USC 2010!

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NerdmoD
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby NerdmoD » Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:16 pm

sibley wrote:
NerdmoD wrote:
foxyeconomist wrote:I emailed today asking if I was being considered merit money. I received $20k/yr from Duke, so I thought USC would offer something. They replied:
Congratulations on your admission to USC Law School!

The Admissions and Financial Aid Committee of the Law School has reviewed your application for scholarship assistance. Scholarship awards are based on the availability of funds and are made by the Committee after reviewing the financial need, academic performance and potential of the applicant. Unfortunately, our available scholarship funds are not sufficient to make an award to all students who are admitted. Your outstanding record of academic, professional and personal achievement is to be commended, and we hope to be able to offer you a scholarship. Unfortunately, we have already offered a significant amount of scholarship assistance to other admitted applicants, and we do not have sufficient information at this time regarding whether these previously-made scholarship offers will be accepted. As with offers for admission, some scholarship awards are made to students who later choose to enroll elsewhere. When that occurs, the scholarship funds previously allocated to those students may become available for awards to other students. We will review our scholarship budget shortly after April 15, and determine if additional scholarship funds are available. If we are able to offer a scholarship award to you, then we will notify you before May 1st. Although we very much hope that you will enroll in August -- and we will sincerely attempt to find scholarship support for you -- we are unable to confirm a scholarship award for you at this time.


Man, that's pretty brutal...really makes you appreciate the value of applying early. I guess I don't need to be waiting with bated breath for my scholarship offer...


just be all "thanks for the information. I would love to attend USC but really need the assistance of a scholarship to fund my education. while you remain my top choice I will be putting down seat deposits at both USC and another, more affordable option just in case the scholarship does not come through"


Ya definitely. I just wonder how much money they will have to actually recontribute to the pool...anyone know anyone who has successfully negotiated for scholarship after the seat deposit?

thebadpancake
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby thebadpancake » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:02 pm

IR 3/26
DF 3/31

I received my rejection letter on 4/3 (I'm in LA). Good luck to those still waiting! :)

finalaspects
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby finalaspects » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:08 pm

unknownscholar wrote:lol. thank you for re-stating the obvious.

If it makes you feel better, I would have been perfectly satisfied being in the 3/31 batch.


me too. even knowing that its a rejection i would have been complacent with the decision. person above took 4 days from in review to decision. im going on my 13th week... :|

daisuki
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby daisuki » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:21 pm

Out in the IR 3/26 batch. Aaand that ends my 2nd straight law school admissions cycle, no CA schools above Hastings again despite applying much earlier etc. I might just have to give up altogether, not the best feeling but my UG GPA isn't going to change..Thanks for all the advice TLS

finalaspects
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby finalaspects » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:24 pm

daisuki wrote:Out in the IR 3/26 batch. Aaand that ends my 2nd straight law school admissions cycle, no CA schools above Hastings again despite applying much earlier etc. I might just have to give up altogether, not the best feeling but my UG GPA isn't going to change..Thanks for all the advice TLS


what are your stats if you don't mind me asking?

daisuki
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby daisuki » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:30 pm

roughly 3.3 167, same stats last year

finalaspects
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby finalaspects » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:40 pm

daisuki wrote:roughly 3.3 167, same stats last year


maybe a few more points in LSAT would have helped? although USC is not known at all for liking splitters. not sure if they even accepted 1 splitter last year?

jman77
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby jman77 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:40 pm

Still IR 3/26. Anyone else left from that batch?

finalaspects
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby finalaspects » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:46 pm

jman77 wrote:Still IR 3/26. Anyone else left from that batch?


did you apply late or something? you have the ideal stats for USC....

NerdmoD
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby NerdmoD » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:49 pm

jman77 wrote:Still IR 3/26. Anyone else left from that batch?


I'm still IR 3/10...but I applied in Feb. My bet is you are queued somewhere before me.

jman77
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby jman77 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:56 pm

finalaspects wrote:
jman77 wrote:Still IR 3/26. Anyone else left from that batch?


did you apply late or something? you have the ideal stats for USC....


Applied 1/26 and went complete 2/9, then 3/9.

jman77
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby jman77 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:02 pm

NerdmoD wrote:
jman77 wrote:Still IR 3/26. Anyone else left from that batch?


I'm still IR 3/10...but I applied in Feb. My bet is you are queued somewhere before me.


You got great numbers there, buddy. I'm surprised they haven't expedited your admission.

NerdmoD
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby NerdmoD » Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:36 pm

jman77 wrote:
NerdmoD wrote:
jman77 wrote:Still IR 3/26. Anyone else left from that batch?


I'm still IR 3/10...but I applied in Feb. My bet is you are queued somewhere before me.


You got great numbers there, buddy. I'm surprised they haven't expedited your admission.


Thanks...part of it is that I took the Feb LSAT, so I didn't go complete until March (but then went IR within two days or so.) My bet is that most of us hold-outs will be hearing back shortly...according to LSN, looks like last year wrapped (for non WLers) around mid-April.

ViP
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby ViP » Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:11 pm

GermX wrote:Yes, 3/31 batch is rejection.

I just don't get it. With a 3.4 and a 169 I was at least a candidate for the wait list. and I was waitlisted at UCLA and a few far better schools than USC, what is up with this unbelievable rejection?

Oh well, I'm not holding my hopes up high for UCLA, so unless Cornell gives me good news, I am off to either GW Law or Fordham Law. God I wish making the decision between the two was easy.


Maybe USC has enough high LSATs at this point and they're looking for high GPAs? Sort of seems like a trend recently... Who knows.

In any case, both Fordham and GW are great schools. As someone else said, though, your decision shouldn't be too difficult to make. DC and NYC are very different from one another, and Fordham would certainly be a better choice if you prefer NYC, and GW would be the better choice if you prefer DC.

Good luck!

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby daniel5215 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:38 am

jman77 wrote:Still IR 3/26. Anyone else left from that batch?

+1 and i was complete 1/7

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david?
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby david? » Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:35 am

foxyeconomist wrote:I emailed today asking if I was being considered merit money. I received $20k/yr from Duke, so I thought USC would offer something. They replied:
Congratulations on your admission to USC Law School!

The Admissions and Financial Aid Committee of the Law School has reviewed your application for scholarship assistance. Scholarship awards are based on the availability of funds and are made by the Committee after reviewing the financial need, academic performance and potential of the applicant. Unfortunately, our available scholarship funds are not sufficient to make an award to all students who are admitted. Your outstanding record of academic, professional and personal achievement is to be commended, and we hope to be able to offer you a scholarship. Unfortunately, we have already offered a significant amount of scholarship assistance to other admitted applicants, and we do not have sufficient information at this time regarding whether these previously-made scholarship offers will be accepted. As with offers for admission, some scholarship awards are made to students who later choose to enroll elsewhere. When that occurs, the scholarship funds previously allocated to those students may become available for awards to other students. We will review our scholarship budget shortly after April 15, and determine if additional scholarship funds are available. If we are able to offer a scholarship award to you, then we will notify you before May 1st. Although we very much hope that you will enroll in August -- and we will sincerely attempt to find scholarship support for you -- we are unable to confirm a scholarship award for you at this time.


I got the same e-mail yesterday...I was offered 30k from BU and 30K from GW so I hoped I would get something. I really wanted SC too because I know I want to end up living and working out here as opposed to Boston or DC... Oh well...I think i'll just send them an email April 13 letting them know I got money from these other schools and hope they give me something, anything at this point. Does anyone have any other suggestions?

mdgold
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby mdgold » Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:37 am

still IR 3/19

gobears09
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby gobears09 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:54 pm

Still IR 3/31

sibley
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby sibley » Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:55 pm

hoping for my rejection letter in the mail today... put a close to my cycle. down to washu and gw and possibly fordham if they let me off the waitlist.

Nat1018
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Nat1018 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:55 pm

Is anyone still just at "complete?"

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Quine
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Quine » Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:40 pm

ViP wrote:
GermX wrote:Yes, 3/31 batch is rejection.

I just don't get it. With a 3.4 and a 169 I was at least a candidate for the wait list. and I was waitlisted at UCLA and a few far better schools than USC, what is up with this unbelievable rejection?

Oh well, I'm not holding my hopes up high for UCLA, so unless Cornell gives me good news, I am off to either GW Law or Fordham Law. God I wish making the decision between the two was easy.


Maybe USC has enough high LSATs at this point and they're looking for high GPAs? Sort of seems like a trend recently... Who knows.


Wishful thinking on your part.

sibley
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby sibley » Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:46 pm

Finally got the ding. It's a good thing I knew it was a ding because I don't believe they once mentioned that they denied me admission. They did, however, say that they'd like it very much if I applied as a transfer next year. yippee.

rachery
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby rachery » Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:48 pm

Nat1018 wrote:Is anyone still just at "complete?"


I've been just at complete since 11/23. What about you?

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby jonnodotsg » Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:51 pm

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finalaspects
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby finalaspects » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:00 pm

sibley wrote:Finally got the ding. It's a good thing I knew it was a ding because I don't believe they once mentioned that they denied me admission. They did, however, say that they'd like it very much if I applied as a transfer next year. yippee.


not to kill your mood or anything sibley, but do you know if they say that to everyone? because i believe cornell does that too. asking them to transfer or reapply next year to everyone they rejected...




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