Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby Eve0000 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:10 pm

Apologies in advance if this question has already been asked before. I recently got accepted into the BK Law part time program and received my BLS Connect login information a couple of days ago. Does anyone know if BK Law gives our merit scholarships to their part time students? And if so, has anyone received that information yet?

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby jlz111 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:20 pm

Hey. What does it mean if I was in review on 1/10 and just got on review again 2/16.

162/3.2/URM

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby Thedon57 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:03 pm

Top 20% full reup.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby jlz111 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:03 pm

Just got in via status checker

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby genius5432 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:57 am

Accepted via Status Checker.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby lawhaus » Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:05 pm

B986 wrote:Just got my BLS Connect info and logged in to find a pretty generous scholarship, which is very exciting. I've heard that BLS's renewal stips are pretty tough, but when I looked on their website, it seemed to say that scholarship recipients must be in the top 80% at the end of each year. That actually seems much more lenient than many schools that require top 40%, top half, etc. Am I missing something?


http://www.brooklaw.edu/Admissions/fina ... AD710.ashx

I remember their stipulations being in the top 40%, but this link seems to confirm your statement.
Correct me if i am wrong,
top 80% = best 240 of 300 students?

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby B986 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:10 pm

lawhaus wrote:
B986 wrote:Just got my BLS Connect info and logged in to find a pretty generous scholarship, which is very exciting. I've heard that BLS's renewal stips are pretty tough, but when I looked on their website, it seemed to say that scholarship recipients must be in the top 80% at the end of each year. That actually seems much more lenient than many schools that require top 40%, top half, etc. Am I missing something?


http://www.brooklaw.edu/Admissions/fina ... AD710.ashx

I remember their stipulations being in the top 40%, but this link seems to confirm your statement.
Correct me if i am wrong,
top 80% = best 240 of 300 students?


That's what I came across on the website. Maybe it's a new policy? It also seems pretty forgiving as far as getting your scholarship reinstated if you fall below the required standing.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby stevepark309 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:46 pm

im in as of today as well. 162. 3.1.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby john1990 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:12 pm

lawhaus wrote:
B986 wrote:Just got my BLS Connect info and logged in to find a pretty generous scholarship, which is very exciting. I've heard that BLS's renewal stips are pretty tough, but when I looked on their website, it seemed to say that scholarship recipients must be in the top 80% at the end of each year. That actually seems much more lenient than many schools that require top 40%, top half, etc. Am I missing something?


http://www.brooklaw.edu/Admissions/fina ... AD710.ashx

I remember their stipulations being in the top 40%, but this link seems to confirm your statement.
Correct me if i am wrong,
top 80% = best 240 of 300 students?


wow that is very generous

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby fakemoney » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:52 pm

Wow, I didn't notice that either. I just assumed BLS scholarships were like top 50% or top 40%, then a sliding scale where they take away portions as your rank diminishes. Knowing it's top 80% definitely makes BLS a more attractive option for me.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby wallflower1987 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:30 pm

Scholarships are renewed for those who stay in the top 80%, and you can get it back if you lose it. Also, if you finish really high, they will upgrade your scholarship. However, they did say that they basically can change that if they have too many people enter with scholarships and they cannot afford to renew 80%... seemed a little deliberately vague, but whatever. I doubt they would mess with that too much. They are already being sued for releasing misleading or inaccurate career statistics, I don't think they would open themselves up to that much more criticism, but who knows.

My scholarship offer is pretty substantial (for my GPA, especially), so I very well may end up here. But yeah, as I understand it, they must have changed their policies. I had read on the TLS profile that they were really strict with scholarship renewal, but they aren't, as it turns out. At least not anymore.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby lawhaus » Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:31 pm

Eve0000 wrote:Apologies in advance if this question has already been asked before. I recently got accepted into the BK Law part time program and received my BLS Connect login information a couple of days ago. Does anyone know if BK Law gives our merit scholarships to their part time students? And if so, has anyone received that information yet?


After your BLS connect login, give it three - five business days. They will notify you (via email, then later on by postal mail) of any merit aid and you can look for it by navigating to the financial aid package page inside the BLS connect page.
This applies to PT/FT as well.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby OmarLittle » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:13 am

Just got my scholarship offer yesterday, 26k a year as long as I stay in the top 80%, not bad. Anyone know how likely BLS is to negotiate on merit aid? BLS is my safety, and I anticipate acceptances/aid from higher ranked schools. It would take close to full tuition for me to go there, as much as I really do like Brooklyn Law School, and I know a lot of people in Brooklyn/Queens. Is it a faux pas for me to explicitly request full tuition in my negotiation letter? It is my goal, and almost a necessity, but I dont want to come across as extremely unclassy lol

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby hellolawschoolitsmee » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:10 am

just got admitted on friday (the 17th), I was surprised because my status did not say complete until around 2/4 or 2/5, so it was a quick response. sorry that its been mentioned before, but i thought someone said that it takes a few days after they send your BLS login info in order to see if any scholarship money was offered..does anyone else know if this is true/has experienced this?...also, for those who did receive $, would any of you mind sharing your stats?

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby wallflower1987 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:20 am

hellolawschoolitsmee wrote:just got admitted on friday (the 17th), I was surprised because my status did not say complete until around 2/4 or 2/5, so it was a quick response. sorry that its been mentioned before, but i thought someone said that it takes a few days after they send your BLS login info in order to see if any scholarship money was offered..does anyone else know if this is true/has experienced this?...also, for those who did receive $, would any of you mind sharing your stats?


I was admitted on the 11th; I think scholarship information was available on the 14th (the Tuesday following the Friday acceptance). I had a 2.81 and a 167, and my file was not labeled complete until February 3rd, and I was offered 26,100 per year. It is renewable as long as I stay in top 80% of class.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby hellolawschoolitsmee » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:28 am

wallflower1987 wrote:
hellolawschoolitsmee wrote:just got admitted on friday (the 17th), I was surprised because my status did not say complete until around 2/4 or 2/5, so it was a quick response. sorry that its been mentioned before, but i thought someone said that it takes a few days after they send your BLS login info in order to see if any scholarship money was offered..does anyone else know if this is true/has experienced this?...also, for those who did receive $, would any of you mind sharing your stats?


I was admitted on the 11th; I think scholarship information was available on the 14th (the Tuesday following the Friday acceptance). I had a 2.81 and a 167, and my file was not labeled complete until February 3rd, and I was offered 26,100 per year. It is renewable as long as I stay in top 80% of class.



Thanks so much! I will have to check BLS connect this week

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby painttherosesred » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:19 pm

Think I'll be withdrawing from BLS soon ...

I was admitted, but I was told I did not qualify for any merit scholarships. I'd love to be there, but Brooklyn tuition is kind of ridiculous, and there's no way I can justify paying full price.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby 30-Something » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:11 pm

So, I went complete on 1/6 (I believe), then again on 1/24 and nothing since. I just sent a "Why Bklyn" statement this evening... wish me luck!

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby ashleyryan » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:22 am

Im in review, 1/24/12. WWWWWWWWWWaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby ashleyryan » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:22 am

30-Something wrote:So, I went complete on 1/6 (I believe), then again on 1/24 and nothing since. I just sent a "Why Bklyn" statement this evening... wish me luck!



good luck!!!!!!!

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby 30-Something » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:41 pm

ashleyryan wrote:
30-Something wrote:So, I went complete on 1/6 (I believe), then again on 1/24 and nothing since. I just sent a "Why Bklyn" statement this evening... wish me luck!



good luck!!!!!!!


Thanks!

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby nchionchio13 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:46 pm

My current status date has changed from 2/13 to 2/15 and now to 2/22. Why are they reviewing my file so much?

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby LawStudent89 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:34 pm

In review 11/18. :(

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby kmatz311 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:27 pm

Looks like they're giving out a lot of 26k's a year. I was given the same offer yesterday. I'm waiting on Dozo and Fordham(WL'd) but Brooklyn appears to be really generous will scholarships so it's a tough decision!

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby Jsa725 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:29 pm

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