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Law School Applications / Re: Letters of Acceptance
« on: March 09, 2004, 04:39:24 PM »
Yeah, came with the acceptance-- only 50% Tuition though.. some others have fullrides.

Did you're letter not say anything about merit aid?

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Online Undergraduate Degrees
« on: March 09, 2004, 04:35:24 PM »
Permian Basin is -- well the basin out in West Texas with lots of oil. look a map of major cities around there-- Odessa, Midland.. and nothing for a good 300 miles, I drove out there a few times, after Ft. Stockton no radio stations (AM or FM) till El Paso.... Ever seen your radio seek button go ALL the way through the dial without finding a single station ? :P

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Online Undergraduate Degrees
« on: March 09, 2004, 09:34:58 AM »
I guess my feeling about that comes from the barriers to entry. Compare DeVry and U. of Illinois, both are accreditted fully and offer totally legit degrees but one is much harder to get into than the other-- possibly harder to succeed once you're in?(not sure about this) and I have no idea what grade inflation is like at DeVry but my instinct is that its pretty rampant. An "A" from UI may not be like an "A" from DeVry.
On a similar idea-- compare flagship schools to satelites--
how would an adcomm compare a 3.5 at UT-Austin to a 3.5 and UT-Permian Basin (anyone even know where that is? :P)

disclaimer-- sorry if that came out snooty on the first post-- not intended that way and this is also mostly what i think not a fact-- im no adcomm :P

EDIT: i thought of this later-- comparing DeVry to UI is like comparing U. of Virginia to Texas Southern U.
Both are accreditted and teach law -- but one piece of paper probably means a lot more than the other.

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Law School Applications / Re: Okay, its time to vent!
« on: March 09, 2004, 09:24:57 AM »
I went complete to 7 schools by 12/15, ED at 2.
When the EDs went 1 ding 1 deferral I freaked.
Sent out 3 more apps-- Complete 2/5 or so.
By 3/5 I've heard from all those 'freak out' apps and have been accepted. However I have only heard from 1 additional school from the original 7-- ding.

Maybe its time to apply to a couple of extra safeties?

BTW-W&L W&M - these are two school notorious for sending fee waivers to marginal applicants who often have very little chance of getting admitted-- but these students bump up their stats on the US news ranking.-- So don't count on them.

Mind me asking where else you applied that you're still waiting on?

I'm still waiting at SMU, Baylor, Tulane (and the two W schools) and my numbers are very similar-- 2.95/164 UG at UT-Austin.

Good luck!

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Law School Applications / Re: Letters of Acceptance
« on: March 09, 2004, 09:11:25 AM »
Woohoo, got some scholarship info from Arkansas-Fayetteville.. enough to offset the out-of-state tuition, and in at STCL with them telling me I have to ask for merit aid-- (what the hell?) so far no offer has met or beaten Tech's offer.

Anyone want my STCL letter? :P

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ILRG has the average income for those graduates. Someone can correct me but Stanford/Boalt/UCLA I remember as being all 100k+ starting average. If you go to those schools are top 3rd or so I'm sure you can meet or beat what your making now.

U. San Diego has pretty good $$ if I remember correctly. Run the numbers and remember that if you're top 5% at USD you can probably beat that six-figure mark too.

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Law School Applications / Re: Which GPA do law schools accept?
« on: March 07, 2004, 10:52:40 AM »
They take the LSDAS GPA (with only 1 maybe 2 exceptions). The LSDAS could be lower due to classes they took at other institutions (like community college etc.).

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Online Undergraduate Degrees
« on: March 05, 2004, 03:45:31 PM »
I think there's a big difference between doing some of your university credit online (and doing most on campus) and going through DeVry or U. of Phoenix. I just can't believe that a law school wouldn't raise its eyebrows at U. of Phoenix.

I posted this somewhere else but its applicable here too. U. of Houston (good 2nd Tier) has a 'ask questions section' of their law school website (called ask shasta) and it has an answer saying something to effect that they would want to know why you have a degree from an online school as opposed to a physical one.

Then again if you get it from a non-DeVry-sounding school they probably wouldn't notice.

Just a thought-- in any case you could e-mail the admissions anonymously and ask.

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lawstudent, you going to Tech's admitted students day?

Trying to decide if the 7+ hour drive is worth it.

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Law School Applications / Re: Can't Get In!!!!
« on: March 04, 2004, 09:07:31 PM »
I disagree with earlier posters. a 152 LSAT is not terribly high except for Texas Tech whose 25/75% LSAT numbers are 150/157. UT is something like 160/165. etc.

You have a great GPA (wish I had it) but you're LSAT holds you back from those schools. You could retake and if you could get an average of upper 150s lower 160s you'd be competitive for a lot more of those schools. The alternative is to apply to easier schools.. I'm from Texas and I have the opposite problem (2.95/164 split numbers the other way).

A bunch of schools would probably give you $$$ but they're ranked lower. U. of Ark isnt all bad, STCL isn't bad. BTW what schools are you still waiting on?

So far I'm out at U of Houston/UT and In at Texas Tech and Arkansas.

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