University of San Diego c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-13 cycle)

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Re: University of San Diego c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby 20130414 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:20 am

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Re: University of San Diego c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby redmessengerbag » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:46 am

I sent my app in around 2/1, decision rendered around 2/15th, in evening program with 15k/yr renewable.

I'm really thinking about going, a little bit more money would probably seal the deal for me. I went to the LA reception last week, and chatted with folks in the admissions office and followed up with an email to see if they can increase the scholly money.

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Re: University of San Diego c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby bchsdebater » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:00 pm

Any idea on if we should do a letter of continued interest for USD when waitlisted? Also, anyone know the stats regarding waitlists at USD? I know they don't rank students, but that's all the email said...

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Re: University of San Diego c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby Needajob1 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:47 pm

Anyone have off campus housing ideas coming from out of state? Not sure if I should live alone or find another law student.

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Re: University of San Diego c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby npm858 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:47 pm

i sent in an email asking for more merit aid... and they increased my scholarship to cover about 3/4 of my tuition. i think i'm set on going here now :)

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Re: University of San Diego c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby bchsdebater » Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:51 pm

Anyone that has been accepted considering withdrawing their spot?

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Re: University of San Diego c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby Nari Rina » Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:10 pm

bchsdebater wrote:Anyone that has been accepted considering withdrawing their spot?

I also sent in an email asking for more aid, if they don't give me much more, I'll be withdrawing.

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Re: University of San Diego c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby onionskin » Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:51 pm

npm858 wrote:i sent in an email asking for more merit aid... and they increased my scholarship to cover about 3/4 of my tuition. i think i'm set on going here now :)


How did you ask?

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Re: University of San Diego c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby npm858 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:01 pm

onionskin wrote:
npm858 wrote:i sent in an email asking for more merit aid... and they increased my scholarship to cover about 3/4 of my tuition. i think i'm set on going here now :)


How did you ask?


emailed & sent scanned fin aid summaries/acceptance letters

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Re: University of San Diego c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby Nari Rina » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:39 pm

Asked for more money, was denied - oh well. D:

So... I withdrew - good luck to those on the waitlist!! :)

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Re: University of San Diego c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby yupyup » Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:01 pm

Just withdrew. Hope the $25,000 a year grant goes to someone else. :)

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Re: University of San Diego c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby rlw5296 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:21 pm

What is the protocol for rejecting their offer of admission? I was accepted to TFA and I'm deferring admission to an MPP program. Law school is not for me.

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Re: University of San Diego c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby mewalke1 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:08 pm

I have been accepted but am hesitant on living in San Diego because its so expensive. Anybody from there and know any area in town thats not super expensive but would be good for husband,wife and a baby?

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Re: University of San Diego c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby mewalke1 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:12 pm

I have been accepted but am hesitant on living in San Diego because its so expensive. Anybody from there and know any area in town thats not super expensive but would be good for husband,wife and a baby?

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Re: University of San Diego c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby mewalke1 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:42 pm

Nari Rina wrote:Asked for more money, was denied - oh well. D:

So... I withdrew - good luck to those on the waitlist!! :)



whats the best way to go about asking for more money?

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Re: University of San Diego c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby bchsdebater » Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:57 pm

rlw5296 wrote:What is the protocol for rejecting their offer of admission? I was accepted to TFA and I'm deferring admission to an MPP program. Law school is not for me.



From the acceptance packages I've received, they have a line you can check that says you are rejecting their offer of admission and then you get options to describe why you are not attending that school.

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Re: University of San Diego c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby kaydee » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:10 pm

mewalke1 wrote:I have been accepted but am hesitant on living in San Diego because its so expensive. Anybody from there and know any area in town thats not super expensive but would be good for husband,wife and a baby?


Mission Valley is your best bet. <5 minutes to USD campus, very family-friendly, decent COL. Only downside is it's very "strip mall"ish- where all the big box stores are (Costco, IKEA, etc.). Also, Clairemont Mesa, and Ocean Beach is very reasonable if you have a little hippie in ya.

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Re: University of San Diego c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby username101 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:56 am

why isnt USD ranked higher? employment data is on par with Hastings.. is it because of median LSAT/GPA?

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Re: University of San Diego c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby onionskin » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:43 am

Holy crap I have 5 days to pay my deposit or I lose my scholly and I'm still waiting to hear from 4 different schools...

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Re: University of San Diego c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby npm858 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:31 am

onionskin wrote:Holy crap I have 5 days to pay my deposit or I lose my scholly and I'm still waiting to hear from 4 different schools...


i'm in the same exact situation :?

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Re: University of San Diego c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby MASSattack1 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:38 am

npm858 wrote:
onionskin wrote:Holy crap I have 5 days to pay my deposit or I lose my scholly and I'm still waiting to hear from 4 different schools...


i'm in the same exact situation :?


+1.

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Re: University of San Diego c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby kaydee » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:05 am

MASSattack1 wrote:
npm858 wrote:
onionskin wrote:Holy crap I have 5 days to pay my deposit or I lose my scholly and I'm still waiting to hear from 4 different schools...


i'm in the same exact situation :?


+1.


Same. 5 schools though. Am going to try to negotiate today, and withdraw if I have no luck

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Re: University of San Diego c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby npm858 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:18 am

kaydee wrote:
MASSattack1 wrote:
npm858 wrote:
onionskin wrote:Holy crap I have 5 days to pay my deposit or I lose my scholly and I'm still waiting to hear from 4 different schools...


i'm in the same exact situation :?


+1.


Same. 5 schools though. Am going to try to negotiate today, and withdraw if I have no luck


i negotiated last week and was successful! good luck!

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Re: University of San Diego c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby Jeebs » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:41 pm

Good Afternoon!

I've lurked around these boards for about the last year or so and finally signed up.

Anyway, I received my acceptance letter to USD and scholly information about two weeks ago. I tried negotiation for more but was told 'no thanks'. Like some of you, I have the deposit deadline fast approaching and have yet to even hear back from some schools. I don't anticipate I'll hear anything from those in the next 4 days so I paid the deposit, just in case. Worst case scenario: I'm out $300.

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Re: University of San Diego c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby onionskin » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:14 am

Unfortunately I don't really have anything to bargain with.

"I'm getting $31k from another school! But it's barely ranked..."
"I'm waitlisted at a T20! Oh wait that was last year's ranking..."
"I'm waitlisted at the oldest public law school in the state!"
"I applied to Stanford!"

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