Law School Discussion

Deciding Where to Go => Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists => Topic started by: bastage on February 27, 2004, 05:08:33 PM

Title: USF, GGU, transferring
Post by: bastage on February 27, 2004, 05:08:33 PM
So I was waitlisted at USF. Is this a deadend?
Title: Re: USF
Post by: bastage on February 27, 2004, 05:25:00 PM
Anyone know if they usually pull people off the waitlist? I feel like they might not this year due to a high number of applicants.
Should I go to Golden Gate and try to transfer?
Title: Re: USF, GGU, transferring
Post by: bastage on February 28, 2004, 05:52:11 AM
Has anyone applied to Golden Gate? Visited the school?
Title: Re: USF, GGU, transferring
Post by: odes on February 28, 2004, 08:12:19 PM
hey, I was waitlisted at USF also. My gpa is 2.92/160 lsat, double major in philosophy and political science and minor in history from UCSB. This is also only my third year so I'm graduating a year early. They asked if I would be interested in the evening division also. my email is [email protected] Get back to me.
Title: Re: USF, GGU, transferring
Post by: insd on March 04, 2004, 11:30:28 PM
Hi. I am also waitlisted @ USF. Do you guys know how they decide (if they do) who they will admit off the list since the list is NOT RANKED?

I think I will do PT if given the offer, what about you Odes? :)

Best of Luck.
Title: Re: USF, GGU, transferring
Post by: odes on March 05, 2004, 02:42:23 AM
yeah, I might do the PT program. I need to wait on some other apps, I want to go to USD or Wake Forest. got waitlisted at Wake, haven't heard from USD.
Title: Re: USF, GGU, transferring
Post by: bastage on March 05, 2004, 06:10:29 AM
I might consider the part-time program also. I also applied to golden gate, and if they give me a big aid package, I might go there and try to transfer. Who knows.
Everyone I talk to says this has been a tough year. Someone told me that there was 80,000 applicants for 35,000 total spots at all the ABA law schools in the country. So I guess getting in anywhere is an accomplishment.
I was accepted in NYC also, so i might head out east.
Title: Re: USF, GGU, transferring
Post by: habeas_dorkus on March 05, 2004, 03:50:47 PM
got my letter today telling me i'm wait-listed at usf. 2.79, 161, eight years as journalist. also got the part-time option, which doesn't really appeal to me at this point.
Title: Re: USF, GGU, transferring
Post by: bastage on March 05, 2004, 04:41:58 PM
Where else have you applied? Where are you going to go?
Title: Re: USF, GGU, transferring
Post by: habeas_dorkus on March 05, 2004, 10:49:04 PM
i applied to 10 schools; i've heard from four: in at university of miami, in at mcgeorge, in at nova southeastern, wait list at usf.

still waiting to hear from uc davis, hastings, san diego, santa clara, loyola, southwestern.

i really thought i'd get in at usf, especially after being accepted to miami, which is ranked 13 spots higher. being wait-listed doesn't make me very optimistic about davis or hastings. or santa clara, san diego and loyola, for that matter.

i'm not sure what i'm going to do. i was so down about usf today that i'm reconsidering going to school at all. i'd be giving up a career in which i've done pretty well, and i have some good opportunities coming up now -- i was recently contacted by a top-10 newspaper about a management job and i have an interview next week my paper's biggest rival. my biggest fear about law school is going into a lot of debt only to land a job as a lawyer which could pay me not much more than i make right now.

so i don't know what to do. a lot depends on what happens with davis and hastings. but like i said, i'm not holding my breath.
Title: Re: USF, GGU, transferring
Post by: bastage on March 06, 2004, 06:07:33 AM
I felt the same way when i got rejected at my hometown school (Texas).
Now I'm just going to attend the school that offers me the biggest aid package and try to get my JD with as little debt as possible. It's still a risk, but I have a feeling things will work out in the end.
Good luck with you decision and I hope you feel better. Remember there was 80000 applicants for 35000 seats nationwide, so the fact that you got accepted anywhere is an accomplishment.
Title: Re: USF, GGU, transferring
Post by: habeas_dorkus on March 06, 2004, 08:58:51 AM
that's a good point. thanks for the perspective. good luck with your decision, too.
Title: Re: USF, GGU, transferring
Post by: ckwan on April 10, 2004, 01:33:02 AM
I am on the waiting list at USF also.  Has anyone called to find out the size of the list?  And how many people in the past have been accepted from the list at USF?  If so, please post.  Thanks!
Title: Re: USF, GGU, transferring
Post by: baseballjones on April 10, 2004, 09:48:56 PM
I am withdrawing my acceptance at usf on mon. so some one else will be admitted.
Title: Re: USF, GGU, transferring
Post by: gohan00001 on April 11, 2004, 12:15:21 AM
Hello guys. I am also withdrawing my acceptance at USF, so you now have two seats to fight for. ;D
Title: Re: USF, GGU, transferring
Post by: ckwan on April 19, 2004, 07:25:57 PM
Anyone know when they plan to start admiting waitlisted people?