Michigan State c/o 2015

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby kmokeefe » Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:08 pm

tooswolle wrote:Has anybody received their acceptance package? The 75% scholly looks really hard to turn down.

got my package earlier this week, 75% scholly here too. they told me on the phone that i had to maintain a 3.0 but the package said 2.8.

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby tooswolle » Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:10 pm

kmokeefe wrote:
tooswolle wrote:Has anybody received their acceptance package? The 75% scholly looks really hard to turn down.

got my package earlier this week, 75% scholly here too. they told me on the phone that i had to maintain a 3.0 but the package said 2.8.


Congrats! I wasn't able to answer the phone when I got the call. They just informed me about the 75% scholarship. If its a 2.8 requirement that will make it a hard choice since its a good amount for a rising school.

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby ashley12 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:41 am

jnelsi wrote:
Green Glass Windows wrote:Just wondering, my status has been "Awaiting Hard Copy from LSAC" since 11/29. Should I be concerned?


Been waiting since 12/1 myself....


Mine has been awaiting lsac copy since 11/27

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby cvargas84 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:32 am

tooswolle wrote:
kmokeefe wrote:
tooswolle wrote:Has anybody received their acceptance package? The 75% scholly looks really hard to turn down.

got my package earlier this week, 75% scholly here too. they told me on the phone that i had to maintain a 3.0 but the package said 2.8.


Congrats! I wasn't able to answer the phone when I got the call. They just informed me about the 75% scholarship. If its a 2.8 requirement that will make it a hard choice since its a good amount for a rising school.


Interesting. I was told 3.0, but then my letter says I only have to remain in good standing, which is a minimum 2.5. The letter is what counts.

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby cvargas84 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:34 am

tooswolle wrote:Has anybody received their acceptance package? The 75% scholly looks really hard to turn down.


I got my thick envelope yesterday!

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby kmokeefe » Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:29 pm

cvargas84 wrote:
tooswolle wrote:
kmokeefe wrote:
tooswolle wrote:Has anybody received their acceptance package? The 75% scholly looks really hard to turn down.

got my package earlier this week, 75% scholly here too. they told me on the phone that i had to maintain a 3.0 but the package said 2.8.


Congrats! I wasn't able to answer the phone when I got the call. They just informed me about the 75% scholarship. If its a 2.8 requirement that will make it a hard choice since its a good amount for a rising school.


Interesting. I was told 3.0, but then my letter says I only have to remain in good standing, which is a minimum 2.5. The letter is what counts.

My letter says, "...this scholarship is renewable based on satisfactory academic progress (a minimum grade-point average of 2.80 at the end of the preceding academic year)..."

The lack of consistency is definitely weird.

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby tooswolle » Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:32 pm

I think the discrepancies are due to the kind of scholarships we received respectively. Like the trustee scholarship, Kongs Scholarship and all the GPA ones etc.

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby cvargas84 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:39 pm

tooswolle wrote:I think the discrepancies are due to the kind of scholarships we received respectively. Like the trustee scholarship, Kongs Scholarship and all the GPA ones etc.


yes. Mine is the trustee scholarship.

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby jnelsi » Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:45 pm

ashley12 wrote:
jnelsi wrote:
Green Glass Windows wrote:Just wondering, my status has been "Awaiting Hard Copy from LSAC" since 11/29. Should I be concerned?


Been waiting since 12/1 myself....


Mine has been awaiting lsac copy since 11/27



App went complete today! Finally!!

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby Green Glass Windows » Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:02 pm

jnelsi wrote:App went complete today! Finally!!


Ahh same here! I was beginning to have doubts haha.

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby tooswolle » Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:39 pm

Just got my admissions packet. I have a 2.5 stipulation on my scholarship. It's pretty awesome to say the least. Anyone know how MSU looks like to employers in MI? I'm seriously considering this school and the move to MI.

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby eboston » Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:08 pm

I received my acceptance packet today! Awarded a Trustee Scholarship with 2.5 gpa stipulation.

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby BeerMaker » Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:51 am

tooswolle wrote:Just got my admissions packet. I have a 2.5 stipulation on my scholarship. It's pretty awesome to say the least. Anyone know how MSU looks like to employers in MI? I'm seriously considering this school and the move to MI.


If you plan to graduate in the top 1% of your class and you do a tremendous amount of leg-work, you might get an interview at a decent firm.

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby Jolly_J88 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:20 pm

Hey guys. I just received my acceptance letter in the mail this weekend. I'm excited and disappointed at the same time. I'm a URM, and I know plenty of URM's with the my exact same numbers who got at least $25,000 scholarships. My letter says "The Scholarship Committee has considered you for non-repayable financial assistance. While we are unable to provide you with such assistance for your first year of studies, you will be provided a half-, three-quarter, or full tuition award should you achieve a grade-point average of 3.60 or higher in your first year of full-time studies at the Law College."

What are some possible reasons they didn't award me any money now? I applied in early October, don't have anything on my record...good ps...:/

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby tooswolle » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:03 pm

Anyone looking at going to the admitted students day? If so what day? I'm considering it but just started crunching the numbers and it's pretty expensive. Wish they offered more in stipends.

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby cvargas84 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:00 pm

tooswolle wrote:Anyone looking at going to the admitted students day? If so what day? I'm considering it but just started crunching the numbers and it's pretty expensive. Wish they offered more in stipends.


I'm going. Haven't decided on the day. Does anyone know if there is any advantage to going on one day over another? I'm thinking (may be wrong) that the first day available, a Thursday, would be probably more full of students and people at the law school since it's a week day, and therefore more representative of what the environment is going to be like? Maybe I'm over thinking it :)

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby cvargas84 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:02 pm

Jolly_J88 wrote:Hey guys. I just received my acceptance letter in the mail this weekend. I'm excited and disappointed at the same time. I'm a URM, and I know plenty of URM's with the my exact same numbers who got at least $25,000 scholarships. My letter says "The Scholarship Committee has considered you for non-repayable financial assistance. While we are unable to provide you with such assistance for your first year of studies, you will be provided a half-, three-quarter, or full tuition award should you achieve a grade-point average of 3.60 or higher in your first year of full-time studies at the Law College."

What are some possible reasons they didn't award me any money now? I applied in early October, don't have anything on my record...good ps...:/


I have no idea. They have several grants of up to 50% tuition for those not awarded scholarships, so you may wanna look at those on the website.

http://www.law.msu.edu/admissions/scholarships.html

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby cvargas84 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:03 pm

eboston wrote:I received my acceptance packet today! Awarded a Trustee Scholarship with 2.5 gpa stipulation.


congratulations! are you going?

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby cvargas84 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:08 pm

tooswolle wrote:Just got my admissions packet. I have a 2.5 stipulation on my scholarship. It's pretty awesome to say the least. Anyone know how MSU looks like to employers in MI? I'm seriously considering this school and the move to MI.


congratulations! I live in Michigan and from my personal perspective from speaking with lawyers here during my research while debating between the different regional law schools here, MSU has the most brand name recognition in the state (after U of M, but of course that goes without saying.) I have also gotten in touch with a few alumni that currently practice in Chicago.

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby accidentalhippy » Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:09 pm

cvargas84 wrote:
tooswolle wrote:Anyone looking at going to the admitted students day? If so what day? I'm considering it but just started crunching the numbers and it's pretty expensive. Wish they offered more in stipends.


I'm going. Haven't decided on the day. Does anyone know if there is any advantage to going on one day over another? I'm thinking (may be wrong) that the first day available, a Thursday, would be probably more full of students and people at the law school since it's a week day, and therefore more representative of what the environment is going to be like? Maybe I'm over thinking it :)


I'm planning on the 10th, though we will come to town on the 9th to scope out possible childcare and housing options.

And can I just say, if it weren't for the follow up emails from the Dean, I think I would be sick with worry. I still haven't received my fat envelope and it has been nearly two weeks since the Voicemail. The USPS needs to upgrade its ponies!
/hand-wringing-rant

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby acirilli1722 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:24 pm

tooswolle wrote:Anyone looking at going to the admitted students day? If so what day? I'm considering it but just started crunching the numbers and it's pretty expensive. Wish they offered more in stipends.


Does MSU give any stipends for visits? I am seriously considering MSU b/c of the half tuition (hopefully 75% when I send in this semesters transcripts as my GPA jumped over 3.5 which would put me at the next scholly) but it would be nice if they gave money for us to visit.

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby accidentalhippy » Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:20 am

acirilli1722 wrote:
tooswolle wrote:Anyone looking at going to the admitted students day? If so what day? I'm considering it but just started crunching the numbers and it's pretty expensive. Wish they offered more in stipends.


Does MSU give any stipends for visits? I am seriously considering MSU b/c of the half tuition (hopefully 75% when I send in this semesters transcripts as my GPA jumped over 3.5 which would put me at the next scholly) but it would be nice if they gave money for us to visit.


The stipend request form is on the AS website: $150 or $300.

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby cvargas84 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:32 am

I am trying to start a facebook group for our MSU Law class of 2015, but I have to select friends to join the group before it will let me create it. If anyone is interested please fb me- facebook.com/carmenreyeswolfe

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby eboston » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:47 am

I am seriously thinking about going to MSU. The money is hard to pass up!!

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby cvargas84 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:50 pm

for those of you (us) that have decided on MSU-


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