Pitt c/o 2015

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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby Steel City Kid » Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:02 pm

Hi all. I applied to Pitt in early October, went under review on 10/19 and received my acceptance letter on 11/17. I'd love to attend Pitt, but was disappointed to see that the mailing from Pitt did not include any information regarding a scholarship or financial award. Pitt is pretty much my top choice, but it might be hard to justify the cost in comparison to some other options.

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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby puremorning » Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:04 pm

Steel City Kid wrote:Hi all. I applied to Pitt in early October, went under review on 10/19 and received my acceptance letter on 11/17. I'd love to attend Pitt, but was disappointed to see that the mailing from Pitt did not include any information regarding a scholarship or financial award. Pitt is pretty much my top choice, but it might be hard to justify the cost in comparison to some other options.


I saw your stats, mind me asking if you're URM?

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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby Steel City Kid » Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:11 pm

puremorning wrote:
Steel City Kid wrote:Hi all. I applied to Pitt in early October, went under review on 10/19 and received my acceptance letter on 11/17. I'd love to attend Pitt, but was disappointed to see that the mailing from Pitt did not include any information regarding a scholarship or financial award. Pitt is pretty much my top choice, but it might be hard to justify the cost in comparison to some other options.


I saw your stats, mind me asking if you're URM?


Not at all - I am not.

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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby allmodcons » Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:27 pm

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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby ThreeRivers » Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:35 pm

Steel City Kid wrote:
puremorning wrote:
Steel City Kid wrote:Hi all. I applied to Pitt in early October, went under review on 10/19 and received my acceptance letter on 11/17. I'd love to attend Pitt, but was disappointed to see that the mailing from Pitt did not include any information regarding a scholarship or financial award. Pitt is pretty much my top choice, but it might be hard to justify the cost in comparison to some other options.


I saw your stats, mind me asking if you're URM?


Not at all - I am not.

Congrats on your acceptance!

I am not trying to sound harsh, but with your numbers you weren't even a guarantee admit at Pitt so idk if I'd really expect a scholly. If Pitt is your top choice but you have other options... you can attempt to negotiate a scholly by bringing up other offers you got (especially if they're from better or peer schools).

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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby 89vision » Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:42 pm

Steel City Kid wrote:Hi all. I applied to Pitt in early October, went under review on 10/19 and received my acceptance letter on 11/17. I'd love to attend Pitt, but was disappointed to see that the mailing from Pitt did not include any information regarding a scholarship or financial award. Pitt is pretty much my top choice, but it might be hard to justify the cost in comparison to some other options.


Congrats! For the Dean's scholarship, you need a 161 and a 3.4. I'm hoping to hear back before Christmas, Pitt's my top choice.

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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby puremorning » Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:52 pm

Steel City Kid wrote:
puremorning wrote:
Steel City Kid wrote:Hi all. I applied to Pitt in early October, went under review on 10/19 and received my acceptance letter on 11/17. I'd love to attend Pitt, but was disappointed to see that the mailing from Pitt did not include any information regarding a scholarship or financial award. Pitt is pretty much my top choice, but it might be hard to justify the cost in comparison to some other options.


I saw your stats, mind me asking if you're URM?


Not at all - I am not.


Good to know! I applied around the same time and have similar stats...hoping to hear soon then!

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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby bport hopeful » Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:53 pm

89vision wrote:
Steel City Kid wrote:Hi all. I applied to Pitt in early October, went under review on 10/19 and received my acceptance letter on 11/17. I'd love to attend Pitt, but was disappointed to see that the mailing from Pitt did not include any information regarding a scholarship or financial award. Pitt is pretty much my top choice, but it might be hard to justify the cost in comparison to some other options.


Congrats! For the Dean's scholarship, you need a 161 and a 3.4. I'm hoping to hear back before Christmas, Pitt's my top choice.

You dont need it, that makes it a guarantee. I would wait on some other acceptances and try to get money from others, and then use it to negotiate it. I applied very late last year, like late december or january, and was bummed that I didnt get any scholly money because Pitt was my top choice. I emailed them and they gave me 14k. I wouldnt do this until you have some leverage from other schools tho.

Also, my numbers were a little better than yours.

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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby Steel City Kid » Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:04 pm

Thanks everyone! allmodcons, my status checker simply says that my letter was mailed on the 15th, two days before I received it.

ThreeRivers, due to my lower GPA, I surely did not consider myself a "lock" for admittance, nor did I expect the anything close to the entire $14,000 scholarship. I guess I was just a bit too optimistic that some other things going in my favor (upward grade trend, higher LSAT, competitive undergrad) would help get at least a few bones thrown my way. All of that said, it's definitely not the end of world and I don't want to give the wrong impression. I'm actually very excited about being accepted to Pitt.

Also, just an observation on my part so please correct me if I'm wrong...but I've noticed often that Pitt either initially offers the entire Dean's Scholarship or nothing at all to accepted applicants. From there, like ThreeRivers mentioned, it seems that others in my position have been able to leverage scholarship offers from similar schools and ultimately got some money from Pitt.

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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby 89vision » Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:06 pm

bport hopeful wrote:
89vision wrote:
Steel City Kid wrote:Hi all. I applied to Pitt in early October, went under review on 10/19 and received my acceptance letter on 11/17. I'd love to attend Pitt, but was disappointed to see that the mailing from Pitt did not include any information regarding a scholarship or financial award. Pitt is pretty much my top choice, but it might be hard to justify the cost in comparison to some other options.


Congrats! For the Dean's scholarship, you need a 161 and a 3.4. I'm hoping to hear back before Christmas, Pitt's my top choice.

You dont need it, that makes it a guarantee. I would wait on some other acceptances and try to get money from others, and then use it to negotiate it. I applied very late last year, like late december or january, and was bummed that I didnt get any scholly money because Pitt was my top choice. I emailed them and they gave me 14k. I wouldnt do this until you have some leverage from other schools tho.

Also, my numbers were a little better than yours.


Ah, that's what the head of admissions told me at a prospective student day. Must have been a slip up.

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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby bport hopeful » Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:09 pm

89vision wrote: Must have been a slip up.

Not an uncommon one.

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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby LAFish » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:18 pm

Accepted this morning via status checker. Went in review on 11/11/11 i think.

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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby allmodcons » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:22 pm

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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby neeko » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:24 pm

Numbers?

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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby un-vordox » Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:32 pm

Has anyone heard that is not ED or URM?

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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby allmodcons » Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:37 pm

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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby mijenks » Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:38 pm

allmodcons wrote:
un-vordox wrote:Has anyone heard that is not ED or URM?


This guy. Just heard today. Non-ED and non-URM


But you were also complete some time around the last ice age...

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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby mrmojojak » Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:43 pm

Since October 16 my status hasn't changed from application received. :?

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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby LAFish » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:02 pm

In as of this morning.

Non URM, Regular Decision. App sent 11/1, under review 11/11.

3.34/159

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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby un-vordox » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:54 pm

Well congrats, guys! I hope the decisions keep coming!

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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby caller10 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:55 pm

I have been under review since 10/19. It would be nice to see some change on my status checker

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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby un-vordox » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:58 pm

I have been under review since 10/19. It would be nice to see some change on my status checker


+1

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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby 89vision » Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:40 pm

neeko wrote:Numbers?


I second.

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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby tooswolle » Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:54 pm

Man...my status checker just says app recieved From 11/16. I read that they are slow but come on now.

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Re: Pitt c/o 2015

Postby airbear1012 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:18 pm

I applied in late October and my application hadn't even gone complete as of yesterday. I emailed them that day saying I was really interested in Pitt. I got accepted via status checker today.




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