USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby lazarzhr » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:06 pm

Hey y'all! Any decisions come in yet? Just checking in -- application went complete today.

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby criley01 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:24 am

lazarzhr wrote:Hey y'all! Any decisions come in yet? Just checking in -- application went complete today.


On the status checker, they say decisions start mid-december. I don't know whether that's something they say every year or whether they're on a later schedule this year.

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby btrenado » Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:56 am

checking in! Went complete Oct 14th--website says they start reviewing in Nov

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby nkayyy » Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:49 pm

Hey friends!! I applied ED to USC and according to the website, my application is in review. Guaranteed decision by Dec. 16th, so at this point I'm getting a bit anxious, although I have no idea whether to expect news *on* the 16th or earlier.

My stats: 164 LSAT, 3.69 GPA. I'm applying for the Public Interest Scholars program as well... based on what I've heard from the info session, it entails guaranteed summer employment, guidance from the public interest office, mentorship with people who specialize in that. Some scholarship $$$ involved as well. Since I'm hoping to end up working in the nonprofit field in Southern California, it sounds like a dream.

Any other ED applicants? Are you guys feeling as nervous as I am??

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby loslakers » Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:39 am

nkayyy wrote:Hey friends!! I applied ED to USC and according to the website, my application is in review. Guaranteed decision by Dec. 16th, so at this point I'm getting a bit anxious, although I have no idea whether to expect news *on* the 16th or earlier.

My stats: 164 LSAT, 3.69 GPA. I'm applying for the Public Interest Scholars program as well... based on what I've heard from the info session, it entails guaranteed summer employment, guidance from the public interest office, mentorship with people who specialize in that. Some scholarship $$$ involved as well. Since I'm hoping to end up working in the nonprofit field in Southern California, it sounds like a dream.

Any other ED applicants? Are you guys feeling as nervous as I am??


ED applicant also. 164 lsat 3.78 GPA super nervous as well but i think we'll be alright! best of luck!

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby brinicolec » Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:03 pm

Hey all.

Decided since I have a fee waiver I'd apply here and see what happens. Not sure about Cali for weird reasons I won't get into, but that's beyond the point. I have an app-related question: I have a DS written but it's only one page since that's what most schools have been wanting. USC's instructions say limit to 2-3 pages, so should I extend my DS?!

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby Torres1893 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:58 pm

brinicolec wrote:Hey all.

Decided since I have a fee waiver I'd apply here and see what happens. Not sure about Cali for weird reasons I won't get into, but that's beyond the point. I have an app-related question: I have a DS written but it's only one page since that's what most schools have been wanting. USC's instructions say limit to 2-3 pages, so should I extend my DS?!


I applied with my one page DS that I'm using for every school. I couldn't find the effort to write another page lol.

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby brinicolec » Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:04 pm

Torres1893 wrote:
brinicolec wrote:Hey all.

Decided since I have a fee waiver I'd apply here and see what happens. Not sure about Cali for weird reasons I won't get into, but that's beyond the point. I have an app-related question: I have a DS written but it's only one page since that's what most schools have been wanting. USC's instructions say limit to 2-3 pages, so should I extend my DS?!


I applied with my one page DS that I'm using for every school. I couldn't find the effort to write another page lol.


I just feel like I spent time working to make it concise and at this point, adding a page would just be fluff.

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby playersball » Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:21 pm

brinicolec wrote:
Torres1893 wrote:
brinicolec wrote:Hey all.

Decided since I have a fee waiver I'd apply here and see what happens. Not sure about Cali for weird reasons I won't get into, but that's beyond the point. I have an app-related question: I have a DS written but it's only one page since that's what most schools have been wanting. USC's instructions say limit to 2-3 pages, so should I extend my DS?!


I applied with my one page DS that I'm using for every school. I couldn't find the effort to write another page lol.


I just feel like I spent time working to make it concise and at this point, adding a page would just be fluff.


I also stuck to my 1 page DS, and I agree that adding fluff just to meet a page limit is not the best choice!

Also, went UR today! Applied 11/3

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby hammy393 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:28 pm

Submitted 11/13, complete 11/14, now UR

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby lawcapture » Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:30 pm

RD still sitting at complete, submitted 9/20

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby Torres1893 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:44 pm

Went complete 11/21 and now UR

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby patrickkpaul » Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:39 pm

Finally UR. Complete 10/28. ~~anxious~~

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby caitlinrw » Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:59 pm

Went complete 10/5, under review today.

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby jdanz » Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:15 am

Under review also

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby pleaseclassof2020 » Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:33 pm

Complete 10/3 and still not under review! Should I be concerned? Happy to see movement but worried given that others are in review who went complete a month after.

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby Thomas Hagan, ESQ. » Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:39 pm

Complete 11/3 and still no UR :(

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby playersball » Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:16 pm

I am wondering if they ordered applicants by another factor, such as LSAT or GPA, and are working through them that way. Since it doesn't seem to be in chronological order of application/complete date.

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby whodareswins » Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:32 pm

Complete on 11/4, under review yesterday.

At both 75ths.

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby brinicolec » Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:49 pm

playersball wrote:I am wondering if they ordered applicants by another factor, such as LSAT or GPA, and are working through them that way. Since it doesn't seem to be in chronological order of application/complete date.


Spivey wrote a blog and basically said that they go through apps in diff. groups. High LSAT first, high GPA second, then everyone else (though I wonder if there's a couple of schools that may be doing high GPA first because they want to increase their GPA stat for this cycle). I'm not sure how URM falls into things, I'd imagine they're probably looked at early on too because of diversity.

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby Christinabruin » Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:08 am

Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:Complete 11/3 and still no UR :(


I went complete 11/14 and still no UR either :(

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby criley01 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:50 pm

Anyone else go under review but not get an email telling them? All I know is that I went under review sometime last week

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby Assasindowntheavenue » Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:55 pm

criley01 wrote:Anyone else go under review but not get an email telling them? All I know is that I went under review sometime last week


FWIW I was never emailed and have been in review for idk how long now.

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby playersball » Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:58 pm

Assasindowntheavenue wrote:
criley01 wrote:Anyone else go under review but not get an email telling them? All I know is that I went under review sometime last week


FWIW I was never emailed and have been in review for idk how long now.


+1, most if not all of the schools I have applied to did not email me when I went UR. I heard Berkeley does, but haven't gone UR with them.

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby Assasindowntheavenue » Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:25 pm

playersball wrote:
Assasindowntheavenue wrote:
criley01 wrote:Anyone else go under review but not get an email telling them? All I know is that I went under review sometime last week


FWIW I was never emailed and have been in review for idk how long now.


+1, most if not all of the schools I have applied to did not email me when I went UR. I heard Berkeley does, but haven't gone UR with them.


Same. I think USC worded it awk and meant they'll email ppl when they've decided (and obvi reviewed the app beforehand), not when they start reviewing. And yeah Berkeley does that, but they're unique lol.




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