LOCI - Only if Held/WL?

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LOCI - Only if Held/WL?

Postby justadude55 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:31 pm

Is it okay to submit an LOCI if you've been UR for 2 months or so?

You haven't been held, but it seems all the factors that apply to being held (you have other acceptances, but are still interested) would apply here. Conversely, it can be annoying to them, I'd imagine with everything they need to read.

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Re: LOCI - Only if Held/WL?

Postby justadude55 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:56 pm

anyone?

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Re: LOCI - Only if Held/WL?

Postby beachbum » Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:02 pm

1) Have others who submitted around/after you already received decisions?

2) Have you submitted a "Why X" yet? This might be better than just an "I'm still interested" note.

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Re: LOCI - Only if Held/WL?

Postby justadude55 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:46 pm

Yes, and no, because it wasn't offered as a possibility.

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Re: LOCI - Only if Held/WL?

Postby Sandro » Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:50 pm

I've been held for further review at one school but plan to give it another week or two and do a visit/loci bomb

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Re: LOCI - Only if Held/WL?

Postby beachbum » Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:01 pm

A lot of schools are receptive to "Why X" essays even when don't specifically mention them in the application. What school is this?

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Re: LOCI - Only if Held/WL?

Postby LockBox » Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:20 pm

Use the search functionality...

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Re: LOCI - Only if Held/WL?

Postby meepmeep123 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:25 pm

i've been thinking about doing the same thing for duke and washu. duke i already wrote the optional essay which is essentially why duke, bhut i feel like i could add more. is it worth it? are duke and washu receptive to "why x"/ loci letters?

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Re: LOCI - Only if Held/WL?

Postby justadude55 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:27 pm

It's multiple schools. I have the numbers, and my professors really liked me and related to me on a personal level, but I got in a lot of trouble with my college so I can see why they're taking so long. It makes sense, especially according to what I was told I should expect. But I just don't want them to think because School X gave me a full ride, I don't still fantasize about them on cold winter nights.

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Re: LOCI - Only if Held/WL?

Postby crit_racer » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:20 pm

similar question:

I just went complete at a school I am very interested in. They gave me a fee waiver, and I'm well above their 75% for LSAT and in their 25-75 range for GPA (I'm a splitter). I don't want them to think I applied as an after though b/c of the fee waiver or b/c it was a safety school, though.

Would it be wise to go ahead and submit at "Why x" essay to them so they know I actually want to attend?
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Re: LOCI - Only if Held/WL?

Postby katjust » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:49 pm

crit_racer wrote:similar question:

I just went complete at a school I am very interested in (Lewis and Clark). They gave me a fee waiver, and I'm well above their 75% for LSAT and in their 25-75 range for GPA (I'm a splitter). I don't want them to think I applied as an after though b/c of the fee waiver or b/c it was a safety school, though.

Would it be wise to go ahead and submit at "Why L&C" essay to them so they know I actually want to attend?


You should include that in the letter of interest that you have to send to them anyway.

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Re: LOCI - Only if Held/WL?

Postby crit_racer » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:52 pm

uhhh what letter of interest? I don't see that requirement anywhere...

I'll write one anywyas b/c i want them to know I'm interested, but is there a requirement I'm missing? It's not in the requirements list on the status check page

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Re: LOCI - Only if Held/WL?

Postby geoduck » Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:37 pm

On the topic, how do you send in a LOCI or "Why X" letter and make sure that it gets attached to your account? I loved being able to use the LSAC interface to keep everything together. Is there a way within that setup or does one have to resort to snailmail?




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