UCLA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby BigZuck » Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:10 am

Still trying to figure out how everyone seems to get 10K+ need aid. I am old and poor and have retired parents and I got a small fraction of that.

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

Postby yodamiked » Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:57 am

How long after receiving initial scholarship offer did it take to receive need-based aid offer? I just assumed that the scholarship offered me was all there was.

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

Postby gertie » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:13 am

yodamiked wrote:How long after receiving initial scholarship offer did it take to receive need-based aid offer? I just assumed that the scholarship offered me was all there was.


I received the need-based aid offer a week after I received the merit scholarship offer via a phone call from the Dean. The original need-based aid offer didn't include that initial merit scholarship but I emailed financial aid and they sent me an updated award(included both both and need based aid) a few days later.

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

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:29 am

Is UCLA slow in processing applications? I submit a few days ago (super late, I know), and I still haven't received an email saying they've received my application. Every other school I've applied to has sent an email (presumably automatic) within a couple business days of LSAC submission..

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

Postby TripTrip » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:32 am

BigZuck wrote:Still trying to figure out how everyone seems to get 10K+ need aid. I am old and poor and have retired parents and I got a small fraction of that.

I live alone and make $12.50/hr.
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Re: UCLA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Dmini7 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:34 am

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:Is UCLA slow in processing applications? I submit a few days ago (super late, I know), and I still haven't received an email saying they've received my application. Every other school I've applied to has sent an email (presumably automatic) within a couple business days of LSAC submission..


They take forever to even send the completion email. With that said, a lot of us are still here waiting to get dinged (at least I know I am). The time you applied pretty much makes you an automatic ding unless you have great numbers though :/ I would say at best you are gettting a WL.

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

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:52 am

Dmini7 wrote:
TheMostDangerousLG wrote:Is UCLA slow in processing applications? I submit a few days ago (super late, I know), and I still haven't received an email saying they've received my application. Every other school I've applied to has sent an email (presumably automatic) within a couple business days of LSAC submission..


They take forever to even send the completion email. With that said, a lot of us are still here waiting to get dinged (at least I know I am). The time you applied pretty much makes you an automatic ding unless you have great numbers though :/ I would say at best you are gettting a WL.


What counts as great numbers? (I assume I don't meet them, but I'm expecting a waitlist at best, regardless.)

ETA: Just got confirmation from them that my application went through. No status checker though? Blergh.

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

Postby md22 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:54 pm

Haven't heard from UCLA since going complete in early January. LOCI time? I might send one to them today but I'm torn.

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

Postby jbagelboy » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:10 pm

BigZuck wrote:Still trying to figure out how everyone seems to get 10K+ need aid. I am old and poor and have retired parents and I got a small fraction of that.


I only got around $2500.

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

Postby jbagelboy » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:12 pm

Thoughts on the (now obsolete?) Consus Group Law rankings? placed UCLA consistently @ 11th through 2008. All other rankings appear to match closely with USNWR.

http://consusrankings.com/category/law- ... sus-group/

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

Postby b123 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:42 pm

...so if I haven't heard anything since mid-late November, should I be as confused as I am?

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

Postby TheNextAmendment » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:08 pm

b123 wrote:...so if I haven't heard anything since mid-late November, should I be as confused as I am?


yes. be confused and join the rest of us who are equally as confused.
By the way- congrats Trip! That's awesome.

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

Postby timshellaw » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:09 pm

TripTrip wrote:Thanks!

JohnMarshall17 wrote:P.S. the people who work in the admissions office are so nice. People should be way less hesitant to send them emails.

+1


Congrats on the scholly!

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

Postby b123 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:16 pm

TheNextAmendment wrote:
b123 wrote:...so if I haven't heard anything since mid-late November, should I be as confused as I am?


yes. be confused and join the rest of us who are equally as confused.
By the way- congrats Trip! That's awesome.


I'll bring the chips and salsa.

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

Postby TheNextAmendment » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:41 pm

b123 wrote:
TheNextAmendment wrote:
b123 wrote:...so if I haven't heard anything since mid-late November, should I be as confused as I am?


yes. be confused and join the rest of us who are equally as confused.
By the way- congrats Trip! That's awesome.


I'll bring the chips and salsa.


Bring soda too- just realized you're waiting on BC with me too. My last 2. Good luck to you. I hope we finish strong.

edit- I think you are still?

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

Postby b123 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:05 pm

TheNextAmendment wrote:
b123 wrote:
TheNextAmendment wrote:
b123 wrote:...so if I haven't heard anything since mid-late November, should I be as confused as I am?


yes. be confused and join the rest of us who are equally as confused.
By the way- congrats Trip! That's awesome.


I'll bring the chips and salsa.


Bring soda too- just realized you're waiting on BC with me too. My last 2. Good luck to you. I hope we finish strong.

edit- I think you are still?


Nope, just trying to plan a trip there, I think. I have a feeling we're in the long haul with UCLA, though. I'm bringing hard alcohol along with the chips.

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

Postby TheNextAmendment » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:09 pm

Nope, just trying to plan a trip there, I think. I have a feeling we're in the long haul with UCLA, though. I'm bringing hard alcohol along with the chips.[/quote]

Oh nvm then. Id feel lonely if there werent 1000 other kids waiting on BC too. Yeah hard alcohol works. In fact, bring the cupcakes in your picture too. And the dog. On second thought, no leave the dog.

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

Postby gertie » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:53 pm

Anyone heading to UCLA this weekend? I'm traveling by myself so I'd love to meet up with people to explore the city in between planned events...pm if you wanna meet up,etc

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

Postby Charlie.Home » Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:30 am

I know very little about Westwood and LA in general. That being said, I am trying to decide between an apartment in westwood & Brentwood.

Does Brentwood have things to do/eat like Westwood village does?
I heard that Westwood has an undergrad feeling to it while more post undergrads and young professionals choose Brentwood. Truth?

Anything else you want to throw out there?

Thanks.

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

Postby maxiguess » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:16 pm

Live just outside of Westwood would be my recommendation. The Santa Monica Blvd. area around Sawtelle is a good area to live in. The back streets surrounding Westwood Blvd south of Santa Monica Blvd are charming as well, and both areas have a ton of good cheap food. You can study the food of the Orient while you study the laws of the Occident.

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

Postby lampshade0520 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:23 pm

Charlie.Home wrote:I know very little about Westwood and LA in general. That being said, I am trying to decide between an apartment in westwood & Brentwood.

Does Brentwood have things to do/eat like Westwood village does?
I heard that Westwood has an undergrad feeling to it while more post undergrads and young professionals choose Brentwood. Truth?

Anything else you want to throw out there?

Thanks.


if money is not an issue, i would suggest living in brentwood. it's nice and quiet (unlike westwood) and it gives the "little town" feel. there are plenty of GREAT places to eat in brentwood and a nice library and many coffee shops to study at.

and yea, westwood can be really annoying sometimes and parking is such a b*tch. the commute from brentwood to westwood is 5 mins without traffic and during rush hour you can take the VA to school (almost like a secret path).

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

Postby cowabunga85 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:23 pm

Just got the call! IN! Does anyone know if we can bring a guest to ASW?

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

Postby digifly » Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:30 pm

Withdrew today. 140k coming back into the system for TLSers! Good luck!

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

Postby FromDCtoWhere » Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:15 pm

It's past 5pm on the west coast, was really hoping to get a decision this week :( Guess not..

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

Postby violettre » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:41 pm

cowabunga85 wrote:Just got the call! IN! Does anyone know if we can bring a guest to ASW?



Congrats!!! When did you go complete?




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