yeah, i just recieved an email with an updated financial aid package which now includes a $8,000 "diversity scholarship". I wonder if its renewable or just a one time thing.
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I noticed that private loans require credit worthiness. I went on to the web page of the suggested lender for my school and they said that creditworthiness is based primarily on your credit score. My credit score is pretty low (20th percentile), in part because I have lots of loans from my undergrad. Does anyone know what the credit score cutoff is for "good credit?" Has anyone been turned down and if so, do they know their credit score?
what is your score?
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Pick a california school if you want to practice here. I'd say Thomas Jefferson simply because you'll prolly get at least a scholarship and they only compete with California Western and USD in the san diego market.
Golden Gate's numbers are just bad and they compete with way more schools.
Congrats. I was also accepted with "honors at entrance" and 12K. You have to remain in the top third of your class, though; I have a friend at MSU who has a scholarship contingent on maintaining a GPA of 3.0. She has a 3.1 and that does not put her in the top half of her school. So I plan on going next week and grilling them on the number of awards they offered, what their grade distribution is, etc.
Thanks. Congrats to both of you as well.
Gibbs, we have pretty identical numbers so I guess that bodes well for my scholarship chances. Somebody from McGeorge called my home last night but i missed their call. Did they notify you of your scholarship via phone?
Don't get me wrong man, I'm by no means an admissions expert, but I can't imagine you getting turned down by Texas with a 4.0 and a 170 on the LSAT, plus with your EC's. With that, I figure the only way you'd get left out is if you apply late when most of the seats are filed, or if you just spend no time on your application.
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Is it too late to apply to Loyola's evening program and expect a reasonable chance of getting admitted with my numbers (3.45, 159)? I would be applying with the intentions of switching over to the day division. I was accepted to Pepperdine and Pacific Mcgeorge less than 3 weeks after my file went complete and I am now regretting not applying to Loyola since it seems like my applications have been well-recieved. Thanks in advance
Well that truly, truly srinks and a 155/3.3.....and WAITLISTED at MC? Damn...I got a 3.3/156 and am sending mine in on 10/1....I bet Im screwed, huh?
You are not screwed at all. Just make sure the rest of your application is solid and you have a very strong shot.
To the OP, it looks like you want to stay in the west. Chapman is a good up and coming school and it isnt past their deadline yet. The deadlines for cal western, thomas jeff., and golden gate havent passed yet too. good luck
What? With a 3.3/161 you think you are overqualified for a T2? Am I misinterpreting your statement? If that kind of cocky attitude came through in your PS at all, neither your WL at Houston or your ding from OK surprise me at all.
Thank you, ron jeremy. Besides being one of the most prolific actors of our time, You make some very valid points. I believe that Admission Officers do their very best to assemble the best incoming class possible. Having a 3.3 gpa and 161 lsat score will surely make you a "CANDIDATE" at many schools, but if you cant bring something special to the table then there are many other people with similar stats that can.
Jeff, do you actually believe that you are overqualified for a tier 2 school? Well, go ahead and think that and blame AA if it makes you feel better. The bottom-line is that some URMs with a lower lsat score (but probably with better gpa, personal statement, and extracurricular stuff) got into Houston because the Admissions Comm. thought they were better candidates than you.
If you read his explanation, you'll see that his GPA includes 9 F's from a bad first year, which he managed to bring up. Nevertheless, his index score puts him in the auto-admit range for Houston. Still, I have no way of knowing why he got rejected. The point I was making is that his race hurt him. I'm speculating that if he were black, UH would have given him way more slack. More generally, I was arguing that many of the people who are being waitlisted would be admitted if they were URM. Of course, a few of them are URM, but they generally have lower numbers than others waitlisted. One of the guys waitlisted does present a counter-example to my argument:
Okay, I read his profile. He doesnt have 9 f's, he has 9 hours (class credits) worth of fs. Thats only like 3 classes. To top it off, he earned his degree via distance learning. This guy has an on-line degree! He has no extracurriculars, no impressive work experience, has an on-line degree, and a bad gpa. Race shouldnt even come into play here. Don't get me wrong, URM status obviously helps minorities but the abundance of bitter, "oppressed", cookie cutter 3.50 gpa, 160 lsat having, "oooooh, I studied abroad and made the dean's list" non-URM'S that blame AA for them being waitlisted to a tier 2 school is ridiculous. AA didnt prevent these people from getting accepted.