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Syracuse / Re: Attending!
« on: April 26, 2005, 09:20:33 PM »
Thanks, same to you.

New York City.

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Syracuse / Re: Attending!
« on: April 26, 2005, 08:41:17 PM »
Hi!  I didn't know this thread existed--I was alway roaming the pre-law board.

But I got accepted last week and I will most likely be attending!

I also don't know much about the school besides what I've read from the brochure, but I did talk to a lawyer who went to syracuse about 10 years ago.  I don't know how much things have changed since then, but he didn't have anything negative to say (besides the weather).  He said that the law school community is tight-knit, but big enough to give you a sense of a larger community (aside from, of course, the larger college community as a whole).  He said that the professors made themselves available, and they aren't always out to embarrass you (with the execption on one prof who is no longer there).  He now works for a medium-sized law firm working on personal injuries.  He also said that the elective classes were very inter-disciplinary and graduated with quite a few people with joint degrees.

I was admitted through the LEO program, so I will be moving in a month earlier.  Anybody else doing this?
I will most probably be living in Slocum for the school year.

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I am moving to Queens on August 7...I am from Upstate NY (near Buffalo).  Although I will still be a New Yorker, it is going to be a huge transition (public transportation, inflated prices)  I'm definitely nervous!

Queens is not bad.  I lived there for 10+ years.  :)

As for me, I'm moving up to Syracuse from North Jersey on Saturday!

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Acceptances / Re: Anyone Get Results from their Trial Program Yet?
« on: July 25, 2005, 10:34:57 PM »
congrats kitty!!!

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Financial Aid / Scheduled Disbursment
« on: July 13, 2005, 09:47:52 PM »
This is my first time appyling for any kind of private loan, so I'm not quite sure how things work.

My loans (I'm going with Citibank) are already set for disbursement on August 18.  However, my bill says tuition must be paid in full by August 1.  Does this mean I have to come up with the money by August 1st to meet the tuition deadline, or will this count as anticipated loan and be credited from my statement?

Also, how do I get the rest of the money?  It seems the bank disburses the money to the school, so does this mean the school give me a check after August 18?

Any response will be appreciated.  Thanks in advance!

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Denials / Re: Special Summer Program?
« on: July 12, 2005, 11:50:53 AM »
jolyssa,
Did you decide to try the NYLS AAMPLE program??

I decided to go to Syracuse.  I was admitted through the LEO program.  It's some kind of miracle, I know.

Good luck at CUNY, they didn't accept me.

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Denials / Re: Special Summer Program?
« on: July 07, 2005, 10:49:24 AM »
You don't apply to a conditional program; your application is considered if your numbers (usually your LSAT) fall below the median, but you show potential.

Another school that offers the AAMPLE online program is New York Law School.

Congrats to Shadow and Kitty for completting the program and good luck!  I'm sure you both did well!

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Financial Aid / Re: Interest Rates
« on: June 27, 2005, 05:08:42 PM »
Thanks...

I wonder if I can get a better rate using other lenders.  I guess it's time to shop around...

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Financial Aid / Interest Rates
« on: June 27, 2005, 03:17:34 PM »
I applied for a private loan through ACCESS and was approved for LIBOR Rate + 3.75% at an interest rate of 6.6 %.  I thought I wouldn't get approved based on my credit and would need to co-sign with my parents and get a better rate.  Would you happen to know if I can still co-sign with my parents, even if I can get apporved based on my credit alone, to get a better interest rate?
Thanks in advance.

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Financial Aid / Re: Perkins loan
« on: June 27, 2005, 03:03:55 PM »
If you were awarded a Perkins Loan, all you have to do is sign the Master Promissary Note to accept it by going here https://www.acs-education.com/bac/perkinsesign/home.html

I think you have to have been awarded the Perkins Loan, you can't apply for it.  Not sure though...

I think that link should work, make sure you can open pop-ups.

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