University of Alabama c/ o 2017

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Attax
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Re: University of Alabama c/ o 2017

Postby Attax » Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:32 pm

AT9 wrote:I must admit that I'm a little surprised to be on the "pre-wait list" as others have called it. So if you're pending a final decision, do you really not hear back until late spring? I will have paid a deposit elsewhere by that point. How does Bama fill a class when they postpone decisions so long for people with numbers at or around the medians? Others have stated how impressed they are with the personal touch from the admissions office; it's been the opposite for me. No calls, e-mails, or anything.


I got that too. Oh well, I'm going to Texas anyway.

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Re: University of Alabama c/ o 2017

Postby SparkyZZZ » Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:14 pm

My gut tells me the PFCD thing is kind of their way to have their cake and eat it too; string people along while they wait for new applicants with better numbers to apply while at the same time not turning off current applicants that have solid numbers with a wait-list decision. Honestly, I would be more likely to go to a school that just wait-listed me rather than one that kept me in limbo for months and months.

At least a wait-list is a mutually acknowledged limbo, instead of the 'PFCD' pre-limbo limbo.

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Re: University of Alabama c/ o 2017

Postby Savage13 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:40 pm

SparkyZZZ wrote:My gut tells me the PFCD thing is kind of their way to have their cake and eat it too; string people along while they wait for new applicants with better numbers to apply while at the same time not turning off current applicants with solid numbers with a wait-list decision. Honestly, I would be more likely to go to a school that just wait-listed me rather than one that kept me in limbo for months and months.

At least a wait-list is a mutually acknowledged limbo, instead of the 'PFCD' pre-limbo limbo.


Agree.

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Re: University of Alabama c/ o 2017

Postby Robbin Blue » Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:19 pm

I realized why I didn't receive my scholarship information in the mail- they sent a big portfolio through UPS with the information about interviewing for the Deans Scholar Award. It's been waiting at the office for like a month. :lol: Some pretty neat stuff in there, though.

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Re: University of Alabama c/ o 2017

Postby Mizzou » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:47 pm

Just got second LSAT score and gained several points. Have meeting with Ms. Griffith on Monday, and making application that week. Alabama has previously contacted me, waiving app fee (maybe this is very common) and encouraging me to visit.

What are others opinions? I'm visiting in AL now, but drive to interview is 4+ hours. I want to do all the right things. Do you think this interview will be helpful?

LSAT scores definitely in their range, double major from top J-school plus a foreign language major, many activities, and a highly-coveted internship in DC last summer from which I'm getting solid letters of reference.

Appreciate any and all feedback! Thanks!

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Re: University of Alabama c/ o 2017

Postby Winston1984 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:49 pm

Mizzou wrote:Just got second LSAT score and gained several points. Have meeting with Ms. Griffith on Monday, and making application that week. Alabama has previously contacted me, waiving app fee (maybe this is very common) and encouraging me to visit.

What are others opinions? I'm visiting in AL now, but drive to interview is 4+ hours. I want to do all the right things. Do you think this interview will be helpful?

LSAT scores definitely in their range, double major from top J-school plus a foreign language major, many activities, and a highly-coveted internship in DC last summer from which I'm getting solid letters of reference.

Appreciate any and all feedback! Thanks!


Are you asking if you will get in? Just kinda confused about what you are asking.

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Re: University of Alabama c/ o 2017

Postby Mizzou » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:53 pm

Well, yes, if anyone has opinions on my chances I'd be interested in hearing them. Also, is the interview with Ms. Griffith key? Any points I should specifically touch on in my interview? I'm interested in continuing living and practicing in AL after law school, so AL is my first choice for school.

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Re: University of Alabama c/ o 2017

Postby Winston1984 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:41 pm

Mizzou wrote:Well, yes, if anyone has opinions on my chances I'd be interested in hearing them. Also, is the interview with Ms. Griffith key? Any points I should specifically touch on in my interview? I'm interested in continuing living and practicing in AL after law school, so AL is my first choice for school.


To really assess your chances we need to know: numbers, residency, urm status, and if you have any significant softs/work experience. I didn't have an interview, and to be honest I didn't know they did interviews. The only interviews I have heard of are for the full ride, but that is after acceptance.

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Re: University of Alabama c/ o 2017

Postby Mizzou » Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:08 pm

Can I message you that info? My interview is scheduled for Monday.

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Re: University of Alabama c/ o 2017

Postby Winston1984 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:13 pm

Mizzou wrote:Can I message you that info? My interview is scheduled for Monday.


Of course, I'd be happy to help.

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Re: University of Alabama c/ o 2017

Postby BLUERUFiO » Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:05 pm

Just wanted to check in. I applied to Alabama yesterday. I love their employment numbers, I hope they didn't fudge on them ;)

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Re: University of Alabama c/ o 2017

Postby PAGator2014 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:04 pm

So earlier this morning I received a phone call from Miss Griffith telling me that they have received my complete application and that she would be happy to be a resource to me. I saw that other people received the same phone call from her, and I was just wondering if this was a good sign that I will be accepted or if it's just Southern hospitality? Thanks!

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Re: University of Alabama c/ o 2017

Postby samoby » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:18 pm

PAGator2014 wrote:So earlier this morning I received a phone call from Miss Griffith telling me that they have received my complete application and that she would be happy to be a resource to me. I saw that other people received the same phone call from her, and I was just wondering if this was a good sign that I will be accepted or if it's just Southern hospitality? Thanks!


Well, I got that and was accepted with a pretty good scholarship, for whatever it's worth!

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Re: University of Alabama c/ o 2017

Postby wsparker » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:24 pm

samoby wrote:
Well, I got that and was accepted with a pretty good scholarship, for whatever it's worth!



+1

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Re: University of Alabama c/ o 2017

Postby PAGator2014 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:31 pm

samoby wrote:
PAGator2014 wrote:So earlier this morning I received a phone call from Miss Griffith telling me that they have received my complete application and that she would be happy to be a resource to me. I saw that other people received the same phone call from her, and I was just wondering if this was a good sign that I will be accepted or if it's just Southern hospitality? Thanks!


Well, I got that and was accepted with a pretty good scholarship, for whatever it's worth!


Thank you! After you received that call how long did it take for them to notify you of acceptance? I'm just getting anxious haha.

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Re: University of Alabama c/ o 2017

Postby Nucky » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:41 pm

PAGator2014 wrote:So earlier this morning I received a phone call from Miss Griffith telling me that they have received my complete application and that she would be happy to be a resource to me. I saw that other people received the same phone call from her, and I was just wondering if this was a good sign that I will be accepted or if it's just Southern hospitality? Thanks!


Completely anecdotal, but I think you'll likely be accepted. I was placed in the ominous 'Pending Final Committee Decision' pool, and never received any such call. So I am sure the outright dings did not either. You're likely in good shape. Good luck!

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Re: University of Alabama c/ o 2017

Postby ayl » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:42 pm

FWIW: I did get that call as well. I was accepted, but haven't heard of any scholarship information yet. :(

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Re: University of Alabama c/ o 2017

Postby Zaffy » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:47 pm

I also got the "happy to be a resource" call a few weeks ago. Stuck at PFCD.

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Re: University of Alabama c/ o 2017

Postby Nucky » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:54 pm

Zaffy wrote:I also got the "happy to be a resource" call a few weeks ago. Stuck at PFCD.


Bummer, well nevermind... I suppose this is why we know better than to trust anecdotal information! :lol:

To some degree, I still think it is a good sign that you received a call. Guess we'll see.

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Re: University of Alabama c/ o 2017

Postby Attax » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:06 pm

Zaffy wrote:I also got the "happy to be a resource" call a few weeks ago. Stuck at PFCD.


Me too. Thought it would be a good sign.

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Re: University of Alabama c/ o 2017

Postby zippernicus » Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:39 pm

Hi, checking in! Good luck all :)

And a question - I submitted a few days ago and have not received an "application received" or status checker info email from Alabama? Is this the norm or should I possibly email them? I received some sort of acknowledgement from everywhere else I applied within 24 hours....

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Re: University of Alabama c/ o 2017

Postby Attax » Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:41 pm

zippernicus wrote:Hi, checking in! Good luck all :)

And a question - I submitted a few days ago and have not received an "application received" or status checker info email from Alabama? Is this the norm or should I possibly email them? I received some sort of acknowledgement from everywhere else I applied within 24 hours....


Mine took 5 dayts

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Re: University of Alabama c/ o 2017

Postby zippernicus » Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:46 pm

Attax wrote:
Mine took 5 dayts


awesome - thanks! i feel a bit better now.

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Re: University of Alabama c/ o 2017

Postby wsparker » Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:27 pm

By the way, I recently visited and met with tons of people (professors, current students, CSO people, etc...) so if you want any info or have any questions about the scholarship interview, just PM me! Overall, I had a great experience and Alabama will definitely be in my top choices if I do get the scholarship.

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Re: University of Alabama c/ o 2017

Postby ayl » Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:06 pm

I got my large shirt today, so I got that going for me, which is nice. :)

For other admits, did y'all already get scholarship info? I'm starting to think I didn't catch that bus.




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