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

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

Postby emitremmus » Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:35 pm

yamsandmoreyams wrote:If anyone does that waitlist video interview, could you let the rest of us know how it goes? Like whether they're just asking simple stuff like "why USC?" or more specific/weird questions.
I'm planning on doing it in about a week.


They are like interview questions:

If you couldn't be a lawyer, what is the career you would pursue; What is your biggest life achievement; Describe an ethical dilemma you have handled and how it's shaped you; and describe an issue with the world and how your being a lawyer would amend it.

Something along those lines.. answer 2 of 4.

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

Postby krispymenudo » Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:28 pm

Tburg wrote:
janetdoe wrote:GUYS. went complete 2/5. haven't gone into review yet. is this normal?'

ALSO- has this happened to anyone else w/hidden fee waivers??

I had a hidden fee waiver. On the status check list, however, there's a bullet stating "application fee paid or waived." It is UN-CHECKED. Everything else on my list is checked off. Should I call? Or did this happen to anyone else that had a hidden fee waiver??

I had the fee waiver too. And my box isn't checked off. I'm still in CR1



Same, and I've had both CR's and am in FR 4/10

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

Postby xJD2017x » Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:06 pm

UCLA deposit is coming up so that will have an impact on new decisions no doubt.

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

Postby chizzy » Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:20 pm

dinged yesterday
CR1: 2/14
FR:4/4
decision made: 4/7
letter came via snail mail
skipped CR2

goodluck to the rest of you!

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

Postby jacketyellow » Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:24 pm

chizzy wrote:dinged yesterday
CR1: 2/14
FR:4/4
decision made: 4/7
letter came via snail mail
skipped CR2

goodluck to the rest of you!


Damn. I skipped CR2 as well. Are you a URM?

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

Postby chizzy » Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:30 pm

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

Postby zman » Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:43 pm

They should have some extra money lying around now. They just lost two 400,000 salaries to WUSTL and the two new 400,000 they thought there were hiring are staying with duke after I assume they got a raise there. That's over 1.5 million.

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

Postby IggyLoyola » Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:52 pm

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

Postby alecks » Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:20 pm

In FR since 4/11/14 (from CR1). I don't have a decision finalized. Obsessively checking my mailbox waiting for that ding letter so I can move on with my life... ugh.

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

Postby jacketyellow » Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:33 pm

alecks wrote:In FR since 4/11/14 (from CR1). I don't have a decision finalized. Obsessively checking my mailbox waiting for that ding letter so I can move on with my life... ugh.


I've been in FR since 4/10/14 and skipped CR2 as well. Hopefully, we're still being evaluated for a place in the class or wait list. I'm kind of glad no decision has come yet, though I feel your pain.

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

Postby yamsandmoreyams » Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:41 pm

emitremmus wrote:
yamsandmoreyams wrote:If anyone does that waitlist video interview, could you let the rest of us know how it goes? Like whether they're just asking simple stuff like "why USC?" or more specific/weird questions.
I'm planning on doing it in about a week.


They are like interview questions:

If you couldn't be a lawyer, what is the career you would pursue; What is your biggest life achievement; Describe an ethical dilemma you have handled and how it's shaped you; and describe an issue with the world and how your being a lawyer would amend it.

Something along those lines.. answer 2 of 4.


Thanks. Those questions don't sound so bad.

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

Postby jacketyellow » Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:49 pm

Dinged today at UCLA. Hoping for USC!

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

Postby xJD2017x » Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:16 pm

For anyone who attended law day, did they say when they expect to give out final decisions or if they will offer more $$ to currently accepted or those still waiting for decisions. Did they mention what class size they are targeting? Any other useful info would be nice.

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

Postby EJL123 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:47 pm

xJD2017x wrote:For anyone who attended law day, did they say when they expect to give out final decisions or if they will offer more $$ to currently accepted or those still waiting for decisions. Did they mention what class size they are targeting? Any other useful info would be nice.


Class size target for this year's class is 150-160, with a little over 100 having already submitted their first deposit. From the undecided students I talked to at law day, there seemed to a strong pattern. Most of them were able to negotiate extra $$ from USC and most of the students choosing between UCLA/USC had no luck negotiating with UCLA. Seems like a lot of students are in the dilemma of having to decide between UCLA/USC by this Monday's 4/21 UCLA deadline, with a higher number of them leaning toward UCLA.

My general belief is that USC has more money to throw around this particular year and UCLA has the LSAT/GPA targets that it wants, so UCLA can be more conservative with its scholarship money.

After talking with an undisclosed adcomm member, I also was told that they expect a lot of movement in the summer with people deciding not to attend USC for their waitlist schools, which should hypothetically free up more scholarship $$ at USC over the summer if that truly is the case. In my situation, I'm leaning toward USC over UCLA because of that higher possibility of negotiating a little more money with a decent T14 offer. But I know that is not a guarantee. All I have to say is, for those of you on the fence and undecided on depositing at USC, have faith in the USC admissions committee.

Take that for whatever it's worth.
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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby xJD2017x » Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:49 pm

100+ have already deposited? That seems too high this early, USC remains(at median) my best chance with some decent money.

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

Postby EJL123 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:19 pm

xJD2017x wrote:100+ have already deposited? That seems too high this early, USC remains(at median) my best chance with some decent money.


Yeah, I thought that too. That deposit number seems way too high so maybe she was exaggerating for the few of us within earshot. xJD2017x Are you still waiting on USC/UCLA?

I have some interesting information as well on USC specifically, which might be of use to you if you're strongly interesting in attending USC w/ a decent $$$. PM me with your situation.

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

Postby samoby » Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:10 pm

xJD2017x wrote:For anyone who attended law day, did they say when they expect to give out final decisions or if they will offer more $$ to currently accepted or those still waiting for decisions. Did they mention what class size they are targeting? Any other useful info would be nice.


I know someone who had their offer increased to a full ride (unsolicited) earlier last week before Law Day. I don't know if that was typical. They're leaning toward USC.

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

Postby Chinese_Mafia » Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:17 pm

njdevils2626 wrote:CR1 3/31

FR 4/14

Hoping for the best


Same here

CR1 3/31

FR 4/14

I haven't heard anything yet.
WL at four other schools so I am just hoping on roulette.

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

Postby onlyunholy » Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:04 pm

Complete since 2/6. No movement since then. When I called admissions a few weeks ago, they mentioned that decisions should be made by mid May. Doesn't seem like a good situation.

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

Postby njdevils2626 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:35 pm

EJL123 wrote:
xJD2017x wrote:100+ have already deposited? That seems too high this early, USC remains(at median) my best chance with some decent money.


Yeah, I thought that too. That deposit number seems way too high so maybe she was exaggerating for the few of us within earshot. xJD2017x Are you still waiting on USC/UCLA?

I have some interesting information as well on USC specifically, which might be of use to you if you're strongly interesting in attending USC w/ a decent $$$. PM me with your situation.


I would be equally interested if you don't mind sharing

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

Postby onlyunholy » Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:58 pm

njdevils2626 wrote:
EJL123 wrote:
xJD2017x wrote:100+ have already deposited? That seems too high this early, USC remains(at median) my best chance with some decent money.


Yeah, I thought that too. That deposit number seems way too high so maybe she was exaggerating for the few of us within earshot. xJD2017x Are you still waiting on USC/UCLA?

I have some interesting information as well on USC specifically, which might be of use to you if you're strongly interesting in attending USC w/ a decent $$$. PM me with your situation.


I would be equally interested if you don't mind sharing


+1

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

Postby Chinese_Mafia » Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:46 am

onlyunholy wrote:
njdevils2626 wrote:
EJL123 wrote:
xJD2017x wrote:100+ have already deposited? That seems too high this early, USC remains(at median) my best chance with some decent money.


Yeah, I thought that too. That deposit number seems way too high so maybe she was exaggerating for the few of us within earshot. xJD2017x Are you still waiting on USC/UCLA?

I have some interesting information as well on USC specifically, which might be of use to you if you're strongly interesting in attending USC w/ a decent $$$. PM me with your situation.


I would be equally interested if you don't mind sharing


+1

+1

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

Postby xJD2017x » Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:35 am

Just to clarify I have median LSAT but lower GPA so it's probably a rejection.

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

Postby eaad91 » Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:26 pm

onlyunholy wrote:
njdevils2626 wrote:
EJL123 wrote:
xJD2017x wrote:100+ have already deposited? That seems too high this early, USC remains(at median) my best chance with some decent money.


Yeah, I thought that too. That deposit number seems way too high so maybe she was exaggerating for the few of us within earshot. xJD2017x Are you still waiting on USC/UCLA?

I have some interesting information as well on USC specifically, which might be of use to you if you're strongly interesting in attending USC w/ a decent $$$. PM me with your situation.


I would be equally interested if you don't mind sharing


+1


+1 TYIA

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

Postby Yea All Right » Mon Apr 21, 2014 2:34 am

zman wrote:They should have some extra money lying around now. They just lost two 400,000 salaries to WUSTL and the two new 400,000 they thought there were hiring are staying with duke after I assume they got a raise there. That's over 1.5 million.


Damn law professors can make that much?




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