USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby JD_Kingfish » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:04 pm

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JD_Kingfish wrote:Those that emailed the Travel Agency to set up flight plans: How long did it take to get a response? How close were they able to schedule your flight to your desired times?


I called, and they were extremely accommodating. The travel agent was willing to look at a bunch of different options for me, and handled my inability to make up my mind very well :)

One thing to note--apparently, some of the cheaper budget airlines (Spirit, Southwest, etc.) will not allow you to use two separate cards. So if the travel agent finds something on Spirit/Southwest/etc. that is UNDER your stipend limit, then great. But if he finds something that is even slightly over the stipend limit, you can't pay the difference. Just something to keep in mind in case the non-budget airlines that DO allow splitting are significantly more expensive than the budget airlines. The difference you pay could potentially be even more than it would cost to just pay for the entire budget airline ticket on your own without the stipend. That was not the case with my ticket, but something to keep about if you are as miserly as I am...

Thanks for the response! I tried to call but was on hold for so long I just decided to email. Maybe I'll just call tomorrow to make sure they got my information and such.

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby chichi1992 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:10 pm

JD_Kingfish wrote:
chichi1992 wrote:
JD_Kingfish wrote:Those that emailed the Travel Agency to set up flight plans: How long did it take to get a response? How close were they able to schedule your flight to your desired times?


I called, and they were extremely accommodating. The travel agent was willing to look at a bunch of different options for me, and handled my inability to make up my mind very well :)

One thing to note--apparently, some of the cheaper budget airlines (Spirit, Southwest, etc.) will not allow you to use two separate cards. So if the travel agent finds something on Spirit/Southwest/etc. that is UNDER your stipend limit, then great. But if he finds something that is even slightly over the stipend limit, you can't pay the difference. Just something to keep in mind in case the non-budget airlines that DO allow splitting are significantly more expensive than the budget airlines. The difference you pay could potentially be even more than it would cost to just pay for the entire budget airline ticket on your own without the stipend. That was not the case with my ticket, but something to keep about if you are as miserly as I am...

Thanks for the response! I tried to call but was on hold for so long I just decided to email. Maybe I'll just call tomorrow to make sure they got my information and such.


I did have to try three separate times before I was able to reach them. There was a bit of phone tag.

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby Mr_Chukes » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:27 pm

chichi1992 wrote:
Mr_Chukes wrote:
Assasindowntheavenue wrote:
Mr_Chukes wrote:
Assasindowntheavenue wrote:Just got a reply from USC saying I should expect to hear about my $ reconsideration request within a week. I'm thinking some of y'all should hear back by then if not sooner.

When did you send it in?


I sent mine last Saturday. So I'm thinking you and others should hear before me lol.

Ok because I sent mine Monday last week lol. They didn't give me an estimate.


I was also told that I should hear back without a week!

It's already past a week for me lol. One week 4 days.

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby chichi1992 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:50 pm

Mr_Chukes wrote:
chichi1992 wrote:
Mr_Chukes wrote:
Assasindowntheavenue wrote:
Mr_Chukes wrote:
Assasindowntheavenue wrote:Just got a reply from USC saying I should expect to hear about my $ reconsideration request within a week. I'm thinking some of y'all should hear back by then if not sooner.

When did you send it in?


I sent mine last Saturday. So I'm thinking you and others should hear before me lol.

Ok because I sent mine Monday last week lol. They didn't give me an estimate.


I was also told that I should hear back without a week!

It's already past a week for me lol. One week 4 days.



:( Did you e-mail the financial aid director directly?

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby Assasindowntheavenue » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:53 pm

Pretty sure all/most of us negotiating schollies will hear around next week. That's the only thing that makes sense to me - don't think I would hear back quicker than others who requested earlier than me.

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby Rigo » Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:06 pm

lawlzschool wrote:also im pretty sold on that usc village... seeing as my nearest target is something like 40 miles away having one on campus is like :shock:

I used to drive all the way to Glendale just for Target. Better than weho Target for sure.

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby iwishiwasthemoon » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:04 pm

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby brewpub16 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:28 pm

notmarkymark wrote:Hey guys, USC is my number 1 choice, but unfortunately, I didn't go under review until today after submitting around January 20. I've been looking at lsn and there's been a lot of waitlists and rejections. It's scaring me lol. I'm wondering if an unsolicited why USC may help my case? Or is it too late or too annoying?



Went under review today as well. I would definitely NOT send a "why USC" right now, considering they explicitly stated in their emails that additional materials aren't added unless its something pressing.

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby iwishiwasthemoon » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:46 pm

brewpub16 wrote:
notmarkymark wrote:.?



Went under review today as well. I would definitely NOT send a "why USC" right now, considering they explicitly stated in their emails that additional materials aren't added unless its something pressing.

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby lawlzschool » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:17 pm

Rigo wrote:
lawlzschool wrote:also im pretty sold on that usc village... seeing as my nearest target is something like 40 miles away having one on campus is like :shock:

I used to drive all the way to Glendale just for Target. Better than weho Target for sure.


ya wait good point... i wonder what the quality of the village target will be. i hope its not one of those lame city ones like at ucla ;-P

[salty cause on ucla's wl]

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby Rigo » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:27 pm

I honestly didn't know about USC Village until today. I'm digging it though as I have this fantasy of not having a car in LA (insanity, right?)

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby Sadnessandmisfortune » Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:34 pm

Rigo wrote:I honestly didn't know about USC Village until today. I'm digging it though as I have this fantasy of not having a car in LA (insanity, right?)


For all of your sake I hope it's done by the time the fall starts. It's been under construction for as long as I've been an UG there (3 years). Personally I will be very salty if it is because it'll be done just as I graduate

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby Rigo » Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:37 pm

Sadnessandmisfortune wrote:
Rigo wrote:I honestly didn't know about USC Village until today. I'm digging it though as I have this fantasy of not having a car in LA (insanity, right?)


For all of your sake I hope it's done by the time the fall starts. It's been under construction for as long as I've been an UG there (3 years). Personally I will be very salty if it is because it'll be done just as I graduate

They say it'll be ready for August.

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby Sadnessandmisfortune » Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:43 pm

Rigo wrote:
Sadnessandmisfortune wrote:
Rigo wrote:I honestly didn't know about USC Village until today. I'm digging it though as I have this fantasy of not having a car in LA (insanity, right?)


For all of your sake I hope it's done by the time the fall starts. It's been under construction for as long as I've been an UG there (3 years). Personally I will be very salty if it is because it'll be done just as I graduate

They say it'll be ready for August.


Yeah but I had some friends who signed leases for apartments that should have been ready for August; they spent about two months living in a hotel because construction hadn't finished by August. So I'm just wary in general of construction near USC haha

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby Rigo » Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:44 pm

Sadnessandmisfortune wrote:
Rigo wrote:
Sadnessandmisfortune wrote:
Rigo wrote:I honestly didn't know about USC Village until today. I'm digging it though as I have this fantasy of not having a car in LA (insanity, right?)


For all of your sake I hope it's done by the time the fall starts. It's been under construction for as long as I've been an UG there (3 years). Personally I will be very salty if it is because it'll be done just as I graduate

They say it'll be ready for August.


Yeah but I had some friends who signed leases for apartments that should have been ready for August; they spent about two months living in a hotel because construction hadn't finished by August. So I'm just wary in general of construction near USC haha

Oh damn. You know more than me. I'm not going to sweat it since it's undergrad housing.

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby Mr_Chukes » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:50 pm

Got my negotiation decision today.

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby goldenbear2020 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:51 pm

Mr_Chukes wrote:Got my negotiation decision today.

and?

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby ray.bee » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:52 pm

Mr_Chukes wrote:Got my negotiation decision today.


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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby Mr_Chukes » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:56 pm

goldenbear2020 wrote:
Mr_Chukes wrote:Got my negotiation decision today.

and?

Really nice letter. The Dean is cool but they said they don't have enough to increase my offer. They have already offered a lot of money to many applicants including me.

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby Rigo » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:02 pm

Just got my response too.

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby lawpotato » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:08 pm

Just got my reply! They upped me 3k per year!

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby Assasindowntheavenue » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:29 pm

Got mine too. Straight up no lol. Sob.

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby Rigo » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:40 pm

Achy breaky heart

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby chichi1992 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:44 pm

I also got a no. And I just submitted my appeal letter last night. Quick turnaround, at least!

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby Rigo » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:45 pm

I wish submitted tomorrow instead.



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