Florida State c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle

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Florida State c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle

Postby havanese11 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:14 am

Got my first acceptance yesterday! They called and then sent an email. :D I'm an out of state student but I will be considering it

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Re: Florida State c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle

Postby elterrible78 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:21 am

havanese11 wrote:Got my first acceptance yesterday! They called and then sent an email. :D I'm an out of state student but I will be considering it


Congrats!

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Postby Mdenis1 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:25 pm

Congrats! I am out of state as well but haven't gotten a response yet. Would you mind sharing with us your numbers and when you applied? Congrats again :)

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Re: Florida State c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle

Postby jstacks » Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:56 pm

Same here--got a call yesterday and an email confirming acceptance. I'm out-of-state as well, but they told me right on the phone the scholarship amount they were offering me.
LSAT: 162
LSAC GPA: 4.0

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Re: Florida State c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle

Postby 2012Lsatscore » Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:28 pm

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Re: Florida State c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle

Postby jstacks » Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:46 pm

2012Lsatscore wrote:Checking in

How do you go about getting a fee waiver? I asked for a book hoping they would send it with the book.

GPA: LSAC-3.69 Degree-3.76
LSAT: 162 (waiting on Oct retake)

If I don't get a fee waiver and my score goes up 164+ I might have to drop this app due to low funds.



I emailed them and asked for a fee waiver (I gave them my GPA, LSAT score, and LSAC account number). They emailed me back within a few days with a fee waiver code.

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Re: Florida State c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle

Postby havanese11 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:31 pm

Mdenis1 wrote:Congrats! I am out of state as well but haven't gotten a response yet. Would you mind sharing with us your numbers and when you applied? Congrats again :)


LSAT: 162
GPA: 3.6
I sent my application the same week they started accepting applications.
I was surprised by the acceptance since they hadn't received both of my LOR's yet and I felt like I may have cut too much to meet their 500 word limit in the personal statement. Maybe they just base it off numbers and not soft factors??? IDK Just happy to have been accepted :D

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Re: Florida State c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle

Postby 2012Lsatscore » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:45 pm

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Re: Florida State c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle

Postby havanese11 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:03 pm

2012Lsatscore wrote:
havanese11 wrote:
Mdenis1 wrote:Congrats! I am out of state as well but haven't gotten a response yet. Would you mind sharing with us your numbers and when you applied? Congrats again :)


LSAT: 162
GPA: 3.6
I sent my application the same week they started accepting applications.
I was surprised by the acceptance since they hadn't received both of my LOR's yet and I felt like I may have cut too much to meet their 500 word limit in the personal statement. Maybe they just base it off numbers and not soft factors??? IDK Just happy to have been accepted :D


Our numbers are really close. Any scholarship info?


Not yet. Last year's thread said that admitted students had to apply for either merit based or need based scholarships after they were accepted. I guess the scholarship application usually came in the mail with the acceptance packet. I noticed one poster above said he was offered a scholarship already with the phone call so they may have changed the process from last year. I have not spoken with anyone on the phone yet since I was working when they called and left the voice-mail that I was accepted. The message they left did not say anything about scholarships.
I do know that they give in-state tuition after the first year, which makes it much more attractive to me than some of the similarly ranked private schools I applied to. I think it is ~40k the first year and then ~20k the last two years.

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Re: Florida State c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle

Postby jstacks » Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:26 pm

havanese11 wrote:
2012Lsatscore wrote:
havanese11 wrote:
Mdenis1 wrote:Congrats! I am out of state as well but haven't gotten a response yet. Would you mind sharing with us your numbers and when you applied? Congrats again :)


LSAT: 162
GPA: 3.6
I sent my application the same week they started accepting applications.
I was surprised by the acceptance since they hadn't received both of my LOR's yet and I felt like I may have cut too much to meet their 500 word limit in the personal statement. Maybe they just base it off numbers and not soft factors??? IDK Just happy to have been accepted :D


Our numbers are really close. Any scholarship info?


Not yet. Last year's thread said that admitted students had to apply for either merit based or need based scholarships after they were accepted. I guess the scholarship application usually came in the mail with the acceptance packet. I noticed one poster above said he was offered a scholarship already with the phone call so they may have changed the process from last year. I have not spoken with anyone on the phone yet since I was working when they called and left the voice-mail that I was accepted. The message they left did not say anything about scholarships.
I do know that they give in-state tuition after the first year, which makes it much more attractive to me than some of the similarly ranked private schools I applied to. I think it is ~40k the first year and then ~20k the last two years.



Just to clarify on the scholarship question--I did not fill out a separate application for scholarships. When they called me to tell me I was accepted, they told me the amount of my scholarship award; when I received my acceptance packet in the mail, there was a letter included about my scholarship (amount, terms, etc).

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Re: Florida State c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle

Postby slawww » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:19 am

Anyone hear any news lately? I've been complete for about 2 months, they just got my new LSAT score. I'm hoping to get a decision soon.

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Postby 2012Lsatscore » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:19 pm

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Re: Florida State c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle

Postby patricksouthern » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:02 pm

Just got a call from Florida State to tell me I've been accepted. Unfortunately, my phone didn't ring (awful service at my house sometimes) but the voicemail didn't include any information about scholarships and said I would receive correspondence via email/snail mail that would include "potential scholarship opportunities." Sounds like another application.

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Re: Florida State c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle

Postby scottyc66 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:12 pm

What're your LSAT and GPA, if you don't mind me asking, Patrick

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Re: Florida State c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle

Postby patricksouthern » Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:33 pm

scottyc66 wrote:What're your LSAT and GPA, if you don't mind me asking, Patrick


LSAT: 168; GPA: 2.8

Have a GPA addendum, but not sure how much that matters.

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Re: Florida State c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle

Postby North » Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:13 pm

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Re: Florida State c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle

Postby seancris » Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:05 pm

North wrote:Checking in, dudes. I'm an Florida State alum and still live in Tallahassee, so I'll post pictures of the law school soon.


Thanks, would appreciate that. Never been to FSU law and would like to see the campus.

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Re: Florida State c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle

Postby North » Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:13 pm

seancris wrote:Thanks, would appreciate that. Never been to FSU law and would like to see the campus.

Yeah I'll do it soon. Fair warning: the law campus is 40% beautiful Jeffersonian Plantation-style architecture and 60% ugly, 1960's, form-follows-function awfulness. Classrooms are largely nice though. I'll be sure to cover both.

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Re: Florida State c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle

Postby slawww » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:30 am

I've been complete for about 2 months with no movement. I'm getting anxious. LSAT is above median, GPA sucks.

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Re: Florida State c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle

Postby Ruxin1 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:03 pm

slawww wrote:I've been complete for about 2 months with no movement. I'm getting anxious. LSAT is above median, GPA sucks.


With such a small class size they are probably just feeling out who all is going to apply, GL!

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Re: Florida State c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle

Postby slawww » Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:37 pm

Ruxin1 wrote:
slawww wrote:I've been complete for about 2 months with no movement. I'm getting anxious. LSAT is above median, GPA sucks.


With such a small class size they are probably just feeling out who all is going to apply, GL!


Thanks! Somewhat eases the nerves, haha

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Re: Florida State c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle

Postby North » Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:56 pm

Florida State University College of Law

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Here's a view of the rotunda from across the field. Seven or eight small plantation-style houses are behind the trees and stand to the right and left of the rotunda, extending towards the camera's point of view. This is the picture they put on pamphlets.


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Here is a shot of a couple of those plantation houses. Various administrative and Law Journals offices are housed inside them.


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This is the view of the Court of Appeals Courthouse that FSU recently bought from right outside the rotunda.


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This is the inside of the rotunda. This is usually where guest lectures, fancy luncheons, that sort of thing, are held. You can see out to the plantation area from the windowed doors behind this pictures point of view.


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This is the door to one of the plantation houses. Not sure why I took this picture. I guess I thought it was important for everyone to see that the career development office does, in fact, exist.


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This is where you'll actually spend most of your time. Lecture halls and classrooms are in here.


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This is the head-on view of the big lecture hall in the B.K. building.


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Side view of the same lecture hall.


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This is a little courtyard kind of thing outside of the B.K. building. I see people studying out here when it's warmer. That's the outside of the law library in the background.


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This is the cafeteria. There were some nice leather chairs in the back that the panoramic shot didn't pick up.


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This is one of the smaller classrooms.


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This is the part of the law library where the carrels are. I couldn't get inside, so I took a picture through the window.

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Re: Florida State c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle

Postby 2012Lsatscore » Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:03 pm

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Re: Florida State c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle

Postby SpecterHewes&Mccoy » Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:50 pm

2012Lsatscore wrote:Admission letter came today.

"In the coming weeks the Office of Student Affairs will e-mail you information related to financial aid and scholarships for which you may be eligible to apply."

$200 seat deposit by April 15

Is that unusually early for a seat deposit? Kinda bummed there was no scholarship included.


When i contacted admissions about possible scholarships i was directed to fill out a spereate application for several scholarships online. Might try reaching out to them

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Re: Florida State c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle

Postby Spritzpiggy » Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:22 am

This thread makes me happy. I love you FSU! And please beat the Gators this weekend :) If anyone has questions about Tallahassee or FSU in general feel free to message me. Best of luck!




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