Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby ford2city » Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:18 pm

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby taxnstuff » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:22 pm

sometimes I wish I went to towson.

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby Intranetusa » Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:27 pm

Sometimes I wish the economy was better so people don't need higher degrees for good jobs.

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby ford2city » Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:38 pm

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby diegoforlan10 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:47 pm

ford2city wrote:
taxnstuff wrote:sometimes I wish I went to towson.


lol Towson was the promised land. There was one semester that I pretty much took off just because I could. I hung out in our frat house all day and just did whatever with whomever was wandering around. There was a whole week that semester where I played monopoly every day. In my last two semesters at Towson I picked up a second major in economics and still managed to graduate in four years and one summer :mrgreen:


I distinctly remember the babes at Towson being much, much hotter than the ones we had at College Park.

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby ford2city » Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:49 pm

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby h2oplyer7 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:08 pm

Well, I am not sure what to think about Maryland now. I got off the phone with Admissions and they told me they don't know how, but they will ensure all tuition and fees are paid for. I told them I will trust them, but I have nothing on paper. I might be making a huge mistake. I still think they purposefully misled me to get me to leave my other schools.

I do know that VA pays last on Post 9/11 GI Bill, but according to Maryland, they say that they have to report to the VA that they are giving me 25k, and since the VA only pays in-state, they won't make up the difference. I still think they are wrong, but they insist they are right. I personally feel they are not making much of an effort to fix this, but I have few options at this point.

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby ford2city » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:26 pm

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby mach102 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:35 pm

ford2city wrote:
h2oplyer7 wrote:Well, I am not sure what to think about Maryland now. I got off the phone with Admissions and they told me they don't know how, but they will ensure all tuition and fees are paid for. I told them I will trust them, but I have nothing on paper. I might be making a huge mistake. I still think they purposefully misled me to get me to leave my other schools.

I do know that VA pays last on Post 9/11 GI Bill, but according to Maryland, they say that they have to report to the VA that they are giving me 25k, and since the VA only pays in-state, they won't make up the difference. I still think they are wrong, but they insist they are right. I personally feel they are not making much of an effort to fix this, but I have few options at this point.


Honestly it may just be the incompetency of the people working in the offices you are contacting. My experience with Maryland's customer service has not been very good and these are government employees we're talking about here.


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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby Intranetusa » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:57 am

Good luck guys. I'm packing for Philly tomorrow. I really wanted to go to UMD but I guess it was not meant to be. My GPA isn't good enough to be taken off the waitlist from the way they're picking people... Good luck to the guys who do make it in!

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby diegoforlan10 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:34 am

Intranetusa wrote:Good luck guys. I'm packing for Philly tomorrow. I really wanted to go to UMD but I guess it was not meant to be. My GPA isn't good enough to be taken off the waitlist from the way they're picking people... Good luck to the guys who do make it in!


Sorry to hear that. This whole process has been absolutely crazy for all the people I have been talking to. Best of luck with your future plans.

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby water15 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:42 pm

Did most of the admitted students bring a car?

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby ford2city » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:28 pm

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby ama004 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:09 am

Maryland Law...call me maybe! Please let me in off the waitlist!!!! I've pretty much given up but a small piece of me wonders if they'll call some waitlisters if people don't show up to orientation on Monday.

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby Wyse » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:41 am

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby sobo2012 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:12 pm

Called admissions today... Was basically told that they did not expect to fill any more slots. So, it looks like the fat lady is getting warmed up and is about ready to start singing.

Maybe someone will drop out at the last minute next week?

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby Bgard008 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:17 pm

sobo2012 wrote:Called admissions today... Was basically told that they did not expect to fill any more slots. So, it looks like the fat lady is getting warmed up and is about ready to start singing.

Maybe someone will drop out at the last minute next week?



I too just spoke with Admissions. Sorry, but no good news to report.
This is what I was just told @ 4:10pm EST:

"It is very unlikely that there will be any seats available by the time classes start"

".... But if a seat does become available we will give you a call."

"... an e-mail will go out after the first day of classes, informing wait-lister's of our inability to accept their application"

"We probably will not admit any students after the first day of class...."


For those with their fingers still crossed, Good luck.

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby HellOnHeels » Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:18 pm

sorry guys :(

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby sobo2012 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:47 pm

h2oplyer7 wrote:Well, I am not sure what to think about Maryland now. I got off the phone with Admissions and they told me they don't know how, but they will ensure all tuition and fees are paid for. I told them I will trust them, but I have nothing on paper. I might be making a huge mistake. I still think they purposefully misled me to get me to leave my other schools.

I do know that VA pays last on Post 9/11 GI Bill, but according to Maryland, they say that they have to report to the VA that they are giving me 25k, and since the VA only pays in-state, they won't make up the difference. I still think they are wrong, but they insist they are right. I personally feel they are not making much of an effort to fix this, but I have few options at this point.



Hmm.... No Yellow Ribbon Program funding available?

OK, rant time...

There is a A LOT of federal money that comes along with the Post 9-11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program, etc... and I would think that colleges and universities of all shapes and sizes would be trying to maximize those funding sources, especially in this economic climate. Ultimately, if UMD (or any other law school) wanted to give each and every veteran eligible for the 9-11 GI Bill and YRP a "tuition free" education they could do so and only shell out grants for a fraction of the total cost (whatever the GI Bill and YRP doesn't cover for tuition and fees). It's an amazing and well-deserved benefit for veterans who have served during a time of war. As a former enlisted soldier, I can attest that many people serving in the military (especially those on their first enlistment) are even eligible for additional federal and state assistance because of their low-income status. Moreover, from a purely moral standpoint, it's the right thing to do - After all, less than 1% of the U.S. population has served in the military. Helping veterans transition from the military into a civilian career is the least we can do.

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby ford2city » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:00 pm

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby diegoforlan10 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:55 pm

Just found out today that my LAW/Crim Pro prof wants us to have read a novel by the time school starts...*facepalm* Anyone else in the same boat?

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby HellOnHeels » Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:42 pm

diegoforlan10 wrote:Just found out today that my LAW/Crim Pro prof wants us to have read a novel by the time school starts...*facepalm* Anyone else in the same boat?

lol i've got sooooo much reading. reading in EVERY CLASS! Did you also see we have reading for orientation? :P

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby water15 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:38 pm

diegoforlan10 wrote:Just found out today that my LAW/Crim Pro prof wants us to have read a novel by the time school starts...*facepalm* Anyone else in the same boat?


What section are you in?
I've got a ton of reading too, does anyone understand what they read in the textbooks?! I'm don't think I'm understanding some of the concepts very well....

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby diegoforlan10 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:58 pm

water15 wrote: What section are you in?
I've got a ton of reading too, does anyone understand what they read in the textbooks?! I'm don't think I'm understanding some of the concepts very well....


Woops, sorry, I thought I had replied to you! I'm in section H, you?

And to everyone else - this is the end of a long, crazy road. Can't believe school finally starts tomorrow. See you all at orientation.

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby ama004 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:14 am

What's the likelihood that someone doesn't show up to orientation and they call somebody from the waitlist?

I'll never give up...




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