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darknightbegins
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Re: In at UMiami

Postby darknightbegins » Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:30 am

LSAT N00b wrote:
darknightbegins wrote:
LSAT N00b wrote:
BruinsFan wrote:U of Miami is the first school I was admitted to back in December. I kind of wrote it off because most of me wants to stay on the west coast, but I can't get the idea of going there out of my head.

I'm seriously considering a visit.

I'm in the same boat man.


A friend of mine visited and said Coral Gables is about as close to Paradise as he thinks he will ever see. If Miami wasn't asking 30,000 sticker I'd probably have already decided to go. As it stands I am still considering it but waiting to hear from other schools that cost less. If the school threw me a few scraps I'd likely sign up for admission the next day.

Yeah. They gave me 20k per year. This site has so many bad things to say about the school though it makes me hesitant. :|

I'm really deciding between Tulane, Miami, and San Diego.


Christ Tulane? Unless I had some major money no way do I go there...talk about a pricey school. Unless its a T10 school no way do I pay that much. At least the U can somewhat justify its cost since its in Miami.

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby secretasianman » Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:10 am

secretasianman wrote:where can u check the status of your miami application? what's this Caneid im hearing about?


I applied mid january and got an email from them stating that they received my electronic application. Then i got another email saying that I was invited to some online chat thing. But, I never got an email about where I can check my application status such as CaneID. Any idea what happened? How do i access this?

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby msv5010 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:15 am

http://www.myum.miami.edu - you have to create an account the first time you use it. I think you pretty much put in your SSN and they do the rest but I forget how it works. They sent me one email about it but that was last week and I got in in December.

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby secretasianman » Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:18 am

msv5010 wrote:http://www.myum.miami.edu - you have to create an account the first time you use it. I think you pretty much put in your SSN and they do the rest but I forget how it works. They sent me one email about it but that was last week and I got in in December.


Thx!

ahh found out that i've been placed on hold. what doe sthis mean? i've heard that this is better than getting waitlisted

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby LSAT N00b » Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:32 am

I got $30 k per year from Tulane, and I'm from Louisiana.

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby darknightbegins » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:26 am

LSAT N00b wrote:I got $30 k per year from Tulane, and I'm from Louisiana.


In that case we are talking, but to pay sticker for Tulane...yiiiiikes.

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby PunjabiLower » Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:26 am

yeee i just got accepted at 2:00 A.M. It's my first acceptance letter and I'm only 19 years old and have no work experience. I thought adcoms would laugh in my face. The only thing I'm scared is that I might not get any scholly money now. Anyone think I still have a shot for $$$? 3.8-3.84 and 162-164. I will hear back about $$$ in 3-4 weeks after acceptance letter? too late? Input appreciated!

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby darknightbegins » Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:29 am

Damn kid when did you start your Undergrad? With those numbers you may have a shot...but I'd say its likely a long one. Most of that money has already been distributed. What other schools have you applied to?

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby minkins » Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:12 am

msv5010 wrote:http://www.myum.miami.edu - you have to create an account the first time you use it. I think you pretty much put in your SSN and they do the rest but I forget how it works. They sent me one email about it but that was last week and I got in in December.


Thanks for this! I was excited to sign up, hoping they had a status checker but something's better than nothing I guess. I'm starting to get a little anxious because people with my numbers (3.6, 164) have already gotten in with scholarships and I haven't heard anything. Looks like it was definitely beneficial to apply early to UM!

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby PunjabiLower » Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:47 pm

darknightbegins wrote:Damn kid when did you start your Undergrad? With those numbers you may have a shot...but I'd say its likely a long one. Most of that money has already been distributed. What other schools have you applied to?


i started undergrad at 17. I was hoping for at least 23k/year. This is what people usually got with my numbers on LSN. How will I hear back? Snail mail or email about scholarship info? 3 weeks after admission?

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby nit00 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:43 pm

Withdrew...good luck to those of you still waiting!

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby charlesjd » Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:45 pm

In via Email this morning.

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby darknightbegins » Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:59 pm

PunjabiLower wrote:
darknightbegins wrote:Damn kid when did you start your Undergrad? With those numbers you may have a shot...but I'd say its likely a long one. Most of that money has already been distributed. What other schools have you applied to?


i started undergrad at 17. I was hoping for at least 23k/year. This is what people usually got with my numbers on LSN. How will I hear back? Snail mail or email about scholarship info? 3 weeks after admission?


I think most people waited about 3-4 weeks then got a snail mail notice.

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby mango26 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:58 pm

anyone who got accepted january 20-something get any notifications about scholarships yet?

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby fcowrx » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:32 am

mango26 wrote:anyone who got accepted january 20-something get any notifications about scholarships yet?


Nothing yet, impatiently waiting... If I don't get anything by next Friday I'm assuming I won't be getting one :/ Good luck!

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby roguey » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:36 am

Did anyone else apply for the Miami Scholars Program?

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby mango26 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:04 am

fcowrx wrote:
mango26 wrote:anyone who got accepted january 20-something get any notifications about scholarships yet?


Nothing yet, impatiently waiting... If I don't get anything by next Friday I'm assuming I won't be getting one :/ Good luck!


good luck to you too

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby tigerlilly17 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:36 am

mango26 wrote:anyone who got accepted january 20-something get any notifications about scholarships yet?


Nothing yet, either. The Law FinAid office told me that we should hear something within 2-3 weeks of our acceptance notification. I told her about a "rumor" I had heard that all the scholarship money had been allocated at this time. She just repeated that any accepted student should wait 2-3 weeks. Neither a confirmation nor a denial. Not very encouraging.

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby mango26 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:19 pm

already got my acceptance packet, but got another acceptance letter/invitation to the march 26th event in the mail. it was a small envelope. i was hoping it was about $!

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby melaniec » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:19 pm

just received the admissions packet today! it includes an invitation to Law Day March 26th

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby howie » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:36 pm

yo i heard that for the most part downtown miami is spanish speaking how true is that? will I have a tough time adjusting im from upstate new york.

anyways i think i boiled my chioces down to catholic, seton hall, and miami, with schollys they all cost pretty much the same

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby KafkaLover » Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:32 pm

howie wrote:yo i heard that for the most part downtown miami is spanish speaking how true is that? will I have a tough time adjusting im from upstate new york.

anyways i think i boiled my chioces down to catholic, seton hall, and miami, with schollys they all cost pretty much the same


It isn't just downtown that is Spanish speaking - it's pretty much the entire city, though some areas have many more Spanish speakers than others. In Hialeah and Little Havana, for example, you would be addressed in Spanish rather than English. You won't have any real trouble if you're an English only speaker, but to my understanding a knowledge of Spanish or related languages, like Portuguese, is an important tool in the Miami legal market. Miami is a city rich in Hispanic flavor, and I think to really enjoy your time in law school down here you need to have a certain level of comfort dealing with people who are English as a second language speakers and who are Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican, or all the other nationalities in this city.
I love Miami - can't beat the weather (except for the hurricanes) and the beaches and nightlife are killer.

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby gator08 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:37 pm

Anyone going to Admitted Students Day 3/26? I have not seen too much discussion on this throughout the thread and supposedly its going to be Spring Break in Miami that week.

I'm flying in on that Wed. and I really want to get a feel for the city and any potential classmates. Can't think of any btr icebreaker than boozing in Miami during SB.

PM me if ur going and want to party, should be a great weekend!

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby sarlis » Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:10 pm

gator08 wrote:Anyone going to Admitted Students Day 3/26? I have not seen too much discussion on this throughout the thread and supposedly its going to be Spring Break in Miami that week.

I'm flying in on that Wed. and I really want to get a feel for the city and any potential classmates. Can't think of any btr icebreaker than boozing in Miami during SB.

PM me if ur going and want to party, should be a great weekend!


I am going and am getting to Miami on that thursday... lets party

Someone should start an official UMiami ASW thread: to get together people to party that thursday and friday night

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby charlesjd » Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:14 pm

sarlis wrote:
gator08 wrote:Anyone going to Admitted Students Day 3/26? I have not seen too much discussion on this throughout the thread and supposedly its going to be Spring Break in Miami that week.

I'm flying in on that Wed. and I really want to get a feel for the city and any potential classmates. Can't think of any btr icebreaker than boozing in Miami during SB.

PM me if ur going and want to party, should be a great weekend!


I am going and am getting to Miami on that thursday... lets party

Someone should start an official UMiami ASW thread: to get together people to party that thursday and friday night


I would be down, but I am not going until my spring break... WMC is going on also, so it will be a good time.




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