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holybartender
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby holybartender » Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:38 pm

bconly wrote:Yup... look like YP for the 175+ set. Write a LOCI and I bet you'll be #1 off the WL.


Shit's frustrating, I didn't pay the $75 fee because I wasn't interested in attending.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Faesha » Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:40 pm

Waitlisted today too after being IR for about a week. Not really surprised, but still stings a little :(

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby danidancer » Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:40 pm

holybartender wrote:
bconly wrote:Yup... look like YP for the 175+ set. Write a LOCI and I bet you'll be #1 off the WL.


Shit's frustrating, I didn't pay the $75 fee because I wasn't interested in attending.


I didn't pay $75 for them to not even look at my application! Jeez. What is this?

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby WhatToDo21 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:47 pm

Still complete since 11/25 :? I would just like a decision before my seat deposits are due.... Kinda doubt that is going to end up happening though :evil:

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby OneKnight » Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:53 pm

msch0i wrote:
OneKnight wrote:Holy God, I thought this day would never come.
In Review
Current Status Date: 3/16/2010!!!!!!

(From complete 12/10/2009)


Feels great, doesn't it? I went IR a few days ago and it totally made my day, although it really didn't mean anything :lol:


Feels awesome. Given all these Complete --> Waitlists, I'm actually pretty happy about it. At the very least, they have remembered I exist. Here's hoping we receive good news soon, mschoi ^^

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby msch0i » Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:54 pm

It looks like they're pretty much moving along in applications every day...be it putting people IR or making decisions. Maybe this means they're pretty much done with making financial aid info for the acceptances so far (since there hasn't been any acceptances lately)? Any thoughts?

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby bconly » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:03 pm

I know I'm sort of trolling this thread - but 2 questions:

1. How many days after the status checker goes DF has it taken USC to postmark the decision letter?

2. Am I really the only one on TLS that has gone DF 3/12? What does this mean?

USC is my #1, and my numbers are borderline, so I'm freakin out... :x

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby msch0i » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:06 pm

bconly wrote:I know I'm sort of trolling this thread - but 2 questions:

1. How many days after the status checker goes DF has it taken USC to postmark the decision letter?

2. Am I really the only one on TLS that has gone DF 3/12? What does this mean?

USC is my #1, and my numbers are borderline, so I'm freakin out... :x


No one really knows the answer to question #1...I think it's different for each batch, as some people have said they received their letter very quickly whereas some had to wait a week/over a week.

Re #2...I think you are :lol: Out of the ones that bother posting on here, anyway. From what I can tell, I was the only one to go IR when I did...so I'm thinking maybe they're doing smaller batches of movement more often.

Either way...don't panic too much :D I'm sure you'll have your decision by Saturday at latest..

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby SilverE2 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:09 pm

And this USC waitlist ends my cycle. 168, 3.5, 1 accept, 2 reject, 5 waitlists. *sigh*

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby dcrlo3 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:10 pm

finalaspects wrote:
holybartender wrote:Waitlisted, numbers in profile.


wow....

sorry to hear it.. what a tough cycle.. 175 is massive

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby dcrlo3 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:15 pm

msch0i wrote:
bconly wrote:I know I'm sort of trolling this thread - but 2 questions:

1. How many days after the status checker goes DF has it taken USC to postmark the decision letter?

2. Am I really the only one on TLS that has gone DF 3/12? What does this mean?

USC is my #1, and my numbers are borderline, so I'm freakin out... :x


No one really knows the answer to question #1...I think it's different for each batch, as some people have said they received their letter very quickly whereas some had to wait a week/over a week.

Re #2...I think you are :lol: Out of the ones that bother posting on here, anyway. From what I can tell, I was the only one to go IR when I did...so I'm thinking maybe they're doing smaller batches of movement more often.

Either way...don't panic too much :D I'm sure you'll have your decision by Saturday at latest..


I D/F 3/9 Postmarked acceptance letter 3/10 -- received it on 3/13. It looks to me like splitters w/ below median gpa are being WL'd no matter the lsat score.. see above 3.5 175 WL --- so if you're above both medians or at you've got a good shot.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby 1800calturk » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:24 pm

existenz wrote:
1800calturk wrote:Honestly I'm banking on first week of April. Anyone sending in SIR before $? I've run through my decisions with USC at sticker, and it's still USC.

You'd gotta be rich or crazy to do that. Even if you are set on USC, don't throw away scholly leverage by sending your SIR now before finding out about $.


I don't know how realistic scholly leverage is at this point. I mean, they aren't sending out their offers till god knows when. By the time we get offers, there will be a VERY short window or no window at all for when a lot of other schools are expecting seat deposits. Should I just throw down deposits at a couple schools to keep my options open?

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby dudders » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:31 pm

I had the same - DF 3/9, postmarked acceptance letter 3/10, received in the mail on 3/13.

However I'm a splitter w/below median GPA and they accepted me. 3.4/169.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby dcrlo3 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:35 pm

dudders wrote:I had the same - DF 3/9, postmarked acceptance letter 3/10, received in the mail on 3/13.

However I'm a splitter w/below median GPA and they accepted me. 3.4/169.

HMMM puzzling.. are you a URM?

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby katalatriste » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:37 pm

danidancer wrote:Wow. Just went straight from Complete 11/24 to Waitlist 3/16. FU too USC. :x


you're the second person that this has happened to :? Does this really mean they can waitlist you just on your numbers?[/quote]

lol im pretty sure i wasn't waitlisted just based on my numbers

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby existenz » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:44 pm

1800calturk wrote:
existenz wrote:
1800calturk wrote:Honestly I'm banking on first week of April. Anyone sending in SIR before $? I've run through my decisions with USC at sticker, and it's still USC.

You'd gotta be rich or crazy to do that. Even if you are set on USC, don't throw away scholly leverage by sending your SIR now before finding out about $.


I don't know how realistic scholly leverage is at this point. I mean, they aren't sending out their offers till god knows when. By the time we get offers, there will be a VERY short window or no window at all for when a lot of other schools are expecting seat deposits. Should I just throw down deposits at a couple schools to keep my options open?

You sound like you are set on USC. The USC deadline for seat deposits isn't until the end of April. That's six weeks away. What if they send out offers in two weeks? That gives you four weeks to negotiate -- plenty of time. Since you literally have no idea when scholly offers come out, it's better to just sit tight and react accordingly.

The bigger worry, of course, is that you send in your seat deposit now and the school decides they don't have to offer you any merit aid, since you are already committed. It's like signing an purchase agreement on a car and then trying to negotiate the price.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby dcrlo3 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:56 pm

existenz wrote:
1800calturk wrote:
existenz wrote:
1800calturk wrote:Honestly I'm banking on first week of April. Anyone sending in SIR before $? I've run through my decisions with USC at sticker, and it's still USC.

You'd gotta be rich or crazy to do that. Even if you are set on USC, don't throw away scholly leverage by sending your SIR now before finding out about $.


I don't know how realistic scholly leverage is at this point. I mean, they aren't sending out their offers till god knows when. By the time we get offers, there will be a VERY short window or no window at all for when a lot of other schools are expecting seat deposits. Should I just throw down deposits at a couple schools to keep my options open?

You sound like you are set on USC. The USC deadline for seat deposits isn't until the end of April. That's six weeks away. What if they send out offers in two weeks? That gives you four weeks to negotiate -- plenty of time. Since you literally have no idea when scholly offers come out, it's better to just sit tight and react accordingly.

The bigger worry, of course, is that you send in your seat deposit now and the school decides they don't have to offer you any merit aid, since you are already committed. It's like signing an purchase agreement on a car and then trying to negotiate the price.

let me pose this question.. pay sticker at USC or take 25k per yr at illinois or full scholarship at less prestigious schools in the west.. not particularly interested in midwest though... anyone in similar situation?/ Love USC but not counting on much $$

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby hhg » Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:02 pm

also just went straight from complete 23 nov to wl 16 mar... 168/3.4x. didn't really care anyway, just wanted an answer since i gave them money. will be withdrawing shortly.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby afghan007 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:11 pm

I D/F'ed on 3/9/10.... got my acceptance letter postmarked 3/10.. have not received an e-mail about financial aid and the likes

anyone else waiting on this e-mail?

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby 1800calturk » Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:21 pm

existenz wrote:
1800calturk wrote:
existenz wrote:
1800calturk wrote:Honestly I'm banking on first week of April. Anyone sending in SIR before $? I've run through my decisions with USC at sticker, and it's still USC.

You'd gotta be rich or crazy to do that. Even if you are set on USC, don't throw away scholly leverage by sending your SIR now before finding out about $.


I don't know how realistic scholly leverage is at this point. I mean, they aren't sending out their offers till god knows when. By the time we get offers, there will be a VERY short window or no window at all for when a lot of other schools are expecting seat deposits. Should I just throw down deposits at a couple schools to keep my options open?

You sound like you are set on USC. The USC deadline for seat deposits isn't until the end of April. That's six weeks away. What if they send out offers in two weeks? That gives you four weeks to negotiate -- plenty of time. Since you literally have no idea when scholly offers come out, it's better to just sit tight and react accordingly.

The bigger worry, of course, is that you send in your seat deposit now and the school decides they don't have to offer you any merit aid, since you are already committed. It's like signing an purchase agreement on a car and then trying to negotiate the price.


Well I guess my real question is, can you use scholarships that no longer apply in order to leverage $ at USC? Will they know that you missed the deposit deadline for other schools?

For instance, school X offers you $60k, but their deposit deadline is April 7th. Let's say USC gives out scholly info April 7th. Can you then, not having put a deposit down for school X and thus indicating your disinterest, say "Hey USC, X gave me $60k, will you up your offer?" Would USC be able to tell that you didn't put your deposit down and think, "Well we know USC is your only option at this point"? Because if they can see that you are inevitably going to submit your SIR at USC, you don't have more leverage by waiting to SIR than just doing it when all your other acceptances' deposit deadlines are past.

But yeah I do see your point, its not a good idea to sumbit your SIR prematurely, it's not like they can revoke your admission if you wait. (You do however get to start looking for housing and getting your life in order, not to mention peace of mind.)

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby bconly » Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:00 pm

Well we can put my mystery to rest.... dinged 166/3.5 (legacy). This one hurts a LOT (but was sorta expected). :cry:

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby cardinalandgold » Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:03 pm

Status checker just updated. Went from UR 2/19 to UR 3/16.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby eru2 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:06 pm

i got so excited when it seemed like pretty much everyone had movement so i actually got on to look... but, of course, i am still complete at 11/1

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby danidancer » Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:11 pm

eru2 wrote:i got so excited when it seemed like pretty much everyone had movement so i actually got on to look... but, of course, i am still complete at 11/1


That's probably a good thing, eru!

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby jonnodotsg » Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:16 pm

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