UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Rigo » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:23 pm

Oh I misread brini's post. I guess if your offer was zero (as in you missed whatever financial aid wave you should have been in) then go for it.

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby 88234 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:24 pm

Gitaroo_Dude wrote:
Rigo wrote:
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brinicolec wrote:Emailed UCLA checking on scholly info, was informed that I currently don't have an offer but I could tell them my other offers and have it sent to the scholarship folks ........







They're whylin.

Will probably withdraw sometime soon...... Not sure if responding like "I'd like to withdraw" is a good idea though so I'll wait lol.


Yikes. I haven't received my offer yet either, but was hoping it didn't mean what it appears to mean. :o

Guess I'll be reaching out to Dean Schwartz today to confirm if I need to send in my other offers.

I wouldn't show my hand unless you have some really good offers from peer schools.


Are you saying i should just sit tight and see if they make the initial offer?


Inside info, please don't quote.

They're coming out today with more offers.

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Rigo » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:26 pm

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Gitaroo_Dude » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:28 pm

Rigo wrote:Oh I misread brini's post. I guess if your offer was zero (as in you missed whatever financial aid wave you should have been in) then go for it.


Oh, got it. Yeah, I never received an e-mail at all. Figured I was just going to be in a later wave, but if brinc's case applies to most of us waiting on scholy info I guess I'll have to grovel.

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby 88234 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:33 pm

Gitaroo_Dude wrote:
Rigo wrote:Oh I misread brini's post. I guess if your offer was zero (as in you missed whatever financial aid wave you should have been in) then go for it.


Oh, got it. Yeah, I never received an e-mail at all. Figured I was just going to be in a later wave, but if brinc's case applies to most of us waiting on scholy info I guess I'll have to grovel.

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby amaria » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:03 pm

Hi All - I am a long time lurker of the thread and was hoping I could pick everyone's brain about scholarship negotiation.

Got an initial low ball offer, and today a second low ball offer. I wonder if there is anything wrong with going back and asking again, if I receive a revised offer from USC. I think they'll go up a little (hopefully) and can go back to UCLA with another round.

Any thoughts?

Thanks!

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby sorence » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:51 pm

amaria wrote:Hi All - I am a long time lurker of the thread and was hoping I could pick everyone's brain about scholarship negotiation.

Got an initial low ball offer, and today a second low ball offer. I wonder if there is anything wrong with going back and asking again, if I receive a revised offer from USC. I think they'll go up a little (hopefully) and can go back to UCLA with another round.

Any thoughts?

Thanks!


They've already gotten back to you with the renegotiation? That's good news for the rest of us waiting!

I don't think it'll harm you at all to send back a renegotiation if you've got something new on the table. I've heard stories of people bouncing two schools' competing offers against one another multiple times! The same could be said for you getting a new offer from a different school if it comes to that- your situation has changed and they might feel the need to offer more money to stay competitive.

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Rigo » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:59 pm

amaria wrote:Hi All - I am a long time lurker of the thread and was hoping I could pick everyone's brain about scholarship negotiation.

Got an initial low ball offer, and today a second low ball offer. I wonder if there is anything wrong with going back and asking again, if I receive a revised offer from USC. I think they'll go up a little (hopefully) and can go back to UCLA with another round.

Any thoughts?

Thanks!

Did they give you a second offer unsolicited or did you try to negotiate?

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Rigo » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:00 pm

And no there is no reason not to continue to go back to them all the way until orientation if you want.
Seriously, who cares if you come off as annoying. They want to buy your numbers plain and simple. They are trying to woo you now, so you're in control.

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ChewableBeast » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:16 pm

amaria wrote:Hi All - I am a long time lurker of the thread and was hoping I could pick everyone's brain about scholarship negotiation.

Got an initial low ball offer, and today a second low ball offer. I wonder if there is anything wrong with going back and asking again, if I receive a revised offer from USC. I think they'll go up a little (hopefully) and can go back to UCLA with another round.

Any thoughts?

Thanks!


I guess it depends on how low the "low ball offers" are and how much the cost of attendance is vs USC's package (comparing $ for $ what the actual numbers are of the scholarships is fruitless as UCLA is cheaper to attend and you'd need to actually look at what your out of pocket cost would be). It sounds like USC didn't send in a large enough package initially to make UCLA change their minds significantly. I guess it would also depend on what leverage you'd have on USC to revise their offer (it doesn't seem like UCLA's offer will change USC's).... If you could never live with yourself for not giving it another shot I'd say go for it, but I have a feeling you'd be doing a lot of work/worrying without getting much in return. UCLA gave me a solid/fair first offer and I could try to bargain/squeeze every last penny from them, but I'm 99% sure I won't (the only scenarios to change it would be if I got a full ride to USC or UC Berkeley and in both cases I'd ask UCLA to match and cover the full cost of tuition). If you are hesitant to ask because you feel like you are being too greedy then I'd say be happy you were accepted and received some $ to help with tuition/costs of law school (a lot of people here would kill to just be admitted without any $) and move forward with the cards that have been dealt to you. If you are groveling over a couple thousand dollars just know that in the big picture it won't make any difference (and yes this is coming from someone that will be taking out loans to cover the rest of tuition/food/housing etc.)

Full disclosure I am stoked to attend UCLA in the fall. It is my #1 school which is very different than the arbitrary US News etc (as it might not be the highest rated per those rankings or the most money offered to me from them). The location, alumni, professors, and overall campus vibe in my opinion can't be beat. Southern California is where I see myself living the rest of my life and I can't wait to start classes and hanging out with everyone!

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Rigo » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:23 pm

^totally not an adcom

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ChewableBeast » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:26 pm

Rigo wrote:^totally not an adcom


100% down to reveal myself during orientation if any of ya'll pick UCLA too!

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Rigo » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:27 pm

ChewableBeast wrote:
Rigo wrote:^totally not an adcom

100% down to reveal myself during orientation if any of ya'll pick UCLA too!

Now presenting...DEAN SCHWARTZ!

just teasing. see you there maybe.

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ChewableBeast » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:30 pm

Rigo wrote:
ChewableBeast wrote:
Rigo wrote:^totally not an adcom

100% down to reveal myself during orientation if any of ya'll pick UCLA too!

Now presenting...DEAN SCHWARTZ!

just teasing. see you there maybe.



Lols! xD
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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Rigo » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:32 pm

Tell him Rigo wants more money.

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Rigo » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:37 pm

ChewableBeast wrote:
Rigo wrote:Tell him Rigo wants more money.

How would he know who "Rigo" is... :p

Self tar, duh

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby amaria » Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:14 pm

Rigo wrote:
amaria wrote:Hi All - I am a long time lurker of the thread and was hoping I could pick everyone's brain about scholarship negotiation.

Got an initial low ball offer, and today a second low ball offer. I wonder if there is anything wrong with going back and asking again, if I receive a revised offer from USC. I think they'll go up a little (hopefully) and can go back to UCLA with another round.

Any thoughts?

Thanks!

Did they give you a second offer unsolicited or did you try to negotiate?


I negotiated! So this was their response to my request!

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby amaria » Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:14 pm

Rigo wrote:And no there is no reason not to continue to go back to them all the way until orientation if you want.
Seriously, who cares if you come off as annoying. They want to buy your numbers plain and simple. They are trying to woo you now, so you're in control.


Thanks so much! I appreciate the feedback from everyone! :D

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Rigo » Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:16 pm

amaria wrote:
Rigo wrote:And no there is no reason not to continue to go back to them all the way until orientation if you want.
Seriously, who cares if you come off as annoying. They want to buy your numbers plain and simple. They are trying to woo you now, so you're in control.

Thanks so much! I appreciate the feedback from everyone! :D

Worst they can say is no and it's not like you're ever going to interact with Dean S after orientation anyways.

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Bunbury » Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:23 pm

Just got a phone call acceptance! Woohoo!!

Complete 3/2
Accepted 3/13

My status checker hasn't changed and I don't have an email yet. I received no communication from them outside of the "your app is complete" email.

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Scurvy Cur » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:27 pm

Got the acceptance call earlier this morning as well. Roughly 4 weeks from date of completion.

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby daydreamerxoxo » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:17 pm

Does anyone know anything about Epstein? When I got my admissions call I was told I'd hear in a few weeks and I'd really love to make a more specific guess. Was accepted two weeks ago.

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby TripleM » Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:07 pm

daydreamerxoxo wrote:Does anyone know anything about Epstein? When I got my admissions call I was told I'd hear in a few weeks and I'd really love to make a more specific guess. Was accepted two weeks ago.

I was in as of this morning and was told on that call that I was accepted to Epstein.

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby bartlettadmin » Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:22 pm

Post achievement fellowship interview and just anxiously waiting to hear back...
March has got to be the most painful month of this whole thing.



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