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 ironbmike » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:34 am

Haven't had a chance to read the whole thread, but I'm getting $12K/year from Texas. Still waiting to hear from Vanderbilt. How is Texas when it comes to negotiating?

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

Postby romanticegotist » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:32 pm

ironbmike wrote:Haven't had a chance to read the whole thread, but I'm getting $12K/year from Texas. Still waiting to hear from Vanderbilt. How is Texas when it comes to negotiating?


Finnicky, from what I gather. They claim to only consider offers from 'exclusively peer institutions' so good luck deciphering that. On Wednesday I'm shipping them an email with information about my Cornell acceptance, my Vanderbilt scholly, and my Minnesota full ride, and maybe my money from ND as well. If they give me any cash whatsoever I'll consider it a success.

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

Postby ironbmike » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:35 pm

romanticegotist wrote:
ironbmike wrote:Haven't had a chance to read the whole thread, but I'm getting $12K/year from Texas. Still waiting to hear from Vanderbilt. How is Texas when it comes to negotiating?


Finnicky, from what I gather. They claim to only consider offers from 'exclusively peer institutions' so good luck deciphering that. On Wednesday I'm shipping them an email with information about my Cornell acceptance, my Vanderbilt scholly, and my Minnesota full ride, and maybe my money from ND as well. If they give me any cash whatsoever I'll consider it a success.


Thanks, let us know how it goes.

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

Postby romanticegotist » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:38 pm

ironbmike wrote:
romanticegotist wrote:
ironbmike wrote:Haven't had a chance to read the whole thread, but I'm getting $12K/year from Texas. Still waiting to hear from Vanderbilt. How is Texas when it comes to negotiating?


Finnicky, from what I gather. They claim to only consider offers from 'exclusively peer institutions' so good luck deciphering that. On Wednesday I'm shipping them an email with information about my Cornell acceptance, my Vanderbilt scholly, and my Minnesota full ride, and maybe my money from ND as well. If they give me any cash whatsoever I'll consider it a success.


Thanks, let us know how it goes.


I'm worried that their attitude is essentially 'eh....we're the best school for 1000 miles in any direction and we know plenty of students that will attend here no matter what so here's $5 for a sandwich next time you come to campus.'

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

Postby ironbmike » Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:10 pm

romanticegotist wrote:
ironbmike wrote:
romanticegotist wrote:
ironbmike wrote:Haven't had a chance to read the whole thread, but I'm getting $12K/year from Texas. Still waiting to hear from Vanderbilt. How is Texas when it comes to negotiating?


Finnicky, from what I gather. They claim to only consider offers from 'exclusively peer institutions' so good luck deciphering that. On Wednesday I'm shipping them an email with information about my Cornell acceptance, my Vanderbilt scholly, and my Minnesota full ride, and maybe my money from ND as well. If they give me any cash whatsoever I'll consider it a success.


Thanks, let us know how it goes.


I'm worried that their attitude is essentially 'eh....we're the best school for 1000 miles in any direction and we know plenty of students that will attend here no matter what so here's $5 for a sandwich next time you come to campus.'


Yeah and it's hard to argue with that I suppose.

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

Postby rabbitrun » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:52 pm

BigZuck wrote:
rabbitrun wrote:
helpplease wrote:Has there been a trend of which weekdays applicants hear back on most? UT's deposit deadline is April 15th, so i'm assuming we should get decisions sometimes in the three weeks before that.

Also, does anybody know if theres any benefit to visiting the school? Is there even a possibility of setting up a short meeting with a rep from the admissions committee or do the visits only consist of a tour and a class?


I'm not sure if you can request a meeting or anything, but when I toured the director of admissions was the tour guide. My tour group had a couple of really obnoxious people so I can see how being obnoxious/not being obnoxious might hurt/help if you get to have some small talk with admissions reps.


Go on


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

Postby medievahe » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:00 pm

Just withdrew and freed up 90kish. Hopefully one of guys snag it!

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

Postby JXander » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:01 pm

medievahe wrote:Just withdrew and freed up 90kish. Hopefully one of guys snag it!

Thank you SO much!

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

Postby helpplease » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:16 pm

I REALLY wanna hear back from UT this week. Think they'll be closed for good friday? If so, long weekend ahead :?

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

Postby biznardos » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:22 am

waitlisted via email.

3.7/162 MA URM

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

Postby arodasi » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:32 am

biznardos wrote:waitlisted via email.

3.7/162 MA URM


Today? When did you apply?

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

Postby thomasyin2 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:14 pm

I applied early Jan, still no decision until today, said the files completed and being considered since very early Feb. What does that mean potentially?UT is absolutely my first choice, got into other texas schools with large scholly...Just waiting for UT now.

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

Postby Aawaldrop » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:21 pm

thomasyin2 wrote:I applied early Jan, still no decision until today, said the files completed and being considered since very early Feb. What does that mean potentially?UT is absolutely my first choice, got into other texas schools with large scholly...Just waiting for UT now.


It means you have a chance to get in and a chance to get rejected

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

Postby thomasyin2 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:28 pm

I like that answer, but...
why so slow? I figured if it takes this long for them to make a decision shouldn't just send me on waitlist is an easier way out? Afterall very few people on waitlist get admitted

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

Postby BigZuck » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:31 pm

thomasyin2 wrote:I like that answer, but...
why so slow? I figured if it takes this long for them to make a decision shouldn't just send me on waitlist is an easier way out? Afterall very few people on waitlist get admitted


NYU and Columbia have been "reviewing" my file since early November. Who knows what goes through these law schools' heads. But less than two months under review is not that long.

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

Postby helpplease » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:44 pm

BigZuck wrote:
thomasyin2 wrote:I like that answer, but...
why so slow? I figured if it takes this long for them to make a decision shouldn't just send me on waitlist is an easier way out? Afterall very few people on waitlist get admitted


NYU and Columbia have been "reviewing" my file since early November. Who knows what goes through these law schools' heads. But less than two months under review is not that long.
thomasyin2 wrote:I like that answer, but...
why so slow? I figured if it takes this long for them to make a decision shouldn't just send me on waitlist is an easier way out? Afterall very few people on waitlist get admitted


Yeah, I submitted my app on 12/01 and I've heard nothing as well. Same questions running through my mind though. I'm hoping since some deposit deadlines are 04/15 we should be hearing back within the next couple of weeks. Do yall know if admissions offices are closed tomorrow for good friday?

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

Postby ironbmike » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:07 am

So, I didn't get a travel stipend because I didn't meet the criteria. However I really want to visit and a stipend would make it possible. But I'm also waiting to hear back from Vandy and would like to negotiate my scholarship once I hear from them.

Do I try to negotiate for a travel stipend now, or will it hurt my ability to negotiate my scholarship in the future since I've already used up some of my bargaining capital?

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

Postby BigZuck » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:09 am

ironbmike wrote:So, I didn't get a travel stipend because I didn't meet the criteria. However I really want to visit and a stipend would make it possible. But I'm also waiting to hear back from Vandy and would like to negotiate my scholarship once I hear from them.

Do I try to negotiate for a travel stipend now, or will it hurt my ability to negotiate my scholarship in the future since I've already used up some of my bargaining capital?


Travel stipends aren't just for ASW? Also I don't think UT is too keen on negotiating period this cycle.

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

Postby biznardos » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:13 am

arodasi wrote:
biznardos wrote:waitlisted via email.

3.7/162 MA URM


Today? When did you apply?


applied 1/8, complete 2/2

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

Postby ironbmike » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:14 am

BigZuck wrote:
ironbmike wrote:So, I didn't get a travel stipend because I didn't meet the criteria. However I really want to visit and a stipend would make it possible. But I'm also waiting to hear back from Vandy and would like to negotiate my scholarship once I hear from them.

Do I try to negotiate for a travel stipend now, or will it hurt my ability to negotiate my scholarship in the future since I've already used up some of my bargaining capital?


Travel stipends aren't just for ASW? Also I don't think UT is too keen on negotiating period this cycle.


Not sure, but I wasn't able to make it. That's why I was going to try and negotiate some sort of travel scholly before the deadline. But I think I'll be better off waiting to negotiate scholarship.

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

Postby JXander » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:16 am

biznardos wrote:waitlisted via email.

3.7/162 MA URM

Many URMs are feeling the brunt of TX's waitlist this cycle.

Did you interview?

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

Postby Jarndyce&Jarndyce » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:21 am

I just received my freaking STATUS checker info Today. Is that normal? (I applied 2/28/13).

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

Postby StylinNProfilin » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:25 am

Jarndyce&Jarndyce wrote:I just received my freaking STATUS checker info Today. Is that normal? (I applied 2/28/13).


Yeah took forever to get mine. UT's status checker is pretty worthless anyways.

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

Postby biznardos » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:39 am

JXander wrote:
biznardos wrote:waitlisted via email.

3.7/162 MA URM

Many URMs are feeling the brunt of TX's waitlist this cycle.

Did you interview?


No interview, didn't tailor my application to UT at all. Not a big surprise I suppose.

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

Postby porch » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:07 pm

Withdrawn, good luck all!




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