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married0L
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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby married0L » Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:18 pm

I have lived in Athens the past two years (been out of private undergrad for three years) and love Athens and would love to answer any questions. Its a good place.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby d-cannon » Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:46 pm

married0L wrote:I have lived in Athens the past two years (been out of private undergrad for three years) and love Athens and would love to answer any questions. Its a good place.


hey, any good public elementary schools within a 1/2 hour of campus? I went on greatschools.org, but didn't see anything promising in Athens. I did not know if there were other cities/counties close by with better schools. Thanks for any recommendations!

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby TTH » Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:49 pm

d-cannon wrote:
married0L wrote:I have lived in Athens the past two years (been out of private undergrad for three years) and love Athens and would love to answer any questions. Its a good place.


hey, any good public elementary schools within a 1/2 hour of campus? I went on greatschools.org, but didn't see anything promising in Athens. I did not know if there were other cities/counties close by with better schools. Thanks for any recommendations!


Related question: How large is the school system in Athens? My SO will be looking for teaching jobs. >.>

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby Midnight Rider » Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:05 pm

TipTravHoot wrote:
d-cannon wrote:
married0L wrote:I have lived in Athens the past two years (been out of private undergrad for three years) and love Athens and would love to answer any questions. Its a good place.


hey, any good public elementary schools within a 1/2 hour of campus? I went on greatschools.org, but didn't see anything promising in Athens. I did not know if there were other cities/counties close by with better schools. Thanks for any recommendations!


Related question: How large is the school system in Athens? My SO will be looking for teaching jobs. >.>


Athens-Clarke County School system is plenty big to find a job, and frankly, a well qualified teacher should have no trouble getting employed. The schools themselves are a mixed bag. I can only speak to the high schools. Cedar Shoals is the preferred one there, a mix of suburban kids, rural Clarke County kids, project kids, and UGA faculty kids. Clarke Central is a bit rougher, as it pulls from a lower income section of town. As you'll find in most places though, there are great people and students to be found in these places, just with different challenges. It is very common for families to move out to neighboring Oconee County for the "better" (read whiter) school systems, for better or for worse. Adds about 20 minutes to your commute, but for some it's worth the trade. Also, there are a couple of private academies to look in to if that's your thing.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby Grizz » Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:09 pm

Finally got my UGA acceptance stuff after in the mail after getting in off status checker. I got a couple letters and a cool UGA Law car decal. The letters said I would know about Merit Scholarships by February 15 at the latest. Hoping for tuition equalization.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby Thunder Jones » Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:12 pm

rad law wrote:Finally got my UGA acceptance stuff after in the mail after getting in off status checker. I got a couple letters and a cool UGA Law car decal. The letters said I would know about Merit Scholarships by February 15 at the latest. Hoping for tuition equalization.


Any idea of how difficult it is to get tuition equalization? I'd love to go to UGa, but don't want to pay the out-of-state for the first year.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby married0L » Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:13 pm

I don't know if that is the case. I came to Athens with my wife as she was entering graduate school. I had experience teaching and could not find a teaching position in the humanities the past two years. You have to remember that we have a huge university that is pumping out education majors and social science degrees so the job market is pretty saturated. However, there are a number of private schools to go along with the previously mentioned public schools.

If you are looking for better schools, the Oconee County School Systems is tops in the state. (it is only a short drive so the commute should not be a problem).

Athens is great for young families. Great small downtown with lots to do, great restaurants, great music, great bars, great athletic events (cheap), mountains are close, Atlanta is close, Greenville (SC) is close. There are some great churches and it quickly just becomes home. I love it. People here are generally well educated, active, recreational, self-sustaining, independent spirit, and very granola.

Let me know if you have any more questions.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby T_Easy » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:30 pm

Acceptance letter came in the mail today!!

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby BriaTharen » Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:15 pm

Rejection through status checker today- bummer, but it's okay since Georgia wasn't really one of my top choices. But in case there was question- they do let you know through status checker if you have been denied, so you don't have to wait on an email.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby tinyone » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:22 pm

Can anyone give me some names of good apartments for grad students. My lease is up in 4 mo. and I'm getting antsy!

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby Thirteen » Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:21 am

Rejected today via status checker. I didn't expect to get in because my GPA is awful, but it still sucks to have my first decision be a rejection. Kudos to Georgia for the quick turnaround on my application (went complete about a week ago).

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby biggiemike000 » Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:12 am

According to status checker I am in! It was a really quick turn around so I'm hoping it is right lol

Applied on LSAC: January 12
Received complete e-mail from UGA: January 20
Admitted according to status checker: January 22

164, 3.87

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby TTH » Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:48 am

Thunder Jones wrote:
rad law wrote:Finally got my UGA acceptance stuff after in the mail after getting in off status checker. I got a couple letters and a cool UGA Law car decal. The letters said I would know about Merit Scholarships by February 15 at the latest. Hoping for tuition equalization.


Any idea of how difficult it is to get tuition equalization? I'd love to go to UGa, but don't want to pay the out-of-state for the first year.



Also, am I reading everything correctly that for out-of-state kids, tuition equalization is the best we can hope for?

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby gogo » Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:58 am

Modian wrote:Anyone apply after their latest round of CRS fee waivers (Jan. 12) hear anything yet? I still haven't gotten a status checker email, and I applied that day.


I applied a few days after you...also haven't received a status checker email. Let me know when you receive yours!

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby crombot » Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:14 pm

TipTravHoot wrote:
Thunder Jones wrote:
rad law wrote:Finally got my UGA acceptance stuff after in the mail after getting in off status checker. I got a couple letters and a cool UGA Law car decal. The letters said I would know about Merit Scholarships by February 15 at the latest. Hoping for tuition equalization.


Any idea of how difficult it is to get tuition equalization? I'd love to go to UGa, but don't want to pay the out-of-state for the first year.



Also, am I reading everything correctly that for out-of-state kids, tuition equalization is the best we can hope for?


I would like to know as well...from what I thought, they often offer tuition equalization, but also still give scholly $$ though. But, don't take my word for it.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby Modian » Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:12 pm

gogo wrote:
Modian wrote:Anyone apply after their latest round of CRS fee waivers (Jan. 12) hear anything yet? I still haven't gotten a status checker email, and I applied that day.


I applied a few days after you...also haven't received a status checker email. Let me know when you receive yours!


complete yesterday, under review today! I wonder if a decision will get posted by the end of the day.....one can hope right?

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby d-cannon » Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:39 pm

married0L wrote:
If you are looking for better schools, the Oconee County School Systems is tops in the state. (it is only a short drive so the commute should not be a problem).


This has been very helpful... UGA is looking better and better.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby Grizz » Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:43 pm

crombot wrote:
TipTravHoot wrote:
Thunder Jones wrote:
rad law wrote:Finally got my UGA acceptance stuff after in the mail after getting in off status checker. I got a couple letters and a cool UGA Law car decal. The letters said I would know about Merit Scholarships by February 15 at the latest. Hoping for tuition equalization.


Any idea of how difficult it is to get tuition equalization? I'd love to go to UGa, but don't want to pay the out-of-state for the first year.



Also, am I reading everything correctly that for out-of-state kids, tuition equalization is the best we can hope for?


I would like to know as well...from what I thought, they often offer tuition equalization, but also still give scholly $$ though. But, don't take my word for it.


Well I hope I know soon, because if UGA becomes just about as cheap as FL, I would much rather go to UGA.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby Zojirushi » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:05 am

Has anyone deciphered the difference between being under review for months vs being held for further review?

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby lookingforlaw » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:20 pm

Zojirushi wrote:Has anyone deciphered the difference between being under review for months vs being held for further review?


I don't know, but it would be kind of awesome if someone did. I was under review for about three weeks, and my status checker was just updated today with "held for further review." Looking at LSN, it seems like they are admitting based on LSAT score now, so I am assuming that those apps held for review aren't over the 164 wall but have high enough GPA's to pull up some splitters they've admitted. Just a theory, but I really hope that my GPA can get me in because it's my #1.

What are the numbers of others held for review? I'm 161/3.76

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby mytwocents » Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:01 pm

lookingforlaw wrote:
Zojirushi wrote:Has anyone deciphered the difference between being under review for months vs being held for further review?


I don't know, but it would be kind of awesome if someone did. I was under review for about three weeks, and my status checker was just updated today with "held for further review." Looking at LSN, it seems like they are admitting based on LSAT score now, so I am assuming that those apps held for review aren't over the 164 wall but have high enough GPA's to pull up some splitters they've admitted. Just a theory, but I really hope that my GPA can get me in because it's my #1.

What are the numbers of others held for review? I'm 161/3.76


I'm 163/3.74, and I've been held since mid-November.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby Slimpee » Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:03 pm

mytwocents wrote:

I'm 163/3.74, and I've been held since mid-November.


They really do have a wall at 164...

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby Thunder Jones » Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:04 pm

Declined by UGA. 160/3.5

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby LadyTarHeelian » Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:37 pm

Got the dreaded "held for further review" today. :(

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby ozarkhack » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:07 pm

LadyTarHeelian wrote:Got the dreaded "held for further review" today. :(


Me too. It kind of sucks, but I'm just glad to see they finally got their Internets working again.

161/3.72.

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