Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby rion91 » Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:22 am

the_dude83 wrote:So what is the consensus on LOCIs? I have been waitlisted, I toured the campus Friday with no luck of meeting anyone, I was hoping to put a face with a file. It was suggested that waitlist applicants would not receive a look until all applicants received a full first review; that is right folks, still doing their initial reviews. It was also mentioned that the waitlist most likely would not be reviewed till the first part of May, so, should I submit a LOCI now, wait till they send out emails that the waitlist is now being reviewed, or send one now and one then?

Submitting early is always better than later. But make sure you say you will attend if admitted, UH is your top choice, will withdraw all other apps, etc in the first paragraph.

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby life2323 » Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:39 pm

Has anyone got their scholarship bumped up?

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby lsatyolo » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:50 pm

life2323 wrote:Has anyone got their scholarship bumped up?



No, I really need to send that email.

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Luchi91 » Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:43 am

My status changed yesterday the 24th but I didn't get an email!

Waitlisted

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby NDsoccerchick » Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:27 am

Luchi91 wrote:My status changed yesterday the 24th but I didn't get an email!

Waitlisted


I believe that they only email admitted students and they send mail correspondence to waitlisted and rejected applicants :/

But hey a waitlist means you still have a shot! It's just such a long wait.

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby histpols » Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:24 pm

lsatyolo wrote:
life2323 wrote:Has anyone got their scholarship bumped up?



No, I really need to send that email.


I sent my scholarship bump email in on Tuesday; I haven't heard anything back yet, not even acknowledgement of receipt.

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby life2323 » Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:28 am

Where is a cheap and safe place to live in Houston?

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby rion91 » Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:43 am

life2323 wrote:Where is a cheap and safe place to live in Houston?

Do you want to commute by car? If so, many options open up for you. Otherwise, montrose

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Balthy » Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:55 am

rion91 wrote:
life2323 wrote:Where is a cheap and safe place to live in Houston?

Do you want to commute by car? If so, many options open up for you. Otherwise, montrose



I second montrose being a good place to live. Even if you want to drive and thus have more options, it's an awesome neighborhood.

Haven't been in Houston in a while but aren't they building a new rail line that goes right to UH? I think that connects to the med center so the whole med/rice area is a no-car option too. Most places there aren't cheap but a few yrs ago i got lucky and rented a room there for $450 (walking/stumbling distance from all the rice village bars).

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby life2323 » Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:54 pm

Balthy wrote:
rion91 wrote:
life2323 wrote:Where is a cheap and safe place to live in Houston?

Do you want to commute by car? If so, many options open up for you. Otherwise, montrose



I second montrose being a good place to live. Even if you want to drive and thus have more options, it's an awesome neighborhood.

Haven't been in Houston in a while but aren't they building a new rail line that goes right to UH? I think that connects to the med center so the whole med/rice area is a no-car option too. Most places there aren't cheap but a few yrs ago i got lucky and rented a room there for $450 (walking/stumbling distance from all the rice village bars).


I appreciate all the help. What do you all think about living situations in the third ward?

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby lsatyolo » Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:44 pm

life2323 wrote:
Balthy wrote:
rion91 wrote:
life2323 wrote:Where is a cheap and safe place to live in Houston?

Do you want to commute by car? If so, many options open up for you. Otherwise, montrose



I second montrose being a good place to live. Even if you want to drive and thus have more options, it's an awesome neighborhood.

Haven't been in Houston in a while but aren't they building a new rail line that goes right to UH? I think that connects to the med center so the whole med/rice area is a no-car option too. Most places there aren't cheap but a few yrs ago i got lucky and rented a room there for $450 (walking/stumbling distance from all the rice village bars).


I appreciate all the help. What do you all think about living situations in the third ward?


I wouldn't recommend it.

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby uvandy » Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:17 am

Balthy wrote:
rion91 wrote:
life2323 wrote:Where is a cheap and safe place to live in Houston?

Do you want to commute by car? If so, many options open up for you. Otherwise, montrose



I second montrose being a good place to live. Even if you want to drive and thus have more options, it's an awesome neighborhood.

Haven't been in Houston in a while but aren't they building a new rail line that goes right to UH? I think that connects to the med center so the whole med/rice area is a no-car option too. Most places there aren't cheap but a few yrs ago i got lucky and rented a room there for $450 (walking/stumbling distance from all the rice village bars).
The purple line connects UH to downtown and should open this year. Getting from UH to Rice by rail would be inconvenient since you would have to transfer to the red line downtown. Bus is probably faster.

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Broscientist » Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:10 pm

Admitted today. Do they include scholarship stuff in the intro email? Or is that a separate/later email?

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby JRO1989 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:12 pm

Broscientist wrote:Admitted today. Do they include scholarship stuff in the intro email? Or is that a separate/later email?


Congrats, separate

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Broscientist » Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:35 pm

Awesome.

1) How negotiable are they on residency? They have me classified as an out of state resident, though I own properties in Texas and my primary residence has been in Dallas for the previous 3 years.

2) Do they generally hand out lowball offers, anticipating negotiations, or are they more Vanderbilt-like and do a best offer first approach?

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby BVest » Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:50 pm

Broscientist wrote:Awesome.

1) How negotiable are they on residency? They have me classified as an out of state resident, though I own properties in Texas and my primary residence has been in Dallas for the previous 3 years.

2) Do they generally hand out lowball offers, anticipating negotiations, or are they more Vanderbilt-like and do a best offer first approach?


They're not flexible on residency per se (though they do offer waivers). That said, anecdotally they seem to be very bad at getting residency right the first time (they had me as a non-resident simply because I didn't graduate from a HS in Texas, even though I've been a resident according to the THECB rules for 95% of my life, including the last 8+ years and attended UT with resident status).

After I was WL'ed, I finally got notice that my residency had been established. Shortly thereafter I was admitted off the WL; I turned them down at that time and they followed up with a $$ offer, specifically $5,000 + a residency waiver. When I pointed out that my residency was not at issue, they confirmed that the limit of their offer was the $5,000. I turned them down again.

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby the_dude83 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:02 pm

Has anyone received this "waitlist letter" they speak of sending out?

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Broscientist » Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:00 pm

BVest wrote:
Broscientist wrote:Awesome.

1) How negotiable are they on residency? They have me classified as an out of state resident, though I own properties in Texas and my primary residence has been in Dallas for the previous 3 years.

2) Do they generally hand out lowball offers, anticipating negotiations, or are they more Vanderbilt-like and do a best offer first approach?


They're not flexible on residency per se (though they do offer waivers). That said, anecdotally they seem to be very bad at getting residency right the first time (they had me as a non-resident simply because I didn't graduate from a HS in Texas, even though I've been a resident according to the THECB rules for 95% of my life, including the last 8+ years and attended UT with resident status).

After I was WL'ed, I finally got notice that my residency had been established. Shortly thereafter I was admitted off the WL; I turned them down at that time and they followed up with a $$ offer, specifically $5,000 + a residency waiver. When I pointed out that my residency was not at issue, they confirmed that the limit of their offer was the $5,000. I turned them down again.


Where did you end up going?

And how long should I expect to wait before I receive my scholarship info?

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby pastaparty » Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:32 pm

the_dude83 wrote:Has anyone received this "waitlist letter" they speak of sending out?


I never received one. I called twice, and the second time a guy just read it out to me lol. He said they are all standard. He said also to expect not to hear back when you're on the wait list until sometimes the first week of class. The first girl I spoke to said it seemed like many students did not get a wait list letter, and that she'd look into it and get back to me, but never heard back and had to call again.

I'm holding out hope!!!! But getting things set up to go to STCL in meantime.

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby BVest » Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:33 pm

Broscientist wrote:And how long should I expect to wait before I receive my scholarship info?


I don't know. I think my timing might have been a little strange.

I withdrew the day after getting off the WL (I had intended to withdraw from the WL -- I didn't expect to get money off the WL so I didn't think it would be at all competitive with other offers -- but they accepted me off the WL really fast). One week later, they phoned me to tell me that scholarship info was on the way (but would not discuss it by phone) and would hold off on my withdrawal until I had a chance to review that. I received it a coupled days after that (about 9 days after getting in off the WL). I then tried to get additional money (especially since they had thought they were offering me a bigger package, given their residency error), but to no avail. At that point I withdrew for the second and final time.

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby healthyman » Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:38 pm

pastaparty wrote:
the_dude83 wrote:Has anyone received this "waitlist letter" they speak of sending out?


I never received one. I called twice, and the second time a guy just read it out to me lol. He said they are all standard. He said also to expect not to hear back when you're on the wait list until sometimes the first week of class. The first girl I spoke to said it seemed like many students did not get a wait list letter, and that she'd look into it and get back to me, but never heard back and had to call again.

I'm holding out hope!!!! But getting things set up to go to STCL in meantime.


WL offers are made throughout the summer. That guy is probably the guy I spoke to a while back, and he does not seem to know much.

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Broscientist » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:26 pm

How long does it generally take for them to send scholarship info?

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby life2323 » Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:07 am


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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby IgosduIkana » Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:14 am

life2323 wrote:abl rankings are out:

http://abovethelaw.com/careers/2014-law ... -rankings/


nice

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby healthyman » Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:47 am

For those set on UH, the following link contains useful information for students, e.g., outlines, comments on professors. Yeah, you're welcome. 8)

http://www.cartersahadi.com/profs.htm




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