UCLA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby cgw » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:01 pm

ccook32691 wrote:
twinkletoes16 wrote:Got the call! So excited, my first phone call (: no mention of $ though...do they always mention $ in that phone call or am I totally SOL?


When I got the call they told me about money right off the bat.. But I'm not sure if that is the usual practice or not...



They didn't mention money during my call either. No idea what that means since I haven't gotten anything in the mail yet. He just said I'd be receiving a packet with details. I didn't know if it was proper etiquette to ask and when I talked to UVA just before they offered the info without prompting.

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

Postby harveyfan » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:29 pm

twinkletoes16 wrote:Got the call! So excited, my first phone call (: no mention of $ though...do they always mention $ in that phone call or am I totally SOL?


Edit- I think I'm getting no money based on this thread. Damn. Should I show them scholarships once I get some? UCLA is somewhere I would really like to be but I can't do it at sticker.


He didn't mention money either when we spoke. The phone call was about 2 mins max, but he did mention that I should be receiving more information through snail mail.

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

Postby djmr » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:30 pm

For those that received scholarship money, was there mention of this in the initial admitted students email that you received or was that information included in the packet that they sent via snail mail? Or was it sent out separately?

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

Postby BigZuck » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:44 pm

djmr wrote:For those that received scholarship money, was there mention of this in the initial admitted students email that you received or was that information included in the packet that they sent via snail mail? Or was it sent out separately?


He told me the amount on the phone and there was a letter about the scholarship in the initial packet.

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

Postby djmr » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:00 pm

BigZuck wrote:
djmr wrote:For those that received scholarship money, was there mention of this in the initial admitted students email that you received or was that information included in the packet that they sent via snail mail? Or was it sent out separately?


He told me the amount on the phone and there was a letter about the scholarship in the initial packet.

Awesome, thank you for the info.

There wasn't a mention of a scholarship on the phone, so I'm hoping that there is still something in the packet. It sounds like they are pretty open to negotiation if you give them info about other scholarships, so even if there's nothing there I guess I still have some hope.

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

Postby mcs268 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:26 pm

luckily i'm in another state, so when i get a call from cali i know its probably going to be one of the cali law schools. i can't imagine the pain of being a californian though and applying to law schools there..

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

Postby dproduct » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:30 pm

mcs268 wrote:luckily i'm in another state, so when i get a call from cali i know its probably going to be one of the cali law schools. i can't imagine the pain of being a californian though and applying to law schools there..


As a UCLA alum, it's even more annoying that I get numerous 4321 calls a week from alumni association, my old work, and sometimes spam from the Morgan Center. It's stressful.

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

Postby FallingHigher » Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:28 pm

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FallingHigher wrote:Is was nice while it lasted. WL by email :/


Shit :/ What were your #s?!

Random thought : I had already been admitted by Berk when I got WL by UCLA, can it be linked?! Like do deans of UC schools shared lists of admitted applicants and maybe UCLA thought it was pointless to admit me ever since Berk is more highly ranked?! Especially in my case, as an international applicant, I obviously have no ties to Los Angeles, maybe they would treat differently someone already in at Berkeley but with LA ties.


My numbers are 163 with a 3.98. It was a reach but I am hoping to get in off the waitlist. Good-luck to everyone still waiting!

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

Postby cgw » Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:33 pm

Got my packet today. No mention of money, so looks like I'm SOL with UCLA. (3.9/169)

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

Postby maxiguess » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:17 pm

Seems like nothing's happening the past two days. Maybe the office has the flu.

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

Postby teiswei » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:21 pm

maxiguess wrote:Seems like nothing's happening the past two days. Maybe the office has the flu.

Sent an update this morning and received a prompt response... Sorry :?

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

Postby maxiguess » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:22 pm

teiswei wrote:Sent an update this morning and received a prompt response... Sorry :?


Seems like nothing's happening the past two days. Maybe the office is responding to a bunch of applicant updates.

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

Postby teiswei » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:27 pm

maxiguess wrote:
teiswei wrote:Sent an update this morning and received a prompt response... Sorry :?


Seems like nothing's happening the past two days. Maybe the office is responding to a bunch of applicant updates.

Blame the improving economy

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

Postby dproduct » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:47 pm

cgw wrote:Got my packet today. No mention of money, so looks like I'm SOL with UCLA. (3.9/169)


Those #'s are PRIME for negotiation. Fear not. I've said this once before, but I'll say it again. A current 2L at UCLA (fellow UCLA alum) originally was offered nothing from UCLA. He was 3.9+ and 17(something)... anyway. He was admitted, but received some money from other schools, the big one being Chicago. Around March, UCLA contacted him about why he didn't come visit for ASW and blah blah blah. He explained the Chicago scholarship and job prospects etc. etc. The next day he was offered a full-ride + stipend to attend.

He's not the only one. If UCLA wants you, they will do whatever it takes to get you. And sitting at a 3.9 and a 169, UCLA DEFINITELY wants you. I would not worry. Let the rest of your offers come in and then begin the discussion.

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

Postby wbrother » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:39 pm

WL today :cry: I guess I can't be too upset with my stats... but they promised me a "holistic" review!

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

Postby dproduct » Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:32 am

wbrother wrote:WL today :cry: I guess I can't be too upset with my stats... but they promised me a "holistic" review!


I'm sure that GULC acceptance makes the burn a little cooler though. Congrats anyways. And, considering your #'s, I would think if UCLA was a serious consideration, they would pull you off the WL with a LOCI etc. etc.

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

Postby elblufer » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:22 am

wbrother wrote:WL today :cry: I guess I can't be too upset with my stats... but they promised me a "holistic" review!


At least you have Georgetown and USC as back up plans! Both great schools. And, hopefully a LOCI will get you in.

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

Postby Mdenis1 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:29 am

bellagio wrote:
Mdenis1 wrote:
FallingHigher wrote:Is was nice while it lasted. WL by email :/


Shit :/ What were your #s?!

Random thought : I had already been admitted by Berk when I got WL by UCLA, can it be linked?! Like do deans of UC schools shared lists of admitted applicants and maybe UCLA thought it was pointless to admit me ever since Berk is more highly ranked?! Especially in my case, as an international applicant, I obviously have no ties to Los Angeles, maybe they would treat differently someone already in at Berkeley but with LA ties.


No, graduate schools aren't linked so closely as the undergrad institutions are. Sorry to say that :( In your case, I'm sure if you submitted an LOCI or two, they'd be happy to accept you, probably with some money. Were you hoping to go to UCLA by any chance?


Aww ok then, thanks for the clarification. Well let's say I get off the WL and both schools are at sticker (Berk haven't sent scholly info yet), I would probably choose Berkeley. But if Berkeley would be at sticker and UCLA with some serious money, I might choose UCLA.

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

Postby Mdenis1 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:33 am

twinkletoes16 wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
ccook32691 wrote:
twinkletoes16 wrote:Got the call! So excited, my first phone call (: no mention of $ though...do they always mention $ in that phone call or am I totally SOL?


When I got the call they told me about money right off the bat.. But I'm not sure if that is the usual practice or not...


Same for me. Twinkle might be one of those left hanging because there is a 0% chance she will actually attend. Or he just forgot to mention it.



But I would attend, definitely. If berk stiffs me on $ i would happily go to USC or UCLA with $$$. That makes the most sense since I want to practice in CA, right?


Congrats on your acceptance. I remember reading something before in the thread, when a user posted about his acceptance phone call, they had mentioned they liked to be aware of other scholarships offers because they like to stay competitive... go in the first pages, you should find it!

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

Postby Mdenis1 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:34 am

twinkletoes16 wrote:Got the call! So excited, my first phone call (: no mention of $ though...do they always mention $ in that phone call or am I totally SOL?


Edit- I think I'm getting no money based on this thread. Damn. Should I show them scholarships once I get some? UCLA is somewhere I would really like to be but I can't do it at sticker.


Can I know what your #s are? :)

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

Postby teiswei » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:45 am

Mdenis1 wrote:
twinkletoes16 wrote:Got the call! So excited, my first phone call (: no mention of $ though...do they always mention $ in that phone call or am I totally SOL?


Edit- I think I'm getting no money based on this thread. Damn. Should I show them scholarships once I get some? UCLA is somewhere I would really like to be but I can't do it at sticker.


Can I know what your #s are? :)

Pretty sure you can leverage that scholly from Michigan.

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

Postby ht2988 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:17 am

I'm kind of starting to regret not ED-ing here... The more I think about it, the more I am convinced that UCLA is the best fit for me: location, clinics, faculty, Williams Institute, Critical Race Studies... Screw law school rankings (and my UGPA) - show me some love UCLA!!!

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

Postby lt_universe » Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:25 pm

it appears there haven't been too many RJ sent and a lot of WL and acceptances. should those of us who haven't heard assume we have been RJ?

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

Postby dproduct » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:03 pm

lt_universe wrote:it appears there haven't been too many RJ sent and a lot of WL and acceptances. should those of us who haven't heard assume we have been RJ?


My thoughts exactly.

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

Postby lt_universe » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:05 pm

dproduct wrote:
lt_universe wrote:it appears there haven't been too many RJ sent and a lot of WL and acceptances. should those of us who haven't heard assume we have been RJ?


My thoughts exactly.

I need to stop applying to schools that I know are long shots and then getting upset when they don't accept me
I keep hoping the whole URM will save me somehow




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