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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:55 pm
by neeko
I just called and it sounds like I'm not under review yet.

Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:58 pm
by jharf61990
I also got an invitiation via email to apply for the John Marshall Scholars Program, but haven't received an acceptance letter or phone call yet. Does anyone know if this means I have been accepted?

Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:59 pm
by Leighmak
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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:09 pm
by lizonthemoon
Leighmak wrote:
jharf61990 wrote:I also got an invitiation via email to apply for the John Marshall Scholars Program, but haven't received an acceptance letter or phone call yet. Does anyone know if this means I have been accepted?


I received that email as well and was wondering the same thing.


I'm in the same boat! I would not assume that we're in yet, but that's a promising sign.

Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:13 pm
by jharf61990
I feel like one of us should call and find out.

lizonthemoon wrote:
Leighmak wrote:
jharf61990 wrote:I also got an invitiation via email to apply for the John Marshall Scholars Program, but haven't received an acceptance letter or phone call yet. Does anyone know if this means I have been accepted?


I received that email as well and was wondering the same thing.


I'm in the same boat! I would not assume that we're in yet, but that's a promising sign.

Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:34 pm
by dreamflower
lizonthemoon wrote:
Leighmak wrote:
jharf61990 wrote:I also got an invitiation via email to apply for the John Marshall Scholars Program, but haven't received an acceptance letter or phone call yet. Does anyone know if this means I have been accepted?


I received that email as well and was wondering the same thing.


I'm in the same boat! I would not assume that we're in yet, but that's a promising sign.


I submitted my application at 11pm last night and today at 1pm got an email to apply for the John Marshall Scholars Program. I don't think it means anything in terms of an admissions decision.

Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:15 pm
by cch24
I was accepted a few weeks ago, received my letter in the mail yesterday mentioning the John Marshall Scholarship, and got the e-mal about it today. Nothing about the scholarship indicates that you have to be accepted to apply for it, so I'm thinking it operates like many other scholarships in which you can apply while your application is being considered.

Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:46 pm
by jaysgirl42671
Just submitted today! Fingers crossed.

Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:31 pm
by lebroniousjames
admitted during a campus visit back on Nov 3rd; got the admission letter on the 11th mentioning the John Marshall scholarship, but no email yet...slightly confused because the Dean said I'm currently looking at about 15k/yr. For those who received the email, does it provide the essay prompt?

Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:50 pm
by neeko
lebroniousjames wrote:admitted during a campus visit back on Nov 3rd; got the admission letter on the 11th mentioning the John Marshall scholarship, but no email yet...slightly confused because the Dean said I'm currently looking at about 15k/yr. For those who received the email, does it provide the essay prompt?


So you went to campus and they admitted you while you were there? Maybe I need to drive to Richmond.

Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:13 pm
by HellOnHeels
neeko wrote:
lebroniousjames wrote:admitted during a campus visit back on Nov 3rd; got the admission letter on the 11th mentioning the John Marshall scholarship, but no email yet...slightly confused because the Dean said I'm currently looking at about 15k/yr. For those who received the email, does it provide the essay prompt?


So you went to campus and they admitted you while you were there? Maybe I need to drive to Richmond.

+1!

Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:49 pm
by lebroniousjames
neeko wrote:
lebroniousjames wrote:admitted during a campus visit back on Nov 3rd; got the admission letter on the 11th mentioning the John Marshall scholarship, but no email yet...slightly confused because the Dean said I'm currently looking at about 15k/yr. For those who received the email, does it provide the essay prompt?


So you went to campus and they admitted you while you were there? Maybe I need to drive to Richmond.



I would definitely recommend the trip. I was able to attend a few classes and tour with a current student, so it gave me a better idea for what it'd be like to actually attend the school. The campus was/is amazing, too. Very nice people as well.

Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:10 pm
by neeko
I think it's about a 22 hour drive for me. Maybe if I don't hear anything soon I will try to get the days off work.

Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:34 am
by lebroniousjames
neeko wrote:I think it's about a 22 hour drive for me. Maybe if I don't hear anything soon I will try to get the days off work.


with your LSAT I wouldn't worry too much, and they don't give out (official) scholarship decisions until March. I will admit getting the actual letter is pretty nice, though. Hopefully yours is already postmarked and merely in transit :)

Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:42 am
by neeko
lebroniousjames wrote:
neeko wrote:I think it's about a 22 hour drive for me. Maybe if I don't hear anything soon I will try to get the days off work.


with your LSAT I wouldn't worry too much, and they don't give out (official) scholarship decisions until March. I will admit getting the actual letter is pretty nice, though. Hopefully yours is already postmarked and merely in transit :)


My GPA is 2.8, which troubles me.

Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:06 pm
by lebroniousjames
neeko wrote:
lebroniousjames wrote:
neeko wrote:I think it's about a 22 hour drive for me. Maybe if I don't hear anything soon I will try to get the days off work.


with your LSAT I wouldn't worry too much, and they don't give out (official) scholarship decisions until March. I will admit getting the actual letter is pretty nice, though. Hopefully yours is already postmarked and merely in transit :)


My GPA is 2.8, which troubles me.


LSAC and/or UGPA? From meeting with Dean Rahman, a legitimate "extenuating circumstances" addendum and/or an upward grade trend seems like it's given favorable consideration. Besides, it's much easier for schools to find good GPA than high LSAT--you're better off being above the 75th LSAT/below the 25th GPA.

But if you're still worried about the GPA and don't have a traditional addendum to put out, I'd definitely recommend visiting in person and presenting yourself as someone prepared, motivated to improve academically at law school. Your LSAT clearly indicates you have the capability, and perhaps your personal statement will also speak to such a point to some extent.

That said, I do again think presenting yourself well in the flesh would allow you to instill a greater deal of confidence that you're ready to take things more seriously (I don't mean to imply you're a slacker, but someone with a 167 can certainly do better than a 2.8, ha).

Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:33 pm
by Leighmak
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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:36 pm
by neeko
lebroniousjames wrote:
neeko wrote:
lebroniousjames wrote:
neeko wrote:I think it's about a 22 hour drive for me. Maybe if I don't hear anything soon I will try to get the days off work.


with your LSAT I wouldn't worry too much, and they don't give out (official) scholarship decisions until March. I will admit getting the actual letter is pretty nice, though. Hopefully yours is already postmarked and merely in transit :)


My GPA is 2.8, which troubles me.


LSAC and/or UGPA? From meeting with Dean Rahman, a legitimate "extenuating circumstances" addendum and/or an upward grade trend seems like it's given favorable consideration. Besides, it's much easier for schools to find good GPA than high LSAT--you're better off being above the 75th LSAT/below the 25th GPA.

But if you're still worried about the GPA and don't have a traditional addendum to put out, I'd definitely recommend visiting in person and presenting yourself as someone prepared, motivated to improve academically at law school. Your LSAT clearly indicates you have the capability, and perhaps your personal statement will also speak to such a point to some extent.

That said, I do again think presenting yourself well in the flesh would allow you to instill a greater deal of confidence that you're ready to take things more seriously (I don't mean to imply you're a slacker, but someone with a 167 can certainly do better than a 2.8, ha).


My UGPA is 3.53. I was hoping some schools would look at it and see that I don't actually have a 2.8. Thank you for all this information! I might try to get out there if I don't hear by Christmas. Getting off work is such a hassle or I would go sooner.

ETA: Also, thank you for the nice words :)

Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:54 pm
by crysmissmichelle
Visiting is the absolute best idea. If it turns out that you absolutely cannot, make sure to call and/or email interest letters. They want to know that Richmond is your first choice and maybe why.

Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:07 pm
by 89vision
Anyone mind sharing their stats? They sent me a fee waiver but I'm only at a LSAC 3.42/UGPA 3.506/158. I am retaking it Saturday. Don't know if it's worth sending in an application. Thanks!

Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:29 pm
by lebroniousjames
89vision wrote:Anyone mind sharing their stats? They sent me a fee waiver but I'm only at a LSAC 3.42/UGPA 3.506/158. I am retaking it Saturday. Don't know if it's worth sending in an application. Thanks!


As said earlier, if UR is a top choice, you should definitely visit especially since your numbers are (slightly) on the low end.

But good luck on Saturday--just pull off 2-3 more questions and you'll be in a good spot. I'd think anything 160 or higher with a 3.5ish GPA is a lock.

*my numbers are on my profile

Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:51 pm
by 89vision
lebroniousjames wrote:
89vision wrote:Anyone mind sharing their stats? They sent me a fee waiver but I'm only at a LSAC 3.42/UGPA 3.506/158. I am retaking it Saturday. Don't know if it's worth sending in an application. Thanks!


As said earlier, if UR is a top choice, you should definitely visit especially since your numbers are (slightly) on the low end.

But good luck on Saturday--just pull off 2-3 more questions and you'll be in a good spot. I'd think anything 160 or higher with a 3.5ish GPA is a lock.

*my numbers are on my profile


Thanks. I've been hitting 162-167 on my PT's. I choked on game day, so hopefully I'll be more relaxed (I forgot my lighter and didn't have a cig before the test. Nicotine calms my nerves). I'm visiting DC in January, maybe I can swing by Richmond. I hear it's a gorgeous campus. I should have a 3.5 LSAC GPA by December. I was surprised UR sent me a fee waiver, because of my LSAT. I just don't want to spend the money if there's little chance of gaining admissions. If I did get accepted, I don't think I would get a scholarship or significant aid.

Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:13 pm
by EMH99
Submitted! I think they must have sent that email about the John Marshall scholarship to everyone because I received it as well.

Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:27 pm
by anjmissy
accepted via a call tonight from the dean herself..yayyy =)

Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:54 am
by akarenina
Thanks to the TLS Forum I knew that getting a call at 9:04pm from VA meant I should run out of class because it was the Dean of U Richmond calling me!


and I'm accepted 8)