Can alum making a call help?

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risktaker
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Can alum making a call help?

Postby risktaker » Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:43 am

I am on the wait list for USD, and I know an alum of USD who is a family friend. If I have never worked with this person, but she knows me, could I have her call USD? Would this help at all?

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Re: Can alum making a call help?

Postby 071816 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:49 am

You should just have them send a letter or email. I don't see how it could possibly hurt. Actually, a pretty well known alumni sent an email on my behalf to the admissions office of one of the schools at which i was waitlisted. I have not yet been admitted (fingers crossed) and I don't think I will ever have any clue as to whether or not it helped me in any way whatsoever.

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Re: Can alum making a call help?

Postby Grizz » Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:54 am

Probably won't really help, but probably won't hurt either. Go for it I guess.

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Re: Can alum making a call help?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:22 am

Friend of my parent's knows a guy on an adcomm at the law school he graduated from. He offered to make a call, and I got in being 5 points below the school's LSAT 25th. Not the same situation as your's obviously, but alum's can be helpful, especially if they know the right people.

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Re: Can alum making a call help?

Postby risktaker » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:42 am

Damn, guess I should have her email. Thanks.




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