In at UMiami

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DallasCowboy
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Re: In at UMiami

Postby DallasCowboy » Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:52 am

algid1113 wrote:congrats to everyone~!
i've been lurking on this post for the past few days and u guys are seriously scaring me with ur gpas... miami is definitely one of my top choices but my gpa is 2.79 :cry: (LSAT 165). i haven't applied yet, i'm registered to retake in Dec. and hoping a higher LSAT will give a better shot. does miami prefer higher gpas than lsat? bec if thats the case, i'm screwed...

also, does miami give out $ to people with gpa below 3.0?

according to lawschoolpredictor.com, you currently have a 55% chance.

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby deadpanic » Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:12 am

algid1113 wrote:congrats to everyone~!
i've been lurking on this post for the past few days and u guys are seriously scaring me with ur gpas... miami is definitely one of my top choices but my gpa is 2.79 :cry: (LSAT 165). i haven't applied yet, i'm registered to retake in Dec. and hoping a higher LSAT will give a better shot. does miami prefer higher gpas than lsat? bec if thats the case, i'm screwed...

also, does miami give out $ to people with gpa below 3.0?


I think you get in, but doubtful on any $ (hopefully someone can prove me wrong?).

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rcharles
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Re: In at UMiami

Postby rcharles » Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:31 am

Got the big envelope yesterday, in at Miami!
159/3.9/went complete 10/20
Really hoping for some $. I dont think I can afford sticker price. Good luck to everyone!

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby lawschool5523 » Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:28 am

So I just called Miami because I hadn't gotten any type of confirmation from them, and they said a decision had been made (I applied 3 weeks ago). They said the decision was in the mail, but I am home for Thanksgiving and won't be back at school for a week! Do you think there is anyway I could call back and get them to tell me the decision over the phone??

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby lawschool5523 » Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:59 am

I called and I AM IN!!! 155/ 3.62

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby SpencerPratt » Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:22 pm

Congrats! I am assuming I'll hear very soon (applied 9/28), so I have my fingers crossed.

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby ram jam » Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:32 pm

I applied/went complete on 11/12... and have heard nothing, granted it has only been eleven days.

Good luck to all that have applied.

There is no status checker for UM right?

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby sarlis » Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:39 pm

ram jam wrote:There is no status checker for UM right?


no there isn't a status checker for U of Miami.

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby sufjan » Mon Nov 23, 2009 4:27 pm

IN at Miami!

164
3.39

complete email rec'd 11/2

whooooo

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby Miamiboi305 » Mon Nov 23, 2009 4:55 pm

In at Miami got a letter in a big envelope today. Im so happy..im going scholarship or not..I miss Miami had to move when I was 16 so Im glad i get to go back!!!!

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby sarlis » Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:23 pm

Miamiboi305 wrote:In at Miami got a letter in a big envelope today. Im so happy..im going scholarship or not..I miss Miami had to move when I was 16 so Im glad i get to go back!!!!


numbers?

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby Miamiboi305 » Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:27 pm

URM AA Male
151
3.49(degree g.p.a) 3.31(lsac gpa)
4 great letters
Work experience(started working freshman year in high school and worked all throughout college)
I was so neverous patiently waiting being that this is my 1st choice..now i can sleep Good Luck Everyone!

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby beesknees » Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:51 pm

In at Miami! Its nice to get some love from my alma mater, but unless all my other schools are seriously unaffordable, I won't be going. Love the U though; will miss awesome football games, beautiful campus, etc. Just wish they had a better law school.

By the way, does anyone know when they send out scholarship notifications?

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby rcharles » Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:54 pm

Generally beginning in late December and through the month of January or until funds are depleted.

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby houli13 » Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:41 pm

In at the U via snail mail. It's good to know I'll be going to law school somewhere! Good luck everyone! 160, 3.1

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby wh3931110 » Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:32 pm

First time poster here, wahooooo.
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Re: In at UMiami

Postby SpencerPratt » Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:27 pm

Applied 9/28 and haven't heard anything, so placed a call, and they told me they're still waiting for my Sept LSAT. Since I did one point worse ( :( ), I decided to have them review my app ASAP. At least it explains the long wait.

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby Hal4040 » Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:43 pm

Question for those that have been accepted, by what date do you have to accept your offer by?

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby rcharles » Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:48 pm

Hal4040 wrote:Question for those that have been accepted, by what date do you have to accept your offer by?

The first of two seat deposits is due on April 15th.

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby js87 » Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:11 pm

I was accepted last year and received a non-binding one year deferral. I Just withdrew earlier this week, so there is one more open seat. I assume this also opens up my scholarship to go to someone else. Good luck to all :)

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby rcharles » Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:18 pm

js87 wrote:I was accepted last year and received a non-binding one year deferral. I Just withdrew earlier this week, so there is one more open seat. I assume this also opens up my scholarship to go to someone else. Good luck to all :)

Thanks. What were your numbers when you were offered the scholly?

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby js87 » Wed Nov 25, 2009 4:05 pm

rcharles wrote:
js87 wrote:I was accepted last year and received a non-binding one year deferral. I Just withdrew earlier this week, so there is one more open seat. I assume this also opens up my scholarship to go to someone else. Good luck to all :)

Thanks. What were your numbers when you were offered the scholly?


161/3.8 at the time. I applied very early, though.

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby sarlis » Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:47 am

js87 wrote:
rcharles wrote:
js87 wrote:I was accepted last year and received a non-binding one year deferral. I Just withdrew earlier this week, so there is one more open seat. I assume this also opens up my scholarship to go to someone else. Good luck to all :)

Thanks. What were your numbers when you were offered the scholly?


161/3.8 at the time. I applied very early, though.


do you mind sharing the scholly amount?

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby js87 » Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:18 am

sarlis wrote:
js87 wrote:
rcharles wrote:
js87 wrote:I was accepted last year and received a non-binding one year deferral. I Just withdrew earlier this week, so there is one more open seat. I assume this also opens up my scholarship to go to someone else. Good luck to all :)

Thanks. What were your numbers when you were offered the scholly?


161/3.8 at the time. I applied very early, though.


do you mind sharing the scholly amount?


It was $23k/year conditional on maintaining a certain GPA or class rank (I do not remember that specific caveat, though). I found UM to be exceptionally generous and friendly to deal with. The admissions process was great; the staff makes all the difference. If you want to live and practice in South Florida, UM is an excellent choice. I'm just not keen on South Florida and the Miami area in general. I've lived in the area for about 12 years and I'm very ready to leave :p

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby sarlis » Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:58 pm

js87 wrote:
sarlis wrote:
js87 wrote:
rcharles wrote:Thanks. What were your numbers when you were offered the scholly?


161/3.8 at the time. I applied very early, though.


do you mind sharing the scholly amount?


It was $23k/year conditional on maintaining a certain GPA or class rank (I do not remember that specific caveat, though). I found UM to be exceptionally generous and friendly to deal with. The admissions process was great; the staff makes all the difference. If you want to live and practice in South Florida, UM is an excellent choice. I'm just not keen on South Florida and the Miami area in general. I've lived in the area for about 12 years and I'm very ready to leave :p


how easy was it to get a deferral? I heard it can get pretty hard to let schools give you one.




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