University of Maryland c/o 2016

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Gabazany
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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby Gabazany » Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:23 am

Sent in my seat deposit as well. excited about umd.

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deuceindc
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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby deuceindc » Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:34 am

Managed to get an extension on my deposit deadline. Maryland is still the most attractive local market option for me, plus they've been really friendly and responsive to all of my requests/inquiries. Still waiting for decisions from a few other schools, unfortunately.

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby muskies970 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:39 pm

deuceindc wrote:Managed to get an extension on my deposit deadline. Maryland is still the most attractive local market option for me, plus they've been really friendly and responsive to all of my requests/inquiries. Still waiting for decisions from a few other schools, unfortunately.


any advice on how you were able to do that?

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby Greyhound42 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:47 pm

muskies970 wrote:
deuceindc wrote:Managed to get an extension on my deposit deadline. Maryland is still the most attractive local market option for me, plus they've been really friendly and responsive to all of my requests/inquiries. Still waiting for decisions from a few other schools, unfortunately.


any advice on how you were able to do that?


I was given a deadline extension as well. Do you have any extenuating circumstances? For instance, I'm still in the middle of scholarship negotiation talks with UM and told them that seat deposits are difficult for me financially, and they were nice enough to award me a 2-week extension based on that.

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby espressocream » Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:40 pm

Deposited. Has anyone else heard back about financial aid, aside from scholarship info?

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gitguy
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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby gitguy » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:41 pm

espressocream wrote:Deposited. Has anyone else heard back about financial aid, aside from scholarship info?

Just loans via the SURFS system.

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby WisemanAEKDB » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:42 pm

espressocream wrote:Deposited. Has anyone else heard back about financial aid, aside from scholarship info?


yeah via email, log in to their network and it should be there. i think. that's how i did it anyways. all of the loans.

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deuceindc
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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby deuceindc » Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:33 pm

muskies970 wrote:
deuceindc wrote:Managed to get an extension on my deposit deadline. Maryland is still the most attractive local market option for me, plus they've been really friendly and responsive to all of my requests/inquiries. Still waiting for decisions from a few other schools, unfortunately.


any advice on how you were able to do that?


Tell them why you need more time. I'm waiting to hear back from a couple of other schools but think MD could be the place I end up, and want to make the best-informed decision I can. I told them as much and they got back to me a few days later.

That said, it might be too late to get an extension at this point - you're asking them to decide and then get back to you within business hours on Monday.

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby csungrl09 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:31 am

struggling to decide whether or not to put in my seat deposit. I am wait-listed at one of my top choices & howard is offering more money!

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gitguy
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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby gitguy » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:50 pm

Just submitted my tuition deposit. In light of the lower tuition than other schools, and the Leadership Scholars Award, Maryland was worth putting down the $250 to see what happens.

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby dewdawn » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:07 pm

gitguy wrote:Just submitted my tuition deposit. In light of the lower tuition than other schools, and the Leadership Scholars Award, Maryland was worth putting down the $250 to see what happens.


I withdrew my Leadership Scholars Award... even with the low tuition and the scholarship, I still can't afford... feel so bad for myself

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espressocream
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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby espressocream » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:23 am

Put down the wrong UMD on my FAFSA. How screwed do you guys think I am? I meant to call today but being MST I spaced and missed out.

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby gitguy » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:44 pm

espressocream wrote:Put down the wrong UMD on my FAFSA. How screwed do you guys think I am? I meant to call today but being MST I spaced and missed out.


Ouch. I would just explain to FinAid what happened and hope it can be resolved.

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby espressocream » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:24 pm

gitguy wrote:
espressocream wrote:Put down the wrong UMD on my FAFSA. How screwed do you guys think I am? I meant to call today but being MST I spaced and missed out.


Ouch. I would just explain to FinAid what happened and hope it can be resolved.


Just called. They use the initial date of submission regardless of whether you put down the school or not. Phew. I'd advise everyone else to double check.

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Snowboarder1588
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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby Snowboarder1588 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:59 am

So I'm not sure if my file was placed in the shredder by accident lol...I've been in review for almost the full 8 weeks, and my file was complete Feb 1st. Both numbers are below median, so this is a reach, but at this point I just want to KNOW!! ok now I fell better after venting to all of you :)

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby sirilu91 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:51 pm

My status says "Decision Made". Any idea as to how long it takes to actually receive the decision?

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby Snowboarder1588 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:26 pm

sirilu91 wrote:My status says "Decision Made". Any idea as to how long it takes to actually receive the decision?



From reading prior posts, it looks like people are getting emails (at least the admitted applicants) when did you go in review?

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby sirilu91 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:36 pm

Snowboarder1588 wrote:
sirilu91 wrote:My status says "Decision Made". Any idea as to how long it takes to actually receive the decision?



From reading prior posts, it looks like people are getting emails (at least the admitted applicants) when did you go in review?


Went under review Feb 20. It just changed to decision made this afternoon.

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby Snowboarder1588 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:39 pm

sirilu91 wrote:
Snowboarder1588 wrote:
sirilu91 wrote:My status says "Decision Made". Any idea as to how long it takes to actually receive the decision?



From reading prior posts, it looks like people are getting emails (at least the admitted applicants) when did you go in review?


Went under review Feb 20. It just changed to decision made this afternoon.


Good Luck! hopefully good news will be on its way. Have you checked your spam folder? Sometimes things end up in there...

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Snowboarder1588
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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby Snowboarder1588 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:01 pm

So this is the last school I'm waiting on, and a couple deposit deadlines are due on Monday. If I was to get an offer here, I would withdraw everywhere else. My application went in review early February, and it has been more than 8 weeks (that's the timeline they sent me in an email update early on). Do you guys think it's ok if I send them an email asking them about an estimated decision timeline along with including the information above? I'm asking because I called 2 weeks ago, and was not really given an answer, so I really don't want to be a pest, but I really want to know. Anyways, thank you all for your help.

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby gitguy » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:18 pm

Snowboarder1588 wrote:So this is the last school I'm waiting on, and a couple deposit deadlines are due on Monday. If I was to get an offer here, I would withdraw everywhere else. My application went in review early February, and it has been more than 8 weeks (that's the timeline they sent me in an email update early on). Do you guys think it's ok if I send them an email asking them about an estimated decision timeline along with including the information above? I'm asking because I called 2 weeks ago, and was not really given an answer, so I really don't want to be a pest, but I really want to know. Anyways, thank you all for your help.


Yeah, I would say dropping them a line is a good idea. Especially to communicate your continued interest. I did the same thing and shortly got an acceptance.

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby Snowboarder1588 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:06 pm

Yeah, I would say dropping them a line is a good idea. Especially to communicate your continued interest. I did the same thing and shortly got an acceptance.[/quote]


Thank you. I just sent them a nice email. Appreciate the advise!

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espressocream
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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby espressocream » Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:02 pm

Anyone tried negotiating yet?

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby csungrl09 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:54 pm

I received an email yesterday about a scholarship interview. If I have an interview, my seat deposit will be due on the 29th (I already missed the April 1st seat deposit deadline)...anyone who applied and got into the part time program have an interview?


for those of you who had interviews, in your opinion, is it appropriate to talk about other offers? I feel mixed about talking about it after reading this thread. what kinds of questions do they ask? i'm guessing they ask you why you want to attend UMD and what makes you a good fit for UMD.

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby ultrasajid » Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:07 pm

1. Why law school?
2. Why Maryland?
3. What other options and offers do you have?




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