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

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

Postby JenDarby » Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:48 pm

GBURGLAW wrote:Can anyone comment on whether or not it's feasible to commute from NJ (about a 50 min train ride) to Fordham for the day program? I'd be living there the first semester (since its obviously the hardest) and then figured I'd save some money by just making the commute from home the next 2 1/2 semesters. Is this doable/advisable??

This is very feasible. There is also a flex program if you are interested, which starts early afternoon everyday and doesn't have class on Friday. Many of my friends with long commutes went this route. Otherwise, I started at 9:00 two days a week, 9:30 1 day, 11am 1 day, and 2pm one day first semester. My second semester schedule is pretty comparable. I chose to live very close this year, thinking it would make a difference, but I would truly be fine with an hour commute and it wouldn't have had any impact of my studying. It's really a personal decision.

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

Postby djkrish » Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:00 pm

wendys27 wrote:Got in on the 20th and got my scholarship info today (3 weeks or so later)
25k/year


did you get it in email or snail mail? i got in the same day and our stats are pretty similar, so I'm hoping for some scholarship money too

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

Postby wendys27 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:02 pm

djkrish wrote:
wendys27 wrote:Got in on the 20th and got my scholarship info today (3 weeks or so later)
25k/year


did you get it in email or snail mail? i got in the same day and our stats are pretty similar, so I'm hoping for some scholarship money too


I got an email

With an LSAT like yours, I am sure some money is heading your way

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

Postby holden147 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:48 pm

Complete 1/5 and waiting to hear from Fordham. I think I have a really good shot at getting in, so we'll see. Good luck everyone!

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

Postby shroeder » Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:52 pm

holden147 wrote:Complete 1/5 and waiting to hear from Fordham. I think I have a really good shot at getting in, so we'll see. Good luck everyone!

What's ur numbers if ya don't mind me asking. I'm complete same day and 50/50 to get in.

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

Postby dingbat » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:16 pm

UR on 1/4, accepted 1/6
169 LSAT (dont ask about GPA, it's a long story)

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

Postby dingbat » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:20 pm

GBURGLAW wrote:Can anyone comment on whether or not it's feasible to commute from NJ (about a 50 min train ride) to Fordham for the day program? I'd be living there the first semester (since its obviously the hardest) and then figured I'd save some money by just making the commute from home the next 2 1/2 semesters. Is this doable/advisable??


If you can study on the train it's more than feasible.

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

Postby JenDarby » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:29 pm

dingbat wrote:
GBURGLAW wrote:Can anyone comment on whether or not it's feasible to commute from NJ (about a 50 min train ride) to Fordham for the day program? I'd be living there the first semester (since its obviously the hardest) and then figured I'd save some money by just making the commute from home the next 2 1/2 semesters. Is this doable/advisable??


If you can study on the train it's more than feasible.

You will not need every waking hour of every day to study, so even if you just nap or relax and listen to music for those couple hours you will be fine.

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

Postby holden147 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:36 pm

shroeder wrote:
holden147 wrote:Complete 1/5 and waiting to hear from Fordham. I think I have a really good shot at getting in, so we'll see. Good luck everyone!

What's ur numbers if ya don't mind me asking. I'm complete same day and 50/50 to get in.


164, 3.8.

Born in a different country, war refugee, etc. which has given me a boost in the cycle.

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

Postby shroeder » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:00 pm

holden147 wrote:
shroeder wrote:
holden147 wrote:Complete 1/5 and waiting to hear from Fordham. I think I have a really good shot at getting in, so we'll see. Good luck everyone!

What's ur numbers if ya don't mind me asking. I'm complete same day and 50/50 to get in.


164, 3.8.

Born in a different country, war refugee, etc. which has given me a boost in the cycle.

Lol we have the same numbers exactly. I'm 36 and a chemist looking to get into pharm patents. Well good luck, you def have a better shot than I do. Maybe I'll see ya there.

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

Postby holden147 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:30 pm

shroeder wrote:
holden147 wrote:
shroeder wrote:
holden147 wrote:Complete 1/5 and waiting to hear from Fordham. I think I have a really good shot at getting in, so we'll see. Good luck everyone!

What's ur numbers if ya don't mind me asking. I'm complete same day and 50/50 to get in.


164, 3.8.

Born in a different country, war refugee, etc. which has given me a boost in the cycle.

Lol we have the same numbers exactly. I'm 36 and a chemist looking to get into pharm patents. Well good luck, you def have a better shot than I do. Maybe I'll see ya there.


Lol look me up on lawschoolnumbers (it's the same username) and we can track each other's progress. Good luck as well, who knows, maybe we'll both get in!

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

Postby dingbat » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:45 pm

JenDarby wrote:
dingbat wrote:
GBURGLAW wrote:Can anyone comment on whether or not it's feasible to commute from NJ (about a 50 min train ride) to Fordham for the day program? I'd be living there the first semester (since its obviously the hardest) and then figured I'd save some money by just making the commute from home the next 2 1/2 semesters. Is this doable/advisable??


If you can study on the train it's more than feasible.

You will not need every waking hour of every day to study, so even if you just nap or relax and listen to music for those couple hours you will be fine.


No, but it makes good use of what would otherwise be wasted time. I plan to do most of my studying on trains/busses, giving me more leisure time

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

Postby law2015 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:47 pm

I was accepted to Fordham early november and shortly after they offered me a 20k a year scholly. I have seen a number of people receive 25k and 30k offers. Does anyone have any experience with negotiating money at Fordham and when do you think it is a good time to do so?

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

Postby JenDarby » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:40 pm

law2015 wrote:I was accepted to Fordham early november and shortly after they offered me a 20k a year scholly. I have seen a number of people receive 25k and 30k offers. Does anyone have any experience with negotiating money at Fordham and when do you think it is a good time to do so?

Fordham definitely does negotiate, but they also do run out of scholarship money. I would recommend doing it as soon as possible (i.e. once you have other scholarships to negotiate with). IF they shoot you down through email, follow-up with a phone call. I know a few people who were able to negotiate through persistence.

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

Postby AbLSAT » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:44 pm

I was offered 30k today,
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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby JenDarby » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:51 pm

AbLSAT wrote:I was offered 30k today, but im married with kid so would like to save as much possible. Can i ask for more, or is 30k the limit ?

You should always ask. Your numbers are great, so you may be able to get more. It seems they focus more on giving smaller amounts to a lot of people than large amounts to a few people though. With your numbers Fordham probably will not be your best option anyway, to be completely honest.

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

Postby AbLSAT » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:26 am

Numbers not that great went to a very weak undergrad. When's a good time to start negotiating ?

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

Postby JenDarby » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:34 am

AbLSAT wrote:Numbers not that great went to a very weak undergrad. When's a good time to start negotiating ?

Is your profile inaccurate? With a 3.9/170 it doesn't matter what UG you went to. Really, unless you went to an Ivy, your UG matters very little in LS admissions (even then it's only a minor boost). You should start negotiating as soon as you have leverage in the form of other scholarships.

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

Postby NYC Law » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:40 am

JenDarby wrote:
law2015 wrote:I was accepted to Fordham early november and shortly after they offered me a 20k a year scholly. I have seen a number of people receive 25k and 30k offers. Does anyone have any experience with negotiating money at Fordham and when do you think it is a good time to do so?

Fordham definitely does negotiate, but they also do run out of scholarship money. I would recommend doing it as soon as possible (i.e. once you have other scholarships to negotiate with). IF they shoot you down through email, follow-up with a phone call. I know a few people who were able to negotiate through persistence.


I'd actually say the later the better. I didn't get anywhere with any schools early in the cycle, had all my negotiating successes after the first deposit deadline. That's when the schools are more hard up to meet median reqs.

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

Postby AbLSAT » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:51 am

What are fordham peers, which school can be used as leverage? Full scholarship at Cardozo?

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

Postby NYC Law » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:53 am

AbLSAT wrote:What are fordham peers, which school can be used as leverage? Full scholarship at Cardozo?


BU/BC/GW are ideal

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

Postby JenDarby » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:56 am

NYC Law wrote:I'd actually say the later the better. I didn't get anywhere with any schools early in the cycle, had all my negotiating successes after the first deposit deadline. That's when the schools are more hard up to meet median reqs.

Nearly every person I know at Fordham who was able to negotiate (which is a decent amount) were successful early on. Clearly if you start early, you can remain persistent. If you start late, you might be too late. Yes, schools are more hard up to meet median requirements after deposit deadlines (i.e. a couple schools threw unsolicited scholarship increases at me since I had multiple deposits), however you aren't going to hurt yourself by being proactive early and avoiding missing out on available funds.

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

Postby Gotti » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:22 am

NYC Law wrote:
AbLSAT wrote:What are fordham peers, which school can be used as leverage? Full scholarship at Cardozo?


BU/BC/GW are ideal

ugh i got into both GW and BU and tried to negotiate twice....nothing.

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

Postby law2015 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:08 am

Thank you everyone for the advice. I will probably contact Fordham soon and ask them to up the scholly and see how they respond. I wonder if they will increase my scholly despite a mediocre gpa of 3.5x and everyone who received 30k a year seems to have gpa that is better. I guess it doesn't hurt to try.

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

Postby Cornelius » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:21 pm

NYC Law wrote:I'd actually say the later the better. I didn't get anywhere with any schools early in the cycle, had all my negotiating successes after the first deposit deadline. That's when the schools are more hard up to meet median reqs.

So you deposited at multiple places? Would you mind sharing where/how many?




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