USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

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Ally Mcbeal
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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Ally Mcbeal » Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:46 pm

xJD2017x wrote:
Ally Mcbeal wrote:Just went to final review after CR1 2/24. Not too sure what to make of that. Talked to the dean last week and told her how USC was my first choice. she said she was going to see if they could get me a decision soon....anyone want to offer the general outcome on when this happens?


The dean of admissions at USC is completely useless. She has to wait for the faculty to basically approve every single acceptance, she can't accept anyone without their approval. Even someone who has the high stats and so on.. I think Yale does it this way as well or something close to it but Yale is Yale, they can do anything they want..USC on other hand is too slow..


Applications that are completed by February 1 receive priority review. All applicant files are reviewed administratively by the Dean of Admissions or a member of the admissions staff once they are complete. A portion of the applicant pool is admitted and denied by the Dean of Admissions based on admissions criteria set forth by the Admissions and Financial Aid Committee. A small number of files are reviewed by the Admissions and Financial Committee who make advisory admission decisions.

I feel like the dean plays a larger role than you are saying...idk. Can someone expand upon this?

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Attax » Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:24 pm

Ally Mcbeal wrote:
xJD2017x wrote:
Ally Mcbeal wrote:Just went to final review after CR1 2/24. Not too sure what to make of that. Talked to the dean last week and told her how USC was my first choice. she said she was going to see if they could get me a decision soon....anyone want to offer the general outcome on when this happens?


The dean of admissions at USC is completely useless. She has to wait for the faculty to basically approve every single acceptance, she can't accept anyone without their approval. Even someone who has the high stats and so on.. I think Yale does it this way as well or something close to it but Yale is Yale, they can do anything they want..USC on other hand is too slow..


Applications that are completed by February 1 receive priority review. All applicant files are reviewed administratively by the Dean of Admissions or a member of the admissions staff once they are complete. A portion of the applicant pool is admitted and denied by the Dean of Admissions based on admissions criteria set forth by the Admissions and Financial Aid Committee. A small number of files are reviewed by the Admissions and Financial Committee who make advisory admission decisions.

I feel like the dean plays a larger role than you are saying...idk. Can someone expand upon this?


My interpretation is this means the dean gets some discretion for auto-admitting or auto-dinging certain people. However, the majority have to go to a faculty review/committee.

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby njdevils2626 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:40 pm

rion91 wrote:
njdevils2626 wrote:Finally made it to CR1 yesterday, so excited for my decision in August... woo...

alecks wrote:I'm in committee first read as of yesterday. I'm not expecting even a wait list offer though :/

When did you guys submit?


I submitted February 1st I think, but only went complete after they received my February LSAT score on March 4th

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby whyhellotherelaw » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:07 pm

Can someone chime in on the language of the seat deposit incentive email?

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby cron1834 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:33 pm

whyhellotherelaw wrote:Can someone chime in on the language of the seat deposit incentive email?


It seems reasonably clear? What are you questioning?

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby almostthere1 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:35 am

Finally under committee review 1, complete late jan or early feb don't remember exactly. Will keep you guys updated. Any movement lately? Any admits recently? I know its pretty late now but still praying for some good news! No ding, c'mon one time!

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby alecks » Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:14 pm

rion91 wrote:
njdevils2626 wrote:Finally made it to CR1 yesterday, so excited for my decision in August... woo...

alecks wrote:I'm in committee first read as of yesterday. I'm not expecting even a wait list offer though :/

When did you guys submit?


I went complete March 4 when my February LSAT went through, probably applied shortly before the deadline.

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Lemo » Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:28 pm

Since USC offered a $2k bonus for placing a seat deposit by Friday, does anyone think that's the best offer it will make? Or do you think they might offer more $ as it gets down to the wire? Thanks.

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby zman » Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:50 pm

Lemo wrote:Since USC offered a $2k bonus for placing a seat deposit by Friday, does anyone think that's the best offer it will make? Or do you think they might offer more $ as it gets down to the wire? Thanks.


No way to know.

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Lemo » Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:10 pm

zman wrote:No way to know.


Thanks. I didn't know if bonuses were offered in previous years. I'll search old threads for previous classes...

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby zman » Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:45 pm

Lemo wrote:
zman wrote:No way to know.


Thanks. I didn't know if bonuses were offered in previous years. I'll search old threads for previous classes...



Based on last year's posts, this was not offered last year. It's a new thing, pretty clever from their part..

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby mydasmarie » Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:36 pm

zman wrote:
Lemo wrote:
zman wrote:No way to know.


Thanks. I didn't know if bonuses were offered in previous years. I'll search old threads for previous classes...



Based on last year's posts, this was not offered last year. It's a new thing, pretty clever from their part..


very smart. get the people who are committed to actually commit and get a sense of how many more admits to issue based on the response...unfortunately USC took to long. My deposit is due at a T10 By next Friday so I will be withdrawing unless I hear back by this weekend.

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby ChicagoDawg » Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:36 am

mydasmarie wrote:
zman wrote:
Lemo wrote:
zman wrote:No way to know.


Thanks. I didn't know if bonuses were offered in previous years. I'll search old threads for previous classes...



Based on last year's posts, this was not offered last year. It's a new thing, pretty clever from their part..


very smart. get the people who are committed to actually commit and get a sense of how many more admits to issue based on the response...unfortunately USC took to long. My deposit is due at a T10 By next Friday so I will be withdrawing unless I hear back by this weekend.



Have you considered telling them that? Might be too late at this point, but I spoke with admissions about pressure from other schools to deposit, etc. and received a response and scholarship pretty shortly after.

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby zman » Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:00 pm

Yeah that might work especially if you tell them you will go after they offer you a near full ride of course.

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby mydasmarie » Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:16 pm

to response to the two above comments, I did email them but they said they couldn't give me an exact time frame. At this point, I am officially checking. Best of luck to you all!

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby chief325 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:27 pm

ive been in committee 2nd read since january 10th, and i haven't heard anything. this is a little ridiculous. Does this mean a WL or ding?

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby almostthere1 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:30 pm

The wait, so fun I don't know what to do with myself. Can someone catch me up on USC admission trends this cycle? Favoring lsat or GPA, welcoming splitters, that sort of thing. Thanks

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby cmroberto » Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:51 pm

I'm an extreme reverse splitter - 161/3.75 lsdas gpa, 3.899 real gpa and I got in with good money after a nearly 5 month wait, so I'd say my GPA was probably the main reason I got in. I can't speak to any overall trends though

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby njdevils2626 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:54 pm

I'm an extreme splitter, so I'm hoping they just really like split stats and aren't favoring GPA

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby rion91 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:57 pm

njdevils2626 wrote:I'm an extreme splitter, so I'm hoping they just really like split stats and aren't favoring GPA

Rooting for you!

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby njdevils2626 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:33 pm

rion91 wrote:
njdevils2626 wrote:I'm an extreme splitter, so I'm hoping they just really like split stats and aren't favoring GPA

Rooting for you!


Always rooting for you too, rion. How's your cycle coming along?

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby rion91 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:46 pm

njdevils2626 wrote:
rion91 wrote:
njdevils2626 wrote:I'm an extreme splitter, so I'm hoping they just really like split stats and aren't favoring GPA

Rooting for you!


Always rooting for you too, rion. How's your cycle coming along?

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby dsamuels » Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:33 pm

Just hit in final review. Went from CR1 for 3 months to Final review. Completely skipped CR2. From your guys experience is this good or bad. Ding, Waitlist?

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby bowwow » Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:39 pm

Has anyone tried negotiating? I got denied after asking initially.

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby kokoshes » Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:56 pm

dsamuels wrote:Just hit in final review. Went from CR1 for 3 months to Final review. Completely skipped CR2. From your guys experience is this good or bad. Ding, Waitlist?


Same here. :(:( I have a feeling I'll be dinged :(




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