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

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

Postby BVest » Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:13 pm

lawyerinwaiting wrote:so i got dinged via snail mail on saturday (wasnt really surprised)....but what was interesting is that they specifically asked me to reapply as a transfer next year...did anyone else get this or was this just a noble attempt to console me?


I got it too.

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

Postby hartma25 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:22 pm

For those of you that have been admitted and decided on USC, someone made a class of 2015 facebook group!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/378858772155193/

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

Postby CheckMyFrench » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:41 pm

Applied late January, and I've been at "complete" since 2/2 with no movement since. I've heard back from every single one of my other schools. Is this the end, or is there still hope? Numbers slightly lower than their 25th percentile, but very strong softs. Anyone else not even in 1st review yet? :(

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

Postby radar714 » Tue May 01, 2012 12:33 am

CheckMyFrench wrote:Applied late January, and I've been at "complete" since 2/2 with no movement since. I've heard back from every single one of my other schools. Is this the end, or is there still hope? Numbers slightly lower than their 25th percentile, but very strong softs. Anyone else not even in 1st review yet? :(


exact same situation since 1/30, and I'm a current USC student. I called today and they said "decisions will continue to be sent out until mid-May"

*sigh*

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

Postby DoveBodyWash » Wed May 02, 2012 1:14 am

radar714 wrote:
CheckMyFrench wrote:Applied late January, and I've been at "complete" since 2/2 with no movement since. I've heard back from every single one of my other schools. Is this the end, or is there still hope? Numbers slightly lower than their 25th percentile, but very strong softs. Anyone else not even in 1st review yet? :(


exact same situation since 1/30, and I'm a current USC student. I called today and they said "decisions will continue to be sent out until mid-May"

*sigh*


I submitted in mid january, my application was in first committee review from March 30th until April 30th. I went into final committee review on May 1st, completely skipped 2nd review. Pretty sure I'm a reject considering how long it took for my application to move. Heavy splitter LSAT 169 GPA 3.0

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

Postby lawyerinwaiting » Wed May 02, 2012 9:34 am

BVest wrote:
lawyerinwaiting wrote:so i got dinged via snail mail on saturday (wasnt really surprised)....but what was interesting is that they specifically asked me to reapply as a transfer next year...did anyone else get this or was this just a noble attempt to console me?


I got it too.


dammit...or maybe were both special lol.

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

Postby DoveBodyWash » Wed May 02, 2012 7:42 pm

Complete 1/23
First committee Review 3/30
Final Review 5/1
Decision Made 5/2

I def got rejected ahahhaa

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

Postby Golden Bear 11 » Wed May 02, 2012 7:46 pm

Withdrew on Monday. Good luck to those still waiting!

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

Postby Benson » Wed May 02, 2012 8:19 pm

still
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complete (02/02)

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

Postby nebbersa » Thu May 03, 2012 2:20 pm

So do we think that they are finished with waitlisting applicants at this point?

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

Postby PR-0927 » Thu May 03, 2012 9:09 pm

Well I just got admitted to USC. Was on the waitlist for all of...six days or so? Sent in a LOCI almost immediately after being waitlisted (few hours after) and never even got around to doing the weird video interview.

On the downside, they're offering very little in scholarship - $20,000/year. For reference, their tuition is roughly $50,000/year (in- and out-of-state, since they're a private school). U.C. Irvine is offering $40,000/year, and their out-of-state tuition is $54,000/year (but $44,000 in-state - and you can gain residency in one year there).

So I'll be sending them a scholarship negotiation letter like I recently did with U.C. Irvine (they're considering raising it).

I have until May 16th to get this sorted - that's when the seat deposit is due ($500).

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

Postby rich_4 » Thu May 03, 2012 9:29 pm

admitted with $ from the W/L today. Just when I thought I was finalizing my plans... so many decisions to make. Good luck to everyone on the W/L.

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

Postby Buffer1212 » Thu May 03, 2012 9:48 pm

I want a call!! haha

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

Postby Excellent117 » Fri May 04, 2012 1:30 am

Got in today off the wait list and offered $20,000/year in merit based aid. How amenable do you think USC would be to negotiating my aid higher based on an MVP acceptance?

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

Postby ricsllscir » Fri May 04, 2012 8:19 am

Excellent117 wrote:Got in today off the wait list and offered $20,000/year in merit based aid. How amenable do you think USC would be to negotiating my aid higher based on an MVP acceptance?


I also got in with 20k/year and was hoping someone had experience negotiating (UCLA offered just a little more)

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

Postby GoUBears » Fri May 04, 2012 9:07 am

ricsllscir wrote:
Excellent117 wrote:Got in today off the wait list and offered $20,000/year in merit based aid. How amenable do you think USC would be to negotiating my aid higher based on an MVP acceptance?


I also got in with 20k/year and was hoping someone had experience negotiating (UCLA offered just a little more)


So they are admitting people from the wait list even though others are still sitting at "complete"? What an odd process this is.

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

Postby SaphirWhorf » Fri May 04, 2012 3:14 pm

GoUBears wrote:
ricsllscir wrote:
Excellent117 wrote:Got in today off the wait list and offered $20,000/year in merit based aid. How amenable do you think USC would be to negotiating my aid higher based on an MVP acceptance?


I also got in with 20k/year and was hoping someone had experience negotiating (UCLA offered just a little more)


So they are admitting people from the wait list even though others are still sitting at "complete"? What an odd process this is.


Not to imply anything negative about these wait-list accepted applicants' softs and GPAs but it seems like USC is LSAT-low right now and needs a boost in LSAT stats because the one thing most of these acceptances have in common is an LSAT score at or above 170. I've been sitting at complete since the first week of February and I think that my application has already been read but they're reluctant to ding me immediately and lose me as a potential student unless someone they want more actually commits to them. Since my GPA is very slightly above their median and I doubt that my softs are that much worse (though not necessarily better) than other accepted students, the overwhelming factor appears to be my mid-160s score. It is really very selfish and ass-protecting of them to do this but hey, law school's a business too, right? :roll:

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

Postby Benson » Fri May 04, 2012 3:28 pm

SaphirWhorf wrote:
GoUBears wrote:
ricsllscir wrote:
Excellent117 wrote:Got in today off the wait list and offered $20,000/year in merit based aid. How amenable do you think USC would be to negotiating my aid higher based on an MVP acceptance?


I also got in with 20k/year and was hoping someone had experience negotiating (UCLA offered just a little more)


So they are admitting people from the wait list even though others are still sitting at "complete"? What an odd process this is.


Not to imply anything negative about these wait-list accepted applicants' softs and GPAs but it seems like USC is LSAT-low right now and needs a boost in LSAT stats because the one thing most of these acceptances have in common is an LSAT score at or above 170. I've been sitting at complete since the first week of February and I think that my application has already been read but they're reluctant to ding me immediately and lose me as a potential student unless someone they want more actually commits to them. Since my GPA is very slightly above their median and I doubt that my softs are that much worse (though not necessarily better) than other accepted students, the overwhelming factor appears to be my mid-160s score. It is really very selfish and ass-protecting of them to do this but hey, law school's a business too, right? :roll:


I was of the same school of thought until I spoke with the USC admissions office recently (within the past couple of days). The impression I got was that there are still apps they have yet to even look at. I wasn't told this explicitly but that's how I interpreted our conversation.

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

Postby Buffer1212 » Fri May 04, 2012 3:51 pm

I also think it's interesting USC is giving everyone $60,000 scholarships off the WL, when people were accepted in the regular pool and given no money... my guess is they must have really undershot their yield.

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

Postby drobe24 » Fri May 04, 2012 3:59 pm

Seems like they're accepting the people they waitlisted for yield protection.

I'm assuming these students sent a LOCI and so USC felt comfortable offering them admission.

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

Postby tjddk » Fri May 04, 2012 5:47 pm

SO... I withdrew a MONTH ago after getting $0, and received confirmation of withdrawal.

And then today they sent me a scholarship for $20K/year. So for those of you that were passed over for scholarships (I didn't try to negotiate), this might be a great time to negotiate or re-negotiate...

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

Postby mushybrain » Fri May 04, 2012 5:54 pm

tjddk wrote:SO... I withdrew a MONTH ago after getting $0, and received confirmation of withdrawal.

And then today they sent me a scholarship for $20K/year. So for those of you that were passed over for scholarships (I didn't try to negotiate), this might be a great time to negotiate or re-negotiate...

I didn't withdraw officially but never deposited, and I got the same offer just now.

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

Postby rich_4 » Sun May 06, 2012 2:11 pm

drobe24 wrote:Seems like they're accepting the people they waitlisted for yield protection.

I'm assuming these students sent a LOCI and so USC felt comfortable offering them admission.



I definitely wasn't yield protected - LSAT < 170.

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

Postby Worker and Parasite » Mon May 07, 2012 10:46 pm

Did anyone read about the scholly requirements? (that you cannot hold a seat at another school?)

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

Postby padawanphil » Mon May 07, 2012 10:49 pm

Worker and Parasite wrote:Did anyone read about the scholly requirements? (that you cannot hold a seat at another school?)

Yeah. Was kind of surprised to see that. It doesn't preclude you from riding out waitlists at other schools does it?




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