UVA eliminates/extends ED deadline

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UVA eliminates/extends ED deadline

Postby jawsthegreat » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:49 am

The deadline is now listed as March 1. If you missed the ED deadline and want to up your chances you now have that opportunity.

From the website:

Early Decision option: There is no separate deadline for Early Decision applications. An applicant who originally applied under the regular decision guidelines may choose to apply under the Early Decision option by submitting the early decision agreement to the Office of Admissions. Early Decision applicants will be notified of their decision no later than 15 days after all the following criteria have been met: the application for admission is complete, the early decision agreement has been received and residency status has been determined. More on Early Decision

Edit for link: (Scroll down about 1/4 of the page)
http://www.law.virginia.edu/html/prospectives/faqs.htm
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Re: UVA eliminates/extends ED deadline

Postby Space_Cowboy » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:51 am

This is fucking awesome!

Hear that Big Blue? Time to come through for me! :D

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Re: UVA eliminates/extends ED deadline

Postby kurama20 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:52 am

WOW. This means that people's predictions about this admissions cycle must have been off.

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Re: UVA eliminates/extends ED deadline

Postby CE2JD » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:52 am

Wow... I wonder what prompted this change. :?

Are apps down at UVA?

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Re: UVA eliminates/extends ED deadline

Postby APimpNamedSlickback » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:52 am

this seems incredibly unfair to kids with competitive stats who locked themselves in around sept and oct. i guess it would have been nicer of them to have made this change before the cycle began.
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Re: UVA eliminates/extends ED deadline

Postby Space_Cowboy » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:53 am

kurama20 wrote:WOW. This means that people's predictions about this admissions cycle must have been off.


In what way?

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Re: UVA eliminates/extends ED deadline

Postby jawsthegreat » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:53 am

kurama20 wrote:WOW. This means that people's predictions about this admissions cycle must have been off.


Yea I agree but I am struggling with how they might be off. Care to enlighten me?

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Re: UVA eliminates/extends ED deadline

Postby Space_Cowboy » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:54 am

talibkweli wrote:this seems incredibly unfair to kids with competitive stats who locked themselves in around sept and oct. i guess it would have been nicer of them to have made this change before the cycle began.


In theory only ED at your first choice, but yeah ... that's theory. Sucks for people who would have liked to have seen if they had a shot at money at Michigan or something.

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Re: UVA eliminates/extends ED deadline

Postby Trifles » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:54 am

CE2JD wrote:Wow... I wonder what prompted this change. :?

Are apps down at UVA?


I think UVA is for sure trying to get more applicants, I got a fee waiver from them as a non-URM with a sub-3.0 GPA.

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Re: UVA eliminates/extends ED deadline

Postby jawsthegreat » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:54 am

talibkweli wrote:this seems incredibly unfair to kids with competitive stats who locked themselves in around sept and oct. i guess it would have been nicer of them to have made this change before the cycle began.


Yea, I am one of those kids. I applied ED to UVA w/ pretty good stats, and while I am still thrilled to be attending such a great school it kinda sucks that I could have waited and extra 4 months to see how my cycle played out.

Though UVA was my number 1 choice outside of HYS so I can't really complain.
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Re: UVA eliminates/extends ED deadline

Postby CE2JD » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:55 am

Trifles wrote:
CE2JD wrote:Wow... I wonder what prompted this change. :?

Are apps down at UVA?


I think UVA is for sure trying to get more applicants, I got a fee waiver from them as a non-URM with a sub-3.0 GPA.


O RLY

This is interesting...

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Re: UVA eliminates/extends ED deadline

Postby Helmholtz » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:55 am

talibkweli wrote:this seems incredibly unfair to kids with competitive stats who locked themselves in around sept and oct. i guess it would have been nicer of them to have made this change before the cycle began.


apps are down, now UVA's whoring themselves out to the fresh DecLSAT-taking anxiety prone people

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Re: UVA eliminates/extends ED deadline

Postby Space_Cowboy » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:55 am

jawsthegreat wrote:
kurama20 wrote:WOW. This means that people's predictions about this admissions cycle must have been off.


Yea I agree but I am struggling with how they might be off. Care to enlighten me?


Locked in too many 170s when it looks like could have gone for a 171 median?

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Re: UVA eliminates/extends ED deadline

Postby bluejayk » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:56 am

Interesting. Next year they should change the name to "Quick Decision" or something like that.

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Re: UVA eliminates/extends ED deadline

Postby CE2JD » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:56 am

Helmholtz wrote:
talibkweli wrote:this seems incredibly unfair to kids with competitive stats who locked themselves in around sept and oct. i guess it would have been nicer of them to have made this change before the cycle began.


apps are down, now UVA's whoring themselves out to the fresh DecLSAT-taking anxiety prone people


Oh UVA... always such a whore.

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Re: UVA eliminates/extends ED deadline

Postby dakatz » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:56 am

Looks like they are just trying to squeeze money and yield out of insecure RD applicants (such as myself) who they have already strung along for 2-3 months without a word.

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Re: UVA eliminates/extends ED deadline

Postby jawsthegreat » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:57 am

Helmholtz wrote:
talibkweli wrote:this seems incredibly unfair to kids with competitive stats who locked themselves in around sept and oct. i guess it would have been nicer of them to have made this change before the cycle began.


apps are down, now UVA's whoring themselves out to the fresh DecLSAT-taking anxiety prone people


When I spoke to Trujillo/Dugas they both told me that apps were way up. This is very interesting.

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Re: UVA eliminates/extends ED deadline

Postby APimpNamedSlickback » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:57 am

Helmholtz wrote:
talibkweli wrote:this seems incredibly unfair to kids with competitive stats who locked themselves in around sept and oct. i guess it would have been nicer of them to have made this change before the cycle began.


apps are down, now UVA's whoring themselves out to the fresh DecLSAT-taking anxiety prone people



i think they made this change specifically in order to try and reel me in w/o a scholly. i've been known to have a panic attack or two.

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Re: UVA eliminates/extends ED deadline

Postby jawsthegreat » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:57 am

dakatz wrote:Looks like they are just trying to squeeze money and yield out of insecure RD applicants (such as myself) who they have already strung along for 2-3 months without a word.


If that is the goal it is going to work.

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Re: UVA eliminates/extends ED deadline

Postby Space_Cowboy » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:58 am

Helmholtz wrote:
talibkweli wrote:this seems incredibly unfair to kids with competitive stats who locked themselves in around sept and oct. i guess it would have been nicer of them to have made this change before the cycle began.


apps are down, now UVA's whoring themselves out to the fresh DecLSAT-taking anxiety prone people


Not the worst idea. Hopefully this pressures other schools to render decisions before March or watch T14-or-killself people ED to UVA around the deadline.

EDIT: I might be one of these people.

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Re: UVA eliminates/extends ED deadline

Postby sam.emton » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:59 am

Agreed - it's like a binding version of Duke's PT.

This is definitely not fair to me - I've been waiting for over 3 months for a decision. My stats are above their 75ths but it's one of my top choices and I haven't heard anything. I would ED, but I really need $$$ to select them over some of my acceptances. Do you think late EDs have any shot at good scholarship $$$? Will this hurt RD applicants waiting for a decision?

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Re: UVA eliminates/extends ED deadline

Postby APimpNamedSlickback » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:59 am

its like uva is playing a giant game of chicken with its rd applicants.

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Re: UVA eliminates/extends ED deadline

Postby Helmholtz » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:59 am

Space_Cowboy wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:
talibkweli wrote:this seems incredibly unfair to kids with competitive stats who locked themselves in around sept and oct. i guess it would have been nicer of them to have made this change before the cycle began.


apps are down, now UVA's whoring themselves out to the fresh DecLSAT-taking anxiety prone people


Not the worst idea. Hopefully this pressures other schools to render decisions before March or watch T14-or-killself people ED to UVA around the deadline.

EDIT: I might be one of these people.


I would have considered it a couple of weeks ago and I'm not even that crazy about them.

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Re: UVA eliminates/extends ED deadline

Postby kurama20 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:00 am

jawsthegreat wrote:
kurama20 wrote:WOW. This means that people's predictions about this admissions cycle must have been off.


Yea I agree but I am struggling with how they might be off. Care to enlighten me?


No I'm with you. The cycle is obviously different from what people expected, but I'm just not exactly sure how. I'm with talib too, if it wasn't for the fact that the only schools I would have picked over UVA were HYS, and I had not shot at those schools, I'd be pissed right now.

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Re: UVA eliminates/extends ED deadline

Postby CE2JD » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:00 am

Trujillo is such a maverick. What is he up to now? Essentially he's playing a giant game of chicken with other law schools. Now other law schools will have crappier yields from people who apply regular decision knowing they're basically a lock for UVA ED.




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