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 shifty_eyed » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:18 pm

Congrats to all the acceptees! Was anyone a holdover from ED?

I submitted two new LORs since being held, which probably won't make a *huge* difference, but can't hurt, right?

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

Postby timeandspace11 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:33 pm

When you all received the phone call was your status updated? Mine still just says complete and I have not received an email yet either. I saved the voicemail just so I know i wasnt imagining things.

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

Postby StylinNProfilin » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:36 pm

timeandspace11 wrote:When you all received the phone call was your status updated? Mine still just says complete and I have not received an email yet either. I saved the voicemail just so I know i wasnt imagining things.


My status didnt update nor did I recieve an email till Monday and I got the call on a Friday. I was hoping all weekend I didnt imagine things too haha

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

Postby bluegreen » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:38 pm

fruitoftheloom wrote:WOOHOO!!!! Accepted today via phone call! YES!


Stats? Congrats!!!!

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Postby fruitoftheloom » Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:32 pm

bluegreen wrote:
fruitoftheloom wrote:WOOHOO!!!! Accepted today via phone call! YES!


Stats? Congrats!!!!




Will edit my stats out probs after a bit so please don't quote.

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

Postby michaelm55 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:58 pm

As much as I want to attend UT, their online status checker system is not very helpful. It says nothing about where my file is or what they are doing with it.

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

Postby kaf5250 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:04 pm

Looking for a little advice. I got in earlier in the cycle with in-state tuition + $12,000 in my aid packet which is pretty appealing. However, I got similar offers from other schools (GW, Notre Dame) which are much much closer to home for me (i'm from PA), any idea if I could use those offers to negotiate a higher amount or how receptive Texas is to negotiating at all. I'm hoping to get a little more aid just because the cost of flying/relocating would be so much higher than at closer schools. any advice on what to do?

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

Postby timeandspace11 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:07 pm

Got some emails from the school today. A form for the public interest scholarship, a link to the admitted students facebook page, a link to send an alumni questions. I am still very surprised I was so accepted so quickly. If I was lucky enough to get financial aid UT would probably be my top choice.

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Postby timeandspace11 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:11 pm

kaf5250 wrote:Looking for a little advice. I got in earlier in the cycle with in-state tuition + $12,000 in my aid packet which is pretty appealing. However, I got similar offers from other schools (GW, Notre Dame) which are much much closer to home for me (i'm from PA), any idea if I could use those offers to negotiate a higher amount or how receptive Texas is to negotiating at all. I'm hoping to get a little more aid just because the cost of flying/relocating would be so much higher than at closer schools. any advice on what to do?


Certainly wouldn't hurt to ask. I dont know if UT considers GW and ND peer schools but if they still may be able to be persuaded. Congrats on that scholarship package so far. From your profile I saw we have the same LSAT while you have a little bit higher GPA. If I could get a similar deal I would go to UT in a second. Good luck!!

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

Postby kaf5250 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:15 pm

timeandspace11 wrote:
kaf5250 wrote:Looking for a little advice. I got in earlier in the cycle with in-state tuition + $12,000 in my aid packet which is pretty appealing. However, I got similar offers from other schools (GW, Notre Dame) which are much much closer to home for me (i'm from PA), any idea if I could use those offers to negotiate a higher amount or how receptive Texas is to negotiating at all. I'm hoping to get a little more aid just because the cost of flying/relocating would be so much higher than at closer schools. any advice on what to do?


Certainly wouldn't hurt to ask. I dont know if UT considers GW and ND peer schools but if they still may be able to be persuaded. Congrats on that scholarship package so far. From your profile I saw we have the same LSAT while you have a little bit higher GPA. If I could get a similar deal I would go to UT in a second. Good luck!!


do you think I should wait to hear back from some other schools (still waiting on Mich, Cornell, and USC) or do you think if I try now and they say no I can ask again with more offers and they might change their mind?

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

Postby BigZuck » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:21 pm

kaf5250 wrote:
timeandspace11 wrote:
kaf5250 wrote:Looking for a little advice. I got in earlier in the cycle with in-state tuition + $12,000 in my aid packet which is pretty appealing. However, I got similar offers from other schools (GW, Notre Dame) which are much much closer to home for me (i'm from PA), any idea if I could use those offers to negotiate a higher amount or how receptive Texas is to negotiating at all. I'm hoping to get a little more aid just because the cost of flying/relocating would be so much higher than at closer schools. any advice on what to do?


Certainly wouldn't hurt to ask. I dont know if UT considers GW and ND peer schools but if they still may be able to be persuaded. Congrats on that scholarship package so far. From your profile I saw we have the same LSAT while you have a little bit higher GPA. If I could get a similar deal I would go to UT in a second. Good luck!!


do you think I should wait to hear back from some other schools (still waiting on Mich, Cornell, and USC) or do you think if I try now and they say no I can ask again with more offers and they might change their mind?


Not sure why I am thinking this and could totally be wrong but I thought I remembered reading somewhere that UT will negotiate but they will only do it once, meaning they want you to present all of or just your best offers at once. Might be thinking about another school though.

Maybe just email the general admissions email and ask who you can speak to about your financial aid situation? If they do have a set process they might delineate it for you when they respond.

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

Postby timeandspace11 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:21 pm

kaf5250 wrote:
timeandspace11 wrote:
kaf5250 wrote:Looking for a little advice. I got in earlier in the cycle with in-state tuition + $12,000 in my aid packet which is pretty appealing. However, I got similar offers from other schools (GW, Notre Dame) which are much much closer to home for me (i'm from PA), any idea if I could use those offers to negotiate a higher amount or how receptive Texas is to negotiating at all. I'm hoping to get a little more aid just because the cost of flying/relocating would be so much higher than at closer schools. any advice on what to do?


Certainly wouldn't hurt to ask. I dont know if UT considers GW and ND peer schools but if they still may be able to be persuaded. Congrats on that scholarship package so far. From your profile I saw we have the same LSAT while you have a little bit higher GPA. If I could get a similar deal I would go to UT in a second. Good luck!!


do you think I should wait to hear back from some other schools (still waiting on Mich, Cornell, and USC) or do you think if I try now and they say no I can ask again with more offers and they might change their mind?


That is a good question, and I am not sure about the answer. I would maybe try and look for a thread with Texas students to see what the best course may be. If you expect to hear from those schools soon maybe holding off a bit would be good. A lot of it depends on how bad you want to go to Texas and what other offers you think you can get from other schools.

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

Postby poichi » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:33 pm

BigZuck wrote:Not sure why I am thinking this and could totally be wrong but I thought I remembered reading somewhere that UT will negotiate but they will only do it once, meaning they want you to present all of or just your best offers at once. Might be thinking about another school though.


I remember reading that Michigan does this. I don't know about Texas.

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

Postby BigZuck » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:38 pm

I do think waiting would be best as I doubt UT views ND as a peer but I'm guessing it views USC as one.

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Postby timeandspace11 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:20 am

BigZuck wrote:I do think waiting would be best as I doubt UT views ND as a peer but I'm guessing it views USC as one.


I wonder if Texas looks at University of Minnesota as a peer school

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

Postby aep1989 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:32 am

So you guys think Vandy + UCLA + Top 14, UT would negotiate with?

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Postby teiswei » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:22 am

aep1989 wrote:So you guys think Vandy + UCLA + Top 14, UT would negotiate with?

plus USC... Wash U would be a stretch.

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

Postby keki » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:19 pm

UT has an official scholarship matching app and while you can include multiple offers on it, you can only submit it once. So best course would be to wait for all other offers possible before submitting. They do specify that they will only consider offers from peer schools, but it can't hurt to include everything you're looking at. This info is somewhere online with their $$ aid stuff... should be a tab called "scholarship matching."

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

Postby nba101790 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:21 pm

Submitted and received on 1/15, no correspondence since. Should I send a follow-up or just keep waiting for it to go complete?

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Postby Ned Racine » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:30 pm

nba101790 wrote:Submitted and received on 1/15, no correspondence since. Should I send a follow-up or just keep waiting for it to go complete?


+1

Sent on 1/8, received on 1/10, but no correspondence since the email on 1/10. Where's my status checker?

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

Postby WokeUpInACar » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:40 pm

Ned Racine wrote:
nba101790 wrote:Submitted and received on 1/15, no correspondence since. Should I send a follow-up or just keep waiting for it to go complete?


+1

Sent on 1/8, received on 1/10, but no correspondence since the email on 1/10. Where's my status checker?

Calm down guys... This is pretty much how long it's taken all cycle for people to get their status checkers. I submitted on 1/9 and don't have one either.

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

Postby timeandspace11 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:41 pm

Ned Racine wrote:
nba101790 wrote:Submitted and received on 1/15, no correspondence since. Should I send a follow-up or just keep waiting for it to go complete?


+1

Sent on 1/8, received on 1/10, but no correspondence since the email on 1/10. Where's my status checker?


I went on their website and was able to create my account and see my status. I forgot exactly what I di but I was having the same problem.

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

Postby michaelm55 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:01 pm

"Financial Aid Matching Program

The University of Texas School of Law offers a limited scholarship matching program for admitted students. Through this program, the scholarship committee will review merit scholarship offers exclusively from peer law schools upon request.

The committee will consider the out-of-pocket tuition and fees expense a student will incur after taking the respective scholarship offer(s) into consideration, and overall competitiveness of the admitted student. The scholarship committee reserves the right to decline to offer or increase our previous scholarship.

The scholarship committee will consider one matching scholarship request per admitted student. However, an admitted student may submit multiple offers at one time. Once the committee has made a decision, students will be notified in writing.

Matching requests may be submitted by mail, e-mail or fax to:


The University of Texas School of Law
Scholarships Committee
727 E. Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX 78705

512-475-7970
lawfinaid@law.utexas.edu

Requests should be submitted or postmarked no later than May 1. The number of awards granted through this program will be limited by the amount of available funds."

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Postby timeandspace11 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:16 pm

michaelm55 wrote:"Financial Aid Matching Program

The University of Texas School of Law offers a limited scholarship matching program for admitted students. Through this program, the scholarship committee will review merit scholarship offers exclusively from peer law schools upon request.

The committee will consider the out-of-pocket tuition and fees expense a student will incur after taking the respective scholarship offer(s) into consideration, and overall competitiveness of the admitted student. The scholarship committee reserves the right to decline to offer or increase our previous scholarship.

The scholarship committee will consider one matching scholarship request per admitted student. However, an admitted student may submit multiple offers at one time. Once the committee has made a decision, students will be notified in writing.

Matching requests may be submitted by mail, e-mail or fax to:


The University of Texas School of Law
Scholarships Committee
727 E. Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX 78705

512-475-7970
lawfinaid@law.utexas.edu

Requests should be submitted or postmarked no later than May 1. The number of awards granted through this program will be limited by the amount of available funds."



Thanks for this. Do they have a list of what they consider peer schools? I wonder if Minnesota is one

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

Postby shifty_eyed » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:52 pm

Just got in via phone call!!! I was a holdover from ED, instate splitter fwiw
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