University of San Diego 2015

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onedavetoomany
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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby onedavetoomany » Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:20 am

Withdrew today. Best of luck to all of you still waiting.

cobsss
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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby cobsss » Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:52 pm

Anyone have any idea how to contest the scholarship offers. USD is absolutely ridiculous giving me a 1 year 18K scholarship when I have top 30s giving me 21K/yr renewable with OK stips. What should I include in my petition (aside from the other offers I've received) thank you.

shredsomenar
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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby shredsomenar » Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:03 pm

@cobsss .... Don't waste your time and go to top 30?

darkatillam2
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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby darkatillam2 » Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:03 am

shredsomenar wrote:@cobsss .... Don't waste your time and go to top 30?



cosign.

aroth001
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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby aroth001 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:10 pm

Anyone going to the reception on Thursday the 19th? :)

can this be over?
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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby can this be over? » Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:56 pm

cobsss wrote:Anyone have any idea how to contest the scholarship offers. USD is absolutely ridiculous giving me a 1 year 18K scholarship when I have top 30s giving me 21K/yr renewable with OK stips. What should I include in my petition (aside from the other offers I've received) thank you.


I just sent the admissions office an email saying how cost was a major factor in my final decision and if there was any way to make the cost of attendance lower....and i attached copies of my other offers from higher ranked schools...they got back to me in a few days with a new offer

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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby darkatillam2 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:06 pm

can this be over? wrote:
cobsss wrote:Anyone have any idea how to contest the scholarship offers. USD is absolutely ridiculous giving me a 1 year 18K scholarship when I have top 30s giving me 21K/yr renewable with OK stips. What should I include in my petition (aside from the other offers I've received) thank you.


I just sent the admissions office an email saying how cost was a major factor in my final decision and if there was any way to make the cost of attendance lower....and i attached copies of my other offers from higher ranked schools...they got back to me in a few days with a new offer




I did this with lower ranked schools that gave me good offers (I was hoping to pull at least some money from USD) and USD said sorry, have fun with sticker price :(

coralpur
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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby coralpur » Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:29 am

sent application in december, file complete 3/28, no decision rendered yet, well above their medians. should i worry? should i call?

Geekolover
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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby Geekolover » Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:10 pm

My app has been complete since 11/23. No movement from them at all... and it's the last school I'm waiting on! So don't be worried if you just went complete in March.

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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby UnderrateOverachieve » Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:45 am

If you have been admitted to USD and are highly considering going, I made a facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/406094859420564/


https://www.facebook.com/groups/406094859420564/

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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby aroth001 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:58 pm

UnderrateOverachieve wrote:If you have been admitted to USD and are highly considering going, I made a facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/406094859420564/


https://www.facebook.com/groups/406094859420564/



I just added you on FB, no one else has joined the group yet! lol

UnderrateOverachieve
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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby UnderrateOverachieve » Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:31 pm

lol i made it last night at like 10pm PST

Geekolover
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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby Geekolover » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:14 pm

Waitlisted today after being complete since 11/23

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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby tdolsen19 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:03 pm

Geekolover wrote:Waitlisted today after being complete since 11/23


Wow I thought mine was a long wait. I went complete 1/26, got the waitlist email this afternoon.

UnderrateOverachieve
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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby UnderrateOverachieve » Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:07 pm

tdolsen19 wrote:
Geekolover wrote:Waitlisted today after being complete since 11/23


Wow I thought mine was a long wait. I went complete 1/26, got the waitlist email this afternoon.


stats ?

rdruc
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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby rdruc » Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:29 pm

Yea don't even worry, I was waitlisted today after being complete since 10/12! Hopefully they have a lot of spots open up for the waitlist, USD is my top choice!

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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby darkatillam2 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:35 am

Anyone go to the ASW today? If so, what did you think?

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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby legalsinger » Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:09 pm

I did! The campus is GORGEOUS and the students and faculty are super nice and actually seem quite happy, which seemed a little unusual from other schools. Financial aid was very helpful and blunt, and said that as of right now, they had no additional scholarship money to divvy among students. Bummer! Although I could see myself being happy and doing well at USD, the cost w/o scholarships just seems like an unwise business-mined investment decision. That said, if I even had a scholarship of 18k/yr like many of you do, I would absolutely attend because I loved the atmosphere. The head of financial aid actually said they extend more offers of scholarship $ than the amount of $ they actually have, because they know many people will go other places. More $ MAY become available down the road and there ARE other opportunities as a 2L & 3L, but that's the status right now, until they receive or don't receive second deposits. I'll be attending law school out of state, but hope to practice in the area someday. Hope that helps if any of you were wondering about that!

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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby darkatillam2 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:57 pm

legalsinger wrote:I did! The campus is GORGEOUS and the students and faculty are super nice and actually seem quite happy, which seemed a little unusual from other schools. Financial aid was very helpful and blunt, and said that as of right now, they had no additional scholarship money to divvy among students. Bummer! Although I could see myself being happy and doing well at USD, the cost w/o scholarships just seems like an unwise business-mined investment decision. That said, if I even had a scholarship of 18k/yr like many of you do, I would absolutely attend because I loved the atmosphere. The head of financial aid actually said they extend more offers of scholarship $ than the amount of $ they actually have, because they know many people will go other places. More $ MAY become available down the road and there ARE other opportunities as a 2L & 3L, but that's the status right now, until they receive or don't receive second deposits. I'll be attending law school out of state, but hope to practice in the area someday. Hope that helps if any of you were wondering about that!



I was really pissed on how the head financial aid guy talked about how they only give money to the good LSAC indexed candidates, and that it was such a good indicator of who will do well... Here I am looking at sticker price basically being told I have less of a chance at doing well than the girl next to me who got a full ride. Other than that, the school was nice. Still tho, it left a bitter taste in my mouth.

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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby splitsplat » Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:03 pm

darkatillam2 wrote:I was really pissed on how the head financial aid guy talked about how they only give money to the good LSAC indexed candidates, and that it was such a good indicator of who will do well... Here I am looking at sticker price basically being told I have less of a chance at doing well than the girl next to me who got a full ride. Other than that, the school was nice. Still tho, it left a bitter taste in my mouth.


Why would that piss you off? All schools give merit scholarships based on the index created from GPA/LSAT numbers. It's also been documented year after year that higher LSAT generally means a better chance of doing well in 1L year.

see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7_xHsce57c

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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby bulldoglaw » Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:57 pm

Complete since 11/21. Still not a word.

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legalsinger
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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby legalsinger » Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:25 pm

darkatillam2 wrote:
legalsinger wrote:I did! The campus is GORGEOUS and the students and faculty are super nice and actually seem quite happy, which seemed a little unusual from other schools. Financial aid was very helpful and blunt, and said that as of right now, they had no additional scholarship money to divvy among students. Bummer! Although I could see myself being happy and doing well at USD, the cost w/o scholarships just seems like an unwise business-mined investment decision. That said, if I even had a scholarship of 18k/yr like many of you do, I would absolutely attend because I loved the atmosphere. The head of financial aid actually said they extend more offers of scholarship $ than the amount of $ they actually have, because they know many people will go other places. More $ MAY become available down the road and there ARE other opportunities as a 2L & 3L, but that's the status right now, until they receive or don't receive second deposits. I'll be attending law school out of state, but hope to practice in the area someday. Hope that helps if any of you were wondering about that!



I was really pissed on how the head financial aid guy talked about how they only give money to the good LSAC indexed candidates, and that it was such a good indicator of who will do well... Here I am looking at sticker price basically being told I have less of a chance at doing well than the girl next to me who got a full ride. Other than that, the school was nice. Still tho, it left a bitter taste in my mouth.


He was very blunt, but I appreciated their honesty. Was just offered $7500. That would cover rent for about 8 months, haha. Oh well.

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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby quiksilver21af » Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:28 pm

waitlisted today already committed to another school but it would have been considered if accepted

UnderrateOverachieve
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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby UnderrateOverachieve » Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:35 pm

https://www.facebook.com/groups/406094859420564/

Shameless plug, if you are going to USD join the group :)

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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby bajafresk » Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:36 pm

got an email today and have been placed on the waitlist

still waiting to hear back from a few schools. but as of right now i'm going to miami. if i got in off the waitlist do you think san diego would be a wise choice? gonna read through this whole thread now..




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