University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby BVest » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:55 pm

mebyarmbar wrote:You mind sharing your stats and FT or PT?


Someone shared:

http://houston.lawschoolnumbers.com/app ... order=desc

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby btwoodall » Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:05 am

luckily they are headed to UT

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby theatetus » Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:08 am

turbostar66 wrote:Waitlisted as of 1/27. 161 lsat and 3.3 GPA. I'm a non-traditional student, so I don't know if that hurt my chances. I graduated from UT in 2004 with an Advertising degree and have been doing marketing/advertising for the last eight years.

I realllly want to get in here. It is my first choice of schools because I'm from Houston and my family and many of my friends are there.

Any advice? When will the waitlisted people know if they are in or out?


I had been hoping LSAT scores aren't the only thing that matters, and I guess I'm right. It seems if you have a shit personal statement you're out, but other than that, LSAT scores are the only thing that matters. And who has a 2.3 GPA and gets a 170 anyway? Drunken Batman? So much bullshit.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Moop » Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:23 pm

From LSN scholarship info it seems that they rewarded people more for high GPAs than high LSAT scores so you might be able to extrapolate from this that they value GPA more.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby brett5768 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:20 am

theatetus wrote:
turbostar66 wrote:Waitlisted as of 1/27. 161 lsat and 3.3 GPA. I'm a non-traditional student, so I don't know if that hurt my chances. I graduated from UT in 2004 with an Advertising degree and have been doing marketing/advertising for the last eight years.

I realllly want to get in here. It is my first choice of schools because I'm from Houston and my family and many of my friends are there.

Any advice? When will the waitlisted people know if they are in or out?


I had been hoping LSAT scores aren't the only thing that matters, and I guess I'm right. It seems if you have a shit personal statement you're out, but other than that, LSAT scores are the only thing that matters. And who has a 2.3 GPA and gets a 170 anyway? Drunken Batman? So much bullshit.


theatetus, just when I thought you couldn't possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this... and totally redeem yourself!

Holy shit, the drunken Batman quote made me spit coffee all over a bunch of contracts on my desk, good work.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby dreambig » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:18 pm

Is there a U of H c/o 2015 facebook group?

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby mtyler19 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:33 pm

dreambig wrote:Is there a U of H c/o 2015 facebook group?


Here is the admitted students one.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby eric411 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:59 pm

So when are you officially giving up hope for getting into UHLC? I figure by the end of this week I will have to take action on the other places I got in, but I really don't want to leave Texas for them!

Orientation is on the 17th of August so we would have to know before that, but I will already have to be moved and start classes elsewhere before that!

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby theatetus » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:06 pm

eric411 wrote:So when are you officially giving up hope for getting into UHLC? I figure by the end of this week I will have to take action on the other places I got in, but I really don't want to leave Texas for them!

Orientation is on the 17th of August so we would have to know before that, but I will already have to be moved and start classes elsewhere before that!


Earlier in this thread someone mentioned the Dean usually sends out an email the first week of classes to some waitlisters asking if they still want to attend. I don't know if this is true or not but it sounds plausible. For someone like me who is going to my backup school in Houston that's not a huge deal (except for the tuition I forfeit), but it is a huge deal if you're moving out of state.

The only thing I could recommend is emailing UHCL and state your case, but the waitlist is all dependent on other students in a similar situation to yours who are waiting to get in somewhere else. Also it's highly likely that admissions doesn't really give a fuck.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby eric411 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:25 pm

You really think emailing them would make any difference? It's one of those things where I find myself afraid to contact them if for whatever reason it ends up hurting my chances rather than helping!

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Moop » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:35 pm

It definitely helps as long as you don't say anything stupid. Just keep it simple. Let them know you're still interested and that you will attend if you get accepted. Provide evidence as to why (like you're already in Houston). They're more likely to try to pick someone that they know is going to accept than waste time going through people that might say no to them and risk having an empty seat. Especially as the semester draws closer.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby eric411 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:46 pm

I'll send an email, figure I might as well at this point.

For those of you who got accepted from the wait list, did you receive a call first or an email? Every time I got an email in probably the past two weeks my heart skips a beat as I look to see if it's from UH. But if you are supposed to receive a call first instead maybe I can calm down a little bit!

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby mebyarmbar » Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:38 pm

Anyone out there know?

Should we expect a call first or an email ?

I've been checking my email constantly

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby DannyS » Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:46 pm

The best thing to do would be to stare at the computer screen all day and have your phone safely in hand. Seems to be working pretty well for me.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby mebyarmbar » Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:35 pm

so any admits this week from the waitlist?

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby eric411 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:01 pm

Seems they have been letting people in every Monday, those of you who are lucky enough to get in today, let us know!

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby bartleby » Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:09 pm

Which one of you funny guys put "Rice University" instead of UHLC for your letter of continued interest? Lol, they actually do care about that kind of stuff - I've seen it first hand now

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby theatetus » Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:58 pm

bartleby wrote:Which one of you funny guys put "Rice University" instead of UHLC for your letter of continued interest? Lol, they actually do care about that kind of stuff - I've seen it first hand now


What are you referring to bartleby? Also for those who don't know admissions saves every email from you in your file.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby chris_lg183 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:16 pm

bartleby wrote:Which one of you funny guys put "Rice University" instead of UHLC for your letter of continued interest? Lol, they actually do care about that kind of stuff - I've seen it first hand now


Do you work for UHLC admissions?

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby eric411 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:17 pm

bartleby wrote:Which one of you funny guys put "Rice University" instead of UHLC for your letter of continued interest? Lol, they actually do care about that kind of stuff - I've seen it first hand now


Are you on the admissions committee!? Anyone getting in today?

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby sjwest » Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:28 pm

Just to give you waitlisters a little info, I highly doubt he's on the admissions committee. He is a potentially rising 2L at UH that was considering dropping out (based on a thread started in May).

He might be a student worker in the admissions office, but I doubt he can (or is allowed to) give you info on waitlist movement.

I could very well be wrong, and he'll be back shortly, but I would not expect to get anymore information.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby theatetus » Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:36 pm

wow this is starting to get a little too close to home. and creepy.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby eric411 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:38 pm

sjwest wrote:Just to give you waitlisters a little info, I highly doubt he's on the admissions committee. He is a potentially rising 2L at UH that was considering dropping out (based on a thread started in May).

He might be a student worker in the admissions office, but I doubt he can (or is allowed to) give you info on waitlist movement.

I could very well be wrong, and he'll be back shortly, but I would not expect to get anymore information.


Color me disappointed :(

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby eric411 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:00 pm

Ugh, phone rings from a 713 phone number I don't recognize, OMG is it UHLC!? Nope, just a wrong number. Be still my beating heart.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby bartleby » Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:43 pm

eric411 wrote:
bartleby wrote:Which one of you funny guys put "Rice University" instead of UHLC for your letter of continued interest? Lol, they actually do care about that kind of stuff - I've seen it first hand now


Are you on the admissions committee!? Anyone getting in today?


no absolutely not, i'm just r.a. in dean's office and someone said that and everyone cracked up (in the other room)




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