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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: PENN
« on: January 26, 2005, 02:12:43 PM »
Eeek - me too! Just got the email a few minutes ago! I'm pumped, as Penn is one of my top choices!

Ah, this decision is gonna be tough.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: In at U of South Carolina
« on: January 26, 2005, 10:06:28 AM »
Heh, heh. Don't worry, having been born and raised in Pennsylvania I have no Southern dignity or heritage to be impugned. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Penn apps up ...
« on: January 26, 2005, 10:03:16 AM »
My feeling is that alot of the T14 schools are going to be seeing an overall increase in applications, but that's because people are simply applying to more and more schools each year.  I'd would venture to guess that there may be a good bit of movement from waitlists to acceptances this year becasue of that.  The lesson?  Stay active on the waitlists at schools you're interested in. (duh)

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: In at U of South Carolina
« on: January 26, 2005, 08:59:05 AM »
My sense of dignity has been impugned by y'all yankeeees, and I challenge y'aaall to a duuueel. 

I just graduated from USC last month  ;) Columbia isn't that bad of a town, and I've enjoyed my four years here but I'm definitely ready to move on out of here and head back north a bit.  The only places I'd consider living this far in the deep south are Charleston and Savannah - both places are jaw-droppingly beautiful.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: EFC . . . aaargh!
« on: January 25, 2005, 09:09:01 PM » EFC = 0. I wonder if I did something wrong....or maybe its just b/c I'm a poor recent graduate with no income or savings to speak of.

Same here.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Is this 'networking' or just lame
« on: January 25, 2005, 09:00:40 PM »
Use every potential connection you've got.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Villanova
« on: January 25, 2005, 08:58:09 PM »
I'm still bitter at Villanova over my undergrad rejection 5 years ago.  Congrats on the acceptances though!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: EFC . . . aaargh!
« on: January 25, 2005, 08:56:15 PM »
Aren't you considered independent of your parents since you are pursuing a JD?  Unless you are looking for grants, I thought EFC had no bearing on the amount of federal loans you could receive for law school.  Maybe I am wrong, but this is the impression I got.

EFC does not necessarily include parental units.  Your parents financial info is not required for the FAFSA for graduate schools, but they still call the potential contribution from the individual applying (and their spouse) the Estimated Family Contribution. 

I'm not sure whether or not it is possible to get private student loans to make up for ridiculously large and impractical EFC.  I'm sure you can work something out with your school though.   

I agree with both BigTex and amelus on the right of schools to "yield protect." It isn't always about how a yield ratio plays into their USNWR ranking - these schools are trying to fill their classes with students who truly want to be there, and like amelus said the small schools especially must be careful with the number of admissions they send out. 

All that being said, I understand how much it must suck to be yield-protected and forced to jump through hoops.  I wouldn't want to have to do it either.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: In @ Harvard and Michigan
« on: January 25, 2005, 08:16:37 AM »

This is good stress I suppose.  :)

Ha, you suppose?!? That's the type of stress people are willing to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for!

Congrats, but don't get too stressed over this decision just yet I have a feeling you may have another school to consider right alongside them!

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