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roofles
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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby roofles » Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:42 pm

jgrin wrote:Did anyone else go "File-In-Review" for the second time on 4/16?


Not here, but I just went File In Review for the first time 4/19. :D

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby FB567 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:31 pm

I just got my financial aid package. It is pitiful considering the tuition increase and my next to nothing EFC. Did anyone else get theirs?

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby Bustang » Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:35 pm

FB567 wrote:I just got my financial aid package. It is pitiful considering the tuition increase and my next to nothing EFC. Did anyone else get theirs?


Did you get an e-mail?

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby FB567 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:42 pm

Bustang wrote:
FB567 wrote:I just got my financial aid package. It is pitiful considering the tuition increase and my next to nothing EFC. Did anyone else get theirs?


Did you get an e-mail?


Yup.

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Josh the Goat
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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby Josh the Goat » Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:49 pm

I got my financial aid package email today as well. It's $4,000 less in grant money than I've gotten the past two years. I'm guessing the funding is just low, or maybe they're saving it for you incoming 1L's and they don't care so much about the 3L's at this point.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby BleedBlue83 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:01 pm

jgrin wrote:Did anyone else go "File-In-Review" for the second time on 4/16?


Aye.

App Received 2/5
1st File-In-Review 3/31
2nd File-In-Review 4/16

I hope we see a new batch of decisions in the next week or two. I hope we're not waitlisted. :|

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby madmartigan » Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:13 pm

Oh cool, my faid package is on the MyUH thing. I didn’t get an email tho. I was hoping for more $, but it is what it is.

Slightly off topic… what are ya’ll doing for a computer? I know there are threads about this… but I just can’t make up my mind. I have a ’17 laptop, which is too big. Those netbooks look mighty convenient and cheap. The consensus seems to be a ’15 laptop. What say you?

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby billaboy12 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:19 pm

i know there have been posts in the past, but i figured i'd restate the question on housing for any of you who are definitely attending this fall. any favorite neighborhoods or apartment buildings?

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby madmartigan » Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:21 pm

billaboy12 wrote:i know there have been posts in the past, but i figured i'd restate the question on housing for any of you who are definitely attending this fall. any favorite neighborhoods or apartment buildings?


I've decided on the Montrose area... haven't looked at specific apt buildings yet.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby UTL_plz » Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:27 pm

For those who have received scholarship and can view their financial aid package on the peoplesoft:

Is the Grant money equal to the scholarship money offered?

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby madmartigan » Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:30 pm

UTL_plz wrote:For those who have received scholarship and can view their financial aid package on the peoplesoft:

Is the Grant money equal to the scholarship money offered?


My scholarship $ isn’t listed on my awards. I got a little grant $, but it’s less than my scholly $. Is anyone else missing scholly $ on their award packages?

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby UTL_plz » Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:37 pm

so what is the difference btw grant money and scholarship money?

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby madmartigan » Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:40 pm

UTL_plz wrote:so what is the difference btw grant money and scholarship money?


Scholarship $ is merit based. Grant $ is need based (or need/merit based).

Is your scholly $ listed on your financial awards?

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby Josh the Goat » Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:55 pm

madmartigan wrote:Is your scholly $ listed on your financial awards?


My scholarship money isn't listed. I sent a short email to Laura Neal to ensure that there wasn't a mistake. But seeing that other people don't have their scholarhip info posted yet, then I'm guessing no one has their scholarships posted yet.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby UTL_plz » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:01 pm

madmartigan wrote:
UTL_plz wrote:so what is the difference btw grant money and scholarship money?


Scholarship $ is merit based. Grant $ is need based (or need/merit based).

Is your scholly $ listed on your financial awards?


I haven't received any scholarship. I see i was awarded a small grant though on the finaid.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby BleedBlue83 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:03 am

Had my second dream in as many weeks that I was accepted.

I'm not sure what's worse, constant and anxious anticipation, or having an answer with the prospect of being seriously let down.

Off-topic, but some sports food for thought: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/print?id ... type=story

The Beasts of the East unquestionably maintain "greatest division in football" honors.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby RyShermanJ » Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:18 pm

BleedBlue83 wrote:Off-topic, but some sports food for thought: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/print?id ... type=story

The Beasts of the East unquestionably maintain "greatest division in football" honors.


Only a Cowboys fan could read the article and take away that they declared NFC East the best division in football. The article says that there was a debate in 2009 on which was a better division NFC East or AFC South (which the Texans are a part of). Nowhere else in the article does it even address the greatest division in football much less “unquestionably” crown a winner. I understand that the rest of Texas somehow became Cowboy territory but please leave Houston out of it.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby BleedBlue83 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:43 pm

RyShermanJ wrote:
BleedBlue83 wrote:Off-topic, but some sports food for thought: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/print?id ... type=story

The Beasts of the East unquestionably maintain "greatest division in football" honors.


Only a Cowboys fan could read the article and take away that they declared NFC East the best division in football. The article says that there was a debate in 2009 on which was a better division NFC East or AFC South (which the Texans are a part of). Nowhere else in the article does it even address the greatest division in football much less “unquestionably” crown a winner. I understand that the rest of Texas somehow became Cowboy territory but please leave Houston out of it.


I wasn't saying that the article declared the NFC East the best division in football. I was making that assertion independently.

Since you're interested in being properly educated on the subject, out of 44 Super Bowls the East has represented the NFC in 19 (43%) of them. Of 23 NFC Super Bowl wins, 11 (48%) belong to teams from the East. That's almost half on both counts.

Houston Texans fans can stay Houston Texans fans. I enjoy listening to them rant and rave about how much the Cowboys suck during preseason and at start of the season, only to cram their feet in their mouths when another pathetic Texans season unfolds. It's like clockwork, and I take great pleasure in listening to a playoff-less fanbase wallow in self-loathing and frustration after talking preseason junk that they can't back up.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby jgrin » Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:59 pm

BleedBlue83 wrote:
RyShermanJ wrote:
BleedBlue83 wrote:Off-topic, but some sports food for thought: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/print?id ... type=story

The Beasts of the East unquestionably maintain "greatest division in football" honors.


Only a Cowboys fan could read the article and take away that they declared NFC East the best division in football. The article says that there was a debate in 2009 on which was a better division NFC East or AFC South (which the Texans are a part of). Nowhere else in the article does it even address the greatest division in football much less “unquestionably” crown a winner. I understand that the rest of Texas somehow became Cowboy territory but please leave Houston out of it.


I wasn't saying that the article declared the NFC East the best division in football. I was making that assertion independently.

Since you're interested in being properly educated on the subject, out of 44 Super Bowls the East has represented the NFC in 19 (43%) of them. Of 23 NFC Super Bowl wins, 11 (48%) belong to teams from the East. That's almost half on both counts.

Houston Texans fans can stay Houston Texans fans. I enjoy listening to them rant and rave about how much the Cowboys suck during preseason and at start of the season, only to cram their feet in their mouths when another pathetic Texans season unfolds. It's like clockwork, and I take great pleasure in listening to a playoff-less fanbase wallow in self-loathing and frustration after talking preseason junk that they can't back up.


+99999

One of the most articulate ways I have heard the Dallas Cowboy's dominance of the texans manifested into words.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby Texasboundanddown » Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:52 pm

So have people come to a conclusion on whether being reviewed twice is a good or bad thing? I'm only "in review" once and that was at the end of March. Think we will hear anything anytime soon?

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby jgrin » Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:55 pm

Texasboundanddown wrote:So have people come to a conclusion on whether being reviewed twice is a good or bad thing? I'm only "in review" once and that was at the end of March. Think we will hear anything anytime soon?


I'm in review twice. Not sure if it is a good thing or not. Sure would like someone who knows to weigh in.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby rdcws000 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:58 pm

Texasboundanddown wrote:So have people come to a conclusion on whether being reviewed twice is a good or bad thing? I'm only "in review" once and that was at the end of March. Think we will hear anything anytime soon?


Are you a FT or PT app?

I am staying optimistic even though I am one whose review date recently changed.

I am of the opinion though, that since some applications are accepted with only one level of review, the date change could indicate a lack of confidence in the applicant, or at least a lack of willingness to commit to a decision to accept.

On the other hand, I have seen some whose decision date changed eventually receive an acceptance.

Bottom line, all we can do is guess, and look at last year's history.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby jgrin » Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:02 pm

rdcws000 wrote:
Texasboundanddown wrote:So have people come to a conclusion on whether being reviewed twice is a good or bad thing? I'm only "in review" once and that was at the end of March. Think we will hear anything anytime soon?


Are you a FT or PT app?

I am staying optimistic even though I am one whose review date recently changed.

I am of the opinion though, that since some applications are accepted with only one level of review, the date change could indicate a lack of confidence in the applicant, or at least a lack of willingness to commit to a decision to accept.

On the other hand, I have seen some whose decision date changed eventually receive an acceptance.

Bottom line, all we can do is guess, and look at last year's history.


Where can we find last year's history?

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby BleedBlue83 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:44 pm

First, I'm assuming that the status date change for our "files-in-review" means that they are being reviewed by a different party for the nth time that the status has changed.

Let's be honest, if we're still in review we weren't auto-admit candidates at this stage in the game. Given that, we weren't auto-rejections either. Passing the first seat deposit deadline, multiple review date changes, and the scores of those who have been first review admitted are all indicators that we're "on-the-fence" candidates.

So, it's got to be a good thing to have them like your application enough to warrant asking someone else what they think of it as opposed to immediately rejecting it.

FWIW I've heard that they sometimes offer FT applicants on the WL a seat in the PT program if they like your file.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby Texasboundanddown » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:10 pm

rdcws000 wrote:
Texasboundanddown wrote:So have people come to a conclusion on whether being reviewed twice is a good or bad thing? I'm only "in review" once and that was at the end of March. Think we will hear anything anytime soon?


Are you a FT or PT app?

I am staying optimistic even though I am one whose review date recently changed.

I am of the opinion though, that since some applications are accepted with only one level of review, the date change could indicate a lack of confidence in the applicant, or at least a lack of willingness to commit to a decision to accept.

On the other hand, I have seen some whose decision date changed eventually receive an acceptance.

Bottom line, all we can do is guess, and look at last year's history.


FT. I applied later remember? Like February late. Hahah. After looking at some of the last years cycle (like you) I kind of came to the conclusion you did. I had multiple changes last year and I ended up WL'ed late (may 8th actually). By multiple I mean three, haha. They offered me PT cosideration, and I said yes, but never sent a letter confirming cause I kinda still wanted FT. Ended up retaking, did muuuch better, and then reapplied. You told me to stay the course haha and I agreed.

I think if your date changes three times then they like you, but the numbers aren't enough. Twice or once I think means good things and you can kinda either count on a WL or acceptance, so good luck!

I also disagree that we are the on the fence candidates since, tbh, for the people that sent their stuff in late jan-feb there haven't been all that many acceptances (unless you count the obvious 169+, 3.35+ people). We're just the middle of the pack people that they need to take time to review.




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