In at Santa Clara!!

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Neil
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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby Neil » Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:16 pm

No decision, but I did get another "Happy Holidays" e-mail and the subsequent rapid heartbeat. Glad to hear the school's doing some great things, though.

littlepiggie818
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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby littlepiggie818 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:28 pm

ec2xs wrote:My status just changed to "Decision Mailed". *Gasp*

The fees in the box also changed to 1st deposit 4/1/2010 with the amount due of $200.00. I imagine this is good? Don't want to speculate.


Same goes for me. Is that a good sign??

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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby amandap » Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:30 pm

I just got my financial aid letter. I got $17K a year with top 25% requirement. But I got into Cornell and Boston University today as well. I am not withdrawing yet, financial aid is one of the most important factors for me. And I might chicken out about going out of state. I really don't like the top 25% requirement. I think it would put me under too much pressure.

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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby ozarkhack » Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:35 pm

littlepiggie818 wrote:
ec2xs wrote:My status just changed to "Decision Mailed". *Gasp*

The fees in the box also changed to 1st deposit 4/1/2010 with the amount due of $200.00. I imagine this is good? Don't want to speculate.


Same goes for me. Is that a good sign??



Congratulations! You're in.

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ozarkhack
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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby ozarkhack » Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:02 pm

Mailman just came. Dropped off $10K for SCU next year. Nice birthday present (Psh: And mammaw, whose card also arrived today, only sent $25).

Question to all the other Emery $$ winners: In addition to top quarter-o'-class requirement, SCU also says I gotta apply for the $ every year. That, to me, suggests that even if I was with it enough to finish i the top quarter, I still might not get the $.

Is this apply-every-year thing common (both at SCU and at other schools)? It's been a long time since UG, and the $ that I got then was just automatically re-awarded when I met the academic requirements; no additionally applications needed.

My stats are a tad lower than the others who've posted their $ awards, so maybe the apply-every-year requirement is just a reflection on that?

skyhvm
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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby skyhvm » Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:13 pm

ozarkhack wrote:
littlepiggie818 wrote:
ec2xs wrote:My status just changed to "Decision Mailed". *Gasp*

The fees in the box also changed to 1st deposit 4/1/2010 with the amount due of $200.00. I imagine this is good? Don't want to speculate.


Same goes for me. Is that a good sign??



Congratulations! You're in.



You're in! My status checker did the same thing before I was accepted. Figure it would be absurd for them to expect money or a deposit from you if you were not accepted. Congratulations!

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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby valley splitter » Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:59 pm

ozarkhack wrote:Mailman just came. Dropped off $10K for SCU next year. Nice birthday present (Psh: And mammaw, whose card also arrived today, only sent $25).

Question to all the other Emery $$ winners: In addition to top quarter-o'-class requirement, SCU also says I gotta apply for the $ every year. That, to me, suggests that even if I was with it enough to finish i the top quarter, I still might not get the $.

Is this apply-every-year thing common (both at SCU and at other schools)? It's been a long time since UG, and the $ that I got then was just automatically re-awarded when I met the academic requirements; no additionally applications needed.

My stats are a tad lower than the others who've posted their $ awards, so maybe the apply-every-year requirement is just a reflection on that?


I went over to the school today and spoke with someone about this. What I was told is that as long as you meet the grade requirements (top 25%) then the scholarship will be renewed at the awarded level. However, due to varying budget constraints and other factors, that particular scholarship might be less. If that were the case, the difference would be covered by a separate endowed scholarship. That being said, as long as you meet the letter's requirements you will receive that amount over three years. You do have to reapply though as it is not automatically renewed, but this is not that complicated.

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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby General Tso » Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:01 pm

amandap wrote:I just got my financial aid letter. I got $17K a year with top 25% requirement. But I got into Cornell and Boston University today as well. I am not withdrawing yet, financial aid is one of the most important factors for me. And I might chicken out about going out of state. I really don't like the top 25% requirement. I think it would put me under too much pressure.


Could you even imagine how big of an idiot you would feel like if you passed up an Ivy law school for 50 grand in scholarships from a T2, only to lose that scholarship for your second and third years?

I am sure you are smart and would likely do well at SCU but top 25% is not an easy feat at any T100 law school.

If you are that interested in financial aid and are willing to take a risk on the GPA req, then I suggest looking closely at Loyola and USD. They are both far more generous with aid and have a top 30% or top 33%. I got 6k per year at SCU, and something like 80k total at both Loyola and USD.

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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby superflush » Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:12 pm

bluejayk wrote:
odon59 wrote:I got $11k/year, with the usual top 25% requirement for renewal. Fordham PT at sticker seems like a better option for me. Thoughts?


You have a job lined up in NY or you already live there? PT vs. full time is a pretty big difference, I think that would be a big factor.


no it isn't. plus you can switch to FT for 2L

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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby cramos12 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:13 pm

In off status checker today!

160/3.8! WOOOT!

skyhvm
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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby skyhvm » Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:13 pm

cramos12 wrote:In off status checker today!

160/3.8! WOOOT!


Congrats!!!

Sotong
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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby Sotong » Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:15 pm

Got the 12k/yr financial offer with the top 25% of class requirement.

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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby ajelacich » Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:12 pm

Got in, the status checker with decision mailed and the fee box having figures and deadlines in the bottom left corner is a good indicator, congrats to everyone else who's gotten in! They only had my paper copy for 6 days, no idea how they took me so fast!

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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby CyLaw » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:45 pm

Got scholarship letter for $11k per year with top quarter requirement.

Previously withdrew, so this letter just took a while to get to me. Hopefully they will disburse my offer over some other students.

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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby biobuslaw » Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:39 pm

Called today. IN!

Very excited! First acceptance of cycle.

mjapplying
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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby mjapplying » Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:46 pm

biobuslaw wrote:Called today. IN!

Very excited! First acceptance of cycle.



did u call them?
or did they call u? loll

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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby J Burrito » Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:56 pm

"In Committee" 12/16 although still awaiting my December LSAT score...

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moverit
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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby moverit » Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:50 am

I have waiting issues. How long did it take everyone to go from 'Decision Mailed' to having the actual envelope in hand?

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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby azb » Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:51 am

moverit wrote:I have waiting issues. How long did it take everyone to go from 'Decision Mailed' to having the actual envelope in hand?


You just asked the question I had in my mind

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Mr.Feeny
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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby Mr.Feeny » Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:57 am

moverit wrote:I have waiting issues. How long did it take everyone to go from 'Decision Mailed' to having the actual envelope in hand?


maybe 3 days or so?

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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby superflush » Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:58 am

Mr.Feeny wrote:
moverit wrote:I have waiting issues. How long did it take everyone to go from 'Decision Mailed' to having the actual envelope in hand?


maybe 3 days or so?


For me, maybe 3-5 days at most. Although, I am on the East Coast.
It probably depends on where you are.

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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby azb » Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:05 pm

superflush wrote:
Mr.Feeny wrote:
moverit wrote:I have waiting issues. How long did it take everyone to go from 'Decision Mailed' to having the actual envelope in hand?


maybe 3 days or so?


For me, maybe 3-5 days at most. Although, I am on the East Coast.
It probably depends on where you are.


I am on the East Coast

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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby odon59 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:06 pm

Got 11k/year, with the usual top 25% requirement. I think Fordham PT at sticker is a better option for me, though. Even though I'm going to do IP, Fordham is ranked so much better and I kind of have to assume I won't get my scholly renewed. I would also like to live in NYC for at least a little while. I know law school is competitive, but I'm not sure I agree with the renewal philosophy and the atmosphere it could create.

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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby superflush » Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:17 pm

odon59 wrote:Got 11k/year, with the usual top 25% requirement. I think Fordham PT at sticker is a better option for me, though. Even though I'm going to do IP, Fordham is ranked so much better and I kind of have to assume I won't get my scholly renewed.


If I had that option, I'd take it over Santa Clara for sure.

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Re: In at Santa Clara!!

Postby odon59 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:21 pm

superflush wrote:
odon59 wrote:Got 11k/year, with the usual top 25% requirement. I think Fordham PT at sticker is a better option for me, though. Even though I'm going to do IP, Fordham is ranked so much better and I kind of have to assume I won't get my scholly renewed.


If I had that option, I'd take it over Santa Clara for sure.



Can you explain why? I'm just curious.




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