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lawyerlover
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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby lawyerlover » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:30 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!


Cardozo and Fordham aren't very different if you are interested in NYC.... I would go with the full ride - imagine graduating debt free!

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby sjedood » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:42 pm

Just a quick question...I have a 3.88/164...I submitted my app in the beginning of dec but I was waiting on LSAT scores. I was also waiting on a 3rd and good recommendation as well. My 2 other recs are also good. Because of new years I was told my 3rd letter won't post on LSAC until the end of the month. My question is, do I tell fordham to not wait on the 3rd one so that my application gets reviewed much earlier? I want to do what's best for my chances to get in.

Thanks

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby nygrrrl » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:50 pm

sjedood wrote:Just a quick question...I have a 3.88/164...I submitted my app in the beginning of dec but I was waiting on LSAT scores. I was also waiting on a 3rd and good recommendation as well. My 2 other recs are also good. Because of new years I was told my 3rd letter won't post on LSAC until the end of the month. My question is, do I tell fordham to not wait on the 3rd one so that my application gets reviewed much earlier? I want to do what's best for my chances to get in.

Thanks

Fordham doesn't require LORs, so I doubt they will wait at all. (Does your status checker read "complete"?) If it doubt, I'd just give the office a call - they're very nice!

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby dgb87 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:54 pm

I spoke with adcomms about letters of rec when I submitted my app. They said they would rather have the app earlier than have any recommendations at all. At the beginning of the cycle I was told to submit without recs and then just update my file once I got them. It worked out for me...also, I believe operasoprano has said a few times on here that they really don't put that much weight on recommendations, that with Fordham it's all about getting it in early!

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby sjedood » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:59 pm

nygrrrl wrote:
sjedood wrote:Just a quick question...I have a 3.88/164...I submitted my app in the beginning of dec but I was waiting on LSAT scores. I was also waiting on a 3rd and good recommendation as well. My 2 other recs are also good. Because of new years I was told my 3rd letter won't post on LSAC until the end of the month. My question is, do I tell fordham to not wait on the 3rd one so that my application gets reviewed much earlier? I want to do what's best for my chances to get in.

Thanks

Fordham doesn't require LORs, so I doubt they will wait at all. (Does your status checker read "complete"?) If it doubt, I'd just give the office a call - they're very nice!


Thanks...my file has said complete for a few weeks now...

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby nygrrrl » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:34 pm

sjedood wrote:
nygrrrl wrote:
sjedood wrote:Just a quick question...I have a 3.88/164...I submitted my app in the beginning of dec but I was waiting on LSAT scores. I was also waiting on a 3rd and good recommendation as well. My 2 other recs are also good. Because of new years I was told my 3rd letter won't post on LSAC until the end of the month. My question is, do I tell fordham to not wait on the 3rd one so that my application gets reviewed much earlier? I want to do what's best for my chances to get in.

Thanks

Fordham doesn't require LORs, so I doubt they will wait at all. (Does your status checker read "complete"?) If it doubt, I'd just give the office a call - they're very nice!


Thanks...my file has said complete for a few weeks now...


Then you should be good! ITA with everything dgb said, as well - this is exactly what I was told. Good Luck!

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby OperaSoprano » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:43 pm

lawyerlover wrote:
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!


Cardozo and Fordham aren't very different if you are interested in NYC.... I would go with the full ride - imagine graduating debt free!


$15k from Fordham is a very nice scholarship. I've occasionally seen $20k, but that seems to be the max for merit. Still, it couldn't hurt to ask.

I disagree that Fordham and Cardozo are the same for NYC, but a guaranteed full ride from Cardozo would have been tempting. TCR depends on your goals. If you are PI bound this could make sense. If you want to work for a firm, though, you really should go to Fordham, unless you have T14 acceptances. You really ought to visit both schools, and talk to students. I'm friends with a Cardozo 1L who likes her school, though nobody really feels about their school the way I feel about Fordham, with the possible exception of Observationalist and his long abiding love for Vandy.

Also, Nygrrrl is right. She needs to hurry up and get in!

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby nygrrrl » Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:19 pm

OperaSoprano wrote:Also, Nygrrrl is right. She needs to hurry up and get in!


LOL - From your lips to Fordham's ears!!! :mrgreen:

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby goosey » Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:31 pm

I wonder if those files that have been reviewed and put on hold will just be put to the side until april.

I could then stop obsessively checking my status online. Sigh. I'm trying to decide whether waiting for lsat scores is worse than this or not. Jury is still out.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby Boro88 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:48 pm

*Sigh* I have literally given up hope on my home school here. I don't think they are happy with me and I'm therefore unhappy to return there in a few weeks without an admit. Have been complete since 12/1.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby AlanShore » Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:51 pm

Boro88 wrote:*Sigh* I have literally given up hope on my home school here. I don't think they are happy with me and I'm therefore unhappy to return there in a few weeks without an admit. Have been complete since 12/1.

why are you giving up? many people here have been complete BEFORE 12/1! give them some time!

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby Boro88 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:53 pm

AlanShore wrote:
Boro88 wrote:*Sigh* I have literally given up hope on my home school here. I don't think they are happy with me and I'm therefore unhappy to return there in a few weeks without an admit. Have been complete since 12/1.

why are you giving up? many people here have been complete BEFORE 12/1! give them some time!


Can't help but me discouraged. There have been a number of students from my year admitted. Maybe they have a quota for what they take from their own school and it has already been filled. Also the strange WL have me worried. People who should have been admits.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby Cardboardbox » Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:01 pm

Boro88 wrote:*Sigh* I have literally given up hope on my home school here. I don't think they are happy with me and I'm therefore unhappy to return there in a few weeks without an admit. Have been complete since 12/1.


Still complete 11/16. Did get a 32k/year offer from Cardozo, tempting to go to a good school in the city with little debt (comparatively) but Fordham is by far still my #1 choice and I'll be more than happy paying sticker to go. Hoping for good news soon..and to join some of you in the 2013/2014 Fordham thread :D

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby AlanShore » Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:05 pm

Cardboardbox wrote:
Boro88 wrote:*Sigh* I have literally given up hope on my home school here. I don't think they are happy with me and I'm therefore unhappy to return there in a few weeks without an admit. Have been complete since 12/1.


Still complete 11/16. Did get a 32k/year offer from Cardozo, tempting to go to a good school in the city with little debt (comparatively) but Fordham is by far still my #1 choice and I'll be more than happy paying sticker to go. Hoping for good news soon..and to join some of you in the 2013/2014 Fordham thread :D

+1

and don't get discouraged Boro. most acceptances dont happen in december.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby OneKnight » Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:06 pm

Hahahahahah! YEAH! I'm in!
I was literally just staring at LSN/TLS Fordham sections and saying to my SO "Yeah, I should be hearing back from them pretty soon" when I checked my status checker for the third time today. BINGO.
:)

Sent 11/24
Complete 12/1
Admitted 1/7

~166/4.0

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby nygrrrl » Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:07 pm

Boro88 wrote:
AlanShore wrote:
Boro88 wrote:*Sigh* I have literally given up hope on my home school here. I don't think they are happy with me and I'm therefore unhappy to return there in a few weeks without an admit. Have been complete since 12/1.

why are you giving up? many people here have been complete BEFORE 12/1! give them some time!


Can't help but me discouraged. There have been a number of students from my year admitted. Maybe they have a quota for what they take from their own school and it has already been filled. Also the strange WL have me worried. People who should have been admits.


I've been complete since 11/16 and haven't heard a word. BREATHE. I think we're all so accustomed to instant gratification that it's tough to remember that things like this take time. No reason to give up!

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby AlanShore » Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:09 pm

OneKnight wrote:Hahahahahah! YEAH! I'm in!
I was literally just staring at LSN/TLS Fordham sections and saying to my SO "Yeah, I should be hearing back from them pretty soon" when I checked my status checker for the third time today. BINGO.
:)

Sent 11/24
Complete 12/1
Admitted 1/7

~166/4.0

woohoo here come the acceptances!! congrats!!!

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby nygrrrl » Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:10 pm

OneKnight wrote:Hahahahahah! YEAH! I'm in!
I was literally just staring at LSN/TLS Fordham sections and saying to my SO "Yeah, I should be hearing back from them pretty soon" when I checked my status checker for the third time today. BINGO.
:)

Sent 11/24
Complete 12/1
Admitted 1/7

~166/4.0


WOOT! Congrats!

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby J Burrito » Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:11 pm

OneKnight wrote:Hahahahahah! YEAH! I'm in!
I was literally just staring at LSN/TLS Fordham sections and saying to my SO "Yeah, I should be hearing back from them pretty soon" when I checked my status checker for the third time today. BINGO.
:)

Sent 11/24
Complete 12/1
Admitted 1/7

~166/4.0


Congrats!

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby Boro88 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:14 pm

OneKnight wrote:Hahahahahah! YEAH! I'm in!
I was literally just staring at LSN/TLS Fordham sections and saying to my SO "Yeah, I should be hearing back from them pretty soon" when I checked my status checker for the third time today. BINGO.
:)

Sent 11/24
Complete 12/1
Admitted 1/7

~166/4.0



WOOOO Congrats to you!!!

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby goosey » Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:14 pm

OneKnight wrote:Hahahahahah! YEAH! I'm in!
I was literally just staring at LSN/TLS Fordham sections and saying to my SO "Yeah, I should be hearing back from them pretty soon" when I checked my status checker for the third time today. BINGO.
:)

Sent 11/24
Complete 12/1
Admitted 1/7

~166/4.0



CONGRATULATIONS!!!

u post made me rush to the status checker.
nothing.

ny grrl, we are in the same boat.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby AlanShore » Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:14 pm

OneKnight wrote:Hahahahahah! YEAH! I'm in!
I was literally just staring at LSN/TLS Fordham sections and saying to my SO "Yeah, I should be hearing back from them pretty soon" when I checked my status checker for the third time today. BINGO.
:)

Sent 11/24
Complete 12/1
Admitted 1/7

~166/4.0

yes and THANK YOU for immediately posting when you applied/went complete so no one had to ask! :lol:

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby nygrrrl » Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:15 pm

goosey wrote:
OneKnight wrote:Hahahahahah! YEAH! I'm in!
I was literally just staring at LSN/TLS Fordham sections and saying to my SO "Yeah, I should be hearing back from them pretty soon" when I checked my status checker for the third time today. BINGO.
:)

Sent 11/24
Complete 12/1
Admitted 1/7

~166/4.0



CONGRATULATIONS!!!

u post made me rush to the status checker.
nothing.

ny grrl, we are in the same boat.


Thought I remembered that Goosey. Oy. :?

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby goosey » Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:18 pm

nygrrrl wrote:
goosey wrote:
OneKnight wrote:Hahahahahah! YEAH! I'm in!
I was literally just staring at LSN/TLS Fordham sections and saying to my SO "Yeah, I should be hearing back from them pretty soon" when I checked my status checker for the third time today. BINGO.
:)

Sent 11/24
Complete 12/1
Admitted 1/7

~166/4.0



CONGRATULATIONS!!!

u post made me rush to the status checker.
nothing.

ny grrl, we are in the same boat.


Thought I remembered that Goosey. Oy. :?



better to get GOOD news late than bad news early! There are lots of people with better numbers than mine that have already been rejected (complete after me too), so I am just thankful I was not one of them. are you pt? I keep forgetting.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby nygrrrl » Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:26 pm

goosey wrote:
nygrrrl wrote:
goosey wrote:
OneKnight wrote:Hahahahahah! YEAH! I'm in!
I was literally just staring at LSN/TLS Fordham sections and saying to my SO "Yeah, I should be hearing back from them pretty soon" when I checked my status checker for the third time today. BINGO.
:)

Sent 11/24
Complete 12/1
Admitted 1/7

~166/4.0



CONGRATULATIONS!!!

u post made me rush to the status checker.
nothing.

ny grrl, we are in the same boat.


Thought I remembered that Goosey. Oy. :?



better to get GOOD news late than bad news early! There are lots of people with better numbers than mine that have already been rejected (complete after me too), so I am just thankful I was not one of them. are you pt? I keep forgetting.


Yup, I'm PT. (Have a job - will cut it down to ~20 hrs/wk but realistically can only do Evening Program) You?




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