Seattle University c/o 2015

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby lawlaw87 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:18 pm

KibblesnBitts wrote:Got into Seattle U but will be withdrawing soon. Hopefully a TLSer on the WL will get my spot.


Congrats :) what's your application complete date?

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby neeko » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:17 am

KibblesnBitts wrote:
neeko wrote:
KibblesnBitts wrote:Got into Seattle U but will be withdrawing soon. Hopefully a TLSer on the WL will get my spot.


Have you decided where you are going yet?


I'm not going to decide until the deadlines at this point - many options to consider. Do you have any idea where you're going yet?


I think I've narrowed it down to Seattle, Rutgers Newark and Cincinnati. But it changes sometimes. Did you decide against SU because of the stipulation?

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby jwilson56 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:09 am

Admitted via status checker this am!

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby ZoonEchonLogon » Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:17 pm

jwilson56 wrote:Admitted via status checker this am!


Congratulations!

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby RaleighStClair » Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:08 pm

This certainly may have been covered earlier in the thread but I may have missed it. Has anyone successfully (or unsuccessfully I guess) tried negotiating their scholarships for more $$ from Seattle U?

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby CaptAdams » Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:49 pm

RaleighStClair wrote:This certainly may have been covered earlier in the thread but I may have missed it. Has anyone successfully (or unsuccessfully I guess) tried negotiating their scholarships for more $$ from Seattle U?


I attempted to get money after being admitted at sticker. They declined my request.

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby lawlaw87 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:23 pm

jwilson56 wrote:Admitted via status checker this am!


Congrats :) what is your application complete date?

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby robwilke » Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:48 pm

lawlaw87 wrote:
jwilson56 wrote:Admitted via status checker this am!


Congrats :) what is your application complete date?


I take it no news for you either lawyerkitty. Did you apply for the Scholars for Justice scholly?

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby lawlaw87 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:57 pm

robwilke wrote:
lawlaw87 wrote:
jwilson56 wrote:Admitted via status checker this am!


Congrats :) what is your application complete date?


I take it no news for you either lawyerkitty. Did you apply for the Scholars for Justice scholly?


No I didn't apply for the scholars for justice scholly. I applied for FT Summer entry day program and I've been complete since 1/5, but I haven't heard from them yet! My 7weeks is over, and im really concerned at this point cuz Seattle U is my number one choice!

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby jwilson56 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:15 pm

lawlaw87 wrote:
jwilson56 wrote:Admitted via status checker this am!


Congrats :) what is your application complete date?


Thanks! I went complete on 1/9.

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby bntd123 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:33 pm

In today! Applied 1/10, Complete 1/20.

LSAT: 158
GPA: 3.45

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby tbean182 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:11 pm

RaleighStClair wrote:This certainly may have been covered earlier in the thread but I may have missed it. Has anyone successfully (or unsuccessfully I guess) tried negotiating their scholarships for more $$ from Seattle U?


I called admissions and was advised to write a letter identifying specific scholarships that I believe I would qualify for. I am also an east coaster and the move would be significant for my fiance and I. The admissions rep suggested I mention that as well.

This said, it doesn't sound like SU is very generous with scholarship money.

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby neeko » Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:09 pm

Anyone else going to the open house on Friday?

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby Rosem80 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:50 pm

I submitted a request for additional funding and was also denied via email. It only took about a week to hear back from them so at least they didn't leave me hanging. SU is still my first choice but the money from Gonzaga is pretty tempting.

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby neeko » Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:09 pm

Rosem80 wrote:I submitted a request for additional funding and was also denied via email. It only took about a week to hear back from them so at least they didn't leave me hanging. SU is still my first choice but the money from Gonzaga is pretty tempting.



Did you have peer school offers to negotiate with?

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby canamerican90 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:02 pm

Was accepted over the weekend. I will be withdrawing my app to attend Oregon, unless LClark come knocking on my door.

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby clarsen » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:01 pm

Rosem80 wrote:I submitted a request for additional funding and was also denied via email. It only took about a week to hear back from them so at least they didn't leave me hanging. SU is still my first choice but the money from Gonzaga is pretty tempting.


Have you considered where you would eventually like to practice? Seattle already has enough competition between SU and UW, so if you do choose Gonzaga, you are potentially limiting your career to Eastern WA (at least until you establish yourself). I'm not saying there is anything wrong with that, but I think it needs to be strongly considered when deciding between these two schools. It's quite a trek over to Spokane, but I would highly recommend visiting both schools and sitting in on a class.

Also, scholarships at SU seem to be primarily merit based, so unless you have numbers above the 75% percentile (160 LSAT, 3.5 GPA), I wouldn't expect much if anything. There are exceptions to the merit based scholarships, but you probably would have applied specifically for these.

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby akakak » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:23 am

neeko wrote:Anyone else going to the open house on Friday?


I'll be there. And since I wasn't able to attend the alumni luncheon I've saved my avatar costume for this.

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby lawlaw87 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:40 pm

By tomorrow, it will be full 8 weeks since my application has been In Review/Decision Pending. I emailed admission to make sure that there is nothing wrong with my aap. and this is what they said: "It is the expectation that files from the start of January will have decisions posted by Friday". I'm crossing my fingers to hear good news either Thursday or Friday! Good luck to everyone :)

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby CaptAdams » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:09 pm

neeko wrote:Did you have peer school offers to negotiate with?


I tried negotiating, and I did have peer schools with scholarship money and a much higher ranked, and much cheaper school with no money. Still, not a dime from SU...

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby neeko » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:13 pm

CaptAdams wrote:
neeko wrote:Did you have peer school offers to negotiate with?


I tried negotiating, and I did have peer schools with scholarship money and a much higher ranked, and much cheaper school with no money. Still, not a dime from SU...


Thanks for the info. I'm going to try next week if I like the school this weekend.

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby CaptAdams » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:06 pm

neeko wrote:Thanks for the info. I'm going to try next week if I like the school this weekend.


I don't have a that good of an LSAT, but I've got really good softs and a high GPA. I got the feeling that they thought I should feel lucky to be admitted. I have actually disliked much of my dealings with SU. With other schools, I feel like I'm now being courted (even schools ranked much higher than SU). With SU, I feel like they've they think they've taken pity on me.

I'm going for a visit next month. Maybe my opinion will be changed.

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby clarsen » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:27 pm

If anyone cares, the Dean at SU (Dean Niles) just sent out a letter regarding the budget for next year and tuition is only being raised by $600 (1.5%). It's the smallest increase since before the law school moved to Seattle in 1999 and the first time the increase has been below the prevailing inflation rate in a decade. Much of this was caused by students and faculty pushing for lower tuition, and the budget committee appears to have listened. It may seem insubstantial, but just knowing that the Dean and budget committee were willing to listen to the students is a huge step, and I think that should give you an idea of what kind of leadership we have at SU.

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby RaleighStClair » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:54 pm

^ That's really good to hear. This may be a dumb question, but your tuition rates are guaranteed for each person based on the amount you pay your first year, right? I remember hearing that somewhere...

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby clarsen » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:10 am

RaleighStClair wrote:^ That's really good to hear. This may be a dumb question, but your tuition rates are guaranteed for each person based on the amount you pay your first year, right? I remember hearing that somewhere...


Unfortunately, not. Tuition is decided each year about this time for the upcoming year. However, hopefully the news today will mean that things will be stable for the near future.




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