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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Facebooks (UCLA, specifically)
« on: June 11, 2005, 03:11:50 AM »
Hi guys... so I just got the welcome package at UCLA and one of the things they want is a "Facebook profile" in which we have to include our undergrad university and major, year of graduation, and interests. Now... here's what I want to know -- do they want our interesting interests, or do they want... big words? I mean how formal or casual is this facebook thing?

Note -- not talking about thefacebook.com!!!

thanks :-D

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Laser printer recommendations?
« on: May 02, 2005, 09:15:50 PM »
So there have been a ton of laptop threads... not so many about printers, unless I've missed them. Can anybody recommend a good laser printer? I already have a multifunction inkjet, so I just need a plain ol' black and white laser printer of decent quality. Any suggestions?

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Financial Aid / How do you consolidate private loans?
« on: May 02, 2005, 06:08:33 PM »
I just found out my private loans are at 9% interest!!! They make up the bulk of my student loans because my parents look like they make money on paper. Now I have about $45K in private signature loans and I can't consolidate it with a federal consolidation loan!

so how do I consolidate it at all, and will it affect my credit rating for applying for loans in the fall?

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Acceptances / UCLA!!!
« on: April 13, 2005, 02:04:00 PM »
Okay, it took me a couple of days to stop hyperventilating... but I got the phone call from UCLA on Monday morning!!! I actually got it on Friday but I missed it and had to spend the entire weekend wondering why somebody at UCLA admissions wanted to speak with me. I saw the waitlisted people show up on LSN on Saturday or so and by the end of the weekend had myself totally convinced that I'd been waitlisted... but I'm in!!! YAY!!!!!!!

(edit: For those who saw my other thread about letters of continued interest, I wound up holding off on sending it; I was going to send it this week if I didn't hear anything)

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So I know people write to schools when they've been wait-listed and want to express interest in the school... but what about when your application is still under review? Is it overkill to send them a letter and let them know they're still your #1 school?

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Where should I go next fall? / Any more Loyola LA $?
« on: March 28, 2005, 07:19:54 PM »
So... we've heard about 2, maybe 3 people getting money from Loyola Los Angeles... has *anybody* else heard from them? I have tried emailing / calling but nobody has contacted me back. On my tour we were told we'd get our financial aid package information within the next two weeks as well, and that hasn't come either. This is getting aggravating! :-( I mean at this point I guess I didn't get any scholarship money but I would hope to at least find out about loans.

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Denials / USC Ding :-(
« on: February 12, 2005, 04:22:36 PM »
K, see now I'm really worried, 'cause according to Chiashu I had a 30-something percent chance of getting into USC and like, a 14% chance of getting into UCLA, which is really where I want to go. So AAAAAAGH, if I didn't get into USC, then I'm screwed at UCLA, right?

*screams*

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Where should I go next fall? / EFC? FAFSA question (again)
« on: February 11, 2005, 02:54:33 AM »
So... what is a good EFC if you are hoping to get some sort of need-based aid? I mean, like... obviously "0" is ideal, ya know... but given that you *have* an EFC, what is the range for people who actually get some sort of need-based aid?

thanks!

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Acceptances / Loyola (LA) Scholarship information?
« on: February 09, 2005, 07:42:51 PM »
So... apparently Loyola told a lot of people that scholarship info would be sent out toward the end of January... so I'm just curious as to whether anybody has actually received a scholarship offer yet, or whether this date has been pushed back. I haven't heard anything but I can still hope, right? :-)

Thanks!

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Acceptances / In at Loyola (Los Angeles)
« on: January 27, 2005, 02:22:14 PM »
Yay, my very first acceptance came yesterday. :-D I applied only to UCLA, USC and Loyola (with Loyola being as close to safety as I could muster, because I didn't want Pepperdine or Southwestern), but it's still nice to have an acceptance.

I was hoping (perhaps unreasonably, with my numbers) that I might get some money, any at all, from Loyola, but I guess not -- wouldn't they let you know in the acceptance letter?

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