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GoodToBeTheKing
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Re: Southwestern

Postby GoodToBeTheKing » Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:33 am

Danteshek wrote:Got the offer from the Securities and Exchange Commission. Going to DC this summer!



congrats man! that sounds like it will be a lot of fun!

on the downside.... you are missing out on "summertime in the LBC" haha oh well, plenty of summers to come!

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Re: Southwestern

Postby GoodToBeTheKing » Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:37 am

SwollenMonkey wrote:
SwollenMonkey wrote:So now that I'm on the wait-list, what can I do? Does anyone have an idea as to how wait-list work? Who gets admitted after being placed on the wait-list?



I have just received the wait-list letter from SWLS. What happens if I do not write the additional statements? What happens if I do?


I'm going to fill it out and send it ASAP as this is my first choice.



Did you end up answering the two questions? It says on my wait list letter that if I do write them they have to accompany the wait list response. I am almost done writing the answers... i think I am mailing it in tomorrow.

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Re: Southwestern

Postby Danteshek » Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:40 pm

rossrobert wrote:I know I posted something similiar last week, however my status still says "pending LSDAS report" going on to 3 weeks now. Has this been the same case for other people as well? every other school I applied to has all my materials, even the ones I sent after this application.

Also, I think I read how someone said it could take 8-10 weeks to reach a decision. How much time do you have to wait between your file being complete to it going into review?

August will be here before we know it and as I live on the East Coast, I would have to move. Do you think there is any chance I will hear in April about my decision?


Don't worry about this unless and until you are wait-listed. You will have a decision (in or wait-list) long before you would need to make a move. However, you could always move out here sooner (before you have a final decision) and plan to attend a California law school. Even if you strike out completely, California Western in San Diego starts a section in January, so you wouldn't have to wait an entire year to start law school.

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Re: Southwestern

Postby onthecusp » Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:12 pm

Just got back from Southwestern, I went down to the admissions office to drop off my waitlist acceptance letter along with my two essays in person. I walked around a little bit; beautiful campus, near Staples Center, the students seem sharp meandering within a eagerly studious atmosphere. Night and day from the tier 4's in the region, and certainly not as laid back as Chapman. Here's hoping for the best.

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Re: Southwestern

Postby rossrobert » Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:16 pm

onthecusp wrote:Just got back from Southwestern, I went down to the admissions office to drop off my waitlist acceptance letter along with my two essays in person. I walked around a little bit; beautiful campus, near Staples Center, the students seem sharp meandering within a eagerly studious atmosphere. Night and day from the tier 4's in the region, and certainly not as laid back as Chapman. Here's hoping for the best.


What do they ask you in these essays?

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Re: Southwestern

Postby onthecusp » Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:46 pm

rossrobert wrote:
onthecusp wrote:Just got back from Southwestern, I went down to the admissions office to drop off my waitlist acceptance letter along with my two essays in person. I walked around a little bit; beautiful campus, near Staples Center, the students seem sharp meandering within a eagerly studious atmosphere. Night and day from the tier 4's in the region, and certainly not as laid back as Chapman. Here's hoping for the best.


What do they ask you in these essays?


They ask you two separate questions....describe any academic difficulties you had and how you fixed it.....how will you decide which school to attend if you are admitted into more than one school.

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Re: Southwestern

Postby rossrobert » Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:10 pm

Does anyone know if you can take more than 9 credits 1st and 2nd semester as a part-time student? also, do you think you can be placed as a full-time student after your first year? I've been trying to find this on their website, but having no luck.

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Re: Southwestern

Postby Danteshek » Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:07 pm

rossrobert wrote:Does anyone know if you can take more than 9 credits 1st and 2nd semester as a part-time student? also, do you think you can be placed as a full-time student after your first year? I've been trying to find this on their website, but having no luck.


No, but you can take summer school during your first summer (probably 6 credits). That will put you at 24 credits. At that point I think you can register as a full time student . However, you'll need to do some extra catching up to finish in 3 years.

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Re: Southwestern

Postby GoodToBeTheKing » Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:46 am

mailing my wait list form and answers to the questions today. here is to everyone who knows they don't want to attend and will withdraw asap! Cheers!

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Re: Southwestern

Postby uwb09 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:51 am

sending in my withdraw e-mail today, L.A. just doesn't seem like a right fit for me city wise, hope someone gets my spot and does big things with it! 8)

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Re: Southwestern

Postby onthecusp » Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:10 pm

uwb09 wrote:sending in my withdraw e-mail today, L.A. just doesn't seem like a right fit for me city wise, hope someone gets my spot and does big things with it! 8)


Thank you sir!

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Re: Southwestern

Postby rossrobert » Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:17 pm

My status changed today to "file complete and ready for review"

How long does it usually take for your application to be reviewed once file is complete? Thanks.

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Re: Southwestern

Postby SwollenMonkey » Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:32 pm

GoodToBeTheKing wrote:
SwollenMonkey wrote:
SwollenMonkey wrote:So now that I'm on the wait-list, what can I do? Does anyone have an idea as to how wait-list work? Who gets admitted after being placed on the wait-list?



I have just received the wait-list letter from SWLS. What happens if I do not write the additional statements? What happens if I do?


I'm going to fill it out and send it ASAP as this is my first choice.



Did you end up answering the two questions? It says on my wait list letter that if I do write them they have to accompany the wait list response. I am almost done writing the answers... i think I am mailing it in tomorrow.


Yes, I will answer the two questions. Almost done. Will be done by this Friday maybe earlier. I'd like to finish today, but I must earn minimum wage, lol.

Don't forget to print them out on resume paper.

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Re: Southwestern

Postby SwollenMonkey » Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:14 pm

rossrobert wrote:I know I posted something similiar last week, however my status still says "pending LSDAS report" going on to 3 weeks now. Has this been the same case for other people as well? every other school I applied to has all my materials, even the ones I sent after this application.

Also, I think I read how someone said it could take 8-10 weeks to reach a decision. How much time do you have to wait between your file being complete to it going into review?

August will be here before we know it and as I live on the East Coast, I would have to move. Do you think there is any chance I will hear in April about my decision?


August is a ways-away. What part of L.A. do you wish to live in? Apartments-a-plenty around the SWLS area.

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Re: Southwestern

Postby rossrobert » Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:22 pm

SwollenMonkey wrote:
rossrobert wrote:I know I posted something similiar last week, however my status still says "pending LSDAS report" going on to 3 weeks now. Has this been the same case for other people as well? every other school I applied to has all my materials, even the ones I sent after this application.

Also, I think I read how someone said it could take 8-10 weeks to reach a decision. How much time do you have to wait between your file being complete to it going into review?

August will be here before we know it and as I live on the East Coast, I would have to move. Do you think there is any chance I will hear in April about my decision?


August is a ways away. What part of L.A. do you wish to live in? Apartments-a-plenty around the SWLS area.



I don't really know, I have only been to LA once last year, so I would have to ask my friends that live there/ask around.

Anyway, my file has not even been reviewed yet just went complete today, so who even knows when I will hear. I applied for the full-time, part-time ( day and night), so hopefully I will be accepted to one, but who knows.

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Re: Southwestern

Postby GATORTIM » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:22 pm

rossrobert wrote:My status changed today to "file complete and ready for review"

How long does it usually take for your application to be reviewed once file is complete? Thanks.


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Re: Southwestern

Postby SwollenMonkey » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:42 pm

Is SWLS located in an urban setting? I think so because the immediate area is so diverse.

What do you all think?

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Re: Southwestern

Postby GATORTIM » Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:06 pm

SwollenMonkey wrote:Is SWLS located in an urban setting? I think so because the immediate area is so diverse.

What do you all think?


LA is the 2nd largest city in the United States

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Re: Southwestern

Postby GoodToBeTheKing » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:49 pm

Not to mention it's on wilshire and near downtown.

And yes their resume paper is a bit much

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Re: Southwestern

Postby littlepiggie818 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:32 pm

Submitted my deposit this morning.

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Re: Southwestern

Postby Danteshek » Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:36 pm

littlepiggie818 wrote:Submitted my deposit this morning.


Congratulations!

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Re: Southwestern

Postby rossrobert » Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:10 pm

littlepiggie818 wrote:Submitted my deposit this morning.


How much is the first seat deposit?

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Re: Southwestern

Postby littlepiggie818 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:15 pm

$500

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Re: Southwestern

Postby rossrobert » Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:39 pm

littlepiggie818 wrote:$500


How long did your application review take?

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Re: Southwestern

Postby littlepiggie818 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:04 pm

rossrobert wrote:
littlepiggie818 wrote:$500


How long did your application review take?


I applied mid-November and received my acceptance about 6 weeks after my application completed. When I visited the school in January, one girl who used to work for admission told me that the school takes at least 2 months to get back to applicants. This is also the first year that they're interviewing people for scholarship.




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