UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby 02889 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:15 pm

az21833 wrote:so can someone give me some background on why no t14s are giving money yet to people but uva is dishing out full rides like its their job? whats in it for them?

also do these come with your admissions letter?

UVA and Michigan simply release merit scholarship awards earlier in the process. Penn, Duke, Georgetown, NYU, and many others give scholarship awards in March or early April after they have your financial aid information. This differs from the large, often full-tuition name scholarships at these schools, however, which have their own separate processes.

And yes, UVA's scholarship info comes with the admissions letter.

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby az21833 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:17 pm

02889 wrote:
az21833 wrote:so can someone give me some background on why no t14s are giving money yet to people but uva is dishing out full rides like its their job? whats in it for them?

also do these come with your admissions letter?

UVA and Michigan simply release merit scholarship awards earlier in the process. Penn, Duke, Georgetown, NYU, and many others give scholarship awards in March or early April after they have your financial aid information. This differs from the large, often full-tuition name scholarships at these schools, however, which have their own separate processes.

And yes, UVA's scholarship info comes with the admissions letter.


thanks that is real helpful. Are those schools waiting until FAFSA etc. because their merit awards are somewhat linked to your need? And do any other t14s give out $ with admissions offers besides UVA and Michigan (if UM indeed does)?

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby NDOMUKONGGGG » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:48 am

efin12 wrote:I'm in! I'm in!

I was waitlisted in October with my first LSAT, so I retook in December. Just got in with $25k a year! Thank goodness they waitlisted me initially!


Ok so this may be a stupid question: I was WL yesterday and it said the "we will not review your appliation again until April" deal. So, if efin12 was able to get in (congrats btw!) off the WL well before April, does that mean that UVA reviews WL'd candidates before April? I'm planning on sending in an LOCI and an extra rec from a UVA Law alum, but even if I do so is the earliest I could hear back in April? Before?
Any info would be helpful!

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby CMC88 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:54 am

NDOMUKONGGGG wrote:
efin12 wrote:I'm in! I'm in!

I was waitlisted in October with my first LSAT, so I retook in December. Just got in with $25k a year! Thank goodness they waitlisted me initially!


Ok so this may be a stupid question: I was WL yesterday and it said the "we will not review your appliation again until April" deal. So, if efin12 was able to get in (congrats btw!) off the WL well before April, does that mean that UVA reviews WL'd candidates before April? I'm planning on sending in an LOCI and an extra rec from a UVA Law alum, but even if I do so is the earliest I could hear back in April? Before?
Any info would be helpful!


I was wondering the same thing. If that is the case, it would be great! I would love to know where I am in and where I am not before making a decision/seat deposit if at all possible!

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby T20hopeful89 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:59 am

CMC88 wrote:
NDOMUKONGGGG wrote:
efin12 wrote:I'm in! I'm in!

I was waitlisted in October with my first LSAT, so I retook in December. Just got in with $25k a year! Thank goodness they waitlisted me initially!


Ok so this may be a stupid question: I was WL yesterday and it said the "we will not review your appliation again until April" deal. So, if efin12 was able to get in (congrats btw!) off the WL well before April, does that mean that UVA reviews WL'd candidates before April? I'm planning on sending in an LOCI and an extra rec from a UVA Law alum, but even if I do so is the earliest I could hear back in April? Before?
Any info would be helpful!


I was wondering the same thing. If that is the case, it would be great! I would love to know where I am in and where I am not before making a decision/seat deposit if at all possible!



efin was ED - might be a different situation because of that...

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby efin12 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:07 pm

When I was waitlisted back in October after I applied ED, I spoke with Cordel about my options and learned that pretty much the only way to get your file reviewed again before April is if you have a new LSAT score. I asked about LOCIs and new letters of recommendation and he was pretty frank with me and said that it wouldn't really change anything. You could maybe take the February LSAT and they would look at your file again when they receive that score, but I think my situation is pretty unique.

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Rahviveh » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:11 pm

efin12 wrote:When I was waitlisted back in October after I applied ED, I spoke with Cordel about my options and learned that pretty much the only way to get your file reviewed again before April is if you have a new LSAT score. I asked about LOCIs and new letters of recommendation and he was pretty frank with me and said that it wouldn't really change anything. You could maybe take the February LSAT and they would look at your file again when they receive that score, but I think my situation is pretty unique.


I think this is great anecdotal evidence that LOCI dont do shit except make applicants feel better about being proactive

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby NDOMUKONGGGG » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:13 pm

Thanks. If LOCI's don't help, what do you think the strategy is for trying to get off the waitlist?

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby efin12 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:15 pm

ChampagnePapi wrote:
efin12 wrote:When I was waitlisted back in October after I applied ED, I spoke with Cordel about my options and learned that pretty much the only way to get your file reviewed again before April is if you have a new LSAT score. I asked about LOCIs and new letters of recommendation and he was pretty frank with me and said that it wouldn't really change anything. You could maybe take the February LSAT and they would look at your file again when they receive that score, but I think my situation is pretty unique.


I think this is great anecdotal evidence that LOCI dont do shit except make applicants feel better about being proactive


Oh, don't get me wrong! He did encourage me to send LOCIs so they would know I was interested, but it was so early in the cycle I refused to believe that was the only thing I could do to change my situation. I knew I could do better on the LSAT, so retaking was a natural step for me. I know TLS encourages applicants to retake all the time, so I just wanted to share one instance where it turned out to be great advice.

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby az21833 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:13 pm

in via phone call with Cordel and 150k scholarship. i am speechless right now, absolutely floored. how soon will i get the mailing? i cant wait to dig through :)

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby gingerbreadsmouse » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:15 pm

az21833 wrote:in via phone call with Cordel and 150k scholarship. i am speechless right now, absolutely floored. how soon will i get the mailing? i cant wait to dig through :)


Congratulations! That is incredible! I got the call yesterday and was told the mailing should come within a few days, so not sure how quickly. Exciting week :D

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Postby Rahviveh » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:16 pm

az21833 wrote:in via phone call with Cordel and 150k scholarship. i am speechless right now, absolutely floored. how soon will i get the mailing? i cant wait to dig through :)


It comes very quickly. Well deserved, though I think you're going to get a lot more great news in the next couple months

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Rahviveh » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:20 pm

NDOMUKONGGGG wrote:Thanks. If LOCI's don't help, what do you think the strategy is for trying to get off the waitlist?


There's not much you can do unless you have the numbers they want. I agree with Wormfather that having legitimate interest in UVA can help with an LOCI, but 90% of LOCI's are about generic stuff pulled from the website. That said, an LOCI isn't gonna hurt you either, so you might as well write one if you really want to get off

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby jym_dawg » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:29 pm

az21833 wrote:in via phone call with Cordel and 150k scholarship. i am speechless right now, absolutely floored. how soon will i get the mailing? i cant wait to dig through :)


Congrats! That is amazing! Didn't you apply last week? If so, that quick of a turnaround is ridiculous. Are you instate?

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Postby Anonymous4444 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:50 pm

az21833 wrote:in via phone call with Cordel and 150k scholarship. i am speechless right now, absolutely floored. how soon will i get the mailing? i cant wait to dig through :)


came about a week ish after the call congrats

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby az21833 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:28 pm

jym_dawg wrote:
az21833 wrote:in via phone call with Cordel and 150k scholarship. i am speechless right now, absolutely floored. how soon will i get the mailing? i cant wait to dig through :)


Congrats! That is amazing! Didn't you apply last week? If so, that quick of a turnaround is ridiculous. Are you instate?


sent 1/5, received 1/7, complete 1/7, decision 1/10 - OOS

thought id be choosing between t14 and a fullride at a local T1. No idea i would be able to combine the best of both worlds

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby elterrible78 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:48 pm

az21833 wrote:
jym_dawg wrote:
az21833 wrote:in via phone call with Cordel and 150k scholarship. i am speechless right now, absolutely floored. how soon will i get the mailing? i cant wait to dig through :)


Congrats! That is amazing! Didn't you apply last week? If so, that quick of a turnaround is ridiculous. Are you instate?


sent 1/5, received 1/7, complete 1/7, decision 1/10 - OOS

thought id be choosing between t14 and a fullride at a local T1. No idea i would be able to combine the best of both worlds


Congratulations! The packet will be there shortly, and there's a lot to look through!

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby wisteria » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:19 pm

az21833 wrote:
jym_dawg wrote:
az21833 wrote:in via phone call with Cordel and 150k scholarship. i am speechless right now, absolutely floored. how soon will i get the mailing? i cant wait to dig through :)


Congrats! That is amazing! Didn't you apply last week? If so, that quick of a turnaround is ridiculous. Are you instate?


sent 1/5, received 1/7, complete 1/7, decision 1/10 - OOS

thought id be choosing between t14 and a fullride at a local T1. No idea i would be able to combine the best of both worlds


As someone who's been waiting since UR11/19, I'm soooo jealous! Congratulations!!!

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Postby lookingin » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:53 pm

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Postby Rahviveh » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:55 pm

lookingin wrote:Omg! Just accepted with 25k a year after speaking with Dean Richard!

Hyperventilating at work right now -- with a 163 LSAT, I was pretty sure I was an auto-reject or waitlist at absolute best!


URM/Softs?

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Postby applemaroon » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:57 pm

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby fallingup » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:58 pm

ChampagnePapi wrote:
lookingin wrote:Omg! Just accepted with 25k a year after speaking with Dean Richard!

Hyperventilating at work right now -- with a 163 LSAT, I was pretty sure I was an auto-reject or waitlist at absolute best!


URM/Softs?


i'm curious too. your past posts say 3.68 GPA and 3.93 GPA, sounds like 3.93 is the right one?

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Postby lookingin » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:07 pm

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Anonymous4444 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:09 pm

maybe retake the lsat and get more money next year you clearly have the softs they like....

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby legaljarhead1 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:11 pm

Hey first time posting. I got waitlisted from UVA and i'm considering writing them but not sure what would be best to discuss if i'm looking to persuade them towards an admit. Numbers 164/4.0 and USMC Veteran if anyone has some advise or been in a similar situation i'd greatly appreciate it.
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