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lifeaway1985
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby lifeaway1985 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:29 pm

Anyone get any updates about the DF 3/5?

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby beef wellington » Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:11 am

In the email confirming my application was complete in November, USC wrote:The review process takes approximately 8-12 weeks.

:lol:

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby nyskidude » Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:14 am

beef wellington wrote:
In the email confirming my application was complete in November, USC wrote:The review process takes approximately 8-12 weeks.

:lol:



I wonder if the review process starts upon completion or upon going into review... It better be upon going into review, because I am still complete 10/14...

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby beef wellington » Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:22 am

nyskidude wrote:
beef wellington wrote:
In the email confirming my application was complete in November, USC wrote:The review process takes approximately 8-12 weeks.

:lol:



I wonder if the review process starts upon completion or upon going into review... It better be upon going into review, because I am still complete 10/14...

Well, plenty of people were only under review for a matter of days, so I don't think it's referring to the length of time you're UR. Also, the email seems to imply it's the complete date:

Your application is now complete.

The Admissions Committee will begin to review your application and once a decision is made, we will notify you immediately. The review process takes approximately 8-12 weeks. We only release decisions via postal mail; not over the phone or by email. If you have any questions during the process please do not hesitate to contact our office at 213-740-2523 or via email at admissions@law.usc.edu.


So yeah. On behalf of all of us early birds: :lol:

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby ylee0331 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:08 pm

DF 3/5
no mail today, living in iowa
any updates?

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby finalaspects » Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:10 pm

ylee0331 wrote:DF 3/5
no mail today, living in iowa
any updates?


most of the decisions were dated a few days after going DF. so it might not have been mailed yet. someone called and they said to give it 2 weeks although some have gotten it much earlier.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby ruleser » Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:24 pm

finalaspects wrote:
ylee0331 wrote:DF 3/5
no mail today, living in iowa
any updates?


most of the decisions were dated a few days after going DF. so it might not have been mailed yet. someone called and they said to give it 2 weeks although some have gotten it much earlier.



:shock: :shock:

Well, I live about 15 minutes from the school and am 3/5 DF, and I'm off from work this week so can mailbox watch, so likely I'll be our coalmine canary. But I'm counting on knowing this week so I can really make a final LS decision...

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby unknownscholar » Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:26 pm

ylee0331 wrote:DF 3/5
no mail today, living in iowa
any updates?



What time is it there? 9:30? Your mail comes earllllly! I'll be lucky to see any mail before 5pm.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby ylee0331 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:32 pm

this waiting is killing me.
anyway, it seems there are ton of 3/5 DFs
wonder what that means

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby xeckosk8trx » Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:53 pm

DF 03/05 as well.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Applicant2010 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:14 pm

ornbarn wrote:This is from an email just received from someone in Financial Aid about scholarships. Hopefully this will be helpful to everyone: "We are only now beginning to make scholarship decisions and they will go out as decisions are made via USPS mail. I expect the bulk of decisions should be mailed within the next week or two."


We are almost done with the second week of the "week or two." Wednesday makes two weeks from the 24th, and their response made it seem like they would have gotten some decisions out already.

Betting that these letters are not yet prepared.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby lifeaway1985 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:46 pm

ylee0331 wrote:this waiting is killing me.
anyway, it seems there are ton of 3/5 DFs
wonder what that means


I got bad feelings, very bad.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby msch0i » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:27 am

Dear SC, since the 3/5DF batch was huuuuge, do you plan on putting some more of us in review? :(

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby 1800calturk » Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:06 am

Goodluck everyone, seriously.

Question. If I put down a deposit, will this ruin my chances for negotiating $?

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby nyskidude » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:25 am

If I'm not in review by the end of the week, should I e-mail somebody or call somebody about this? I mean, being complete for almost 5 months without going into review is just ridiculous...

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby burtonrideclub » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:44 am

nyskidude wrote:If I'm not in review by the end of the week, should I e-mail somebody or call somebody about this? I mean, being complete for almost 5 months without going into review is just ridiculous...


Yeah I've been complete for four months and haven't heard anything. Maybe they are still trying to secure the funding for the massive scholarships/stipends they are going to give us.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby unknownscholar » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:00 am

the last 1.5 pages of applicants on LSN got their decisions between march and may, last yr. Only 5 with scholarships in this time period, and one of them was waitlisted initially.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby moonshine » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:40 am

has anyone heard about the rothman at all? thought we would have gotten an email or something by now.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby 1800calturk » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:51 pm

They've really got to hurry things up for admits. Do they not care that they have 0 people according to LSN "attending", while other schools are already shaping up their classes? Is this some crazy Yield Protect scheme?

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby ruleser » Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:57 pm

1800calturk wrote:They've really got to hurry things up for admits. Do they not care that they have 0 people according to LSN "attending", while other schools are already shaping up their classes? Is this some crazy Yield Protect scheme?

I wonder how schools will actually fare this cycle in terms of who ends up matriculating/#s after that - everyone is adjusting things due to overwhelming # of aps, but I think the data said most of those are just people applying to more schools than usual rather than truly a ton of addit applicants.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby finalaspects » Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:00 pm

ruleser wrote:
1800calturk wrote:They've really got to hurry things up for admits. Do they not care that they have 0 people according to LSN "attending", while other schools are already shaping up their classes? Is this some crazy Yield Protect scheme?

I wonder how schools will actually fare this cycle in terms of who ends up matriculating/#s after that - everyone is adjusting things due to overwhelming # of aps, but I think the data said most of those are just people applying to more schools than usual rather than truly a ton of addit applicants.


i think its a little bit of both. i read somewhere that each applicant is indeed sending out a lot more applications then before. but im sure there has also been an increase in the overall number of applicants.

did you hear back for your 3/5 DF yet?

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby ruleser » Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:30 pm

finalaspects wrote:
ruleser wrote:
1800calturk wrote:They've really got to hurry things up for admits. Do they not care that they have 0 people according to LSN "attending", while other schools are already shaping up their classes? Is this some crazy Yield Protect scheme?

I wonder how schools will actually fare this cycle in terms of who ends up matriculating/#s after that - everyone is adjusting things due to overwhelming # of aps, but I think the data said most of those are just people applying to more schools than usual rather than truly a ton of addit applicants.


i think its a little bit of both. i read somewhere that each applicant is indeed sending out a lot more applications then before. but im sure there has also been an increase in the overall number of applicants.

did you hear back for your 3/5 DF yet?

Nope - my mail doesn't come here until about 3PM Pacific Time, so it'll be a while yet for today.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby 1800calturk » Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:46 pm

finalaspects wrote:
ruleser wrote:
1800calturk wrote:They've really got to hurry things up for admits. Do they not care that they have 0 people according to LSN "attending", while other schools are already shaping up their classes? Is this some crazy Yield Protect scheme?

I wonder how schools will actually fare this cycle in terms of who ends up matriculating/#s after that - everyone is adjusting things due to overwhelming # of aps, but I think the data said most of those are just people applying to more schools than usual rather than truly a ton of addit applicants.


i think its a little bit of both. i read somewhere that each applicant is indeed sending out a lot more applications then before. but im sure there has also been an increase in the overall number of applicants.

did you hear back for your 3/5 DF yet?


Would you say that would reflect a difference in quality of applicants? Wouldn't the number of qualified applicants remain roughly the same, if it's really just about the same number of people just reaching/saftey-ing a little wider?

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby finalaspects » Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:51 pm

1800calturk wrote:Would you say that would reflect a difference in quality of applicants? Wouldn't the number of qualified applicants remain roughly the same, if it's really just about the same number of people just reaching/saftey-ing a little wider?


First i believe the economy has a lot to do with the increased amount of applicants. more people go to school during difficult times. some of them very bright who lost their jobs or couldn't find one.

Second i believe the overall increase also points to the increase of qualified applicants as well. i mean there will be more less qualified candidates compared to the higher quality but still. record amount of people took the LSAT which also leads to an increase of let's say 95 percentile lsat scorers.

I believe i read somewhere that what percent = what score is already decided before the test is taken. for instance 170 = -9 or something even before the test was given out, so technically even if 170 = 98%, 3% might have received a 170 or higher.

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Re: USC 2010!

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