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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby OperaSoprano » Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:38 pm

clem21 wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote:It's true. I would know, because I never meet them. I find plenty of ENTJ boys who want to flirt with me, but I usually fall for INTJs and INTPs because straight male NFs who are single do not exist.

I ought to know (and I have my own shorthand for TLSers and schools, as only someone familiar with law school architecture would have any idea where "The Air-Conditioning Unit" is), but who is TL? I like to think I know every regular poster on TLS, but I probably don't.

Keep being an INFP! As an INFP boy, you are probably like one quarter of one percent of the population.

How do you know all their personalities? I've never had a date ask or was asked by a date what I was

For the record, I'm a Male ENFJ who's recently single... :(


Oooh, I'm sorry. Breakups are never fun, and we take them harder than other types.

I know because I ask, and for those I haven't asked, I know them well enough to reasonably guess. As an NF, you should be able to "call" the types of your nearest and dearest without too much difficulty, though really you want them to test for themselves for the best results.

EDIT: Clem, congrats! Does your Cardozo scholly have a GPA requirement?

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby clem21 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:41 pm

OperaSoprano wrote:
clem21 wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote:It's true. I would know, because I never meet them. I find plenty of ENTJ boys who want to flirt with me, but I usually fall for INTJs and INTPs because straight male NFs who are single do not exist.

I ought to know (and I have my own shorthand for TLSers and schools, as only someone familiar with law school architecture would have any idea where "The Air-Conditioning Unit" is), but who is TL? I like to think I know every regular poster on TLS, but I probably don't.

Keep being an INFP! As an INFP boy, you are probably like one quarter of one percent of the population.

How do you know all their personalities? I've never had a date ask or was asked by a date what I was

For the record, I'm a Male ENFJ who's recently single... :(


Oooh, I'm sorry. Breakups are never fun, and we take them harder than other types.

I know because I ask, and for those I haven't asked, I know them well enough to reasonably guess. As an NF, you should be able to "call" the types of your nearest and dearest without too much difficulty, though really you want them to test for themselves for the best results.

EDIT: Clem, congrats! Does your Cardozo scholly have a GPA requirement?

That's true, I can probably make very educated guesses. Is it odd if my ex-girlfriend was a whole lot less feeling than me? :)

I don't know about the GPA requirement but the woman on the phone just told me I got a full scholly and I'd get a package in a couple weeks.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby guyincognito » Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:49 pm

Withdrew my acceptance today. Purley out of magnanimity, of course. I will be accepting thanks in the form of cash payments or hookers. PM me for more info on how to contribute...

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby OperaSoprano » Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:50 pm

clem21 wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote:
clem21 wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote:It's true. I would know, because I never meet them. I find plenty of ENTJ boys who want to flirt with me, but I usually fall for INTJs and INTPs because straight male NFs who are single do not exist.

I ought to know (and I have my own shorthand for TLSers and schools, as only someone familiar with law school architecture would have any idea where "The Air-Conditioning Unit" is), but who is TL? I like to think I know every regular poster on TLS, but I probably don't.

Keep being an INFP! As an INFP boy, you are probably like one quarter of one percent of the population.

How do you know all their personalities? I've never had a date ask or was asked by a date what I was

For the record, I'm a Male ENFJ who's recently single... :(


Oooh, I'm sorry. Breakups are never fun, and we take them harder than other types.

I know because I ask, and for those I haven't asked, I know them well enough to reasonably guess. As an NF, you should be able to "call" the types of your nearest and dearest without too much difficulty, though really you want them to test for themselves for the best results.

EDIT: Clem, congrats! Does your Cardozo scholly have a GPA requirement?

That's true, I can probably make very educated guesses. Is it odd if my ex-girlfriend was a whole lot less feeling than me? :)

I don't know about the GPA requirement but the woman on the phone just told me I got a full scholly and I'd get a package in a couple weeks.


Not odd, though if you want an NF, you'll have an easier time finding one than I will. All type matches can succeed, but some require way more patience than others. I am good friends with an ESTJ, but I don't know how he can even stand to be friends with me. He's a punctual perfectionist, and I'm... not.

Find out, if you can. Cardozo gave me a good amount of money, but required top 40% standing to keep all of it. I did some research, and discovered the school gives money to 70% of students, but a good number of them will lose their scholarships due to GPA requirements. There are some no strings attached schollies for people with excellent numbers who would not otherwise consider the school (a friend at Cornell was offered one), but these are the exception. Cardozo and BLS are both dead serious about yanking scholarships from people who fall below the threshold, so IMO you will want to be sure before making a decision.

I just wish my beloved school had more money to give. If I ever have the means, I swear I will start a scholarship fund here.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby clem21 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:05 pm

OperaSoprano wrote:Not odd, though if you want an NF, you'll have an easier time finding one than I will. All type matches can succeed, but some require way more patience than others. I am good friends with an ESTJ, but I don't know how he can even stand to be friends with me. He's a punctual perfectionist, and I'm... not.

Find out, if you can. Cardozo gave me a good amount of money, but required top 40% standing to keep all of it. I did some research, and discovered the school gives money to 70% of students, but a good number of them will lose their scholarships due to GPA requirements. There are some no strings attached schollies for people with excellent numbers who would not otherwise consider the school (a friend at Cornell was offered one), but these are the exception. Cardozo and BLS are both dead serious about yanking scholarships from people who fall below the threshold, so IMO you will want to be sure before making a decision.

I just wish my beloved school had more money to give. If I ever have the means, I swear I will start a scholarship fund here.

D'you think I should let them know about Cardozo and ask if they can help make my decision a whole lot easier? And how do I even go about that?

Yeesh, 70% is a lot...

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby OperaSoprano » Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:09 pm

clem21 wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote:Not odd, though if you want an NF, you'll have an easier time finding one than I will. All type matches can succeed, but some require way more patience than others. I am good friends with an ESTJ, but I don't know how he can even stand to be friends with me. He's a punctual perfectionist, and I'm... not.

Find out, if you can. Cardozo gave me a good amount of money, but required top 40% standing to keep all of it. I did some research, and discovered the school gives money to 70% of students, but a good number of them will lose their scholarships due to GPA requirements. There are some no strings attached schollies for people with excellent numbers who would not otherwise consider the school (a friend at Cornell was offered one), but these are the exception. Cardozo and BLS are both dead serious about yanking scholarships from people who fall below the threshold, so IMO you will want to be sure before making a decision.

I just wish my beloved school had more money to give. If I ever have the means, I swear I will start a scholarship fund here.

D'you think I should let them know about Cardozo and ask if they can help make my decision a whole lot easier? And how do I even go about that?

Yeesh, 70% is a lot...


If you live in New York, go in and visit. If not, a phone call or email works, but you really want to know this. Even if you don't live nearby, you really should visit if you possibly can.

Most of those people get a lot less than a full ride. I got $15k/year for numbers that were nothing special (164/3.37), especially since I was on hold first. As you can guess, I'm paying sticker at Fordham, and in my case there was literally no decision to be made, just jubilation in the streets when I got the news.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby goosey » Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:23 pm

just registered for february. here it gooooes. last shot.

and ps- I am probably going to visit fordham after the feb lsat. Maybe the Monday after. I will bring cupcakes that say "please!!!" on them. they will promptly throw me out of the admissions office :) but for real...I am visiting :) maybe without the cupcake haha

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby tate033 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:52 pm

My #s are above the PT medians but below FT, and I'm on the FT WL. I would love to go to Fordham, even if it has to be PT the first year and transfering in after that. Is it too late to change my app to PT, and is anyone else considering doing this/recommend for or against it?

Also as a 22-year-old straight from UG, I'm curious if there is much socializing that goes on outside of class, or if PTers are mostly people who go home to their jobs and families at the end of the day? (this might have been addressed already, if so sorry!)

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby dgb87 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:04 pm

I have the same dilemma as Clem...

Cardozo Full Ride- No strings attached (guaranteed all 3 years) plus stipend vs. 15k scholarship for Fordham.

When would you all suggest negotiating with Fordham for more money? Should I wait or go ahead and do it before they give out all of their scholarship resources?

Help please!

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby goosey » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:32 pm

dgb87 wrote:I have the same dilemma as Clem...

Cardozo Full Ride- No strings attached (guaranteed all 3 years) plus stipend vs. 15k scholarship for Fordham.

When would you all suggest negotiating with Fordham for more money? Should I wait or go ahead and do it before they give out all of their scholarship resources?

Help please!



awesome deal with cardozo. congratulations. Youre in a pretty lucky position right now having to decide between full ride at cardozo and 15k at forhdam and i think the decision ultimately depends on what you want to do with your degree. Despite what people make it out to seem on this board, I hardly think a degree from cardozo will leave you homeless and begging on the streets--if you want biglaw, well then its an uphill battle, but cardozo is a good school. fordham is better, and I think if I was in your position I would probably be a bit confused as well, but really...what do you want to do with your degree? Being debt free is pretty awesome if you know you can work hard and do well at cardozo. Fordham, on the other hand, is a bit more of a sure thing.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby beebs » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:40 pm

Hey clem -

FWIW, I called the admission office yesterday to ask if all scholarship info went out with acceptances, and she assured me that they did NOT. You and I (hopefully!) could be still waiting on scholarship letters. Here's to hoping!

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby clem21 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:47 am

beebs wrote:Hey clem -

FWIW, I called the admission office yesterday to ask if all scholarship info went out with acceptances, and she assured me that they did NOT. You and I (hopefully!) could be still waiting on scholarship letters. Here's to hoping!

I'll drink to that.

Of course I'll drink to most anything so that's not saying much...

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby nygrrrl » Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:07 am

Sooo.... when do we think the next round of A/D/WLs will go out? Next week?

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby Zapatero » Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:26 am

No lie, totally had a dream last night about getting accepted w/ $$$. It was weird because they sent an email to my dad, and I had to climb a huge wall to read it. I awoke confused and a bit discouraged.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby beebs » Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:36 am

clem21 wrote:
beebs wrote:Hey clem -

FWIW, I called the admission office yesterday to ask if all scholarship info went out with acceptances, and she assured me that they did NOT. You and I (hopefully!) could be still waiting on scholarship letters. Here's to hoping!

I'll drink to that.

Of course I'll drink to most anything so that's not saying much...


Drinks? Yes, please.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby RubyDoomsday » Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:55 am

Hey all, I am finally getting back on this board with some good news for the waitlisters.

According to a friend whose cousin is a proffesor at Fordham Law and a department chair, Fordham always has more EA applicants then it really wants and they WL an unusually high number. According to my source, anyone WLed from EA is unocficially considered before the people waitlisted people from RD.

I am still trying to figure out where this puts anyone WLed ED in comparison to the RD candidates generally, I will report back when I hear.

Hope everyone had a happy holiday :)

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby nygrrrl » Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:17 am

RubyDoomsday wrote:Hey all, I am finally getting back on this board with some good news for the waitlisters.

According to a friend whose cousin is a proffesor at Fordham Law and a department chair, Fordham always has more EA applicants then it really wants and they WL an unusually high number. According to my source, anyone WLed from EA is unocficially considered before the people waitlisted people from RD.

I am still trying to figure out where this puts anyone WLed ED in comparison to the RD candidates generally, I will report back when I hear.

Hope everyone had a happy holiday :)


Hey, Ruby! Happy New Year to you, too - and thanks for the info. (I know it's only been 2 months, but somehow it feels as if this waiting/uncertainty has been going on forever!)
:)

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby goosey » Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:59 am

I wonder when we'll hear again.

::waits::

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby H. E. Pennypacker » Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:16 pm

Anyone check on LSN to see when the first decisions came out in January of last year? That might give you a better idea...

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Postby nygrrrl » Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:37 pm

H. E. Pennypacker wrote:Anyone check on LSN to see when the first decisions came out in January of last year? That might give you a better idea...


I checked it out a while back... think they were clumped around 1/13

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby goodolgil » Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:17 pm

So I'm in at Duke and Cornell, but haven't received any money offers (yet), but Fordham offerred me 25k a year, guaranteed. What would you guys do?

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby TWoodWil » Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:35 pm

goodolgil wrote:So I'm in at Duke and Cornell, but haven't received any money offers (yet), but Fordham offerred me 25k a year, guaranteed. What would you guys do?


Wait for Duke and Cornell, then make the decision.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby tesoro » Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:36 pm

beebs wrote:Hey clem -

FWIW, I called the admission office yesterday to ask if all scholarship info went out with acceptances, and she assured me that they did NOT. You and I (hopefully!) could be still waiting on scholarship letters. Here's to hoping!


Hey guys, I hate to be the bringer of bad news.

I'm not sure who you spoke to Beebs, but I got a different response from the office. I asked a few questions by e-mail about merit aid, including specifically asking if merit aid is granted at other times than when an applicant is admitted. This was sent to the main admissions e-mail address. My e-mail was responded to by the main e-mail address, referring me to a specific person directly involved with the granting merit aid. Before I had a chance to form an e-mail directly to that person, that person wrote me (I guess my e-mail was forwarded to that adcomm?) and each specific question was responded to.

I was told unambigously that there are only two times at which an applicant receives merit aid. 1) At the time of admission, and 2) after the 1L year if a student is at the top of their class GPA-wise. I was also specifically told that I will not be receiving any merit aid.

Therefore, it looks like I (and some of you) unfortunately are faced with paying sticker or withdrawing. I'm probably paying sticker, but can't say for sure until I hear back from some peer schools. Better to be informed of bad news, rather than wait with a false sense of optimism. Sorry guys, hope this helps...

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby nygrrrl » Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:50 am

Hi Fordham.
Good morning!
Just wanted to say hello....
Gosh, you look nice today. Did you lose weight? You did, didn't you.
Well, just checking in. Hope 2010 has been great for you, so far.
You know where to reach me.
love, NYGrrrl

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby LaurenGayle » Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:55 am

Hey all!

Just wanted to let you know that I have an appointment with the financial aid office. Of course I have my own questions, but if anyone has any general questions that they would like answered, let me know. I can get a general overview and report back.

Also, I found this to be very helpful in explaining the process: http://www.law.fordham.edu/financialaid




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