UCLA c/o 2015 Waitlist (2011-2012 cycle)

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aziazi
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Re: UCLA c/o 2015 Waitlist (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby aziazi » Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:35 pm

blurose wrote:
success888 wrote:wow a skype interview? i've never heard of that happening before...tell us how it goes and good luck!!

They asked me for the same thing, and a couple others on here of whom I know. I've also been asked at other schools, so I think it's pretty common. If you'd rather do a phone interview just ask, he's really nice about it. Also, as far as I know, the interview is more of a formality than anything else, so don't stress too much. Good luck!


Thanks for the info. How long did it take post-interview to receive a decision?

blurose
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Re: UCLA c/o 2015 Waitlist (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby blurose » Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:43 pm

aziazi wrote:Thanks for the info. How long did it take post-interview to receive a decision?


Forty minutes.

anne922
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Re: UCLA c/o 2015 Waitlist (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby anne922 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 3:14 am

1. Does UCLA give very many scholarships, in general? I would imagine they don't because they are a public school but I don't really know much about this...

2. Has UCLA given money to anyone off of the wait list this year? I know this sounds like a weird question but weird things are happening with admissions this year...

Thanks!

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Re: UCLA c/o 2015 Waitlist (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby ikle » Sat Jul 28, 2012 3:08 pm

I got off the wait list sometime around the beginning of this month and was offered 20k/yr. But my case might be more of an exception than the norm because I applied to UCLA with my dec. lsat score, but it wasn't until my improved june lsat score came back that I got off the wait list.

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Re: UCLA c/o 2015 Waitlist (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby iamnotalawyer » Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:39 pm

ikle wrote:I got off the wait list sometime around the beginning of this month and was offered 20k/yr. But my case might be more of an exception than the norm because I applied to UCLA with my dec. lsat score, but it wasn't until my improved june lsat score came back that I got off the wait list.


Do you remember how long it took them to get back to you with scholarship information after notifying you that you got off the wait list?

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Re: UCLA c/o 2015 Waitlist (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby ikle » Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:25 pm

I emailed them an updated loci the day i got my june lsat score back and they offered me acceptance the next day, and within another three or four days they called informing about the scholarship.

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Re: UCLA c/o 2015 Waitlist (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby iamnotalawyer » Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:35 pm

ikle wrote:I emailed them an updated loci the day i got my june lsat score back and they offered me acceptance the next day, and within another three or four days they called informing about the scholarship.


Awesome, thanks for the info. I just found out I got in and am expecting to hear back re: financial aid pretty soon (since I have to decide whether or not to attend by Monday). Got a fairly sizable amount from a peer school so it'd be nice if the offer from LA is at least in the same ballpark. LA is definitely my top choice.

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Re: UCLA c/o 2015 Waitlist (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby aj922 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:51 pm

Do you have any sense of the class at this point

Are they still looking to take more people off the waitlist

Did they give you any information about that?

Thanks guys

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Re: UCLA c/o 2015 Waitlist (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby anne922 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:00 pm

Would it even be feasible to switch schools this late at the game? I have already switched once to a school I got off the wait list at, I've already lost those deposits, deposited at new/better school, gotten classes, a parking permit...etc. etc.

Am I even allowed to switch if I wanted to?

blurose
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Re: UCLA c/o 2015 Waitlist (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby blurose » Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:15 pm

Yes, you're "allowed" switch. No one can or will try to stop you from withdrawing from their school. Whether you want to or not is another matter entirely. I would, and in fact did, but that's just me. IMHO UCLA is worth it.

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Re: UCLA c/o 2015 Waitlist (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby success888 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:42 pm

At this point is there even anymore hope of getting off the waitlist? Seems like this cycle is over and the class is already full...

aj922
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Re: UCLA c/o 2015 Waitlist (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby aj922 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:23 pm

Admissions just says they continue to review waitlisted candidates every day....

Do any schools actually let waitlisted people know that their class is full

Or do they just keep you out of the loop unless you're offered a spot?

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Re: UCLA c/o 2015 Waitlist (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby blurose » Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:42 pm

A few schools have told me they'd inform me during the summer if I were no longer being considered for the waitlist. However, most schools don't do this. They just keep you hanging until the end. I've heard many stories of people getting called during orientation when they were at their second choice school.

aj922
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Re: UCLA c/o 2015 Waitlist (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby aj922 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:47 pm

There should be a way to inform waitlisters about their status

It would be more efficient because it would help narrow down the list as well

Tough to finalize plans this way

Does anyone know if ucla is actually done filling their class ?....

anne922
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Re: UCLA c/o 2015 Waitlist (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby anne922 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:35 am

I don't think they are completely done, although I think they are nearing the end. I was offered admissions today.

blurose
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Re: UCLA c/o 2015 Waitlist (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby blurose » Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:15 am

anne922 wrote:I don't think they are completely done, although I think they are nearing the end. I was offered admissions today.


Congrats!

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Re: UCLA c/o 2015 Waitlist (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby splitbrain » Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:57 am

I must have screwed up that interview lol

success888
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Re: UCLA c/o 2015 Waitlist (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby success888 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:23 pm

at least you got an interview

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Re: UCLA c/o 2015 Waitlist (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby aj922 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:30 pm

Ditto

At least you got one

Orientation is in two weeks....fml

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Re: UCLA c/o 2015 Waitlist (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby success888 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:20 pm

aj922 wrote:Ditto

At least you got one

Orientation is in two weeks....fml


what's your backup school? i'm also thinking fml. let's hope at least one of us somehow get in without that interview !

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Re: UCLA c/o 2015 Waitlist (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Entertainer » Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:16 am

Is everyone that's getting in off the waitlist getting interviewed first, or are a lot of people receiving offers of admission totally out of the blue?

I'm going to remain cautiously (and perhaps naively) optimistic until August 13 comes and goes... :?

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Re: UCLA c/o 2015 Waitlist (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby success888 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:29 am

Entertainer wrote:Is everyone that's getting in off the waitlist getting interviewed first, or are a lot of people receiving offers of admission totally out of the blue?

I'm going to remain cautiously (and perhaps naively) optimistic until August 13 comes and goes... :?


the trend is that you get a skype or phone interview, then you get admitted after. haven't heard of anyone who hasn't been interviewed but accepted at this stage of the game.

also, what do you all think of these articles:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000087 ... %3Darticle

http://insidethelawschoolscam.blogspot. ... pting.html

towards the end of the first article it notes that many law schools are still accepting applications far beyond their application deadlines, and such are still accepting them NOW. this includes ucla.....i feel this is betrayal to us on the waitlist.

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Re: UCLA c/o 2015 Waitlist (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby anne922 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:39 am

For those who have received money off of the wait list, was this need or merit based aid?

Just wondering because none of the other schools I applied to offered need-based scholarships or required completion of the Need Access form so I'm not sure how this works. Did they notify you via e-mail, phone, or letter, and did you have to ask first or did they just randomly award you?

Thanks

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Re: UCLA c/o 2015 Waitlist (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby moneybagsphd » Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:52 am

anne922 wrote:For those who have received money off of the wait list, was this need or merit based aid?

Just wondering because none of the other schools I applied to offered need-based scholarships or required completion of the Need Access form so I'm not sure how this works. Did they notify you via e-mail, phone, or letter, and did you have to ask first or did they just randomly award you?

Thanks

Need-based aid basically doesn't exist anywhere. You might get a trivial amount of $, but nothing game-changing. How much $$$ do you have at USC? Will UCLA match? If they do, take that offer back to USC to see if they'll increase your scholly. Peer schools are peer; go wherever is cheaper is TCR.

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Re: UCLA c/o 2015 Waitlist (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby splitbrain » Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:02 pm

moneybagsphd wrote:Need-based aid basically doesn't exist anywhere.

...what? No.




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