Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby bessmarvin89 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:00 pm

Blumpbeef wrote:
lrslayer wrote:Finished my biz at the superior court early and now im waiting for the twelve o'clock tour
@bess, the reason why I'm not in SF anymore is because of living expenses. You can get a crappy room half an hour by bus away for around $600 in the sunset or near Ingelside. Living downtown is a nightmare though. You can get lucky and find something for around $700 or $800, but a nice place is $1200+. $1500-$1700 for a studio is reasonably common.


Why is living in downtown a nightmare? Is it just the money or the possibility of getting mugged? lol What about the school towers? Are those ok places to live in?

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby lrslayer » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:05 pm

bessmarvin89 wrote:
Blumpbeef wrote:
lrslayer wrote:Finished my biz at the superior court early and now im waiting for the twelve o'clock tour
@bess, the reason why I'm not in SF anymore is because of living expenses. You can get a crappy room half an hour by bus away for around $600 in the sunset or near Ingelside. Living downtown is a nightmare though. You can get lucky and find something for around $700 or $800, but a nice place is $1200+. $1500-$1700 for a studio is reasonably common.


Why is living in downtown a nightmare? Is it just the money or the possibility of getting mugged? lol What about the school towers? Are those ok places to live in?

holy quote fail batman. i did not say any of the bolded.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby Blumpbeef » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:31 pm

I just meant that it is a nightmare in terms of actually finding a decent place and then having to pay for it.


I don't think you will get mugged. You might feel like you're going to get mugged in the Tenderloin, but I don't think it is actually unsafe.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby ilovesf » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:34 pm

to people with security concerns: don't walk home, take the free shuttle that leaves every half hour after 5pm. It goes within 1 mile of the school (there is a map that the security guard has to show the boundaries). It goes within a block of my house. I take it home almost every day.. it also saves me $2 worth of bus money. I don't really understand why more people don't take it, it's so convenient.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby Blumpbeef » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:38 pm

You can also get an unlimited BART/Muni (bus/underground) pass for around $70 a month. Instead of $2 per trip, it makes sense for anyone who uses public transport on a daily basis.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby naw » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:43 am

Blumpbeef wrote:I don't think you will get mugged. You might feel like you're going to get mugged in the Tenderloin, but I don't think it is actually unsafe.

Not mugged, but goddamn everyone will try to sell you some "trees"

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby brooke.of.berk » Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:57 pm

Anybody know how long it normally takes to hear from Hastings? I've only been complete since 1/12, so I imagine it could take a while, but I know some people who applied in late December/early January have already heard back.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby PoliticalJunkie73 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:24 pm

brooke.of.berk wrote:Anybody know how long it normally takes to hear from Hastings? I've only been complete since 1/12, so I imagine it could take a while, but I know some people who applied in late December/early January have already heard back.


I have been complete since early December and have heard nothing from them. I think it varies.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby JDProspect » Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:17 pm

In just now via phone call!

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby sdphill » Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:32 pm

JDProspect wrote:In just now via phone call!


Complete Date?

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby JDProspect » Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:34 pm

sdphill wrote:
JDProspect wrote:In just now via phone call!


Complete Date?


Submitted in November, but waited for December LSAT. Complete 1/6. Decision 2/9. Also, got in to the LEOP program

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby odetojefferson » Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:51 am

brooke.of.berk wrote:Anybody know how long it normally takes to hear from Hastings? I've only been complete since 1/12, so I imagine it could take a while, but I know some people who applied in late December/early January have already heard back.


At one of the info sessions I asked and he said they essentially look at your index score (LSAT + GPA) and tend to give out decisions based upon that in cycles. I went complete 1/6 and was admitted in about 2 weeks.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby onefatbovine » Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:26 pm

In via phone call just now!

Yay, I'm excited! Now I can walk to school...

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby aliceydu » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:33 pm

Got my phone call around 2 PM today. Submitted my application a week or so before Thanksgiving, and sent in my updated GPA in January (because it was higher than before).

So for scholarships... I have to apply separately? Or do they just come with? I've never applied for scholarships/aids before, so I have no idea what to do. And does Hastings have a webpage where I can log in and read around?

Oh yeah, I'm still waiting on Davis.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby arlandria831 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:15 pm

in! 163, 3.9. URM. Applied late Nov - took the Dec LSAT.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby odetojefferson » Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:37 am

aliceydu wrote:Got my phone call around 2 PM today. Submitted my application a week or so before Thanksgiving, and sent in my updated GPA in January (because it was higher than before).

So for scholarships... I have to apply separately? Or do they just come with? I've never applied for scholarships/aids before, so I have no idea what to do. And does Hastings have a webpage where I can log in and read around?

Oh yeah, I'm still waiting on Davis.


Congrats!

You'll get info for their admitted students site in a few days in the mail. There's not that much info on it though, IMO.

They don't award any aid (merit or need-based) until you submit your FAFSA and their supplement --LinkRemoved--. The deadline is March 1st.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby aliceydu » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:43 pm

odetojefferson wrote:
aliceydu wrote:Got my phone call around 2 PM today. Submitted my application a week or so before Thanksgiving, and sent in my updated GPA in January (because it was higher than before).

So for scholarships... I have to apply separately? Or do they just come with? I've never applied for scholarships/aids before, so I have no idea what to do. And does Hastings have a webpage where I can log in and read around?

Oh yeah, I'm still waiting on Davis.


Congrats!

You'll get info for their admitted students site in a few days in the mail. There's not that much info on it though, IMO.

They don't award any aid (merit or need-based) until you submit your FAFSA and their supplement --LinkRemoved--. The deadline is March 1st.


Thanks for the link! I didn't even apply for FAFSA in high school because I didn't think I could quality. I want to try it now, though. How likely is it that I'll get some aid even though my parents both have good-paying jobs?

And what about scholarships? That's not FAFSA right?

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby odetojefferson » Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:59 am

aliceydu wrote:
Thanks for the link! I didn't even apply for FAFSA in high school because I didn't think I could quality. I want to try it now, though. How likely is it that I'll get some aid even though my parents both have good-paying jobs?

And what about scholarships? That's not FAFSA right?


I'm in the same boat as you. The great thing about Hastings is they only consider need-based aid based upon the data for you. Even if you fill in the FAFSA for your parents, they just ignore that part and only consider you.

Hastings has a reputation for mainly giving out need-based aid, but at one of the info sessions the dean said they were increasing merit-based aid this year. However, they will not award any of this until you fill out financial aid information. I believe if you get everything filled out by the deadline you will learn of your scholarships/need-based aid at the same time.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby aliceydu » Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:36 pm

odetojefferson wrote:
aliceydu wrote:
Thanks for the link! I didn't even apply for FAFSA in high school because I didn't think I could quality. I want to try it now, though. How likely is it that I'll get some aid even though my parents both have good-paying jobs?

And what about scholarships? That's not FAFSA right?


I'm in the same boat as you. The great thing about Hastings is they only consider need-based aid based upon the data for you. Even if you fill in the FAFSA for your parents, they just ignore that part and only consider you.

Hastings has a reputation for mainly giving out need-based aid, but at one of the info sessions the dean said they were increasing merit-based aid this year. However, they will not award any of this until you fill out financial aid information. I believe if you get everything filled out by the deadline you will learn of your scholarships/need-based aid at the same time.


I filled out FAFSA just now. I didn't put my parents' information, so hopefully what you said is true! Do scholarships usually come with my acceptance package? What if I didn't get anything? Can I apply somehow?

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby odetojefferson » Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:24 am

aliceydu wrote:
I filled out FAFSA just now. I didn't put my parents' information, so hopefully what you said is true! Do scholarships usually come with my acceptance package? What if I didn't get anything? Can I apply somehow?


If you check LSN only one person who was ED has received a scholarship. I mentioned above that it comes with your financial aid package in general.

All the information I am telling you is directly from the dean at an info session on campus MLK weekend.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby splitbrain » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:50 pm

Complete since November...hoping I hear back soon since that deadline is approaching :|

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby Observant_Poster » Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:07 pm

Do we mail in the Supplement prior to being accepted? If so, do we just mail it to the Financial Aid Office. Thanks in advanced.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby splitbrain » Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:23 pm

Haha curse my timing.

Dinged today via e-mail.

Yay splitter cycles :roll:

GL all

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby surfSD » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:46 pm

Accepted via voicemail woooo!! Went complete mid-Nov. 166/3.2

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby aliceydu » Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:49 am

surfSD wrote:Accepted via voicemail woooo!! Went complete mid-Nov. 166/3.2


Yay! Congrats :)




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