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Mercer 2013/14 Applicants

Postby Vardges » Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:01 pm

Mercer 2013/14 Applicants
App went complete 11/20


Any news y'all?

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Re: Mercer 2013/14 Applicants

Postby rduffy5 » Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:23 pm

The only news is that I got in on 11/14 after applying 10/30. They didn't talk about money, but I am at the 75th lsat and just above the 25th for gpa. I'm not URM and I'm way out of state.

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Re: Mercer 2013/14 Applicants

Postby Vardges » Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:32 pm

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Re: Mercer 2013/14 Applicants

Postby garrettnicole92 » Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:14 pm

I haven't submitted yet because I'm trying to write the scholarship essay, but I'll check back in when I do! Several Mercer Law students from my undergrad with similar stats have gotten super scholarships, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

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Re: Mercer 2013/14 Applicants

Postby ggocat » Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:11 pm

Hi y'all. I graduated from Mercer a few years ago. Happy to answer any question if I'm able. Good luck on the apps and scholarship apps. :)

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Re: Mercer 2013/14 Applicants

Postby garrettnicole92 » Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:35 pm

ggocat wrote:Hi y'all. I graduated from Mercer a few years ago. Happy to answer any question if I'm able. Good luck on the apps and scholarship apps. :)


I have questions!

How is living in Macon? I've been through the area a few times and it doesn't seem like there's much going on. Is cost of living pretty average for Georgia?
Did you decide to work in Georgia after graduation? How long did it take you to find a job? Mercer has a pretty good reputation locally, right?

Posting this instead of PM-ing, in case anyone else has similar questions.

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Re: Mercer 2013/14 Applicants

Postby Vardges » Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:54 pm

garrettnicole92 wrote:I haven't submitted yet because I'm trying to write the scholarship essay, but I'll check back in when I do! Several Mercer Law students from my undergrad with similar stats have gotten super scholarships, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.


Where does Mercer rank in your list?

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Re: Mercer 2013/14 Applicants

Postby ggocat » Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:57 am

garrettnicole92 wrote:How is living in Macon? I've been through the area a few times and it doesn't seem like there's much going on.

Living in Macon was OK, but yeah, there's not a whole lot going on. I didn't really care for the bars. The affordable ones had lots of smoke, plastic cups, and locals. I avoided the more expensive bars due to the whole "no income / student" lifestyle. There were definitely some good/great restaurants. Overall, I was mostly too busy or too broke to do much during law school anyway, so the lack of opportunities in Macon didn't bother me. There's enough outdoor activity to keep you busy and it there's a lot of history / touristy things to check out.

garrettnicole92 wrote:Is cost of living pretty average for Georgia?

I thought it was below average, but Macon is the only place I lived in Georgia. As a reference, my 2-bedroom, 1200-square-foot apartment was $650/month. It was also less than a mile from the law school and very close to the undergrad.

garrettnicole92 wrote:Did you decide to work in Georgia after graduation? How long did it take you to find a job?

I was not from GA, and I sought work in my "back home" state. I spent both summers working outside GA, though I also had two internships and one paid job in GA during law school. I secured post-grad employment (clerkship) shortly before my 3L year.

garrettnicole92 wrote:Mercer has a pretty good reputation locally, right?

That's my understanding, yes. When I enrolled at Mercer, it and GSU were ranked the same. I understand GSU rose dramatically and Mercer dropped into the third tier, but I still think Mercer has a good reputation throughout the state, as shown by its employment numbers compared to GSU. Of course, not many people will be making high $ right out of law school. The legal job market is pretty rough, and law school is no golden ticket. Despite the good reputation of any school, you've got to be proactive, network, do internships, etc.

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Re: Mercer 2013/14 Applicants

Postby garrettnicole92 » Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:27 pm

Thanks for the responses.
My application was submitted today!

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Re: Mercer 2013/14 Applicants

Postby goldgirl786 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:05 pm

Complete 11/20/13. Admitted today 12/2/13 via status checker

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Re: Mercer 2013/14 Applicants

Postby Sicem007 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:29 pm

When are scholarships typically sent out?

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Re: Mercer 2013/14 Applicants

Postby garrettnicole92 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:28 pm

I went complete today!
So its looking like 2-3 weeks to get a decision?

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Re: Mercer 2013/14 Applicants

Postby Vardges » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:28 pm

goldgirl786 wrote:Complete 11/20/13. Admitted today 12/2/13 via status checker


do you mind sharing your numbers?
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Re: Mercer 2013/14 Applicants

Postby Vardges » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:32 pm

Did the status go straight from File is Complete to Accepted?

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Re: Mercer 2013/14 Applicants

Postby goldgirl786 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:33 pm

Vardges wrote:
goldgirl786 wrote:Complete 11/20/13. Admitted today 12/2/13 via status checker


do you mined sharing your numbers?


I PM'd you with my stats!

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Re: Mercer 2013/14 Applicants

Postby goldgirl786 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:34 pm

Vardges wrote:Did the status go straight from File is Complete to Accepted?


I can't recall, i'm sorry :'( ... I didn't check it periodically so I have no idea

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Re: Mercer 2013/14 Applicants

Postby Vardges » Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:53 pm

Admitted on 12/9. Stuck between Marquette and Mercer... ughhh!

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Re: Mercer 2013/14 Applicants

Postby garrettnicole92 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:27 pm

Admitted today via e-mail!
Submitted 11/30

160/3.6

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Re: Mercer 2013/14 Applicants

Postby goldgirl786 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:35 pm

garrettnicole92 wrote:Admitted today via e-mail!
Submitted 11/30

160/3.6


Congrats! Is Mercer your top choice tho? You think you'll attend?

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Re: Mercer 2013/14 Applicants

Postby garrettnicole92 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:33 pm

goldgirl786 wrote:
garrettnicole92 wrote:Admitted today via e-mail!
Submitted 11/30

160/3.6


Congrats! Is Mercer your top choice tho? You think you'll attend?


Mercer is one of my top choices, yes, although things have gotten shifted around a little as scholarship offers have come in. I'm personally taking the apply-to-lower-ranked-schools-to-get-a-bigger-scholarship route (shh, don't tell). I got a scholarship at another school that would leave me paying $6,000 for all three years so I'm really considering that school at the moment. I've heard that with my numbers I have a chance at a similar scholarship at Mercer, so I'm really waiting on that info to make a decision. If that's the case its pretty likely that I'll attend.

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Re: Mercer 2013/14 Applicants

Postby phaynes1 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:52 pm

Complete today

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Re: Mercer 2013/14 Applicants

Postby zazu » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:42 am

Received an email with scholarship info yesterday.

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Re: Mercer 2013/14 Applicants

Postby phaynes1 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:50 pm

Got accepted today. Kinda weird since I only applied on Tuesday, but I'm not complaining haha.

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Re: Mercer 2013/14 Applicants

Postby Vardges » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:21 pm

Congrats! What is your likelihood of attendance?

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Re: Mercer 2013/14 Applicants

Postby phaynes1 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:12 pm

Vardges wrote:Congrats! What is your likelihood of attendance?

Uh, not terribly high. It's kinda lower on my list. I'm not too hot on the region so it would take getting turned away from most of my other choices to attend. I am planning on visiting the campus soon though, so maybe that will raise it a bit higher as I hear it's a really nice campus. We'll see, but yeah, not terribly high.

And thanks a lot! Haha.




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