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Incoming 1Ls / Re: UCLA Bound
« on: June 20, 2005, 03:57:16 PM »
The housing was part of my acceptance package, I pretty much just called and told them what apartment I wanted and when I wanted to move in.  I was surprised, UCLA housing has been really responsive every time I call -- I live in student housing at UCSD right now and it is a bear to get them to return a phone call.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: UCLA - Where to live?
« on: June 20, 2005, 01:42:45 AM »
If no, then give Palms/ Venice a shot. Be careful, since some parts can be kind of seedy and have their share of gang activity...

Can you elaborate on this please?  :)

Incoming 1Ls / Re: UCLA Bound
« on: June 17, 2005, 02:55:55 AM »
I was offered an apartment in University Village (married student housing) last week.  Sent in my deposit but we're still looking to rent a house in the Hermosa area if we can find one.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Facebooks (UCLA, specifically)
« on: June 11, 2005, 01:28:54 PM »
I think they probably want interesting interests -- we had an undergrad facebook at Duke (which the upperclassmen called the "Pig Book" because they used it to identify hot girls they wanted to invite to frat parties) and most people put their hobbies, interests, but not stuff like their intended major. The people that put down "Economics and world peace" didn't get invited to any frat parties.  ;) 

I wouldn't put "toga parties and pole dancing" but something like "Skiing, concerts, debate" is probably ok.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: June score emails
« on: June 09, 2005, 12:43:38 AM »
ditto.  i got an email with my score for the june test last year about a week before they were supposed to be released.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: USC Wait list
« on: June 07, 2005, 12:43:50 AM »
I withdrew as well, and turned down a bit of scholarship $$.  Good luck!

Since the first deposit form had an option to 'tentatively attend', I was assuming that the second deposit form was supposed to be your 'final' decision. But I'm not sure if a waitlist acceptance is really something 'forseeable', so I think you might have some wiggle room there. 

I don't think you have to give any $$ until tuition is due in August.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: UCLA Bound
« on: May 25, 2005, 07:08:28 PM »
wow, i wish they would offer me that, it would make a huuuuuuge difference! 

i submitted the first intent to register on-line on may 1, do you all know if we have a tuition deposit due anytime or if they have announced the deadline for the re-confirmation?  i got an email from Karman Hsu asking to notify them if my intent to register had changed, but since it hadn't I didn't respond to the email. other than that i have no real idea what information i am supposed to be giving them.

i called financial aid this morning and they told me they would not be sending out award letters (federal loans, etc) until next month.  i guess since they do direct lending this is not a problem for the staffords but will that give enough time to apply for private loans? 

i'll be seeing you all in the fall unless i decide to take a year off, with or without the 'deferral' offer!

I'm in the same boat, I applied in late January and although I got a lot of acceptances, I think I would have gotten a lot more scholarship $$ if I had applied earlier.  I also have a lot of credit card debt and I'm seriously worried about taking out more loans right now.  On top of it all, I'm not positive I want to go to law school, which is the best reason to take a year off!  My question is, how does it affect how schools look at you when  you reapply -- if I was admitted, and decided to take a year off, will the same school look at me positively, negatively, or neutral, as though I was applying for the first time? 

I wouldn't expect them to automatically look at me favorably, but I just want to make sure they don't ding me for turning them down the year before.  I would try to defer, but I'm still not sure where I want to go.

Oh, and my two schools are UCLA (no$$) and Emory (15K/year).

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