Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.
blurose
Posts: 143
Joined: Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:34 am

Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby blurose » Sat May 12, 2012 2:24 pm

.
Last edited by blurose on Thu May 24, 2012 6:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.

DreamLaw0915
Posts: 27
Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:58 pm

Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby DreamLaw0915 » Tue May 22, 2012 12:29 pm

Anyone admitted off the wait list yet?

User avatar
apslaw1031
Posts: 67
Joined: Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:59 pm

Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby apslaw1031 » Tue May 22, 2012 2:41 pm

DreamLaw0915 wrote:Anyone admitted off the wait list yet?


A lot of people were... check LSN.

DreamLaw0915
Posts: 27
Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:58 pm

Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby DreamLaw0915 » Thu May 24, 2012 9:34 am

apslaw1031 wrote:
DreamLaw0915 wrote:Anyone admitted off the wait list yet?


A lot of people were... check LSN.



Hi guys, I need your opinion... Hofstra Law vs. New York Law -- Can't decide- liked both campuses and students that I met both had great things to say about their school.

Burton8219
Posts: 18
Joined: Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:57 am

Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby Burton8219 » Thu May 24, 2012 5:21 pm

DreamLaw0915 wrote:
apslaw1031 wrote:
DreamLaw0915 wrote:Anyone admitted off the wait list yet?


A lot of people were... check LSN.



Hi guys, I need your opinion... Hofstra Law vs. New York Law -- Can't decide- liked both campuses and students that I met both had great things to say about their school.

Hofstra... If you live or plan on practicing on Long Island even more for Hofstra

blurose
Posts: 143
Joined: Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:34 am

Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby blurose » Thu May 24, 2012 6:16 pm

I just withdrew and freed up $47,650 in tuition money. Good luck to those still waiting, I hope you get what you want.

ehale317
Posts: 11
Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:30 pm

Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby ehale317 » Thu May 24, 2012 10:39 pm

Got accepted off the WL yesterday and didn't even follow through with any of the WL stages...already committed to Suffolk in Boston, but it's a nice feeling to be wanted haha

GL to those still waiting.

User avatar
Jimbola
Posts: 156
Joined: Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:03 pm

Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby Jimbola » Sun May 27, 2012 10:40 am

Burton8219 wrote:
DreamLaw0915 wrote:
apslaw1031 wrote:
DreamLaw0915 wrote:Anyone admitted off the wait list yet?


A lot of people were... check LSN.



Hi guys, I need your opinion... Hofstra Law vs. New York Law -- Can't decide- liked both campuses and students that I met both had great things to say about their school.

Hofstra... If you live or plan on practicing on Long Island even more for Hofstra


I would go for the better bargain (whichever is cheaper). That's what I did.

DreamLaw0915
Posts: 27
Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:58 pm

Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby DreamLaw0915 » Tue May 29, 2012 10:39 am

Admitted off the WL!!

gottwins
Posts: 9
Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:12 pm

Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby gottwins » Tue May 29, 2012 12:11 pm

Congrats to you! I'm still anxiously waiting, PT day. : (
Did you find out via email, status checker, or call?

DreamLaw0915
Posts: 27
Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:58 pm

Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby DreamLaw0915 » Tue May 29, 2012 2:26 pm

gottwins wrote:Congrats to you! I'm still anxiously waiting, PT day. : (
Did you find out via email, status checker, or call?



I received an e-mail and then a packet came in the mail a few days later! Did you send them a LOCI?

gottwins
Posts: 9
Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:12 pm

Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby gottwins » Tue May 29, 2012 2:52 pm

Sent a couple. Visited as well. This is a second career for me and I'm a very
non-traditional candidate. Maybe there isn't any room for another
"old" student! Will hang in there though. I'm very passionate about what I want to do.

User avatar
apslaw1031
Posts: 67
Joined: Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:59 pm

Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby apslaw1031 » Tue May 29, 2012 11:34 pm

They upped my scholarship to 20k today! :)
Meanwhile, I'm still listed as PT Day ... I didn't think they gave out scholarships to PT students but I guess they do!

Do you guys think there's a chance they'd switch me to FT if I ask nicely?
My financial situation has changed and I no longer need to work the extra hours.

gottwins
Posts: 9
Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:12 pm

Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby gottwins » Wed May 30, 2012 1:01 pm

Tell them you know of a lovely woman with close to the same stats as you, with a graduate degree as well--and that she will gladly take your PT spot if they switch you to full time! :lol:

Congrats on the extra scolarship money!!

I'm reserving all my prayers for my mom who is currently in heart surgery while I sit here waiting--but after that--hoping to get off of that WL!

simplythebest
Posts: 21
Joined: Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:58 am

Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby simplythebest » Thu May 31, 2012 4:58 am

Is there any possibilities that more scholarship money will be distributed?

User avatar
apslaw1031
Posts: 67
Joined: Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:59 pm

Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby apslaw1031 » Thu May 31, 2012 9:15 am

simplythebest wrote:Is there any possibilities that more scholarship money will be distributed?


I got more literally two days ago, so I don't see why not.
I think that as people that are scholarship recipients are accepted off other waitlists and notify Hofstra that they won't be attending, more of that money will be freed up and can be reallocated.

DreamLaw0915
Posts: 27
Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:58 pm

Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby DreamLaw0915 » Thu May 31, 2012 2:48 pm

apslaw1031 wrote:
simplythebest wrote:Is there any possibilities that more scholarship money will be distributed?


I got more literally two days ago, so I don't see why not.
I think that as people that are scholarship recipients are accepted off other waitlists and notify Hofstra that they won't be attending, more of that money will be freed up and can be reallocated.




Hmmm, I'm guessing it would be too much to ask for some $$ if they admitted me off the WL?!?!

blurose
Posts: 143
Joined: Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:34 am

Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby blurose » Thu May 31, 2012 6:54 pm

DreamLaw0915 wrote:
apslaw1031 wrote:
simplythebest wrote:Is there any possibilities that more scholarship money will be distributed?


I got more literally two days ago, so I don't see why not.
I think that as people that are scholarship recipients are accepted off other waitlists and notify Hofstra that they won't be attending, more of that money will be freed up and can be reallocated.




Hmmm, I'm guessing it would be too much to ask for some $$ if they admitted me off the WL?!?!


No, it wouldn't. You should definitely ask! Until you send them your seat deposit you have some leverage, because it's in their best interest that someone they offer a space to accepts. If they don't accept it hurts their yield, and therefore their rankings. It'll also help you if you were offered money at other schools. Tell them what you were offered at other schools, and ask them, politely of course, to match it. I've done this with other schools and it works. And don't be afraid to contact the Dean directly. Remember, THEY want YOU, and they need you, maybe more than you need them. A lot of universities make money off their professional programs and use that money to fund their undergraduate programs. Don't let them fool you into thinking they're doing you this big favor by taking you off the waitlist and adopt a "beggars can't be choosers" mentality.

User avatar
Nova
Posts: 9116
Joined: Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:55 pm

Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby Nova » Thu May 31, 2012 7:03 pm

DreamLaw0915 wrote:
apslaw1031 wrote:
simplythebest wrote:Is there any possibilities that more scholarship money will be distributed?


I got more literally two days ago, so I don't see why not.
I think that as people that are scholarship recipients are accepted off other waitlists and notify Hofstra that they won't be attending, more of that money will be freed up and can be reallocated.


Hmmm, I'm guessing it would be too much to ask for some $$ if they admitted me off the WL?!?!


Blurose is exactly right.

Are you above 1 or both medians? If so, you deserve some cash. If not, ask anyway.

simplythebest
Posts: 21
Joined: Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:58 am

Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby simplythebest » Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:07 am

Should we maybe just wait to see if scholarships are still being awarded?

User avatar
Nova
Posts: 9116
Joined: Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:55 pm

Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby Nova » Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:19 am

No, be aggresive and actively negotiate using other acceptances and scholarships.

blurose
Posts: 143
Joined: Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:34 am

Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby blurose » Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:26 am

I agree with Nova. As far as I'm concerned our education has already begun. Learn to be aggressive, proactive, confident and shrewd now, not three months from now.

User avatar
apslaw1031
Posts: 67
Joined: Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:59 pm

Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby apslaw1031 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:52 am

blurose wrote:I agree with Nova. As far as I'm concerned our education has already begun. Learn to be aggressive, proactive, confident and shrewd now, not three months from now.


+1

Sofia
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:24 pm

Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby Sofia » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:43 am

blurose wrote:
DreamLaw0915 wrote:
apslaw1031 wrote:
simplythebest wrote:Is there any possibilities that more scholarship money will be distributed?


I got more literally two days ago, so I don't see why not.
I think that as people that are scholarship recipients are accepted off other waitlists and notify Hofstra that they won't be attending, more of that money will be freed up and can be reallocated.




Hmmm, I'm guessing it would be too much to ask for some $$ if they admitted me off the WL?!?!


No, it wouldn't. You should definitely ask! Until you send them your seat deposit you have some leverage, because it's in their best interest that someone they offer a space to accepts. If they don't accept it hurts their yield, and therefore their rankings. It'll also help you if you were offered money at other schools. Tell them what you were offered at other schools, and ask them, politely of course, to match it. I've done this with other schools and it works. And don't be afraid to contact the Dean directly. Remember, THEY want YOU, and they need you, maybe more than you need them. A lot of universities make money off their professional programs and use that money to fund their undergraduate programs. Don't let them fool you into thinking they're doing you this big favor by taking you off the waitlist and adopt a "beggars can't be choosers" mentality.


Its nice that everyone on this message board is so optimistic. I just wanted to share my experience with Hofstra's financial aid rep at the Admitted Students Open House...I was told directly that the school offers more scholarships than it can really pay out b/c they really don't expect everyone to accept and that they don't reallocate scholarship funds to those who withdraw their acceptances. Then I read on this site about people who received increased scholarships offers (meaning they already were offered some scholarship funds with their initial acceptances). I called the school to try and negotiate some scholarship money (I was accepted with no scholarship). I mentioned that the admissions committee did not receive my letter of recommendations at the time a decision was made on my application. I was placed on hold for by the dean's assistant while they reviewed my file which included a formal email request. After less than 10 mins I was declined scholarship consideration so I withdrew on the phone.

Good luck with your positive thinking!

gottwins
Posts: 9
Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:12 pm

Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby gottwins » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:59 pm

In off of the waitlist via status checker! Very happy! Have no other info, though, haven't received an email or letter yet. :D




Return to “Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: dasq5511, Google Adsense [Bot] and 10 guests