GULC and financial aid


NZ Girl

Ah, I see. Well, I don't think there's any harm in trying - surely merely asking wouldn't damage your chances of getting into NYU. I would hope not! The worst that could happen is they refuse your request to expedite the decision. I think you're making a wise decision. From what I understand (and I have a very superficial knowledge of tax programmes so correct me if I'm wrong), NYU's is supposed to be the best. Good luck!

Is the deadline of 1 March for both the offer and scholarship?

Ah, I see. Well, I don't think there's any harm in trying - surely merely asking wouldn't damage your chances of getting into NYU. I would hope not! The worst that could happen is they refuse your request to expedite the decision. I think you're making a wise decision. From what I understand (and I have a very superficial knowledge of tax programmes so correct me if I'm wrong), NYU's is supposed to be the best. Good luck!

Is the deadline of 1 March for both the offer and scholarship?

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The deadline appears to be just for the scholarship.

Thanks, and good luck on your applications too!

The deadline appears to be just for the scholarship.

Thanks, and good luck on your applications too!
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LLM2011-2012 - when you received the scholarship offer from GULC was that in your email of admission? your letter? or somewhere on the admitted students website? I received an admissions email today but haven't received anything else yet.

LLM2011-2012 - when you received the scholarship offer from GULC was that in your email of admission? your letter? or somewhere on the admitted students website? I received an admissions email today but haven't received anything else yet.
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Hi crescent1841,

I received my admission e-mail back in December. I received an e-mail with the scholarship offer about a week ago.

Hi crescent1841,

I received my admission e-mail back in December. I received an e-mail with the scholarship offer about a week ago.
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Lawyerarg

thanks for your information. Can we know the % of the tuition waiver you received?

thanks for your information. Can we know the % of the tuition waiver you received?
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It's 50%.

It's 50%.
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NZ Girl

Hi LLM2011-2012,
Any update on your situation (that, of course, you don't mind to share)? 1 March is rapidly approaching...
NZ Girl

Hi LLM2011-2012,
Any update on your situation (that, of course, you don't mind to share)? 1 March is rapidly approaching...
NZ Girl
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Well, NYU denied my request for an expedited decision.

Still have a week or so to decide on what to do. :)

Well, NYU denied my request for an expedited decision.

Still have a week or so to decide on what to do. :)
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dggc

Well, NYU denied my request for an expedited decision.

Still have a week or so to decide on what to do. :)


That sucks (or not)..But does GULC require you to withdraw your applications from other schools in case you accept the scholarship? If not, in effect you have the option to pay for a delay in your final decision...

You're at a point where things just can't go wrong anymore. I'm sure your decision will work for the best.

<blockquote>Well, NYU denied my request for an expedited decision.

Still have a week or so to decide on what to do. :)</blockquote>

That sucks (or not)..But does GULC require you to withdraw your applications from other schools in case you accept the scholarship? If not, in effect you have the option to pay for a delay in your final decision...

You're at a point where things just can't go wrong anymore. I'm sure your decision will work for the best.
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NZ Girl

Sorry to hear your request for an expedited decision was refused. That sucks.

Agree with Dggc. If GULC's your second choice (that seems to be my impression but I don't think you've said so explicitly) then I guess you can accept it and then see what happens with NYU (provided, of course, you don't have to withdraw your other applications as Dggc pointed out).

All the best.

Sorry to hear your request for an expedited decision was refused. That sucks.

Agree with Dggc. If GULC's your second choice (that seems to be my impression but I don't think you've said so explicitly) then I guess you can accept it and then see what happens with NYU (provided, of course, you don't have to withdraw your other applications as Dggc pointed out).

All the best.
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rhino11

wait listed at GULC... are there ne chances?

wait listed at GULC... are there ne chances?
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rhino11

I think nothing can be more terrible than getting waitlisted

I think nothing can be more terrible than getting waitlisted
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NZ Girl

I don't know much about how waitlists work and when you'd be likely to get an offer, but could anyone with more information please enlighten us? It could be very helpful for other universities, too.

Specifically, what if you have already accepted another university's offer and paid the tuition deposit (say, your number #2 school), and then in May, your number #1 school comes along and makes you an offer. Can you pull out of number #2, with the only ramification being you lose the deposit?

I don't know much about how waitlists work and when you'd be likely to get an offer, but could anyone with more information please enlighten us? It could be very helpful for other universities, too.

Specifically, what if you have already accepted another university's offer and paid the tuition deposit (say, your number #2 school), and then in May, your number #1 school comes along and makes you an offer. Can you pull out of number #2, with the only ramification being you lose the deposit?
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nshutchi

I will qualify this post by saying this is what I known about waitlists based on the waitlists for JD programs and my experience from volunteering for my law school's admissions office. Generally, schools do not take a huge number of students of the waitlist, but it all depends on how many students decide to accept their offers. Schools generally have a certain number of students they are aiming to have in their entering class and if it begins to drop below that number then they will start to consider students on their waitlist. With regards to accepting an offer and then changing your mind later because you got another offer, there is generally not a penalty besides losing your deposit (and some schools will return your deposit or a part of your deposit if you change your mind before a certain date) and it is not that uncommon that students will decide not to go to a school after they have given a deposit. That being said, I do not think schools particularly like it when students do this, but there is not a whole lot they can do about it.

I will qualify this post by saying this is what I known about waitlists based on the waitlists for JD programs and my experience from volunteering for my law school's admissions office. Generally, schools do not take a huge number of students of the waitlist, but it all depends on how many students decide to accept their offers. Schools generally have a certain number of students they are aiming to have in their entering class and if it begins to drop below that number then they will start to consider students on their waitlist. With regards to accepting an offer and then changing your mind later because you got another offer, there is generally not a penalty besides losing your deposit (and some schools will return your deposit or a part of your deposit if you change your mind before a certain date) and it is not that uncommon that students will decide not to go to a school after they have given a deposit. That being said, I do not think schools particularly like it when students do this, but there is not a whole lot they can do about it.
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