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

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

Postby TexasGE » Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:30 pm

To those recently accepted, are any of you part-time applicants?

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

Postby potterpirate04 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:19 pm

Wow, congrats to all who got admitted! Looks like they're not giving out rejections yet. Probably gonna hold on till January.

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

Postby atreides27 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:47 pm

TexasGE wrote:To those recently accepted, are any of you part-time applicants?


I'm not a part-time applicant.

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

Postby mg7 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:54 pm

atreides27 wrote:
TexasGE wrote:To those recently accepted, are any of you part-time applicants?


I'm not a part-time applicant.

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

Postby nimchow12 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:50 am

hey guys i'm a 1L UH part time student, and just finished my first semester feel free to shoot me a message or ask any questions!

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

Postby lnh819 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:08 pm

My scholarship letter got mailed today! I expect about a third of what Tech offered me but am trying to be optimistic! Does anybody else have their scholarship info yet and can give me an idea of how generous they're being this year?

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

Postby Jredelman15 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:37 pm

I have two decision letter mailed dates on my status checker. Is the latter the scholarship packet? I really hope I at least get in-state.

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

Postby Jredelman15 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:59 pm

Im also really confused on what tuition is. On LST it says 28k. Here it says 21k. On their website it says 15k. So what is the real answer?

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

Postby BigZuck » Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:12 am

Jredelman15 wrote:Im also really confused on what tuition is. On LST it says 28k. Here it says 21k. On their website it says 15k. So what is the real answer?


http://www.law.uh.edu/admissions/tuition.asp

29K in state. What is confusing you?

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

Postby Jredelman15 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:05 am

RC fail. I didn't add the two semesters together.

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

Postby mg7 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:25 am

Jredelman15 wrote:I have two decision letter mailed dates on my status checker. Is the latter the scholarship packet? I really hope I at least get in-state.


I also have 2 decision letter mailed dates (12/19 and 12/20), but I also have a scholarship letter mailed date (12/20), so I would check again and see if they updated it for you.

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

Postby helpplease » Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:50 pm

Received scholarship information in the mail today. 15,000 per year=50% scholarship!!! I am ECSTATIC!! This is going to be so hard to turn down--I've practically decided that I will be part of the incoming class of 2016!

Btw, my numbers were just at/slightly above the median. ~161, ~3.5, but I worked extremely hard on my personal statement, diversity statement and had an excellent resume. Numbers really don't mean everything.

Good luck everyone :D

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

Postby BigZuck » Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:58 pm

helpplease wrote:Received scholarship information in the mail today. 15,000 per year=50% scholarship!!! I am ECSTATIC!! This is going to be so hard to turn down--I've practically decided that I will be part of the incoming class of 2016!

Btw, my numbers were just at/slightly above the median. ~161, ~3.5, but I worked extremely hard on my personal statement, diversity statement and had an excellent resume. Numbers really don't mean everything.

Good luck everyone :D


Nice, congrats! UH is finally opening up the coffers, that's a pretty good price for a solid school.

I feel legitimately bad for last year's class. When I first applied last year I had basically the same LSAT and significantly higher GPA and got nothing. Then retook and got 5+ points higher and then they offered me the same scholarship you just got. I hope this cycle keeps getting weird for all our sakes.

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

Postby helpplease » Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:08 pm

BigZuck wrote:
helpplease wrote:Received scholarship information in the mail today. 15,000 per year=50% scholarship!!! I am ECSTATIC!! This is going to be so hard to turn down--I've practically decided that I will be part of the incoming class of 2016!

Btw, my numbers were just at/slightly above the median. ~161, ~3.5, but I worked extremely hard on my personal statement, diversity statement and had an excellent resume. Numbers really don't mean everything.

Good luck everyone :D


Nice, congrats! UH is finally opening up the coffers, that's a pretty good price for a solid school.

I feel legitimately bad for last year's class. When I first applied last year I had basically the same LSAT and significantly higher GPA and got nothing. Then retook and got 5+ points higher and then they offered me the same scholarship you just got. I hope this cycle keeps getting weird for all our sakes.


Do you think it's because they have less applicants this year or is it the quality of applications that have gone down? I actually retook my LSAT in December and my score comes back next week. I don't think I did much better than before, but I am horrible at gauging my performance on that stupid test, so it is a possibility. Do you think if I got a 164/165 I could bargain for anymore money?

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

Postby BigZuck » Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:25 pm

helpplease wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
helpplease wrote:Received scholarship information in the mail today. 15,000 per year=50% scholarship!!! I am ECSTATIC!! This is going to be so hard to turn down--I've practically decided that I will be part of the incoming class of 2016!

Btw, my numbers were just at/slightly above the median. ~161, ~3.5, but I worked extremely hard on my personal statement, diversity statement and had an excellent resume. Numbers really don't mean everything.

Good luck everyone :D


Nice, congrats! UH is finally opening up the coffers, that's a pretty good price for a solid school.

I feel legitimately bad for last year's class. When I first applied last year I had basically the same LSAT and significantly higher GPA and got nothing. Then retook and got 5+ points higher and then they offered me the same scholarship you just got. I hope this cycle keeps getting weird for all our sakes.


Do you think it's because they have less applicants this year or is it the quality of applications that have gone down? I actually retook my LSAT in December and my score comes back next week. I don't think I did much better than before, but I am horrible at gauging my performance on that stupid test, so it is a possibility. Do you think if I got a 164/165 I could bargain for anymore money?


I'm sure the number/quality of the applicants has gone down this year like it has at every school. But in the past their scholarship criteria was bizarre IMO. To get a scholarship that made sense to attend a school of UH's caliber (about a half ride sounds right) your numbers had to be way above and beyond, to the point of being UT numbers. But if you have UT numbers then why would you attend UH if all they are offering you is a half ride? If what has happened to you is representative then their new scholarship strategy makes more sense, at least to me.

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

Postby helpplease » Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:50 pm

BigZuck wrote:
helpplease wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
helpplease wrote:Received scholarship information in the mail today. 15,000 per year=50% scholarship!!! I am ECSTATIC!! This is going to be so hard to turn down--I've practically decided that I will be part of the incoming class of 2016!

Btw, my numbers were just at/slightly above the median. ~161, ~3.5, but I worked extremely hard on my personal statement, diversity statement and had an excellent resume. Numbers really don't mean everything.

Good luck everyone :D


Nice, congrats! UH is finally opening up the coffers, that's a pretty good price for a solid school.

I feel legitimately bad for last year's class. When I first applied last year I had basically the same LSAT and significantly higher GPA and got nothing. Then retook and got 5+ points higher and then they offered me the same scholarship you just got. I hope this cycle keeps getting weird for all our sakes.


Do you think it's because they have less applicants this year or is it the quality of applications that have gone down? I actually retook my LSAT in December and my score comes back next week. I don't think I did much better than before, but I am horrible at gauging my performance on that stupid test, so it is a possibility. Do you think if I got a 164/165 I could bargain for anymore money?


I'm sure the number/quality of the applicants has gone down this year like it has at every school. But in the past their scholarship criteria was bizarre IMO. To get a scholarship that made sense to attend a school of UH's caliber (about a half ride sounds right) your numbers had to be way above and beyond, to the point of being UT numbers. But if you have UT numbers then why would you attend UH if all they are offering you is a half ride? If what has happened to you is representative then their new scholarship strategy makes more sense, at least to me.


Yeah, I understand what you're saying but I don't think the former was a strategy. I'm pretty sure it was a matter of how much they could afford to give rather than how much they wanted to. If the scholarship they gave me is representative across the board, this will undoubtedly attract much better candidates and increase their ranking in the years to come.

In your opinion, if I do get a higher LSAT score, do you think I should try to negotiate for a bit more money, say $5000 more each year?

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

Postby BigZuck » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:33 am

Of course. Get every last bit out of them that you can.

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

Postby mg7 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:13 am

Still haven't received my acceptance/scholarship letters.. Getting nervous it got sent to my old address.. And congrats on the half ride helpplease!

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

Postby nmlf16 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:24 am

mg7 wrote:Still haven't received my acceptance/scholarship letters.. Getting nervous it got sent to my old address.. And congrats on the half ride helpplease!


Look on your status checker, it has the address they should have mailed it to. When were you accepted? I was accepted on 12/18 and my checker shows they mailed my letters on the 20th and I still haven't gotten them. Some schools don't actually mail their letters on the date it says they were.

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

Postby lnh819 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:42 pm

I'm getting excited to get my scholarship offer now - I'm out of town so I might have it sitting in my box when I get home on Sunday. I have numbers similar to the previous poster who got a half-ride. A half-ride to UH vs. my 2/3rds ride to Texas Tech would actually force me to make a real choice. Congrats to everybody else who is getting accepted and receiving their scholarship offers!

To the poster who is a current UH student - do they have a clinic that deals with some sort of Family Law? I'm thinking about going into that type of law and can't find a clinic related to that on the UH Law website. However, they claimed to have one when I toured back in March so I'm a little confused right now.

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

Postby BigZuck » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:49 pm

lnh819 wrote:I'm getting excited to get my scholarship offer now - I'm out of town so I might have it sitting in my box when I get home on Sunday. I have numbers similar to the previous poster who got a half-ride. A half-ride to UH vs. my 2/3rds ride to Texas Tech would actually force me to make a real choice. Congrats to everybody else who is getting accepted and receiving their scholarship offers!

To the poster who is a current UH student - do they have a clinic that deals with some sort of Family Law? I'm thinking about going into that type of law and can't find a clinic related to that on the UH Law website. However, they claimed to have one when I toured back in March so I'm a little confused right now.


Not a current student but they talked about that clinic when I visited last year. Maybe call and ask?

Also I think UH versus Tech is a no brainer. Go to UH!

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

Postby nmlf16 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:38 pm

Just got my scholarship letter in the mail today. They only offered 5k/year plus a waiver so I get in-state tuition. Despite that I would still end up with over 100k in debt so I am likely going to decline the offer.

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

Postby sjwest » Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:00 pm

With a GPA like yours, you really should try to use some of your other scholarship offers to negotiate up. I know a few people that were able to do that last year.

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

Postby TheRedBlueBerry » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:38 pm

I got my letter today. In with 10K a year. I may try to use other offers to see if they will give me a little more. Congrats to all who got in!!

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

Postby JXander » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:45 pm

TheRedBlueBerry wrote:I got my letter today. In with 10K a year. I may try to use other offers to see if they will give me a little more. Congrats to all who got in!!

Congrats! What are your numbers?




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