admission decisions..

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Susan_Walid
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admission decisions..

Postby Susan_Walid » Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:57 am

This might be a stupid question (so I'm apologizing in advance), but after you apply to a school do you receive your decision (admitted/wait-listed/rejected) online or do you get the traditional letter in the mail?

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MrPapagiorgio
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Re: admission decisions..

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:59 am

School dependent. Most are online. Some are through traditional mail.

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Re: admission decisions..

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:59 am

Some are by status checker, some are by email, some are by snail mail, and some are by phone. Depends on the school. You can check last year's application threads for each school to find out how that school does it.

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Re: admission decisions..

Postby Susan_Walid » Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:16 am

Can you send me a link to that thread? Can't find it!! THANKSSSsss

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Re: admission decisions..

Postby Seneca » Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:25 am

rinkrat19 wrote:Some are by status checker, some are by email, some are by snail mail, and some are by phone. Depends on the school. You can check last year's application threads for each school to find out how that school does it.


There is no single thread. You need to search through the acceptances, denials, and waitlists forum for school-specific threads (ex, Michigan c/o 2014 Applicants) and search through those threads for posts that discuss when/how people received admissions decisions. Like previous posters have said, it's different for each school,and sometimes even type of application (ED or RD), so you'll have to do some looking around.

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Re: admission decisions..

Postby PDaddy » Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:00 am

Just a few helpful tips for staying organized.

Almost every school will e-mail you with a "thanks" for applying and give you a link to follow for their status checkers (assigning you a username and temporary password). The e-mails will also advise you of important dates and whether any materials are missing.

1. *Use an e-mail address with your name in it, and use that address solely for the law schools. This makes it easier on the schools, and it's just more professional. Never use "Busty-Blonde@hotmail.com" as your contact address, because the schools will take note (to your detriment) if you do.

2. start the following individual folders:

"Essays", including PS, DS or "Optional Essays", etc.
"Resume's" and documentary information
"Master Notes", where you will paste word.doc notes regarding missing materials, etc. *See below for more.
"Summer Programs/Internships" for those that you plan to apply to (SEO, MoFo, Sidley Austin, etc.)
"Fee Waivers", if any are offered or sought
"Candidate referrals", so you can research schools that write you. You may get a note from a top-30 or higher :wink:
"LSAC" for all LSAC related materials
"FAFSA" for your financial aid related info
"Scholarships", make and track a list of submitted scholarship/fellowship applications, as well as any that interest you
"Loans", to track your consolidated undergrad loans & include a hyperlink to the website for any needed updates
"Credit Reports"
"Medical Info", for immunization forms, etc. Make and import to this folder scanned copies of important documents/records you could conceivably lose

3. Keep in your Master Notes File (see above) a call log for each time you speak with a school representative, with name date, time, and topic.

Then make an individual folder for each school you apply to. Keep the links and important information (such as status-checkers) in those folders, with the updated passwords, contact numbers and names, etc.

"Harvard"
"Yale"
"Stanford"
"Columbia"
etc

Forward each e-mail you receive (and any "updates") to the individual school folders and make updated master notes for each school on your word.doc as needed. Check your master notes folder daily. This is a fool-proof way to avoid missing deadlines or forgetting information, filings, etc.

Trust me, this system works.

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Re: admission decisions..

Postby Susan_Walid » Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:22 pm

Thank you so much Pdaddy. Very kind of you. I just went ahead and made the folders accordingly :)




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