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

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

Postby aj922 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:17 pm

how about "need based admission' ?

:)

we need this.......bad

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

Postby moneybagsphd » Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:12 pm

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

...what? No.

Thank you for pointing out that need-based aid literally exists. I'm just saying it's a relatively small piece of the scholarship money pie. Most of the money law schools award is merit-based, which helps them bolster their USNWR ranking. Sometimes LSs award largish scholarships for a combination of need and merit.

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

Postby splitbrain » Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:08 pm

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

...what? No.

Thank you for pointing out that need-based aid literally exists. I'm just saying it's a relatively small piece of the scholarship money pie. Most of the money law schools award is merit-based, which helps them bolster their USNWR ranking. Sometimes LSs award largish scholarships for a combination of need and merit.

UCLA offers up to $20k in need based aid. If this were a thread about law schools in general, your point would make some sense. In the context of UCLA specifically, however, this is irrelevant.

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

Postby moneybagsphd » Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:38 pm

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

...what? No.

Thank you for pointing out that need-based aid literally exists. I'm just saying it's a relatively small piece of the scholarship money pie. Most of the money law schools award is merit-based, which helps them bolster their USNWR ranking. Sometimes LSs award largish scholarships for a combination of need and merit.

UCLA offers up to $20k in need based aid. If this were a thread about law schools in general, your point would make some sense. In the context of UCLA specifically, however, this is irrelevant.

Unless you mean 20k/year (not 20k total), my point stands.
ETA: I looked at UCLA's finaid website. I take it to mean 20k total, disbursed over 3 years. That doesn't take a big dent out of the 200k+ COA... at least it's something.

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

Postby splitbrain » Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:57 pm

moneybagsphd wrote:Unless you mean 20k/year (not 20k total), my point stands.
ETA: I looked at UCLA's finaid website. I take it to mean 20k total, disbursed over 3 years. That doesn't take a big dent out of the 200k+ COA... at least it's something.

I do mean up to $20k a year; students have to reapply for it every year.

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

Postby success888 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:43 pm

So I emailed UCLA admissions to ask about the waiting list situation, and I got this generic message that has been sent out throughout the years:

Due to the unpredictable nature of this process, we are advising our waiting list candidates to move forward with alternative plans. In the event that we admit you, we will contact you by phone or email if we cannot reach you by phone. At this time, it is difficult to predict how many more applicants from the waiting list will be admitted.

So everyone still on the waitlist, good game and well played...

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

Postby Revolver066 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:56 am

Got an invitation for a skype interview Monday, did the interview tuesday and got in today via phone call w/ 5k a year. I would have loved to stay in LA, but I will (painfully) be unable to accept their offer, so a spot may become available real soon. If interested, I would suggest sending in an LOCI stating you would attend if admitted (if true of course) sooner rather than later.

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

Postby SDPalmTree » Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:24 pm

Just got interviewed and admitted today. I'll have to consider this carefully, as I've already invested quite a bit of time & money at another school...

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

Postby success888 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:38 pm

SDPalmTree wrote:Just got interviewed and admitted today. I'll have to consider this carefully, as I've already invested quite a bit of time & money at another school...


congrats! what will you do about the loans you took out already?

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

Postby SDPalmTree » Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:27 pm

success888 wrote:
SDPalmTree wrote:Just got interviewed and admitted today. I'll have to consider this carefully, as I've already invested quite a bit of time & money at another school...


congrats! what will you do about the loans you took out already?


Well, for one, I'm going to withdraw from UCLA. Just couldn't justify the added expenses (including loss of scholarship, deposit, & apartment money) for essentially the same job statistics. Ah well, hopefully my spot will go to someone more eager to live in Westwood. And good luck to all of you who are going to be braving the 405. Truly a nightmare...

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

Postby blurose » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:19 pm

SDPalmTree wrote:
success888 wrote:
SDPalmTree wrote:Just got interviewed and admitted today. I'll have to consider this carefully, as I've already invested quite a bit of time & money at another school...


congrats! what will you do about the loans you took out already?


Well, for one, I'm going to withdraw from UCLA. Just couldn't justify the added expenses (including loss of scholarship, deposit, & apartment money) for essentially the same job statistics. Ah well, hopefully my spot will go to someone more eager to live in Westwood. And good luck to all of you who are going to be braving the 405. Truly a nightmare...


That's what on-campus housing is for... The "rampture" is going to be hell.

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

Postby aj922 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:51 pm

orientation is in less than a week?

anyone still riding the waitlist

any news this week?

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

Postby success888 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:47 pm

I'm still riding it out but I feel at this point its pretty hopeless.....

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

Postby Entertainer » Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:36 am

Interviewed today, accepted less than an hour later :D Dean Schwartz said there are still a few people they are interested in interviewing and that there are still a couple spots in the class they are looking to fill. So if you really want it, don't give up hope yet! If you haven't done so extremely recently, I suggest you send an LOCI ASAP.

Good luck to everyone still hanging in there!!!

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

Postby blurose » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:39 am

Entertainer wrote:Interviewed today, accepted less than an hour later :D Dean Schwartz said there are still a few people they are interested in interviewing and that there are still a couple spots in the class they are looking to fill. So if you really want it, don't give up hope yet! If you haven't done so extremely recently, I suggest you send an LOCI ASAP.

Good luck to everyone still hanging in there!!!


Congrats! See you Monday! I concur about the LOCI. They plan on enrolling 310. I don't know how close they are to that number. They said if people don't show up to orientation they get dropped and someone off the waitlist gets called. So, don't despair quite yet! Email Dean Schwartz with a LOCI.

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

Postby success888 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:21 pm

Got the call!!! They are trying to fill up their class before orientation, so send in those LOCIs and express your interest to make the move to UCLA last minute!




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