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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby zman » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:55 pm

mcs268 wrote:Here's to predicting an LSAT median drop to 166. They're doing everything they can do get 167s by giving them great scholarships, but I think if they're being smart they'll let more 166s in than usual to allow for a 166 median fallback, which wouldn't be awful.


if you look at LSN, they are not throwing money at the 167 but at those with much higher scores. I see a couple 167 with 120,000 but they appear to be above the 75th GPA or at least the above the median. they will probably lower the class size by about 10 people though to make sure they can maintain the 167 median.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby Mdenis1 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:57 pm

zman wrote:
uconjak wrote:I am sitting with no decision and with a 168/3.9 I got a full tuition at Iowa, and 45K at UCLA. USC looks to be my top choice at this time, especially if they give me 120k and get me the LLM program at LSE. I have been accepted at GULC and GW but I don't think they will give me that much? thoughts anyone.



well it's almost february so you should hear any day. They might think you are not going to seriously consider them so therefore they don't want to waste time with you. with a 168 and a 3.9 you have a decent chance as high as Columbia..


*and the LSE thing doesnt exist anymore. Columbia has it now.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby tkim129 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:05 am

172, 3.75, undergrad UCLA, regional LA.

Just got offered the $120,000. It's between SC (18th, $120,000) vs. Duke (11th, $0) so far. Does anyone know if Rothman offers any money to those who don't win the final spot? SC will be a strong number 1 for me if I get a full ride.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby cookiejar1 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:29 am

I honestly wish USC would throw some money at me right now. I applied for the Rothman but I'm still sitting at Committee 2nd read since 1/2...

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby twinkletoes16 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:32 am

cookiejar1 wrote:I honestly wish USC would throw some money at me right now. I applied for the Rothman but I'm still sitting at Committee 2nd read since 1/2...



Hmm. There goes the theory of rothman candidates getting an update like I did today. Not sure what's going on then.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby uconjak » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:52 am

andy261 wrote:
uconjak wrote:I am sitting with no decision and with a 168/3.9 I got a full tuition at Iowa, and 45K at UCLA. USC looks to be my top choice at this time, especially if they give me 120k and get me the LLM program at LSE. I have been accepted at GULC and GW but I don't think they will give me that much? thoughts anyone.


I think someone posted a couple pages back that LSE dropped their LL.M partnership with USC last year and offers it through CLS instead now.


I know that CLS had it, I also applied to them, it is a long shot!...but when i talked to USC 2 months ago about my fee waiver. they didn't say anything abou that to me when i brought it up.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby megagnarley » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:56 pm

Committee second read. Apparently that does not mean decision imminent but, um, yea.

Hope my undergrad loves me.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby maxiguess » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:10 pm

Still sitting at complete 12/12/12

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby WisemanAEKDB » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:13 pm

maxiguess wrote:Still sitting at complete 12/12/12


+1. Complete 12/5. Here's to hoping.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby zman » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:25 pm

megagnarley wrote:Committee second read. Apparently that does not mean decision imminent but, um, yea.

Hope my undergrad loves me.


actually it kind of does this late in the process, all decisions are coming soon now. however if you get waitlisted :mrgreen:

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby megagnarley » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:27 pm

zman wrote:
megagnarley wrote:Committee second read. Apparently that does not mean decision imminent but, um, yea.

Hope my undergrad loves me.


actually it kind of does this late in the process, all decisions are coming soon now. however if you get waitlisted :mrgreen:


Don't temp fate...she's listening :D

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby boblawlob » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:19 pm

Just submitted my app. USC is one of my reach schools. Hopefully a drop to 166 median can allow someone like me at a 165 to sneak right in.

Good luck to all those who are still waiting and congrats to those who have been accepted.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby KingsCup » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:24 pm

boblawlob wrote:Just submitted my app. USC is one of my reach schools. Hopefully a drop to 166 median can allow someone like me at a 165 to sneak right in.

Good luck to all those who are still waiting and congrats to those who have been accepted.


I'm hoping as well, but for a little different reason. Hoping my 167 will allow me to get in, even with my terrible GPA

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby zman » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:26 pm

boblawlob wrote:Just submitted my app. USC is one of my reach schools. Hopefully a drop to 166 median can allow someone like me at a 165 to sneak right in.

Good luck to all those who are still waiting and congrats to those who have been accepted.


there won't be a median drop(they will lover class by 10-15 if they have to avoid that) but 165 is fine if you have a good GPA. you might get 30k

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby boblawlob » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:31 pm

zman wrote:
boblawlob wrote:Just submitted my app. USC is one of my reach schools. Hopefully a drop to 166 median can allow someone like me at a 165 to sneak right in.

Good luck to all those who are still waiting and congrats to those who have been accepted.


there won't be a median drop(they will lover class by 10-15 if they have to avoid that) but 165 is fine if you have a good GPA. you might get 30k

GPA is average law school applicant gpa. It'd already be a miracle if I get in. Can they afford to lower their class size though with such a small incoming class at ~200 already?

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby zman » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:39 pm

boblawlob wrote:
zman wrote:
boblawlob wrote:Just submitted my app. USC is one of my reach schools. Hopefully a drop to 166 median can allow someone like me at a 165 to sneak right in.

Good luck to all those who are still waiting and congrats to those who have been accepted.


there won't be a median drop(they will lover class by 10-15 if they have to avoid that) but 165 is fine if you have a good GPA. you might get 30k

GPA is average law school applicant gpa. It'd already be a miracle if I get in. Can they afford to lower their class size though with such a small incoming class at ~200 already?


yes if it's about 10-15, they can make up the difference with transfers or some cuts to the overal budget. the way they have thrown money at non 167 lsat applicants, it appears it won't be an issue. the only way their median gets forced down if someone like UCLA or vanderbilt drop their which probably won't happen.. it's not that bad. the 20% application drop is not killing the top 20 schools like it is others.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby zman » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:49 pm

tkim129 wrote:172, 3.75, undergrad UCLA, regional LA.

Just got offered the $120,000. It's between SC (18th, $120,000) vs. Duke (11th, $0) so far. Does anyone know if Rothman offers any money to those who don't win the final spot? SC will be a strong number 1 for me if I get a full ride.


Only one person will get the Rothman(full scholarship plus a SA position at Skadden).

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby dproduct » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:50 pm

Oh Skadden. One day.... one day.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby yupyup » Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:01 pm

bgoodrick wrote:
boblawlob wrote:Just submitted my app. USC is one of my reach schools. Hopefully a drop to 166 median can allow someone like me at a 165 to sneak right in.

Good luck to all those who are still waiting and congrats to those who have been accepted.


I'm hoping as well, but for a little different reason. Hoping my 167 will allow me to get in, even with my terrible GPA


Good luck to u! I'm in the same boat. I had a medical circumstance but had an upward trend with strong softs (I hope). So crossing my fingers ...

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby andy261 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:14 pm

yupyup wrote:
bgoodrick wrote:
boblawlob wrote:Just submitted my app. USC is one of my reach schools. Hopefully a drop to 166 median can allow someone like me at a 165 to sneak right in.

Good luck to all those who are still waiting and congrats to those who have been accepted.


I'm hoping as well, but for a little different reason. Hoping my 167 will allow me to get in, even with my terrible GPA


Good luck to u! I'm in the same boat. I had a medical circumstance but had an upward trend with strong softs (I hope). So crossing my fingers ...


Jumping on the boat with a 168, sub-3. Really hoping that USC will let some of us in to maintain their LSAT median.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby vzapana » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:58 pm

Withdrawn. Good luck everyone!

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby CO2016YEAH » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:29 pm

Checking in. Applied to USC late in the game. Hoping there is a spot for a non-traditional reach applicant like myself!

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby Omnivalc » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:26 pm

Went Committee 1st Read 1/8, Committee 2nd today. How long does this generally mean until a decision comes along?

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby JayJones78 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:40 pm

Omnivalc wrote:Went Committee 1st Read 1/8, Committee 2nd today. How long does this generally mean until a decision comes along?


I never went to 2nd read and went from first read to in final review. I'v been there since 1/14. No word since :cry:

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby FallingHigher » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:27 pm

Omnivalc wrote:Went Committee 1st Read 1/8, Committee 2nd today. How long does this generally mean until a decision comes along?


I am right there with you. 1st read on 1/9 with 2nd read today. I am hoping for a fast turnaround.




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