Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

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skitlets
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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby skitlets » Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:05 am

I asked about Hastings' scholarships at one of the law fairs and mentioned a reputation of being a little stingy. The representative definitely understood where that reputation comes from.

I'm hoping for just 10-15k / year

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby aarias11 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:56 pm

Beachbum89 wrote:
aarias11 wrote:I got 11k merit aid and can get need based after fafsa


How are they notifying everyone of merit aid offers?

I haz email from hastings notify me

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby aarias11 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:57 pm

USMCMatt wrote:
onedavetoomany wrote:Anyone else planning to visit the campus soon?


Campus? LOL...more like a couple buildings in the Tenderloin. Don't go to Hastings 'cause of the "campus." You have to want the education. The Tenderloin (for those not familiar with SF) is pretty ghetto. I think Hastings has done an admirable job of trying to clean up the area, but they still have a walk-out security service, if that's any indication. Just sayin'...not trying to be discouraging.

San Francisco as a whole is a kick-ass city though....AMAZING food, good wine, etc.

Nothing tender about the tenderloin

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby moneybagsphd » Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:35 pm

Beachbum89 wrote:
aarias11 wrote:I got 11k merit aid and can get need based after fafsa


How are they notifying everyone of merit aid offers?

I love SF, but I won't even consider Hastings without a full-ride at this point... So far nothing. Why even accept me?

apollo2015
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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby apollo2015 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:45 pm

I don't think Hastings is in the business of doing full rides, bro.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby umstah » Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:08 pm

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby PizzaShrapnel » Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:19 pm

umstah wrote:To everyone on waitlist, I thought I'd share my application story: I'm currently a 1L at Hastings - I applied I think right before the deadline last year, with a 2.95sh gpa / 165. With my numbers along with when I applied I thought my chances were pretty slim, buuut lo and behold, in May I got an email asking if I was still interested, and then was accepted via phone call in earl-mid July. So don't give up hope! You never know.

Also, to people worrying about a correlation between college performance and law school, as someone who did pretty bad in college I can say I think it's overrated. I did well last semester, and never felt inferior to my classmates.

Hope it helps!


This gives me hope haha seeing that we almost have identical numbers.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby LockBox » Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:01 pm

umstah wrote:To everyone on waitlist, I thought I'd share my application story: I'm currently a 1L at Hastings - I applied I think right before the deadline last year, with a 2.95sh gpa / 165. With my numbers along with when I applied I thought my chances were pretty slim, buuut lo and behold, in May I got an email asking if I was still interested, and then was accepted via phone call in earl-mid July. So don't give up hope! You never know.

Also, to people worrying about a correlation between college performance and law school, as someone who did pretty bad in college I can say I think it's overrated. I did well last semester, and never felt inferior to my classmates.

Hope it helps!


Appreciate the sentiment. Hope for a similar result from the Waitlist

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby Hawking » Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:00 pm

Might be dumb but I had a question about the financial aid. Do I have to apply and fill out the FAFSA to be considered for a merit scholarship? Probably a noob question on this board, but I just wanted to verify. I was admitted about a month ago and it said they do merit scholarships on a rolling basis starting mid-Feb, but I got an email saying to be considered for any financial aid I have to fill out the Hastings fin aid form and FAFSA. Thanks!

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby wisconsin2dc » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:19 pm

Just called the financial aid office actually, you don't need to fill out fafsa for merit aid, everyone is considered for it, for need based aid you do need to fill out fafsa as well as a uc hastings supplement. The person I talked to said that they were still making decisions about merit awards and were planning on sending notices out in the next couple of weeks.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby Gavel » Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:59 pm

are you guys getting acceptance/rejections just by email?

my app has been complete since early dec (confirmation via email) and nothing since.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby splitbrain » Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:03 pm

Gavel wrote:are you guys getting acceptance/rejections just by email?

my app has been complete since early dec (confirmation via email) and nothing since.


Yah my ding was via e-mail.

Edit: I think acceptances were varied between e-mail and snail mail, though.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby chochotrain » Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:08 pm

I got my acceptance by phone call in the afternoon yesterday...I hope it wasn't a prank call :(

Edit: Nevermind, I scrolled up and other admits got in by phone call too, so look out for a 415 number! Good luck!

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby onedavetoomany » Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:10 pm

Gavel wrote:are you guys getting acceptance/rejections just by email?

my app has been complete since early dec (confirmation via email) and nothing since.


I got the acceptance letter in the mail and a phone call later in the afternoon. I think they try to contact you by phone first.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby Gavel » Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:11 pm

onedavetoomany wrote:
Gavel wrote:are you guys getting acceptance/rejections just by email?

my app has been complete since early dec (confirmation via email) and nothing since.


I got the acceptance letter in the mail and a phone call later in the afternoon. I think they try to contact you by phone first.


how long did it take after your app went complete for them to phone or email you??

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby onedavetoomany » Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:15 pm

Gavel wrote:
onedavetoomany wrote:
Gavel wrote:are you guys getting acceptance/rejections just by email?

my app has been complete since early dec (confirmation via email) and nothing since.


I got the acceptance letter in the mail and a phone call later in the afternoon. I think they try to contact you by phone first.


how long did it take after your app went complete for them to phone or email you??


I went complete 1/6 and got the call on 2/17. Stats in profile

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby lawlaw87 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:41 pm

I just got a phone call (415...) and I'm admitted! :D (complete 1/6)

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby Gavel » Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:52 pm

congrats!

@onedavetoomany, thanks for letting me know. my numbers are low for hastings maybe that's why it is taking too long. I dunno. hopefully i'll get a response soon.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby lawgeekgrl » Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:28 pm

In via phone call around 11am PST.

153/3.75 LEOP Non-URM Hispanic.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby lawlaw87 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:04 pm

Does anyone know the username and password for admitted students? I got accepted via phone and she said I should be receiving my packet in 2 weeks! I'm planning to attend the open house on March 24th or March 31st so I need to make travel arrangements from now, it would be great if someone could help me, thanks!

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby apollo2015 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:19 pm

lawlaw87 wrote:Does anyone know the username and password for admitted students? I got accepted via phone and she said I should be receiving my packet in 2 weeks! I'm planning to attend the open house on March 24th or March 31st so I need to make travel arrangements from now, it would be great if someone could help me, thanks!


Sent it to you in a PM.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby chochotrain » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:07 pm

apollo2015 wrote:
lawlaw87 wrote:Does anyone know the username and password for admitted students? I got accepted via phone and she said I should be receiving my packet in 2 weeks! I'm planning to attend the open house on March 24th or March 31st so I need to make travel arrangements from now, it would be great if someone could help me, thanks!


Sent it to you in a PM.


I'm in the same boat as lawlaw. apollo, would you mind PM'ing me the same? :D

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby lawlaw87 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:15 pm

apollo2015 wrote:
lawlaw87 wrote:Does anyone know the username and password for admitted students? I got accepted via phone and she said I should be receiving my packet in 2 weeks! I'm planning to attend the open house on March 24th or March 31st so I need to make travel arrangements from now, it would be great if someone could help me, thanks!


Sent it to you in a PM.


Thanks :D

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby apollo2015 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:32 pm

chochotrain wrote:
I'm in the same boat as lawlaw. apollo, would you mind PM'ing me the same? :D


Sure thing.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby lawgeekgrl » Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:57 pm

apollo2015 wrote:
lawlaw87 wrote:Does anyone know the username and password for admitted students? I got accepted via phone and she said I should be receiving my packet in 2 weeks! I'm planning to attend the open house on March 24th or March 31st so I need to make travel arrangements from now, it would be great if someone could help me, thanks!


Sent it to you in a PM.


Oh, I wanna know too, please?




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