Temple 2010!

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JuTMSY4
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Re: Temple 2010!

Postby JuTMSY4 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:59 am

revrocksteady wrote:Every day I wait and wait for them to make a decision on me... still NOTHING. Complete on 1/20 and no movement since.

Anyone else apply around then and still waiting to hear back?

first choice limbo :?


Yes & Yes

I think I'm going to call this afternoon and make sure my package is complete.

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revrocksteady
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Re: Temple 2010!

Postby revrocksteady » Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:09 am

JuTMSY4 wrote:
revrocksteady wrote:Every day I wait and wait for them to make a decision on me... still NOTHING. Complete on 1/20 and no movement since.

Anyone else apply around then and still waiting to hear back?

first choice limbo :?


Yes & Yes

I think I'm going to call this afternoon and make sure my package is complete.


I just sent a friendly email inquiring...

jimicornerstone
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Re: Temple 2010!

Postby jimicornerstone » Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:22 pm

revrocksteady wrote:Every day I wait and wait for them to make a decision on me... still NOTHING. Complete on 1/20 and no movement since.

Anyone else apply around then and still waiting to hear back?

first choice limbo :?


Only been complete since 2/19 and is my first choice too. Stuck in neutral for now. Anyone who wrote or called for expedition please let us know how it worked.

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Re: Temple 2010!

Postby nick637 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:24 pm

complete since 1/27 nothing

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Re: Temple 2010!

Postby Compaq1984 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:47 pm

jimicornerstone wrote:
revrocksteady wrote:Every day I wait and wait for them to make a decision on me... still NOTHING. Complete on 1/20 and no movement since.

Anyone else apply around then and still waiting to hear back?

first choice limbo :?


Only been complete since 2/19 and is my first choice too. Stuck in neutral for now. Anyone who wrote or called for expedition please let us know how it worked.


Wrote last week to have my app "expedited" but still nothing yet. A day after the email, my app complete date did change but that is all.

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Re: Temple 2010!

Postby thwalls » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:15 am

So this will probably be my final post on this thread, many thanks to all those people around here who sat with me waiting for my letter to come in the mail. In the end, I decided to attend Temple and they really turned out to be a classy bunch.

After receiving my letter I believed I was an out-of-stater (since I'm currently in VA) and they offered me no scholarship money. I sent them a letter to reconsider me for a scholarship and they generously offered me a Law Faculty scholarship worth $15,000 over three years and informed me that since I've been out of PA for school over the past 5 years, that I can still be considered a PA resident. So this has brought my law degree down from $70,000+ to approximately $38,000 provided I stay in the top-half of the class. Definitely not a bad deal considering that most people will be paying over $40k for one year of their degree at a T-14.

Say what you want about Temple, but I have no intention of ever leaving the Philadelphia area, so it's a great option for someone like me who's going part time and wants to stay in the region.

Best of luck to everyone else waiting and for those of you who've chosen Temple - Go Owls!

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Re: Temple 2010!

Postby revrocksteady » Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:51 am

thwalls wrote:So this will probably be my final post on this thread, many thanks to all those people around here who sat with me waiting for my letter to come in the mail. In the end, I decided to attend Temple and they really turned out to be a classy bunch.

After receiving my letter I believed I was an out-of-stater (since I'm currently in VA) and they offered me no scholarship money. I sent them a letter to reconsider me for a scholarship and they generously offered me a Law Faculty scholarship worth $15,000 over three years and informed me that since I've been out of PA for school over the past 5 years, that I can still be considered a PA resident. So this has brought my law degree down from $70,000+ to approximately $38,000 provided I stay in the top-half of the class. Definitely not a bad deal considering that most people will be paying over $40k for one year of their degree at a T-14.

Say what you want about Temple, but I have no intention of ever leaving the Philadelphia area, so it's a great option for someone like me who's going part time and wants to stay in the region.

Best of luck to everyone else waiting and for those of you who've chosen Temple - Go Owls!


Congrats! That's fantastic how everything worked out for you!

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Re: Temple 2010!

Postby roecyris » Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:13 pm

Like many of you I have not gotten any word since going complete in January (although they did just change mine to Complete 3/26, dont know what that means).

I'm planning on sending one full page letter explaining why I want to go (combonation of a certain program they have and study opportunities they offer that is somewhat unique) and bluntly stating that if accepted I would walk my seat deposite check over to them the very same day.

Should I send this via e-mail, or hand deliver the letter? I live 2 blocks from the admissions office.

Thanks yall!

edit: typo fix

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Re: Temple 2010!

Postby snowpeach06 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:10 pm

I was one of those people who asked to have my app expedited. Checked my status just now and i'm in! With a 3.1/161

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WithGrace23
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Re: Temple 2010!

Postby WithGrace23 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:18 pm

In at Temple! Planning a Visit very shortly. 162, 3.6. Very excited.

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Re: Temple 2010!

Postby snowpeach06 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:56 pm

WithGrace23 wrote:In at Temple! Planning a Visit very shortly. 162, 3.6. Very excited.

I just called, they are doing an admitted students thing this Friday at 11:45 with lunch, a tour and a class visit.

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Re: Temple 2010!

Postby nowinGA » Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:57 pm

WithGrace23 wrote:In at Temple! Planning a Visit very shortly. 162, 3.6. Very excited.


How did you hear? I haven't heard a word from them...

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Re: Temple 2010!

Postby WithGrace23 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:59 pm

I found out via status checker. I never went under review in status checker. This morning I was still complete, and at 2 I was accepted.

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Re: Temple 2010!

Postby jimicornerstone » Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:31 pm

In via the Status Check too! Probably won't be able to make the thing on Friday, but there's a very high chance I'll be enrolling.

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Re: Temple 2010!

Postby yeahyeah2121 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:41 pm

To those of you who received merit scholarships -- how were you notified?

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Re: Temple 2010!

Postby manbearwig » Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:54 pm

yeahyeah2121 wrote:To those of you who received merit scholarships -- how were you notified?


Sky writing.

No, really, it came in the acceptance packet.

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Re: Temple 2010!

Postby helloitslaura » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:23 pm

Really thrilled to be joining this thread. Temple is my top choice since I'm a Philly resident. Unless I get The Call from Penn, which is very unlikely, I will be joining the class this fall. Couldn't care less now about Nova's or Drexel's decisions and nor do I care about Widener's full ride offer.

Up top ::hi-five::

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Re: Temple 2010!

Postby yeahyeah2121 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:05 am

manbearwig wrote:
yeahyeah2121 wrote:To those of you who received merit scholarships -- how were you notified?


Sky writing.

No, really, it came in the acceptance packet.


....But wouldn't that be exciting? I figured as much. I was just asking because there was nothing about $$ in my acceptance packet. I wasn't expecting any, just wanted to confirm that I won't be getting anything in the future. Thanks.

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Re: Temple 2010!

Postby nowinGA » Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:34 am

Just got in via email. Whew!

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Re: Temple 2010!

Postby revrocksteady » Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:42 am

Just got in via email now!!!!

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Re: Temple 2010!

Postby bceagles182 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:24 am

I figured this might be helpful in case anyone else has been trying to hunt down info on whether or not it's possible (or likely) to gain PA residency for tuition after 1L. Here's what I've found. I'd still likel to speak to a current student about what they have heard about the process though.

From the Admitted Student Website:

How can I be classified as a Pennsylvania resident?

The law school does not make residency determinations for tuition purposes. All residency determinations are made by the Residency Certification staff in the University Office of Academic Records. Generally, a student who comes to Pennsylvania primarily or solely for the purpose of pursuing his or her education will not be considered a Pennsylvania resident for tuition purposes. A student may challenge his or her non-resident classification by submitting a residency application to the University Office of Academic Records. Copies of the Resident Tuition Eligibility Guidelines and a Pennsylvania Residency Application are available from the Law School Admissions Office. Students considering a challenge to a non-resident classification should be aware that choosing to live in campus-related or university housing may raise a barrier to reclassification

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Re: Temple 2010!

Postby haleydee » Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:15 pm

ive been complete since around mid january..and then it updated to complete again on 3/19 and still no word. My numbers are below their medians but if they wanted to reject me wouldn't they have done so already? (maybe im just trying to rationalize some hope...)

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Re: Temple 2010!

Postby snowpeach06 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:30 pm

I just talked to my mom and she was so excited that I would be so much closer to home if I went to Temple. I know I'm below the medians, but, I think money from Temple would really seal the deal for me. I tried asking for more money from Case, but, they already gave me something. Temple, I think, only let me in because I showed interest, so it doesn't seem like I'm in the best bargaining position.

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Re: Temple 2010!

Postby changeitup » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:52 am

Does anyone have any tips on how and where to begin looking for housing? I know there are lots of different neighborhoods in the area, and any input on them would be very appreciated. Thanks!! :)

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Re: Temple 2010!

Postby smartin » Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:40 pm

Anyone else been at "complete" for 10+ weeks? I went complete on 1/19 and yesterday (exactly 10 weeks) called and asked for a status update and when I should expect a decision. The lady in the office said, yes, my file had been complete for 10 weeks but some applications take longer and that mine was ready to be reviewed.

Sounds to me like a waitlist without telling me it's a waitlist.




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