UIUC 2015

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blurbz
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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby blurbz » Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:04 pm

MBZags wrote:
blurbz wrote:Insurance here is not mandatory. Unfortunately, I think it's opt-in not opt-out so it isn't part of the original fees (I don't think: Again, I haven't looked at it for a little while!)


Nah, it's definitely opt-out. I had to fill out a form and scan my current insurance card to get the fee refunded my first semester. After that, the fee isn't charged unless you opt back in. It's $310/semester. The other fees you can opt out of total around $65-70 a semester. So it's still around $2800/year.



Oops. Guess that shows how reliable my memory is! Thanks for correcting me.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby Gail » Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:20 pm

mattviphky wrote:Insurance might be added into fees. I'm able to stay on my dad's plan until I'm 26, so that will save some money (for me)


Yup. If your parents have insurance, you can stay on until 26. Thanks, Obama. :D

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby givemea170 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:24 pm

I need somewhere to live for 2 months. Anyone down. :lol:

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby mmhmmjc » Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:32 pm

been on hold since 1/9.... anyone else in the same boat? i expected a decision by now...

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby in2win » Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:39 pm

mmhmmjc wrote:been on hold since 1/9.... anyone else in the same boat? i expected a decision by now...


yup still on hold. confusing because i see people with lower numbers than me being admitted today. i wonder what they are waiting for

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby tmon » Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:40 pm

Thanks MBZags and blurbz again. Very helpful

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby EMAW12 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:41 pm

in2win wrote:
mmhmmjc wrote:been on hold since 1/9.... anyone else in the same boat? i expected a decision by now...


yup still on hold. confusing because i see people with lower numbers than me being admitted today. i wonder what they are waiting for

Yes.

Hopefully my visit to Champaign this week will help me out.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby mmhmmjc » Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:43 pm

in2win wrote:
mmhmmjc wrote:been on hold since 1/9.... anyone else in the same boat? i expected a decision by now...


yup still on hold. confusing because i see people with lower numbers than me being admitted today. i wonder what they are waiting for



im strongly debating sending them an email about my decision...

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby Gail » Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:56 pm

mmhmmjc wrote:
in2win wrote:
mmhmmjc wrote:been on hold since 1/9.... anyone else in the same boat? i expected a decision by now...


yup still on hold. confusing because i see people with lower numbers than me being admitted today. i wonder what they are waiting for



im strongly debating sending them an email about my decision...


It doesn't really help. But you can go ahead. I'm not sure what's going on with UIUC. They're stubbornly cautious and frustrating this year. I've been there, dude. Just stay patient.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby tmon » Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:04 pm

Gail wrote:It doesn't really help. But you can go ahead. I'm not sure what's going on with UIUC. They're stubbornly cautious and frustrating this year. I've been there, dude. Just stay patient.

One thought I had was that their hands might be somewhat tied because of staffing turnover stuff. Considering there's both a Director and Assistant Director for Admissions and Financial Aid who both have the "interim" tag after the issues last year, maybe they can't be as free to make the kinds of decisions they did before regarding admissions and money.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby mattviphky » Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:10 pm

givemea170 wrote:I need somewhere to live for 2 months. Anyone down. :lol:


why 2 months?

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby Gail » Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:16 pm

tmon wrote:
Gail wrote:It doesn't really help. But you can go ahead. I'm not sure what's going on with UIUC. They're stubbornly cautious and frustrating this year. I've been there, dude. Just stay patient.

One thought I had was that their hands might be somewhat tied because of staffing turnover stuff. Considering there's both a Director and Assistant Director for Admissions and Financial Aid who both have the "interim" tag after the issues last year, maybe they can't be as free to make the kinds of decisions they did before regarding admissions and money.


Yeah. I sent letter and e-mail while never receiving response. Who is in the office now? Jenny still? I liked her.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby dreambig » Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:18 pm

After being held for 2nd review 2 weeks ago, just found out today via email that I was waitlisted. Kinda a bummer, but I also didn't send in a LOCI which was just sloppy on my part. Should I still send one in? Also, does anyone have any info about UIUC waitlist and getting in off it? Any advice would be appreciated.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby givemea170 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:20 pm

mattviphky wrote:
givemea170 wrote:I need somewhere to live for 2 months. Anyone down. :lol:


why 2 months?



Sudden break up with the girl I was living with, was dumb enough to move in with her and leave my apartment. Now I need a place for a couple of months somewhere because the apartment I want in Champaign isn't available until June and no places around here do month to month leases.

I might be staying in one of those weekly hotels. :x

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby mattviphky » Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:40 pm

givemea170 wrote:
mattviphky wrote:
givemea170 wrote:I need somewhere to live for 2 months. Anyone down. :lol:


why 2 months?



Sudden break up with the girl I was living with, was dumb enough to move in with her and leave my apartment. Now I need a place for a couple of months somewhere because the apartment I want in Champaign isn't available until June and no places around here do month to month leases.

I might be staying in one of those weekly hotels. :x


ah gotcha, i thought you meant in champaign.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby hoosierball » Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:48 pm

dreambig wrote:After being held for 2nd review 2 weeks ago, just found out today via email that I was waitlisted. Kinda a bummer, but I also didn't send in a LOCI which was just sloppy on my part. Should I still send one in? Also, does anyone have any info about UIUC waitlist and getting in off it? Any advice would be appreciated.



you can wait like everyone else, LOCI won't matter, it is numbers driven in shaping their class

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby givemea170 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:53 pm

mattviphky wrote:
givemea170 wrote:
mattviphky wrote:
givemea170 wrote:I need somewhere to live for 2 months. Anyone down. :lol:


why 2 months?



Sudden break up with the girl I was living with, was dumb enough to move in with her and leave my apartment. Now I need a place for a couple of months somewhere because the apartment I want in Champaign isn't available until June and no places around here do month to month leases.

I might be staying in one of those weekly hotels. :x


ah gotcha, i thought you meant in champaign.


Doesn't matter where. I have an offer for a couch in Nashville.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby givemea170 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:54 pm

hoosierball wrote:
dreambig wrote:After being held for 2nd review 2 weeks ago, just found out today via email that I was waitlisted. Kinda a bummer, but I also didn't send in a LOCI which was just sloppy on my part. Should I still send one in? Also, does anyone have any info about UIUC waitlist and getting in off it? Any advice would be appreciated.



you can wait like everyone else, LOCI won't matter, it is numbers driven in shaping their class


rough response... An LOCI might matter and certainly couldn't hurt... I was accepted a few hours after I sent my LOCI...

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby hoosierball » Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:52 pm

givemea170 wrote:
hoosierball wrote:
dreambig wrote:After being held for 2nd review 2 weeks ago, just found out today via email that I was waitlisted. Kinda a bummer, but I also didn't send in a LOCI which was just sloppy on my part. Should I still send one in? Also, does anyone have any info about UIUC waitlist and getting in off it? Any advice would be appreciated.



you can wait like everyone else, LOCI won't matter, it is numbers driven in shaping their class


rough response... An LOCI might matter and certainly couldn't hurt... I was accepted a few hours after I sent my LOCI...


I highly doubt they got your letter and said, "oh yea, he sent a LOCI, let's give him an acceptance"

I am not being harsh, but that is what they do now, how it will work at any school

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby northside » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:08 am

I think we went over this before but I couldn't find it in the thread but who are people sending negotiations to?

Right to Ms. Carroll, or admissions in general?

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby kennethellenparcell » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:14 am

dreambig wrote:After being held for 2nd review 2 weeks ago, just found out today via email that I was waitlisted. Kinda a bummer, but I also didn't send in a LOCI which was just sloppy on my part. Should I still send one in? Also, does anyone have any info about UIUC waitlist and getting in off it? Any advice would be appreciated.


Absolutely send an LOCI. Just make sure it is decently written. I personally know a held applicant who was accepted after he sent in an LOCI. Looks like this was givemea170's experience as well.

Law schools want to accept people who want to come to their school. If you were waitlisted, that means they like you but they aren't 100% sure. Acceptance rate is a factor in the rankings so it is good for them if they accept a person who wants to go to their school. Send the LOCI!

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby station4 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:58 am

northside wrote:I think we went over this before but I couldn't find it in the thread but who are people sending negotiations to?

Right to Ms. Carroll, or admissions in general?


Right to Ms. Carroll.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby mattviphky » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:20 pm

kennethellenparcell wrote:
dreambig wrote:After being held for 2nd review 2 weeks ago, just found out today via email that I was waitlisted. Kinda a bummer, but I also didn't send in a LOCI which was just sloppy on my part. Should I still send one in? Also, does anyone have any info about UIUC waitlist and getting in off it? Any advice would be appreciated.


Absolutely send an LOCI. Just make sure it is decently written. I personally know a held applicant who was accepted after he sent in an LOCI. Looks like this was givemea170's experience as well.

Law schools want to accept people who want to come to their school. If you were waitlisted, that means they like you but they aren't 100% sure. Acceptance rate is a factor in the rankings so it is good for them if they accept a person who wants to go to their school. Send the LOCI!


yep, my experience as well. I sent an LOCI and visited the campus; I was accepted 10 days later.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby wolverine10 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:33 pm

Just got a new scholarship offer. Up from 25% to 50%. Makes my decision tougher now.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby btw384 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:34 pm

Just got my negotiation email back. They bumped me up to 25% tuition (around $12k/year) from $5k/year. Definitely an improvement (which I am happy about :D ), but it still leaves a pretty huge COA (which I am scared about :? ).

I have a few other negotiations out right now that will hopefully come through in the next week or so. Then it is decision time!




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