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Financial Aid / Asking a Third Time for Grant Money
« on: May 21, 2006, 09:08:49 PM »
I just got in off the WL at a comparably ranked school, but I've already decided to go to school X. School X has been nice enough to give me first a small amount of grant money, then a slightly larger amount of grant money. This has come fairly late in the game and was unexpected and mostly unsolicited.

I'm planning to go to school X, but I'm wondering if I should ask for more money. Should I just be happy with what they've already given me and not risk making them mad? Or does it not really matter what the admissions dean thinks of me once I'm in, and so I should just ask?

Two weeks to send in a deposit of $750 (yikes! It's 1st and 2nd deposits). You also have to get an official transcript, a certification from your UG school's dean, apply for financial aid.

Congrats!  So are you guys gonna go?  How long are they giving you to decide?

I just got in as well. No email. Just a FedEx packet.

I had just replied to the email last week with a simple reply reiterating my interest, but not making any firm commitments about going if admitted.

Law School Admissions / Re: How much does your UG school matter?
« on: May 17, 2006, 05:15:23 PM »
I disagree. GPA is very important and having less than a 3.5 makes it tough to get into top 20 schools. Look at the graph for UCLA this year at LSN. There are very few acceptances for people with GPA's lower than 3.4. You'll need good soft factors and a pretty good LSAT.

As for UG schools, yes, it does matter. I've heard that UCLA as a UG school is pretty well respected. But that won't bump you up much. Schools like UCLA really want people to be 3.6 and up, and they make exceptions if your other stuff strongly outweights a low GPA.

This may not address your question, but I know international students do attend both schools for a the LLM program.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: USC
« on: May 17, 2006, 03:24:36 PM »
This is pretty hilarious. If anybody doesn't get in but wants to hold onto the dream . . .

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