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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: American
« on: April 28, 2005, 10:30:46 AM »
Presumably, if waitlist movement isn't expected until July, then their FT seats are full now, and movement won't happen until students who sent in their deposit withdraw from American to go to a school they were waitlisted on.

I think that can be a great resource, but you have to take its information with a grain of salt.  Was that the only person that gave USD such a negative review?  You have to remember that the people that write on do it on their own accord, so most of them either love what they are writing about, or have some reason for absolutely hating it.  The negative USD review was just one person's opinion, so it isn't necessarily representative of the whole school.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Pitt Desperate?
« on: April 27, 2005, 10:07:44 AM »
I'll have to check to make sure, but I think the second deposit is due on June 1 for non-waitlist folks.

Yup, second deposit is due in June, but there is no need to worry about it until you receive a receipt of the first deposit and more information about the second deposit.  It should come some time in May.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Pitt Desperate?
« on: April 27, 2005, 05:59:31 AM »
I have a 3.6 157 and was offered $8,000 in merit aid. 

I saw that on LSN.  Unfortunately, I still distinctly remember them saying you needed a 161 to make it to the scholarship committee.  I'm sure that was just a generalization, so you must have had something extraordinary for them to consider you for a scholarship.  Consider yourself lucky! 

As for myself, I'm taking one of the first risks of my life and paying full tuition, hoping that I can reduce the cost after the first year somehow.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Pitt Desperate?
« on: April 27, 2005, 05:14:18 AM »
At the Open House, the director of financial aid said you had to have a 161/3.5 to even make it to the scholarship committee.  However, if you browse LSN, it seems like they gave scholarships to people with high LSAT scores, with less regard to UGPA.  Then again, LSN probably isn't representative of all the accepted students.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Pitt Desperate?
« on: April 26, 2005, 10:55:22 AM »
60% out of state acceptances?  I guess I won't feel too out of place next fall then (I'm from NY)! 


I very clearly identified myself as being a part of a military family, and mentioned that my husband has been deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan in my post on this thread.  Being part of a military family involves much more than "doing what you have to do because its right."  It also involves receiving a phone call during which you are told no one can confirm whether your husband is alive or dead and the subsequent waiting for hours praying for the phone call that finally confirms that he is alive.  Everytime my husband deploys we have to discuss "final arrangements", update his life insurance and make sure his will is current.  I live with the reality that he might die during our separation every single day, and I found your analogy not only in extremely poor taste, and but dismissive of what military families deal with on a regular basis. 

I agree.  I only hope I can have as much strength as you did when my boyfriend deploys for the first time this summer.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: How do I know if I am in?
« on: April 21, 2005, 12:16:21 PM »
I received an email from both schools I sent a deposit to shortly after I sent it in.  But these are both schools that sent out various emails about once a week after I was accepted, so I guess they like to stay in contact via email as much as possible.

As odd as this sounds, I'm kind of glad I'll be farther away as it will allow  me to focus more on school work without feeling guilty for not spending time together. 

I agree--being farther apart while at school may even make it a little easier because there will be less of a distraction.  For those that will only be a few hours apart, it will be very tempting to just jump in the car to go see your SO when the going gets rough.

I can empathize with all of you, but I can say from experience that long distance relationships can work out.  My boyfriend and I have been together for nearly 5 years, and we went to colleges 3 hours apart (he didn't have a car either).  To top that off, he went to a maritime school, which required him to ship out to sea during the summers and then was commissioned as an officer in the Marine Corps.  Hence, I've spent the last ten monthes in upstate NY and he was in Virginia, and now North Carolina, and Iraq this summer.  But I have no doubts about making it through the next three years of school/ active duty because it's not worth breaking up over a few more years of a long distance relationship (I'll be somewhere in the northeast, and he'll return to NC).  We both need to pursue our own goals while we're still young so that we don't regret it later in life.  I firmly believe it will build a stronger relationship for us when we're ready to settle down and get married.  Granted, we've never actually lived together for an extended period of time, so we may be in for a big surprise when we FINALLY live in the same city!

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