?

For example, I got the 90k scholarship from UCLA, and the 1/3 off Dean's Scholarship scholarship (and in-state tuition) from UT. UCLA's offer is bigger, but UT is still cheaper after the hefty in-state reduction (55k for 3 years at UT versus like 60k at UCLA for out-of-state). However, 90k is more than the total cost of UT for in-state students (83k) before UT's scholarship...


Option 2

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby toddly76 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:48 pm

Just got my Scholarship Letter in.

Deans scholarship ($28,500 over three years)
In State Tuition Waiver amounting to $48,000 over three years

Total: $76,500 for three years.

Still might have to go $100K in debt just to swing it....ugh

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby wskbarrett » Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:42 pm

toddly76 wrote:Just got my Scholarship Letter in.

Deans scholarship ($28,500 over three years)
In State Tuition Waiver amounting to $48,000 over three years

Total: $76,500 for three years.

Still might have to go $100K in debt just to swing it....ugh



how long did it take from receiving admit packet to receiving scholly info?

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby toddly76 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:50 pm

wskbarrett wrote:
toddly76 wrote:Just got my Scholarship Letter in.

Deans scholarship ($28,500 over three years)
In State Tuition Waiver amounting to $48,000 over three years

Total: $76,500 for three years.

Still might have to go $100K in debt just to swing it....ugh



how long did it take from receiving admit packet to receiving scholly info?



Let's see. I got the decision phone call on 2/22, then the packet on 2/24. The scholly letter came today. So a week.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby defendthefort » Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:19 am

Just found out I'm IN!

Hell yes, Hook Em.

I'll be there that weekend. I'm from Dallas but I've never been out in Austin. Let's make this happen eh? Not all law students can be lame... right?

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby Olive » Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:27 pm

This FASFA thing is confusing. I filed, got a report that really said nothing (not filing taxes this year). We just wait for UT to send us something?! What's the process?

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby Geneva » Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:53 pm

how does UT deal with their waitlist? how often if ever is it possible to go from being waitlisted to receiving scholarship money?

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sarahmargie
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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby sarahmargie » Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:33 pm

I'm in Austin this weekend. It's wild here.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby JustE » Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:35 pm

sarahmargie wrote:I'm in Austin this weekend. It's wild here.


Wild as in, great time?

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby sarahmargie » Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:56 pm

JustE wrote:
sarahmargie wrote:I'm in Austin this weekend. It's wild here.


Wild as in, great time?



Oh, yeah. There are people all over the place. The law school is nice. Doesn't look like there's a lot of good parking, though.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby YesNoMaybe » Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:13 pm

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby cfrob14 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:21 pm

defendthefort wrote:Just found out I'm IN!

Hell yes, Hook Em.

I'll be there that weekend. I'm from Dallas but I've never been out in Austin. Let's make this happen eh? Not all law students can be lame... right?


Amen.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby cfrob14 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:23 pm

wskbarrett wrote:
toddly76 wrote:Just got my Scholarship Letter in.

Deans scholarship ($28,500 over three years)
In State Tuition Waiver amounting to $48,000 over three years

Total: $76,500 for three years.

Still might have to go $100K in debt just to swing it....ugh



how long did it take from receiving admit packet to receiving scholly info?


two week difference in mine.

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sarahmargie
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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby sarahmargie » Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:55 am

On Saturday I went to Townes Hall just to glance at it. I peeked into one of the classrooms that had some students sitting in it. The student closest to the door had his laptop open to the TLS website. I don't know why that delighted me so much...

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby sarahmargie » Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:57 am

Also, there did not seem to be a lot of apartments right by the campus available. Maybe the housing situation will be more open during the summer. I'm going to move in June, hoping it will be easier to get a place.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby Geneva » Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:26 pm

how does the waitlist system work? does it help to send in a loci?

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby kitkat450 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:17 pm

sarahmargie wrote:On Saturday I went to Townes Hall just to glance at it. I peeked into one of the classrooms that had some students sitting in it. The student closest to the door had his laptop open to the TLS website. I don't know why that delighted me so much...


This is pretty hilarious

BTW people started releasing and leasing housing for the next school year in December. They'll have stuff left this summer but it may be slim pickings. Are you looking at the places right by the law school?

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby sarahmargie » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:00 pm

kitkat450 wrote:
sarahmargie wrote:On Saturday I went to Townes Hall just to glance at it. I peeked into one of the classrooms that had some students sitting in it. The student closest to the door had his laptop open to the TLS website. I don't know why that delighted me so much...


This is pretty hilarious

BTW people started releasing and leasing housing for the next school year in December. They'll have stuff left this summer but it may be slim pickings. Are you looking at the places right by the law school?


No. I think I'm going to live in East Austin, which is not super close to the school, but definitely close enough. I have family in that neighborhood, and I don't think I could afford to be too close to the school.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby Aqua » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:41 pm

Waitlisted:( Odds of getting in off the waitlist? According to the email, some years TX never even takes ANYONE from the list.

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sarahmargie
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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby sarahmargie » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:03 pm

Aqua wrote:Waitlisted:( Odds of getting in off the waitlist? According to the email, some years TX never even takes ANYONE from the list.


This is not one of those years. At least four people on TLS have been accepted off the waitlist already. Also, there has been speculation in other threads on this site that the roughly 17% drop in applicants will result in more waitlist movement.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby tomorrowperson » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:11 pm

sarahmargie wrote:
JustE wrote:
sarahmargie wrote:I'm in Austin this weekend. It's wild here.


Wild as in, great time?



Oh, yeah. There are people all over the place. The law school is nice. Doesn't look like there's a lot of good parking, though.

The LBJ School has a section of its parking lot that is free all the time. Then it's just a very short walk down the hill from your car to the law school.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby sarahmargie » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:18 pm


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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby AFS » Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:38 am

sarahmargie wrote:http://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/cities-with-least-expensive-cost-of-living-2011/10.html#top


I just saw this. Neat.


So many of the cities are in Texas. Wow




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