URlaw wrote:Hey everyone, I'm currently a 1L at UR. Congrats to those of you who have been accepted so far! To those of you still waiting to be hear back/those who have been waitlisted, be patient and don't freak out, UR accepts people even into July. I know when I was a 0L I had no idea what I should expect, how things work at UR etc. and found 1L advise helpful on these boards so I figured I'd extend the same courtesy. If any of ya'll have any questions feel free to ask, we're currently on SB so I should have more time than usual to respond. Once again congrats and I hope ya'll are looking forward to a great first year at UR.
What would you recommend a 0L do leading up to the first semester of school?
lhanvt13 wrote:fragrock wrote:Just FYI I didn't get told over the phone, had no initial scholarship with my acceptance package and received $25,000 several weeks later. I would call to check 2-3 weeks after your call, and If not then, then definitely there may be some leeway after the deposit deadline when they know how much money is freed up.Greyhound42 wrote:I can vouch for the fact that not all scholarships are given over the phone. I was awarded 25k a few days in an email a few days after a phone call with no mention of a scholarship.
This is comforting.. Okay I just need to relax and see what happens. Should I email and ask them next week if Richmond stays quiet? Since deposit days are close
From what I have come to understand via conversations with the Dean and financial aid: There were initial acceptances who, because of some outstanding statistic (high GPA or LSAT or both) were a statistical match for UofR's scholarship algorithm. Those are a lot of the people who you see posting 2 months ago saying they were told on the phone about their offers.
Now, Richmond has made their initial and/or a majority of their scholarship offers and will be waiting until the deposit deadline in April before offering any more money. (This is if you fall outside of the automatic scholarship trigger, e.g. high numbers). It may be that as people they have offered spot/money to accept other offers they send out scholarship offers on a rolling basis. But that is just a guess as to why many were told on the phone during acceptance and why others have been "surprised" a few weeks after.