In at UMiami

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whuts4lunch
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Re: In at UMiami

Postby whuts4lunch » Thu Dec 24, 2009 6:26 pm

Never got a scholarship email. Kind of nervous. 167 LSAT and 3.2 - 3.4 gpa

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby whuts4lunch » Thu Dec 24, 2009 6:30 pm

Pleadthe5th wrote:Miami does not stack sections with scholarship students. I heard this myth months ago and actually asked one of the admissions officers about it when I visited. She had heard the rumor before and told me that they would never even think of doing something like that. Hope this clears things up.


I hear you have some ability to affect what section you are placed in. If that is the case, then stacking would be pretty difficult to pull off.

An admissions officer saying something doesn't happen doesn't necessarily mean that it doesn't happen. I'd imagine admissions officers from a school that stacks sections would say that the school doesn't stack. A lot of what law schools say needs to be met with skepticism.

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby sarlis » Thu Dec 24, 2009 8:02 pm

whuts4lunch wrote:
Pleadthe5th wrote:Miami does not stack sections with scholarship students. I heard this myth months ago and actually asked one of the admissions officers about it when I visited. She had heard the rumor before and told me that they would never even think of doing something like that. Hope this clears things up.


I hear you have some ability to affect what section you are placed in. If that is the case, then stacking would be pretty difficult to pull off.

An admissions officer saying something doesn't happen doesn't necessarily mean that it doesn't happen. I'd imagine admissions officers from a school that stacks sections would say that the school doesn't stack. A lot of what law schools say needs to be met with skepticism.


How would someone do this?

Also, +1 about the admissions officers, they have to sell the school, as well.

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby Miamiboi305 » Fri Dec 25, 2009 1:41 am

Finally got my scholarship letter...20k a years just have to maintain a 2.5 which shouldn't be hard at all! I am most def attending the "U" next fall

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby eberl032 » Sat Dec 26, 2009 6:35 pm

Miamiboi305 wrote:Finally got my scholarship letter...20k a years just have to maintain a 2.5 which shouldn't be hard at all! I am most def attending the "U" next fall


Really? I wish mine was a 2.5. I have to maintain a 3.2! If you dont mind sharing, what are your numbers?

On an off note. This week I talked to someone who mentioned Miami being a very dangerous city. Saying there are places you cannot go or will end up in some trouble (muggings and assaults). Any miami residents or anyone else say anything about this?

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby nit00 » Sat Dec 26, 2009 6:42 pm

Came home to a nice big envelope in the mail today! Accepted! Sent 12/08

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby keg411 » Sat Dec 26, 2009 6:53 pm

eberl032 wrote:
Miamiboi305 wrote:Finally got my scholarship letter...20k a years just have to maintain a 2.5 which shouldn't be hard at all! I am most def attending the "U" next fall


Really? I wish mine was a 2.5. I have to maintain a 3.2! If you dont mind sharing, what are your numbers?

On an off note. This week I talked to someone who mentioned Miami being a very dangerous city. Saying there are places you cannot go or will end up in some trouble (muggings and assaults). Any miami residents or anyone else say anything about this?


UM is in Coral Gables, not Miami. You can't be completely reckless or anything, but the area around campus is pretty safe (though you should always be extra-careful when walking alone at night).

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby eberl032 » Sat Dec 26, 2009 7:08 pm

keg411 wrote:
eberl032 wrote:
Miamiboi305 wrote:Finally got my scholarship letter...20k a years just have to maintain a 2.5 which shouldn't be hard at all! I am most def attending the "U" next fall


Really? I wish mine was a 2.5. I have to maintain a 3.2! If you dont mind sharing, what are your numbers?

On an off note. This week I talked to someone who mentioned Miami being a very dangerous city. Saying there are places you cannot go or will end up in some trouble (muggings and assaults). Any miami residents or anyone else say anything about this?


UM is in Coral Gables, not Miami. You can't be completely reckless or anything, but the area around campus is pretty safe (though you should always be extra-careful when walking alone at night).


If I attend UM I plan to live in/or around miami and probably spend alot of time there. I will be moving with my g/f so she wants it to be nice/safe too. As with any city, one has to act smart.

Im from Minneapolis and theres some less than nice areas in which one should be smart, but there are not any areas rough enough to completely avoid. Is this the same for Miami?

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby horriblegb » Sun Dec 27, 2009 1:51 pm

nit00 wrote:Came home to a nice big envelope in the mail today! Accepted! Sent 12/08



+1 very excited!

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby baboon309 » Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:36 pm

Miamiboi305 wrote:Finally got my scholarship letter...20k a years just have to maintain a 2.5 which shouldn't be hard at all! I am most def attending the "U" next fall


Probably "URM" lol
For those who got 20k instead of 23k on LSN last yr, all of them were URM.

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby Miamiboi305 » Sun Dec 27, 2009 7:20 pm

baboon309 wrote:
Miamiboi305 wrote:Finally got my scholarship letter...20k a years just have to maintain a 2.5 which shouldn't be hard at all! I am most def attending the "U" next fall


Probably "URM" lol
For those who got 20k instead of 23k on LSN last yr, all of them were URM.



Too bad I'm not "Probably a URM"..nice try though!

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby deadpanic » Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:27 pm

Miamiboi305 wrote:
baboon309 wrote:
Miamiboi305 wrote:Finally got my scholarship letter...20k a years just have to maintain a 2.5 which shouldn't be hard at all! I am most def attending the "U" next fall


Probably "URM" lol
For those who got 20k instead of 23k on LSN last yr, all of them were URM.



Too bad I'm not "Probably a URM"..nice try though!


So, by that you mean "Definitely a URM"

(from an earlier post on November 23)
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=91639&p=2228322#p2228322

Miamiboi305
URM AA Male
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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 World B. Free » Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:42 pm

:lol: ha ha :lol:
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Re: In at UMiami

Postby Aqualibrium » Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:46 pm

deadpanic wrote:
Miamiboi305 wrote:
baboon309 wrote:
Miamiboi305 wrote:Finally got my scholarship letter...20k a years just have to maintain a 2.5 which shouldn't be hard at all! I am most def attending the "U" next fall


Probably "URM" lol
For those who got 20k instead of 23k on LSN last yr, all of them were URM.



Too bad I'm not "Probably a URM"..nice try though!


So, by that you mean "Definitely a URM"

(from an earlier post on November 23)
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=91639&p=2228322#p2228322

Miamiboi305
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!



:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

see also viewtopic.php?f=14&t=98077&p=2257041#p2257041 and viewtopic.php?f=14&t=92609

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby BarbellDreams » Sun Dec 27, 2009 11:48 pm

When you can't get your lies straight on a message board you may want to reconsider your career and point it away from law :)

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby UFPilot » Sun Dec 27, 2009 11:53 pm

Miamiboi305
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!
[/quote]


Congrats on having your URM status...otherwise you're pretty much a sure rejection. Ridiculous.

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby jtgain » Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:45 am

whuts4lunch wrote:Never got a scholarship email. Kind of nervous. 167 LSAT and 3.2 - 3.4 gpa


I've got similar numbers and didn't get an email. I can only make a WAG and say that Miami is holding out on the lower GPAs and maybe we will get a letter next month. Like you, I thought that the LSAT score would get us some cash.

In June, I talked to Theresa Lambert and she said that they "started" looking at scholarships for LSAT 160+ and GPA 3.4+. Maybe since our GPAs didn't fall in the range, we missed the first cut. UM is my first choice and I'm as worried as you are, if not more.

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby MixedGirl2009 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:07 am

I emailed the office asking if not having received a scholarship email 3 to 4 weeks after acceptance suggests that we will not get one or whether there is still hope. No reply yet..

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby Gatriel » Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:47 pm

I send my app off in the beg. on November . . . . and haven't heard anything yet. Any ideas?

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby BriaTharen » Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:19 pm

Gatriel wrote:I send my app off in the beg. on November . . . . and haven't heard anything yet. Any ideas?


Call and ask for your status. When I did they were really nice, and were more than happy to let me know where I stand.

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby illini10 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:23 pm

I visited Miami today and found out I was in. They told me I won't have scholarship info for a couple of weeks.
My first acceptance so far.

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby nit00 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:29 pm

illini10 wrote:I visited Miami today and found out I was in. They told me I won't have scholarship info for a couple of weeks.
My first acceptance so far.


Congrats! Miami was my first one too. Going crazy waiting on the others :shock:

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby safoamerica1 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:37 pm

illinni10 and nit00 may I ask what you numbers were? Thank you very much

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby Sky'stheLimit » Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:25 pm

Called and found out I was in yesterday. Fingers crossed for scholarship money.

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby jtgain » Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:18 pm

MixedGirl2009 wrote:I emailed the office asking if not having received a scholarship email 3 to 4 weeks after acceptance suggests that we will not get one or whether there is still hope. No reply yet..


I would love to know what the response to that email will be.




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