USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby horrorbusiness » Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:48 am

wl'd but not submitting a video

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby gravityrides0 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:04 pm

sooo, has anyone done the video yet and know how it works? i am wondering (1) if you get multiple attempts, and (2) if they give you instructions on how to present/transition into your answers... do you think anyone will submit anything more creative than just sitting there and speaking, or do you think USC just wants it to look similar to if they were interviewing you (so just sitting somewhere appropriate, nice business attire, etc...)

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby DoveBodyWash » Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:23 pm

Application went complete 1/23, went into 1st committee review yesterday 3/30. How long does it usually take to get to a decision once it's gone into review??

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby sdphill » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:15 pm

cusenation wrote:Application went complete 1/23, went into 1st committee review yesterday 3/30. How long does it usually take to get to a decision once it's gone into review??



It literally depends on the person... Some people's application goes through each stage quickly, some will stay on their 1st committee review for a month or more.

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby bingbang1025 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:55 pm

talked to a student in the admissions office during my visit and she said the video makes little to no difference. just another piece of information for them to consider when (if) they ever take another look at your application. i'm not going to risk it...i figure you can only hurt yourself unless you have some great answers to their questions

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby gravityrides0 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:35 pm

bingbang1025 wrote:talked to a student in the admissions office during my visit and she said the video makes little to no difference. just another piece of information for them to consider when (if) they ever take another look at your application. i'm not going to risk it...i figure you can only hurt yourself unless you have some great answers to their questions


If the video makes little to no difference content wise, then it can't hurt you... isn't it still a good idea to submit one to show interest? I think the WL email said they strongly recommend it?

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby LadyDM » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:43 pm

ttnguyen wrote:@ Lady DM I am envious. I am also Viet, similar numbers...but alas nothing.

Now it's USC with mad skrilla or UCI with mad skrilla and I am in the process of negotiating for more...sigh...



Dang, I'm sorry. I don't know what to tell you except good luck!

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby coldpixies » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:15 am

ttnguyen wrote:@ Lady DM I am envious. I am also Viet, similar numbers...but alas nothing.

Now it's USC with $0 or UCI with $15k and I am in the process of negotiating for more...sigh...


Also got $0 blah. I'm also negotiating for more at the moment as well, let's hope for the best! Do you think you'll still attend USC if the negotiating doesn't work?

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby topper10s » Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:07 am

I don't think I have any way of rationalizing the spending of 70k a year when I can go to other similar schools and spend about a third of that after scholarships. Hopefully my negotiation works too.

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby scram202 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:25 pm

Still at First Committee Read FML!

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby tjddk » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:05 pm

topper10s wrote:I don't think I have any way of rationalizing the spending of 70k a year when I can go to other similar schools and spend about a third of that after scholarships. Hopefully my negotiation works too.


To whom are you guys sending negotiation emails?

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby sdphill » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:06 pm

tjddk wrote:
topper10s wrote:I don't think I have any way of rationalizing the spending of 70k a year when I can go to other similar schools and spend about a third of that after scholarships. Hopefully my negotiation works too.


To whom are you guys sending negotiation emails?


When I visited, Mary Bingham asked me to email her my negotiation if I wasn't happy with the results.

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby tjddk » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:20 pm

sdphill wrote:
tjddk wrote:
topper10s wrote:I don't think I have any way of rationalizing the spending of 70k a year when I can go to other similar schools and spend about a third of that after scholarships. Hopefully my negotiation works too.


To whom are you guys sending negotiation emails?


When I visited, Mary Bingham asked me to email her my negotiation if I wasn't happy with the results.


Thanks! Looks like I will be withdrawing. Gluck everyone!

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby T00L » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:29 pm

In terms of negotiating, the letter in my scholly packet said that the offer was FINAL. Are people here trying to negotiate on top of that offer? Does that sentence in the packet exist only to dissuade people from trying?

Or is everyone trying to get something out of nothing? (Which, I understand, I quite a different thing.)

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby onedavetoomany » Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:38 pm

Never thought I'd still be "Complete".... in April

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby aliceydu » Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:04 pm

I'm in "in final review" now~ I just got my grades (GPA went up), so should I still send it in? Via LSAC still?

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby sdphill » Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:05 pm

aliceydu wrote:I'm in "in final review" now~ I just got my grades (GPA went up), so should I still send it in? Via LSAC still?


Yes.. ASAP.. because if you get accepted, your higher GPA may = more $$
Yes.. ASAP.. because if you are on the fence, it may push you over.

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby avd90 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:11 pm

So I already withdrew, but I got a letter in the mail today telling me that I received no aid of any sort! That is really crazy, considering my mom makes less than 40k/year and that every other school gave me upwards of $15k at least for financial. I hope everyone who is attending/still in the game gets the appropriate amount of aid, I was really disappointed (even though it shouldn't matter)

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby lrslayer » Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:34 pm

aliceydu wrote:I'm in "in final review" now~ I just got my grades (GPA went up), so should I still send it in? Via LSAC still?

I would email or call right away and then have transcripts sent to LSAC as well as directly to USC.

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby sdphill » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:19 pm

Has anyone received confirmation for their scholarship confirmation email? If so, how long did it take for USC to get back to you?

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby legalsinger » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:57 pm

onedavetoomany wrote:Never thought I'd still be "Complete".... in April



I hear you! I figured I'm probably an auto-ding, but am a little surprised I haven't received the dreaded letter yet!

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby aliceydu » Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:24 pm

lrslayer wrote:
aliceydu wrote:I'm in "in final review" now~ I just got my grades (GPA went up), so should I still send it in? Via LSAC still?

I would email or call right away and then have transcripts sent to LSAC as well as directly to USC.


Wow, I just called, and the lady says I can't update my transcript after it goes into review.

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Nammertat » Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:02 pm

Been in 1st read since 03/22... Not sure what to think?!?!

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Revolver066 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:09 pm

Anybody else that submitted in October or been in second review since February or earlier still waiting for a decision?

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Beachbum89 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:19 pm

Revolver066 wrote:Anybody else that submitted in October or been in second review since February or earlier still waiting for a decision?


Submitted in October and I was rejected a few days ago. :(




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