UCLA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby hattrick87 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:04 pm

JesusChrist wrote:Waitlisted today with a 166/3.3 ED. UCLA was my dream school but I can't say I'm surprised. My number were going to be a stretch. And actually, the mere fact that I was Waitlisted and not outright rejected with those numbers hopefully reflects the quality of my soft and my PS.

280 ED applications, 30 accepted through ED and 30 get WL. That's not too bad.


Bummer. Being an ED'er might help you get off the waitlist faster, though. Are those numbers actual for this year or from that interview with Dean Schwartz?

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

Postby JesusChrist » Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:55 pm

hattrick87 wrote:
JesusChrist wrote:Waitlisted today with a 166/3.3 ED. UCLA was my dream school but I can't say I'm surprised. My number were going to be a stretch. And actually, the mere fact that I was Waitlisted and not outright rejected with those numbers hopefully reflects the quality of my soft and my PS.

280 ED applications, 30 accepted through ED and 30 get WL. That's not too bad.


Bummer. Being an ED'er might help you get off the waitlist faster, though. Are those numbers actual for this year or from that interview with Dean Schwartz?


From the interview.

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

Postby enigmabk » Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:49 pm

rejected ed today, around 25th gpa / lsat right above 25th, not surprised :|

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

Postby sanjola » Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:16 pm

Dinged today. :(

Oh well, it was a long shot. Good luck everyone!

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

Postby dproduct » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:40 am

sanjola wrote:Dinged today. :(

Oh well, it was a long shot. Good luck everyone!


I'm so sorry :( Good luck on the rest of your cycle. Are considering a retake?

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

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

Postby sanjola » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:45 am

dproduct wrote:
sanjola wrote:Dinged today. :(

Oh well, it was a long shot. Good luck everyone!


I'm so sorry :( Good luck on the rest of your cycle. Are considering a retake?


Thank you. This is the last cycle I'm applying in, so I won't be retaking.

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

Postby kfischm1 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:03 pm

CO2016YEAH wrote:
kfischm1 wrote:Applied RD and went complete 9/18. Haven't heard anything. 169/4.14. Starting to worry. :-/


I agree with the others in that you should pretty much be an auto-admit! I'm surprised you haven't heard anything, but I think it will come.

Are there any glaring factors that would go against you (major c&f issues, etc)?



I did submit a c&f addendum. Maybe that is the reason for not hearing. :-/

Does UCLA yield protect like some lower T-14s? I've been accepted to some T-14s already and one with significant money. Maybe because I didn't write a Why UCLA or program specific letter they are thinking I won't attend if accepted? My PS and resume is very public interest oriented, which UCLA seems to be focused on.

Guess I'll just have to sit back and wait.

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

Postby JohnMarshall17 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:07 pm

kfischm1 wrote:
CO2016YEAH wrote:
kfischm1 wrote:Applied RD and went complete 9/18. Haven't heard anything. 169/4.14. Starting to worry. :-/


I agree with the others in that you should pretty much be an auto-admit! I'm surprised you haven't heard anything, but I think it will come.

Are there any glaring factors that would go against you (major c&f issues, etc)?



I did submit a c&f addendum. Maybe that is the reason for not hearing. :-/

Does UCLA yield protect like some lower T-14s? I've been accepted to some T-14s already and one with significant money. Maybe because I didn't write a Why UCLA or program specific letter they are thinking I won't attend if accepted? My PS and resume is very public interest oriented, which UCLA seems to be focused on.

Guess I'll just have to sit back and wait.


My guess is they wouldn't yield project you. If anything they'll accept you, but not offer any money (this seems to be happening to people with really phenomenal numbers applying to UCLA). Of course you would be able to negotiate if you're truly interested in UCLA and you have money already at other T14's. I wouldn't be too concerned. I have slightly worse numbers (high 3.9X, 168) and they were kind enough to offer me $90,000. Best of luck!!

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

Postby BigZuck » Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:29 pm

What's the consensus on when we should start negotiating if we already have a scholarship offer from UCLA? I have an offer from a peer and would like to bring the COA down at UCLA. Too soon to start the process?

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

Postby dsn32 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:33 pm

BigZuck wrote:What's the consensus on when we should start negotiating if we already have a scholarship offer from UCLA? I have an offer from a peer and would like to bring the COA down at UCLA. Too soon to start the process?


Wondering about this as well. I don't want to pester them with offers from other schools multiple times, but in the same vein Dean Schwartz has said to me multiple times that UCLA wants to be aware of other offers. Anyone have experience with negotiating with them?

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

Postby JohnMarshall17 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:40 pm

dsn32 wrote:
BigZuck wrote:What's the consensus on when we should start negotiating if we already have a scholarship offer from UCLA? I have an offer from a peer and would like to bring the COA down at UCLA. Too soon to start the process?


Wondering about this as well. I don't want to pester them with offers from other schools multiple times, but in the same vein Dean Schwartz has said to me multiple times that UCLA wants to be aware of other offers. Anyone have experience with negotiating with them?


I talked to someone that is currently a 2L about this. He said to wait until you have more offers/the best offers you can get from other schools. So, basically around March. This will also give you time to visit and/or go to the admitted students weekend, which shows that you're legitimately interested and not trying to get an offer to use as leverage against another school.

EDIT: to clarify, the 2L is at UCLA law with 105k

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

Postby RetakeFrenzy » Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:55 am

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

Postby zman » Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:33 pm

BigZuck wrote:What's the consensus on when we should start negotiating if we already have a scholarship offer from UCLA? I have an offer from a peer and would like to bring the COA down at UCLA. Too soon to start the process?


That's interesting, how will they verify how much you are getting from the other school?

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

Postby joiedevivre18 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:49 am

Got in yesterday via a generic "Info for Admitted Students" email that said a formal letter of acceptance is in the mail. 169/3.93

Since it was a generic letter there was no mention of scholarship - can anyone shed light on how they were notified? Thanks!

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

Postby muskies970 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:10 pm

Just got the phone call, in with 20k a year!!

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

Postby jubee » Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:25 pm

I just missed a call, and Dean Schwartz left a message asking me to call back whenever. Is this definitely an acceptance call? If so or if not, what does he say/does he ask anything? wish I had answered because I would have had to deal with it but now I'm having anxiety about calling back haha.

ETA: being paranoid cuz i've read in another threads about unexpected dean phone calls where its like a mini interview

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

Postby Golden Bear 11 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:29 pm

jubee wrote:I just missed a call, and Dean Schwartz left a message asking me to call back whenever. Is this definitely an acceptance call? If so or if not, what does he say/does he ask anything? wish I had answered because I would have had to deal with it but now I'm having anxiety about calling back haha.

ETA: being paranoid cuz i've read in another threads about unexpected dean phone calls where its like a mini interview


You're in! Congrats!

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

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

Postby hattrick87 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:09 pm

slack_academic wrote:Congrats to new admits. I want some of that Bruin love for myself, though.


Yup.

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

Postby dproduct » Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:06 pm

hattrick87 wrote:
slack_academic wrote:Congrats to new admits. I want some of that Bruin love for myself, though.


Yup.

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

Postby iteachtenthgrade » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:33 pm

In today! Got phone call from the dean. Complete 10/7. $90,000 too, so that was exciting!

Undergrad: University of Chicago
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Re: UCLA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby jubee » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:34 pm

for people that $ wasn't mentioned in call does that mean no $? also, i got a vmail and called back an hour later, and had to be patched through to the Dean, could possibly have interfered with notification of scholarship...? haha wishful thinking

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

Postby arrggg » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:51 pm

I got the call from Dean Schwartz today! In with full scholarship. Pretty stoked. Did not expect that much money.

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

Postby quantum_leaps » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:16 am

In via phoneccall!submitted 11/23. Wasn't expecting such a fast turn around time...congrats to a admits!




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