Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby gokickrocks » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:39 pm

SplitLife wrote:
Dash41 wrote:
SplitLife wrote:Gokickrocks,

What does it mean to stack sections?


They put all the scholarship kids in the same section so they compete with each other for grades. Essentially, it ensures for the school that some of the kids will lose their scholarship. At least this is what I heard what stacking sections is.


Assuming what you're saying is correct, if one does not receive a scholarship, and gets placed in a section with non-scholarship kids who are probably less likely to work as hard, and probably have lower LSAT scores and GPAs coming in...it would be relatively safe to assume that one would have an easier time earning top grades, perhaps?


Not necessarily, McG likes to give scholarships based on how well you do academically. I know of quite a few people who went here without a scholarship and they're in each of the three sections of our first year class.

As for the other question, yes you can negotiate your scholarship. I know of quite a few people who were able to (including myself).

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby zanzbar » Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:27 pm

Application received 1/30. Decision Rendered 2/6. How long did it typically take to receive the packet? (I am in West Texas so I imagine it will be the end of the week.)

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby SplitLife » Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:00 pm

h2oplyer7 wrote:Went to Scholar's Day last week. I very enjoyed meeting the faculty. I am not so keen on the location or the facilities, but I did pay the first seat deposit since the school will be free for me.


What specifically about the location and the facilities concerns you? I am very concerned about these things too, but I have not attended Scholars day yet and am simply going off of what seems to be a consensus regarding McG.

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby JDndMSW » Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:38 am

SplitLife wrote:
h2oplyer7 wrote:Went to Scholar's Day last week. I very enjoyed meeting the faculty. I am not so keen on the location or the facilities, but I did pay the first seat deposit since the school will be free for me.


What specifically about the location and the facilities concerns you? I am very concerned about these things too, but I have not attended Scholars day yet and am simply going off of what seems to be a consensus regarding McG.


When I visited everything seemed nice and new to me. I guess it just seems small because its a stand alone school. The quad was nice and with all the warm weather there (I was wearing shorts and sweating in October this year) looks like it would be a nice place to study.

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby matth213 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:58 am

JDndMSW wrote:
SplitLife wrote:
h2oplyer7 wrote:Went to Scholar's Day last week. I very enjoyed meeting the faculty. I am not so keen on the location or the facilities, but I did pay the first seat deposit since the school will be free for me.


What specifically about the location and the facilities concerns you? I am very concerned about these things too, but I have not attended Scholars day yet and am simply going off of what seems to be a consensus regarding McG.


When I visited everything seemed nice and new to me. I guess it just seems small because its a stand alone school. The quad was nice and with all the warm weather there (I was wearing shorts and sweating in October this year) looks like it would be a nice place to study.


From what I saw on admitted students day, all the buildings either seemed new or newly renovated. The library and quad do seem like good study areas. The neighborhood isn't the best, but it isn't the worst. It seemed better than the Tenderloin in SF if you've been there (for comparisons sake), and Sacto is a compact enough city that you can live in another neighborhood and still get to school with relative ease. Having said that, it seemed like the dorms on campus were safe, albeit a little pricey compared to some rentals in the area and surrounding neighborhoods.

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby SplitLife » Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:06 am

From what I saw on admitted students day, all the buildings either seemed new or newly renovated. The library and quad do seem like good study areas. The neighborhood isn't the best, but it isn't the worst. It seemed better than the Tenderloin in SF if you've been there (for comparisons sake), and Sacto is a compact enough city that you can live in another neighborhood and still get to school with relative ease. Having said that, it seemed like the dorms on campus were safe, albeit a little pricey compared to some rentals in the area and surrounding neighborhoods.[/quote]

Nice, that's good to hear. From what you've seen so far, do you think someone living on campus would need a car?

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby matth213 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:33 am

SplitLife wrote:Nice, that's good to hear. From what you've seen so far, do you think someone living on campus would need a car?


The dorms are across the street from the campus, and I think there is a farmer's market at a local park on the weekends for fresh veggies and whatnot, but not sure. I'm guessing there is a super market in the area as well. Maybe a current student would know more on that. When talking to students who lived at the dorms and wanted to go out on a weekend, they carpooled, so not having a car wasn't a huge issue. As for a car beyond those examples, that would probably depend more on your lifestyle.

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby LAWLADI2011 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:17 pm

matth213 wrote:
SplitLife wrote:Nice, that's good to hear. From what you've seen so far, do you think someone living on campus would need a car?


The dorms are across the street from the campus, and I think there is a farmer's market at a local park on the weekends for fresh veggies and whatnot, but not sure. I'm guessing there is a super market in the area as well. Maybe a current student would know more on that. When talking to students who lived at the dorms and wanted to go out on a weekend, they carpooled, so not having a car wasn't a huge issue. As for a car beyond those examples, that would probably depend more on your lifestyle.



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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby Weez » Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:25 pm

My app finally went "Decision Rendered." Does anyone know why they don't just send you a decision e-mail as opposed to dragging the process out even further by making you wait for regular mail?

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby LAWLADI2011 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:54 pm

Weez wrote:My app finally went "Decision Rendered." Does anyone know why they don't just send you a decision e-mail as opposed to dragging the process out even further by making you wait for regular mail?



I received an email. You should contact admissions.

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby der_saeufer » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:55 pm

LAWLADI2011 wrote:
Weez wrote:My app finally went "Decision Rendered." Does anyone know why they don't just send you a decision e-mail as opposed to dragging the process out even further by making you wait for regular mail?



I received an email. You should contact admissions.


I didn't receive an e-mail; my status checker showed it updated the day they mailed my packet. The "decision rendered" online with a paper decision is hardly rare, though.

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby Weez » Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:53 pm

No longer an issue, "in" with $20k!

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby kokorozukai » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:46 pm

Weez wrote:No longer an issue, "in" with $20k!


You got your decision in one day? Are you in Cali? Stats?

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby kakaa001 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:39 pm

I submitted my application Wednesday, and yesterday (Friday), my status checker said "Decision Rendered." TWO days? That's mighty quick. Hope its a good sign!

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby Weez » Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:49 pm

kokorozukai wrote:
Weez wrote:No longer an issue, "in" with $20k!


You got your decision in one day? Are you in Cali? Stats?


It may have been two days, I'm not sure exactly when it went DR. I'm in Sacramento so I expected a quick turnaround. 3.4 / 159

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby kokorozukai » Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:38 pm

kakaa001 wrote:I submitted my application Wednesday, and yesterday (Friday), my status checker said "Decision Rendered." TWO days? That's mighty quick. Hope its a good sign!


Same here. Applied Wednesday and decision mailed on Friday. I was thinking the same thing...

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby LWOP » Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:47 pm

denied for nights.... Jesus. Guess I should start gathering boxes, I will be moving afterall...

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby kokorozukai » Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:02 pm

LWOP wrote:denied for nights.... Jesus. Guess I should start gathering boxes, I will be moving afterall...


huh?

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby tolson1 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:31 pm

Guys I have a question for you. I will most likely be visiting the weekend of April 20th. The school appeals to me but as it currently stands, I'm getting significantly more money from Indianapolis (35k yearly, generous stipulation). I currently am being given 18k from McGeorge - should I contact them right now to inquire about a larger scholarship, or should I wait until my visit?

The reason why I am contemplating is because I do not want it to be "too" late when I visit in April, as I know the majority of scholarships will have probably been given out.

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby gokickrocks » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:40 am

SplitLife wrote:From what I saw on admitted students day, all the buildings either seemed new or newly renovated. The library and quad do seem like good study areas. The neighborhood isn't the best, but it isn't the worst. It seemed better than the Tenderloin in SF if you've been there (for comparisons sake), and Sacto is a compact enough city that you can live in another neighborhood and still get to school with relative ease. Having said that, it seemed like the dorms on campus were safe, albeit a little pricey compared to some rentals in the area and surrounding neighborhoods.


Nice, that's good to hear. From what you've seen so far, do you think someone living on campus would need a car?[/quote]

Get a car or make a friend who has a car. Closest supermarkets are about 2 miles away. Unless you want bread, then the Sara Lee factory is walking distance.

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby matth213 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:08 pm

gokickrocks wrote:Get a car or make a friend who has a car. Closest supermarkets are about 2 miles away. Unless you want bread, then the Sara Lee factory is walking distance.


Good to know. Well if I end up going to McG I plan to live in or near midtown anyways.

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby Sherlock1708 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:05 pm

Does anyone know how long it takes for the decision packet to arrive on the East Coast? Mine was apparently mailed on Friday. Thanks!

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby kokorozukai » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:38 am

Just got my packet today. In with 15k per year + free books. 156/3.92

Will be attending legal scholars day. Travel expenses are paid for, which is very nice. Pretty excited!

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby SplitLife » Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:10 am

kokorozukai wrote:Just got my packet today. In with 15k per year + free books. 156/3.92

Will be attending legal scholars day. Travel expenses are paid for, which is very nice. Pretty excited!


Where will you be visiting from?

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby Weez » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:23 pm

Which day are you going? I think I'm going to go on the March 9th day.




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