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Where should I go next fall? / Decision Time...
« on: May 11, 2008, 05:36:32 PM »
Okay so I have a dilemma and I am hoping to get some opinions on the matter. I am moving to Southern California, there is no room to move on this. I have been accepted to schools which are not in the right area and have been waiting to hear from the CA schools I applied to. Yesterday I got a letter from La Verne with a $21,500 a year scholarship. That would make tuition there approx. $12,000 which is nice. I know they only have provisional accred. but I think I might be seriously considering it. I am waiting to hear from TJSL, where I am deferred, as well as Cal Western and Whittier although I don't think I have much of chance at those ones. The seat deposit is due June 15th and if I don't hear from the other schools before then I will be sending it in with the intention of transferring to TJSL or Cal Western later on. I know it's not a good idea to go to a school with the intention of transferring but the price is right and I don't want to put it off anymore. I am not interested in going to a T14 and I don't want big law. I just finished 5 years as an undergrad and I am ready to go to law school. I'm not taking the LSATs again, I have taken them twice and raised my score significantly the second time. So I guess I'm wondering what other people think, does it sound like a good idea? I know some people will say it's a horrible idea because La Verne is a T4 but for what I am looking for, does it make sense?

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Financial Aid / FAFSA Question
« on: April 17, 2008, 06:34:15 PM »
Okay I realize it is way past the deadline for all schools but I applied late in the cycle and am just now hearing back. Here's my situation, I didn't file a FAFSA because I didn't actually know if I would be an undergrad this fall. I'm getting married in June and so after talking to the financial aid office at my undergrad school I decided it would be better for me to wait until I get married and file then because my mom's income would no longer count. Come to find out I am graduating (an issue with some classes I needed to take and will hopefully be attending law school in the fall.) Now after reading some of these posts I think I would be considered independent anyway as I am 23, will be 24 this year. So I guess I could go and fill it our right now and it would only be my income, not my moms and not my future husband's. The issue with that is that I haven't worked at all for the past year. I have no W2s, I have been living at home. Yes, I know, slacker, but I was taking advantage of my mom telling me my job was school. So can I really file a FAFSA as an independent if I'm not filing taxes and have had no income? I have filed taxes in the past, this past year is an exception. I am so confused!

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / St. Thomas FL
« on: April 14, 2008, 03:18:59 PM »
Has anyone visited St. Thomas? I can't possibly get down there and I was just wondering what other people think of the school and campus who have been there. Thank you!

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Where should I go next fall? / LOCI
« on: April 13, 2008, 03:55:42 PM »
I was wondering who to address a LOCI to, it doesn't seem right to just put "to whom it may concern." I would really appreciate any help with this, thank you!

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