University of Maryland c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014 cycle)

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ajl17
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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014 cycle)

Postby ajl17 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:56 am

In as of last Friday! But no notification of scholarships. One of the emails said that you have to be interviewed for consideration for scholarships. Does this mean there's little chance now? Should I try to ask? I submitted 1/1, was under review since 2/8, not sure about the other status dates since I didn't check.

Also, I'm curious just for curiosity's sake. Can anyone tell me why UMD is ranked as high it is? Is it because of its good healthcare and environmental law programs? I know it has dropped a few spots in the past few years, but do you think it will stay in the top 50? I just don't want to go and then have its rank plummeted. I'm also concerned that UMD seems to be very regional and filter into only Baltimore. Any constructive thoughts?

I think the cost is quite doable especially since it's our of state tuition is much cheaper than other schools, and if you are a MD resident even better. Also apartments and townhouses nearby are not as expensive as other big cities. I am coming from a very expensive city so that is why UMD is so appealing to me.

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014 cycle)

Postby Mauve.Dino » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:39 am

Ignore the rankings.

This is the kind of data you need to be looking at to make your decision:

http://www.law.umaryland.edu/prospective/careerprep/

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014 cycle)

Postby ajl17 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:56 am

Is Maryland's employment outcomes considered bad or just okay?

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014 cycle)

Postby lunalovegood2357 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:20 pm

BankruptMe wrote:
Mdet06 wrote:Applied sometime in December, just got my WL email on 3/21. So nerve racking!


Guess I got my answer for what is coming in the mail then.


Ditto. This is the worst.

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014 cycle)

Postby cdemps3 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:27 pm

Was told today that the next batch of scholarships would be released via e-mail tomorrow evening or Friday.

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014 cycle)

Postby PilsburysReveng » Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:16 am

I'm in the Decision Made 3/21 boat. I called the admissions office today and asked if decisions were mailed or emailed. The guy told me all decisions are being normally mailed. Then I asked him if he knew when I would hear back and he said, "those decisions will be mailed today or at the very latest tomorrow." Not really sure what to make of "those decisions", but I guess we should be hearing back next week sometime.

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014 cycle)

Postby BankruptMe » Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:23 am

PilsburysReveng wrote:I'm in the Decision Made 3/21 boat. I called the admissions office today and asked if decisions were mailed or emailed. The guy told me all decisions are being normally mailed. Then I asked him if he knew when I would hear back and he said, "those decisions will be mailed today or at the very latest tomorrow." Not really sure what to make of "those decisions", but I guess we should be hearing back next week sometime.


UMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMmmm

he told me the same thing on monday. "Today or at the very latest tomorrow."

Now I am 100% sure they are rejections.

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014 cycle)

Postby PilsburysReveng » Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:46 am

BankruptMe wrote:
PilsburysReveng wrote:I'm in the Decision Made 3/21 boat. I called the admissions office today and asked if decisions were mailed or emailed. The guy told me all decisions are being normally mailed. Then I asked him if he knew when I would hear back and he said, "those decisions will be mailed today or at the very latest tomorrow." Not really sure what to make of "those decisions", but I guess we should be hearing back next week sometime.


UMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMmmm

he told me the same thing on monday. "Today or at the very latest tomorrow."

Now I am 100% sure they are rejections.


Yeah perhaps, but it seems odd that they would email W/Ls and acceptances but mail rejections.

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014 cycle)

Postby Mdet06 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:37 pm

PilsburysReveng wrote:
BankruptMe wrote:
PilsburysReveng wrote:I'm in the Decision Made 3/21 boat. I called the admissions office today and asked if decisions were mailed or emailed. The guy told me all decisions are being normally mailed. Then I asked him if he knew when I would hear back and he said, "those decisions will be mailed today or at the very latest tomorrow." Not really sure what to make of "those decisions", but I guess we should be hearing back next week sometime.


UMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMmmm

he told me the same thing on monday. "Today or at the very latest tomorrow."

Now I am 100% sure they are rejections.


Yeah perhaps, but it seems odd that they would email W/Ls and acceptances but mail rejections.


Because they don't care how long it takes for you to find out if you're rejected but they want you to respond ASAP to an acceptance or WL.

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014 cycle)

Postby ajl17 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:46 pm

cdemps3 wrote:Was told today that the next batch of scholarships would be released via e-mail tomorrow evening or Friday.


Are you expecting a scholarship response because you were interviewed?

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014 cycle)

Postby Yazzzay » Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:13 pm

I don't understand their deal with merit-based scholarships. Finally emailed them with my other scholarships, all 20-30k per year and asked why i didn't get anything from them/if it was coming…we'll see what happens.

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014 cycle)

Postby cdemps3 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:45 pm

ajl17 wrote:
cdemps3 wrote:Was told today that the next batch of scholarships would be released via e-mail tomorrow evening or Friday.


Are you expecting a scholarship response because you were interviewed?



No, I was awarded a scholarship via mail with no interview but I asked them if they would be reevaluating them anytime before the deadline because I had some money elsewhere. They responded that if I was being reevaluated it would be issued tonight/tomorrow with the "next batch" of scholarship e-mails.

An estimated $58k/year COA even with scholarship is pretty scary to me.

Good luck everyone!

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014 cycle)

Postby lunalovegood2357 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:45 am

has anyone with a 3/21 decision made gotten a rejection letter in the mail yet?

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014 cycle)

Postby goterps123 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:17 am

Not yet. I bet it comes today

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014 cycle)

Postby kandi007 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:28 am

I didn't but I got my reject via status checker today

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014 cycle)

Postby BankruptMe » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:45 am

Guess that was easier than mail.

Just got mine on checker

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014 cycle)

Postby Mdet06 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:23 pm

Mine had only said Decision Made for the last week but now it says Waitlisted. Guess it takes time to truly update.

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014 cycle)

Postby Yazzzay » Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:40 pm

So finally got a scholarship and it is really disappointing. Really like Maryland but without good $$$ no...Boo.

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014 cycle)

Postby hollybrianna » Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:27 pm

Yazzzay wrote:So finally got a scholarship and it is really disappointing. Really like Maryland but without good $$$ no...Boo.


Did they send via email or snail mail?

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014 cycle)

Postby ajl17 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:30 pm

i created an account and logged into SURFS and only found a very small grant and loans. time to ask for a scholarship?

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014 cycle)

Postby Jesseye » Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:32 pm

8k/year. Comprable schools have offered me 20+ a year. Anyone had luck with negotiating for more? I really like Maryland but it wouldn't be smart for me to let go of the money elsewhere at schools with similar employment stats and rank.

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014 cycle)

Postby thegolgiapparatus » Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:40 pm

I got my scholarship via email today and I didn't interview. In fact went complete on the 19th and got accepted on the 21st. I got 8k too which seems small
compared to other schools but I wasn't expecting anything so im happy with it.

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014 cycle)

Postby havermayer » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:42 pm

I've been in review since 2/10. Wish they would just tell me already! :?

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014 cycle)

Postby rodmanhust » Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:09 pm

just got into PT program;
need to work in DC during day; how is traffic commuting from DC downtown to Baltimore in the afternoon around 5pm? 1hr?
also, does UMaryland have any reputation in DC?

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014 cycle)

Postby aerialstrong » Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:03 pm

rodmanhust wrote:just got into PT program;
need to work in DC during day; how is traffic commuting from DC downtown to Baltimore in the afternoon around 5pm? 1hr?
also, does UMaryland have any reputation in DC?


I got into the PT program as well. Have you heard anything regarding scholarship offers?




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