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Thanks for the responses.

What's wrong with planning ahead? I don't want it to be 2009 and I'm about to be a senior and I'm just now looking into law schools and the LSAT. That does fly with me. I have a cousin who wants to go to law school and he will be a senior this year and he hasn't even took a practice LSAT.

When I was a junior in high school my parents and I went around touring colleges...they all thought it was funny when I stayed in the dorms at just 16. But ny senior year in high school I didn't have to worry about a thing, I had already taken the ACT and SAT and applied and toured the schools I wanted so I ONLY applied to the ones I liked.

I had friends in April who were still unsure of what college they were going to...I was already designed my room theme.
I've invested too much in my future to quit now, there is NO way I'm dropping out saying "it's too hard" life is hard and expensive...I need this and I WANT it

Nothing is wrong with planning ahead....

However,  IMO your primary focus at this point (having completed your freshman year in college) *should* prolly be getting and maintaining a high gpa. That was my only point and I believe what TruOne was getting at. You will of course have a secondary or third focus. .....my UG GPA was not horrible (3.5) but I know I could have done better...I'm sure I/we dont have to tell you that LSAT/GPA are a significant factors in the LS admissions process...

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Hope this is not a flame...doesn't sound like one but who knows...

Anyway I'm not exactly sure as to what you are asking...sorry but your post moves from one topic to the next so I had a hard time following along.....

it sounds like you dont want to attend an HBCU but you *should* because 1. you are black and 2. it will be cheaper ???

p.s. btw, you have some time to be thinking about this....you are GOING TO be sophmore in college....yeah I think you have some time ;D


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Financial Aid / Re: Question re: Credit
« on: July 20, 2007, 01:56:55 AM »
I doubt it will have any impact at all.  For Stafford loans, they don't even look at your credit report, and GradPlus just does a cursory review for negative information.  Private loans might be a different story, though.

That being said, it's a really, really bad idea to cosign for any loan you aren't willing and able to pay yourself.  But you knew that already.  Come on--an RV?  It's not like you're cosigning on a basic car to get he back and forth to work.  This is something that she needs to figure out on her own, or do without.  That's the opinion of this anonymous internet poster, anyway.

I 100% agree with the bolded. I have heard too many horror stories about co-signing on loans...be it your family or your BFF, it is not really a smart move to make esp. when you have a stellar credit score (as you say that you do)

Oh yeah, and I can put myself in your position...My sister asked me the same thing last year when she was planning on buying a car  (same situation, she need a co-signer and my credit was cool, not excellent but average), Needless to say, I had to tell her no...I love her to death but a lot can happen in 5 years (i.e the period of time given to pay off the loan) and I will have my *own* loans to worry about paying back as I'm sure you will too.

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Black Law Students / Re: The Black Women's Thread
« on: July 12, 2007, 06:43:48 PM »
Oh yeah baby!...got a link about the deserted bride, Check it:

http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid296756391/bclid219257931/bctid1078616553


This is hilarious!:D...Man, I wish I had cable :(

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: The "I Just Resigned" Thread
« on: July 12, 2007, 03:24:17 PM »
I have been out of work for a little more than a week, and there were definite mixed feelings.  I liked the people that I worked with, but I was really ready to move on (the whole entry-level employment thing, not my ultimately desired field, etc.)

Of course, a few days of sleeping in and doing very little made me feel quite nice about the whole thing.  I'm more relaxed than I've been in years.  Yawn... time for a nap!


 :D   dont know why the bolded made me LOL

looks like August 3rd is the lucky/favorite day for a lot of folks.

August 3rd is my last day!!! Whoohoo! I'm going to Disneylaaaaand! ;D

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Black Law Students / Re: To those attending NCCU
« on: July 12, 2007, 02:31:20 PM »
By the way, have any of you been awarded any scholarships yet?  Because all I've received so far are my loan options.  I spoke with someone at NCCU and they told me that scholarships for law school were handled by a different department then university-wide financial aid.  That led me to believe that maybe they simply haven't made decisions on scholarships yet.  Have any of you heard anything?

I would like to know if anyone has been awarded any schlarships as well...all I got were loans :(

I do however get the feeling that if any were awarded, we would have known by NOW if we were candidates...but I could be wrong :-\.

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Black Law Students / Re: To those attending NCCU
« on: July 11, 2007, 03:07:41 PM »
Linequoter,

are you living on campus? If so, I am waiting on housing info as well. I called in on Monday and they should be done with grad/law students assignements this week...so they say....not holding my breath on this one.

I plan on staying on campus.  When you say "assignments", do you mean that we really won't have a choice of where we stay?  Or what type of room we get? Because I was going to see if I could get a single...


Well if I'm going along with the housing application...we have a 1st and 2nd choice "option" of where we want to live but I'm not sure if a single is guaranteed. My first and only choice at this point is Martha Street  (big thanks to Pul. Male for the housing overview:) ) I requested a single as well so I'm hoping and praying...btw, this is the only grad housing with a single.

"Assignment" is the word the housing office keeps using so I guess I just joined the bandwagon :P.....If you have already turned in your app, chances are you will get what you want since freshmen and grad/law students get priority picks....

I called the housing department at NCCU and unfortunately the lady I spoke to said Martha Street was full.  I think I'll put it down for my first choice anyway.

I still haven't sent in my housing application.  I'm a little worried.  I'll take care of that today or tomorrow and cross my fingers.


The housing app deadline was May 1st and of course the admin did not pass this along to incoming law students ::)....I dont know, maybe the assumption is that many will choose to stay off-campus. I had to call up aand do some digging and fortunately turned in my app before the deadline. According to Pul. Male Campus Crossing is another option...it's a bit away from the main campus but it is still considered "on-campus housing." the only thing is that it does not have a "single" option....*sigh* I am mentally preparing myself to deal with the admin for these glorious three years....

p.s. you might want to get that app in ASAP...

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Black Law Students / Re: To those attending NCCU
« on: July 11, 2007, 12:38:51 PM »
Linequoter,

are you living on campus? If so, I am waiting on housing info as well. I called in on Monday and they should be done with grad/law students assignements this week...so they say....not holding my breath on this one.

I plan on staying on campus.  When you say "assignments", do you mean that we really won't have a choice of where we stay?  Or what type of room we get? Because I was going to see if I could get a single...


Well if I'm going along with the housing application...we have a 1st and 2nd choice "option" of where we want to live but I'm not sure if a single is guaranteed. My first and only choice at this point is Martha Street  (big thanks to Pul. Male for the housing overview:) ) I requested a single as well so I'm hoping and praying...btw, this is the only grad housing with a single.

"Assignment" is the word the housing office keeps using so I guess I just joined the bandwagon :P.....If you have already turned in your app, chances are you will get what you want since freshmen and grad/law students get priority picks....

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Black Law Students / Re: To those attending NCCU
« on: July 10, 2007, 10:49:02 PM »
I'll be enrolling at NCCU this fall as well.  I received a packet this past weekend with alot of information about materials that students are required to send (transcripts, forms, etc.).  It had information about various scholarships NCCU offers and it had some stuff about loans.   It also had information about orientation.  Orientation will begin at 9:00AM on August 14th (check-in is from 8AM-9AM) and go on through August 17th. We'll register for classes at orientation.  We take pictures in business attire on the 15th.  Classes start on the 20th.  All this material came in a large white envelope.

You'll probably be getting it in the mail soon.

But for real, i'm still in the dark about alot of things.  Like housing.  And they need to get the NCCU Law website back up and running.  I feel a little lost right now.


Linequoter,

are you living on campus? If so, I am waiting on housing info as well. I called in on Monday and they should be done with grad/law students assignements this week...so they say....not holding my breath on this one.

If you are living off campus, they emailed a listing of students looking for housing and roomates last week with email and phone contact info...not sure if you are going the roomate route. PM me if you need this listing, I can foward it along.

As far as the website is concerned, I contacted the IT people yesterday and they are working on it :(....should be up and running soon. It's mainly just the links off of the homepage.

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Black Law Students / Re: To those attending NCCU
« on: July 10, 2007, 10:39:25 PM »
I received my package on Monday...enrollment info etc etc (linequoter pretty much laid it out)...Hopefully you have received your package by now chocalatedlux56...but if you have been periodically crusing the website, the only "new" information is orientation week.

BTW, to Linequoter and chocolatedlux56, if you have a facebook account, there are two NCCU Law pages on FB...just a forum to meet and chat with fellow classmates. links below. :)


http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=3316710079&ref=mf

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2395924683

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