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Waitlisted by Washington and Lee

Postby tepper » Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:41 pm

I just got an email and a letter from Washington and Lee regarding my waitlisted decision. According to them the only thing that I could possibly do is to visit them on Preview Day (which I can't because I'm working in Japan right now), otherwise they suggest me to wait patiently for their final decision.

I've never been through this before, and I'm wondering how likely is it for them to actually admit a candidate from their waitlist? Can anyone offer some experience or advice? Thanks a lot.

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Re: Waitlisted by Washington and Lee

Postby lawschoolisfun2012 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:28 pm

I also was waitlisted by them two weeks ago. They say they don't rank their waitlist....how is this going to work out?

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Re: Waitlisted by Washington and Lee

Postby gbpackerbacker » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:38 pm

I guess this makes you two competitors.

See: Daniel Day Lewis in There Will be Blood.

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Re: Waitlisted by Washington and Lee

Postby tepper » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:49 pm

I was surprised how fast they got back to me, I submitted my App on Dec 1, it's been only ten days. Not sure if that's a good sign.

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Re: Waitlisted by Washington and Lee

Postby Grizz » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:54 pm

Send LOCIs. Wait. ???. Profit.

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Re: Waitlisted by Washington and Lee

Postby albanach » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:59 pm

tepper wrote:Can anyone offer some experience or advice? Thanks a lot.


No first hand experience, but plenty of others have posted similar tales on here.

Send a letter of continued interest. Send a Why... essay if they'd accept one.

Of course the surest way to get off a waitlist would be to retake the LSAT in February and increase your score by a couple of points.

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Re: Waitlisted by Washington and Lee

Postby tepper » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:22 pm

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Re: Waitlisted by Washington and Lee

Postby TTH » Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:04 am

tepper wrote:albanach, thanks for the advice. I thought about retaking the LSAT, I currently have a 164. But then when I recall the days I was preparing for the LSAT....total nightmares.

I'll write them a LOCI. btw, should LOCI be mailed or emailed? Thanks.


I'd snail mail, but e-mail is sufficient, especially if there's someone in the admissions office you've talked with enough that they know you.

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Re: Waitlisted by Washington and Lee

Postby yas03001 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:19 pm

No doubt I have the lowest LSAT on this W&L waiting list. This is so stressful :(

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Re: Waitlisted by Washington and Lee

Postby Papa Smurf » Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:06 pm

I applied to W&L on 12/3, and got waitlisted on 12/9 (I have a ~3.6 GPA- ~3.8 over my last 4 semesters- and a 161 LSAT). Whether the 6 day turnaround is good or bad, who friggin knows :D

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Re: Waitlisted by Washington and Lee

Postby queenlizzie13 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 2:49 am

Papa Smurf wrote:I applied to W&L on 12/3, and got waitlisted on 12/9 (I have a ~3.6 GPA- ~3.8 over my last 4 semesters- and a 161 LSAT). Whether the 6 day turnaround is good or bad, who friggin knows :D


They are very fast. According to their blog they've been working non-stop to read all the applications. Of course they could just be saying that.

I didn't have quite as fast of a turnaround time because of the Thanksgiving holiday. FYI - I have very similar #'s and was accepted to W&L.

I also know they concentrate on C&F big time. If you have some marks against you on C&F = ding/waitlist.

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Re: Waitlisted by Washington and Lee

Postby wokeemilo » Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:15 pm

queenlizzie13 wrote:I applied to W&L on 12/3, and got waitlisted on 12/9 (I have a ~3.6 GPA- ~3.8 over my last 4 semesters- and a 161 LSAT). Whether the 6 day turnaround is good or bad, who friggin knows


How did you hear about the wailist decision? E-mail, status checker, mail? I have similar numbers and am kind of expecting the same fate...

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Re: Waitlisted by Washington and Lee

Postby Papa Smurf » Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:20 pm

wokeemilo wrote:
queenlizzie13 wrote:I applied to W&L on 12/3, and got waitlisted on 12/9 (I have a ~3.6 GPA- ~3.8 over my last 4 semesters- and a 161 LSAT). Whether the 6 day turnaround is good or bad, who friggin knows


How did you hear about the wailist decision? E-mail, status checker, mail? I have similar numbers and am kind of expecting the same fate...


I got two emails that day, one saying "hey, we're gonna decide by 5 pm EST today," and another one right at 5 waitlisting me. I got a letter in the mail that said the same thing about a week later.

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Re: Waitlisted by Washington and Lee

Postby Papa Smurf » Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:22 pm

queenlizzie13 wrote:
Papa Smurf wrote:I applied to W&L on 12/3, and got waitlisted on 12/9 (I have a ~3.6 GPA- ~3.8 over my last 4 semesters- and a 161 LSAT). Whether the 6 day turnaround is good or bad, who friggin knows :D


They are very fast. According to their blog they've been working non-stop to read all the applications. Of course they could just be saying that.

I didn't have quite as fast of a turnaround time because of the Thanksgiving holiday. FYI - I have very similar #'s and was accepted to W&L.

I also know they concentrate on C&F big time. If you have some marks against you on C&F = ding/waitlist.


My C&F is fine, no criminal record, school suspension/discipline, etc. What kind of softs do you have?

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Re: Waitlisted by Washington and Lee

Postby queenlizzie13 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:22 am

I have okay softs...nothing out of this world though. I do have pretty substantial WE for being only a year out of undergrad, but other than that the usual suspects (clubs, athletics, honor societies, etc.)

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Re: Waitlisted by Washington and Lee

Postby megaTTTron » Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:29 pm

I was WL'd last year (2009). From Dec to August. (8 months). Low LSAT high GPA. Got in tho. After several LOCIs. G'luck.

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Re: Waitlisted by Washington and Lee

Postby jackattack17 » Fri Dec 24, 2010 3:00 pm

i'm in the same boat here, wl with above median gpa and below median lsat. looking at lsn, it looks like there are a ton of other waitlisted people, and we're competing to get into a class of less than 150. probably going to be a long wait.

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Re: Waitlisted by Washington and Lee

Postby SrLaw » Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:28 pm

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Re: Waitlisted by Washington and Lee

Postby mss455 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 3:59 pm

First Application Response: Waitlisted at Washington & Lee :-( !!!

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Re: Waitlisted by Washington and Lee

Postby sammykeb » Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:14 pm

I checked the W&L Waitlisted Students page and apparently they offer telephone interviews for those who cannot visit campus. Has anyone tried this out?

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Re: Waitlisted by Washington and Lee

Postby SHANbangs » Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:15 pm

Yeah, I got waitlisted too. 169, 3.24. LS predictor had me at 60%, so I was actually a bit surprised. Do you think this is a YP, or is my GPA just pulling me down way too much?

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Re: Waitlisted by Washington and Lee

Postby megaTTTron » Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:26 pm

sammykeb wrote:I checked the W&L Waitlisted Students page and apparently they offer telephone interviews for those who cannot visit campus. Has anyone tried this out?


I did it.

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Re: Waitlisted by Washington and Lee

Postby clwilson6 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:15 pm

SrLaw wrote:I am 25th percentile LSAT and 50th percentile GPA. I retook in December sk a better LSAT may be happening. I self selected myself as a URM and wrote a DS. Does anyone know how W&L views DS and how does the self select URM work. W&L is by far choice number 1 for me.


From my experience (admitted 1L), W&L looks very favorably on DS and URM status. However, it is an overall approach to candidates. You have to offer a more than that. That's just, as they say, icing on the cake. I should have posted this earlier on TLS but if you're a URM and seriously considering W&L, getting the application in as soon as possible with good softs and so-so LSAT and GPA seems like a virtual open door policy. Have attended conferences with administrators that are really looking for ways to draw a larger URM applicant base. Also, they are really wanting more females to come to W&L. My class is ridiculously male heavy, about 65% from my understanding. Some thing it's the heavy greek frat mentality here for the undergrad side. But hey, ladies if you're looking for an overabundance of man meat, W&L is where you'll find it.




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