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ChattTNdt
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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby ChattTNdt » Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:18 pm

Called admissions today to check the status of my application... left a message, which was returned very promptly via e-mail. The e-mail said my application was "in line to be reviewed by their staff tomorrow"!

Anyone else had an update such as this, and subsequently received a decision, that can give me a timeframe from this point? edit: I see that an e-mail to applicants at this point in the process has stated they will receive a decision in May...ughhh.

Boulder is option 1B for me, and I went "decision letter in transit" at my 1A today. Hoping this is a lucky week!

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby traehekat » Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:22 pm

ChattTNdt wrote:Called admissions today to check the status of my application... left a message, which was returned very promptly via e-mail. The e-mail said my application was "in line to be reviewed by their staff tomorrow"!

Anyone else had an update such as this, and subsequently received a decision, that can give me a timeframe from this point? edit: I see that an e-mail to applicants at this point in the process has stated they will receive a decision in May...ughhh.

Boulder is option 1B for me, and I went "decision letter in transit" at my 1A today. Hoping this is a lucky week!



When did you go complete at CU?

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby ChattTNdt » Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:25 pm

traehekat wrote:
ChattTNdt wrote:Called admissions today to check the status of my application... left a message, which was returned very promptly via e-mail. The e-mail said my application was "in line to be reviewed by their staff tomorrow"!

Anyone else had an update such as this, and subsequently received a decision, that can give me a timeframe from this point? edit: I see that an e-mail to applicants at this point in the process has stated they will receive a decision in May...ughhh.

Boulder is option 1B for me, and I went "decision letter in transit" at my 1A today. Hoping this is a lucky week!



When did you go complete at CU?


I might not be officially complete yet. My application fee and certification letter were received 2/19, and the e-mail I received today said that she could see from my electronic application that everything they need to consider my application complete is in their office.

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby Headybrah » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:30 pm

I wish they'd let me know soon they are currently my #1! and I got seat deposits due in 2 weeks!

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby tara_law » Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:02 am

I am stuck on the wait list CU is my first choice. I am meeting with them next week. I wonder whether you can defer off the wait list? That would be ideal, so that I can save more money working for another year. Although, if they let in just for this year, I'd jump at the chance.

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby mazzini » Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:13 am

Has anyone here received any scholarship offers from CU? I ask because I live in Colorado and while CU is not my top choice with the right amount of money thrown my way I would strongly consider attending.

Would I be competitive for a scholly at 168/3.3? Barring I don't get rejected, of course. My app. is still in review and according to the admissions office I won't have a decision for 2-3 weeks.

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby Padimud » Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:16 am

My scholarship notice came via mail a couple of weeks ago. However, I am most likely withdrawing here in the next week or so (unless something jumps out and changes my mind) which means a seat and $50K will be available for the taking.

Good luck.

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby the lantern » Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:23 am

mazzini wrote:Has anyone here received any scholarship offers from CU? I ask because I live in Colorado and while CU is not my top choice with the right amount of money thrown my way I would strongly consider attending.

Would I be competitive for a scholly at 168/3.3? Barring I don't get rejected, of course. My app. is still in review and according to the admissions office I won't have a decision for 2-3 weeks.


I received $19k with 165/2.97, so you might be looking good for a scholarship, but I am out of state so that might matter as well.

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby dudders » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:09 am

Don't hold your breath Mazzini. I got admitted in December with 169/3.4, and within the last two weeks received a letter in the mail offering a merit scholdarship of $5k per year. I feel kinda shafted actually - I'm not only in-state, but I was expecting more from CU. I'm with Mazzini in that CU isn't my first choice, but with any (serious) scholarship they would have been a serious consideration.

Hey, it sounds bratty, but I've got accepted to better schools offering me more $$. To be honest, they're going to have to give me more grants in my financial aid package or at least come close to matching some of the offers I have elsewhere, or they're going to lose me for 2013.

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby mazzini » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:17 am

I got admitted in December with 169/3.4, and within the last two weeks received a letter in the mail offering a merit scholdarship of $5k per year.


Wow... that's disconcerting. If that's all they could offer I would immediately withdraw.

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby uwb09 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:25 am

with that 5K tuition drops to like 17K, in a city where COL is like 10-15K, 30K total cost of attendance seems like a decent deal to me

that's like receiving 25-30K a year from out of state/private schools

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby j.wellington » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:36 am

uwb09 wrote:with that 5K tuition drops to like 17K, in a city where COL is like 10-15K, 30K total cost of attendance seems like a decent deal to me

that's like receiving 25-30K a year from out of state/private schools


Eh... The COL estimate provided by the school is a low-ball. Boulder is actually a very expensive place to live.

On that note, I'm headed there today. Wee!

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby Jerome » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:38 am

j.wellington wrote:
uwb09 wrote:with that 5K tuition drops to like 17K, in a city where COL is like 10-15K, 30K total cost of attendance seems like a decent deal to me

that's like receiving 25-30K a year from out of state/private schools


Eh... The COL estimate provided by the school is a low-ball. Boulder is actually a very expensive place to live.

On that note, I'm headed there today. Wee!

I think 15k for 9 months is about right, if you have a car and you don't live high on the hog.

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby the lantern » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:41 am

Even if you live in a 1 bedroom apartment you should easily be able to get by on 15k (talking about all 12 months). I am pretty sure I'll be able to live for under 10k with roommates. It is a very expensive place but you're underestimating just how frugal it is possible to be.

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby Jerome » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:54 am

the lantern wrote:Even if you live in a 1 bedroom apartment you should easily be able to get by on 15k (talking about all 12 months). I am pretty sure I'll be able to live for under 10k with roommates. It is a very expensive place but you're underestimating just how frugal it is possible to be.

Fully aware that the following is solely anecdotal, I lived in Boulder for 11 months, alone and in a mediocre place, with a car, for about 1k a month. I didn't really spend a whole lot of time doing anything fun, and I ate most of my meals at my sisters' houses, so that saved some money. My rent was about $700, which included most of my utilities, and my car expenses totaled about $100 a month. You'd certainly be more comfortable on $1200 per month, though.

Point is 10k for 9 months is what I expect the minimum to be if you have a car and moderate expenditures for an otherwise broke-ass student.

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby icarter » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:09 pm

Just FYI, you can appeal your COL to receive more fin aid (loans) if needed!

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby j.wellington » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:22 pm

Yeah, I'm sure it's doable. I was just passing on advice from friends who warned that it's much pricier than what you expect from an inland college town, which is probably true. I've been getting by in NYC on $1,400 a month for a while now, so I'm not overly concerned.

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby yellowfin » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:23 pm

uwb09 wrote:with that 5K tuition drops to like 17K, in a city where COL is like 10-15K, 30K total cost of attendance seems like a decent deal to me that's like receiving 25-30K a year from out of state/private schools

Resident tuition & fees = $25,431
Scholarship = $5,000
Resident tuition & fees after scholarship = $20,431

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby uwb09 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:32 pm

yellowfin wrote:
uwb09 wrote:with that 5K tuition drops to like 17K, in a city where COL is like 10-15K, 30K total cost of attendance seems like a decent deal to me that's like receiving 25-30K a year from out of state/private schools

Resident tuition & fees = $25,431
Scholarship = $5,000
Resident tuition & fees after scholarship = $20,431

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ah, i was going off the ABA guide, either way still a good deal if you compare it to out of state/private school costs

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby yellowfin » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:36 pm

I also got the 5k scholarship for the first year only. It feels more like an incentive to enroll than a scholarship, even with residency. It's more like getting cash back when you buy a new car.

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby traehekat » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:21 pm

Just checked the mail, IN!!!!!!!!!

Really excited, I've been really interested in CU ever since I first started looking at law schools a few years ago. Hopefully they will throw a little bit of money my way. How long is it typically between receiving the acceptance package and receiving scholarship information? Couple weeks?

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby Chiglaw » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:42 pm

traehekat wrote:Just checked the mail, IN!!!!!!!!!


Congrats!

I just checked the mail and got a waitlist letter :( . Really felt like a punch to the stomach at this point in my cycle but I'm trying to be optimistic. How many people get off the waitlist and what should I do to improve my chances? I'll be sending a LOCI to hopefully push myself over the edge. 162/3.5

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby Jerome » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:52 pm

Chiglaw wrote:
traehekat wrote:Just checked the mail, IN!!!!!!!!!


Congrats!

I just checked the mail and got a waitlist letter :( . Really felt like a punch to the stomach at this point in my cycle but I'm trying to be optimistic. How many people get off the waitlist and what should I do to improve my chances? I'll be sending a LOCI to hopefully push myself over the edge. 162/3.5

Same boat as you, and I'm in-state. Sending a LOCI this week, as well as a letter of rec from my employer (managing attorney at CO law firm). Send a LOCI soon.

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby nuttygerman » Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:40 pm

Accepted!!! My admissions packet was sent to my parents. Yay!!!!

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby Veritas » Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:45 pm

traehekat wrote:Just checked the mail, IN!!!!!!!!!

Really excited, I've been really interested in CU ever since I first started looking at law schools a few years ago. Hopefully they will throw a little bit of money my way. How long is it typically between receiving the acceptance package and receiving scholarship information? Couple weeks?

congrats!!




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