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Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:31 am
by Caesar Salad
Kuledj wrote:
SeriousLehigh wrote:
Kuledj wrote:Is anyone still waiting to hear back? I applied Jan 6 and haven't heard a thing since. Applied PT


I also have yet to hear anything back from them, though I didn't get my application in until 2 weeks after you did.


Think we should call?


I didn't even consider that as an option. I am super antsy and want to hear back, so I would be tempted to, but I think I would fight the urge for a little while longer at least. The 6-8 weeks after my January 20th hasn't quite elapsed yet. I sent out 9 applications on the 20th and have only heard back from 3 so far, so I am going to continue (im)patiently waiting.

Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:39 am
by Kuledj
SeriousLehigh wrote:
Kuledj wrote:
SeriousLehigh wrote:
Kuledj wrote:Is anyone still waiting to hear back? I applied Jan 6 and haven't heard a thing since. Applied PT


I also have yet to hear anything back from them, though I didn't get my application in until 2 weeks after you did.


Think we should call?


I didn't even consider that as an option. I am super antsy and want to hear back, so I would be tempted to, but I think I would fight the urge for a little while longer at least. The 6-8 weeks after my January 20th hasn't quite elapsed yet. I sent out 9 applications on the 20th and have only heard back from 3 so far, so I am going to continue (im)patiently waiting.


Makes sense. For me, its been 9 weeks and I've heard back from the other 4 places I applied. I am scared to call though, just in case it could hurt me. The reason I'd be calling is to express my interest bc if I get in then I am going, but who knows if they will take it that way

Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:17 pm
by luuma
:? They take a really, really, really, long time. This is known. The first time I applied, it had been over two months so I called and they reminded me it can take up to 12 weeks.... Finally when I did hear back, I found out I was WL'ed.

Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:46 pm
by checkin2014
In. Submitted mid Jan.
No word for scholarship though. :(

Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:45 am
by Caesar Salad
luuma wrote::? They take a really, really, really, long time. This is known. The first time I applied, it had been over two months so I called and they reminded me it can take up to 12 weeks.... Finally when I did hear back, I found out I was WL'ed.


Thanks for this reassuring information!

Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:09 am
by luuma
checkin2014 wrote:In. Submitted mid Jan.
No word for scholarship though. :(



Same! :) Does anyone know what are the salary measures/cut offs for need base aid? They say on their website that they offer 5-20k a year for the "neediest" students.

Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:19 am
by bpc2110
Tried to negotiate scholarship yesterday. Got a nice response email, but no increase.

Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:27 am
by Kuledj
Got acceptance email. YAY!

Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:02 pm
by checkin2014
Kuledj wrote:Got acceptance email. YAY!

Congrats!
Did you get any scholarship info?

Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:38 pm
by Thorcogan
Kuledj wrote:Got acceptance email. YAY!


Mind adding some info?

When did u apply/go complete.

GPA/LSAT, even just > or < the 25%/median/75%. Thanks

Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:48 pm
by Kuledj
Thorcogan wrote:
Kuledj wrote:Got acceptance email. YAY!


Mind adding some info?

When did u apply/go complete.

GPA/LSAT, even just > or < the 25%/median/75%. Thanks



Didnt get any scholarship info, just an email saying I was accepted and will receive a formal letter soon. I applied, for PT, around Jan 10. GPA- 3.4 with a Masters in Tax. LSAT 164

Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:51 pm
by Thorcogan
Kuledj wrote:
Thorcogan wrote:
Kuledj wrote:Got acceptance email. YAY!


Mind adding some info?

When did u apply/go complete.

GPA/LSAT, even just > or < the 25%/median/75%. Thanks



Didnt get any scholarship info, just an email saying I was accepted and will receive a formal letter soon. I applied, for PT, around Jan 10. GPA- 3.4 with a Masters in Tax. LSAT 164


Thanks, and congrats!

Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:56 pm
by Kuledj
Anyone know when I may hear about a possible scholarship? Would it be in the initial email or sometime later on? I have a full to Rutgers and 26K to Seton Hall, so I'm hoping that Fordham will, if not match, then give me something respectable

Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:58 pm
by johnnybananas
#bigdreamer

Kuledj wrote:Anyone know when I may hear about a possible scholarship? Would it be in the initial email or sometime later on? I have a full to Rutgers and 26K to Seton Hall, so I'm hoping that Fordham will, if not match, then give me something respectable

Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:08 pm
by Kuledj
johnnybananas wrote:#bigdreamer

Kuledj wrote:Anyone know when I may hear about a possible scholarship? Would it be in the initial email or sometime later on? I have a full to Rutgers and 26K to Seton Hall, so I'm hoping that Fordham will, if not match, then give me something respectable


Thanks for your insightful comments

Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:55 pm
by jac101689
Fordham's words at an admitted students' day: you could go to law school for free someplace ranked in the 100s, or you can treat Fordham as an investment. Be nice when trying to negotiate. Don't use a school's higher rank to ask for more money.

I think they did a good job of managing expectations.

Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:58 pm
by paulinams
Kuledj wrote:Anyone know when I may hear about a possible scholarship? Would it be in the initial email or sometime later on? I have a full to Rutgers and 26K to Seton Hall, so I'm hoping that Fordham will, if not match, then give me something respectable


I received my scholarship e-mail a day or two after my acceptance e-mail, if that helps.

Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:02 pm
by Kuledj
paulinams wrote:
Kuledj wrote:Anyone know when I may hear about a possible scholarship? Would it be in the initial email or sometime later on? I have a full to Rutgers and 26K to Seton Hall, so I'm hoping that Fordham will, if not match, then give me something respectable


I received my scholarship e-mail a day or two after my acceptance e-mail, if that helps.


Thank you.

Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:05 pm
by burtmacklin
jac101689 wrote:Fordham's words at an admitted students' day: you could go to law school for free someplace ranked in the 100s, or you can treat Fordham as an investment. Be nice when trying to negotiate. Don't use a school's higher rank to ask for more money.

I think they did a good job of managing expectations.


I actually found it to be really unhelpful when they said that lol, like do they really not wanna know that I've got a legit other offer but wanna go there for the right price because I wanna work in NYC? I always planned on being polite about it, but it doesn't make sense to not tell them exactly what other offer has me hesitant on their current scholarship offer

Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:21 pm
by jac101689
I think the message was "if you want us to cough up more, make the case that you love Fordham and the two of you are a perfect match."

They didn't even say don't use other schools; I think another message was that negotiating with them is a test of your diplomatic skills.

Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:53 pm
by LSX_Nut
Well, unfortunately I was wait-listed. I just filled out their survey, however, I'd like to know about a LOCI. Does Fordham require a LOCI, or is that completely up to the applicant?

Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:10 pm
by kellyb4
LSX_Nut wrote:Well, unfortunately I was wait-listed. I just filed out their survey, however, I'd like to know about a LOCI. Does Fordham require a LOCI, or is that completely up to the applicant?
LSX_Nut wrote:Well, unfortunately I was wait-listed. I just filed out their survey, however, I'd like to know about a LOCI. Does Fordham require a LOCI, or is that completely up to the applicant?


Not sure if its required but I think its strongly recommended.. I heard they start reviewing the wait list around this time? Anybody hear similar?

Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:15 pm
by LSX_Nut
kellyb4 wrote:
LSX_Nut wrote:Well, unfortunately I was wait-listed. I just filed out their survey, however, I'd like to know about a LOCI. Does Fordham require a LOCI, or is that completely up to the applicant?
LSX_Nut wrote:Well, unfortunately I was wait-listed. I just filed out their survey, however, I'd like to know about a LOCI. Does Fordham require a LOCI, or is that completely up to the applicant?


Not sure if its required but I think its strongly recommended.. I heard they start reviewing the wait list around this time? Anybody hear similar?


I heard the same, but info in a different thread suggested otherwise (June 3). Guess I gotta figure out what to include/how to structure this LOCI now. This blows. I was so happy to be done with the law school admissions process, but I was wrong. I could always go to Cardozo (with a decent scholly), but Fordham was always my #1 choice. Fingers crossed.

Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:52 pm
by kellyb4
LSX_Nut wrote:
kellyb4 wrote:
LSX_Nut wrote:Well, unfortunately I was wait-listed. I just filed out their survey, however, I'd like to know about a LOCI. Does Fordham require a LOCI, or is that completely up to the applicant?
LSX_Nut wrote:Well, unfortunately I was wait-listed. I just filed out their survey, however, I'd like to know about a LOCI. Does Fordham require a LOCI, or is that completely up to the applicant?


Not sure if its required but I think its strongly recommended.. I heard they start reviewing the wait list around this time? Anybody hear similar?


I heard the same, but info in a different thread suggested otherwise (June 3). Guess I gotta figure out what to include/how to structure this LOCI now. This blows. I was so happy to be done with the law school admissions process, but I was wrong. I could always go to Cardozo (with a decent scholly), but Fordham was always my #1 choice. Fingers crossed.


Same, so annoying.. Got 35k from Seton Hall and 14k from BC.. Still hoping I can get into Fordham before April 15th with maybe like a 7k scholarship but not sure if thats realistic

Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:03 pm
by Thorcogan
For what it's worth, for those stressing about when they are going to here back (I am included in that group btw) it won't be as long as it has been for the people who applied earlier.

The deadline has passed, so new applications aren't coming in. Granted, their was probably a flood of late applications, but admissions officers don't have to worry about what applications might come next. It's all their for them. Also, most schools have April 15th to May 1st as first deposit day. Schools know that.