South Carolina c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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

Postby iosborn12 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:39 pm

roneman90 wrote:
iosborn12 wrote:
BlueJeanBaby wrote:Was wondering if anyone knows how generous South Carolina is with scholarships?


I got instate tuition (2.95, 168) and tried to negotiate for more based on a roughly 3/4 scholarship at Alabama. No dice. Its too bad. I went to Clemson for undergrad and would like to live in South Carolina, but USC jr. is just to much $ for the risk.



Ahh theres taters in the thread. Haha I kid.

I am not sure if you posted this above, but when did you apply/get admitted?


Applied early November, heard back a few weeks later. Not a long turnaround.

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

Postby iosborn12 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:48 pm

Scotusnerd wrote:I was wondering that too.

Here's what I understand about their scholarships from the letter they sent me:

They hand out out of state/instate scholarships with letters of admittance. I'm guessing they do this based on grades, quality of application or possibly a first-come, first-serve basis.

I was informed that they would determine merit scholarships in early march, after most applications had been received. The Committee on Admissions determines this, which I understand is professors and administrators.

Incidently, they have an admitted student day on March 24th.


I emailed the dean trying to negotiate the scholarship. Basically what he told me is that there isn't any room to increase it at this time, and that they dont increase the aid until after deposits are paid. Now that may be directed towards me personally, but I definitely got the feeling that they aren't giving out money after the admission letter.

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

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

Postby dolfan0516 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:59 pm

C-C-C-OMBO BREAKER

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

Postby bmlinds » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:01 pm

dolfan0516 wrote:C-C-C-OMBO BREAKER



N!!!!!!!!!!

thanks

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

Postby auburnbelle89 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:35 pm

iosborn12 wrote:
Scotusnerd wrote:I was wondering that too.

Here's what I understand about their scholarships from the letter they sent me:

They hand out out of state/instate scholarships with letters of admittance. I'm guessing they do this based on grades, quality of application or possibly a first-come, first-serve basis.

I was informed that they would determine merit scholarships in early march, after most applications had been received. The Committee on Admissions determines this, which I understand is professors and administrators.

Incidently, they have an admitted student day on March 24th.


I emailed the dean trying to negotiate the scholarship. Basically what he told me is that there isn't any room to increase it at this time, and that they dont increase the aid until after deposits are paid. Now that may be directed towards me personally, but I definitely got the feeling that they aren't giving out money after the admission letter.


I actually visited the school recently and they said that a large part of their scholarships would not go out until March or so. This kind of surprised me, so I asked just to make sure this wasn't the loan packages. They clarified that no, more scholarships go out in March once they have a better idea of the makeup of their class.

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

Postby roneman90 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:54 pm

dolfan0516 wrote:C-C-C-OMBO BREAKER


This made my night.

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

Postby Scotusnerd » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:57 pm

dolfan0516 wrote:C-C-C-OMBO BREAKER


This made my day.

I've applied to Charleston Law school as well, just to get some leverage and just in case something happens. I emailed them and got a fee waiver without having to even give a reason.

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

Postby bmili » Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:02 pm

Scotus,
Just my two cents but I don't think USC cares about what money you get from Charleston. I would think Wake, UGA, GSU, Florida, etc would be far better options for leverage.

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

Postby iosborn12 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:08 pm

auburnbelle89 wrote:
iosborn12 wrote:
Scotusnerd wrote:I was wondering that too.

Here's what I understand about their scholarships from the letter they sent me:

They hand out out of state/instate scholarships with letters of admittance. I'm guessing they do this based on grades, quality of application or possibly a first-come, first-serve basis.

I was informed that they would determine merit scholarships in early march, after most applications had been received. The Committee on Admissions determines this, which I understand is professors and administrators.

Incidently, they have an admitted student day on March 24th.


I emailed the dean trying to negotiate the scholarship. Basically what he told me is that there isn't any room to increase it at this time, and that they dont increase the aid until after deposits are paid. Now that may be directed towards me personally, but I definitely got the feeling that they aren't giving out money after the admission letter.


I actually visited the school recently and they said that a large part of their scholarships would not go out until March or so. This kind of surprised me, so I asked just to make sure this wasn't the loan packages. They clarified that no, more scholarships go out in March once they have a better idea of the makeup of their class.


Interesting. I guess maybe it is just me, and that I am definitely not geting a merit scholarship. I even brought up other admissions and scholarship offers that would make COA significantly cheaper (Bama and UGA), and he said he inderstands that it puts them at a disadvantage for me, but there isn't anything they can do now. He said the most they give out after the deposit deadline was $2000 in the past, but I could contact them in March to see what the picture is like then.

Again, it could just be my situation that I am definitely not going to get anything more, but I got the feeling from the emails that the initial offers weren't going to be increased.

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

Postby RaiderBlue17 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:08 pm

They mailed my decision out today according to status checker... wish it would be emailed. Any tips from those accepted?

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

Postby rwhyAn » Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:31 pm

RaiderBlue17 wrote:They mailed my decision out today according to status checker... wish it would be emailed. Any tips from those accepted?


Sit back and wait.

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

Postby roneman90 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:39 pm

RaiderBlue17 wrote:They mailed my decision out today according to status checker... wish it would be emailed. Any tips from those accepted?


Must be nice. I have been sitting at Ready For Review since 12/2.

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

Postby RaiderBlue17 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:23 pm

I sent my application in around Mid January. So I'm pleasantly surprised. I guess what I was asking is if anybody who has been admitted knows of some tips I.E. if seat deposits are listed/not listed on the status checker etc.

I don't think I'll make it into SC, but you never know anymore

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

Postby roneman90 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:27 pm

RaiderBlue17 wrote:I sent my application in around Mid January. So I'm pleasantly surprised. I guess what I was asking is if anybody who has been admitted knows of some tips I.E. if seat deposits are listed/not listed on the status checker etc.

I don't think I'll make it into SC, but you never know anymore


What were your numbers if you don't mind me asking?

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

Postby RaiderBlue17 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:40 pm

159 and 3.7 GPA.

I've made it into Washington & Lee, but who knows what every school is looking for....

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

Postby icecold3000 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:49 pm

RaiderBlue17 wrote:I sent my application in around Mid January. So I'm pleasantly surprised. I guess what I was asking is if anybody who has been admitted knows of some tips I.E. if seat deposits are listed/not listed on the status checker etc.

I don't think I'll make it into SC, but you never know anymore


No, the status checker didn't tip it off in any way. But with such a quick turnaround, I would put my money on you being accepted.

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

Postby Konner » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:05 am

RaiderBlue17 wrote:159 and 3.7 GPA.

I've made it into Washington & Lee, but who knows what every school is looking for....


That's a fair statement. I have a surprising number of friends applying for this cycle, including an ex (3.75, 173) who informed me last week that she was DINGED by W&L. I was shocked. She's also applying to South Carolina (application complete: 1/10) and hasn't heard anything. Guess you never know....

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

Postby Scotusnerd » Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:04 am

Not to be too picky, but if your ex is getting dinged from W & L, there might be other problems with their application.

Seems like the schools have an odd set of standards this semeseter, and are less willing to negotiate.

That's fine by me.

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

Postby Konner » Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:21 pm

Scotusnerd wrote:Not to be too picky, but if your ex is getting dinged from W & L, there might be other problems with their application.

Seems like the schools have an odd set of standards this semeseter, and are less willing to negotiate.

That's fine by me.


Not picky at all. She only applied for leverage potential. Admission seemed a foregone conclusion, so we talked freely about how much $$$$ they'd offer. Imagine the surprise when she was denied. Her PS and ethics essay were solid, though her Yankee was showing, if you get my meaning. Word around the campfire suggests W&L is a school for "Old Southern Money." News to me, but perhaps that explains it.




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