NYU Waitlist Class of 2015

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Mr. Somebody
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Re: NYU Waitlist Class of 2015

Postby Mr. Somebody » Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:50 am

JamMasterJ wrote:
Mr. Somebody wrote:That's just awesome..... was that need based?

It just says Dean's Scholarship. No mention of whether it was merit or need based. I have a very low income, so it could have been either, or a combination if the two.


I am just curious because someone said earlier NYU had no merit aid left (which is always a lie from any school) but I'm pretty sure a Dean's is a merit scholarship. That means they must have really needed your LSAT as well as Irish's.

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Re: NYU Waitlist Class of 2015

Postby JamMasterJ » Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:53 am

Mr. Somebody wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
Mr. Somebody wrote:That's just awesome..... was that need based?

It just says Dean's Scholarship. No mention of whether it was merit or need based. I have a very low income, so it could have been either, or a combination if the two.


I am just curious because someone said earlier NYU had no merit aid left (which is always a lie from any school) but I'm pretty sure a Dean's is a merit scholarship. That means they must have really needed your LSAT as well as Irish's.

They could have used the rest of the "available" money with us and had nothing left for the other recent admits. They also could still have money without it being currently available.

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Re: NYU Waitlist Class of 2015

Postby CommoBlue » Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:01 pm

Hey Jam, did you already deposit and/or submit any financial aid forms or was the scholarship e-mail completely unsolicited ?

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Re: NYU Waitlist Class of 2015

Postby thelawyler » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:36 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
Mr. Somebody wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
Mr. Somebody wrote:That's just awesome..... was that need based?

It just says Dean's Scholarship. No mention of whether it was merit or need based. I have a very low income, so it could have been either, or a combination if the two.


I am just curious because someone said earlier NYU had no merit aid left (which is always a lie from any school) but I'm pretty sure a Dean's is a merit scholarship. That means they must have really needed your LSAT as well as Irish's.

They could have used the rest of the "available" money with us and had nothing left for the other recent admits. They also could still have money without it being currently available.


It looks like it is indeed need-based.
http://www.law.nyu.edu/financialaid/sch ... /index.htm

Although merit-aid will likely be available again as Harvard's WL is moving, and those who get into Harvard probably at least have some money here at NYU.

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Re: NYU Waitlist Class of 2015

Postby birdlaw117 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:01 pm

Need-based = myth

Just negotiate. There is a reason they picked you guys off the waitlist. They need your particular numbers/characteristics/something in order to get the class how they want it.

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Re: NYU Waitlist Class of 2015

Postby JamMasterJ » Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:56 pm

CommoBlue wrote:Hey Jam, did you already deposit and/or submit any financial aid forms or was the scholarship e-mail completely unsolicited ?
unsolicited.
I'm gonna see if I can get my deadline pushed back, and then go to NY with my fiancee as soon as possible.

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Re: NYU Waitlist Class of 2015

Postby thelawyler » Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:03 pm

Got the NYU package in the mail. It is a bit underwhelming as there was not even a letter with it, nor really any directions of what to do next, etc.

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Re: NYU Waitlist Class of 2015

Postby NJPitcher » Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:18 pm

thelawyler wrote:Got the NYU package in the mail. It is a bit underwhelming as there was not even a letter with it, nor really any directions of what to do next, etc.


Letter comes separately in a big purple envelope.

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Re: NYU Waitlist Class of 2015

Postby yantasticguy89 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:30 pm

I received a call with the rest of yall last Monday... I guess I am the first to get the status call with no immediate admission.

Boo...

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Re: NYU Waitlist Class of 2015

Postby thelawyler » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:11 am

jyk316 wrote:I received a call with the rest of yall last Monday... I guess I am the first to get the status call with no immediate admission.

Boo...


If I was you, I'd give them a call and follow up.

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Re: NYU Waitlist Class of 2015

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:23 pm

got my acceptance letter today. I lol'd that my info packet came before the letter

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Re: NYU Waitlist Class of 2015

Postby unicorny » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:54 pm

Aw, shucks. I missed the call from NYU because I'm out of the country and just checked my voicemail.

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Re: NYU Waitlist Class of 2015

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:17 pm

unicorny wrote:Aw, shucks. I missed the call from NYU because I'm out of the country and just checked my voicemail.

I'd contact them immediately, because I really think their only gonna pull people that show significant interest ATM

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Re: NYU Waitlist Class of 2015

Postby jeninamillion » Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:18 pm

I just received a call from them! Is NYU majorly pulling from their waitlist? How long did it take for people to get their admission packet after the call?

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Re: NYU Waitlist Class of 2015

Postby Killingly » Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:22 pm

jeninamillion wrote:I just received a call from them! Is NYU majorly pulling from their waitlist? How long did it take for people to get their admission packet after the call?


Congrats! They do seem to be pulling a lot from the WL. Did you get an interest call first, or just a call saying you're in?

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Re: NYU Waitlist Class of 2015

Postby jeninamillion » Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:35 pm

Killingly wrote:
jeninamillion wrote:I just received a call from them! Is NYU majorly pulling from their waitlist? How long did it take for people to get their admission packet after the call?


Congrats! They do seem to be pulling a lot from the WL. Did you get an interest call first, or just a call saying you're in?


An interest call asking if I'm still interested and if there's anything getting in the way of accepting the offer of admission. I was super enthusiastic so hopefully I'll hear back soon.

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Re: NYU Waitlist Class of 2015

Postby izy223 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:15 pm

thelawyler wrote:
thelawyler wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
Mr. Somebody wrote:That's just awesome..... was that need based?

It just says Dean's Scholarship. No mention of whether it was merit or need based. I have a very low income, so it could have been either, or a combination if the two.


I am just curious because someone said earlier NYU had no merit aid left (which is always a lie from any school) but I'm pretty sure a Dean's is a merit scholarship. That means they must have really needed your LSAT as well as Irish's.

They could have used the rest of the "available" money with us and had nothing left for the other recent admits. They also could still have money without it being currently available.


It looks like it is indeed need-based.
http://www.law.nyu.edu/financialaid/sch ... /index.htm

Although merit-aid will likely be available again as Harvard's WL is moving, and those who get into Harvard probably at least have some money here at NYU.[/quote]

deans scholarship is not necessarily need-based, you need to submit the need access form to get any consideration for a scholarship at NYU

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Re: NYU Waitlist Class of 2015

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:49 pm

jeninamillion wrote:I just received a call from them! Is NYU majorly pulling from their waitlist? How long did it take for people to get their admission packet after the call?

admit packet came two days later, letter of acceptance came the third postal day.

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Re: NYU Waitlist Class of 2015

Postby jeninamillion » Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:17 pm

I'm in! I got my packet on Monday and the actual letter on Tuesday. They also gave me a call on Tuesday! I'm so excited!

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Re: NYU Waitlist Class of 2015

Postby Yeshia90 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:41 pm

Buddy of mine just got the call. What percentage of people who've gotten the call have gotten in?

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Re: NYU Waitlist Class of 2015

Postby JamMasterJ » Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:43 pm

Yeshia90 wrote:Buddy of mine just got the call. What percentage of people who've gotten the call have gotten in?

all but one or two IIRC. He's probably in unless he gave a less than enthusiastic response.

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Re: NYU Waitlist Class of 2015

Postby Lawbro » Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:16 pm

I got the call today! I hope good news will come of this

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Re: NYU Waitlist Class of 2015

Postby birdlaw117 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:14 pm

jeninamillion wrote:I'm in! I got my packet on Monday and the actual letter on Tuesday. They also gave me a call on Tuesday! I'm so excited!

Congrats!

And good luck/congrats to those who just received a call!

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Re: NYU Waitlist Class of 2015

Postby unicorny » Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:34 pm

Just got in by phone!

Now to decide between Penn and NYU. Will lose $500 (seat deposit), $1700 (what I have already paid for my apartment), and a sense of security.

Any advice?

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Re: NYU Waitlist Class of 2015

Postby Doorkeeper » Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:38 pm

unicorny wrote:Just got in by phone!

Now to decide between Penn and NYU. Will lose $500 (seat deposit), $1700 (what I have already paid for my apartment), and a sense of security.

Any advice?

If interested in PI/gov't, then NYU.
If biglaw, it's a tie and go by other factors (geography, environment, etc).
Also, wait to see if you get any $$ from NYU.




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