3.39/158 Non-Trad, URM UCONN???

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3.39/158 Non-Trad, URM UCONN???

Postby sergissimo » Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:03 pm

I am only applying to a couple of schools and UConn is my top choice, for its ranking and low in-state tuition (I can't relocate... wife, kids, etc.)
I have a ton of softs including 7 years of volunteer community service, missionary trips, promoted several benefit events, speak english, portuguese, and spanish. Grew up in Brazil and have had a lot of hardship to be able to get through college. (Father almost died in my sophomore year and did not qualify for any loans or financial aid with my student visa, having to work full-time throughout college, etc...) I am a US citizen now.

I called UConn and they told me I would be considered URM, but I would not assume that my URM status would be as good as PR, AA, or Mexican. They said I would fall under latino/hispanic.
I have been working as a family therapist/counselor for non-profit organizations for the past 7 years. I have taken some graduate classes but never got a graduate degree.

I am a Connecticut resident and I would be applying to the part-time program.

Please any feedback is appreciated!
Thanks in advance!
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Re: 3.39/158 Non-Trad, URM UCONN???

Postby PLATONiC » Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:13 pm

Have you scanned yourself on lawschoolpredictor.com ??

Did you pay your bills by working on a student visa? Or did you obtain special permission/authorization to work legally in the United States?

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Re: 3.39/158 Non-Trad, URM UCONN???

Postby sergissimo » Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:24 pm

I worked on a student visa for a period of time, then got a different visa that allowed me to work full time.
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Re: 3.39/158 Non-Trad, URM UCONN???

Postby sergissimo » Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:45 pm

WOW nothing? did I say something wrong?

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Re: 3.39/158 Non-Trad, URM UCONN???

Postby cr073137 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:54 pm

sergissimo wrote:WOW nothing? did I say something wrong?


oi sergissimo. As long as you dont write something wrong in the rest of your application, you are a lock at U Conn. You might receive some $$ from them too. But apply to other schools similarly or better ranked that give out a lot of aid, that might help you down the line if you want to make them negotiate your package.




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