UC Hastings 2010!!!

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drdolittle
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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby drdolittle » Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:26 pm

a male human wrote:
maybesheis wrote:
a male human wrote:Yeah, how does applying for the Tower work? I know it's some kind of lottery. People go for it this early?


In their website it says "Students who complete the application and submit the processing fee will be assigned an apartment in the order that applications are received."

I applied a while ago just because I'm moving from Florida and the thought of searching for an apartment out there was terrifying. Still haven't heard back yet though.

What! I thought there weren't enough rooms for all of us. What happens to those who pay the fee and not get a room? Same thing as those who paid for Need Access and didn't get a grant?


Definitely not enough rooms for all fee paying applicants. Just like need access...it'd be nice if the process was more transparent but then it'd probably be even more frustrating.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby a male human » Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:59 pm

drdolittle wrote:
a male human wrote:
maybesheis wrote:
a male human wrote:Yeah, how does applying for the Tower work? I know it's some kind of lottery. People go for it this early?


In their website it says "Students who complete the application and submit the processing fee will be assigned an apartment in the order that applications are received."

I applied a while ago just because I'm moving from Florida and the thought of searching for an apartment out there was terrifying. Still haven't heard back yet though.

What! I thought there weren't enough rooms for all of us. What happens to those who pay the fee and not get a room? Same thing as those who paid for Need Access and didn't get a grant?


Definitely not enough rooms for all fee paying applicants. Just like need access...it'd be nice if the process was more transparent but then it'd probably be even more frustrating.

Is the Tower that appealing to risk $300? I went there on ASD, and it wasn't anything that awesome.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby maybesheis » Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:12 pm

Is the Tower that appealing to risk $300? I went there on ASD, and it wasn't anything that awesome.


It is for me just because I'm moving across country and don't really have the resources to go out there apartment hunting. If I lived closer, I definitely wouldn't be considering it.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby drdolittle » Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:13 pm

a male human wrote:Is the Tower that appealing to risk $300? I went there on ASD, and it wasn't anything that awesome.


It depends. Its close proximity to the school is a huge asset for some since it's hard to find a decent apartment in that neighborhood otherwise. The rental market in SF is just very expensive and competitive so for those not from the area, I think the tower is a great option at least initially, if it's available.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby Shellbelle » Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:18 pm

Since we're on tower talk, anybody know if it's refundable if we apply and change or mind and/or don't get a spot?

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby drdolittle » Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:25 pm

Shellbelle wrote:Since we're on tower talk, anybody know if it's refundable if we apply and change or mind and/or don't get a spot?


Unfortunately not. "A $300.00 NON-REFUNDABLE processing fee is required to be submitted with the application form." --LinkRemoved--

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby LizBennet » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:05 pm

drdolittle wrote:
Shellbelle wrote:Since we're on tower talk, anybody know if it's refundable if we apply and change or mind and/or don't get a spot?


Unfortunately not. "A $300.00 NON-REFUNDABLE processing fee is required to be submitted with the application form." --LinkRemoved--


That seems pretty messed up to not refund the $300 if there are no more rooms available. How are we supposed to know if there is still going to be space available? It just doesn't make any sense. I think it might only be non-refundable if you decide you don't want to live there if offered a spot or change your mind. There was someone in the Hastings 2012 thread speaking of a "tower deposit refund." He didn't elaborate on it, though.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby EnviroLaw23 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:12 pm

Deposit submitted! Stanford '09 undergrad here; I'm prepared to defend The Farm against the hoards of Cal students that appear to dominate Hastings :)

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby a male human » Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:44 pm

ucla represent...?

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby Xizenta » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:13 pm

Got WL e-mail today.
173 - 3.2
Good LORs, good work experience, apped back in first week of Jan, so not too late.

This cycle is just brutal. I'm pretty sure I won't get in anywhere I'd attend. Guess I'm going next year.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby sball » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:26 pm

just the got the waitlist email as well (3.4/162)
I know they say not to do anything, but have pple sent in LOCIs?

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby Italia8183 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:36 pm

Xizenta wrote:Got WL e-mail today.
173 - 3.2
Good LORs, good work experience, apped back in first week of Jan, so not too late.

This cycle is just brutal. I'm pretty sure I won't get in anywhere I'd attend. Guess I'm going next year.


Wow! A wait list from Davis Monday and Hastings today with your numbers is truly SHOCKING. I agree with you though. Better to apply early next year and not waste a 172.

Good luck next cycle if that's what you end up doing.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby nyydjluver2 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:46 pm

hastings pissed me off with the financial aid...no merit and only a $10K grant with an LSAT and GPA both above the 75th and very good softs...when schools like BU have given me $15K per year in merit aid. most likely will be withdrawing shortly

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby a male human » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:51 pm

hey i didn't get any grants

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby missinglink » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:25 pm

:cry:

WL by email. 163/3.8

FML

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby ViP » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:26 pm

missinglink wrote::cry:

WL by email. 163/3.8

FML


Applied pretty late, eh?

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby thischarmingman » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:34 pm

Shellbelle wrote:Since we're on tower talk, anybody know if it's refundable if we apply and change or mind and/or don't get a spot?


if they cannot provide you with housing you get your money back. if you change your mind then you are screwed.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby missinglink » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:36 pm

ViP wrote:
missinglink wrote::cry:

WL by email. 163/3.8

FML


Applied pretty late, eh?

Indeed. Lesson for everyone else, February LSAT sucks. It was necessary though, raised it 5 points.

I'm pretty local so I plan to ride the WL pretty late unless some other options come through.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby Borhas » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:51 pm

Xizenta wrote:Got WL e-mail today.
173 - 3.2
Good LORs, good work experience, apped back in first week of Jan, so not too late.

This cycle is just brutal. I'm pretty sure I won't get in anywhere I'd attend. Guess I'm going next year.


you should have EDed to Virginia
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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby a male human » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:53 pm

thischarmingman wrote:
Shellbelle wrote:Since we're on tower talk, anybody know if it's refundable if we apply and change or mind and/or don't get a spot?


if they cannot provide you with housing you get your money back. if you change your mind then you are screwed.

What's the point of the deposit then? What do they mean by "non-refundable"?

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby finalaspects » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:56 pm

missinglink wrote:
ViP wrote:
missinglink wrote::cry:

WL by email. 163/3.8

FML


Applied pretty late, eh?

Indeed. Lesson for everyone else, February LSAT sucks. It was necessary though, raised it 5 points.

I'm pretty local so I plan to ride the WL pretty late unless some other options come through.


not necessarily true. i went complete in Oct and have not received a decision yet. no updates in grades or a new LSAT... they've just made me wait for 5+ months without a decision of any kind....

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby missinglink » Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:39 pm

I've been looking through the process last year, to get a feel for how it works with Hastings: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=71330

Probably wait till May before starting a support group thread, though.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby eldizknee » Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:41 pm

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby ViP » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:31 pm

finalaspects wrote:
missinglink wrote:
ViP wrote:
missinglink wrote::cry:

WL by email. 163/3.8

FML


Applied pretty late, eh?

Indeed. Lesson for everyone else, February LSAT sucks. It was necessary though, raised it 5 points.

I'm pretty local so I plan to ride the WL pretty late unless some other options come through.


not necessarily true. i went complete in Oct and have not received a decision yet. no updates in grades or a new LSAT... they've just made me wait for 5+ months without a decision of any kind....


Applying early can only help you. It can't possibly hurt you.

It's frustrating to apply very early and receive no decision until April (I applied everywhere in November and I'm still waiting on 3 schools). But rest assured that your chances would've been no better (and likely would've been considerably worse) had you applied late.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby missinglink » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:00 am

sball wrote:just the got the waitlist email as well (3.4/162)
I know they say not to do anything, but have pple sent in LOCIs?

I'd hold off until after May 1st, as they won't really need to dig into the waitlist (if at all) until after the deposit deadline.




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