Waitlisted LOCI E-Mail or Snail Mail Poll

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If schools mass e-mailed form said to e-mail LOCI would you E-mail or Snail Mail

E-mail my LOCI
15
63%
Snail mail LOCI
6
25%
BOTH (seems ridiculous, but hey I guess its my only other alternative besides doing nothing)
3
13%
 
Total votes: 24

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WaitlistedSadPanda
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Waitlisted LOCI E-Mail or Snail Mail Poll

Postby WaitlistedSadPanda » Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:39 pm

So basically I was waitlisted today, and am currently working on my LOCI. I've read plenty of LOCI threads on TLS, but one thing that I am confused about is my method of delivery. The school that waitlisted me mentioned that I am encouraged to write a LOCI and to e-mail it in. The thing is that the LOCI thread is full of people snail mailing theirs so admissions has to look at it, and will read it more often then one of the million LOCI e-mails they get.

This same school also in the beginning of the admissions season told students to not call or ask for any information(via e-mail and status checker messages), but when students went in and talked to admissions they had a very different vibe encouraging students to call. So their written policies seem to just avoid having to deal with more work.

I would love to go to the school, I'm a splitter, but i think i'm competitive (LSAT a few points above 75% and gpa just below 25%) so I'm trying to maximize my chance of being pulled in.

btw you can revote if someone sways you either way

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Re: Waitlisted LOCI E-Mail or Snail Mail Poll

Postby BeachandRun23 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:23 pm

The standard TLS advice is to snail mail, but I find that many schools prefer/only take updates via email. If this is the case, certainly use email. If the school says either or, then use your own judgment. Even so, I still email. With an email, I can get a confirmation back that it has been added to my file. When mailing I would then have to bother them again to email them and ask if it has been received.

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Re: Waitlisted LOCI E-Mail or Snail Mail Poll

Postby jarofsoup » Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:29 pm

Call the admit office and ask. That is what I do.

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Re: Waitlisted LOCI E-Mail or Snail Mail Poll

Postby Knock » Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:29 pm

Email if they accept email. If not, then snail mail.

I'm pretty sure they the admissions office staff adds it to your file, and then a decision hasn't been reached on your application, they will read the whole application again, including the LOCI. Snail mailing and emailing will be the same, except it will take longer and there is a chance it gets lost in the mail.

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Re: Waitlisted LOCI E-Mail or Snail Mail Poll

Postby dr123 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:31 pm

Carrier pigeon ftw

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Re: Waitlisted LOCI E-Mail or Snail Mail Poll

Postby WaitlistedSadPanda » Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:46 pm

I guess if they print it anyway I will just e-mail it.

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Re: Waitlisted LOCI E-Mail or Snail Mail Poll

Postby gothamm » Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:25 pm

The school said e-mail it. So e-mail it.

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Re: Waitlisted LOCI E-Mail or Snail Mail Poll

Postby ahduth » Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:53 pm

WaitlistedSadPanda wrote:The school that waitlisted me mentioned that I am encouraged to write a LOCI and to e-mail it in. The thing is that the LOCI thread is full of people snail mailing theirs so admissions has to look at it, and will read it more often then one of the million LOCI e-mails they get.


Walk through this logic with me for just a moment.

The school asked for emails. They have a process, and they've informed you of it.

People are sending snail mail so admissions "has" to look at it, and will "read it more often."

Have you ever made a paper airplane? Also, I've always wanted to learn origami, but... I'm too lazy.

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Re: Waitlisted LOCI E-Mail or Snail Mail Poll

Postby WaitlistedSadPanda » Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:32 pm

ahduth wrote:
WaitlistedSadPanda wrote:The school that waitlisted me mentioned that I am encouraged to write a LOCI and to e-mail it in. The thing is that the LOCI thread is full of people snail mailing theirs so admissions has to look at it, and will read it more often then one of the million LOCI e-mails they get.


Walk through this logic with me for just a moment.

The school asked for emails. They have a process, and they've informed you of it.

People are sending snail mail so admissions "has" to look at it, and will "read it more often."

Have you ever made a paper airplane? Also, I've always wanted to learn origami, but... I'm too lazy.


While what you wrote makes sense, and I have decided to e-mail it, you didn't quote a key part

This same school also in the beginning of the admissions season told students to not call or ask for any information(via e-mail and status checker messages), but when students went in and talked to admissions they had a very different vibe encouraging students to call. So their written policies seem to just avoid having to deal with more work.


and here is a good website on all things paper plane oragami http://www.paperairplanes.co.uk/planes.php

Thanks for the response everyone, btw I'm gonna either write my LOCI today after work or tomorrow, would anyone mind reading it this weekend? I get the feeling I should e-mail it asap, so I'm shooting for monday

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Re: Waitlisted LOCI E-Mail or Snail Mail Poll

Postby ahduth » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:09 pm

WaitlistedSadPanda wrote:While what you wrote makes sense, and I have decided to e-mail it, you didn't quote a key part

This same school also in the beginning of the admissions season told students to not call or ask for any information(via e-mail and status checker messages), but when students went in and talked to admissions they had a very different vibe encouraging students to call. So their written policies seem to just avoid having to deal with more work.


and here is a good website on all things paper plane oragami http://www.paperairplanes.co.uk/planes.php

Thanks for the response everyone, btw I'm gonna either write my LOCI today after work or tomorrow, would anyone mind reading it this weekend? I get the feeling I should e-mail it asap, so I'm shooting for monday


lol, well played. The reality is these admissions people can't act like jerks in person. Or they can do and then lose candidates. They have these processes, because they deal with tons of people.

You can feel free to send it to me, but you should probably get some other people, because I'm kind of... not terribly bright. I also might be playing Agricola or getting drunk and watching baseball.

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Re: Waitlisted LOCI E-Mail or Snail Mail Poll

Postby WaitlistedSadPanda » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:24 pm

ahduth wrote:lol, well played. The reality is these admissions people can't act like jerks in person. Or they can do and then lose candidates. They have these processes, because they deal with tons of people.

You can feel free to send it to me, but you should probably get some other people, because I'm kind of... not terribly bright. I also might be playing Agricola or getting drunk and watching baseball.


I'll shoot it over by tomorrow, I'm currently at work and can't work on it right now (probably shouldn't be on TLS either, shhhh.) Also I swear I've seen you on TLS posting about planning on going to a T14 (btw this is my anon account, I would have posted this under my normal, but the school has officially stated they browse TLS and ostracized someone for posting about the school.) This school is a T30, so apparently you're one up on me based on one intelligence factor.

If anyone else is willing, I would be appreciative.




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