Seeking advice, waitlisted at numerous schools!

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Winningthelotto
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Seeking advice, waitlisted at numerous schools!

Postby Winningthelotto » Wed May 04, 2011 2:14 pm

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dpk711
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Re: Seeking advice, waitlisted at numerous schools!

Postby dpk711 » Wed May 04, 2011 2:19 pm

First, why did you apply to schools that you had no interest in attending?
Second, there are plenty of threads pertaining to writing a LOCI.
This one is particularly good.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=27169

Usually I would tell you to use the "search function" more resourcefully but since you're a newbie I forgive you.

Winningthelotto
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Re: Seeking advice, waitlisted at numerous schools!

Postby Winningthelotto » Wed May 04, 2011 2:22 pm

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Re: Seeking advice, waitlisted at numerous schools!

Postby dpk711 » Wed May 04, 2011 2:27 pm

Send in the extra LOR, write a LOCI, and update your resume if you have extra work experience.

Winningthelotto
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Re: Seeking advice, waitlisted at numerous schools!

Postby Winningthelotto » Wed May 04, 2011 2:32 pm

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Re: Seeking advice, waitlisted at numerous schools!

Postby Winningthelotto » Wed May 04, 2011 11:35 pm

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Re: Seeking advice, waitlisted at numerous schools!

Postby protein » Thu May 05, 2011 3:25 am

I got in off a WL, so I'll try to help:

Make sure the school knows that you're very interested in attending. Write a LOCI tailored to that school and be as genuine as possible. I would even try to check in with emails every 3 weeks or so, just letting them know - hey i'm still interested + tell them about any recent accomplishments/updates.

The additional LOR can't hurt.

I don't think visiting the schools will help you much. But if you have the means to do so, again, it can't hurt

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Re: Seeking advice, waitlisted at numerous schools!

Postby bp shinners » Thu May 05, 2011 8:00 pm

Winningthelotto wrote:I have a question.. Other than the LOR from the attorney I have been interning for should I ask some fairly recent graduates that are family friends for LOR? Most have graduated the schools I`ve been WLed at about 5-8 years ago..


Those family friend LoRs won't be particularly helpful. Stick with the work LoR, the LOCI, and a visit, if possible. While not necessarily a huge help, every once in awhile a visit results in admission if you talk to the right people and make a great impression.




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