UCLA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby JohnMarshall17 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:49 pm

BigZuck wrote:Oops, wrong thread


Is there another thread for the question above?

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

Postby mh013 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:51 pm

Is there another thread for the question above?


Perhaps I should have done the regular UCLA c/o 2016 thread...but that thread is more or less nonexistent at this point

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

Postby BigZuck » Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:52 pm

JohnMarshall17 wrote:
BigZuck wrote:Oops, wrong thread


Is there another thread for the question above?


I started replying to something else in another thread but accidentally posted it here and then deleted it. The "oops" was me being a dumb and posting on my phone and that causing me to mess up.

Eta: sorry for the confusion. Carry on!

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

Postby wbrother » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:20 pm

Mailed a LOCI today. Just make up your mind Ukklah!

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

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slack_academic wrote:

You've encouraged me to write my long-overdue LOCI.


Good luck slack!

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

Postby bruin91 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:57 pm

Do you all think reverse splitters would get any scholly offer from UCLA? I'm very tempted to go this cycle (if admitted), but my LSAT is roughly in the 25 percentile with a 4.0 GPA. I don't think I'm willing to go this cycle if they wouldn't offer me anything. Should I withdraw and retake?

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

Postby Dmini7 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:00 pm

bruin91 wrote:Do you all think reverse splitters would get any scholly offer from UCLA? I'm very tempted to go this cycle (if admitted), but my LSAT is roughly in the 25 percentile with a 4.0 GPA. I don't think I'm willing to go this cycle if they wouldn't offer me anything. Should I withdraw and retake?


Why withdraw? If you get in and aren't happy with the money you get take the June LSAT. If you don't increase your score and still want to wait it out because you think you could do better, then back out or see if you can defer(although I am unsure if they will offer you more money after deferring).

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

Postby bruin91 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:01 pm

Dmini7 wrote:
bruin91 wrote:Do you all think reverse splitters would get any scholly offer from UCLA? I'm very tempted to go this cycle (if admitted), but my LSAT is roughly in the 25 percentile with a 4.0 GPA. I don't think I'm willing to go this cycle if they wouldn't offer me anything. Should I withdraw and retake?


Why withdraw? If you get in and aren't happy with the money you get take the June LSAT. If you don't increase your score and still want to wait it out because you think you could do better, then back out or see if you can defer(although I am unsure if they will offer you more money after deferring).


I can use my June score to negotiate with them? I didn't know that...

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

Postby shntn » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:06 pm

bruin91 wrote:
Dmini7 wrote:
bruin91 wrote:Do you all think reverse splitters would get any scholly offer from UCLA? I'm very tempted to go this cycle (if admitted), but my LSAT is roughly in the 25 percentile with a 4.0 GPA. I don't think I'm willing to go this cycle if they wouldn't offer me anything. Should I withdraw and retake?


Why withdraw? If you get in and aren't happy with the money you get take the June LSAT. If you don't increase your score and still want to wait it out because you think you could do better, then back out or see if you can defer(although I am unsure if they will offer you more money after deferring).


I can use my June score to negotiate with them? I didn't know that...

Well, kinda.

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=194377&p=6516666#p6516666

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

Postby bruin91 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:11 pm

shntn wrote:
bruin91 wrote:
Dmini7 wrote:
bruin91 wrote:Do you all think reverse splitters would get any scholly offer from UCLA? I'm very tempted to go this cycle (if admitted), but my LSAT is roughly in the 25 percentile with a 4.0 GPA. I don't think I'm willing to go this cycle if they wouldn't offer me anything. Should I withdraw and retake?


Why withdraw? If you get in and aren't happy with the money you get take the June LSAT. If you don't increase your score and still want to wait it out because you think you could do better, then back out or see if you can defer(although I am unsure if they will offer you more money after deferring).


I can use my June score to negotiate with them? I didn't know that...

Well, kinda.

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=194377&p=6516666#p6516666



Zero leverage? Really? Anyone else's thoughts on the matter? June LSAT and scholly negotiation? I think I'd be very willing to withdraw. That isn't even a strategy tactic. It's legitimate. And I feel like if I retook, I'd hit their median or higher. I just don't want to push everything back a year...

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

Postby shntn » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:13 pm

bruin91 wrote:



Zero leverage? Really? Anyone else's thoughts on the matter? June LSAT and scholly negotiation? I think I'd be very willing to withdraw. That isn't even a strategy tactic. It's legitimate. And I feel like if I retook, I'd hit their median or higher. I just don't want to push everything back a year...

Zero leverage was an exaggeration. You can pull the withdrawal card, but that's pretty much all I can think of. I could be mistaken or missing something, though. I, personally, am absolutely not willing to put this off for another year, so I haven't given it much thought. I would go absolutely insane if I had to delay yet again.
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Re: UCLA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Dmini7 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:14 pm

shntn wrote:
bruin91 wrote:
Dmini7 wrote:
bruin91 wrote:Do you all think reverse splitters would get any scholly offer from UCLA? I'm very tempted to go this cycle (if admitted), but my LSAT is roughly in the 25 percentile with a 4.0 GPA. I don't think I'm willing to go this cycle if they wouldn't offer me anything. Should I withdraw and retake?


Why withdraw? If you get in and aren't happy with the money you get take the June LSAT. If you don't increase your score and still want to wait it out because you think you could do better, then back out or see if you can defer(although I am unsure if they will offer you more money after deferring).


I can use my June score to negotiate with them? I didn't know that...

Well, kinda.

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=194377&p=6516666#p6516666


That is pretty true, you lack leverage, unless your score pushes you above their median or 75th, I don't see the change giving you enough of a boost. With that said, UCLA loves high GPA, I would be surprised if they did not give you money. Especially since it is your UG.

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

Postby bruin91 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:32 pm

That is pretty true, you lack leverage, unless your score pushes you above their median or 75th, I don't see the change giving you enough of a boost. With that said, UCLA loves high GPA, I would be surprised if they did not give you money. Especially since it is your UG.[/quote]

In other words, do you recommend a retake? I think I could try to hit a 169 but I'm not about to commit to this unless it's worth it. Or should I wait to hear back before I start studying?

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

Postby Dmini7 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:38 pm

bruin91 wrote:That is pretty true, you lack leverage, unless your score pushes you above their median or 75th, I don't see the change giving you enough of a boost. With that said, UCLA loves high GPA, I would be surprised if they did not give you money. Especially since it is your UG.

In other words, do you recommend a retake? I think I could try to hit a 169 but I'm not about to commit to this unless it's worth it. Or should I wait to hear back before I start studying?



It really depends on your own mindset. Nearly everyone on TLS will say retake. How much money would it take for you to attend. It wouldn't hurt to study while you await scholarship offers. The thing is, if you score a 169 with your GPA, you would be looking at a full ride at UCLA and possibly a changed mindset of going to a T14.

Edit: I just looked at mylsn. And UCLA is stingier than I thought(which is surprising, because I knew they were stingy). I suggest you use it yourself. A 169 would open up many more doors, and apparently UCLA doesn't like reverse splitters as much as I thought.

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

Postby bruin91 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:57 pm

Dmini7 wrote:
bruin91 wrote:That is pretty true, you lack leverage, unless your score pushes you above their median or 75th, I don't see the change giving you enough of a boost. With that said, UCLA loves high GPA, I would be surprised if they did not give you money. Especially since it is your UG.

In other words, do you recommend a retake? I think I could try to hit a 169 but I'm not about to commit to this unless it's worth it. Or should I wait to hear back before I start studying?



It really depends on your own mindset. Nearly everyone on TLS will say retake. How much money would it take for you to attend. It wouldn't hurt to study while you await scholarship offers. The thing is, if you score a 169 with your GPA, you would be looking at a full ride at UCLA and possibly a changed mindset of going to a T14.

Edit: I just looked at mylsn. And UCLA is stingier than I thought(which is surprising, because I knew they were stingy). I suggest you use it yourself. A 169 would open up many more doors, and apparently UCLA doesn't like reverse splitters as much as I thought.


So might as well retake and see where it takes me? I'm guessing this means you retract the statement about scholly being a probable thing for me :(

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

Postby Dmini7 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:01 pm

bruin91 wrote:
Dmini7 wrote:
bruin91 wrote:That is pretty true, you lack leverage, unless your score pushes you above their median or 75th, I don't see the change giving you enough of a boost. With that said, UCLA loves high GPA, I would be surprised if they did not give you money. Especially since it is your UG.

In other words, do you recommend a retake? I think I could try to hit a 169 but I'm not about to commit to this unless it's worth it. Or should I wait to hear back before I start studying?



It really depends on your own mindset. Nearly everyone on TLS will say retake. How much money would it take for you to attend. It wouldn't hurt to study while you await scholarship offers. The thing is, if you score a 169 with your GPA, you would be looking at a full ride at UCLA and possibly a changed mindset of going to a T14.



Edit: I just looked at mylsn. And UCLA is stingier than I thought(which is surprising, because I knew they were stingy). I suggest you use it yourself. A 169 would open up many more doors, and apparently UCLA doesn't like reverse splitters as much as I thought.


So might as well retake and see where it takes me? I'm guessing this means you retract the statement about scholly being a probable thing for me :(


It is hard to tell. I can't really look at mylsn at the time hence why I suggested you did it, but I assume you are not a Urm and your LSAT was 163-165. Wen I did that and used a 3.9-4.0 GPA, there were actually a lot of dings. This cycle is different so I really can't give you an accurate guess. Best bet is to look at other people with your numbers to see how much they got, or use a higher ranked school or a peer like USC's scholarship as leverage.

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

Postby bruin91 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:08 pm

Dmini7 wrote:
bruin91 wrote:
Dmini7 wrote:
bruin91 wrote:That is pretty true, you lack leverage, unless your score pushes you above their median or 75th, I don't see the change giving you enough of a boost. With that said, UCLA loves high GPA, I would be surprised if they did not give you money. Especially since it is your UG.

In other words, do you recommend a retake? I think I could try to hit a 169 but I'm not about to commit to this unless it's worth it. Or should I wait to hear back before I start studying?



It really depends on your own mindset. Nearly everyone on TLS will say retake. How much money would it take for you to attend. It wouldn't hurt to study while you await scholarship offers. The thing is, if you score a 169 with your GPA, you would be looking at a full ride at UCLA and possibly a changed mindset of going to a T14.



Edit: I just looked at mylsn. And UCLA is stingier than I thought(which is surprising, because I knew they were stingy). I suggest you use it yourself. A 169 would open up many more doors, and apparently UCLA doesn't like reverse splitters as much as I thought.


So might as well retake and see where it takes me? I'm guessing this means you retract the statement about scholly being a probable thing for me :(


It is hard to tell. I can't really look at mylsn at the time hence why I suggested you did it, but I assume you are not a Urm and your LSAT was 163-165. Wen I did that and used a 3.9-4.0 GPA, there were actually a lot of dings. This cycle is different so I really can't give you an accurate guess. Best bet is to look at other people with your numbers to see how much they got, or use a higher ranked school or a peer like USC's scholarship as leverage.


hmm, yeah, I saw dings, but I saw an offer of 45k and 60k (total) from two users on LSN. I guess it won't hurt to study a little and keep it fresh in my memory until my outcome/offer(if any). I just want to know whether I could use a higher June score as leverage to up my scholly. Ideally, of course, I'd want to matriculate this fall and take advantage of a higher score.

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

Postby GoldHattedGatsby » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:24 pm

Has anyone gotten in this week so far? Are they still doing phone calls? I'm hoping to hear back soon since I got in to USC weeks ago and applied to both at the same time.

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

Postby meowth » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:29 pm

GoldHattedGatsby wrote:Has anyone gotten in this week so far? Are they still doing phone calls? I'm hoping to hear back soon since I got in to USC weeks ago and applied to both at the same time.


Same here. I always get a mini heart attack whenever the phone rings..

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

Postby Charlie.Home » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:19 pm

How long did it take to get your financial aid package? Was accepted 2/20, send need-access the same day, and sent FAFSA in January. Heard about scholarship on 2/20 also.

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

Postby andy261 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:23 pm

Did anyone have an interview with Dean Schwartz while their app was pending?

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

Postby zman » Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:47 pm

mh013 wrote:
Is there another thread for the question above?


Perhaps I should have done the regular UCLA c/o 2016 thread...but that thread is more or less nonexistent at this point


ucla's facebook page is loaded so I suspect that's where the conversation is.

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

Postby JohnMarshall17 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:10 pm

zman wrote:
mh013 wrote:
Is there another thread for the question above?


Perhaps I should have done the regular UCLA c/o 2016 thread...but that thread is more or less nonexistent at this point


ucla's facebook page is loaded so I suspect that's where the conversation is.


Is it weird to join that before making a final decision to go there?




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