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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Decision at UVA
« on: April 14, 2005, 05:30:10 AM »
I'm in this batch, too. Went to decision (finally!) yesterday. Slightly lower LSAT than you all, so we'll see. If I don't make the priority WL, I'm giving up all hope for UVA. I consider general WL (when 50 people are ahead of you on the priority one) to be essentially the same thing as a rejection, only more frustrating because there's no definitive closure. Keeping my fingers crossed. Good luck to you all.

Just went to decision on the UVA status checker today. I know it's a total stretch for me w/ my numbers and the fact that I'm out of state, but do I stand any chance? I'd be happy just to make the preferred out of state WL (don't even know if that's a possibility). Is Virginia even giving out decisions other than WL/rejections at this point?

Also: the admitted students site. Someone said you can try to log in to see if you're admitted. Do you use the same login as for the status checker?


Georgetown's is pretty obnoxious...very cold and dismissive. Stanford's is much nicer--so G-town can shove it.

Ditto. Complete since end of January. I've given up any hope on Penn.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UVA Decision?
« on: April 08, 2005, 07:30:18 AM »
I've been complete since mid-January, and I'm still getting the "not yet" on the status checker. Argghhh. This waiting is killing me.

Not to rain on anyone's parade, but I've heard and also read on a number of threads on this site that Penn puts a lot of people on their waitlist as essentially a "consolation prize" for not letting them in. If you can get Penn to give you more specifics about the numbers on their WL and if it's ranked, that would be helpful. I still haven't heard anything from them myself.


An aside...I also checked with my financial aid office, because I need to do an 'expected student income' addendum (because my FAFSA is based on full-time employment, and I will be leaving that employment to attend school full time, so they adjust your EFC accordingly).  They said that because I'm waitlisted, I could go ahead and complete this form (normally only admits should)...because things can "move very quickly with the waitlists, and that way we could have your package ready to go should you get the offer". 

Good info on financial aid. Question: I, too, am employed full time but obviously won't be while I'm in school. How do you complete an "expected student income" form? Do you get in from the school's financial aid office, or is it part of FAFSA? Is the school where you are waitlisted private, and if so, did you also fill out the super extensive Need Access or CSS Profile form?

Thanks...Just want to check because I am also waitlisted and need to have the money figured out if I am lucky enough to receive an offer.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: UVA (Non-resident; priority)
« on: April 06, 2005, 06:03:01 AM »
How big do you think the non-res priority pool is at UVA? Has anyone heard any insider info about the WL this year at UVA? Would you choose UVA over Cornell if you know you don't want to practice in NYC?

Would you mind saying when/how you heard from UVA and what your numbers are? I'm still waiting to hear from them (my app has been complete since January). Thanks, and good luck.

*BUMP*  This is a good thread.

Does anyone know the seat deposit date for Georgia?   ???

Sorry folks...getting a little antsy here...

My first UGA seat deposit (only $50) was due on April 1. But I think it depends on when you are admitted. Next deposit due some time in May or June.

Sent off a letter to UVA this morning. Hope it makes at least some small difference...

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