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Re: UCLA?

Postby Inygma » Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:19 pm

TheWire wrote:^^^ the gpa is slightly fudged but ya


Congrats on your acceptance!

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TheWire
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Re: UCLA?

Postby TheWire » Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:13 pm

thanks...im kinda freaking out just waiting for the official call...lunchtime is a bummer

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Re: UCLA?

Postby TheWire » Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:43 pm

just got the call...in with $10,000/yr. Dean Schwartz was very nice...good luck to all of you guys!

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Re: UCLA?

Postby dudester » Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:46 pm

TheWire wrote:just got the call...in with $10,000/yr. Dean Schwartz was very nice...good luck to all of you guys!


Congrats!

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Re: UCLA?

Postby Mosca » Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:48 pm

TheWire wrote:just got the call...in with $10,000/yr. Dean Schwartz was very nice...good luck to all of you guys!

Congratulations! Is it a top choice for you?

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Re: UCLA?

Postby Apple Tree » Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:49 pm

Okay, I saw people on lsn with numbers less than mine getting money from UCLA...they didn't give me any! WTF? I'm kinda pissed now.

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Re: UCLA?

Postby Helmholtz » Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:50 pm

Apple Tree wrote:Okay, I saw people on lsn with numbers less than mine getting money from UCLA...they didn't give me any! WTF? I'm kinda pissed now.


Holy shit! You mean they might make scholarship decisions not based solely on numbers?!?!? Fuuuuuuuuuuuck!!!

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Re: UCLA?

Postby Apple Tree » Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:51 pm

Would it be rude to ask them about scholarships?

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Re: UCLA?

Postby finalaspects » Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:51 pm

Apple Tree wrote:Okay, I saw people on lsn with numbers less than mine getting money from UCLA...they didn't give me any! WTF? I'm kinda pissed now.


..... its not all about the numbers...

but i guess you can show them your anger by not attending...

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Re: UCLA?

Postby CyLaw » Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:52 pm

Apple Tree wrote:Would it be rude to ask them about scholarships?


Nope. And note that Chuch finally reposted his How to Negotiate Merit Aid thread.
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Re: UCLA?

Postby TheWire » Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:53 pm

I really like UCLA, but I go to a UC school for undergrad right now so I'm thinking about trying out a different experience. I don't think I'll know anything definitive until the end of my cycle. UCLA is great and I grew up in the area though so I have really strong local ties. For today, I'm just going to relish in having an amazing opportunity to stay in southern Cal. I'm really hoping that Dean Schwartz will have time to call of you guys by today's end!

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Re: UCLA?

Postby Apple Tree » Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:59 pm

CyLaw wrote:
Apple Tree wrote:Would it be rude to ask them about scholarships?


Nope. And note that Church finally reposted his How to Negotiate Merit Aid thread.


I couldn't find anything under that username... :oops:

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Re: UCLA?

Postby Apple Tree » Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:00 pm

Never mind, found it! It's Chuch :D

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Re: UCLA?

Postby AngryAvocado » Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:12 pm

Apple Tree wrote:Okay, I saw people on lsn with numbers less than mine getting money from UCLA...they didn't give me any! WTF? I'm kinda pissed now.


A) Like others have pointed out, it's not a pure numbers game.

B) I'm not sure what you mean by "people." "A person" would be more accurate since there is only one non-URM on LSN with worse numbers than you (barely) w/ $$ and he's been out of school for 3-4 years so probably has decent WE/softs.

I'm not saying don't try to negotiate (doesn't seem like you have much to lose since you're already accepted), but I don't think one person on LSN getting money necessarily means that you have scholarship numbers.

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Re: UCLA?

Postby rondemarino » Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:14 pm

Apple Tree wrote:Okay, I saw people on lsn with numbers less than mine getting money from UCLA...they didn't give me any! WTF? I'm kinda pissed now.


Um, there aren't that many people with less than a 168 admitted yet. Not sure who all these people you are referring to are. LSAT scores are the rarer commodity and consequently what schools are more willing to pay for.

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Re: UCLA?

Postby hellogoodbye1 » Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:33 pm

i just got waitlisted :(

162/3.82 definitely rejection worthy, so i guess i am lucky... but i was still hoping to get in! what are the chances for me now? very slim?

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Re: UCLA?

Postby finalaspects » Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:34 pm

hellogoodbye1 wrote:i just got waitlisted :(

162/3.82 definitely rejection worthy, so i guess i am lucky... but i was still hoping to get in! what are the chances for me now? very slim?


Was it via snail mail? damnit now i need to go check my mail

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Re: UCLA?

Postby rondemarino » Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:35 pm

hellogoodbye1 wrote:i just got waitlisted :(

162/3.82 definitely rejection worthy, so i guess i am lucky... but i was still hoping to get in! what are the chances for me now? very slim?


still in school I assume?

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Re: UCLA?

Postby hellogoodbye1 » Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:35 pm

finalaspects wrote:
hellogoodbye1 wrote:i just got waitlisted :(

162/3.82 definitely rejection worthy, so i guess i am lucky... but i was still hoping to get in! what are the chances for me now? very slim?


Was it via snail mail? damnit now i need to go check my mail


email

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Re: UCLA?

Postby finalaspects » Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:36 pm

hellogoodbye1 wrote:
finalaspects wrote:
hellogoodbye1 wrote:i just got waitlisted :(

162/3.82 definitely rejection worthy, so i guess i am lucky... but i was still hoping to get in! what are the chances for me now? very slim?


Was it via snail mail? damnit now i need to go check my mail


email


oh alright i check my email every hour anyways. what time was it emailed today just for reference sake? PST time please

and im guessing you were ED?

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Re: UCLA?

Postby hellogoodbye1 » Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:38 pm

rondemarino wrote:
hellogoodbye1 wrote:i just got waitlisted :(

162/3.82 definitely rejection worthy, so i guess i am lucky... but i was still hoping to get in! what are the chances for me now? very slim?


still in school I assume?


no just graduated. from ucla actually. haha. working in la now. i wish i was still in school so i could at least raise my gpa and send an updated transcript hah

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Re: UCLA?

Postby Helmholtz » Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:38 pm

hellogoodbye1 wrote:i just got waitlisted :(

162/3.82 definitely rejection worthy, so i guess i am lucky... but i was still hoping to get in! what are the chances for me now? very slim?


"WL -> acceptance"s at UCLA are very rare (only three of them on LSN last year; all of them with around your GPA, but 2-5 points higher on the LSAT). Not saying it's impossible, but it's probably best not to get your hopes up.

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Re: UCLA?

Postby cougarlive » Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:39 pm

hellogoodbye1 wrote:i just got waitlisted :(

162/3.82 definitely rejection worthy, so i guess i am lucky... but i was still hoping to get in! what are the chances for me now? very slim?



On your app, did you put you were retaking the LSAT?

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Re: UCLA?

Postby hellogoodbye1 » Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:40 pm

finalaspects wrote:
hellogoodbye1 wrote:
finalaspects wrote:
hellogoodbye1 wrote:i just got waitlisted :(

162/3.82 definitely rejection worthy, so i guess i am lucky... but i was still hoping to get in! what are the chances for me now? very slim?


Was it via snail mail? damnit now i need to go check my mail


email


oh alright i check my email every hour anyways. what time was it emailed today just for reference sake? PST time please

and im guessing you were ED?


yes ED. it was emailed like 30 minutes ago? i came back to my desk from getting coffee and saw an email from dean schwartz.

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Re: UCLA?

Postby rondemarino » Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:41 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
hellogoodbye1 wrote:i just got waitlisted :(

162/3.82 definitely rejection worthy, so i guess i am lucky... but i was still hoping to get in! what are the chances for me now? very slim?


"WL -> acceptance"s at UCLA are very rare (only three of them on LSN last year; all of them with around your GPA, but 2-5 points higher on the LSAT). Not saying it's impossible, but it's probably best not to get your hopes up.


At least there's always retaking the LSAT and the chance of bumping oneself off the WL.




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