Pepperdine c/o 2016

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Re: Pepperdine c/o 2016

Postby gitguy » Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:49 pm

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Re: Pepperdine c/o 2016

Postby zorro.99 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:21 am

I got an email today upping my scholarship from 26 a year to 30, unsolicited

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Re: Pepperdine c/o 2016

Postby Gatriel » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:35 am

gitguy wrote:FYI to those with merit scholarships. I sent an email to negotiate a higher merit award. I was told that adcomm uses a matrix to determine merit awards that is based solely on gpa and lsat, and that they don't consider other subjective factors. They mentioned that they may reconsider some merit awards once the 4/1 app deadline passes and they have a complete picture of the applicant pool.


Everyone make sure that your usernames on here are sufficiently anonymous. I know for a fact that school admin keeps tabs on Pepperdine threads here.

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Re: Pepperdine c/o 2016

Postby Gatriel » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:42 am

Razorbackfan19247 wrote:Thanks for your quick response Gatriel. What are your thoughts on commercial outlines and study groups?


I never used a commercial outline. I always just kinda figured ... whats the point when I can get a class and professor specific outline locally, for less $$$.

Also, everyone I know who had the best grades didn't do study groups. I'm not going to say they won't work, but it usually just turns into social hour instead. Lets be honest -- what would you rather talk about, the elements of False Imprisionment or the drunking hookup the night before at Bar Review between X and Y where Y flipped off a group of bikers, and they almost killed him, and ended with people running back to their cars getting chased by said bikers with chains and billy clubs. (True story)

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Re: Pepperdine c/o 2016

Postby teiswei » Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:27 pm

Withdrew acceptance and $78,000. Good luck to you all!

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Re: Pepperdine c/o 2016

Postby Razorbackfan19247 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:35 pm

To answer a question that Gatriel asked a few weeks ago, I found out that 1L Student Orientation is on 8/14. What exactly do you do at orientation?

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Re: Pepperdine c/o 2016

Postby lakers7 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:26 pm

I've been in review since 2/1 and am stressing out. Would it be considered a bother if I sent in a LOCI?

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Re: Pepperdine c/o 2016

Postby sanjola » Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:31 pm

WL via mail on 3/20.

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Re: Pepperdine c/o 2016

Postby nari » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:32 pm

sanjola wrote:WL via mail on 3/20.


Oh no.. wish you luck.
What does your online status say?

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Re: Pepperdine c/o 2016

Postby lakers7 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:56 pm

Gatriel wrote:
gitguy wrote:FYI to those with merit scholarships. I sent an email to negotiate a higher merit award. I was told that adcomm uses a matrix to determine merit awards that is based solely on gpa and lsat, and that they don't consider other subjective factors. They mentioned that they may reconsider some merit awards once the 4/1 app deadline passes and they have a complete picture of the applicant pool.


Everyone make sure that your usernames on here are sufficiently anonymous. I know for a fact that school admin keeps tabs on Pepperdine threads here.



What is it they are trying to look out for? Mind if I ask how you know?

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Re: Pepperdine c/o 2016

Postby billiris321 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:45 am

lakers7 wrote:
Gatriel wrote:
gitguy wrote:FYI to those with merit scholarships. I sent an email to negotiate a higher merit award. I was told that adcomm uses a matrix to determine merit awards that is based solely on gpa and lsat, and that they don't consider other subjective factors. They mentioned that they may reconsider some merit awards once the 4/1 app deadline passes and they have a complete picture of the applicant pool.


Everyone make sure that your usernames on here are sufficiently anonymous. I know for a fact that school admin keeps tabs on Pepperdine threads here.



What is it they are trying to look out for? Mind if I ask how you know?


Connections bro

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Re: Pepperdine c/o 2016

Postby Gatriel » Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:53 am

lakers7 wrote:
Gatriel wrote:
gitguy wrote:FYI to those with merit scholarships. I sent an email to negotiate a higher merit award. I was told that adcomm uses a matrix to determine merit awards that is based solely on gpa and lsat, and that they don't consider other subjective factors. They mentioned that they may reconsider some merit awards once the 4/1 app deadline passes and they have a complete picture of the applicant pool.


Everyone make sure that your usernames on here are sufficiently anonymous. I know for a fact that school admin keeps tabs on Pepperdine threads here.



What is it they are trying to look out for? Mind if I ask how you know?


haha, I had a dean of students once make a comment directly to me about something I posted in an old Pepperdine TQ thread.

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Re: Pepperdine c/o 2016

Postby Gatriel » Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:56 am

Razorbackfan19247 wrote:To answer a question that Gatriel asked a few weeks ago, I found out that 1L Student Orientation is on 8/14. What exactly do you do at orientation?


Ummmm, honestly, you sit through hours upon hours of informative meetings. While the content might not be that big of deal, and is very common sense and intuitive, I strongly encourage EVERYONE to go and attend the whole time. Why? If for no other reason than to meet your classmates, and take advantage of the free breakfast and lunch every day.

Pepperdine is an awesome place, you will all enjoy (as much as possible -- its law school) your time there. I know I have.

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Re: Pepperdine c/o 2016

Postby JP16 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:07 pm

I send a negotiation e-mail to Pepperdine a few weeks ago with info on higher scholarship offers to other schools (as well as an acceptance with lesser scholarship from Fordham). The response I got was the classic "all scholarship are based on a matrix, we may re-evaluate after April 1." Since I sent the e-mail, I have been given a $7,000 per year scholarship increase from Cardozo...would it be considered nagging to attempt another negotiation e-mail with this new scholly info? Also, I was recently given the "Outstanding Academic Achievement in Speech and Debate" award from my undergrad. Should I notify Pepperdine to add this to my file? Or should I just sit back and relax. Thanks!

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Re: Pepperdine c/o 2016

Postby CO2016YEAH » Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:39 pm

JP16 wrote:I send a negotiation e-mail to Pepperdine a few weeks ago with info on higher scholarship offers to other schools (as well as an acceptance with lesser scholarship from Fordham). The response I got was the classic "all scholarship are based on a matrix, we may re-evaluate after April 1." Since I sent the e-mail, I have been given a $7,000 per year scholarship increase from Cardozo...would it be considered nagging to attempt another negotiation e-mail with this new scholly info? Also, I was recently given the "Outstanding Academic Achievement in Speech and Debate" award from my undergrad. Should I notify Pepperdine to add this to my file? Or should I just sit back and relax. Thanks!


There are likely people better qualified to answer this than myself. However, my attitude is that if you have no intention on going at the current offer than it doesn't hurt to push hard for more. Having said that, if you intend on going and are just hoping to score some more $$ then it doesn't hurt to send a polite email addressing the fact that you have already asked for more and that you are submitting this info simply to keep your file as complete and up to date as possible in case they review your info again at a later time.

Basically, my opinion is that it's not a bad idea to submit the info whether or not you intend to accept the current offer, and that it especially makes sense if you are not willing to accept the current offer. Either way, polite, courteous, respect is the way to go in such undertakings; frankness can still be delivered (in any way you see fit) within these bounds.

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Re: Pepperdine c/o 2016

Postby Gatriel » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:57 am

CO2016YEAH wrote:
JP16 wrote:I send a negotiation e-mail to Pepperdine a few weeks ago with info on higher scholarship offers to other schools (as well as an acceptance with lesser scholarship from Fordham). The response I got was the classic "all scholarship are based on a matrix, we may re-evaluate after April 1." Since I sent the e-mail, I have been given a $7,000 per year scholarship increase from Cardozo...would it be considered nagging to attempt another negotiation e-mail with this new scholly info? Also, I was recently given the "Outstanding Academic Achievement in Speech and Debate" award from my undergrad. Should I notify Pepperdine to add this to my file? Or should I just sit back and relax. Thanks!


There are likely people better qualified to answer this than myself. However, my attitude is that if you have no intention on going at the current offer than it doesn't hurt to push hard for more. Having said that, if you intend on going and are just hoping to score some more $$ then it doesn't hurt to send a polite email addressing the fact that you have already asked for more and that you are submitting this info simply to keep your file as complete and up to date as possible in case they review your info again at a later time.

Basically, my opinion is that it's not a bad idea to submit the info whether or not you intend to accept the current offer, and that it especially makes sense if you are not willing to accept the current offer. Either way, polite, courteous, respect is the way to go in such undertakings; frankness can still be delivered (in any way you see fit) within these bounds.


Sending them an email updating your file, and politely notify them that you have received very competitive offers from other schools but wish to matriculate to Pepperdine for x, y and z reasons and then notify them of the first seat deposit deadline.

When that seat deposit comes around you have to ask yourself -- would you be willing to burn the $500 and go to Pepperdine if they increase $$$. If so, then pay the money and hope Pepp gives you more cash. If not, and you'd be willing to go to Fordham or Cardozo then send in your seat deposit and withdraw from Pepperdine. Its always better to keep them informed.

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Re: Pepperdine c/o 2016

Postby RAWR » Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:19 pm

I heard from a Pepperdine undergrad that the school hands out a bunch of decisions in the fall and then nothing until April. Is that the case? Has anyone who's applied since February 1st heard anything?

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Re: Pepperdine c/o 2016

Postby 20130414 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:30 pm

IN TODAY! Received email saying letter will be sent in 1-2 business days. I am so overwhelmed with excitement!

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Re: Pepperdine c/o 2016

Postby CO2016YEAH » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:13 pm

dmgoor01 wrote:IN TODAY! Received email saying letter will be sent in 1-2 business days. I am so overwhelmed with excitement!


Congrats! I now you've had a couple real bummers in your apps. Good job!

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Re: Pepperdine c/o 2016

Postby Samizdizzle » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:31 pm

And I'm in via email. I assume (hope) scholarship info will be in the letter. Or were amounts in the email people received and I should be happy they admitted me?

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Re: Pepperdine c/o 2016

Postby CO2016YEAH » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:54 pm

Samizdizzle wrote:And I'm in via email. I assume (hope) scholarship info will be in the letter. Or were amounts in the email people received and I should be happy they admitted me?


I've gotten decent offers from peer schools and a big, hearty, "congratulations" from Pepperdine. I hoped scholly info would follow; I've have lots more "congratulations" from students and faculty, but no scholly. Oh well.

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Re: Pepperdine c/o 2016

Postby akasabian » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:09 am

CO2016YEAH wrote:
Samizdizzle wrote:And I'm in via email. I assume (hope) scholarship info will be in the letter. Or were amounts in the email people received and I should be happy they admitted me?


I've gotten decent offers from peer schools and a big, hearty, "congratulations" from Pepperdine. I hoped scholly info would follow; I've have lots more "congratulations" from students and faculty, but no scholly. Oh well.


When you get your paper acceptance packet, you should have your letter which will note merit-based financial aid.

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Re: Pepperdine c/o 2016

Postby Samizdizzle » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:25 am

Thanks.

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Re: Pepperdine c/o 2016

Postby rachelzane » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:47 am

Just withdrew, good luck everyone!

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Re: Pepperdine c/o 2016

Postby Gatriel » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:12 am

dmgoor01 wrote:IN TODAY! Received email saying letter will be sent in 1-2 business days. I am so overwhelmed with excitement!


Congrats!

And Congrats everyone! Pepperdine is a decision you definitely will not regret.

Still around for questions. Have they already done ASD?




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