USC c/o 2018 Applicants Thread (2014-2015)

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Re: USC c/o 2018 Applicants Thread (2014-2015)

Postby Danimals18 » Tue May 05, 2015 6:48 pm

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Re: USC c/o 2018 Applicants Thread (2014-2015)

Postby spencercross » Tue May 05, 2015 7:19 pm

Got an email notifying me my financial aid summary had been updated after not paying a deposit on Friday and, as expected, it was updated to remove my scholarship award. Not going to lie; that stings a little. But hopefully that frees up some money for one of you still waiting on an acceptance. A little sad I'm not going to be spending any more time on the SC campus!

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Re: USC c/o 2018 Applicants Thread (2014-2015)

Postby LawsRUs » Tue May 05, 2015 7:30 pm

@Rion, Dan, I was hoping for some good news for you. So sorry. :|
@spencer, man I really hate to see you leave. So sad. It sucks how a school can essentially "buy" an applicant with more scholarship. Would have loved to have you here.
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Some schools will email people on their WL about if how many they anticipate in drawing from the WL. Has anyone on USC's WL gotten such an email? Thanks, and good luck to all.

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Re: USC c/o 2018 Applicants Thread (2014-2015)

Postby GreenMilkTea » Tue May 05, 2015 8:13 pm

LawsRUs wrote:@Rion, Dan, I was hoping for some good news for you. So sorry. :|
@spencer, man I really hate to see you leave. So sad. It sucks how a school can essentially "buy" an applicant with more scholarship. Would have loved to have you here.
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Some schools will email people on their WL about if how many they anticipate in drawing from the WL. Has anyone on USC's WL gotten such an email? Thanks, and good luck to all.


I'm waitlisted and got a link in my email to this:
http://files.ctctcdn.com/319ddc70201/2c ... c71a4f.pdf

I think #5 is the closest we I got to an answer.

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Re: USC c/o 2018 Applicants Thread (2014-2015)

Postby spencercross » Tue May 05, 2015 8:31 pm

LawsRUs wrote:@spencer, man I really hate to see you leave. So sad. It sucks how a school can essentially "buy" an applicant with more scholarship. Would have loved to have you here.

Thanks! It's been kind of bummer to realize just how much it's about numbers in the end. Being tied to a 20-year-old GPA, regardless of my LSAT or professional experience, is frustrating to say the least. That said, USC was pretty generous to me compared to others with my GPA, but UCI gave me the same $ and that $30k tuition difference is just too hard to ignore.

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Re: USC c/o 2018 Applicants Thread (2014-2015)

Postby Floatybear » Sat May 09, 2015 2:08 pm

Any wait-list movement?

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Re: USC c/o 2018 Applicants Thread (2014-2015)

Postby HalfStudent » Mon May 11, 2015 1:55 pm

well since the USC 2nd deposit is due at the of the month I doubt we will see much waitlist activity until june.

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Re: USC c/o 2018 Applicants Thread (2014-2015)

Postby spencercross » Mon May 11, 2015 2:02 pm

HalfStudent wrote:well since the USC 2nd deposit is due at the of the month I doubt we will see much waitlist activity until june.

I think you may see some movement after the Commitment Overlap Report comes out on the 15th.

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Re: USC c/o 2018 Applicants Thread (2014-2015)

Postby HalfStudent » Mon May 11, 2015 2:08 pm

Allegedly they sent out some message to admitted students about this being their best class ever but I call BS on that. How the hell can they know who will matriculate or not this early especially since the t-14 haven't started admitting people of their waitlist..

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Re: USC c/o 2018 Applicants Thread (2014-2015)

Postby spencercross » Mon May 11, 2015 2:12 pm

HalfStudent wrote:Allegedly they sent out some message to admitted students about this being their best class ever but I call BS on that. How the hell can they know who will matriculate or not this early especially since the t-14 haven't started admitting people of their waitlist..

Yeah, that was in one of the pre-deposit-deadline emails, but I'm pretty sure that was just generic marketing speak. I don't think they were literally telling us that, statistically, 2018 is their best class ever.

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Re: USC c/o 2018 Applicants Thread (2014-2015)

Postby HalfStudent » Mon May 11, 2015 5:26 pm

I think they genuinely believe they will beat last year's numbers with a class of about 165-175 which would give them the best class ever statistically. The reason I find it unlikely is because of the massive decline of app with high LSAT scores.

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Re: USC c/o 2018 Applicants Thread (2014-2015)

Postby rion91 » Mon May 11, 2015 5:30 pm

HalfStudent wrote:I think they genuinely believe they will beat last year's numbers with a class of about 165-175 which would give them the best class ever statistically. The reason I find it unlikely is because of the massive decline of app with high LSAT scores.

Might explain why my WL last year was an outright reject this year

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Re: USC c/o 2018 Applicants Thread (2014-2015)

Postby LawsRUs » Tue May 12, 2015 8:13 pm

Half, you have until 1st of July to submit your second seat deposit at USC.

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Re: USC c/o 2018 Applicants Thread (2014-2015)

Postby LawsRUs » Tue May 12, 2015 8:43 pm

Looking at LSN, I got the sense that they were aiming for the same medians as last year. LSN suggests a 166.
GPA may go up, albeit minimally (+0.0X), if they decide to reduce their class size. (My guess)

The wording was really vague:
the class is shaping up to be the best yet, highly qualified and extremely diverse.


Fbear, fwiw several admitted students have been getting into other schools after USC's first deposit deadline. I'm guessing there would be a handful of people who will withdraw tomorrow and the day after tomorrow to comply with the seat deposit overlap policy. One alum I met was admitted 3 days before school started, but he was all-or-nothing on USC. I'm not sure if you are planning on holding out that long. They know you are anxiously waiting, hang in there:

[Filling out the Enrollment Form] will allow us to extend offers to some of the many anxious individuals on the waiting list.

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Re: USC c/o 2018 Applicants Thread (2014-2015)

Postby HalfStudent » Tue May 19, 2015 7:33 pm

According to LSN, someone was admitted to USC from the waitlist so it is starting.

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Re: USC c/o 2018 Applicants Thread (2014-2015)

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Re: USC c/o 2018 Applicants Thread (2014-2015)

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Re: USC c/o 2018 Applicants Thread (2014-2015)

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Re: USC c/o 2018 Applicants Thread (2014-2015)

Postby Boredlaw » Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:49 pm

I'm in the FB page and USC is losing quite a few people to other schools predominantly UCLA and Georgetown. Waitlist activity should get going soon if it hasn't already.

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Re: USC c/o 2018 Applicants Thread (2014-2015)

Postby ggnobbq » Tue Jun 30, 2015 5:16 pm

everyone get an email just now?

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Re: USC c/o 2018 Applicants Thread (2014-2015)

Postby HalfStudent » Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:11 pm

Probably to remind people to pay the deposit :?:

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Re: USC c/o 2018 Applicants Thread (2014-2015)

Postby ggnobbq » Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:20 pm

My email was to waitlisted applicants stating they may be in a position to offer spots after the July 1 deposit deadline, and they asked if I'm still in a position to attend. Not sure if feeler or generic email to all WL applicants.

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Re: USC c/o 2018 Applicants Thread (2014-2015)

Postby HalfStudent » Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:26 pm

ggnobbq wrote:My email was to waitlisted applicants stating they may be in a position to offer spots after the July 1 deposit deadline, and they asked if I'm still in a position to attend. Not sure if feeler or generic email to all WL applicants.



I guess that's to be expected given that last day to deposit is tomorrow.

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Re: USC c/o 2018 Applicants Thread (2014-2015)

Postby hyun548 » Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:02 pm

ggnobbq wrote:My email was to waitlisted applicants stating they may be in a position to offer spots after the July 1 deposit deadline, and they asked if I'm still in a position to attend. Not sure if feeler or generic email to all WL applicants.


does that mean i have to write another long letter of continued interest or just few sentences letting them know i'm still interested

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Re: USC c/o 2018 Applicants Thread (2014-2015)

Postby MikeJD » Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:17 pm

I think they will accept those who tell them they will go if accepted. It's yield protection. So if you want to be admitted to be off the waitlist just tell them you will attend.



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