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primusux
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby primusux » Thu May 13, 2010 8:15 pm

DOOM wrote:Admitted off the waitlist.

Phone call at 4:15pm (Pacific).

they gave me a deposit deadline of May 24th. Admit packet in the mail, i'm in Chicago.

Will update my TLS profile and create a linked LSN profile as well. For the time being, PM for numbers.

Best of luck to everyone else waiting and thanks everyone for your support over the months.

Was waitlisted in mid-March, sent the WL form in the next day with a followup email and phone call, 1 page LOCI in early-April, and short followup email on May 1st. If you are still waiting and its your top choice send a short LOCI stating that along with your up-to-date cell number and contact info.



attending?

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DOOM
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby DOOM » Thu May 13, 2010 8:23 pm

almost definitely! hanging in on a WL at Chicago. but i am very excited to be in LA next year.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby primusux » Thu May 13, 2010 11:45 pm

DOOM wrote:almost definitely! hanging in on a WL at Chicago. but i am very excited to be in LA next year.


Another WL>accepted popped up. dang.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby sjhpark » Fri May 14, 2010 8:32 am

Also admitted off of the waitlist.

Got a call ten minutes after I called to check whether additional letter of rec from my recommender got there.

169/3.49

Good luck to you all.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby DOOM » Fri May 14, 2010 11:28 am

Seems like its all numbers-based (as has been expected from USC) high lsat/low gpa splitters. our applications probably were not scrutinized to heavily.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby vkw104 » Fri May 14, 2010 2:45 pm

Hmm, I know it's early but it probably doesn't look so hot for reverse-splitter WLers huh?

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby ENGINEERD » Mon May 17, 2010 4:05 pm

hoping to some how make it off this wait list,

It seems like the first wave of waitlist->accept is over. Any word on any more movement/ any one think there will be another wave after the 2nd deposit deadline?

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby cnc2114 » Mon May 17, 2010 4:40 pm

In off the waitlist last Thursday!!!! Apparently they attempted to call me (????), but I had no idea so when I received an email from the fin aid office today requesting additional information I freaked out. Called Admissions and they told me I was in. Honestly, did not think I had a chance. Had possibly the most frustrating cycle ever (applied to 13 schools, in at 1, out at 2, waitlisted at 9, still have yet to hear from Fordham...) so, despite the confusion, today was the best day I've had in a looooong time :)

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby cnc2114 » Mon May 17, 2010 4:47 pm

Sorry, forgot to post numbers: 165/3.52. I'm not sure if the high LSAT/low GPA splitters theory is correct based on my own acceptance, but I did write an LOCI explaining that USC was my top choice and that I would hop on a plane to Los Angeles immediately, even if they accepted me on the first day of classes.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby primusux » Mon May 17, 2010 4:59 pm

cnc2114 wrote:Sorry, forgot to post numbers: 165/3.52. I'm not sure if the high LSAT/low GPA splitters theory is correct based on my own acceptance, but I did write an LOCI explaining that USC was my top choice and that I would hop on a plane to Los Angeles immediately, even if they accepted me on the first day of classes.



URM? - nvm, looked at your post history.

cnc2114
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby cnc2114 » Mon May 17, 2010 5:11 pm

Yup, URM. USC loves dem some diversity :)

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby jman77 » Mon May 17, 2010 5:35 pm

cnc2114 wrote:Sorry, forgot to post numbers: 165/3.52. I'm not sure if the high LSAT/low GPA splitters theory is correct based on my own acceptance, but I did write an LOCI explaining that USC was my top choice and that I would hop on a plane to Los Angeles immediately, even if they accepted me on the first day of classes.


Congrats on the acceptance! Since you are an URM, your numbers are actually pretty high for USC and your acceptance does not negate the prevailing theories on USC's LSAT/GPA cutoffs...

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby nostress » Mon May 17, 2010 8:50 pm

WL 3/19 and Admitted 5/13. Sent in 2 LOCI's and an additional letter of recommendation. 3.7 GPA, 164 LSAT. Hope for some lower LSAT scores out there!

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby txhorn » Mon May 17, 2010 8:55 pm

nostress wrote:WL 3/19 and Admitted 5/13. Sent in 2 LOCI's and an additional letter of recommendation. 3.7 GPA, 164 LSAT. Hope for some lower LSAT scores out there!


URM?

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby nostress » Mon May 17, 2010 9:00 pm

No, not that would give me a boost. I'm really surprised I got in! Attending in the fall :)

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby primusux » Mon May 17, 2010 9:10 pm

nostress wrote:No, not that would give me a boost. I'm really surprised I got in! Attending in the fall :)


I must guess by your statement it's some sort of "diversity" angle?

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby nostress » Mon May 17, 2010 9:51 pm

Yes, I would consider myself ethnically diverse, so that probably helped me. Good luck to everyone!

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby jlean » Tue May 18, 2010 2:43 am

In off the waitlist, DF on 5/13, received an email from the admissions office describing how to access the admitted student portal randomly as I was about to receive my diploma at USC undergrad commencement. Today (5/17) received another email saying I was in and my packet was in the mail. So pumped that after 8 waitlists I finally got the news I've been waiting for, from my alma mater no less.
3.42/171 (non-URM) so I suppose I fit the high lsat/low gpa splitter for this batch.
Congrats to all those that recently heard and good luck for those still waiting.

Fight On!

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Havaianas » Tue May 18, 2010 10:11 am

Congrats to all you new admits! Come join us on the facebook page USC Law 2013:)

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Quine » Thu May 20, 2010 2:43 pm

Anyone admitted off the waitlist get a scholarship offer?

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby DOOM » Thu May 20, 2010 3:56 pm

Quine wrote:Anyone admitted off the waitlist get a scholarship offer?

Not yet. Was asked to submit a financial aid form/survey. Awaiting response.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Quine » Thu May 20, 2010 9:01 pm

DOOM wrote:
Quine wrote:Anyone admitted off the waitlist get a scholarship offer?

Not yet. Was asked to submit a financial aid form/survey. Awaiting response.


Interesting. Will they use that for merit aid considerations? Or is merit aid implicitly off the table because you were waitlisted first?

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Stupendous_Man » Fri May 21, 2010 9:49 pm

Quine wrote:
DOOM wrote:
Quine wrote:Anyone admitted off the waitlist get a scholarship offer?

Not yet. Was asked to submit a financial aid form/survey. Awaiting response.


Interesting. Will they use that for merit aid considerations? Or is merit aid implicitly off the table because you were waitlisted first?


Since there have already been straight acceptances without scholarships, I'd imagine that merit aid is pretty much out for most off the WL. Although I guess if a lot of people turn down their scholarship acceptances, they may try to attract WLers with higher numbers with the left over scholarships? I know they consider need and merit together in whatever scholarship they offer.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby mcdad » Fri May 21, 2010 9:54 pm

Why would a W/L student who had been admitted elsewhere with a scholarship make a deposit to find out if USC were going to offer a scholarship? I think most students admitted this late are going to assume they will get no scholarship money and plan accordingly.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Quine » Sat May 22, 2010 4:39 am

mcdad wrote:Why would a W/L student who had been admitted elsewhere with a scholarship make a deposit to find out if USC were going to offer a scholarship? I think most students admitted this late are going to assume they will get no scholarship money and plan accordingly.


Well I would like to go to USC (I'm on the waitlist), but Vandy has given me a pretty large scholarship. I would need some money from USC to make it less of an idiotic choice.

It's an important question because USC has waitlisted a bunch of people with numbers better than many regular admits, and it's kind of ridiculous for them to expect a 3.5/173 to sign up with no money (especially after giving the kid with 3.6/167 $30,000).




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