Why Check Status Checker?

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GoingForGold
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Why Check Status Checker?

Postby GoingForGold » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:41 pm

Schools will e-mail me if there is an update, correct? So, why do I get the impression that people are monitoring status checker incessantly?

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ManOfTheMinute
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Re: Why Check Status Checker?

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:55 pm

GoingForGold wrote:Schools will e-mail me if there is an update, correct? So, why do I get the impression that people are monitoring status checker incessantly?


The email is not instantaneous, and you never know with spam filters, etc. Also, people are OCD. I'm OCD-ing my HLS checker waiting for it to go complete, so I'm not judging.

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Re: Why Check Status Checker?

Postby steakandchicken » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:17 pm

You don't have to monitor incessantly, just set up L.S. Status Check (--LinkRemoved--) and it will let you know. Using that app, I received a text message letting me know my status changed to "Congrats!" which was helpful because the email from the school came a day later. It is also helpful to see if you're going under committee review 1 or 2, for the schools that have a predictable admissions process (Penn, NYU, etc.).

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Re: Why Check Status Checker?

Postby Cellar-door » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:45 pm

GoingForGold wrote:Schools will e-mail me if there is an update, correct? So, why do I get the impression that people are monitoring status checker incessantly?

My status checker let me know I had been admitted to one of my schools on Friday... I still haven't gotten the email I was supposed to get. So sometimes you can find out quicker.

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Re: Why Check Status Checker?

Postby sideoffries » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:00 pm

NYU made an error when entering my address so it was helpful to know that they had an erroneous address on file

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Re: Why Check Status Checker?

Postby PRgradBYU » Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:03 am

steakandchicken wrote:You don't have to monitor incessantly, just set up L.S. Status Check (--LinkRemoved--) and it will let you know. Using that app, I received a text message letting me know my status changed to "Congrats!" which was helpful because the email from the school came a day later. It is also helpful to see if you're going under committee review 1 or 2, for the schools that have a predictable admissions process (Penn, NYU, etc.).


You've just made my life a whole lot easier. Thank you!

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Re: Why Check Status Checker?

Postby JayJones78 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:13 am

PRgradBYU wrote:
steakandchicken wrote:You don't have to monitor incessantly, just set up L.S. Status Check (--LinkRemoved--) and it will let you know. Using that app, I received a text message letting me know my status changed to "Congrats!" which was helpful because the email from the school came a day later. It is also helpful to see if you're going under committee review 1 or 2, for the schools that have a predictable admissions process (Penn, NYU, etc.).


You've just made my life a whole lot easier. Thank you!


Just make sure that it works all the time cause the app has issues. Also see that its email address is in your address book (just do a test email in the options menu) cause it'll filter it into spam.

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Re: Why Check Status Checker?

Postby potterpirate04 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:34 am

JayJones78 wrote:
PRgradBYU wrote:
steakandchicken wrote:You don't have to monitor incessantly, just set up L.S. Status Check (--LinkRemoved--) and it will let you know. Using that app, I received a text message letting me know my status changed to "Congrats!" which was helpful because the email from the school came a day later. It is also helpful to see if you're going under committee review 1 or 2, for the schools that have a predictable admissions process (Penn, NYU, etc.).


You've just made my life a whole lot easier. Thank you!


Just make sure that it works all the time cause the app has issues. Also see that its email address is in your address book (just do a test email in the options menu) cause it'll filter it into spam.


On that note, do the text messages usually work for it? The test email worked for me, but for some reason I didn't receive the test text.

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JayJones78
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Re: Why Check Status Checker?

Postby JayJones78 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:48 am

potterpirate04 wrote:
JayJones78 wrote:
PRgradBYU wrote:
steakandchicken wrote:You don't have to monitor incessantly, just set up L.S. Status Check (--LinkRemoved--) and it will let you know. Using that app, I received a text message letting me know my status changed to "Congrats!" which was helpful because the email from the school came a day later. It is also helpful to see if you're going under committee review 1 or 2, for the schools that have a predictable admissions process (Penn, NYU, etc.).


You've just made my life a whole lot easier. Thank you!


Just make sure that it works all the time cause the app has issues. Also see that its email address is in your address book (just do a test email in the options menu) cause it'll filter it into spam.


On that note, do the text messages usually work for it? The test email worked for me, but for some reason I didn't receive the test text.


They do for me. Try to force quit it and re-open and then test text. I find the app great overall and I set it to check all my apps (over 20 :shock: ) every hour, but I still check them 'manually' all the time :oops:

GoingForGold
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Re: Why Check Status Checker?

Postby GoingForGold » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:47 am

Cool program. Took care of all schools except Columbia which seems to use its own system.

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Re: Why Check Status Checker?

Postby Crowing » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:08 pm

GoingForGold wrote:Cool program. Took care of all schools except Columbia which seems to use its own system.


CLS status checker never updates beyond complete anyway so no point in even checking it

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Re: Why Check Status Checker?

Postby talesofyore » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:40 pm

I like the way Emory does it. They accept your application and then contact you when they have news. Status checker was invented to fuel obsession.

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Re: Why Check Status Checker?

Postby TripTrip » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:57 pm

talesofyore wrote:I like the way Emory does it. They accept your application and then contact you when they have news. Status checker was invented to fuel obsession.

Status checker was invented to prevent hundreds of calls to the admissions offices "just to make sure their application wasn't lost."

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Re: Why Check Status Checker?

Postby talesofyore » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:57 pm

TripTrip wrote:
talesofyore wrote:I like the way Emory does it. They accept your application and then contact you when they have news. Status checker was invented to fuel obsession.

Status checker was invented to prevent hundreds of calls to the admissions offices "just to make sure their application wasn't lost."


With the lack of movement on my status checkers, I still kinda want to call them and ask them that. :lol:

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Re: Why Check Status Checker?

Postby Rlabo » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:24 pm

Hey is anyone else having trouble with this site? This sounds like a great app but the website link seems to be dead.

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Re: Why Check Status Checker?

Postby lhanvt13 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:41 am

steakandchicken wrote:You don't have to monitor incessantly, just set up L.S. Status Check (--LinkRemoved--) and it will let you know. Using that app, I received a text message letting me know my status changed to "Congrats!" which was helpful because the email from the school came a day later. It is also helpful to see if you're going under committee review 1 or 2, for the schools that have a predictable admissions process (Penn, NYU, etc.).

had this thing up for months now... that along with the auto update makes up for a lot of wasted time I would rather be spending on TLS and LSN ._.

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Re: Why Check Status Checker?

Postby leo2013 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:12 am

ManOfTheMinute wrote:
GoingForGold wrote:Schools will e-mail me if there is an update, correct? So, why do I get the impression that people are monitoring status checker incessantly?


The email is not instantaneous, and you never know with spam filters, etc. Also, people are OCD. I'm OCD-ing my HLS checker waiting for it to go complete, so I'm not judging.


Jesus Christ, after seeing your post I rushed to my gmail spam folder and found one offer there!

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Re: Why Check Status Checker?

Postby Throttle » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:04 am

You check to make sure they received your documents. I'd feel sorry for a person who was HYS eligible and took the attitude of, "Imma just wait till they send me an email", and never noticed that, by some freak accident, their app was lost.




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