Seattle University c/o 2015

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corvid
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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby corvid » Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:44 am

divtheshin wrote:Thanks for the info. I suppose I should have been more specific when I said "good location." I didn't necessarily mean in terms of crime. I was thinking more along the lines of good restaurants, bars, transportation, living accommodations, livability etc. I just don't know much about Seattle University or the surrounding area.

In that case, its okay, but downtown seattle is a bus ride or really short drive away, and has everything. Close to SU is broadway and the surrounding area, which has an interesting culture. Food is good, and you can find anything you want from Korean to southern (catfish corner, oh my). For the real variety go to the UW area. Either way, you'll find everything from gay bars to fratty hangouts, whatever tickles your fancy.

The bus system is good. There are some wackos, and some hostility but keep your wits and its not bad. I wouldnt personally go around at night. However, its pretty cheap and there are bus routes everywhere, along with a new lightrail deal, which makes getting to and from the airport easy.

Living expenses are steep, but its not NYC. Traffic can get bad but nothing like LA or NYC.

The weather is rainy and gray a lot of the time, but summers are mild and ideal for the most part. Winters dont get that cold and theres rarely snow. As a side note, anything more than an inch of snow and the county shuts down haha. Summers get up to the 100s but are probably average ~80s highs. The outdoor scene is HUGE. Mt rainier is beautiful, snoqualmie and the other passes are giant for skiing. Mountain biking and hiking are also great. Canoozing/rafting in the summer. All outdoor sports are well represented. If you're interested in cars, theres a decent racing scene (track racing- street racing is for assholes).

There is a ton in Washington to do if youre willing to drive, like central and eastern washington.

The sports teams are meh. Casinos are a bit of a drive, if you are in to that sort of thing.

Its a great place. Its not as drab as people like to say. It sure is nice not having a heat stroke in the summer then getting consistently snowed in in the winters.

As for SU respect: SU is very well represented in Seattle and the surrounding cities. I don't have much experience elsewhere, but around the area, lawyers with SU degrees are common. That said, it still a T2 law school so it should have respect anyway.

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby chill » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:14 pm

I think corvid gave you some good info, but I'll give you my thoughts too:

I personally think downtown is within walking distance (at least, I did it as a visitor with no problems). Honestly, most of Seattle is walkable-- people just don't do it.

Great Ethiopian food near campus. Seriously, you will have more injera than you know what to do with.

As a city, Seattle is clean (relatively), though Capitol Hill is less so. You can see two mountain ranges on a clear day.

Sports here suck, but the M's are now in the same division as Albert Pujols and are in contention to sign Prince Fielder.

No need to say anything more about the coffee scene here than that I have had better Ethiopian coffee here than I did in Ethiopia.

Hope that helps! If you have any specific questions, PM me.

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby un-vordox » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:30 pm

Great Ethiopian food near campus. Seriously, you will have more injera than you know what to do with


YES!

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby corvid » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:18 pm

"Great news from Seattle u law admissions office!

We have an open house for part time law students."


Thanks for the troll email.

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby un-vordox » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:57 pm

I talked to Whitney at admissions today about the travel stipend. Apparently it's only offered to students who are out of state and qualify for it with a certain GPA or LSAT score. I didn't qualify, but I'm still going to visit. You should ask about it after acceptance.

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby Magnifique1908 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:45 pm

corvid wrote:"Great news from Seattle u law admissions office!

We have an open house for part time law students."


Thanks for the troll email.



Got this email too.

Just checked my status. In! Status date has tomorrow's date.

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby skaterboyroland » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:57 pm

Just found out that I was admitted via status checker also..showing a January 13 date too.

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby pdizzle » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:59 pm

Just saw via status checker that I am admitted as well with a 1/13 decision date.

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby Deadlights13 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:10 pm

Congrats to you all! Now you can join in the unhealthy preoccupation with admission mailings! I've heard there's a bumper sticker..lol

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby skaterboyroland » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:11 pm

do they include scholarship offers in the mailings?

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby CaptAdams » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:30 pm

skaterboyroland wrote:do they include scholarship offers in the mailings?


Nope. The apparently offer scholarships after your FASFA is filed. Awesome, since most of us working stiffs have companies that wait until the very last second to get your W2 to you.

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby smpark2 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:38 pm

pdizzle wrote:Just saw via status checker that I am admitted as well with a 1/13 decision date.

My work web browser SUCKS and it won't load the status checker! Now i'm anxiously waiting to get home and check my status.

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby corvid » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:44 pm

still decision pending at 12/20

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby horsesrule2006 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:01 pm

CaptAdams wrote:
skaterboyroland wrote:do they include scholarship offers in the mailings?


Nope. The apparently offer scholarships after your FASFA is filed. Awesome, since most of us working stiffs have companies that wait until the very last second to get your W2 to you.


You can still file your FAFSA, you will just need to update it later and estimate the amounts for now. That's what I've always done.

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby CaptAdams » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:03 pm

horsesrule2006 wrote:
CaptAdams wrote:
skaterboyroland wrote:do they include scholarship offers in the mailings?


Nope. The apparently offer scholarships after your FASFA is filed. Awesome, since most of us working stiffs have companies that wait until the very last second to get your W2 to you.


You can still file your FAFSA, you will just need to update it later and estimate the amounts for now. That's what I've always done.


Really?!?! I'm an idiot...

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby horsesrule2006 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:11 pm

CaptAdams wrote:
horsesrule2006 wrote:
CaptAdams wrote:
skaterboyroland wrote:do they include scholarship offers in the mailings?


Nope. The apparently offer scholarships after your FASFA is filed. Awesome, since most of us working stiffs have companies that wait until the very last second to get your W2 to you.


You can still file your FAFSA, you will just need to update it later and estimate the amounts for now. That's what I've always done.


Really?!?! I'm an idiot...


Easy mistake. Don't beat yourself up :)

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby akakak » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:23 pm

Really you don't even need to estimate if you've kept your last pay stub. All the YTD information on there should be the same as it will be on your W2 unless your pay period spans December and January.

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby un-vordox » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:35 pm

Congrats to the new admits!

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby 15 to 32 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:19 am

So I checked my application tracker and it says:
Status: Deposit Pending

Current Status Date: 4/16/2012

Decision Status: Admitted

Decision Status Date: 1/13/2012

Anybody care to help me understand this?
Should I be expecting an acceptance letter tomorrow or something?

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby akarenina » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:24 am

corvid wrote:"Great news from Seattle u law admissions office!

We have an open house for part time law students."


Thanks for the troll email.



+1

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby un-vordox » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:41 am

15 to 32 wrote:So I checked my application tracker and it says:
Status: Deposit Pending

Current Status Date: 4/16/2012

Decision Status: Admitted

Decision Status Date: 1/13/2012

Anybody care to help me understand this?
Should I be expecting an acceptance letter tomorrow or something?


Nah, expect it in a week or 3. Expect an email sooner.

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby 15 to 32 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:53 am

un-vordox wrote:
15 to 32 wrote:So I checked my application tracker and it says:
Status: Deposit Pending

Current Status Date: 4/16/2012

Decision Status: Admitted

Decision Status Date: 1/13/2012

Anybody care to help me understand this?
Should I be expecting an acceptance letter tomorrow or something?


Nah, expect it in a week or 3. Expect an email sooner.

does it mean I've been accepted, though?
I don't want to make an ass of myself and say "hey honey, guess where I just got accepted" just to open a letter later that says the contrary

thanks.

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby horsesrule2006 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:00 am

15 to 32 wrote:
un-vordox wrote:
15 to 32 wrote:So I checked my application tracker and it says:
Status: Deposit Pending

Current Status Date: 4/16/2012

Decision Status: Admitted

Decision Status Date: 1/13/2012

Anybody care to help me understand this?
Should I be expecting an acceptance letter tomorrow or something?


Nah, expect it in a week or 3. Expect an email sooner.

does it mean I've been accepted, though?
I don't want to make an ass of myself and say "hey honey, guess where I just got accepted" just to open a letter later that says the contrary

thanks.


Yes, it means that you've been accepted.

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby corvid » Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:01 am

accepted=accepted

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby 15 to 32 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:26 am

corvid wrote:accepted=accepted

yeah... not one of my better moments
I love the area and school so I am very excited about potentially going.

thanks guys




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