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Financial Aid / Re: NeedAccess -- Parent refuses to give information
« on: February 13, 2007, 05:57:57 PM »
This couldn't be more true... I just wish schools saw it this way. NeedAccess makes you specify "father" or "stepfather", so they obviously still consider him. It would be easy if I could just tell them that he gives me nothing, but apparently, they won't take me at my word.

I'm glad that my parents are dead and I'm 45.   :o

rugercaptain

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Financial Aid / Re: NeedAccess -- Parent refuses to give information
« on: February 13, 2007, 04:07:23 PM »
Has anyone had experience with this? My stepfather (who I'm not even sure can be legally recognized as such, since he never legally adopted me) won't give his information. I've tried to persuade him, got my top choice school's financial aid office to send an e-mail answering his questions, but he still won't budge. Basically, he's a prick.

The only thing I can think of is to draft a letter stating that he refuses to give the info. and that he won't contribute anything to my education, and have the letter notarized.

Help please!

A stepfather by definition does not adopt his spouse's children.  And he doesn't have to give you his financial information.

That being said, I think your idea to draft a letter explaining you cannot obtain that information and that he won't contribute is a good one.  Just curious though...do law schools need to know parents' financial info?  I thought once a student was done with UG a parent's financial status was irrelevant.   ???

rugercaptain 

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Law School Admissions / Re: Yale's deadline extension
« on: February 13, 2007, 02:56:35 PM »
I won't give in.

I will.  I would've just spent the $70 (and additional $12 for the report) on beer anyway.  Heck, I emailed admissions and they said they'd accept my Feb. LSAT score, even though their website said Dec. score was latest for applications this year.

Wow.  I'll be able to say that I've been rejected by Yale!

rugercaptain

(BTW, anybody wanna read my 250?)

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(do they still have card catalogs? KIDDING.)
Cheers,
Para  ;)

When I applied to U. of Akron's MPA program a year and a half ago, I was stunned that everything was done online--application, supporting statements and documentation, course catalog, student handbook, registration, parking permit, etc.  I didn't see a live person until I went to class the first day.  Then to discover I could do all of my research via online databases by using my student ID--from my computer at home!  Wow.  Things sure have changed in twenty years...   ;)  (So tell me again, why do I have to pay a library fee if I don't actually have to physically go to the library?)

rugercaptain

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These are my non-trad credentials:

Graduated HS in 1979.  Was supposed to go to college right away but got homesick.  Came home.  Worked a sh*t job for two years (during stagflation and recession years of 79-81).  Figured out that I needed to go back to school.  Took first two years of classes at local branch of larger university, transferred to private liberal arts college.  Worked 30 hours a week while taking a full semester load of classes.  Graduated cum laude with a BS in economics in 1985.  Tried graduate school but hated it.  Worked a sh*t job for another year.  Took my hometown fire department test.  Finished high enough to get hired.  One of only two women on the department.  Been there nineteen years, promoted three times, can retire in six, and have dealt with a lot of very sad situations.

I really want to be a lawyer--I'm fed up with the fire service.  Should've gone to law school right after UG, but I'm gonna do it now before it's too late.

Oh, yeah, I'm 45.  Parents died years ago--Mom in '75 when I was fourteen, and Dad in '90 when I was 29.  Mom was a nut job and committed suicide, and Dad died of AIDS.  And I found out I was adopted at age 29, ten days before Dad died.  

No, I'm not making this up.  Crap, I should've put all this stuff in my PS!   ;D

rugercaptain

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As far as people's reactions to my 250... well, whatever. It worked for me, which is what I wanted it to do.

Mmmmm, made me hungry!  I love fresh baked, homemade bread.  ;)

rugercaptain

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Long-distance relationships
« on: February 11, 2007, 07:39:48 PM »
tag.
and i doubt it works....

Is the pug in your avatar yours?

rugercaptain

nope, just a net pic...

Oh, OK.  I have four of them, three of which are rescue pugs.  Great dogs, but they shed like nobody's business.    

rugercaptain

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Long-distance relationships
« on: February 11, 2007, 07:32:57 PM »
tag.
and i doubt it works....

Is the pug in your avatar yours?

rugercaptain

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Horrible Test Taking Conditions???
« on: February 11, 2007, 09:19:28 AM »
yeah mine was wonderful as well.  I probably had 5 square feet to work, nice temperature, nobody was f-ing around, proctors were not stupid.

Same here, except the guy reading the instructions had a hard time saying "LSAC" and "LSAT."

Lecture hall with theater seating, lots of space, comfortable room temp and less than 50 taking the test. 

rugercaptain

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Hahaha

Honestly I really hope not everyone is already all "married" and stuff wherever I end up

I guess I qualify as "married."  Fourteen years on 2/27.  I think g/f is worried that I may quit my job and move away if I get accepted with $$ to attend LS full-time...

Heck, I'm too old now to chase young women at LS.   ;D   'Sides that, I can't tell the butches from the femmes anymore, and just what is a "lipstick lesbian" anyway?   ???

rugercaptain

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