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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby colemf » Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:03 pm

madmartigan wrote:
colemf wrote:Could you answer some of our questions now?


Haha, I PM'ed him and asked him to answer some questions in the UH thread I just rejuvenated in the 'Discuss your School' section.

On another note, here's what an admission counselor old me today re scholly $, "we recently mailed this information out so you should be receiving that soon if you were awarded any scholarship offer. "


This is good news.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby madmartigan » Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:06 pm

colemf wrote:
madmartigan wrote:
colemf wrote:Could you answer some of our questions now?


Haha, I PM'ed him and asked him to answer some questions in the UH thread I just rejuvenated in the 'Discuss your School' section.

On another note, here's what an admission counselor old me today re scholly $, "we recently mailed this information out so you should be receiving that soon if you were awarded any scholarship offer. "


This is good news.


yeah but someone who went to ASD said that the FAID people said scholly $ would be decided later this week. I just hope we find out with some advance notice to the April 01 seat deadlines.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby colemf » Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:12 pm

My acceptance says the seat deposit is due by 4/15/2010.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby madmartigan » Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:18 pm

colemf wrote:My acceptance says the seat deposit is due by 4/15/2010.


true, but a lot of the other schools I'm considering have 04/01 seat deposits. It would be nice to have the $ angle worked out before 04/01.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby FunkyJD » Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:50 pm

madmartigan wrote:
colemf wrote:My acceptance says the seat deposit is due by 4/15/2010.


true, but a lot of the other schools I'm considering have 04/01 seat deposits. It would be nice to have the $ angle worked out before 04/01.

If I don't hear back by 31 March, I'm withdrawing. No questions asked, terminating my application "with extreme prejudice," so to speak.

Can't justify UH once I drop seat deposits elsewhere. It's a fine school, but it's not like it's HYSCCNBMVP where you'd feel good giving up $500 or more in deposits for other schools to get in there. Not anti-UH trolling -- I wouldn't have applied if I weren't interested -- but come on, Coogs.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby fathergoose » Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:57 pm

FunkyJD wrote:
madmartigan wrote:
colemf wrote:My acceptance says the seat deposit is due by 4/15/2010.


true, but a lot of the other schools I'm considering have 04/01 seat deposits. It would be nice to have the $ angle worked out before 04/01.

If I don't hear back by 31 March, I'm withdrawing. No questions asked, terminating my application "with extreme prejudice," so to speak.

Can't justify UH once I drop seat deposits elsewhere. It's a fine school, but it's not like it's HYSCCNBMVP where you'd feel good giving up $500 or more in deposits for other schools to get in there. Not anti-UH trolling -- I wouldn't have applied if I weren't interested -- but come on, Coogs.


+1 very frustrated with UH

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby raperez129 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:08 pm

Soooo....if seat deposits are due 4/15, and my app is still complete (i.e. pending review hopefully) should I assume that they are waiting to receive seat deposits before I'll hear an answer?

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby Josh the Goat » Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:41 pm

colemf wrote:Could you answer some of our questions now?

Sorry, I don't troll the forums like I did before I was a law student. I've bookmarked the "View your posts" link and I just check that every once in awhile to see if there's new posts in the thread I've already commented in.

I posted a reply in the other thread now though, so now I'll check that one too.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby egb23 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:56 pm

I was accepted last week but I am waiting on a packet in the mail. How long did that take for those who have been accepted?

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby madmartigan » Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:20 pm

egb23 wrote:I was accepted last week but I am waiting on a packet in the mail. How long did that take for those who have been accepted?


about a week.


Also, it looks like another scholly cropped up on LSN... Still strange there are only 2 (1 from weeks ago and 1 from today).

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby Texasboundanddown » Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:24 am

raperez129 wrote:Soooo....if seat deposits are due 4/15, and my app is still complete (i.e. pending review hopefully) should I assume that they are waiting to receive seat deposits before I'll hear an answer?


This would not make sense if you had your application in by the deadline. It would basically be like a back office waitlist (that you would never know about). They will probably put you in review soon I would think in order to at least have a grip on where you would be on the ladder of acceptances. When did you send your app in? And are the numbers competitive?

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby TCScrutinizer » Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:44 am

madmartigan wrote:
egb23 wrote:I was accepted last week but I am waiting on a packet in the mail. How long did that take for those who have been accepted?


about a week.


Also, it looks like another scholly cropped up on LSN... Still strange there are only 2 (1 from weeks ago and 1 from today).


Could those be fake? I was under the impression that no one at UH was getting offered schollys, or even any kind of financial aid info, until after the first deposit.

As you can imagine, I'm really turned off by Houston because of this. Other, more highly-ranked schools have sent scholarship notification with acceptance letters, and several of the schools I've applied to have already processed my FAFSA and guaranteed loans.

The common perception of UH is that it's a good deal for the money, and has the intrinsic advantage of feeding into the Houston legal market... but I'm not really sure what to believe right now.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby TCScrutinizer » Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:46 am

Bustang wrote:
colemf wrote:Did they say anything about when scholarships are going out?


I left before the fin. aid part.


No wonder you were impressed, it pretty much crashed and burned at the financial aid part.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby raperez129 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:18 am

Texasboundanddown wrote:
raperez129 wrote:Soooo....if seat deposits are due 4/15, and my app is still complete (i.e. pending review hopefully) should I assume that they are waiting to receive seat deposits before I'll hear an answer?


This would not make sense if you had your application in by the deadline. It would basically be like a back office waitlist (that you would never know about). They will probably put you in review soon I would think in order to at least have a grip on where you would be on the ladder of acceptances. When did you send your app in? And are the numbers competitive?



My app went in 3/1, after the Feb LSAT scores were released. I think my numbers are fairly competative for the PT program. Law School Predictor says that for the PT program, my numbers are equal to or better than 30% of the admitted students. That puts me near the bottom, but not out of range. Plus I'm hoping my softs can bump me a bit. I am also a URM.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby egb23 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:13 pm

TCS wrote:
madmartigan wrote:
egb23 wrote:I was accepted last week but I am waiting on a packet in the mail. How long did that take for those who have been accepted?


about a week.


Also, it looks like another scholly cropped up on LSN... Still strange there are only 2 (1 from weeks ago and 1 from today).


Could those be fake? I was under the impression that no one at UH was getting offered schollys, or even any kind of financial aid info, until after the first deposit.

As you can imagine, I'm really turned off by Houston because of this. Other, more highly-ranked schools have sent scholarship notification with acceptance letters, and several of the schools I've applied to have already processed my FAFSA and guaranteed loans.

The common perception of UH is that it's a good deal for the money, and has the intrinsic advantage of feeding into the Houston legal market... but I'm not really sure what to believe right now.


Maybe they want to get rid of people like me. I want to be bought with convincing scholarship offers. I guess I will just end up withdrawing or not paying the deposit.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby rdcws000 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:08 pm

Is it safe to assume there will be no activity in the admissions department this week?

I'd rather save myself the constant status checks if so!

I'm a PT applicant 159/3.5, file complete since 2/3.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby RyShermanJ » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:50 pm

rdcws000 wrote:Is it safe to assume there will be no activity in the admissions department this week?


I would bet there will still be decisions this week. I don’t see most of the facility having spring break off. But it according to LSN it looks like the majority of decisions are made at UofH on Thursdays and Fridays if that helps at all.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby madmartigan » Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:14 pm

I have seen conflicting information so I spent this morning on the phone with UH...

The Fin Aid dept says they haven't started looking at FASFA forms yet. They are supposed to start in mid-April and they plan on releasing need-based aid in May. So we won't know anything before seat deposit.

The Law Center Admissions Office said in regard to scholly $, that they plan on awarding $ in 2 weeks. Then again, they've been saying that for a month now.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby madmartigan » Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:20 pm

TCS wrote:
madmartigan wrote:
egb23 wrote:I was accepted last week but I am waiting on a packet in the mail. How long did that take for those who have been accepted?


about a week.


Also, it looks like another scholly cropped up on LSN... Still strange there are only 2 (1 from weeks ago and 1 from today).


Could those be fake? I was under the impression that no one at UH was getting offered schollys, or even any kind of financial aid info, until after the first deposit.

As you can imagine, I'm really turned off by Houston because of this. Other, more highly-ranked schools have sent scholarship notification with acceptance letters, and several of the schools I've applied to have already processed my FAFSA and guaranteed loans.

The common perception of UH is that it's a good deal for the money, and has the intrinsic advantage of feeding into the Houston legal market... but I'm not really sure what to believe right now.


This was my general understanding, but that was prior to the tuition hike.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby HBK » Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:39 pm

madmartigan wrote:I have seen conflicting information so I spent this morning on the phone with UH...

The Fin Aid dept says they haven't started looking at FASFA forms yet. They are supposed to start in mid-April and they plan on releasing need-based aid in May. So we won't know anything before seat deposit.

The Law Center Admissions Office said in regard to scholly $, that they plan on awarding $ in 2 weeks. Then again, they've been saying that for a month now.


I was told the same thing. Like I said before, it's as if they don't want competitive students to go there. The other schools I'm considering have seat deposits due April 1st. SMU's scholarship awards were released a while ago and they were pretty generous from what I gathered, their seat deposit date is April 1.

If UH isn't going to release scholarship info until late March, they are definitely going to be losing or aggravating a number of students who would otherwise go there if they knew what deal they were being offered.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby egb23 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:43 pm

I just spoke to someone from admissions who said they send out an acceptance letter and a scholarship letter right after the admissions decision is made. I got in a week ago but haven't received any letter from them. And I had heard they didn't make scholarship offers until after the deposit deadline. She made it sound like they were mailed. There is obviously a lot of different info out there.

Did the lady have no idea what she was talking about? How long has it taken people to receive an admissions letter after acceptance via status checker?

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby madmartigan » Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:02 pm

egb23 wrote:I just spoke to someone from admissions who said they send out an acceptance letter and a scholarship letter right after the admissions decision is made. I got in a week ago but haven't received any letter from them. And I had heard they didn't make scholarship offers until after the deposit deadline. She made it sound like they were mailed. There is obviously a lot of different info out there.

Did the lady have no idea what she was talking about? How long has it taken people to receive an admissions letter after acceptance via status checker?


It took me about a week to get the letter after the status update on the web.

i also just got a response from someone that said 2 waves of scholly $ has gone out, and that it is issued on a rolling basis. I give up.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby raperez129 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:08 pm

I am so completely lost now. I have no idea what is going on with scholly $$.... :roll:

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby FunkyJD » Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:12 pm

TCS wrote:Could those be fake? I was under the impression that no one at UH was getting offered schollys, or even any kind of financial aid info, until after the first deposit.

As you can imagine, I'm really turned off by Houston because of this. Other, more highly-ranked schools have sent scholarship notification with acceptance letters, and several of the schools I've applied to have already processed my FAFSA and guaranteed loans.

The common perception of UH is that it's a good deal for the money, and has the intrinsic advantage of feeding into the Houston legal market... but I'm not really sure what to believe right now.

Assuming that you had to pay sticker tuition for each, heaven forbid, and assuming that you're in-state Texas, wouldn't you pay $5k more for SMU's 5% higher NLJ250 placement versus Houston? I would. And it's hardly as if an SMU JD keeps you out of the Houston market. The hell that it does.

Yes, Houston is good ... it ain't good enough to string us out like this, though.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby egb23 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:19 pm

raperez129 wrote:I am so completely lost now. I have no idea what is going on with scholly $$.... :roll:


+1 or maybe +everyone on the board. Oh well.




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