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

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

Postby Lebrarian_Booker » Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:38 pm

zman wrote:
bonerland wrote:In.

>75th LSAT and GPA

Want to hear about that $$$, but I have a feeling that there is not much left for them to dish out after reading prior posts.


IT doesn't work like that. People with higher scores get bigger discounts and those will lower scores get less and subsidize everyone else.


+1

can confirm

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

Postby samumenco » Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:11 pm

Lebrarian_Booker wrote:
zman wrote:
bonerland wrote:In.

>75th LSAT and GPA

Want to hear about that $$$, but I have a feeling that there is not much left for them to dish out after reading prior posts.


IT doesn't work like that. People with higher scores get bigger discounts and those will lower scores get less and subsidize everyone else.


+1

can confirm


So people with similar GPAs/LSATs can expect to receive roughly the same amount of scholarship money, even if some applied early and others applied late in the cycle?

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

Postby zman » Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:14 pm

samumenco wrote:
Lebrarian_Booker wrote:
zman wrote:
bonerland wrote:In.

>75th LSAT and GPA

Want to hear about that $$$, but I have a feeling that there is not much left for them to dish out after reading prior posts.


IT doesn't work like that. People with higher scores get bigger discounts and those will lower scores get less and subsidize everyone else.


+1

can confirm



So people with similar GPAs/LSATs can expect to receive roughly the same amount of scholarship money, even if some applied early and others applied late in the cycle?


I dont think it matters when you applied.
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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Lebrarian_Booker » Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:16 pm

samumenco wrote:
Lebrarian_Booker wrote:
zman wrote:
bonerland wrote:In.

>75th LSAT and GPA

Want to hear about that $$$, but I have a feeling that there is not much left for them to dish out after reading prior posts.


IT doesn't work like that. People with higher scores get bigger discounts and those will lower scores get less and subsidize everyone else.


+1

can confirm


So people with similar GPAs/LSATs can expect to receive roughly the same amount of scholarship money, even if some applied early and others applied late in the cycle?


Yup. The way that schools do financial aid is by coming up with a "policy" usually around the same time as they just begin taking applications, and set the policy for use during the admissions cycle (of course as the cycle progresses and there are new developments they may tweak it, but usually only minorly). The policy is almost always just a grid of GPAs and LSATs, and at the intersection of your stats is your scholarship.

Edit: and if schools have specific goals, e.g. more URMs, more out of state, etc, they may use a separate grid for those applicants.

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

Postby yafosho » Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:40 pm

I'm in!!! first school to hear back from (an incredible turn around since it was electronically submitted on the 1st of Feb). 3.17 164 URM. How has everyone gone about initiating the Scholarship negotiation process? just emai? And should I wait to hear back from the offers of other schools so I have something to negotiate with?

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

Postby dazedandconfused13 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:46 pm

I am under Committee 2nd Read. Does that mean I am not good enough to be admitted under the 1st Read but also not bad enough to be dinged after the 1st Read? I am a little scared here.

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

Postby theonerd » Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:55 pm

dazedandconfused13 wrote:I am under Committee 2nd Read. Does that mean I am not good enough to be admitted under the 1st Read but also not bad enough to be dinged after the 1st Read? I am a little scared here.


I am pretty sure that most, if not all, go through 2nd read.

You have a solid LSAT so you will probably be fine.

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

Postby theonerd » Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:58 pm

yafosho wrote:I'm in!!! first school to hear back from (an incredible turn around since it was electronically submitted on the 1st of Feb). 3.17 164 URM. How has everyone gone about initiating the Scholarship negotiation process? just emai? And should I wait to hear back from the offers of other schools so I have something to negotiate with?


Congrats!

I found this article helpful:
http://lawschooladvice.com/guides/negot ... olarships/

Also, this:
http://spiveyconsulting.com/blog/more-o ... ew-around/

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

Postby dazedandconfused13 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:03 pm

theonerd wrote:
dazedandconfused13 wrote:I am under Committee 2nd Read. Does that mean I am not good enough to be admitted under the 1st Read but also not bad enough to be dinged after the 1st Read? I am a little scared here.


I am pretty sure that most, if not all, go through 2nd read.

You have a solid LSAT so you will probably be fine.


Hey thanks for the encouragement. But how do you know that I have a great LSAT? Lol. I'm just 1 point above their 75th and GPA is actually over half a point below their 25th. But it's good to know that most go through the 2nd read.

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

Postby theonerd » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:11 pm

dazedandconfused13 wrote:
Hey thanks for the encouragement. But how do you know that I have a great LSAT? Lol. I'm just 1 point above their 75th and GPA is actually over half a point below their 25th. But it's good to know that most go through the 2nd read.


I took a quick gander at your post history.
I thought I saw it there.

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

Postby Candy Wrappers » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:19 pm

bigsleep1 wrote:Has anyone been granted an interview with USC? Or heard about an interview being needed/awarded?

I am thinking of asking them for an interview, as some schools have been receptive to it.


USC don't grant interviews. i asked. they said NOPE. if anyone got a yes, please share. ive been wondering this as well.

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

Postby cron1834 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:26 pm

yafosho wrote:I'm in!!! first school to hear back from (an incredible turn around since it was electronically submitted on the 1st of Feb). 3.17 164 URM. How has everyone gone about initiating the Scholarship negotiation process? just emai? And should I wait to hear back from the offers of other schools so I have something to negotiate with?


The school initiates, by giving you an offer. It doesn't happen within 10 seconds of being admitted. If you aren't happy with your offer, you typically need a competing offer to show them, but ymmv.

Be patient. Breathe. You'll be okay :wink:

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

Postby FizzyBeepBop24 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:29 pm

pixy1900 wrote:In via email! :D
Slightly softens the Berkeley rejection earlier today....
I submitted around 12/1 and have been moving through the URs since mid/late jan... haven't kept up with the status checker too much.

Waiting on $$


Same.

168/3.5/urm

Anyone who was accepted today hear about money yet??

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

Postby Wannabegonnabe » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:34 pm

FizzyBeepBop24 wrote:
pixy1900 wrote:In via email! :D
Slightly softens the Berkeley rejection earlier today....
I submitted around 12/1 and have been moving through the URs since mid/late jan... haven't kept up with the status checker too much.

Waiting on $$


Same.

168/3.5/urm

Anyone who was accepted today hear about money yet??


I got in about three weeks ago and am still waiting on a scholarship offer. I don't think it happens too quickly.

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

Postby zman » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:39 pm

FizzyBeepBop24 wrote:
pixy1900 wrote:In via email! :D
Slightly softens the Berkeley rejection earlier today....
I submitted around 12/1 and have been moving through the URs since mid/late jan... haven't kept up with the status checker too much.

Waiting on $$


Same.

168/3.5/urm

Anyone who was accepted today hear about money yet??


I suspect it will take a week or two.

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

Postby fatheranderson15 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:48 pm

Huh. That's new. It said 2nd read on 2/22, then it stayed on 2nd read but the date changed to today. Anyone have something similar happen?

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

Postby Hitchensian » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:04 pm

fatheranderson15 wrote:Huh. That's new. It said 2nd read on 2/22, then it stayed on 2nd read but the date changed to today. Anyone have something similar happen?


Same thing happened to me. Committee 2nd Read yesterday, then the date changed to today while still saying Committee 2nd Read.

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

Postby mes10d » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:35 pm

Hitchensian wrote:
fatheranderson15 wrote:Huh. That's new. It said 2nd read on 2/22, then it stayed on 2nd read but the date changed to today. Anyone have something similar happen?


Same thing happened to me. Committee 2nd Read yesterday, then the date changed to today while still saying Committee 2nd Read.


+1 -- maybe this is indicative of a final review/decision to come?

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

Postby Hitchensian » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:51 pm

mes10d wrote:
Hitchensian wrote:
fatheranderson15 wrote:Huh. That's new. It said 2nd read on 2/22, then it stayed on 2nd read but the date changed to today. Anyone have something similar happen?


Same thing happened to me. Committee 2nd Read yesterday, then the date changed to today while still saying Committee 2nd Read.


+1 -- maybe this is indicative of a final review/decision to come?


Let's just operate on this assumption..?? :lol:

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

Postby bostonbrewer » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:52 am

Hitchensian wrote:
mes10d wrote:
Hitchensian wrote:
fatheranderson15 wrote:Huh. That's new. It said 2nd read on 2/22, then it stayed on 2nd read but the date changed to today. Anyone have something similar happen?


Same thing happened to me. Committee 2nd Read yesterday, then the date changed to today while still saying Committee 2nd Read.


+1 -- maybe this is indicative of a final review/decision to come?


Let's just operate on this assumption..?? :lol:

Same boat here, although I'm on my third date for Committee Second Read

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

Postby yafosho » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:04 pm

cron1834 wrote:
yafosho wrote:I'm in!!! first school to hear back from (an incredible turn around since it was electronically submitted on the 1st of Feb). 3.17 164 URM. How has everyone gone about initiating the Scholarship negotiation process? just emai? And should I wait to hear back from the offers of other schools so I have something to negotiate with?


The school initiates, by giving you an offer. It doesn't happen within 10 seconds of being admitted. If you aren't happy with your offer, you typically need a competing offer to show them, but ymmv.

Be patient. Breathe. You'll be okay :wink:



haha, thanks for the advice!

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

Postby izzlelay » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:58 pm

Stuck on CR2 since 2/14, but i guess the process went pretty fast considering I submitted 2/1. Hopefully that's not a bad thing

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

Postby Lebrarian_Booker » Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:02 pm

izzlelay wrote:Stuck on CR2 since 2/14, but i guess the process went pretty fast considering I submitted 2/1. Hopefully that's not a bad thing


Lucky...I've been CR1 since 1/6......radio silence

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

Postby cmroberto » Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:06 pm

Lebrarian_Booker wrote:
izzlelay wrote:Stuck on CR2 since 2/14, but i guess the process went pretty fast considering I submitted 2/1. Hopefully that's not a bad thing


Lucky...I've been CR1 since 1/6......radio silence


CR2 since 1/8 and ditto on the radio silence. was CR1 for about 6 weeks before that

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

Postby Icecold62 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:07 pm

Lebrarian_Booker wrote:
izzlelay wrote:Stuck on CR2 since 2/14, but i guess the process went pretty fast considering I submitted 2/1. Hopefully that's not a bad thing


Lucky...I've been CR1 since 1/6......radio silence


Complete since 1/3. No update since then.




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