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kenny32

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Admitted Students Weekend
« on: December 06, 2006, 09:13:23 PM »
Can someone explain what goes on at one? Is it for a day, or the whole weekend? Do you go alone? Really, any info would be appreciated!

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Re: Admitted Students Weekend
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2006, 04:11:59 PM »
Can someone explain what goes on at one? Is it for a day, or the whole weekend? Do you go alone? Really, any info would be appreciated!

Just an example: http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/admissions/admitted/student_days.cfm

Re: Admitted Students Weekend
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2006, 05:28:33 PM »
It depends on the school. Some are a whole weekend, while others are just a Friday. Some schools will offer student hosts who will put you up, while others will expect you to pay for accommodations. For the former, I'd say it's expected that you come alone or with a spouse, while for the latter, it's probably acceptable to bring along a parent/relative.

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Re: Admitted Students Weekend
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2006, 07:54:34 PM »
Thanks for the info!

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Re: Admitted Students Weekend
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2006, 07:57:23 PM »
Your school should send out a packet of info if you decide to go.

Re: Admitted Students Weekend
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2006, 07:49:54 AM »
It depends on the school. Some are a whole weekend, while others are just a Friday. Some schools will offer student hosts who will put you up, while others will expect you to pay for accommodations. For the former, I'd say it's expected that you come alone or with a spouse, while for the latter, it's probably acceptable to bring along a parent/relative.

wait, some of them seriously pay for your accommodations?  what about travel expenses?

Re: Admitted Students Weekend
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2006, 08:11:52 AM »
It depends on the school. Some are a whole weekend, while others are just a Friday. Some schools will offer student hosts who will put you up, while others will expect you to pay for accommodations. For the former, I'd say it's expected that you come alone or with a spouse, while for the latter, it's probably acceptable to bring along a parent/relative.

wait, some of them seriously pay for your accommodations?  what about travel expenses?

Usually if a school puts you up, it has student hosts for the weekend and isn't paying for a hotel. The only schools I've heard of that pay for people to come visit are in California (Pepperdine and Boalt), although many will allow people to fill out financial need forms and they may grant you some funds to come visit.

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Re: Admitted Students Weekend
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2006, 12:24:53 PM »
It depends on the school. Some are a whole weekend, while others are just a Friday. Some schools will offer student hosts who will put you up, while others will expect you to pay for accommodations. For the former, I'd say it's expected that you come alone or with a spouse, while for the latter, it's probably acceptable to bring along a parent/relative.

wait, some of them seriously pay for your accommodations?  what about travel expenses?

A decent number of schools pay for travel expenses, up to a certain dollar amount.  I remember Chicago, Penn, and Columbia offering.  I think the limits were in the vicinity of $200.  Not necessarily enough to cover 100% of the cost, but certainly defrays a huge chunk of it.