USF 2011-2012 Applicants

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ensign85
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Re: USF 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby ensign85 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:53 pm

For those accepted: does "decision letter mailed" show under mailings?

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Re: USF 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby mieri » Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:45 pm

Ensign, mine says that. No word for me yet. Crossing my fingers.

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Re: USF 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby mieri » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:24 pm

I just got my acceptance email! :D

LSDAS GPA: 2.85
LSAT: 164

Non-URM, okay softs, weird undergrad.

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Re: USF 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby pillowpet » Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:26 pm

yay, first norcal acceptance : )

good luck everyone!

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Re: USF 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby ensign85 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:43 pm

In!!! No scholly info though.

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Re: USF 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby nsnSF » Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:59 pm

In with 20K 1st year scholarship, non-renewable. First NorCal school! Excited to be able to stay in SF.

Anyone have any more info / insights into scholarship process? I see a listing of "named" scholarships here:
http://www.usfca.edu/law/jd/financialai ... ips/merit/

And more "USF" ones here:
http://www.usfca.edu/law/jd/financialai ... ships/usf/

I guess it looks like 1) some people receive scholarships that are automatically renewed all three years, as long as they maintain a certain gpa / rank 2) some people received "up front" money that is guaranteed for their first year, but not renewable.

Are there any options for 2L and 3L years for people with 1st year, non-renewable scholarships? Maybe if you're in the top 10-5%?

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Re: USF 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby ensign85 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:03 pm

nsnSF wrote:In with 20K 1st year scholarship, non-renewable. First NorCal school! Excited to be able to stay in SF.

Anyone have any more info / insights into scholarship process? I see a listing of "named" scholarships here:
http://www.usfca.edu/law/jd/financialai ... ips/merit/

And more "USF" ones here:
http://www.usfca.edu/law/jd/financialai ... ships/usf/

I guess it looks like 1) some people receive scholarships that are automatically renewed all three years, as long as they maintain a certain gpa / rank 2) some people received "up front" money that is guaranteed for their first year, but not renewable.

Are there any options for 2L and 3L years for people with 1st year, non-renewable scholarships? Maybe if you're in the top 10-5%?


Did you get scholly money in a separate email?

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Re: USF 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby nsnSF » Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:27 pm

No, it was in the same email as the acceptance.

Second paragraph.

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Re: USF 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby pillowpet » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:50 pm

oh, i wasn't aware that USF had renewable scholarships. I thought they just offer 1L scholarships?

My friend that goes there said that the top 1-5% have guaranteed merit scholarships, ranging from half to full tuition. Also, up to top 20% qualify to apply for 5-10k scholarships, but they are limited.

Of course, there are the scholarships offered by organizations and alumni. But, those are typically limited to specific groups (ie. public interest, minorities, government, first-gen law students, etc.).

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Re: USF 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby mieri » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:19 pm

No scholly for me, but I didn't expect one. :) I'm just happy to get in.

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Re: USF 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby nsnSF » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:51 pm

skirkland wrote:in with $25K/year scholarship. The GPA stipulation seems a little high to me (top 28%). Did anyone receive a different GPA stipulation?


Yea, earlier in this thread on Page 2 and 3 you will see a number of people getting in with 20K and 25K / year scholarships. Seems the renewal threshold is around 3.2 GPA each year.

I wasn't aware they gave out such scholarships and thought they only did 1L non-renewable ones. It would be awesome if there were additional options later on for 2Ls and 3Ls who had a scholarship their first year, but so it goes.

Congrats to everyone who got in, and everyone with scholly $ as well!

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Re: USF 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby mertle » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:53 pm

in with $20k first year scholly...kind of bummed i didn't get more money as i went to usf for undergrad. 165/3.3

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Re: USF 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby ensign85 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:21 pm

Does anyone know if they provide a travel stipend for ASW?

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Re: USF 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby MsSassyLawyer » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:32 pm

Has any PT students heard back yet?

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Re: USF 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby mieri » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:44 pm

Made a page for admitted students, since I didn't see one!

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=177249

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Re: USF 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby nickg123 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:31 pm

Decision rendered today! Hopefully i hear good news soon. It shouldn't take long to get letter-- as im in the east bay area.

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Re: USF 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby mieri » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:03 pm

Good luck! It took at least a few hours for my decision email to come through after my status changed. I hope you hear good news!

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Re: USF 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby sdphill » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:28 am

Decision rendered yesterday, but have not heard anything back via email..

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Re: USF 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby JoeMo » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:01 am

nsnSF wrote:
skirkland wrote:in with $25K/year scholarship. The GPA stipulation seems a little high to me (top 28%). Did anyone receive a different GPA stipulation?


Yea, earlier in this thread on Page 2 and 3 you will see a number of people getting in with 20K and 25K / year scholarships. Seems the renewal threshold is around 3.2 GPA each year.

I wasn't aware they gave out such scholarships and thought they only did 1L non-renewable ones. It would be awesome if there were additional options later on for 2Ls and 3Ls who had a scholarship their first year, but so it goes.

Congrats to everyone who got in, and everyone with scholly $ as well!


I think my stip was a 2.8 or a 3.0 but not a 3.2.

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Re: USF 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby nickg123 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:48 am

Got accepted with a 1 year 20k non-renewable schooly/grant. Im kinda disapointed by this since I received 27k per year for UOP and similar scholarships for higher ranked schools.

Im pissed becaus i really wanted to go to USF.

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Re: USF 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby nsnSF » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:43 am

JoeMo wrote:
I think my stip was a 2.8 or a 3.0 but not a 3.2.


Nice, congrats.

I guess I'm still wondering if there are ways for non-renewable folks to get schollys later on, but I hear it's just top 10% of the class, and even then not guaranteed.

Any money is nice though.

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Re: USF 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby Cavgirl » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:05 am

nickg123 wrote:Got accepted with a 1 year 20k non-renewable schooly/grant. Im kinda disapointed by this since I received 27k per year for UOP and similar scholarships for higher ranked schools.

Im pissed becaus i really wanted to go to USF.


Negotiate. Worst that will happen is they'll say no.

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Re: USF 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby pillowpet » Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:51 pm

i asked the dean of admissions whether scholarships were negotiable, he said that at the moment the answer is no. but, he said that there is usually some money that gets spread out after students drop out after the first deposit. so there is some hope for an increase.

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Re: USF 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby postn0bills » Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:06 pm

Hey everyone, I'd really appreciate a response. I submitted my app about a week ago, and my status still reads "incomplete." Was this the norm for most people or should I suspect there is something wrong with my application? My app is considered complete by now to every other school I applied to. Thanks.

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Re: USF 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby martorem » Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:20 pm

postn0bills wrote:Hey everyone, I'd really appreciate a response. I submitted my app about a week ago, and my status still reads "incomplete." Was this the norm for most people or should I suspect there is something wrong with my application? My app is considered complete by now to every other school I applied to. Thanks.


Hey, I applied on 1/11 and I finally went complete on 1/30. I think they just might be a little slow, plus there's probably a lot of apps coming in right now. Good luck!




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