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

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

Postby atcushman » Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:25 pm

I just finally went in review today 12/21...Kinda exciting but how long were u guys in review before a decision was rendered.

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

Postby msu1077 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:20 am

RaleighStClair wrote:Decision rendered here as well. Is there a specific reason why you think these are rejections?? No seat deposit numbers doesn't necessarily mean anything...good luck everyone!


You're right...I found this from last year's thread:

MrMisiu wrote:
Flett wrote:
I just checked my status checker again out of curiosity. I was accepted almost two weeks ago and my status checker still says "Decision Rendered" today. At the top it says, "A letter has been sent to the present address indicated on your application." You will either get lucky and get a phone call (rare according to this thread) or you'll just have to wait for the letter (like I did). Good luck!


So under the mailings section it didn't say 'decision letter sent' or anything like that at first?
Also, older cycles say that deposits appeared as soon as it went DR, was that the case for you or anyone who has gone DR?


Yes, I do have a "Decision Letter" and a date under mailings, showed up around the same time as the status went to "Decision Rendered" and the note at the top of the screen was added.

Under deposits everything is still blank. No dates, no amounts, no anything except the titles of the columns.
"Date Due Amt. Due Amt. Paid Date Paid" <--- That's all.

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

Postby msu1077 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:46 pm

So, my "decision letter" has been sent as of today. Is it just me, or does anyone else not really like the sound of "decision letter"... :?

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

Postby Beachbum89 » Sat Dec 24, 2011 5:32 pm

Got my acceptance letter today with a 30k scholarship and first year books (top 1/3 of class stipulation). There was a very nice hand written note from the dean of admissions about my file and what I wrote about in my personal statement.

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

Postby msu1077 » Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:06 pm

Beachbum89 wrote:Got my acceptance letter today with a 30k scholarship and first year books (top 1/3 of class stipulation). There was a very nice hand written note from the dean of admissions about my file and what I wrote about in my personal statement.

Congrats! And Happy Holidays!

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

Postby TitoLeibowitz98 » Sun Dec 25, 2011 4:21 am

Early Christmas present, yesterday's mail included a fat packet from McGeorge, which contained an acceptance letter, a $30,000 'public service' scholarship, $1,818 for 1L books, and hand-written notes from both the dean and director of admissions. :o

All things considered, McGeorge is my first choice for law school. I just paid my $500 deposit and am looking forward to meeting all of you who will be joining me in Pacific's JD class of 2015! :D :D :D

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

Postby h2oplyer7 » Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:59 pm

Yeah I was wrong about the decision letter. I got accepted with a scholarship and books. Sorry for whining. Merry Christmas!

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

Postby JDndMSW » Mon Dec 26, 2011 5:08 pm

Congrats everyone! I visited the school last week and obviously there was no one there really but I did like it. I am definitely applying and hoping that with a few more LSAT points I can get somewhere close to a full ride :D.

Also I did not find the area to be very sketchy at all, maybe that is because I am from around the area though... I get more nervous walking around the scuzzy parts of downtown Sac then there!

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

Postby msu1077 » Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:16 pm

Congratulations to everyone getting acceptances and scholarships! I have to admit, I'm awfully excited to get my packet since it sounds like this was a round of acceptances just sent out! Las Vegas mail is just ridiculous...mail takes longer to get here from California than it does to go to the East Coast :roll:

ETA: Accepted with $5000/year Barrister's Scholarship Award :D

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

Postby RaleighStClair » Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:26 pm

Hey all, looks like this was a good round of mailings for everyone! Just got my packet in the mail today with a 20k / year scholarship (not sure about stipulations yet), free 1L books, and what is apparently a free roundtrip ticket to visit in March for ASD. Still waiting to hear back from a bunch of schools, but this one looks pretty attractive.

Good luck to those still waiting!

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

Postby msu1077 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:09 pm

RaleighStClair wrote:Hey all, looks like this was a good round of mailings for everyone! Just got my packet in the mail today with a 20k / year scholarship (not sure about stipulations yet), free 1L books, and what is apparently a free roundtrip ticket to visit in March for ASD. Still waiting to hear back from a bunch of schools, but this one looks pretty attractive.

Good luck to those still waiting!


Congrats Raleigh! That is quite the scholarship offer and nice gesture on brining you out for the ASD.

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

Postby sweetstuff1555 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:12 am

Received my packet from McGeorge as an early Christmas present on Christmas Eve with an offer of $25,000 a year, along with a book scholarship. I'm thrilled! This whole "law school" thing just became a lot more real!

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

Postby jcruz1 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:34 am

In via status checker the day before christmas. Just received my packet, with 18k/yr and free books.

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

Postby gokickrocks » Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:56 pm

Congrats kids! If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Still enjoying break before next semester starts on 1/9.

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

Postby RaleighStClair » Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:02 am

gokickrocks wrote:Congrats kids! If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Still enjoying break before next semester starts on 1/9.


Do you live in the student housing, or do you know people that do? Do you think it's better to go that route or try to get a house/apartment close to school?

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

Postby gokickrocks » Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:31 am

RaleighStClair wrote:
gokickrocks wrote:Congrats kids! If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Still enjoying break before next semester starts on 1/9.


Do you live in the student housing, or do you know people that do? Do you think it's better to go that route or try to get a house/apartment close to school?


Personally, I don't live on-campus but I know a whole bunch of people that do. I decided to come to McGeorge pretty late, so by then all the 2-person apartments were taken. I personally felt that paying $600-$800 for 1 room place was quite high. If I was able to get one of the 2 bedroom apartments and have a roommate, I would definitely live on-campus; I'm pretty much on-campus all day and living on-campus would be easier. If you're lucky, you can smell the fresh bread in the morning. Another reason why I don't live on-campus is because I pay $450 to rent a furnished room in Elk Grove (utilities included).

Depending on your budget, there are some solid off-campus options. I know quite a few people who live in Midtown/Downtown because of the need to be away from campus and closer to the bars. Midtown/downtown isn't too far from campus (5-10 minute drive) and costs more than living on-campus. McGeorge is located in Oak Park which isn't the best place in the world. During the daytime, it isn't too bad, but I've heard stories about stuff going on at night. Most of the people that I know who get a place close to campus get places that generally rent out to McGeorge students.

I know I mentioned that living on-campus would be more convenient, but if you're like me once you're done studying, you want nothing to do with the campus which is a plus of living in Elk Grove. My biggest negative of commuting = traffic; but I'm from the Bay Area so I'm used to it.

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

Postby skirkland » Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:11 pm

In with full scholarship and book stipend.

I will be withdrawing soon, it seems my heart is on the east coast with a few t30 schools that gave me pretty substantial scholarships. I hope that money goes back into the pot quickly for someone else!

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

Postby acmass » Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:30 am

gokickrocks wrote:
RaleighStClair wrote:
gokickrocks wrote:Congrats kids! If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Still enjoying break before next semester starts on 1/9.


Do you live in the student housing, or do you know people that do? Do you think it's better to go that route or try to get a house/apartment close to school?


Personally, I don't live on-campus but I know a whole bunch of people that do. I decided to come to McGeorge pretty late, so by then all the 2-person apartments were taken. I personally felt that paying $600-$800 for 1 room place was quite high. If I was able to get one of the 2 bedroom apartments and have a roommate, I would definitely live on-campus; I'm pretty much on-campus all day and living on-campus would be easier. If you're lucky, you can smell the fresh bread in the morning. Another reason why I don't live on-campus is because I pay $450 to rent a furnished room in Elk Grove (utilities included).

Depending on your budget, there are some solid off-campus options. I know quite a few people who live in Midtown/Downtown because of the need to be away from campus and closer to the bars. Midtown/downtown isn't too far from campus (5-10 minute drive) and costs more than living on-campus. McGeorge is located in Oak Park which isn't the best place in the world. During the daytime, it isn't too bad, but I've heard stories about stuff going on at night. Most of the people that I know who get a place close to campus get places that generally rent out to McGeorge students.

I know I mentioned that living on-campus would be more convenient, but if you're like me once you're done studying, you want nothing to do with the campus which is a plus of living in Elk Grove. My biggest negative of commuting = traffic; but I'm from the Bay Area so I'm used to it.



J, when they start baking is my favorite part of being on campus late at night! (applicants, there is a Sara Lee bakery/factory right next to campus. It makes you want to eat carbs and bread ALL the time. It's torturous lol, but the bread is also really cheap if you buy it directly from them, which is really nice.)

Most of my friends live on campus and they like it because of convenience (they can roll out of bed right before class, can go back if they forget something, nap between classes, etc....), but it can definitely be pricier than living off campus. I have a friend who lives on-campus who pays $900/month, but I'm paying just around $450 per month.

I live off-campus. I live in La Riviera, which is about 10 minutes east of campus, south of Arden. Traffic isn't too bad for me because I get to campus really early. I'm one of those people who likes to just be done with campus when I leave. I like being able to go home and separate myself from everything, especially since I'm usually on campus for at least 14 hours a day (I get to campus 2 hours before class starts and I study on campus until late at night). My roommate is a first-year evening student and our apartment tends to be a school-free environment (except during exams).

I know several students who also live in the Curtis Park and Land Park neighborhoods, which are west of campus (other side of the freeway). But since those are mostly houses, they can be a little on the expensive side unless you manage to find a studio apartment somewhere.

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

Postby JDndMSW » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:18 am

Are you able to share a 1 bedroom with a non student (like a gf/bf) in the on campus apartments?

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

Postby acmass » Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:35 pm

JDndMSW wrote:Are you able to share a 1 bedroom with a non student (like a gf/bf) in the on campus apartments?


That's a really good question...that I don't have a good answer for. I know several students who have semi-sort-of-significant others who sleep over on the regular, but I don't know about officially having two people live in a 1 bedroom apartment (regardless of whether or not the second person is attending McG). There probably isn't enough closet space for two people (from what I've seen, or maybe everyone I know just has too much stuff), since the studios and 1 bedroom apartments are designed for one person.

I would recommend that you contact Nancy Whalen ( 916.739.7119 / nwhalen@pacific.edu ) from Housing Services. She's in charge of on-campus housing, so you'll get your best answer from her.

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

Postby atcushman » Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:05 pm

My status checker just changed to decision rendered !!!

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

Postby Pahlawan » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:51 pm

In review since 12/21. Hoping for the best. I'd like to hear before January is over.

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

Postby ashleyrenee » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:52 pm

Pahlawan wrote:In review since 12/21. Hoping for the best. I'd like to hear before January is over.


same here :)

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

Postby JDndMSW » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:20 pm

Just submitted!

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

Postby ashleyrenee » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:45 pm

Decision letter sent as of today..




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