Minnesota 2010!

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cbatson
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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby cbatson » Wed May 12, 2010 4:07 pm

just got a call from admissions, I'm in with 22k in scholarships

169/3.32

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JCougar
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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby JCougar » Wed May 12, 2010 4:09 pm

cbatson wrote:just got a call from admissions, I'm in with 22k in scholarships

169/3.32


Congrats...are you attending for sure?

prelaw10
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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby prelaw10 » Wed May 12, 2010 4:28 pm

Thanks for all the responses regarding the wait list. TLS posts often get derailed, but sometimes it's actually super helpful =)

I just checked lawschoolnumbers and it looks like a significantly greater number of people were wait listed this year than last. Lots of red dots last year; lots of yellow this year.

I applied near the deadline so the late application might have played a role in the decision. Not sure what Minnesota's game plan but I think I'll ride this one out through the summer.

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby Slimpee » Wed May 12, 2010 4:41 pm

prelaw10 wrote:Not sure what Minnesota's game plan but I think I'll ride this one out through the summer.


Where are you currently deposited?

cbatson
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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby cbatson » Wed May 12, 2010 5:36 pm

JCougar wrote:
cbatson wrote:just got a call from admissions, I'm in with 22k in scholarships

169/3.32


Congrats...are you attending for sure?


absolutely no idea. I had no intention to move out to minnesota (from washington) but I didn't get into UW and I'm still waiting on Seattle U. If Seattle U doesn't come through with a ton of scholarships I'll probably attend

1939almond
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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby 1939almond » Thu May 13, 2010 4:03 pm

Just got accepted. With cash!

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby webbylu87 » Thu May 13, 2010 4:10 pm

Just withdrew from the WL. Good luck to those still waiting!

JOThompson
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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby JOThompson » Thu May 13, 2010 11:30 pm

Does anyone know the deadline for the travel reimbursement submission? Thanks.

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58103
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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby 58103 » Fri May 14, 2010 2:51 am

Postmarked no later than June 1st

JOThompson
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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby JOThompson » Fri May 14, 2010 3:03 am

58103 wrote:Postmarked no later than June 1st

Thanks, I owe you one :)

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby jayn3 » Fri May 14, 2010 10:39 am

JOThompson wrote:
58103 wrote:Postmarked no later than June 1st

Thanks, I owe you one :)

oh awesome, i thought i missed it....

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby buddythedog » Sun May 16, 2010 5:16 pm

Can you guys explain this travel reimbursement thing?

Do a lot of schools have this, or is it fairly rare?

Does it depend on the distance you are relocating from?

How much will the reimburse you?

Thanks!

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby taw856 » Sun May 16, 2010 5:25 pm

buddythedog wrote:Can you guys explain this travel reimbursement thing?

Do a lot of schools have this, or is it fairly rare?

Does it depend on the distance you are relocating from?

How much will the reimburse you?

Thanks!


A lot of schools have it. The conditions will depend on the school, but for most it will be tied to visiting during an admitted students' weekend.

In Minnesota's case, you can get up to $300 in travel reimbursement if you attend an ASW and are from out of state.

krj02004
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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby krj02004 » Mon May 17, 2010 5:27 pm

I don't understand why I'm still "in review" in the middle of May!

Anyone else been in review since the beginning of March?

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby cr073137 » Mon May 17, 2010 5:38 pm

taw856 wrote:
buddythedog wrote:Can you guys explain this travel reimbursement thing?

Do a lot of schools have this, or is it fairly rare?

Does it depend on the distance you are relocating from?

How much will the reimburse you?

Thanks!


A lot of schools have it. The conditions will depend on the school, but for most it will be tied to visiting during an admitted students' weekend.

In Minnesota's case, you can get up to $300 in travel reimbursement if you attend an ASW and are from out of state.



In Minnesota's case, you actually can get it even WITHOUT attending the ASW. I dont know if this applies to everyone, because when I asked, they asked for my name to check and then told me that it didnt matter.

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby scgoaliface32 » Tue May 18, 2010 2:11 am

krj02004 wrote:I don't understand why I'm still "in review" in the middle of May!

Anyone else been in review since the beginning of March?


Ya, March 12 to be exact....

JOThompson
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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby JOThompson » Tue May 18, 2010 10:37 am

cbatson wrote:
JCougar wrote:
cbatson wrote:just got a call from admissions, I'm in with 22k in scholarships

169/3.32


Congrats...are you attending for sure?


absolutely no idea. I had no intention to move out to minnesota (from washington) but I didn't get into UW and I'm still waiting on Seattle U. If Seattle U doesn't come through with a ton of scholarships I'll probably attend

Keep in mind that Seattle U scholarships often have top 1/3 requirements. Minnesota basically only requires good standing or a 2.5 GPA. I'd consider a small scholarship from UMN to be far more valuable than a large one at Seattle U, especially when you look at job placement stats. UMN dominates its state and does decently throughout the midwest, whereas Seattle U has a tough time in its own backyard. I was accepted by both schools with money and would've moved to Minnesota in a heartbeat despite the fact that I really hope to practice in the PNW.

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby cruzgator » Wed May 19, 2010 4:40 pm

krj02004 wrote:I don't understand why I'm still "in review" in the middle of May!

Anyone else been in review since the beginning of March?


Was in review since 3/2 and then in review again as of 5/17.

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby wtrke » Thu May 20, 2010 1:41 pm

was in review since 2/19 and then updated 5/14 as still in review. thought they'd for sure have decided by the 12th week, but nope.. still waiting!

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby krj02004 » Fri May 28, 2010 12:44 pm

So, I talked with a an Admissions Dean last night about still being in review for over 2 months. He told me that they are understaffed and most people aren't getting decisions until over 12 weeks.

He also said that once you application has hit 12 weeks in review/complete, THEN you are pushed up to a priority pile to have your file read.

Is it just me, or is this odd? I have not had this experience with any other law school...I've heard back from every other school weeks ago, and I submitted around the same time.

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby scgoaliface32 » Fri May 28, 2010 12:52 pm

Definitely the only school in my cycle still out as well. Someone in the Hastings thread I think joked about Davis employing recent grads in their law library to bump their employment stats; maybe Minn could do the same but put them in the admissions department.

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby ChinaMex » Sat May 29, 2010 3:56 pm

krj02004 wrote:So, I talked with a an Admissions Dean last night about still being in review for over 2 months. He told me that they are understaffed and most people aren't getting decisions until over 12 weeks.

He also said that once you application has hit 12 weeks in review/complete, THEN you are pushed up to a priority pile to have your file read.

Is it just me, or is this odd? I have not had this experience with any other law school...I've heard back from every other school weeks ago, and I submitted around the same time.


Though it sucks to wait and might be totally the fault of the admissions office, I would much rather be waiting for a thorough review of my app than a quick review in order to get decisions done. Then again, all my initial decisions are in and just sitting on a lot of wait lists (Including U of MN) so that constant nagging of an pending app isn't there anymore.

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby lifeaway1985 » Mon May 31, 2010 5:44 am

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goose21
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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby goose21 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:44 pm

Incredibly outrageously slow. It's been well over 12 weeks without even a sign of review or decision. Maybe I'll get a decision email while I'm attending a 1L class at another school? Amazing.

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby krj02004 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:21 pm

goose21 wrote:Incredibly outrageously slow. It's been well over 12 weeks without even a sign of review or decision. Maybe I'll get a decision email while I'm attending a 1L class at another school? Amazing.



I agree.... I think it's very odd that they didn't even send an "update" email to those who have been waiting 12+ weeks about what's going on. To me, that's a bit unprofessional. It's understandable that they are under-staffed given the economy, but there is no excuse to be silent for 3 months with no word as to what's happening on their end. At this point, and initial decision is pointless... isn't their class full by now?




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