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

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

Postby jarv1506 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:12 pm

Redclh wrote:
eandy wrote:They are by default because everyone gets instate after 1L. Most people also get instate equalization scholarships for 1L.
It's virtually impossible to get instate in Virginia.


I guess I am in a little different situation, as even though W&M offered 10000 dollars/year as some sort of in-state out-of-state tuition equalization, it doesn't matter to me because of the GI Bill. So the "scholarship" they offered was for far less than face value. I guess what I meant is that hopefully Georgia doesn't use the same tactic for me personally, though I could see how it would be beneficial to others.


Dude, I was out of state, and they offered me a in-state tuition equalization, plus more money a little later in the cycle. I have the Post 9/11 GI Bill as well. Not only is law school free, but you get whatever the VA overpays back as a refund. You'll definitely get in-state for 2L and 3L, so if you have 3 years of the GI Bill left, law school is free. If you don't get an equalization the GI Bill won't cover everything if you're paying an out of state rate. However, since you got in early you should be good.

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

Postby Redclh » Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:20 pm

jarv1506 wrote:
Redclh wrote:
eandy wrote:They are by default because everyone gets instate after 1L. Most people also get instate equalization scholarships for 1L.
It's virtually impossible to get instate in Virginia.


I guess I am in a little different situation, as even though W&M offered 10000 dollars/year as some sort of in-state out-of-state tuition equalization, it doesn't matter to me because of the GI Bill. So the "scholarship" they offered was for far less than face value. I guess what I meant is that hopefully Georgia doesn't use the same tactic for me personally, though I could see how it would be beneficial to others.


Dude, I was out of state, and they offered me a in-state tuition equalization, plus more money a little later in the cycle. I have the Post 9/11 GI Bill as well. Not only is law school free, but you get whatever the VA overpays back as a refund. You'll definitely get in-state for 2L and 3L, so if you have 3 years of the GI Bill left, law school is free. If you don't get an equalization the GI Bill won't cover everything if you're paying an out of state rate. However, since you got in early you should be good.


Excellent info. Wasn't sure if they did this, as a lot of schools don't. Thanks.

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

Postby Champion » Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:20 pm

Does anyone know when the admitted student day or weekend is? Like a loser I accidentally pressed skip on the ASW "to do list" for the RSVP.

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

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:29 pm

Just got my acceptance letter in the mail!

It included a 'Georgia Law' decal and a merit scholarship letter ($5,000 p/y), which makes UGA an even better deal.

It's a thin envelope, sent by first class mail (they've already sent out viewbooks). I live near the school, so don't be surprised if you've been accepted via status checker but don't get one today.

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

Postby BKCentral » Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:12 pm

AntipodeanPhil wrote:Just got my acceptance letter in the mail!

It included a 'Georgia Law' decal and a merit scholarship letter ($5,000 p/y), which makes UGA an even better deal.

It's a thin envelope, sent by first class mail (they've already sent out viewbooks). I live near the school, so don't be surprised if you've been accepted via status checker but don't get one today.


Ugh lucky! I just checked my mail but it hasn't gotten here yet, and I'm in close to the school too!

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

Postby BKCentral » Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:17 pm

Champion wrote:Does anyone know when the admitted student day or weekend is? Like a loser I accidentally pressed skip on the ASW "to do list" for the RSVP.


Just checked, it says March 31, although I don't really see how to RSVP on the website.

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

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:08 pm

BKCentral wrote:
AntipodeanPhil wrote:Just got my acceptance letter in the mail!

It included a 'Georgia Law' decal and a merit scholarship letter ($5,000 p/y), which makes UGA an even better deal.

It's a thin envelope, sent by first class mail (they've already sent out viewbooks). I live near the school, so don't be surprised if you've been accepted via status checker but don't get one today.

Ugh lucky! I just checked my mail but it hasn't gotten here yet, and I'm in close to the school too!

That's weird. I'm further away than you. Perhaps they had to wait to put something special in your package.

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

Postby TMC116 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:36 am

Accepted as of yesterday. Submitted around nov 1.

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

Postby legalJacket » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:55 am

Accepted in-state with a modest merit scholarship!

Any thoughts on whether UGA will continue to review files for additional scholarship opportunities or if it will be up to negotiating in order to get more?

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

Postby beezy08 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:38 am

I received my letter today-got the tuition equalization scholarship. If I can get in-state for 2L and 3L years, it becomes almost cheaper than staying in-state. Def something good to think about.

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

Postby BKCentral » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:48 am

legalJacket wrote:Accepted in-state with a modest merit scholarship!

Any thoughts on whether UGA will continue to review files for additional scholarship opportunities or if it will be up to negotiating in order to get more?


No idea, but last year the first merit scholarships didn't come out until later in December, at least according to last year's thread. Mind sharing your numbers (or PM if you don't feel comfortable)?

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

Postby Champion » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:32 pm

Received my admissions letter today with a tuition equalization scholarship for the first year.

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

Postby ralph_pootawn » Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:00 pm

recieved my packet today with tuition equalization and 5000 a year. It said i should send a thank you note to the donor of my scholarship.... any one else get that blurb?

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

Postby T00L » Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:06 pm

BKCentral wrote:
legalJacket wrote:Accepted in-state with a modest merit scholarship!

Any thoughts on whether UGA will continue to review files for additional scholarship opportunities or if it will be up to negotiating in order to get more?


No idea, but last year the first merit scholarships didn't come out until later in December, at least according to last year's thread. Mind sharing your numbers (or PM if you don't feel comfortable)?


Im wondering the same thing. I actually applied last cycle (in Feb) and got 7500. This year I apply in Oct and get 5000. Not trying to be greedy, but I kinda expected georgia to do a little better than REGRESSION.

I kinda feel like they gave me the finger...

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

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:16 pm

ralph_pootawn wrote:recieved my packet today with tuition equalization and 5000 a year. It said i should send a thank you note to the donor of my scholarship.... any one else get that blurb?

Yeah, I got that. Seems like a nice idea to me. Better than W&M, which makes you work 10 hours a week for the money.

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

Postby legalJacket » Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:26 pm

T00L wrote:
BKCentral wrote:
legalJacket wrote:Accepted in-state with a modest merit scholarship!

Any thoughts on whether UGA will continue to review files for additional scholarship opportunities or if it will be up to negotiating in order to get more?


No idea, but last year the first merit scholarships didn't come out until later in December, at least according to last year's thread. Mind sharing your numbers (or PM if you don't feel comfortable)?


Im wondering the same thing. I actually applied last cycle (in Feb) and got 7500. This year I apply in Oct and get 5000. Not trying to be greedy, but I kinda expected georgia to do a little better than REGRESSION.

I kinda feel like they gave me the finger...


Purely conjecture, but I wonder if the initial offer could be to maintain interest while they wait until later in the cycle to dole out more dollars when they have a better picture of the pool.

Is this totally against the law school admissions norm? Seems like an interesting way to manage a pool.

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

Postby eandy » Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:14 pm

ralph_pootawn wrote:recieved my packet today with tuition equalization and 5000 a year. It said i should send a thank you note to the donor of my scholarship.... any one else get that blurb?

If that is done the same way as in the past they'll give you the materials for that in 1L fall if you end up attending.

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

Postby minnbills » Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:16 pm

submitting today

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

Postby epistemizer » Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:52 am

submitted Tuesday.

I'm in-state, and a UGA alum for my grad degree. Not sure if they'll consider that "academic incest" or if they'll like it.

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

Postby tuco » Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:54 pm

I got the in state equalization scholarship for the first year but didn't get anything else. Is that the only scholarship offer I can expect or will they send out additional moneys later?

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

Postby gavinstevens » Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:04 pm

tuco wrote:I got the in state equalization scholarship for the first year but didn't get anything else. Is that the only scholarship offer I can expect or will they send out additional moneys later?


I don't know about more scholly info, but most everyone gets in state their last two years if you're wondering why it's only for 1L.

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

Postby jarv1506 » Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:21 pm

tuco wrote:I got the in state equalization scholarship for the first year but didn't get anything else. Is that the only scholarship offer I can expect or will they send out additional moneys later?


last year I got the in state equalization to begin with, and then I was offered an additional scholarship later in the cycle. so it is possible that you will be offered more money later, but I think they get a better idea of what their applicant pool looks like before they offer additional money.

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

Postby hookem7 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:06 pm

Completed today, here's to hoping the magic number stays at 165

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

Postby minnbills » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:10 am

Complete today.

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

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:35 pm

Just a heads up for admitted students: I got a letter today from the Dean of the Law School with some information about the program. I live close to the school and seem to get mailings a day or two before everyone else, so the rest of you should expect a letter soon. Don't think it's scholarship money when you see the envelope!




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