Makeshift "Decision Rendered" Work-Around

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Makeshift "Decision Rendered" Work-Around

Postby NUMB3RFIFTY » Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:47 pm

Disclaimer: This worked for me, but might not work for you.

When my status checker turned to "decision rendered," I got very impatient.

I waited until the following day (afternoon) and called the schools admissions office and said that I received my acceptance letter and was wondering if I also received any aid money.

Although admissions decisions are normally not given over the phone, after looking up my LSAC#, the lady came back on the line and said I had been wait-listed, and received the acceptance in error.

Yeah, it's risky, but it worked for me.

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Re: Makeshift "Decision Rendered" Work-Around

Postby mb88 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:55 pm

Wow. I hope you didn't get anybody in trouble.

Whoever signed off on your wait-list letter did their job correctly. You just lied to the admissions committee and told them that the person fucked up their job horribly. Reminds me of when I worked at a movie theater, and there were signs saying "If the cashier doesn't ask you if you want a combo, you get a free ticket!" Huge asshats would go to management all the time and finger random people just to get the ticket. Some of my buddies got fired that way.

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Re: Makeshift "Decision Rendered" Work-Around

Postby Thomas Jefferson » Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:01 pm

Why would you lie instead of just straight-up asking for the decision?

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Re: Makeshift "Decision Rendered" Work-Around

Postby MURPH » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:26 am

You'll make a great lawyer.

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Re: Makeshift "Decision Rendered" Work-Around

Postby smov_operator » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:33 am

Thomas Jefferson wrote:Why would you lie instead of just straight-up asking for the decision?

If you just ask for the decision then they would probably say that decisions are not given over the phone.

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