Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

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cch24
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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby cch24 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:37 pm

Ziiish wrote:So has anyone decided they're going to Maryland next year? I have to let them know in two weeks or I'll lose my scholarship offer and I'm having trouble making up my mind.


I'm leaning against Maryland because of having to accept within two weeks. I've been accepted at better ranked schools (Georgetown, UTexas, WashU) and I'll just have to hope I get some scholarship from them as well.

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby tennisking88 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:46 pm

cch24 wrote:
Ziiish wrote:So has anyone decided they're going to Maryland next year? I have to let them know in two weeks or I'll lose my scholarship offer and I'm having trouble making up my mind.


I'm leaning against Maryland because of having to accept within two weeks. I've been accepted at better ranked schools (Georgetown, UTexas, WashU) and I'll just have to hope I get some scholarship from them as well.


The person with whom I spoke didn't sound like the 2 weeks thing was binding. Did they explicitly tell you if you accept the scholarship you have to enroll?

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby dolfan0516 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:29 am

tennisking88 wrote:
cch24 wrote:
Ziiish wrote:So has anyone decided they're going to Maryland next year? I have to let them know in two weeks or I'll lose my scholarship offer and I'm having trouble making up my mind.


I'm leaning against Maryland because of having to accept within two weeks. I've been accepted at better ranked schools (Georgetown, UTexas, WashU) and I'll just have to hope I get some scholarship from them as well.


The person with whom I spoke didn't sound like the 2 weeks thing was binding. Did they explicitly tell you if you accept the scholarship you have to enroll?


I speifically asked and the woman told me that agreeing to the scholarship is not binding and does not mean you are committing to attending. I am waiting to get my letter to see exactly what it says though because the having to approve it within two weeks doesnt make any sense to me

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby tennisking88 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:31 am

dolfan0516 wrote:
tennisking88 wrote:
cch24 wrote:
Ziiish wrote:So has anyone decided they're going to Maryland next year? I have to let them know in two weeks or I'll lose my scholarship offer and I'm having trouble making up my mind.


I'm leaning against Maryland because of having to accept within two weeks. I've been accepted at better ranked schools (Georgetown, UTexas, WashU) and I'll just have to hope I get some scholarship from them as well.


The person with whom I spoke didn't sound like the 2 weeks thing was binding. Did they explicitly tell you if you accept the scholarship you have to enroll?


I speifically asked and the woman told me that agreeing to the scholarship is not binding and does not mean you are committing to attending. I am waiting to get my letter to see exactly what it says though because the having to approve it within two weeks doesnt make any sense to me


+1

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby Ziiish » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:43 am

So wait if it's not binding does that mean I can just accept it and wait until after the scholarship day to decide for sure. I think it'd be nice to go the event to get a feel for the program before I fully committ

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby cch24 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:15 am

Binding or not, I have been doing a lot of research on different schools, areas I would like to live in, the amount of debt I'm willing to take on, and I'm going to start withdrawing from schools in the next few weeks. I also have other scholarships of similar or larger amounts from similar ranked schools to use for negotiations. Basically, I don't think Maryland is for me.

The woman I spoke with on the phone also explicitly asked that I not post the amount offered on any social networking sites. I see some people have posted the amounts and I'm wondering if I was the only one who got the warning? If it matters my offer was higher than those I've seen posted in this thread.

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby akua1209 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:05 pm

I hope I get a call or email about money. My fingers and toes are crossed.

The more people that give up theirs...the better my chances look, :lol:

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby Leighmak » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:13 pm

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby skolks » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:18 pm

I don't understand how this whole scholarship process works. I haven't received any notification at all about merit scholarship, and haven't been invited to interview, etc.... Is it random how they send these things out?

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby jgrady1 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:39 am

Anyone else been in review for almost 9 weeks now?

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby LawStudent89 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:17 am

jgrady1 wrote:Anyone else been in review for almost 9 weeks now?


14 weeks here :(

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby B986 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:17 am

skolks wrote:I don't understand how this whole scholarship process works. I haven't received any notification at all about merit scholarship, and haven't been invited to interview, etc.... Is it random how they send these things out?


Agreed, I am confused, as well. Does no mention of scholarships in the acceptance package = no scholarship forthcoming? Some concrete info would be nice, even if it's, "Sorry no scholarship for you, sucka."

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby neeko » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:35 am

B986 wrote:
skolks wrote:I don't understand how this whole scholarship process works. I haven't received any notification at all about merit scholarship, and haven't been invited to interview, etc.... Is it random how they send these things out?


Agreed, I am confused, as well. Does no mention of scholarships in the acceptance package = no scholarship forthcoming? Some concrete info would be nice, even if it's, "Sorry no scholarship for you, sucka."


I agree. I need to know if I should be considering this school or preparing to withdraw.

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby hadisious » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:10 am

I highly recommend contacting schools about scholarships using the ground rules in the link below. They know that law school is expensive and many/most will need help paying for it. They won't be angry with you asking about scholarship funding unless you're annoying/aggressive about it.

http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewt ... 22&t=79373

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby pret » Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:19 pm

Decision made for me. Now do I have to wait for my rejection letter via mail? lol

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby tonymontana45 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:25 pm

Decision made today. I applied the first week of January. I'm nervous. How long did it usually take?

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby ggibelli » Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:26 pm

tonymontana45 wrote:Decision made today. I applied the first week of January. I'm nervous. How long did it usually take?


this x1000

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby tonymontana45 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:28 pm

Also will they tell you over the phone if you call?

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby pret » Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:29 pm

Does Maryland send one massive rejection or one massive acceptance batch? Or do they send a mixture of acceptances/denials at one time?

@tonymontana: I don't believe they will tell you via the phone.

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby perfectlylegal » Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:31 pm

waitlisted :/

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby jgrady1 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:38 pm

perfectlylegal wrote:waitlisted :/

did your status ever change to decision made? I thought I remember you being one of us few people left who hadn't heard anything in forever

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby tonymontana45 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:45 pm

perfectlylegal wrote:waitlisted :/

:( now I am worried. Honestly Maryland is a weak consider from LSP but I don't want to give up hope!

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby perfectlylegal » Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:48 pm

jgrady1 wrote:
perfectlylegal wrote:waitlisted :/

did your status ever change to decision made? I thought I remember you being one of us few people left who hadn't heard anything in forever


yes, it finally changed to decision made, and I also received an email telling me I was waitlisted.

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby jgrady1 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:01 pm

Looks like I will be going into week 10 of review if everyone already got the decision made update...

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby tonymontana45 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:08 pm

perfectlylegal wrote:
jgrady1 wrote:
perfectlylegal wrote:waitlisted :/

did your status ever change to decision made? I thought I remember you being one of us few people left who hadn't heard anything in forever


yes, it finally changed to decision made, and I also received an email telling me I was waitlisted.

Did you get the email before the letter?




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