Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby dingbat » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:56 pm

blacklawboss wrote:Jenn are you going to ASD? there's gonna be boooozeee after app brief we need it!


Hey no scamming the freebies for the newbies!

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby ssteiner » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:20 pm

dingbat wrote:
ssteiner wrote:
dingbat wrote:
ssteiner wrote:Just got a scholarship offer via email and I'm pretty thrilled. Is it standard to email them back thanking them, or what? This is the first time I'm receiving a scholarship offer through email instead of snail mail, so I'm not sure what the standard etiquette is.


I did


Great, thanks. Who did you address it to?

EDIT: Also, is it worth trying to get them to offer me more? I got a 30k/year offer. While I know that that's at the high end and that they have limited funds, I was still hoping to get a little bit more money, honestly. Problem is I don't have anything to negotiate with. I've only applied to NY schools, and have nothing from NYU/Columbia as of yet, though I do have a full ride from Cardozo. So is negotiating worth it at all at this point?


It doesn't hurt to try, but be aware that they max out at $35k (which is rare)
Cardozo doesn't count - they're not in the same league (I got big bucks from them too)
I'm also in the dark on NYU and Columbia, but I doubt I'll get any money at this stage, to I'm fairly certain I'll end up rooting for the rams

(I'd thank whoever you've been in contact with - in my case it was espiritu)


Sent out a brief email thanking the person who got in touch with me, thanks for the suggestion!

I figured Cardozo wasn't really going to count. Hopefully I'll get something from NYU or Columbia, though I'm not expecting anything, and will be able to use that for negotiating. If not, the offer Fordham gave me is still solid. I'm grateful for it.

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby dingbat » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:30 pm

ssteiner wrote:Sent out a brief email thanking the person who got in touch with me, thanks for the suggestion!

I figured Cardozo wasn't really going to count. Hopefully I'll get something from NYU or Columbia, though I'm not expecting anything, and will be able to use that for negotiating. If not, the offer Fordham gave me is still solid. I'm grateful for it.


Will I be seeing you tomorrow?

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby JenDarby » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:52 pm

blacklawboss wrote:Jenn are you going to ASD? there's gonna be boooozeee after app brief we need it!

I am definitely down to go!

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby ssteiner » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:06 pm

dingbat wrote:
ssteiner wrote:Sent out a brief email thanking the person who got in touch with me, thanks for the suggestion!

I figured Cardozo wasn't really going to count. Hopefully I'll get something from NYU or Columbia, though I'm not expecting anything, and will be able to use that for negotiating. If not, the offer Fordham gave me is still solid. I'm grateful for it.


Will I be seeing you tomorrow?


Yep, I'll be there!

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby Gemini » Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:04 am

JenDarby wrote:
blacklawboss wrote:Jenn are you going to ASD? there's gonna be boooozeee after app brief we need it!

I am definitely down to go!


Wait where are we going?

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby dingbat » Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:54 am

SmbdyBringMeSomeHam wrote:I'm 5'0".


Still taller than my sister, but shorter than my dog
(Seriously; when he stands on his hind legs, he's about 5'3")

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby scram202 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:12 am

I was wait listed via status checker yesterday... do they also send out an email about the wait list or only notify you via the status checker.

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby nygrrrl » Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:32 am

Gemini wrote:
JenDarby wrote:
blacklawboss wrote:Jenn are you going to ASD? there's gonna be boooozeee after app brief we need it!

I am definitely down to go!


Wait where are we going?

One of these days, I'm hanging with you guys....

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby Pleasye » Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:44 am

scram202 wrote:I was wait listed via status checker yesterday... do they also send out an email about the wait list or only notify you via the status checker.

They mail you a letter.

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby dingbat » Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:31 pm

As an FYI, per dean brown, (except for those admitted friday) they're caught up on sending out schollys so if you did not get a (merit) scholarship and you received your acceptance before Friday, you're out of luck

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby ssteiner » Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:18 pm

To build on that, they haven't awarded the two full scholarships yet, but you can't get one if you're from NY.

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby daleearnhardt123 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:21 pm

I don't want to waste (potentially) several hours skimming through this thread for the scholarship info, but does anyone have a general idea of what kind of numbers would equate to what kind of scholly? I got in back in Nov. with 10k a year, originally didn't have much intention of going to Fordham but have since reconsidered based on a desire to be in NYC... I want to negotiate, given that 10k a year with NYC COL is STILL gonna leave you in the red compared to if u attend a comparable school, or T-14 at sticker. Has anyone succeeded negotiating with them? Also, would someone mind (if they're privy to such info) giving general #'s that might be associated with each tier of scholarship?

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby JenDarby » Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:51 pm

JenDarby wrote:
dingbat wrote:What are the numbers for a scholarship?

They're fairly splitter friendly, though they seem to tend toward higher LSATs when it comes to scholarships. There is never an exact formula, but I'd say as a rough estimate greater than a 166 (168 and above being at a higher frequency) and a 3.6 and above. If either your LSAT or GPA are very high you might slip by with the other being lower. Their scholarships tend to be on the lower end in general though.

Here's a rough approximation on scholarships for the person who asked. I wouldn't expect more than 10k if you don't have a 168 or over or a 3.8 or over (with fair numbers accompanying them).

Also, they do negotiate, but I wouldn't expect more than a 5k/yr increase. To add to that, the schools that serve as great negotiating tools aren't going to be W&M, for example. I've seen BU used successfully on multiple occasions, and of course T-14s and the like are always useful. Somewhere like WUSTL, UIUC, or clearly IU-B, where LARGE scholarships are basically the standard also may not be the best negotiating tools either.
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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby confusedlaw » Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:51 pm

I got 15 with 167

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby JenDarby » Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:06 am

confusedlaw wrote:I got 15 with 167

Congrats! It's certainly not impossible. As I said previously, and re-quoted, 166 is usually the LSAT breaking point for scholarships based on it. I also want to emphasize there's not generally an EXACT formula. You should all try to negotiate and shoot for as much money as possible.

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby dingbat » Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:36 am

confusedlaw wrote:I got 15 with 167

What's your GPA?
If you ask the right person, they'll be quite blatant about the fact that schollys are used to buy GPA and LSAT
a 167 doesn't merit all that much, so I assume you've got a good GPA

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby clarion » Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:38 am

Just withdrew with 15k in Scholarship money. Especially difficult after watching a bunch of episodes of Selling NY and with no better schools in NY offering me an acceptance to date, but considering my other offers I figured I should just do my part and free up a spot and some money for those of you who TRULY might use it :P Best of luck, all!

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby dingbat » Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:16 am

clarion wrote:Just withdrew with 15k in Scholarship money. Especially difficult after watching a bunch of episodes of Selling NY and with no better schools in NY offering me an acceptance to date, but considering my other offers I figured I should just do my part and free up a spot and some money for those of you who TRULY might use it :P Best of luck, all!


going to WUSTL?

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby confusedlaw » Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:13 am

3.7

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby dingbat » Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:35 pm

confusedlaw wrote:3.7


That means you're above average, but within the 75% percentile for both scores.
For now, I doubt you'll be able to get more.
But, this is a weak year for law school apps in general, so once we get closer to the April deposit date, you might have better luck asking to get it upped.

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby confusedlaw » Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:24 pm

huh i got 15k thats it 15k a year

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby clarion » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:58 pm

dingbat wrote:
clarion wrote:Just withdrew with 15k in Scholarship money. Especially difficult after watching a bunch of episodes of Selling NY and with no better schools in NY offering me an acceptance to date, but considering my other offers I figured I should just do my part and free up a spot and some money for those of you who TRULY might use it :P Best of luck, all!


going to WUSTL?


Nah. Probably GULC thanks to the scholarship they offered me. Nonetheless, either school seems like a more reasonable option than Fordham no matter how much I wanted to go to school in NY :(

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby cogitoergosum » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:04 pm

clarion wrote:
dingbat wrote:
clarion wrote:Just withdrew with 15k in Scholarship money. Especially difficult after watching a bunch of episodes of Selling NY and with no better schools in NY offering me an acceptance to date, but considering my other offers I figured I should just do my part and free up a spot and some money for those of you who TRULY might use it :P Best of luck, all!


going to WUSTL?


Nah. Probably GULC thanks to the scholarship they offered me. Nonetheless, either school seems like a more reasonable option than Fordham no matter how much I wanted to go to school in NY :(

Did Fordham offer you 15k total or 15k/year?

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby clarion » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:55 pm

cogitoergosum wrote:
clarion wrote:
dingbat wrote:
clarion wrote:Just withdrew with 15k in Scholarship money. Especially difficult after watching a bunch of episodes of Selling NY and with no better schools in NY offering me an acceptance to date, but considering my other offers I figured I should just do my part and free up a spot and some money for those of you who TRULY might use it :P Best of luck, all!


going to WUSTL?


Nah. Probably GULC thanks to the scholarship they offered me. Nonetheless, either school seems like a more reasonable option than Fordham no matter how much I wanted to go to school in NY :(

Did Fordham offer you 15k total or 15k/year?


15k a year




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