Florida International University (FIU) c/o 2016 applicants

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jnegron9
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Re: Florida International University (FIU) c/o 2016 applicants

Postby jnegron9 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:44 pm

Mister Gold wrote:
jnegron9 wrote:So on April 4th my status changed to "Decision Rendered, Letter Sent." But, I have yet to receive any letter and I actually live close to the campus. I decided to give the admissions office a call today, in order to find out my status, only to be told that my application is still "pending review". Now I'm confused in whether I should even be expecting a letter or not. Has anyone else had this happened to them?


Yes, and it has been discussed in this forum thread, so you can read through it for details if you want. Basically though, there are 4 possible decisions that can be rendered upon an application. Accept, Deny, Waitlist, or Hold. If your status checker indicates that a decision has been rendered, and the admissions office is telling you that your application is still pending, its likely that they decided to place your app on "hold". This means that they will review it at a later date. Its very late in the cycle for this to happen though, I think by this point they probably have a very good idea what their incoming class will look like. Seat deposits were due on April 1st, so most people have committed/withdrawn at this point.

When did you submit your app?



I submitted my application on Feb. 11 and was already placed on hold on Feb. 19. This would be the second time they review my file, so I doubt it is another hold.

Mister Gold
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Re: Florida International University (FIU) c/o 2016 applicants

Postby Mister Gold » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:37 am

Any recent waitlist movement or acceptances?

Jwashere
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Re: Florida International University (FIU) c/o 2016 applicants

Postby Jwashere » Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:14 pm

w/m/21
155 Lsat 3.6 GPA Political Science/INR Double Major from FIU.

2/15 submitted application. (just a forewarning for anyone who may read this in the future- GET YOUR LORs IN EARLY!)
3/? Decision rendered, letter mailed. { HOLD
3/18 file back under review
4/23 Decision rendered, letter mailed.{ No change in fees.

Will update when the letter arrives. I live 40mins driving distance so it should be here by Monday. LOL

ETA 04/27-

04/27 Waitlisted. Sent in green colored letter confirming that I am still interested in the school.

Meanwhile, Ive been given some sort of scholy from every school I applied to up north...

ETA 04/02-

As I am eating dinner with my family after graduation I receive an email with a copy of my acceptance letter.

04/30 Admitted to full time day division.
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lawschoolgiant
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Re: Florida International University (FIU) c/o 2016 applicants

Postby lawschoolgiant » Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:57 am

I am a 3L evening student graduating in December. If anyone has any questions, let me know.

Jwashere
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Re: Florida International University (FIU) c/o 2016 applicants

Postby Jwashere » Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:05 pm

lawschoolgiant wrote:I am a 3L evening student graduating in December. If anyone has any questions, let me know.

How are your job prospects coming along?

lawschoolgiant
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Re: Florida International University (FIU) c/o 2016 applicants

Postby lawschoolgiant » Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:10 pm

They are good. I am 95% sure I will be working at the firm I have been clerking at part time for almost three years. The firm has about 10 attorneys. I expect to make around 60k and work 45-50 hours per week. In July I am going to start looking for other prospects.

If you want a job, network. I have had 5 legal positions throughout law school and only 1 required a resume.

Jwashere
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Re: Florida International University (FIU) c/o 2016 applicants

Postby Jwashere » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:38 pm

lawschoolgiant wrote:They are good. I am 95% sure I will be working at the firm I have been clerking at part time for almost three years. The firm has about 10 attorneys. I expect to make around 60k and work 45-50 hours per week. In July I am going to start looking for other prospects.

If you want a job, network. I have had 5 legal positions throughout law school and only 1 required a resume.


Beautiful. Just what I wanted to hear. =)

Looking back at freshman year, is there anything you would do differently knowing what you know now? Any tips?

ksouthshore
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Re: Florida International University (FIU) c/o 2016 applicants

Postby ksouthshore » Wed May 01, 2013 2:12 pm

Deposited a few weeks ago. See you guys in the fall!

Balleeta
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Re: Florida International University (FIU) c/o 2016 applicants

Postby Balleeta » Thu May 09, 2013 10:25 pm

Hi, Guys - I am a recent grad from FIU, if you have questions, I will be available to answer them for the next day or so... :)

lawschoolgiant
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Re: Florida International University (FIU) c/o 2016 applicants

Postby lawschoolgiant » Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:40 pm

Jwashere wrote:
lawschoolgiant wrote:They are good. I am 95% sure I will be working at the firm I have been clerking at part time for almost three years. The firm has about 10 attorneys. I expect to make around 60k and work 45-50 hours per week. In July I am going to start looking for other prospects.

If you want a job, network. I have had 5 legal positions throughout law school and only 1 required a resume.


Beautiful. Just what I wanted to hear. =)

Looking back at freshman year, is there anything you would do differently knowing what you know now? Any tips?



No. I did not get the best grades, but I got way above average. I was able to spend time with my wife and family.

jnegron9
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Re: Florida International University (FIU) c/o 2016 applicants

Postby jnegron9 » Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:05 am

Has anyone been admitted from the waitlist?

hrhcaro
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Re: Florida International University (FIU) c/o 2016 applicants

Postby hrhcaro » Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:18 am

jnegron9 wrote:Has anyone been admitted from the waitlist?


I have not yet been admitted but I retook the LSAT on June 10th and I am awaiting my score...

From what the admissions office told me, the final decision will come much faster than the first round of application. This is because when FIU receives your new score it gets automatically referred to the admissions committee again and they review it.

I sent an additional LOR, did a law school tour, sat in on a 1L evening class, and have called every few weeks to check the status...fingers still crossed!!!!!!!

mystikal
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Re: Florida International University (FIU) c/o 2016 applicants

Postby mystikal » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:47 pm

anyone else get in???
My status just went to "Decision rendered, letter mailed"
:shock:

jnegron9
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Re: Florida International University (FIU) c/o 2016 applicants

Postby jnegron9 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:01 pm

mystikal wrote:anyone else get in???
My status just went to "Decision rendered, letter mailed"
:shock:


Still waiting... What was the decision?




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