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

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

Postby ohhdear » Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:43 pm

akkirk wrote:I called them last week about $$, and they said they were currently in the process of determining scholarships and well let admitted students know soon.


Sweet! Thanks for letting us know.

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

Postby fallingwater » Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:53 pm

I realize that a few people have already brought this up, but has anyone been stuck on committee 2nd read forever? Can anyone who recently experienced this and got a decision or went through this in past provide any input? I'm starting to wonder, as others have stated on the thread, if this translates into being waitlisted.

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

Postby whjohnso444 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:01 pm

I hope not man. Ive been on 2nd review since around the 18th of January after going complete on the 14th. I had one date change on the 29th. I have a 3.2 and 168 LSAT. I know USC is supposedly a GPA whore, but I don't know how they could say no to an LSAT above their 75th. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

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

Postby Attax » Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:04 pm

whjohnso444 wrote:I hope not man. Ive been on 2nd review since around the 18th of January after going complete on the 14th. I had one date change on the 29th. I have a 3.2 and 168 LSAT. I know USC is supposedly a GPA whore, but I don't know how they could say no to an LSAT above their 75th. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?


Also 168. Been waiting since November 30th.

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

Postby ojala » Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:05 pm

ojala wrote:I know its been asked before but I did not see a response. Does everyone who got accepted receive an email same day as their status changes to "decision made?" My status changed but no email or phone call, don't want to wonder all weekend what it might mean.



Unusually large envelope for a rejection letter :( :(

Had me going for a minute there

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

Postby whjohnso444 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:15 pm

did they send you an email?

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

Postby koval » Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:27 pm

whjohnso444 wrote:I hope not man. Ive been on 2nd review since around the 18th of January after going complete on the 14th. I had one date change on the 29th. I have a 3.2 and 168 LSAT. I know USC is supposedly a GPA whore, but I don't know how they could say no to an LSAT above their 75th. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?


It might just take them a while. I got in this cycle with a 3.33.

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

Postby zman » Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:34 pm

They rejected someone with a 169 3.3 on LSN. That's a suprise.

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

Postby fallingwater » Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:41 pm

dcruss wrote:
whjohnso444 wrote:I hope not man. Ive been on 2nd review since around the 18th of January after going complete on the 14th. I had one date change on the 29th. I have a 3.2 and 168 LSAT. I know USC is supposedly a GPA whore, but I don't know how they could say no to an LSAT above their 75th. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?


It might just take them a while. I got in this cycle with a 3.33.


Yea... I think the waiting game is just getting to us. I re-read my comment and realized I'm just over thinking. I really don't think USC is GPA whore (although I wish since my LSAT is lacking). Good luck!

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

Postby Snowboarder1588 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:11 pm

ojala wrote:
ojala wrote:I know its been asked before but I did not see a response. Does everyone who got accepted receive an email same day as their status changes to "decision made?" My status changed but no email or phone call, don't want to wonder all weekend what it might mean.



Unusually large envelope for a rejection letter :( :(

Had me going for a minute there



That was a total cheap shot. I actually thought there was a chance it was something other than a rejection. The ad comms really can suck it. The funny thing is that it's even cheaper for the school to send the standard thin envelope...what a waste.

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

Postby str8yolked » Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:13 pm

Attax wrote:
whjohnso444 wrote:I hope not man. Ive been on 2nd review since around the 18th of January after going complete on the 14th. I had one date change on the 29th. I have a 3.2 and 168 LSAT. I know USC is supposedly a GPA whore, but I don't know how they could say no to an LSAT above their 75th. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?


Also 168. Been waiting since November 30th.


Don't give up hope! I got in with a <25th GPA and >75th LSAT. I do have a reason for my GPA though and above average softs. I think you'll be fine as long as your GPA is the only weakness in your app and you have a good reason for it.

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

Postby whjohnso444 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:15 pm

zman wrote:They rejected someone with a 169 3.3 on LSN. That's a suprise.


Ya but this guy got into UCLA so its all good lolzzz. One or the other would be ideal. I feel like it seems desperate to write a LOCI before a first decision, anyone have any thoughts on this?

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

Postby workaholic82 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:46 pm

str8yolked wrote:
Attax wrote:
whjohnso444 wrote:I hope not man. Ive been on 2nd review since around the 18th of January after going complete on the 14th. I had one date change on the 29th. I have a 3.2 and 168 LSAT. I know USC is supposedly a GPA whore, but I don't know how they could say no to an LSAT above their 75th. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?


Also 168. Been waiting since November 30th.


Don't give up hope! I got in with a <25th GPA and >75th LSAT. I do have a reason for my GPA though and above average softs. I think you'll be fine as long as your GPA is the only weakness in your app and you have a good reason for it.

I was rejected today with a 177... but also a 2.5 GPA. I have good softs too, 4 years of legal W/E. So there is a level below which they will not go, but 3.2 should be a whole different ballgame.

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

Postby workaholic82 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:04 am

ojala wrote:
ojala wrote:I know its been asked before but I did not see a response. Does everyone who got accepted receive an email same day as their status changes to "decision made?" My status changed but no email or phone call, don't want to wonder all weekend what it might mean.



Unusually large envelope for a rejection letter :( :(

Had me going for a minute there

I know, that was brutal. Actually thought I got in...

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

Postby cron1834 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:24 am

whjohnso444 wrote:
zman wrote:They rejected someone with a 169 3.3 on LSN. That's a suprise.


Ya but this guy got into UCLA so its all good lolzzz. One or the other would be ideal. I feel like it seems desperate to write a LOCI before a first decision, anyone have any thoughts on this?


That is way desperate, unless it's a standard Why essay and you didn't include one initially.

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

Postby karmaman » Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:29 am

I didn't include a why USC essay in my initial app, but I included a diversity statement about my mixed background. USC is my top choice by far and so far I have gone on a campus visit and sat in on a class and emailed the dean thanking her. Been on 2nd review for about a week, would it be to send a LOCI/Why USC at this juncture? Median/75th LSAT and below 25 GPA ( bad first year, but upward trend )

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

Postby lawyereddd » Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:41 am

whjohnso444 wrote:I hope not man. Ive been on 2nd review since around the 18th of January after going complete on the 14th. I had one date change on the 29th. I have a 3.2 and 168 LSAT. I know USC is supposedly a GPA whore, but I don't know how they could say no to an LSAT above their 75th. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?


I was on 2nd review for what seemed like forever. at least 3 weeks. But I eventually got in! Don't fret...just be patient

(168 and 3.68)

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

Postby Wannabegonnabe » Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:06 am

I'm gonna go ahead and join this thread. :) I got accepted about two weeks ago. 3.7/166 and URM. I'm soooo nervous about scholarships though. USC is incredibly pricey.

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

Postby furrrman » Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:48 am

fallingwater wrote:I realize that a few people have already brought this up, but has anyone been stuck on committee 2nd read forever? Can anyone who recently experienced this and got a decision or went through this in past provide any input? I'm starting to wonder, as others have stated on the thread, if this translates into being waitlisted.


I was on 2nd read for a month and a half, had a date update, and was accepted 3 days after.

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

Postby mirroroferised7 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:32 pm

akkirk wrote:I called them last week about $$, and they said they were currently in the process of determining scholarships and well let admitted students know soon.


This feels like exactly the same bullshit line we've been getting in all their admissions paraphernalia. I just want to know what I'm working with here! I want to get into negotiations!

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

Postby cron1834 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:15 pm

Jesus people. Some schools were negotiating/finalizing into June and July last year according to various TLS threads. Chill. It's a marathon.

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

Postby Systematic1 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:28 pm

cron1834 wrote:Chill. It's a marathon.

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

Postby mirroroferised7 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:33 pm

Not if you have seat deposit deadlines for some programs in March.

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

Postby pencilbox » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:54 pm

Jesus Christ, mirroroferised, you're the worst offender of them all. It'll come out when it comes out.

I've literally seen you ask/complain about scholarships for the past three pages on this thread.

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

Postby mirroroferised7 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:17 pm

pencilbox wrote:Jesus Christ, mirroroferised, you're the worst offender of them all. It'll come out when it comes out.

I've literally seen you ask/complain about scholarships for the past three pages on this thread.


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