Lack of movement driving anyone else crazy?

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Lack of movement driving anyone else crazy?

Postby ThreeRivers » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:14 pm

I submitted to all the schools I applied to on 11/2, and I thought to myself that I wouldn't really become concerned at all with anything because I knew I probably wouldn't hear much until at least Thanksgiving time.

This strategy didn't work as I somehow became very interested / excited when I saw my status change from "received" "complete" "ready for review" "in review",etc...

I was accepted to 1 school on 11/17 and since that date all of my statuses have remained completely the same / no update...

For some reason a mini / pointless update was somehow comforting rather than 11 days of nothing...

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Re: Lack of movement driving anyone else crazy?

Postby 20130312 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:19 pm

Well, adcomms get a break just like the rest of us working people, so they probably haven't looked at an app for about a week now. Relax, give it some time, you will be hearing back from a lot of places over the next month.

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Re: Lack of movement driving anyone else crazy?

Postby srfngdd6 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:22 pm

patience doode

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Re: Lack of movement driving anyone else crazy?

Postby T00L » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:30 pm

I would say the average waiting period is 6-8 weeks. You have been waiting for what, like 3.5?

You may be getting a LOT of christmas presents this year...ha. (Hopefully).

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Re: Lack of movement driving anyone else crazy?

Postby ThreeRivers » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:30 pm

Lol both of the above responses are credited / I realized that when I was typing my post... still hard to use this logic when I have a status checker addiction

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Re: Lack of movement driving anyone else crazy?

Postby ThreeRivers » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:31 pm

T00L wrote:I would say the average waiting period is 6-8 weeks. You have been waiting for what, like 3.5?

You may be getting a LOT of christmas presents this year...ha. (Hopefully).

Yes, when thinking logically I figured right before Christmas break might be when I'm hearing from a lot of them lol

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Re: Lack of movement driving anyone else crazy?

Postby Nobody » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:34 pm

Yeah, I kind of hate the status checkers. They must save the admissions offices phone calls from neurotic applicants, but I would probably not even be thinking about getting news until after January if it weren't for those status checkers, but because they're there I can't help but check them all the time. It's like a skinners box.

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Re: Lack of movement driving anyone else crazy?

Postby ThreeRivers » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:37 pm

Nobody wrote:Yeah, I kind of hate the status checkers. They must save the admissions offices phone calls from neurotic applicants, but I would probably not even be thinking about getting news until after January if it weren't for those status checkers, but because they're there I can't help but check them all the time. It's like a skinners box.

Yea, for UG I sent stuff in and didn't think about it forever.

Tbh what drives me the most insane is when other TLS'ers get responses from a school that I haven't yet (especially W&M which I applied earlier / have better numbers than some who got in lol)

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Re: Lack of movement driving anyone else crazy?

Postby Gail » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:37 pm

I'm going to try and forget that I sent in any applications. Move on with my life as if I never started. Interview for jobs after UG. Try and keep my options open. Focus your energy elsewhere. It isn't LS or bust quite yet.

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Re: Lack of movement driving anyone else crazy?

Postby ThreeRivers » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:40 pm

Gail wrote:I'm going to try and forget that I sent in any applications. Move on with my life as if I never started. Interview for jobs after UG. Try and keep my options open. Focus your energy elsewhere. It isn't LS or bust quite yet.

tbh with my UG / major ts either LS or work as a waiter for a year as I re-study for LSAT.

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Re: Lack of movement driving anyone else crazy?

Postby snehpets » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:41 pm

I'm with you. Checking my status checkers and planning my hypothetical life should I get accepted at various places is basically all I do at this point.

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Re: Lack of movement driving anyone else crazy?

Postby JamMasterJ » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:43 pm

ThreeRivers wrote:
Nobody wrote:Yeah, I kind of hate the status checkers. They must save the admissions offices phone calls from neurotic applicants, but I would probably not even be thinking about getting news until after January if it weren't for those status checkers, but because they're there I can't help but check them all the time. It's like a skinners box.

Yea, for UG I sent stuff in and didn't think about it forever.

Tbh what drives me the most insane is when other TLS'ers get responses from a school that I haven't yet (especially W&M which I applied earlier / have better numbers than some who got in lol)

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Re: Lack of movement driving anyone else crazy?

Postby Nobody » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:54 pm

ThreeRivers wrote:Yea, for UG I sent stuff in and didn't think about it forever.

Tbh what drives me the most insane is when other TLS'ers get responses from a school that I haven't yet (especially W&M which I applied earlier / have better numbers than some who got in lol)


Ugh, so right. That's probably the other thing. Again, the rational part of my brain gets that there is some randomness to admissions process, and that there can be a million reasons why I haven't gotten responses yet, but it still drives me crazy. Come on, Michigan and Georgetown.

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Re: Lack of movement driving anyone else crazy?

Postby Grizz » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:56 pm

Image

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Re: Lack of movement driving anyone else crazy?

Postby ThreeRivers » Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:23 pm

Grizz wrote:Image

Original

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Re: Lack of movement driving anyone else crazy?

Postby vpintz » Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:39 pm

snehpets wrote:I'm with you. Checking my status checkers and planning my hypothetical life should I get accepted at various places is basically all I do at this point.


+1. It's frustrating because nothing is definite yet--I have been accepted to one school, but it's not my first (or even second) choice, so I'm obviously waiting for other schools...I'm the kind of person who plans their life out in advance and prefers to have everything settled and done as soon as possible. And I can't do any of that until I know where the hell I'll be this time next year.

(Yes, I know that this was a ridiculous post, and I just need to chill the balls out, but...)

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Re: Lack of movement driving anyone else crazy?

Postby JamMasterJ » Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:40 pm

ThreeRivers wrote:
Grizz wrote:Image

Original

Credited though

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Re: Lack of movement driving anyone else crazy?

Postby law chihuahua » Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:44 pm

I feel the same way. I'm overseas and having to wait several days until admissions offices opened felt like a lifetime. I think I used to be way more rational and patient before I started applying to law school. lol

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Re: Lack of movement driving anyone else crazy?

Postby ThreeRivers » Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:46 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
ThreeRivers wrote:
Grizz wrote:Image

Original

Credited though

meh, too much of a cheap obvious attempt to get internet lulz imo.

Maybe credited if I put this in all caps / was over dramatic.

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Re: Lack of movement driving anyone else crazy?

Postby 89vision » Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:54 pm

Grizz wrote:Image


Blackouts will definitely help you forget about applications. All it takes it 1mg. Can't believe that shit's still legal.

I'm just trying to move on and not worry about applications. One school said 3-5 weeks, another said no decisions until after January 15th. I don't think it's worth the anxiety.

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Re: Lack of movement driving anyone else crazy?

Postby T00L » Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:03 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
ThreeRivers wrote:
Nobody wrote:Yeah, I kind of hate the status checkers. They must save the admissions offices phone calls from neurotic applicants, but I would probably not even be thinking about getting news until after January if it weren't for those status checkers, but because they're there I can't help but check them all the time. It's like a skinners box.

Yea, for UG I sent stuff in and didn't think about it forever.

Tbh what drives me the most insane is when other TLS'ers get responses from a school that I haven't yet (especially W&M which I applied earlier / have better numbers than some who got in lol)

QFMichigan


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Re: Lack of movement driving anyone else crazy?

Postby vto35 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:16 pm

so glad i'm not the only crazy status checker...

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Re: Lack of movement driving anyone else crazy?

Postby 20130312 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:42 pm

1) Download: lsstatuscheck.com
2) Set up auto run every hour
3) Set up text message alert
4) ???
5) Profit

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Re: Lack of movement driving anyone else crazy?

Postby vpintz » Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:30 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:1) Download: lsstatuscheck.com
2) Set up auto run every hour
3) Set up text message alert
4) ???
5) Profit


180. It has saved me from a bit of obsessive refreshing...

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Re: Lack of movement driving anyone else crazy?

Postby 20130312 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:51 pm

vpintz wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:1) Download: lsstatuscheck.com
2) Set up auto run every hour
3) Set up text message alert
4) ???
5) Profit


180. It has saved me from a bit of obsessive refreshing...


Same. I haven't even looked at the actual websites since the day I set that up.




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