USC 2010!

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unknownscholar
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby unknownscholar » Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:21 pm

Vegas_Rebel wrote:
Sauer Grapes wrote:
1800calturk wrote:
Vegas_Rebel wrote:I've withdrawn from USC. I hope my acceptance goes to someone here :)

Best of luck all.


You withdrew from USC for UNLV?

Different strokes for different folks...

Although, I would have waited for financial aid info from USC, especially considering his UNLV scholly has a top 1/3 requirement. :?


I did.

I was thinking about doing just that, Sauer Grapes, but I realized that even if USC gave me a full ride (highly unlikely), I'd probably end up going to Boyd anyway. It's mostly a matter of being interested in a very specialized portion of generally untaught law (Gaming law) and the networking opportunities available if I stay in the town I want to practice in.

USC is a great school, and for any of the usual career paths (a less specialized area of law, west coast biglaw, whatever) it certainly would have made more sense. I've just realized I fall into a very specialized niche, within a very particular market, and USC doesn't cover that very specialized field particularly well. That's no failing on USC's part, no one else does either (except Boyd).


kudos to you! Best of luck to you at Boyd! :-)

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msch0i
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby msch0i » Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:52 pm

Wonder when they'll send out the next batch of WLs...

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Cognoscenti » Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:57 pm

hhg wrote:
msch0i wrote:
unknownscholar wrote:im resolved to the belief that they will forget about my app entirely. been in review for over a month. complete since november. yes.


Lots of people have been complete since October and been in review for well over a month. You're safe for now, I'd say.


i'm not even in review yet & have been complete since 23 nov... 168/3.4x.


Uh same #s - been complete since Halloween. No news.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby danidancer » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:13 pm

Cognoscenti wrote:
hhg wrote:
msch0i wrote:
unknownscholar wrote:im resolved to the belief that they will forget about my app entirely. been in review for over a month. complete since november. yes.


Lots of people have been complete since October and been in review for well over a month. You're safe for now, I'd say.


i'm not even in review yet & have been complete since 23 nov... 168/3.4x.


Uh same #s - been complete since Halloween. No news.


I'm starting to think USC just wants me to withdraw now to save them the trouble of reviewing my app... Complete since 11/24, no movement at all. SIGH.

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1800calturk
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby 1800calturk » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:38 pm

Maybe you guys are an unofficial hold. They could waiting to see how many admits withdraw now that they are more likely to have heard back from their other schools. Frustrating, but better than a reject.

Don't lose hope!

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby crackberry » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:41 pm

Has the Rothman been awarded yet? Or if not, have they set up interviews? I'm curious to see what sort of numbers the scholarship demands.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Applicant2010 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:54 pm

In the past two cycles (maybe longer - did not check), USC started giving merit awards by early February. It's now March and no one has heard news. Boooooo.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby RednBlack » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:28 am

I am really looking forward to merit $$$ (if any) and I was wondering if anyone has a solid answer as to when they were going to release it? And will it be via email, snail, or their fin aid portal? From what I've gathered in this thread, $$$ should go out via snail mail this week or next but I'd appreciate any additional info regarding both merit $$$ or Rothman updates.

Thanks!

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby 1800calturk » Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:33 am

I heard snail mail as well. I'm a Roth invite but there's no way I got it, my numbers are a joke. From what everyone says I should be offered some $$ though, which I'm really hoping for because that could sway me from my other top choice.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Sauer Grapes » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:30 pm

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby holybartender » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:02 pm

Complete since 11/23, should I assume I'm heading straight for WL/ding territory at this point?

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Neelio » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:04 pm

holybartender wrote:Complete since 11/23, should I assume I'm heading straight for WL/ding territory at this point?


with that LSAT score I'd be very surprised. I think an acceptance is on the way. but who knows.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby chango » Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:11 pm

Neelio wrote:
holybartender wrote:Complete since 11/23, should I assume I'm heading straight for WL/ding territory at this point?


with that LSAT score I'd be very surprised. I think an acceptance is on the way. but who knows.


Yeah, but WL by UCLA????

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby holybartender » Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:03 pm

chango wrote:
Neelio wrote:
holybartender wrote:Complete since 11/23, should I assume I'm heading straight for WL/ding territory at this point?


with that LSAT score I'd be very surprised. I think an acceptance is on the way. but who knows.


Yeah, but WL by UCLA????


They must know I come from a long line of Trojans.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby finalaspects » Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:07 pm

holybartender wrote:
chango wrote:
Neelio wrote:
holybartender wrote:Complete since 11/23, should I assume I'm heading straight for WL/ding territory at this point?


with that LSAT score I'd be very surprised. I think an acceptance is on the way. but who knows.


Yeah, but WL by UCLA????


They must know I come from a long line of Trojans.


lol you know... i think that might actually be a factor.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby chango » Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:14 pm

lol you know... i think that might actually be a factor.


As I recall from their Prospectus, there are more former USC undergrads at UCLA Law than UCLA undergrads. I could be wrong, but I remember being surprised, so if it's not more, than it's pretty damned close.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby conformalgeom » Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:23 pm

Also sitting around weighting for merit money decisions. Does anyone know if USC would attempt to match WUSTL, Emory, or BU in terms of $$$?

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby 1800calturk » Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:28 am

Did any of you hit up the financial aid office about merit aid? Or is everyone in for automatic consideration?

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby prolyphek » Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:33 am

That is crazy, I got the same offer from Boyd and even though im from Vegas and have a lot of connections, im not willing to turn down my top 3 WashU, USC, and Boston U for UNLV for may reasons but especially becasue my scholarships to better schools are not tied to to top 1/3 of the class.

Different strokes for different folks but that is not a risk I was willing to take. Good Luck vegas_rebel

I like a couple of others am waiting to see if they are willing to match WUSTL or BU

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Mroberts3 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:10 am

Maybe we should start a new thread... "In at USC and waiting for them to make it rain"

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby prolyphek » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:20 am

Mroberts3 wrote:Maybe we should start a new thread... "In at USC and waiting for them to make it rain"


Agreed!

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby burtonrideclub » Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:29 am

Complete since 11/24, haven't heard anything. Would it be worth sending a LOCI, just so they know I'm still waiting/interested?

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Sauer Grapes » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:03 am

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby youngmoney87 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:06 am

Same here, complete since 11/24 and have heard nothing. Does USC frown upon phone call inquiries to their admissions office to follow up on an application? Or is it helpful??

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Mroberts3 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:34 pm

Sauer Grapes wrote:
1800calturk wrote:Did any of you hit up the financial aid office about merit aid? Or is everyone in for automatic consideration?

+1. Any idea when we are getting notice of aid (assuming we get any)?

Someone should call and ask.

...1...2...3... Not it!


From what I understand, everyone is up for consideration. Once you get in they send an Financial aid email that asks you to fill out a scholarship questionnaire (merit aid) as well as FAFSA and a supplemental form (need based aid). I sent an email to the office to double check that they received all the necessary forms, and to ask when I should hear back. This was around Feb 5-10.They said merit aid would come in the next few weeks (i.e. any time now) but need based aid/full aid package wouldn't come until late March. Starting to worry about merit aid, but since nobody else has heard I haven't given up hope yet.




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