University of Houston (cycle 2012-2013) C\O 2016

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Re: University of Houston (cycle 2012-2013) C\O 2016

Postby nba101790 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:00 pm

aep1989 wrote:I was accepted a week ago and still haven't received an email or any updates under mailings on the status checker. Has anyone recently admitted receive any contact at all?


Nope. I sent an email to the office on Friday asking to confirm the acceptance and still haven't heard anything back. Frankly, it's pretty off-putting considering every other school has either called, emailed, or overnighted something to me. Even Northwestern sent me an email when they rejected me: Houston can't manage one for accepted students? It really makes me want to drop the school from primary consideration.

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Re: University of Houston (cycle 2012-2013) C\O 2016

Postby Ramble On » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:04 pm

I was accepted on 1/16 and didn't get the letter until 2/1

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Re: University of Houston (cycle 2012-2013) C\O 2016

Postby nba101790 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:05 pm

Ramble On wrote:I was accepted on 1/16 and didn't get the letter until 2/1


Not sure what's up with Houston, but this is a pretty poor way of enticing students to muster any interest.

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Re: University of Houston (cycle 2012-2013) C\O 2016

Postby JXander » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:09 pm

nba101790 wrote:
Ramble On wrote:I was accepted on 1/16 and didn't get the letter until 2/1


Not sure what's up with Houston, but this is a pretty poor way of enticing students to muster any interest.

Yeah. And they're taking forever to release decisions.

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Postby potterpirate04 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:13 pm

JXander wrote:
nba101790 wrote:
Ramble On wrote:I was accepted on 1/16 and didn't get the letter until 2/1


Not sure what's up with Houston, but this is a pretty poor way of enticing students to muster any interest.

Yeah. And they're taking forever to release decisions.


Indeed. I've literally been in review since 12/4. Not sure if I should send an LOCI to speed this up or just suffer through. On LSN people who applied later have gotten decisions but alot of the ED applicants haven't heard back yet, which is so odd and infuriating. What was the point in applying ED then?

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Re: University of Houston (cycle 2012-2013) C\O 2016

Postby JXander » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:08 pm

potterpirate04 wrote:
JXander wrote:
nba101790 wrote:
Ramble On wrote:I was accepted on 1/16 and didn't get the letter until 2/1


Not sure what's up with Houston, but this is a pretty poor way of enticing students to muster any interest.

Yeah. And they're taking forever to release decisions.


Indeed. I've literally been in review since 12/4. Not sure if I should send an LOCI to speed this up or just suffer through. On LSN people who applied later have gotten decisions but alot of the ED applicants haven't heard back yet, which is so odd and infuriating. What was the point in applying ED then?

What are your numbers? My theory is that they don't want to accept anyone with a score 160.

To those who were recently accepted...did y'all write a LOCI or Why UH?

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Postby nba101790 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:11 pm

Nope. Including some info in my personal statement about courses/concentrations I intended to follow specific to Houston, but it wasn't very tailored.

Also, adding to my above frustration: Maybe it's just me, but I'm probably going to withdraw from Houston next week because of their approach to admitted students. Granted, I've only been admitted to two other schools so far, but both of them have emailed and called multiple times in the preceding days. Houston wasn't high on my list to begin with and they're doing nothing to warrant a second look.

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Postby elliephant » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:31 pm

nba- That's weird that they haven't been timely with their e-mails. My only guess is that with your stats they knew you were a shoe-in (so immediately updated), and that the only debate/delay is how much scholarship money to offer.

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Postby nba101790 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:35 pm

elliephant wrote:nba- That's weird that they haven't been timely with their e-mails. My only guess is that with your stats they knew you were a shoe-in (so immediately updated), and that the only debate/delay is how much scholarship money to offer.


Ellie, I'm sure I'm being overly sensitive, it's just a big contrast.

Now that I'm thinking about Houston though, for anyone who knows, do most students live on campus, in downtown Houston, or elsewhere?

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Postby potterpirate04 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:41 pm

JXander wrote: What are your numbers? My theory is that they don't want to accept anyone with a score 160.

To those who were recently accepted...did y'all write a LOCI or Why UH?


My numbers aren't exactly up to par with Houston's, so I understand the wait. It's just that people with numbers right around mine have heard back already, and they've either been waitlisted or rejected, and they didn't even apply ED. The hold-up is just frustrating. My date hasn't even been updated in more than 2 months.

nba101790 wrote:Now that I'm thinking about Houston though, for anyone who knows, do most students live on campus, in downtown Houston, or elsewhere?


There is no on campus living for UH law, I know that for sure.

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Postby mtyler19 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:16 pm

potterpirate04 wrote:
nba101790 wrote:Now that I'm thinking about Houston though, for anyone who knows, do most students live on campus, in downtown Houston, or elsewhere?


There is no on campus living for UH law, I know that for sure.


Yes there is - Calhoun Lofts, its just incredibly expensive, but its right across the parking lot from the law school and parking is a huge issue here. Most students live off campus.

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Postby potterpirate04 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:26 pm

mtyler19 wrote:
potterpirate04 wrote:
nba101790 wrote:Now that I'm thinking about Houston though, for anyone who knows, do most students live on campus, in downtown Houston, or elsewhere?


There is no on campus living for UH law, I know that for sure.


Yes there is - Calhoun Lofts, its just incredibly expensive, but its right across the parking lot from the law school and parking is a huge issue here. Most students live off campus.


Wow I never knew that. I thought they only used those places for undergrads. Thanks for that info!

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Postby JXander » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:38 pm

mtyler19 wrote:
potterpirate04 wrote:
nba101790 wrote:Now that I'm thinking about Houston though, for anyone who knows, do most students live on campus, in downtown Houston, or elsewhere?


There is no on campus living for UH law, I know that for sure.


Yes there is - Calhoun Lofts, its just incredibly expensive, but its right across the parking lot from the law school and parking is a huge issue here. Most students live off campus.

Yeah, I did a phone questionnaire with them, and they said some 1Ls stay on campus because it's cheaper and closer for those who aren't used to H-town.

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Postby Jredelman15 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:40 pm

I know everyone is frustrated with the promptness of the answers. Do not email admissions email someone within the office directly. They will answer very quickly, Nathan answers minutes later. Call first ask questions they are very helpful. I was admitted with a 160 3.3. Nothing out if the ordinary in my application package. Good LORs and good PS. Look at last years thread to find out about areas to live. It is very helpful. I am stayin a couple of extra days after ASD to go apartment hunting.

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Re: University of Houston (cycle 2012-2013) C\O 2016

Postby paul554 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:32 pm

Well my status checker just got updated to Admitted so someone is working in their office!

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Postby nba101790 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:35 pm

paul554 wrote:Well my status checker just got updated to Admitted so someone is working in their office!


Congrats!

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Postby JXander » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:38 pm

I was also just admitted via status checker! Woohoo/it's about time! :D

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Postby Jredelman15 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:35 pm

JXander wrote:I was also just admitted via status checker! Woohoo/it's about time! :D


Congrats!

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Re: University of Houston (cycle 2012-2013) C\O 2016

Postby Learning9 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:59 pm

I got waitlisted a few days ago. :cry: Anyone know when is the best time to send in a LOCI?

Those of you that have been admitted already....congratulations! :)

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Re: University of Houston (cycle 2012-2013) C\O 2016

Postby Devlin » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:07 pm

potterpirate04 wrote:
mtyler19 wrote:
potterpirate04 wrote:
nba101790 wrote:Now that I'm thinking about Houston though, for anyone who knows, do most students live on campus, in downtown Houston, or elsewhere?


There is no on campus living for UH law, I know that for sure.


Yes there is - Calhoun Lofts, its just incredibly expensive, but its right across the parking lot from the law school and parking is a huge issue here. Most students live off campus.


Wow I never knew that. I thought they only used those places for undergrads. Thanks for that info!


Don't live there. You will enjoy your life in Houston a lot more if you live elsewhere.

And by no means is it a lot cheaper than other places to live in Houston.

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Re: University of Houston (cycle 2012-2013) C\O 2016

Postby JXander » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:08 pm

To those accepted... how did you find out about scholarships?

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Re: University of Houston (cycle 2012-2013) C\O 2016

Postby mg7 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:13 pm

JXander wrote:To those accepted... how did you find out about scholarships?

There was a separate letter that came along with my admissions letter (snail mail).

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Re: University of Houston (cycle 2012-2013) C\O 2016

Postby JXander » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:15 pm

mg7 wrote:
JXander wrote:To those accepted... how did you find out about scholarships?

There was a separate letter that came along with my admissions letter (snail mail).

Awesome, thanks. After how long after you were accepted did you receive it?

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Postby JXander » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:15 pm

mg7 wrote:
JXander wrote:To those accepted... how did you find out about scholarships?

There was a separate letter that came along with my admissions letter (snail mail).

Awesome, thanks. After how long after you were accepted did you receive it?

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Re: University of Houston (cycle 2012-2013) C\O 2016

Postby mg7 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:19 pm

JXander wrote:
mg7 wrote:
JXander wrote:To those accepted... how did you find out about scholarships?

There was a separate letter that came along with my admissions letter (snail mail).

Awesome, thanks. After how long after you were accepted did you receive it?

It was back in December so I'm not exactly sure, but I think around a week or two. It was listed in the "mailings" section of on the status checker page.
ETA: I just looked at the page, and it looks like they mailed it out about 2 days after the status checker updated to "admitted."




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