Loyola (Los Angeles) c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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Re: Loyola (Los Angeles) c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Redfactor » Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:56 am

I came in for the second half of the chat, and I was really happy with the students' responses. I was relieved to hear their perspective on maintaining the 3.2 GPA stip and hearing about all the sources of help to ensure the material is stickin'. Makes me excited for the fall!

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Re: Loyola (Los Angeles) c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby dproduct » Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:53 am

Redfactor wrote:I came in for the second half of the chat, and I was really happy with the students' responses. I was relieved to hear their perspective on maintaining the 3.2 GPA stip and hearing about all the sources of help to ensure the material is stickin'. Makes me excited for the fall!


If you don't mind, could you elaborate on the stipulation discussion? I'm interested to hear about this.

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Re: Loyola (Los Angeles) c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Redfactor » Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:48 am

Not a problem at all, dproduct.

The specifics were that there is a seminar series which teaches aspects to succeeding in law school. One seminar mentioned was on how to write (I don't know if it was for tests specifically or they just applied that gained knowledge to their tests); there is a honors program, St. Thomas More, that has tutoring and outlines available; and they were saying the faculty are approachable and willing to help if you go to office hours. Basically, their opinion was, if you are struggling you just have to ask for help and someone will be more than willing to do so.

They never gave me the impression that it is easy to keep the scholarship, but they were optimistic that if you take advantage of the help and you approach law school and your studies like you should, success is very possible.

(Please keep in mind though that I suspect those tapped to be 'student representatives' for this chat probably hold a high class standing and at no point were on the verge of losing any scholarships.)

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Re: Loyola (Los Angeles) c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Redfactor » Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:51 am

Oh, and if there are any questions about St. Thomas More, it was described in the chat as an LLS honor society, and that membership is gained through invite only by being in the top 15% of the class.

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Re: Loyola (Los Angeles) c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby dproduct » Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:35 pm

Redfactor wrote:Not a problem at all, dproduct.

The specifics were that there is a seminar series which teaches aspects to succeeding in law school. One seminar mentioned was on how to write (I don't know if it was for tests specifically or they just applied that gained knowledge to their tests); there is a honors program, St. Thomas More, that has tutoring and outlines available; and they were saying the faculty are approachable and willing to help if you go to office hours. Basically, their opinion was, if you are struggling you just have to ask for help and someone will be more than willing to do so.

They never gave me the impression that it is easy to keep the scholarship, but they were optimistic that if you take advantage of the help and you approach law school and your studies like you should, success is very possible.

(Please keep in mind though that I suspect those tapped to be 'student representatives' for this chat probably hold a high class standing and at no point were on the verge of losing any scholarships.)


TYFT, I really appreciate it.

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Re: Loyola (Los Angeles) c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby bne » Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:33 pm

For those of you who have had a decision rendered, how long did it take for you to receive your letter/packet? I live about 45 minutes away and it's going on four days now since a decision was sent with nothing in the mail. Loyola is one of my top choices so this wait is killing me!!

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Postby whsy » Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:42 pm

Let's see... mine took 6 days. I live in North OC

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Re: Loyola (Los Angeles) c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Dmini7 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:48 pm

bne wrote:For those of you who have had a decision rendered, how long did it take for you to receive your letter/packet? I live about 45 minutes away and it's going on four days now since a decision was sent with nothing in the mail. Loyola is one of my top choices so this wait is killing me!!



I can't remember which school it was Pepperdine or Loyola (or both), but they didn't mail mine until 4 or 5 days after they stated decision letter sent judging by the time stamp on it. Once they mailed it the acceptance packet only took 2 days or so to get to me on the east coast. I believe they say if you have not heard for 2 weeks after receiving decision letter sent to contact them though so they can resend it.

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Re: Loyola (Los Angeles) c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby kaydee » Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:55 pm

bne wrote:For those of you who have had a decision rendered, how long did it take for you to receive your letter/packet? I live about 45 minutes away and it's going on four days now since a decision was sent with nothing in the mail. Loyola is one of my top choices so this wait is killing me!!


I live in Manhattan Beach. DR 2/14, received 2/20

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Re: Loyola (Los Angeles) c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby CO2016YEAH » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:17 pm

bne wrote:For those of you who have had a decision rendered, how long did it take for you to receive your letter/packet? I live about 45 minutes away and it's going on four days now since a decision was sent with nothing in the mail. Loyola is one of my top choices so this wait is killing me!!


Sorry to hear about the delay. I went DR on a Monday and it was in my mailbox on Wednesday evening.

Edit: Forgot to mention I'm in West L.A. about 10 miles from LLS.
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Re: Loyola (Los Angeles) c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby martymoose » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:29 pm

bne wrote:For those of you who have had a decision rendered, how long did it take for you to receive your letter/packet? I live about 45 minutes away and it's going on four days now since a decision was sent with nothing in the mail. Loyola is one of my top choices so this wait is killing me!!
I live in Newbury Park. IIRC, I got DR'd on a Thursday and my envelope appeared on Monday.

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Re: Loyola (Los Angeles) c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby bne » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:34 pm

Thanks guys, I feel better. Hopefully, it's in the mail tomorrow.

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Re: Loyola (Los Angeles) c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby elliejoon » Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:12 am

Got my SECOND sorry-for-making-you-wait-but-we're-going-to-keep-making-you-wait e-mail on Friday. STRESSSS.

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Re: Loyola (Los Angeles) c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby whsy » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:35 pm

Those who got scholarships, did you get the scholarship notification in your acceptance packet, or did it come later?

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Postby maxiguess » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:42 pm

whsy wrote:Those who got scholarships, did you get the scholarship notification in your acceptance packet, or did it come later?


With package

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Re: Loyola (Los Angeles) c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby rmp » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:43 pm

It was in the acceptance packet. :)

whsy wrote:Those who got scholarships, did you get the scholarship notification in your acceptance packet, or did it come later?

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Re: Loyola (Los Angeles) c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby akasabian » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:45 pm

elliejoon wrote:Got my SECOND sorry-for-making-you-wait-but-we're-going-to-keep-making-you-wait e-mail on Friday. STRESSSS.


Hate it, it is the worst. I know ya'll are taking forever, you just are reminding me of your incompetency.

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Re: Loyola (Los Angeles) c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby shawn1234 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:19 pm

best thing to do regarding grade stip/scholly - go on the website and look at curve info, then make an appt with a fin aid counselor.. believe me, total eye opener...

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Re: Loyola (Los Angeles) c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Scootz » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:34 pm

shawn1234 wrote:best thing to do regarding grade stip/scholly - go on the website and look at curve info, then make an appt with a fin aid counselor.. believe me, total eye opener...


Care to elaborate? :)

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Re: Loyola (Los Angeles) c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby cheymao » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:47 pm

Scootz wrote:
Care to elaborate? :)

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Re: Loyola (Los Angeles) c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby bluegreen » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:28 am

cheymao wrote:
Scootz wrote:
Care to elaborate? :)


+1

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Re: Loyola (Los Angeles) c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby dproduct » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:37 am

bluegreen wrote:
cheymao wrote:
Scootz wrote:
Care to elaborate? :)


+1

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Re: Loyola (Los Angeles) c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby shawn1234 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:36 pm

dproduct wrote:
bluegreen wrote:
cheymao wrote:
Scootz wrote:
Care to elaborate? :)


+1

I think I realized how focused I was on amount rather than trying to get grade stip relaxed/removed, and how fine a line there is between being in top 45% and not

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Re: Loyola (Los Angeles) c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby whsy » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:33 pm

has anyone had any success negotiating with loyola?

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Re: Loyola (Los Angeles) c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby jstacks » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:19 pm

Withdrawn this week. Good luck to everyone else, and hopefully the 96k will go to one of you.




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