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 viksn1 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:59 pm

patricksouthern wrote:
viksn1 wrote:Just admitted via phone call!! Applied December 13th after an unsolicited fee waiver.


Congrats! Probably a dumb question, but did the call come from an Austin number? I just got a call a bit ago from a number I didn't recognize and I couldn't answer (was on the phone with someone else). I ask because I applied around the same time as you and got the same unsolicited fee waiver.


Sorry for the delay. I'm not sure if it was an Austin number but my phone did say it was from Texas (512).

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

Postby JXander » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:07 pm

viksn1 wrote:
patricksouthern wrote:
viksn1 wrote:Just admitted via phone call!! Applied December 13th after an unsolicited fee waiver.


Congrats! Probably a dumb question, but did the call come from an Austin number? I just got a call a bit ago from a number I didn't recognize and I couldn't answer (was on the phone with someone else). I ask because I applied around the same time as you and got the same unsolicited fee waiver.


Sorry for the delay. I'm not sure if it was an Austin number but my phone did say it was from Texas (512).

I work in Austin. 512 is it's area code.

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

Postby FallingHigher » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:40 pm

Thanks for the congrats! Sorry for the delay I went out for a celebratory drink. The call came from a 512 area code.

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

Postby shifty_eyed » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:43 pm

FallingHigher wrote:Thanks for the congrats! Sorry for the delay I went out for a celebratory drink. The call came from a 512 area code.

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

Postby StylinNProfilin » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:00 pm

Congrats to everyone!!!
got my scholarship information today..$12,000/yr. With in-state tuition this pretty much guarantees I'll be in Austin in August!!!
For those waiting on scholarship info, I was accepted 2 weeks ago.

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Postby seanjohn0724 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:06 pm

Phoebe3216 wrote:I too got in via phone call today and was told I have a scholarship offer in the mail!!! I am also an instate splitter (high LSAT, low GPA). Now I have the hardest decision ever to make between a full ride + living stipend at Texas Tech and $ (prob not much considering my GPA) at UT. I'm already sitting with an overwhelming amount of undergrad debt, so my biggest concern is not screwing myself over upon graduation. Advice?


I'm a URM, but I got a lot of money from UT with similar numbers.

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

Postby heyman86us » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:15 pm

FallingHigher wrote:Thanks for the congrats! Sorry for the delay I went out for a celebratory drink. The call came from a 512 area code.


Congrats, FallingHigher.

If you do not mind, can you tell us when you submitted the application and when you received the "held" e-mail?


Thanks!

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Postby FallingHigher » Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:13 am

heyman86us wrote:
FallingHigher wrote:Thanks for the congrats! Sorry for the delay I went out for a celebratory drink. The call came from a 512 area code.


Congrats, FallingHigher.

If you do not mind, can you tell us when you submitted the application and when you received the "held" e-mail?


Thanks!


My application was processed on October 17 and I was held on November 17. I had pretty much given up hope. I do not expect any scholly but I think I will pay sticker price for UT. My other offer is a near full ride at Baylor. Any adivce?

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

Postby timeandspace11 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:18 am

StylinNProfilin wrote:Congrats to everyone!!!
got my scholarship information today..$12,000/yr. With in-state tuition this pretty much guarantees I'll be in Austin in August!!!
For those waiting on scholarship info, I was accepted 2 weeks ago.


Congrats!! We pretty much have the same numbers. Unfortunately, I am not a Texas resident so if I got the same scholarship packet it would still be very expensive for me. Hopefully, I can work something out because I would love to go to Texas

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Postby BigZuck » Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:55 am

FallingHigher wrote:
heyman86us wrote:
FallingHigher wrote:Thanks for the congrats! Sorry for the delay I went out for a celebratory drink. The call came from a 512 area code.


Congrats, FallingHigher.

If you do not mind, can you tell us when you submitted the application and when you received the "held" e-mail?


Thanks!


My application was processed on October 17 and I was held on November 17. I had pretty much given up hope. I do not expect any scholly but I think I will pay sticker price for UT. My other offer is a near full ride at Baylor. Any adivce?


If you want any chance at a job that TLS seems desirable, UT hands down. If you already had a job lined up or you are ok working in "small law" then I would lean toward Baylor just to save money.

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

Postby StylinNProfilin » Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:38 am

timeandspace11 wrote:
StylinNProfilin wrote:Congrats to everyone!!!
got my scholarship information today..$12,000/yr. With in-state tuition this pretty much guarantees I'll be in Austin in August!!!
For those waiting on scholarship info, I was accepted 2 weeks ago.


Congrats!! We pretty much have the same numbers. Unfortunately, I am not a Texas resident so if I got the same scholarship packet it would still be very expensive for me. Hopefully, I can work something out because I would love to go to Texas


Thanks! Hopefully since you're a non-resident they'll throw you more money!

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

Postby teiswei » Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:16 pm

So from what I gather from this thread is that UT's status checker is pretty... unhelpful, correct?

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Postby poichi » Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:37 pm

teiswei wrote:So from what I gather from this thread is that UT's status checker is pretty... unhelpful, correct?


Yes, it's only useful for making sure that there won't be a delay due to missing application materials. My status is updated to admitted now, but that happened at least a day after I got the call.

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Postby teiswei » Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:49 pm

poichi wrote:
teiswei wrote:So from what I gather from this thread is that UT's status checker is pretty... unhelpful, correct?


Yes, it's only useful for making sure that there won't be a delay due to missing application materials. My status is updated to admitted now, but that happened at least a day after I got the call.

I don't need the call. I am completely cool with just the status checker reading admitted.

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

Postby JXander » Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:57 pm

teiswei wrote:
poichi wrote:
teiswei wrote:So from what I gather from this thread is that UT's status checker is pretty... unhelpful, correct?


Yes, it's only useful for making sure that there won't be a delay due to missing application materials. My status is updated to admitted now, but that happened at least a day after I got the call.

I don't need the call. I am completely cool with just the status checker reading admitted.

I am the same way. Because if they call me, I am literally going to scream uncontrollably with joy into the phone. I would prefer to spare them the pain.

But really, snail mail is the worst. I like receiving professional letters, but I like to know as soon as possible (especially if there are already a lot of options on the table).

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

Postby poichi » Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:13 pm

teiswei wrote:I don't need the call. I am completely cool with just the status checker reading admitted.


In that case, it will show up in the Status Updates section, immediately beneath where it says "Your JD application was processed...". Nothing above that line will change.

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

Postby Volforlife » Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:34 pm

I got a Chancellors offer in the mail today!

Also, if you are from Colorado and your last name is Loup PM ME ASAP

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Postby chem! » Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:48 pm

I overreached and applied (app went complete on Dec. 19.) I expect a ding, but figured nothing ventured, nothing gained. Still under review.

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Postby Princess Consuela » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:38 pm

My application was complete on December 10th. I'm definitely a reacher in terms of LSAT for this one, but the longer I go without being denied, the more hope I have. I also signed up a couple of weeks ago for the February LSAT, so I'm hoping they'll wait until then to make a decision.

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Postby timeandspace11 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:32 pm

StylinNProfilin wrote:
timeandspace11 wrote:
StylinNProfilin wrote:Congrats to everyone!!!
got my scholarship information today..$12,000/yr. With in-state tuition this pretty much guarantees I'll be in Austin in August!!!
For those waiting on scholarship info, I was accepted 2 weeks ago.


Congrats!! We pretty much have the same numbers. Unfortunately, I am not a Texas resident so if I got the same scholarship packet it would still be very expensive for me. Hopefully, I can work something out because I would love to go to Texas


Thanks! Hopefully since you're a non-resident they'll throw you more money!



I hope so! I have seen UT give non-residents in state tuition. If I could get that and little bit of aid it would be amazing. I was accepted pretty quickly and Im hoping the low number of applicants may work to my advantage.

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

Postby waterbug » Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:58 pm

timeandspace11 wrote:
StylinNProfilin wrote:
timeandspace11 wrote:
StylinNProfilin wrote:Congrats to everyone!!!
got my scholarship information today..$12,000/yr. With in-state tuition this pretty much guarantees I'll be in Austin in August!!!
For those waiting on scholarship info, I was accepted 2 weeks ago.


Congrats!! We pretty much have the same numbers. Unfortunately, I am not a Texas resident so if I got the same scholarship packet it would still be very expensive for me. Hopefully, I can work something out because I would love to go to Texas


Thanks! Hopefully since you're a non-resident they'll throw you more money!



I hope so! I have seen UT give non-residents in state tuition. If I could get that and little bit of aid it would be amazing. I was accepted pretty quickly and Im hoping the low number of applicants may work to my advantage.

Any details on the low number of applicants topic? I haven't heard much on that.

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

Postby fruitoftheloom » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:20 pm

Volforlife wrote:I got a Chancellors offer in the mail today!

Also, if you are from Colorado and your last name is Loup PM ME ASAP


Congrats!!! We have the same #s (basically) so hopeful for myself!!!

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

Postby Volforlife » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:15 am

fruitoftheloom wrote:
Volforlife wrote:I got a Chancellors offer in the mail today!

Also, if you are from Colorado and your last name is Loup PM ME ASAP


Congrats!!! We have the same #s (basically) so hopeful for myself!!!


Thanks! I hope it comes for you. Getting a chancellor's made me stop looking at UT as a negotiating tool and start looking at it as a serious option.

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

Postby timeandspace11 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:13 am

timeandspace11 wrote:
StylinNProfilin wrote:
timeandspace11 wrote:
StylinNProfilin wrote:Congrats to everyone!!!
got my scholarship information today..$12,000/yr. With in-state tuition this pretty much guarantees I'll be in Austin in August!!!
For those waiting on scholarship info, I was accepted 2 weeks ago.


Congrats!! We pretty much have the same numbers. Unfortunately, I am not a Texas resident so if I got the same scholarship packet it would still be very expensive for me. Hopefully, I can work something out because I would love to go to Texas


Thanks! Hopefully since you're a non-resident they'll throw you more money!



I hope so! I have seen UT give non-residents in state tuition. If I could get that and little bit of aid it would be amazing. I was accepted pretty quickly and Im hoping the low number of applicants may work to my advantage.[/quote]
Any details on the low number of applicants topic? I haven't heard much on that.[/quote]


http://www.lsac.org/lsacresources/data/ ... stered.asp
http://blueprintprep.com/lsatblog/lsat- ... ped-again/
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=201718&start=25

These links all have some good info on the subject. Basically there are 24% fewer applicants this year than last year, which had fewer applicants than the year before.

To be honest it is tough to say exactly what will happen. Last year it seemed that t20-30 felt the effects. LSAT medians dropped for several schools. Hopefully the reduced number of LSAT takers will give us more leverage in negotiating for scholarships. Tough to say yet if higher ranked schools feel the effects.

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

Postby Philosophizer » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:31 pm

grapefruits wrote:
Philosophizer wrote:
curious66 wrote:
Philosophizer wrote:So, during my acceptance call, I was told to look for something from the financial aid office in 7-10 days (I think; the word scholarship wasn't specifically mentioned). Today, 9 days later, I received the "why choose UT" letter.

Maybe I am paranoid, but I worry that this is somehow in lieu of a scholarship offer. Did any of you scholarship recipients receive this letter as well? If so, did it come first, followed by the offer? Or were they together?

Best wishes,
The Overanalyst


This is the scoop I hear from UT: IF you have at least a 168 and a GPA over 3.65ish, you will be eligible about $12K in merit scholarship. The scale goes up from there .. mostly based on LSAT.
So, based on your numbers, you can sortof guess where you will fall.


Thanks, curious. I am a splitter, so there's no telling, I guess. I should probably just be thankful to be admitted.


That's what they want you to think. Give it some time, but don't make any decisions until you've at least requested a scholarship. They aren't going to rescind your offer because you asked. FWIW, 171, 3.72, $120,000.


Thanks for the encouragement. Turns out I got the offer a couple of days after giving up hope. Short of a full ride, but UT is going to be hard to beat at this point!




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