UC Hastings 2010!!!

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby Mosca » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:04 am

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby ViP » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:11 am

Mosca wrote:
ViP wrote:
Applying early can only help you. It can't possibly hurt you.

This thread disagrees with you:
Cornell EA Deferred Crew


EA and ED are not simply "applying early." They're different processes altogether.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby sball » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:15 am

missinglink wrote:
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.


thanks! :)

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby Sean1269 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:21 am

Anyone know if the first deposit is due april 1 or may 1? So confused, so many different answers

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby a male human » Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:48 am

4/1 for scholars
5/1 for people w no merit aid

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby gobears09 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:09 pm

Oh I actually did get a grant the other day... Is there a deadline to agree to this financial aid packet?

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby Borhas » Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:19 pm

gobears09 wrote:Oh I actually did get a grant the other day... Is there a deadline to agree to this financial aid packet?


nope, just scholarships

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby squirtle » Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:14 pm

anyone living at the tower?

I have never actually been there and I have no idea what it's like. Anybody know?

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby Borhas » Fri Apr 02, 2010 3:28 pm

squirtle wrote:anyone living at the tower?

I have never actually been there and I have no idea what it's like. Anybody know?


I sent in my tower deposit early February so I'm pretty sure I'll get a room there.

I haven't been there yet, but a fellow on the Hastings 2013 facebook page posted these (sorry if you are a member there and all of this is superfluous and unhelpful) Some pics of the studio apartment. This is smaller than the one bedroom and two bedroom type accommodations... but there are smaller (!).

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby squirtle » Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:12 pm

Borhas wrote:
squirtle wrote:anyone living at the tower?

I have never actually been there and I have no idea what it's like. Anybody know?


I sent in my tower deposit early February so I'm pretty sure I'll get a room there.

I haven't been there yet, but a fellow on the Hastings 2013 facebook page posted these (sorry if you are a member there and all of this is superfluous and unhelpful) Some pics of the studio apartment. This is smaller than the one bedroom and two bedroom type accommodations... but there are smaller (!).

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wow, it looks pretty nice! thanks for the pictures

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby thischarmingman » Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:36 pm

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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"?


the deposit serves the same purpose as any other deposit. they want to know you're serious, won't waste their time or someone else's time who actually wants to live there. rooms are first come first serve.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby foxyeconomist » Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:33 pm

I put down my deposit on 4/1 although I'm not convinced. Apparently if you were offered a scholarship, both the scholarship and the seat evaporate on deposit day. My guess is that they'll start pulling from the waitlist this month and maybe send out more scholarship offers.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby amb123 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:28 am

I talked to the lady in charge of housing last week, and she said that they weren't even 50% full yet. That being said, I'm sure they'll be receiving an influx of housing applications now that people are really starting to finalize their decisions.

Also, I was a little disappointed in my financial aid package. I was under the (apparently false) impression that every student received the "Hastings Grant." At least that's what I took out of the admissions packet when I looked at the cost breakdown and it had the 10K Hastings grant on it. Does anybody know if scholarships/grants are offered after the first year to students who finish at the top of their class?

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby ek319 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:29 pm

Echo much of what's been said re: Hastings grants/scholarships (or the lack thereof).

Emailed the office today, and I was told they would put my name into the system for the next round of merit scholarship evaluations, which will likely take place after the May 1 deposit deadline.

I'm a 168/3.5 Cal alum. Am I overly optimistic in expecting Hastings to award at least some sort of merit aid?

P.S. Anyone care to weigh in Hastings' "uber-competitive" reputation?

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby a male human » Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:52 pm

ek319 wrote:Echo much of what's been said re: Hastings grants/scholarships (or the lack thereof).

Emailed the office today, and I was told they would put my name into the system for the next round of merit scholarship evaluations, which will likely take place after the May 1 deposit deadline.

I'm a 168/3.5 Cal alum. Am I overly optimistic in expecting Hastings to award at least some sort of merit aid?

P.S. Anyone care to weigh in Hastings' "uber-competitive" reputation?

IIRC that reputation comes from olden days, and it just isn't true anymore. Also, I met this random student at ASD, and he was very friendly (and talkative so I don't think he was trying to hide things).

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby lateforthesky16 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:59 pm

ek319 wrote:Echo much of what's been said re: Hastings grants/scholarships (or the lack thereof).

Emailed the office today, and I was told they would put my name into the system for the next round of merit scholarship evaluations, which will likely take place after the May 1 deposit deadline.

I'm a 168/3.5 Cal alum. Am I overly optimistic in expecting Hastings to award at least some sort of merit aid?

P.S. Anyone care to weigh in Hastings' "uber-competitive" reputation?



right on, I'm a 168/3.5 cal alum too! I emailed them about merit aid a while ago and never received a response. glad they wrote back to you though :D

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby 2013esq » Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:21 pm

I only got 10k/year. I was told maybe I could get a scholarship in the next round, after April15. But right now 10k isn't enough to pull me away from WashU's 33k/year offer.

Also, I have several friends at Hastings and they say it's pretty competitive. Not cut-throat but the school is full of people who didn't get into Cal or Stanford so feel they have something to prove.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby a male human » Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:24 pm

2013esq wrote:I only got 10k/year. I was told maybe I could get a scholarship in the next round, after April15. But right now 10k isn't enough to pull me away from WashU's 33k/year offer.

Also, I have several friends at Hastings and they say it's pretty competitive. Not cut-throat but the school is full of people who didn't get into Cal or Stanford so feel they have something to prove.

I thought 10k was the max.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby 2013esq » Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:25 pm

a male human wrote:
2013esq wrote:I only got 10k/year. I was told maybe I could get a scholarship in the next round, after April15. But right now 10k isn't enough to pull me away from WashU's 33k/year offer.

Also, I have several friends at Hastings and they say it's pretty competitive. Not cut-throat but the school is full of people who didn't get into Cal or Stanford so feel they have something to prove.

I thought 10k was the max.


Really?! I got a "need-based" grant. But I could still possibly get merit-based? Although probably not with my numbers.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby a male human » Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:35 pm

2013esq wrote:
a male human wrote:
2013esq wrote:I only got 10k/year. I was told maybe I could get a scholarship in the next round, after April15. But right now 10k isn't enough to pull me away from WashU's 33k/year offer.

Also, I have several friends at Hastings and they say it's pretty competitive. Not cut-throat but the school is full of people who didn't get into Cal or Stanford so feel they have something to prove.

I thought 10k was the max.


Really?! I got a "need-based" grant. But I could still possibly get merit-based? Although probably not with my numbers.

Ohhh, if you got a grant, then sure I guess you could get a merit-based scholarship on top of it.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby pamcasso » Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:53 pm

lateforthesky16 wrote:
ek319 wrote:Echo much of what's been said re: Hastings grants/scholarships (or the lack thereof).

Emailed the office today, and I was told they would put my name into the system for the next round of merit scholarship evaluations, which will likely take place after the May 1 deposit deadline.

I'm a 168/3.5 Cal alum. Am I overly optimistic in expecting Hastings to award at least some sort of merit aid?

P.S. Anyone care to weigh in Hastings' "uber-competitive" reputation?



right on, I'm a 168/3.5 cal alum too! I emailed them about merit aid a while ago and never received a response. glad they wrote back to you though :D


i sent something about scholarships too but didnt get a response. do you think we're all considered for the next round of merit scholarships? or should i stalk them and send a second email..

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby stonepeep » Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:10 am

ek319 wrote:I'm a 168/3.5 Cal alum. Am I overly optimistic in expecting Hastings to award at least some sort of merit aid?


In my opinion, yes, you are being overly optimistic in expecting merit aid. Hardly anyone gets any.

P.S. Anyone care to weigh in Hastings' "uber-competitive" reputation?


It's not true. That's a rumor based on the past, when the curve was harsher, and LWR was a curved GPA class that didn't allow online research. People are competitive in the sense that they want to do well, but there's little to no associated douchebaggery, at least in my section.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby drdolittle » Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:13 pm

2013esq wrote:Also, I have several friends at Hastings and they say it's pretty competitive. Not cut-throat but the school is full of people who didn't get into Cal or Stanford so feel they have something to prove.


This might actually be a good thing since it should produce more rigorous graduates, ultimately increasing the school's reputation and therefore the job prospects for all graduates.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby General Tso » Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:57 pm

drdolittle wrote:
2013esq wrote:Also, I have several friends at Hastings and they say it's pretty competitive. Not cut-throat but the school is full of people who didn't get into Cal or Stanford so feel they have something to prove.


This might actually be a good thing since it should produce more rigorous graduates, ultimately increasing the school's reputation and therefore the job prospects for all graduates.


I don't understand the "ultracompetitive" concerns. There is no way that gunners can undercut your grades even if they wanted to. And Hastings is so large that you can easily avoid gunner types in your social groups.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby a male human » Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:21 pm

And the curve is more loose this year!




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