University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby michaelm55 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:58 pm

I was held too... no word on me yet.

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby RetakeFrenzy » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:08 pm

Held ED applicant here... 166/3.66 just got WL'ed

Good luck everyone still waiting to hear from UT :wink:

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby JXander » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:43 pm

michaelm55 wrote:I was held too... no word on me yet.

I predict a yes for you. I can't believe you weren't in already, if those numbers in your profile are accurate.

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby helpplease » Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:58 am

This wait is pure torture. UT has always been my #1 choice, submitted 12/01 and have heard nothing. I retook LSAT in Dec and raised my score from a 160 to 165, but with a 3.5x I know I still don't have a good shot. I was hoping my Texas residency would give me some sort of bump though. I also followed up with a Why UT essay early February, and I have no idea if that did any good. Even if it's a rejection, I JUST WANT TO KNOW. :(

Good news is that I miraculously got a full scholarship at UH and I learned this week that I was held at Northwestern, which is awesome. If i'm in a situation deciding between UH and NU i'll have no idea what to do. A UT acceptance would make things so much easier. Do yall think they'll give decisions to the majority of applicants in March or is it possible that i'll hear in April?

ALSO, it kills me to see people on LSN get waitlisted (or even accepted, although these are much fewer obviously) with scores at or below my numbers. Sighh, I need to just suck it up. :?

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby jvincent11 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:17 am

helpplease wrote:This wait is pure torture. UT has always been my #1 choice, submitted 12/01 and have heard nothing. I retook LSAT in Dec and raised my score from a 160 to 165, but with a 3.5x I know I still don't have a good shot. I was hoping my Texas residency would give me some sort of bump though. I also followed up with a Why UT essay early February, and I have no idea if that did any good. Even if it's a rejection, I JUST WANT TO KNOW. :(

Good news is that I miraculously got a full scholarship at UH and I learned this week that I was held at Northwestern, which is awesome. If i'm in a situation deciding between UH and NU i'll have no idea what to do. A UT acceptance would make things so much easier. Do yall think they'll give decisions to the majority of applicants in March or is it possible that i'll hear in April?

ALSO, it kills me to see people on LSN get waitlisted (or even accepted, although these are much fewer obviously) with scores at or below my numbers. Sighh, I need to just suck it up. :?


Why is full scholarship at UH a miracle? Their 75th percentile LSAT score is 163, and that school just isn't very good. IMHO, you will not get into Northwestern, and you only have a slight chance at UT. You can get into good schools with your stats. Probably not T20, but 20-35 definitely, and maybe some money if you applied early next cycle, especially if you retake in June and go up a point or 2

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby DA956 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:59 am

Hey so the answer to my question may be somwhere within the 50 pages of this thread, but do UT's scholarships come with their acceptance letter or seperately? I'd prefer to not go through all of these

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby BigZuck » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:29 am

DA956 wrote:Hey so the answer to my question may be somwhere within the 50 pages of this thread, but do UT's scholarships come with their acceptance letter or seperately? I'd prefer to not go through all of these


Yeah but what about those of us who would prefer not to read/answer the same questions over and over?

Seperately. And later.

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Chaucer1343 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:29 am

Is there anything urgent in the admissions pack? I live abroad and it's been almost a month since the pack was sent (and it hasn't arrived).

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby JXander » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:33 am

DA956 wrote:Hey so the answer to my question may be somwhere within the 50 pages of this thread, but do UT's scholarships come with their acceptance letter or seperately? I'd prefer to not go through all of these


From the UT Financial Aid page:

"The majority of students who receive these (merit-based and need-based) scholarships are notified in writing within two weeks of receiving their admission offer letter."

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby DA956 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:52 am

If you'd prefer not to read/answer you are free to do so, but thanks anyways.

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby shifty_eyed » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:02 pm

jvincent11 wrote:
helpplease wrote:This wait is pure torture. UT has always been my #1 choice, submitted 12/01 and have heard nothing. I retook LSAT in Dec and raised my score from a 160 to 165, but with a 3.5x I know I still don't have a good shot. I was hoping my Texas residency would give me some sort of bump though. I also followed up with a Why UT essay early February, and I have no idea if that did any good. Even if it's a rejection, I JUST WANT TO KNOW. :(

Good news is that I miraculously got a full scholarship at UH and I learned this week that I was held at Northwestern, which is awesome. If i'm in a situation deciding between UH and NU i'll have no idea what to do. A UT acceptance would make things so much easier. Do yall think they'll give decisions to the majority of applicants in March or is it possible that i'll hear in April?

ALSO, it kills me to see people on LSN get waitlisted (or even accepted, although these are much fewer obviously) with scores at or below my numbers. Sighh, I need to just suck it up. :?


Why is full scholarship at UH a miracle? Their 75th percentile LSAT score is 163, and that school just isn't very good. IMHO, you will not get into Northwestern, and you only have a slight chance at UT. You can get into good schools with your stats. Probably not T20, but 20-35 definitely, and maybe some money if you applied early next cycle, especially if you retake in June and go up a point or 2

UH does relatively well for its ranking. A full ride from there is nothing to sneeze at. I know someone who turned down UT for a full ride at UH (plus free COL from spouse). I think if you are debt averse, it's not an awful choice. FWIW, I have a 172, and only got 15k/yr from UH!

Helpplease, I think you have a decent chance at UT, especially if they end up low on Texas residents. NU is more of a longshot, but you never know.

I would gear up for a retake in June if possible because 2 points would guarantee that UT would take you and 3 would get you money.

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Cosimo12 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:22 pm

I've been lurking on this page for a couple of months but this is my first time posting.
UT is my first choice and I heard about a week ago that I got in. Numbers are 164/3.61. I am in-state, currently an undergrad at an out of state university. Also got accepted to Baylor full ride and UHouston with $20k/year. I didn't think I'd get into UT so I'm definitely thrilled and will probably accept. Good luck to everyone else out there!

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby philosoraptor » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:30 pm

DA956 wrote:If you'd prefer not to read/answer you are free to do so, but thanks anyways.
Fun times await you in law school if you can't be bothered to take two minutes to look up a simple answer to a simple question -- especially if you expect your classmates to do your work for you. HTH.

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby DA956 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:15 pm

philosoraptor wrote:
DA956 wrote:If you'd prefer not to read/answer you are free to do so, but thanks anyways.
Fun times await you in law school if you can't be bothered to take two minutes to look up a simple answer to a simple question -- especially if you expect your classmates to do your work for you. HTH.


Really? Comparing law school to looking something up on a forum? First off, I had found the answer on the forum before, I was just double-checking. Second, I didn't really care if anyone replied, I would have found out the answer eventually anyway either through the reception of a letter or the lack of one after a certain amount of time. And finally, I don't expect anything from anyone. So thanks for warning, but I think I might manage.

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby DA956 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:42 pm

Chaucer1343 wrote:Is there anything urgent in the admissions pack? I live abroad and it's been almost a month since the pack was sent (and it hasn't arrived).


Not sure how long it takes to get to you overseas, but my acceptance included:
1. Acceptance letter with invite to the Admitted Students Day and some contact info
2. Another letter with additional requirements to be met. (Deposit, letter of intent, official transcript, digital photo, and health paperwork)
3.Some informational brochures on various programs, etc.

Not much I would deem urgent besides maybe the deposit date and the additional requirements stuff. Good luck!

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby hobie2515 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:45 pm

Feisty Fridays.... Does anyone have any input in regards to need-based grants? Obviously I will be discussing this with the Financial Aid Department, but my concern is that my EFC (which is inflated due to my AGI) might disqualify me for any need based grants. Particularly troubling because the bulk of my EFC is based on a job/income I won't have if I'm in law school. Does anyone know if the school considers the full circumstances when awarding grants? I apologize if I should have put this in a different thread.

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby BigZuck » Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:49 pm

hobie2515 wrote:Feisty Fridays.... Does anyone have any input in regards to need-based grants? Obviously I will be discussing this with the Financial Aid Department, but my concern is that my EFC (which is inflated due to my AGI) might disqualify me for any need based grants. Particularly troubling because the bulk of my EFC is based on a job/income I won't have if I'm in law school. Does anyone know if the school considers the full circumstances when awarding grants? I apologize if I should have put this in a different thread.


They do need based grants? I'm assuming if they do and you get a merit scholarship you won't get anything need based.

Also, everyone is "needy" in that everyone is unemployed in law school. It's not an even playing field though because some people have rich parents and/or a high paying job before school that presumably allowed them to save money.

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby hobie2515 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:00 pm

BigZuck wrote:It's not an even playing field though because some people have rich parents and/or a high paying job before school that presumably allowed them to save money.


That's a pretty big assumption though. Just because someone had a job before law school doesn't mean they have a greater ability than someone straight out of UG to contribute towards their continued education. Someone making $35,000/year before law school would likely have a significantly higher EFC, but what have they actually saved from that amount?

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Postby BigZuck » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:04 pm

BigZuck wrote:high paying job

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Postby BigZuck » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:08 pm

Also, I think a good rule of thumb is if you have middle class parents (no matter how old you are) and a job that pays 35K a year and no dependents or anything then you will probably not be considered needy in a law school's eyes.

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby philosoraptor » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:15 pm

Unless your circumstances are truly out of the ordinary, don't expect to get any significant need-based grants; this is not like college financial aid. Law schools expect you to borrow everything you need and, fairly or unfairly, to pay it back on your big ol' lawyer's salary after three years.

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby hobie2515 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:51 pm

philosoraptor wrote:Unless your circumstances are truly out of the ordinary, don't expect to get any significant need-based grants; this is not like college financial aid. Law schools expect you to borrow everything you need and, fairly or unfairly, to pay it back on your big ol' lawyer's salary after three years.


So you're saying that when the UT web site states that 66% of the incoming 2011-2012 received need based grants and loans, they are skewing these statistics?

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby WokeUpInACar » Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:53 pm

hobie2515 wrote:
philosoraptor wrote:Unless your circumstances are truly out of the ordinary, don't expect to get any significant need-based grants; this is not like college financial aid. Law schools expect you to borrow everything you need and, fairly or unfairly, to pay it back on your big ol' lawyer's salary after three years.


So you're saying that when the UT web site states that 66% of the incoming 2011-2012 received need based grants and loans, they are skewing these statistics?

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby jackbauer10 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:09 pm

sorry if this is salt on the wound, but i couldn't find the 'class of' thread. did anyone else get the invite to brunch in LA with Dean Farnsworth?

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Postby romanticegotist » Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:24 pm

jackbauer10 wrote:sorry if this is salt on the wound, but i couldn't find the 'class of' thread. did anyone else get the invite to brunch in LA with Dean Farnsworth?


http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=200214




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