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Indiana - Bloomington / Bloomington on-campus housing
« on: April 25, 2005, 05:27:34 PM »
Does anyone have any experience with on-campus housing at IUB? Specifically Tulip Tree or Campus View apartments. I've driven by both, and they seem ok - but are they a crazy place to try to live with two kids? Tulip Tree looks nice, but it doesn't seem to be near a bus line.

Would LOVE any impressions of ANY oncampus housing!


Stetson / Re: Anyone attending Stetson out there??
« on: April 03, 2005, 07:06:45 AM »
Also still waiting - expecting an answer early next week. I applied for part-time.

I've been to some of their functions for prospective students and have been impressed by the faculty and students. The Tampa satellite campus is brand new and very nice, but in kind of a funky area and students have to go to both campuses. Also, I'm not sure that many professor have office hours in the Tampa campus, so you'd have to hike over to Gulfport (I would anyway).

I think full-time has to come over to Tampa once in a while, right? At least that is what was mentioned at the information sessions. Seems kind of silly if you are a full-time student in Gulfport to add travel time to an already full schedule...

Anyway, just some random thoughts, just woke up and coffee hasn't had time to do it's thing, my opinions might not be very coherent. :)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Pro Athletes Wanting to Play Law
« on: October 16, 2005, 07:07:20 PM »
My school supposedly has a professional baseball player, from the minor leagues I think. I have no idea who it is but they (administration) made a big deal about it at orientation.

My guess is your professional sports background will be seen by admissions committees as something interesting that could differentiate you from someone with similar numbers. If you get an ad comm that really likes hockey, well then maybe all the better.

Good luck with your apps.

I love hockey. I'm totally bummed because I'm not in a town (or state) that has hockey. We don't even get OLN, so no hockey on TV! :( I'm just waiting until I can go home for Christmas break where I will try to go to a few games. Go Lightning (sorry Calgary  ;)  )


Financial Aid / Re: FAFSA Deadline
« on: August 14, 2005, 08:47:31 PM »
It can't be filled out until your 2005 tax return is complete. I think you can go ahead and get your pin now though.

Law School Admissions / Re: Got My First LS Junkmail
« on: July 06, 2005, 06:53:04 AM »
Anybody get the email from Case yesterday? I got a waiver yesterday for the Fall 2005 class! LOL!

To the OP however, even with all the "junk" mail, you may get something from a school you might not had considered before. That's how I happened to learn about IUB, and I'm starting there in August.

I really got a good vibe when I went to visit Kentucky. The students are friendly and it seems to be a relaxed environment. They are going to be building a brand new facility starting next fall. It may seem like it's in the middle of nowhere but there is plenty going on. The surrounding countryside is also gorgeous.

I did my undergrad in Kentucky (not UK) and it always struck me as unique, everyone is operating at a differnce pace. I'm from Florida, and it took a while to get used to, but I liked it. I got accepted there with no money - but with in-state tuition after a year it would be an excellent deal. I'm still considering UK myself. 

At the beginning of my application process I read One L, and almost gave up on the spot. I've gotten over it the anxiety and am just ready to get started. There are many students who treat law school like a job, and do most of their work during the day. I have no idea how well these folks do, but they were also the students giving the tours. Take what you want from that.

Focus on the end result that you want. I am doing the same. I am constantly weighing the benefits of keeping my current situation - in which I have no likelihood of ever progressing in the job I am at or buying a house or car of any consequence. Much less leaving anything for my children. And for this I work very long, hard hours, including weekends. VS law school and the prospects it provides.  I'm taking the latter.

Tymeless have you gone on any school tours yet? Maybe too late because of finals but having the chance to see things firsthand and talk to students really eased much of my initial anxiety.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: IU-Bloomington. No word Yet
« on: April 25, 2005, 05:54:13 PM »
I'm just not used to the narrow streets lined with cars :) And pedestrian traffic!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: IU-Bloomington. No word Yet
« on: April 25, 2005, 05:25:19 PM »
Have you decided yet hippie? I am really close to settling on IUB - even though the traffic annoys me! At least there is a campus bus system. And every city has bad weather! LOL. I just have to buy a warm coat now. :)

I'm a single parent also, and for a while was also overwhelmed with fear. But in this process of visiting schools I've also met lots of other single parents and the unknown isn't quite as scary anymore.

I'm trying to go for full-time, because it will coordinate better with day-care and school for my daughters, and reduce my time away from them. If I go part-time at Stetson I will probably work part-time and increase my student loans to accomodate. I am still working out all the scenarios and having a REALLY hard time making a decision.

IMO, being a single parent makes an already tremendous challenge even more so, but I am still convinced I can do it.

As far as day-care goes, start researching your options now. I have contacted child care facilities in every city I am considering, and have put my child on a waiting list when possible. Google the name of your city + "child care resource and referral". Most counties have a child care resource and referral, and they can tell if there is a child care on campus, or what most students use. They might also be able to tell you if there is any assistance available. Also, if you go to the web site of the state government, there is usually a link for child care information with information on finding providers.

Good luck!

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