USC c/o 2016 Applicants

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cookiejar1
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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby cookiejar1 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:36 am

Listen guys. This is my third status update I've had and I'm still on 2nd Committee Read. What are they doing with my file? I think I was 2nd Committee Read in January and then I've had 2 "updates" to that since then.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby bellbane12 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:44 pm

Oh my gosh me too. 3rd update to 2nd CR, dated Feb 25th.
My best guess is, they are still deciding what to do with us. At least our fates aren't sealed yet.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby zman » Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:37 pm

it seems they are taking a little longer than last year.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby xiaojimu » Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:34 pm

for those who are still waiting for their decisions, you can formally request for a decision before the end of march, but that would also mean giving up the option of being waitlisted.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby jackbauer10 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:39 pm

xiaojimu wrote:for those who are still waiting for their decisions, you can formally request for a decision before the end of march, but that would also mean giving up the option of being waitlisted.


explain.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby twinkletoes16 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:42 pm

I'm so excited for Thursday, hoping we get some TLSers with rothman finalist invites!

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby ams929 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:43 pm

on a similar note, I was told that, once I requested my application to be complete back in November, my Feb LSAT retake would have no bearing on my admission decision regardless of what it is. Anyone actually believe that? I would think that if the score is where I would like it to be, they'll want to consider it....

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby xiaojimu » Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:04 pm

jackbauer10 wrote:
xiaojimu wrote:for those who are still waiting for their decisions, you can formally request for a decision before the end of march, but that would also mean giving up the option of being waitlisted.


explain.


It means, you can formally request that they give you your decision before the end of March, but for this option, you will not get to be waitlisted. in other words, you can only be either accepted, or denied if you file for this "early" decision.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby simplycatalina » Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:28 pm

xiaojimu wrote:
jackbauer10 wrote:
xiaojimu wrote:for those who are still waiting for their decisions, you can formally request for a decision before the end of march, but that would also mean giving up the option of being waitlisted.


explain.


It means, you can formally request that they give you your decision before the end of March, but for this option, you will not get to be waitlisted. in other words, you can only be either accepted, or denied if you file for this "early" decision.


where did you find this out??

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby xiaojimu » Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:46 pm

cbarlow1016 wrote:
xiaojimu wrote:
jackbauer10 wrote:
xiaojimu wrote:for those who are still waiting for their decisions, you can formally request for a decision before the end of march, but that would also mean giving up the option of being waitlisted.


explain.


It means, you can formally request that they give you your decision before the end of March, but for this option, you will not get to be waitlisted. in other words, you can only be either accepted, or denied if you file for this "early" decision.


where did you find this out??


from the admissions office, cuz I have been bugging them for a decision lol~

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby masked kavana » Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:52 pm

How do you formally ask? Just an email or something more substantial?

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby xiaojimu » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:31 pm

masked kavana wrote:How do you formally ask? Just an email or something more substantial?


email i think

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby anteater1 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:43 pm

Status checker down for anyone else?

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby VeeD101 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:48 pm

anteater1 wrote:Status checker down for anyone else?


negative

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby simplycatalina » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:51 pm

VeeD101 wrote:
anteater1 wrote:Status checker down for anyone else?


negative


yeah, it works for me.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby LizardRock » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:55 pm

anteater1 wrote:Status checker down for anyone else?


Yep...down for me.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby xiaojimu » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:56 pm

anteater1 wrote:Status checker down for anyone else?


nope, works for me~

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby uconjak » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:02 pm

zman wrote:
uconjak wrote:
zman wrote:
Tuler09 wrote:Posted this in UCLA but figured it should really be ITT:

Just to throw my two cents in the USC/UCLA debate and possibly to help anyone in the same position who won't have the opportunity to visit:

I recently had the chance to visit each school, tour, sit in on classes, meet with current students, etc. I have the same aid offer from both schools, but went into it thinking USC would really have to wow me to make me consider them over UCLA.

Like had been said over and over ITT, it really comes down to personal preferences and what your specific goals are to find the differences that will matter between the two. However, if you're like me and small class sizes and lots of personalized help and attention are important to you, then USC comes out on top. The smaller student body allows offices such as career services and financial aid to give you much more individualized attention than at UCLA.

What really sold it for me, though, was USC's transparency and willingness to put everything on the table. At UCLA when I asked the tough questions about employment statistics there was a general answer from faculty and students that seemed to kind of want to sweep things under the rug. A lot of "Well...you know...it's getting a lot better...don't worry!". At USC they were super upfront, told you what needed to improve and what they were working on doing better at. The professor I had lunch with also basically told me to go to Columbia, and while that just made me hyperventilate more about my law school decision, I really appreciated how open and honest every single person I talked to was. Along those same lines I had multiple students not involved with admissions or the tours coming up to me at USC and wanting to tell me how much they loved the school and why I should attend, something that did not happen at UCLA.

Obviously, this is all very anecdotal and more personal preference. But if you're someone like me who went to an undergad institution where they had to constantly deal with red tape, or found that offices that were supposed to help you made your life harder, USC really went out of their way to show how that does not happen at the law school. And again, what really changed my mind was just the attitude of the students and faculty who didn't feel the need to hide their flaws under false pretenses. Everything, good and bad, was laid out on the table and that really sold me.


that's a suprise because UCLA does have a great repuation in that department. I know people when it comes to USC complained about the traffic when visiting for MBA,JD programs and so on. but USC is smaller so it does have more of a family atmosphere.


Thanks for the info, i am going next week to check out both schools and talk to them about money!


you probably won't get past 120,000 with USC unless you get the rothman and those invited come out in a few days.


Got 120k, from USC, i am in for the rothman, it was UCLA, was a little short

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby anteater1 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:19 pm

LizardRock wrote:
anteater1 wrote:Status checker down for anyone else?


Yep...down for me.


were you under review before it went down?

I was on 1st read.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby sean21 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:47 pm

How many Rothman finalists are there? A previous Rothman scholar looked at my Linked In...can't be a bad sign!

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby twinkletoes16 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:49 pm

sean21 wrote:How many Rothman finalists are there? A previous Rothman scholar looked at my Linked In...can't be a bad sign!



shit mine is a mess. I believe there are 4.


ETA: No one looked at mine ): They're all hidden searches.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby zman » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:07 pm

http://weblaw.usc.edu/how/jd/rothman/sc ... ndjian.cfm

all rothman scholars are listed there other than class of 2014 for some reason.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby twinkletoes16 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:11 pm

I think he meant Rothman finalists for the interview out in LA. I remember reading there are 4 finalists flown out and then 1 gets selected.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby LizardRock » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:50 pm

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anteater1 wrote:
LizardRock wrote:
anteater1 wrote:Status checker down for anyone else?


Yep...down for me.


were you under review before it went down?

I was on 1st read.


No last I checked I was just still on complete since 1/15.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby duncanmn95 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:43 pm

My apps been "complete" since 2 January...ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh :P :evil: :twisted: :D :?: :?: :?:




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