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Duquesne U / Re: class starting times?
« on: April 04, 2005, 10:18:55 AM »
for those wondering, a reply was given to me on the other board stating that classes for 1L's start at either 10 or 11am, depending on section.

quote from board:
we have classes @ 10 or 11 every day depending on your section. Section A has 10Am every day, section B has wed and friday classes start at 11, all other days are at 10. However, professors double up sometime and make us come in at 9 for 2 hour sessions.


Duquesne U / class starting times?
« on: March 18, 2005, 12:50:40 PM »
the long thread in this forum mentioned not having classes before 10am, i'm just looking for a confirmation on this.  that seems unusual.

Financial Aid / Re: Grad PLUS
« on: August 01, 2006, 01:09:24 PM »
citibank allows you to pre-screen your eligibility.  i just did that, and was "pre-approved" so i went ahead and filled out the MPN.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Which Laptop would you buy?
« on: July 27, 2006, 10:09:48 AM »
this coming from a lenovo x40 owner..

i'd go with one of the lenovo laptops.  i can't speak highly enough about mine.  is the machine only going to be used for school purposes, or will it double as a music/movie/web machine?  if the latter applies, you might want to stay away from the 12.1" screen.

i use my x40 (12.1") for school and some web surfing (usually done while in school), and i love it.

i had a few classmates who had dell's bite the dust during the semester, but then again i saw that happen to a number of different brands (excluding ibm, but then again there were far fewer of them).  warranty coverage is key, and i'm not talking about the "best buy extended" garbage.

honestly, any of those machines you listed will be fine for school.  if you're using it for more than school, go with one of the machines with 1gig of ram and a larger hard drive.  and as previously mentioned, avoid the 12.1" if you're using the machine outside of school.

you'll appreciate those brand new books even more in law school.  trying to ignore someone else's highlighting and notes played hell on my brain last year.

you can order new books online, too ;)

fwiw, a large number of my classmates saved money by ordering online.  i'm not sure where they ordered from though.

Financial Aid / Re: What the *** am I supposed to be doing?
« on: July 07, 2006, 10:43:32 AM »
for me, and most everyone i've talked to, the money comes "too late."  my money wasn't available from my school until around the first week of classes, which didn't do much to help me with moving or anything like that.  even if the money is 'disbursed' to the school, your school may still grind the wheels in processing things and getting the refund check to you.  i'm sure this varied widely between schools.

Financial Aid / Re: What the *** am I supposed to be doing?
« on: July 06, 2006, 05:42:09 PM »
i think i should clarify my post...

if you're referring to these 'new' federal graduate PLUS loans, i'm not sure.  i just received information on them today.  my above post outlines the steps that i took last summer, when acquiring private loans to tack on top of the $18,500 in federal money that i received.

Financial Aid / Re: Master Promissory Note
« on: July 06, 2006, 11:19:58 AM »
it's my understanding that the MPN is sent to you by a lender from whom you have requested a loan.

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