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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby maybeman » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:42 pm

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heyduchess wrote:My favorite part about the law school admissions process is learning how fragile my self-esteem really is!

wbu??

+180 :|

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby seanbodonovan » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:46 pm

Platopus wrote:
wmbuff wrote:Does anyone know if there's ever been a definitive breakdown of what various numbers of $ mean when discussing scholarship offers?

I've got my own interpretation based on context, and wondered how well it matches up with others:
$: a small scholarship, less than $10K/year
$$: a modest scholarship, $10K/year or more, but less than $100K total
$$$: a big scholarship, at least $100K/year, but not quite a full ride
$$$$: a full tuition or more

How are other folks using these terms?


$ - 0-25%
$$ 26-50%
$$$ 51-75%
$$$$ +75%


The percentages are better, because the cost of tuition varies so much. For example, $75,000 wouldn't even cover half of tuition at Emory, but it would be more than full in-state tuition at UGA.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby wmbuff » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:59 pm

seanbodonovan wrote:
Platopus wrote:
wmbuff wrote:Does anyone know if there's ever been a definitive breakdown of what various numbers of $ mean when discussing scholarship offers?

I've got my own interpretation based on context, and wondered how well it matches up with others:
$: a small scholarship, less than $10K/year
$$: a modest scholarship, $10K/year or more, but less than $100K total
$$$: a big scholarship, at least $100K/year, but not quite a full ride
$$$$: a full tuition or more

How are other folks using these terms?


$ - 0-25%
$$ 26-50%
$$$ 51-75%
$$$$ +75%


The percentages are better, because the cost of tuition varies so much. For example, $75,000 wouldn't even cover half of tuition at Emory, but it would be more than full in-state tuition at UGA.


Yeah, it makes some sense to use percentages. I'm not sure that quarters of tuition are the exact method I'd pick, though, given the presence of some schools that give stipends. Since we don't see a history of using $$$$$, I'm kind of grasping for what feels right to be grouped with stipends into $$$$. $$$$ feels right for tuition that's been reduced to a positively European level, but $45K/year reduction at a ~$60K/year school doesn't feel comparable to a full ride.

Maybe 80%+ is $$$$?
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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby principalagent » Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:09 pm

Maybe cut in thirds? So each $ sign is up to a third, with $$$$ meaning full?

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Postby wmbuff » Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:10 pm

principalagent wrote:Maybe cut in thirds? So each $ sign is up to a third, with $$$$ meaning full?


That's a really clean way to break it up, and makes a lot of sense.
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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby KENYADIGG1T » Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:26 pm

maybeman wrote:
PostNihilist wrote:
heyduchess wrote:My favorite part about the law school admissions process is learning how fragile my self-esteem really is!

wbu??

+180 :|

+ :cry:


I've had people who left me on "read" without texting back, and even that didn't prepare me for law school decisions (looking at you HYS)

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby demos9 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:54 pm

wmbuff wrote:
seanbodonovan wrote:
Platopus wrote:
wmbuff wrote:Does anyone know if there's ever been a definitive breakdown of what various numbers of $ mean when discussing scholarship offers?

I've got my own interpretation based on context, and wondered how well it matches up with others:
$: a small scholarship, less than $10K/year
$$: a modest scholarship, $10K/year or more, but less than $100K total
$$$: a big scholarship, at least $100K/year, but not quite a full ride
$$$$: a full tuition or more

How are other folks using these terms?


$ - 0-25%
$$ 26-50%
$$$ 51-75%
$$$$ +75%


The percentages are better, because the cost of tuition varies so much. For example, $75,000 wouldn't even cover half of tuition at Emory, but it would be more than full in-state tuition at UGA.


Yeah, it makes some sense to use percentages. I'm not sure that quarters of tuition are the exact method I'd pick, though, given the presence of some schools that give stipends. Since we don't see a history of using $$$$$, I'm kind of grasping for what feels right to be grouped with stipends into $$$$. $$$$ feels right for tuition that's been reduced to a positively European level, but $45K/year reduction at a ~$60K/year school doesn't feel comparable to a full ride.

Maybe 80%+ is $$$$?



I have always interpreted and used something like this:

Where percent are of tuition only, not COA.

$ =~ 1 year tuition (0-40%)
$$ =~ 2 year tuition (41-80%)
$$$ = ~full tuition (81-100%)
$$$$ = Full + Stipend (101%+)

Imprefect, so say tuition was ~$60k and you were awarded 100k, that isn't really 2 years worth but I would still lump it into $$

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Platopus » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:21 pm

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby rowdy » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:56 pm

rowdy wrote:
Piggy11 wrote:
rowdy wrote:I just got my first rejection! Glad to get that out of the way.

YOUR HATE ONLY MAKES ME STRONGER


That sucks :( . Hope it wasn't anywhere you had your heart set on.


My feelings are not hurt. I'm expecting a rejection or waitlist from 2/3 of the schools to which I applied. But if you don't play, you can't win.


Re-upping this to say I just got my first T14 admit.

Remember you need to take the L's to get the W's folks

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby wolfonlawstreet » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:59 pm

rowdy wrote:
rowdy wrote:
Piggy11 wrote:
rowdy wrote:I just got my first rejection! Glad to get that out of the way.

YOUR HATE ONLY MAKES ME STRONGER


That sucks :( . Hope it wasn't anywhere you had your heart set on.


My feelings are not hurt. I'm expecting a rejection or waitlist from 2/3 of the schools to which I applied. But if you don't play, you can't win.


Re-upping this to say I just got my first T14 admit.

Remember you need to take the L's to get the W's folks



Congrats!!!!!
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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby principalagent » Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:25 pm

rowdy wrote:Re-upping this to say I just got my first T14 admit.

Remember you need to take the L's to get the W's folks


Rowdy!!! You did that! Congrats!

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Mikey » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:44 pm

do people typically write Why X essays for CCN?

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Postby maybeman » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:58 pm

Mikey wrote:do people typically write Why X essays for CCN?

I don't think so because they don't yield protect, but maybe the intense competition from this cycle changes thing. I know some people write them to convey enthusiasm too. That's definitely not necessary though

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Postby andysimbi » Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:04 am

Would getting no money from a school suggest you won't get any from higher ranked ones either (assuming acceptances)?

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Postby principalagent » Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:06 am

andysimbi wrote:Would getting no money from a school suggest you won't get any from higher ranked ones either (assuming acceptances)?


Not necessarily. It's also early in the scholarship game, so that same school may throw some at you later on.

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Postby jellyjar » Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:10 pm

Anyone know if most admissions offices are closed this week for the holiday? Just wanna know if I can stop obsessing over status checkers until after the new year...

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Postby MonicaYoung_LOL » Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:27 pm

jellyjar wrote:Anyone know if most admissions offices are closed this week for the holiday? Just wanna know if I can stop obsessing over status checkers until after the new year...


Most are open this week (until Friday the 22nd).

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby dm1683 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:32 pm

maybeman wrote:
Mikey wrote:do people typically write Why X essays for CCN?

I don't think so because they don't yield protect, but maybe the intense competition from this cycle changes thing. I know some people write them to convey enthusiasm too. That's definitely not necessary though

I wrote one for Chi bc my pie in the sky dream outcome is a Ruby. I say write one if you're gunning for big time money or on the outer margins.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby maybeman » Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:56 pm

dm1683 wrote:
maybeman wrote:
Mikey wrote:do people typically write Why X essays for CCN?

I don't think so because they don't yield protect, but maybe the intense competition from this cycle changes thing. I know some people write them to convey enthusiasm too. That's definitely not necessary though

I wrote one for Chi bc my pie in the sky dream outcome is a Ruby. I say write one if you're gunning for big time money or on the outer margins.

That's interesting :lol: I didn't write one for the same reason. I thought if I showed too much interest, they wouldn't try to snatch me with a Ruby. I'm definitely the idiot here aren't I :oops:

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby jellyjar » Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:13 pm

MonicaYoung_LOL wrote:
jellyjar wrote:Anyone know if most admissions offices are closed this week for the holiday? Just wanna know if I can stop obsessing over status checkers until after the new year...


Most are open this week (until Friday the 22nd).

Ahh good to know, thank you! Guess I'll stress for another week and then take a break lol.

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Postby MonicaYoung_LOL » Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:16 pm

Emotions are running high this weekend across the forums lol. Lots of TLS fighting -- must be because HYS may all be out in a few days :shock:

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Postby MonicaYoung_LOL » Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:17 pm

jellyjar wrote:
MonicaYoung_LOL wrote:
jellyjar wrote:Anyone know if most admissions offices are closed this week for the holiday? Just wanna know if I can stop obsessing over status checkers until after the new year...


Most are open this week (until Friday the 22nd).

Ahh good to know, thank you! Guess I'll stress for another week and then take a break lol.


No problem! Yes, give yourself a break, and don't worry about it too much, even this week!!! Whatever happens, happens, and you'll have wonderful options no matter what :)

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby OtisRedding24 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:38 am

So what are you all expecting for this week? I'm hoping for a wave from NYU and Northwestern. Should we not expect another wave from Penn until January?

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Postby rachelac » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:45 am

OtisRedding24 wrote:So what are you all expecting for this week? I'm hoping for a wave from NYU and Northwestern. Should we not expect another wave from Penn until January?


I'm expecting Northwestern toward the end of the week and tentatively hopeful Stanford will make calls (maybe KH sped up the review process?) so I can stop stressing about it.

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Postby principalagent » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:19 am

OtisRedding24 wrote:So what are you all expecting for this week? I'm hoping for a wave from NYU and Northwestern. Should we not expect another wave from Penn until January?


Need need need NYU and a JS1 wave. Also hoping to hear back from Texas.



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