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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby missvik218 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:04 am

jennylynn wrote:No mistake. First day = double civ pro. It's not that bad, though. Just make sure your alarm doesn't forget to go off and you wake up at 9:03 like me... bad first day. Don't do it, kids. :wink:

:| Really?! What else can you tell us about what to expect from Orientation?

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby jennylynn » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:55 pm

missvik218 wrote:
jennylynn wrote:No mistake. First day = double civ pro. It's not that bad, though. Just make sure your alarm doesn't forget to go off and you wake up at 9:03 like me... bad first day. Don't do it, kids. :wink:

:| Really?! What else can you tell us about what to expect from Orientation?

Wear something you don't mind sitting for a long time in. It's mostly boring but it has to be done. They just talk at you for a long time, but the profs they had speak last year were pretty enjoyable (to me). It's nothing stressful. :)

And I have no idea when you can start using the gym. But you can't get in without a student ID so I would guess after you get your ID? :?:

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby eagerbeaver » Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:03 pm

Thanks, Jennylynn. That sounds right--it makes sense that I would have to wait until after I get an id. Oh, well :(

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby TheBigMediocre » Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:04 pm

eagerbeaver wrote:Thanks, Jennylynn. That sounds right--it makes sense that I would have to wait until after I get an id. Oh, well :(


I'm going to be in Athens starting July 26th, so I'm going to try to get an ID early for specifically this reason. I need a gym to go to for those couple of weeks. EB, PM me if you'd be interested in meeting up.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby eagerbeaver » Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:12 pm

TheBigMediocre wrote:
eagerbeaver wrote:Thanks, Jennylynn. That sounds right--it makes sense that I would have to wait until after I get an id. Oh, well :(


I'm going to be in Athens starting July 26th, so I'm going to try to get an ID early for specifically this reason. I need a gym to go to for those couple of weeks. EB, PM me if you'd be interested in meeting up.


Oh good--I'm not the only one. TBM, can you let me know if you manage to get the ID early? If its possible, I'd love to meet up (although I'm a woman and may not be the strongest spotter, if that's what you were hoping for :) )

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby TheBigMediocre » Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:10 pm

eagerbeaver wrote:
TheBigMediocre wrote:
eagerbeaver wrote:Thanks, Jennylynn. That sounds right--it makes sense that I would have to wait until after I get an id. Oh, well :(


I'm going to be in Athens starting July 26th, so I'm going to try to get an ID early for specifically this reason. I need a gym to go to for those couple of weeks. EB, PM me if you'd be interested in meeting up.


Oh good--I'm not the only one. TBM, can you let me know if you manage to get the ID early? If its possible, I'd love to meet up (although I'm a woman and may not be the strongest spotter, if that's what you were hoping for :) )


Haha, I'll let you know for sure. I was also just saying meet up as in "yo, grab a beer" or something since we'll be classmates lol.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby eagerbeaver » Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:37 pm

TheBigMediocre wrote:
eagerbeaver wrote:
TheBigMediocre wrote:
eagerbeaver wrote:Thanks, Jennylynn. That sounds right--it makes sense that I would have to wait until after I get an id. Oh, well :(


I'm going to be in Athens starting July 26th, so I'm going to try to get an ID early for specifically this reason. I need a gym to go to for those couple of weeks. EB, PM me if you'd be interested in meeting up.


Oh good--I'm not the only one. TBM, can you let me know if you manage to get the ID early? If its possible, I'd love to meet up (although I'm a woman and may not be the strongest spotter, if that's what you were hoping for :) )


Haha, I'll let you know for sure. I was also just saying meet up as in "yo, grab a beer" or something since we'll be classmates lol.


Ha. Okay, phew. I'm much better at beer than I am at bench-pressing. I'll post when I'm in Athens and maybe we can get a pre-orientation group together. Talk to you then!

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby cake » Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:10 pm

missvik218 wrote:
jennylynn wrote:No mistake. First day = double civ pro. It's not that bad, though. Just make sure your alarm doesn't forget to go off and you wake up at 9:03 like me... bad first day. Don't do it, kids. :wink:

:| Really?! What else can you tell us about what to expect from Orientation?

You get to meet a bunch of cool people. Also, they will take a picture (headshot) of you on the second or third day of orientation. This photo will be what other students see when looking you up in the directory and what future employers/interviewers will be able to see before interviewing you. It'd be a good idea to bring a more formal top for this.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby TheBigMediocre » Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:00 am

cake wrote:You get to meet a bunch of cool people. Also, they will take a picture (headshot) of you on the second or third day of orientation. This photo will be what other students see when looking you up in the directory and what future employers/interviewers will be able to see before interviewing you. It'd be a good idea to bring a more formal top for this.


It looks like I'll be bringing the "I F*ck on the First Date" shirt out of storage.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby missvik218 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:05 am

TheBigMediocre wrote:
cake wrote:You get to meet a bunch of cool people. Also, they will take a picture (headshot) of you on the second or third day of orientation. This photo will be what other students see when looking you up in the directory and what future employers/interviewers will be able to see before interviewing you. It'd be a good idea to bring a more formal top for this.

It looks like I'll be bringing the "I F*ck on the First Date" shirt out of storage.

:lol: This reminds me of the t-shirt I wore on my run last night "BOOBSTOCK 2004; Peace, Love, & Boobies" it earned me a few extra honks. TBF it was from a breast cancer awareness fundraiser ... Cake, do they give you a heads up as to which day they're going to take these or we should just come prepared with a change of clothes?!

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby jennylynn » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:46 am

missvik218 wrote:
TheBigMediocre wrote:
cake wrote:You get to meet a bunch of cool people. Also, they will take a picture (headshot) of you on the second or third day of orientation. This photo will be what other students see when looking you up in the directory and what future employers/interviewers will be able to see before interviewing you. It'd be a good idea to bring a more formal top for this.

It looks like I'll be bringing the "I F*ck on the First Date" shirt out of storage.

:lol: This reminds me of the t-shirt I wore on my run last night "BOOBSTOCK 2004; Peace, Love, & Boobies" it earned me a few extra honks. TBF it was from a breast cancer awareness fundraiser ... Cake, do they give you a heads up as to which day they're going to take these or we should just come prepared with a change of clothes?!


First, by "cool people", cake means me. And I guess him. (jk love you!) :wink:
Second, yes, they let you know.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby Kchuck » Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:37 pm

I'm curious....

Anyone that applied this cycle with 166/3.6ish numbers, what kind of financial aid package did you get?

Thanks in advance, and before anyone tells me to go look at LSN, shut the hell up.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby iShotFirst » Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:08 am

Does anyone have any housing advice, what are good apartments, areas, etc?

Are apartments easy or easy enough to come by if you just show up in August and get one, or would most of the decent city apartments be snatched up already?

How is the family housing on campus?

Any advice would be much appreciated.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby Drockman » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:32 am

Kchuck wrote:I'm curious....

Anyone that applied this cycle with 166/3.6ish numbers, what kind of financial aid package did you get?

Thanks in advance, and before anyone tells me to go look at LSN, shut the hell up.


Hilarity.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby eagerbeaver » Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:08 pm

Hey guys, I'm feeling a little dense with this and thought someone may be able to set me straight...

I received a "tuition equalization" scholarship but the amount that I received does not seem to "equalize" my tuition payment (as a non-resident) with that of residents. I have a call into the law school and to the financial aid office but, in the meantime, would love some insight into where I went wrong with my math...

$31,954 Non-Resident* Tuition
- $15,758 "Tuition Equalization" Scholarship Amount that I received
$16,196 my tution....but $14,148=Georgia Resident Tuition
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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby jennylynn » Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:11 pm

Fees add on quite a bit.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby TheBigMediocre » Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:16 pm

Missvik can tell you more, but I think we got a tuition increase without a scholarship increase.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby missvik218 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:23 pm

TheBigMediocre wrote:Missvik can tell you more, but I think we got a tuition increase without a scholarship increase.

I can in fact tell you that they increased the tuition rates without adjusting the scholarship amount in the financial aid office. I spoke with Ramsey Bridges in the Admission Office and she met with the Director of Financial Aid, I belive we should be seeing an updated amount of scholarship money in the coming days. If I do not see it by the middle of next week I'll follow up, but for now I think we're supposed to be patient. Our tuition should end up being the $14,148 as shown on their website, ALSO please note that this number does not include the $1,666 for resident fees, so total tuition for IS and IS equalization is now $15,814.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby eagerbeaver » Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:29 pm

missvik218 wrote:
TheBigMediocre wrote:Missvik can tell you more, but I think we got a tuition increase without a scholarship increase.

I can in fact tell you that they increased the tuition rates without adjusting the scholarship amount in the financial aid office. I spoke with Ramsey Bridges in the Admission Office and she met with the Director of Financial Aid, I belive we should be seeing an updated amount of scholarship money in the coming days. If I do not see it by the middle of next week I'll follow up, but for now I think we're supposed to be patient. Our tuition should end up being the $14,148 as shown on their website, ALSO please note that this number does not include the $1,666 for resident fees, so total tuition for IS and IS equalization is now $15,814.


Ohhh, okay. You're way ahead of me. I just sat down today to crank out the numbers and noticed the disparity. Thanks for your response and for checking into this.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby missvik218 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:31 pm

eagerbeaver wrote:
missvik218 wrote:
TheBigMediocre wrote:Missvik can tell you more, but I think we got a tuition increase without a scholarship increase.

I can in fact tell you that they increased the tuition rates without adjusting the scholarship amount in the financial aid office. I spoke with Ramsey Bridges in the Admission Office and she met with the Director of Financial Aid, I belive we should be seeing an updated amount of scholarship money in the coming days. If I do not see it by the middle of next week I'll follow up, but for now I think we're supposed to be patient. Our tuition should end up being the $14,148 as shown on their website, ALSO please note that this number does not include the $1,666 for resident fees, so total tuition for IS and IS equalization is now $15,814.


Ohhh, okay. You're way ahead of me. I just sat down today to crank out the numbers and noticed the disparity. Thanks for your response and for checking into this.

Very welcome, I'll post an update as soon as I have one.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby TheBigMediocre » Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:32 pm

I like to sit around while Missvik does the real work.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby jennylynn » Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:38 pm

TheBigMediocre wrote:I like to sit around while Missvik does the real work.

Work this arrangement come outlining time. :wink:

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby eagerbeaver » Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:12 pm

TheBigMediocre wrote:I like to sit around while Missvik does the real work.


Haha. I second this. Missvik, please make sure to be in my section. Thanks.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby married0L » Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:54 am

Regarding apartments, my personal preference would be Five Points or West Athens areas. A lot of students live on the East Side but I have been in Athens two years and can count the number of times I have been over there on one hand. You should not have a problem finding a house to rent (from an owner) if that is what you want (you'll get more room for less money and a yard in a nieighborhood). Check out craigslist as there is still a lot available. I would not wait until August. I don't know much about individual apartment complexes but I don't see why one would want to live in an apartment when they could get a house. Stay away from anything on the North side (i.e. MLK Jr Dr).

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby jennylynn » Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:41 pm

I live in someone's basement on the East side, and I like it. It's much larger than most apartments for much less rent. You can drive around and find a lot of "for rent" places. I found mine on Craig's List.




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