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

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

Postby profkdg » Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:17 am

Does anyone know if the March 1 date for the Need Access is fixed? I'm not sure my parents will have filled out their portion by then...

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

Postby shroeder » Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:13 pm

profkdg wrote:Does anyone know if the March 1 date for the Need Access is fixed? I'm not sure my parents will have filled out their portion by then...




Dumb question: what is need access (specifically) and do you need to fill out anything additional to be considered? No one is more needy than I. Lol

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

Postby Dream Machine » Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:49 pm

Withdrawing ths week, which will hopefully help out someone who has been WL'ed.

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

Postby profkdg » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:10 am

shroeder wrote:
profkdg wrote:Does anyone know if the March 1 date for the Need Access is fixed? I'm not sure my parents will have filled out their portion by then...




Dumb question: what is need access (specifically) and do you need to fill out anything additional to be considered? No one is more needy than I. Lol


NeedAccess.org is an online tool that some law schools use to determine need-based aid. Most of the T14 use it, along with some others (like American)> At their site you can check the list of schools who use it to see where you need to send in your app. According to American, it should be in by March 1 even if you aren't yet accepted, so get on it! :D You'll need all your tax info AND your parents' info, even you are 35 years old and haven't had any support from them in 15 years. It takes a while to fill out, so I would start ASAP.

Also, it costs $28, but you can send it to as many schools as you like - which is how LSAC should treat our reports, if you ask me. $16 for every single school for the same report = ridiculous.

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

Postby tallis9341 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:18 am

<clip> Also, it costs $28...

This is the same American with a robust criminal defense program and cadre of indigent defense teachers and students, all of whom would reject as unjust the notion of charging a $28 fee to apply for access to a public defender, right?

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

Postby vinguyenthuymai » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:23 am

Does anyone have an idea what is up with AU waitlist and how to get off this waitlist. It seems like numbers really do not give anyone a clear idea of acceptance or rejection from the school. I am completely puzzled now.

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

Postby Munchkin318 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:34 pm

How much longer do we have to wait for scholly info?? They said some time in March right? Are we talking beginning, middle or end of the month? Hopefully we'll know by the March ASD.

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

Postby Andrews989 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:59 pm

Munchkin318 wrote:How much longer do we have to wait for scholly info?? They said some time in March right? Are we talking beginning, middle or end of the month? Hopefully we'll know by the March ASD.


I got an e-mail with scholarship info this morning. Very disappointed by the amount (and its not an annual scholarship, just for the first year).

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

Postby jillianm610 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:07 pm

I got an email about scholarship info today too! I was actually happily surprised by the amount they offered considering their reputed stinginess.

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

Postby shroeder » Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:10 pm

jillianm610 wrote:I got an email about scholarship info today too! I was actually happily surprised by the amount they offered considering their reputed stinginess.




Wow, I'm above both 75%, and nothing so far. How much did they offer? Anyone who has heard feel free to respond. Thanks and congrats!

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

Postby akua1209 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:15 pm

jillianm610 wrote:I got an email about scholarship info today too! I was actually happily surprised by the amount they offered considering their reputed stinginess.


Did it come to your personal email...or your American one?
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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby z0rk » Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:52 pm

Andrews989 wrote:
Munchkin318 wrote:How much longer do we have to wait for scholly info?? They said some time in March right? Are we talking beginning, middle or end of the month? Hopefully we'll know by the March ASD.


I got an e-mail with scholarship info this morning. Very disappointed by the amount (and its not an annual scholarship, just for the first year).



On my visit the admissions counselor was very quick to state that AU offers first year scholarships based upon merit for work done prior to coming to law school. Scholarships for subsequent years are based upon merit for work done in law school. Its a slight modification to a stipulation award, in that you must do well in your first year if you want to see more money.

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

Postby jillianm610 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:00 pm

shroeder wrote:
jillianm610 wrote:I got an email about scholarship info today too! I was actually happily surprised by the amount they offered considering their reputed stinginess.




Wow, I'm above both 75%, and nothing so far. How much did they offer? Anyone who has heard feel free to respond. Thanks and congrats!



They offered me $20,000, not ground breaking, but more than I expected. And they sent it to my personal email.

Does anyone know how difficult it is to get one of the scholarships offered for 2Ls and 3Ls at AU?

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

Postby emaye » Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:33 pm

cjb0502 wrote:WL here, too.

Is this YP? (3.1/174/3yrs public interest WE)

I'm probably going to withdraw since I already got accepted to GW. would have considered AU for $, but there's probably no real chance of getting much if admitted off the waitlist, right?


I wouldn't give up necessarily. I think a lot of it is yield protection. I just got a scholarship after getting in off the waitlist, once I got admitted to the masters part of the JD/MA. Guess they thought I was more likely to go if I got into the full program. But anyway, I did get money off the waitlist so it's not impossible.

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

Postby B986 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:42 pm

Just got an email about the March 1st financial aid application deadline. Does anyone know how firm this deadline is? I don't even want to go to American if I don't get any scholarship money, and I haven't heard about $ yet. I can't tell if I should assume this means I won't be getting any, as I know some schools haven't finished giving out scholarships by this point in the cycle. Blahh. This process is annoying.

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

Postby Andrews989 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:45 pm

akua1209 wrote:
jillianm610 wrote:I got an email about scholarship info today too! I was actually happily surprised by the amount they offered considering their reputed stinginess.


Did it come to your personal email...or your American one?


They sent it to the e-mail i listed as my alternate email for some reason.

I'm above their 75% on GPA and LSAT and was given less than 20% of one years tuition and its only for the first year.

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

Postby ashen » Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:02 pm

Waitlisted :?

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

Postby Munchkin318 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:14 pm

Any more people get scholly info yet? I'm starting to get antsy, not sure if I should give up hope or not.

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

Postby B986 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:00 pm

Munchkin318 wrote:Any more people get scholly info yet? I'm starting to get antsy, not sure if I should give up hope or not.


I'm pretty antsy, as well. It seems weird for a school to send out emails about a firm March 1st financial aid deadline when they haven't even released all scholarship info yet. Or maybe they have and I didn't get anything? I would expect at least a small amount of $, since some higher ranked schools have been generous. I would only consider American if I received a decent amount of money, since tuition is so steep.

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

Postby loblaw016 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:57 am

rejected for the PIPS scholarship. kind of takes American out of the running for me

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

Postby futurejdgirl » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:47 pm

ohhh my gosh! I Just got my acceptance email! I could not be happier, this is my number one!

My gpa is 3.1, lsat is 162. I really didnt think I would be accepted!

I know that American is notorious for being stingy with scholarships, but I hope I can manage to get one.. I got one from a similarly ranked school so maybe negotiating might help?

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

Postby illy22 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:40 pm

loblaw016 wrote:rejected for the PIPS scholarship. kind of takes American out of the running for me


sorry to hear, hope things work out otherwise.

when did you submit your PIPs app if you don't mind?



(obvs, that is a freaking STELLAR profile you've got, btw)

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

Postby loblaw016 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:03 am

illy22 wrote:
loblaw016 wrote:rejected for the PIPS scholarship. kind of takes American out of the running for me


sorry to hear, hope things work out otherwise.

when did you submit your PIPs app if you don't mind?



(obvs, that is a freaking STELLAR profile you've got, btw)

i submitted about a week before the due date

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

Postby loblaw016 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:58 am

Alright so I may not cross American totally off the list yet, does anyone know if they offer travel subsidies/reimbursements for visiting on the admitted days?

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

Postby z0rk » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:00 am

Any PT applicants attending the evening ASD on March 27th?




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