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

Postby john1990 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:28 pm

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BigBlueLaw wrote:
john1990 wrote:My file was updated to incomplete today, it had been marked complete 12/5. This is via status checker and i did not receive and email explaining why i am now marked as incomplete. The status checker doesn't say why i am incomplete either

You should definitely call them up ASAP and find out what's going on.

I called them and they told me that they had received notice from LSAC that i am registered for the February LSAT, which i am. So they put my application on hold. However, i can request via email to be considered as-is. I want to do this because i think with a 166/3.32 i should have a shot at admissions, and should at least get a wait list. Anyone have any opinions on how to proceed? I am aiming for a 170 in February :mrgreen: but i know seats fill up fast.

if you get a 170, you'll be in at Fordham


Yea but that 170 isn't a sure thing, even though i am prepping above that right now, and i don't like my odds with 166/3.32 if my application is held until after the February LSAT scores come in. Wouldn't it be safer to go on the wait list and then update my profile with the new LSAT? My thinking is that it is possible to get in with a 166/3.32 and very unlikely to not be put on the wait list at least.

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

Postby Gotti » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:01 pm

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broncos_fan_26 wrote:anyone know if Fordham helps pay students to attend ASD?


+1. Especially need-based students such as myself.

yup, you get a check for $250 if you're coming from far away. my plane ticket from CA was $270 and you have to check in with them at ASD and you'll get a check in the mail in 3-5 weeks

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

Postby Gotti » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:03 pm

congrats to everyone who got in!

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

Postby cogitoergosum » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:39 pm

john1990 wrote:Yea but that 170 isn't a sure thing, even though i am prepping above that right now, and i don't like my odds with 166/3.32 if my application is held until after the February LSAT scores come in. Wouldn't it be safer to go on the wait list and then update my profile with the new LSAT? My thinking is that it is possible to get in with a 166/3.32 and very unlikely to not be put on the wait list at least.

I would call the admissions office and see if you can talk to someone about it. Speak candidly about your situation, and hopefully they will speak candidly with you about which would be better based upon how the applicant pool is shaping up, how many admissions they have already given, etc.

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

Postby holden147 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:14 pm

Gotti wrote:
holden147 wrote:
broncos_fan_26 wrote:anyone know if Fordham helps pay students to attend ASD?


+1. Especially need-based students such as myself.

yup, you get a check for $250 if you're coming from far away. my plane ticket from CA was $270 and you have to check in with them at ASD and you'll get a check in the mail in 3-5 weeks


I'm coming from the exotic land of Ohio, so not California far, but still nearly 500 miles. I'm hoping that's far enough.

Do you have to ask for the stipend or is it in your admissions brochure?

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Postby JenDarby » Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:20 am

Gotti wrote:congrats to everyone who got in!

Thanks!

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

Postby holden147 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:21 pm

Officially RSVPd to the February 3rd ASD.

Anyone know of a good nearby hotel?
Who else is coming?


Really excited to check out Fordham and NYC as a whole. Hope to see you guys there!

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Postby dingbat » Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:48 pm

holden147 wrote:Officially RSVPd to the February 3rd ASD.

Anyone know of a good nearby hotel?
Who else is coming?


Really excited to check out Fordham and NYC as a whole. Hope to see you guys there!


A good hotel near Fordham law will easily cost you upward of $400/night. Considering you're about to spend a fortunre on law school, you might want to try a cheaper hotel
There are thousands of hotels in Manhattan. Just look for a good one in midtown, preferably on the west side, or on the upper west. The times square/theatre district is a good place too.

From anywhere above 34th street and west of 5th avenue, Fordham is under a half hour walk (at a NY pace) and even as far down as the village it's under 1/2 an hour by subway.

If you've got any location questions (or tourist info, for that matter), just shoot me an email and I'll answer any questions you might have.

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Postby LawperaMan » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:10 pm

holden147 wrote:Officially RSVPd to the February 3rd ASD.

Anyone know of a good nearby hotel?
Who else is coming?


Really excited to check out Fordham and NYC as a whole. Hope to see you guys there!


http://www.daysinn.com/hotels/new-york/ ... l-overview

It may be the smallest room you ever sleep in, but it is $90/night, clean and a straight shot on the 1 train to Lincoln Center (the Fordham Law Stop).

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

Postby holden147 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:20 pm

dingbat wrote:
holden147 wrote:Officially RSVPd to the February 3rd ASD.

Anyone know of a good nearby hotel?
Who else is coming?


Really excited to check out Fordham and NYC as a whole. Hope to see you guys there!


A good hotel near Fordham law will easily cost you upward of $400/night. Considering you're about to spend a fortunre on law school, you might want to try a cheaper hotel
There are thousands of hotels in Manhattan. Just look for a good one in midtown, preferably on the west side, or on the upper west. The times square/theatre district is a good place too.

From anywhere above 34th street and west of 5th avenue, Fordham is under a half hour walk (at a NY pace) and even as far down as the village it's under 1/2 an hour by subway.

If you've got any location questions (or tourist info, for that matter), just shoot me an email and I'll answer any questions you might have.


Well I was looking on hotwire, hotels.com, etc. and saw some hotels like the Park Central going for $130/night. I figured that was a good deal, but I've never been to NYC (with the exception of like 5 hours when I moved to the USA). I thought the $100 range/night is a pretty good deal. Was I mistaken?

I'll be staying for 2 nights and have a $250 stipend to use towards that. I'll be driving so my gas will cost ~$80. I was planning on using the stipend to pay for the hotel, and paying for gas out-of-pocket.

Thanks for your help btw. :D I'm sure I'll have a bunch of touristy questions. But I think the most important one is..where is the best pizza in NYC?

Edit to add: When I said nearby I meant walking distance (a couple miles or so). It doesn't have to be like RIGHT there lol.

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

Postby dingbat » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:52 pm

holden147 wrote:Well I was looking on hotwire, hotels.com, etc. and saw some hotels like the Park Central going for $130/night. I figured that was a good deal, but I've never been to NYC (with the exception of like 5 hours when I moved to the USA). I thought the $100 range/night is a pretty good deal. Was I mistaken?

I'll be staying for 2 nights and have a $250 stipend to use towards that. I'll be driving so my gas will cost ~$80. I was planning on using the stipend to pay for the hotel, and paying for gas out-of-pocket.

Thanks for your help btw. :D I'm sure I'll have a bunch of touristy questions. But I think the most important one is..where is the best pizza in NYC?

Edit to add: When I said nearby I meant walking distance (a couple miles or so). It doesn't have to be like RIGHT there lol.


If you're driving in, parking costs upward of $30/day. Where are you driving from? I'd recommend parking outside of NYC and taking the train in.
Park Central is a good location, you'll be about a 10 minute walk away. The days inn someone mentioned is cheaper, and maybe 20 minutes by subway

The best pizza is Grimaldi's, in Brooklyn. If you plan on being a tourist, take the A train to the first stop in brooklyn, eat at Grimaldi's, go to Jacques Torres for hot chocolate afterwards (trust me on this) and walk back to Manhattan over the brooklyn bridge.

Otherwise, there's really good pizza near Fordham, on broadway, right accross from lincoln center, but I can't recall the name of the place right now. I'll update when I remember. Food-wise, the upper west side (basically, anywhere north of Fordham) is very good, while Hell's Kitchen (straight south of Fordham) is relatively cheap. Just avoid the theater district (east of Fordham) as everything's overpriced.

I lived in that general area for 5 years, so feel free to ask me whatever you want.

As for walking distance, figure that at a reasonable clip, each street takes about a minute, and Fordham is on 60th street, however, you should figure that each avenue is 15 minutes (look on a map if you're not sure)

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

Postby holden147 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:43 pm

Thanks for the info! I'll be coming with my girlfriend from Ohio (~500 miles away). I thought about flying but it would be too expensive and I don't mind driving.

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Postby dingbat » Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:12 pm

holden147 wrote:Thanks for the info! I'll be coming with my girlfriend from Ohio (~500 miles away). I thought about flying but it would be too expensive and I don't mind driving.


Then I don't know how you can budget $80 roundtrip for gas.
let's say your car gets 20 miles to the gallon. That means you'll need 25 gallons in each direction. At $3.50 per gallon, you're looking at $87.50 in each direction
Then there's tolls. I don't know about the highways, but taking the bridge or tunnel into Manhattan will cost you $14

You might want to consider finding somewhere to park in New Jersey and taking the train in.
Alternatively, I'd look for parking on the upper west side; I recommend driving each street from the high 70's through to about 96, between Columbus Ave and Central Park West, where most parking is free and the area is safe (make sure nothing is visible through the windows). (although, you can easily be circling for an hour looking for a spot)

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

Postby holden147 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:50 pm

1000 miles roundtrip. 35 mpg. $3.20/g in Ohio (roughly). And I think I have $3.00 off per gallon of gas due to GiantEagle fuelperks.

All that adds up to about $91 (half of that if I use my free tank of gas). Thankfully my little car gets good mileage :D LOL.

I appreciate the advice about parking. It's a little different than Ohio I'm sure lol. I'm just nervous about parking all the way in NJ, might just bite the bullet and pay for the parking overnight if I can't find the free parking from 70s through 90s (which is what I'm going to try to do, I don't mind searching for a bit).

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

Postby holden147 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:00 pm

Went on iconparkingsystems.com after doing some Googling and found a garage that would let me keep my car there for 48 hours for $60 with a guaranteed spot. Seems like a good (but pricey) option. At least it'd be guaranteed. Something to think about to all those who are going.

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Postby Killingly » Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:02 pm

Gotti wrote:
holden147 wrote:
broncos_fan_26 wrote:anyone know if Fordham helps pay students to attend ASD?


+1. Especially need-based students such as myself.

yup, you get a check for $250 if you're coming from far away. my plane ticket from CA was $270 and you have to check in with them at ASD and you'll get a check in the mail in 3-5 weeks


Where do find info about the stipend? I can't seem to locate it on the admitted student's website.

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Postby JenDarby » Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:10 pm

holden147 wrote:Went on iconparkingsystems.com after doing some Googling and found a garage that would let me keep my car there for 48 hours for $60 with a guaranteed spot. Seems like a good (but pricey) option. At least it'd be guaranteed. Something to think about to all those who are going.

http://law.fordham.edu/10975.htm

There are discounted student rates at a few garages. I don't imagine you'd have a problem getting your tickets validated.

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

Postby holden147 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:30 pm

Killingly wrote:
Gotti wrote:
holden147 wrote:
broncos_fan_26 wrote:anyone know if Fordham helps pay students to attend ASD?


+1. Especially need-based students such as myself.

yup, you get a check for $250 if you're coming from far away. my plane ticket from CA was $270 and you have to check in with them at ASD and you'll get a check in the mail in 3-5 weeks


Where do find info about the stipend? I can't seem to locate it on the admitted student's website.


I called the admissions office and they sent me an e-mail about it. Just let them know you've been admitted, wanna come to the ASD, etc.

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

Postby holden147 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:36 pm

JenDarby wrote:
holden147 wrote:Went on iconparkingsystems.com after doing some Googling and found a garage that would let me keep my car there for 48 hours for $60 with a guaranteed spot. Seems like a good (but pricey) option. At least it'd be guaranteed. Something to think about to all those who are going.

http://law.fordham.edu/10975.htm

There are discounted student rates at a few garages. I don't imagine you'd have a problem getting your tickets validated.


Thanks Jen! I called Allied Garage (the 1st link on the page) and they said $52 for 48 hours (which is the time I want) as long as I get it validated by Fordham. So that's what I'm going with. Thanks for your help, you guys are on top of things lol

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Postby mijenks » Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:25 pm

Don't forget: $12 to cross the Hudson.

NJ parking option is either A. Metropark ($18 parking, 4x$10 NJ Transit tickets for you and gf) or B. Jersey City ($30 parking, 4x$2 PATH tickets for you and gf, plus more if you want to buy MetroCard and use for subway, too).

Driving in Manhattan can be very daunting, especially if you've never been before and/or haven't at least ridden in a cab in NYC to see what it's like.

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

Postby holden147 » Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:31 am

Where do Fordham people live and what services do people use to find roommates/places?

I haven't decided where I'm going to school but I have fun "apartment hunting" just in case. :D

For roommates, I figured once April/May rolls around and we're all decided that I'd use TLS for roommate help since by then I should know everyone on here lol.

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Postby Gemini » Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:40 am

holden147 wrote:Where do Fordham people live and what services do people use to find roommates/places?

I haven't decided where I'm going to school but I have fun "apartment hunting" just in case. :D

For roommates, I figured once April/May rolls around and we're all decided that I'd use TLS for roommate help since by then I should know everyone on here lol.


If you decide to enroll at Fordham, there will be a facebook group with PLENTY of people looking for roommates... all the way up to the days before school starts.

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Postby dingbat » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:15 am

Gemini wrote:
holden147 wrote:Where do Fordham people live and what services do people use to find roommates/places?

I haven't decided where I'm going to school but I have fun "apartment hunting" just in case. :D

For roommates, I figured once April/May rolls around and we're all decided that I'd use TLS for roommate help since by then I should know everyone on here lol.


If you decide to enroll at Fordham, there will be a facebook group with PLENTY of people looking for roommates... all the way up to the days before school starts.


If you want to get an idea of costs, a good place to look is http://newyork.craigslist.org/
Fordham housing is not competitive, by the way; you should be able to find cheaper accommodation.
Be aware that apartment hunting in Manhattan can be daunting, and quite competitive.
Also, many landlords often require you to earn 40 times the rent, or to have a (local) guarantor who earns 80 times the rent. If you cannot meet this requirement, you can still find a place, but it will be harder. Good Luck.

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

Postby holden147 » Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:20 pm

dingbat wrote:Also, many landlords often require you to earn 40 times the rent, or to have a (local) guarantor who earns 80 times the rent. If you cannot meet this requirement, you can still find a place, but it will be harder. Good Luck.


Hmm, I don't have anyone like that (low-income family) so thanks for letting me know because I'd never heard of this. I guess we'll just have to see how things work out. NYC is a lot of work lol.

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

Postby nygrrrl » Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:50 pm

holden147 wrote:
dingbat wrote:Also, many landlords often require you to earn 40 times the rent, or to have a (local) guarantor who earns 80 times the rent. If you cannot meet this requirement, you can still find a place, but it will be harder. Good Luck.


Hmm, I don't have anyone like that (low-income family) so thanks for letting me know because I'd never heard of this. I guess we'll just have to see how things work out. NYC is a lot of work lol.

:lol: Don't freak. I've lived here for 21 years and have never heard of a landlord asking 80 times rent. A year? yeah. 2 years? Heard that, too. But over 6 years' worth? Um. No. Come, visit, get a feel for the place - it's a great town and there are lots of options for living.




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