How To Get Off A Waitlist

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How To Get Off A Waitlist

Postby GatorPi » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:32 pm

Anybody have any good tactics for getting off WLs? I've officially been put on 3 now and I want to do everything in my power to get off of them and onto the Acceptance List :)

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Re: How To Get Off A Waitlist

Postby srb » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:33 pm

BJs and fresh baked cookies.

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Re: How To Get Off A Waitlist

Postby lloydchristmas » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:34 pm

I'm wondering the same thing. Only waitlists for me so far. Frustrating..... Our LSAT is just below what a lot of schools want. sucks.


GatorPi wrote:Anybody have any good tactics for getting off WLs? I've officially been put on 3 now and I want to do everything in my power to get off of them and onto the Acceptance List :)

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Re: How To Get Off A Waitlist

Postby Boscov » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:44 pm

srb wrote:BJs and fresh baked cookies.


I suggest calling the admissions offices of each school to gauge what kind of cookies they enjoy best. Perhaps a box of godiva chocolates, but do you go assorted or do you fork up the big bucks for strict milk chocolate assortment?

In all seriousness though, do call re: cookies.

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Re: How To Get Off A Waitlist

Postby Anonymous0L » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:46 pm

Donate.

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Re: How To Get Off A Waitlist

Postby lloydchristmas » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:47 pm

How much?....half serious.

Jwatson wrote:Donate.

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Re: How To Get Off A Waitlist

Postby Anonymous0L » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:48 pm

lloydchristmas wrote:How much?....half serious.

Jwatson wrote:Donate.


anywhere between 100,000 (get you off the WL)-50,000,000 (Guaranteed Admissions for your next 5 generations) should do the trick.
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Re: How To Get Off A Waitlist

Postby flhealth » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:48 pm

lloydchristmas wrote:I'm wondering the same thing. Only waitlists for me so far. Frustrating..... Our LSAT is just below what a lot of schools want. sucks.


GatorPi wrote:Anybody have any good tactics for getting off WLs? I've officially been put on 3 now and I want to do everything in my power to get off of them and onto the Acceptance List :)

i do not see any safeties much less targets on your profile list...all reaches

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Re: How To Get Off A Waitlist

Postby angiej » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:50 pm

Jwatson wrote:
lloydchristmas wrote:How much?....half serious.

Jwatson wrote:Donate.


anywhere between 100,000 (get you off the WL)-50,000,000 (Guaranteed Admissions for your next 5 generations) should do the trick.


If one could feasibly do that, they probably do not need to go to law school.

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Re: How To Get Off A Waitlist

Postby Anonymous0L » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:51 pm

angiej wrote:
Jwatson wrote:
lloydchristmas wrote:How much?....half serious.

Jwatson wrote:Donate.


anywhere between 100,000 (get you off the WL)-50,000,000 (Guaranteed Admissions for your next 5 generations) should do the trick.


If one could feasibly do that, they probably do not need to go to law school.


um hello? parents bragging rights! :lol:

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Re: How To Get Off A Waitlist

Postby srb » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:54 pm

angiej wrote:
Jwatson wrote:
lloydchristmas wrote:How much?....half serious.

Jwatson wrote:Donate.


anywhere between 100,000 (get you off the WL)-50,000,000 (Guaranteed Admissions for your next 5 generations) should do the trick.


If one could feasibly do that, they probably do not need to go to law school.


They do if they want to be a lawyer. Just because they're rich doesn't mean they don't want to work.

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Re: How To Get Off A Waitlist

Postby lloydchristmas » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:59 pm

I know, but i figure go big or go home. Worst comes to worst take the year off i guess and re study. Not looking for scholarship money or anything like that, and don't have loans or anything from college. Just want to go to a good school.


flhealth wrote:
lloydchristmas wrote:I'm wondering the same thing. Only waitlists for me so far. Frustrating..... Our LSAT is just below what a lot of schools want. sucks.


GatorPi wrote:Anybody have any good tactics for getting off WLs? I've officially been put on 3 now and I want to do everything in my power to get off of them and onto the Acceptance List :)

i do not see any safeties much less targets on your profile list...all reaches

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Re: How To Get Off A Waitlist

Postby GatorPi » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:01 pm

Ok, in all seriousness, I need some help!! LOCIs and more recs I've got. Anybody have any other ideas? Visit the school, beg the dean, etc??

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Re: How To Get Off A Waitlist

Postby flhealth » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:06 pm

GatorPi wrote:Ok, in all seriousness, I need some help!! LOCIs and more recs I've got. Anybody have any other ideas? Visit the school, beg the dean, etc??

what specific school....depends on the school

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Re: How To Get Off A Waitlist

Postby TheCure0013 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:08 pm

GatorPi wrote:Ok, in all seriousness, I need some help!! LOCIs and more recs I've got. Anybody have any other ideas? Visit the school, beg the dean, etc??


Retake the LSAT in June and submit your new (higher :)) score to the schools. There's a thread on here dedicated to doing that and a few people have had success with it.

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Re: How To Get Off A Waitlist

Postby Dead Ringer » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:35 pm

anywhere between 100,000 (get you off the WL)-50,000,000 (Guaranteed Admissions for your next 5 generations) should do the trick.
If one could feasibly do that, they probably do not need to go to law school.


um hello? parents bragging rights! :lol[/quote]

Family friend went to Chicago Law and then didn't do any work (working for a foundation doesn't count) for the rest of her life so far.

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Re: How To Get Off A Waitlist

Postby GatorPi » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:38 pm

flhealth wrote:
GatorPi wrote:Ok, in all seriousness, I need some help!! LOCIs and more recs I've got. Anybody have any other ideas? Visit the school, beg the dean, etc??

what specific school....depends on the school



The schools I've been WL at so far are FSU (sad I know, I'm pissed), UF, and Bama. Bama is my first choice.

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Re: How To Get Off A Waitlist

Postby Motoxer52 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:42 pm

GatorPi wrote:
flhealth wrote:
GatorPi wrote:Ok, in all seriousness, I need some help!! LOCIs and more recs I've got. Anybody have any other ideas? Visit the school, beg the dean, etc??

what specific school....depends on the school



The schools I've been WL at so far are FSU (sad I know, I'm pissed), UF, and Bama. Bama is my first choice.

Have you visited each school yet?

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Re: How To Get Off A Waitlist

Postby gottaloveJAG » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:47 pm

I'm waitlisted at American and Wake Forest.

Any suggestions for getting off of their waitlist and onto their acceptance list?

I'm about to mail them a copy of an official univeristy notice that I just received in the mail that I made the Dean's List last semester.

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Re: How To Get Off A Waitlist

Postby GatorPi » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:53 pm

Motoxer52 wrote:
GatorPi wrote:
flhealth wrote:
GatorPi wrote:Ok, in all seriousness, I need some help!! LOCIs and more recs I've got. Anybody have any other ideas? Visit the school, beg the dean, etc??

what specific school....depends on the school



The schools I've been WL at so far are FSU (sad I know, I'm pissed), UF, and Bama. Bama is my first choice.

Have you visited each school yet?


No I havent visited any of them...think that would help? To go there and meet with an admissions officer or something?

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Re: How To Get Off A Waitlist

Postby lloydchristmas » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:54 pm

What are your numbers if you dont mind me asking. URM?

gottaloveJAG wrote:I'm waitlisted at American and Wake Forest.

Any suggestions for getting off of their waitlist and onto their acceptance list?

I'm about to mail them a copy of an official univeristy notice that I just received in the mail that I made the Dean's List last semester.

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Re: How To Get Off A Waitlist

Postby hdg315 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:59 pm

From what I've heard, the best thing is to visit a school and try to talk to an admissions officer, then follow-up with thank you not/ how the visit reinforced that you really love the school

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Re: How To Get Off A Waitlist

Postby Motoxer52 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:59 pm

GatorPi wrote:
Motoxer52 wrote:
GatorPi wrote:
flhealth wrote: LOCIs and more recs I've got. Anybody have any other ideas? Visit the school, beg the dean, etc??

what specific school....depends on the school



The schools I've been WL at so far are FSU (sad I know, I'm pissed), UF, and Bama. Bama is my first choice.

Have you visited each school yet?


No I havent visited any of them...think that would help? To go there and meet with an admissions officer or something?[/quote]
Yep. Introduce yourself to the admissions staff and be very polite. After your visit send a LOCI highlighting your trip and the certain things you enjoyed about the campus. Also, in the LOCI, be sure to tell them that they are your number 1 choice and you will attend if admitted. Good luck

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Re: How To Get Off A Waitlist

Postby JJim1919 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:03 pm

Motoxer52 wrote:Yep. Introduce yourself to the admissions staff and be very polite. After your visit send a LOCI highlighting your trip and the certain things you enjoyed about the campus. Also, in the LOCI, be sure to tell them that they are your number 1 choice and you will attend if admitted. Good luck


What do you think is the best way to meet with an admissions officer? What context should you use for wanting to meet with them (I assume they will ask a reason for the meeting)?

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Re: How To Get Off A Waitlist

Postby Motoxer52 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:22 pm

JJim1919 wrote:
Motoxer52 wrote:Yep. Introduce yourself to the admissions staff and be very polite. After your visit send a LOCI highlighting your trip and the certain things you enjoyed about the campus. Also, in the LOCI, be sure to tell them that they are your number 1 choice and you will attend if admitted. Good luck


What do you think is the best way to meet with an admissions officer? What context should you use for wanting to meet with them (I assume they will ask a reason for the meeting)?

I would say call their office and inform them you will be coming to visit X date at X time to tour the campus. Ask if you can schedule an appointment to sit down with an admissions officer to introduce yourself.




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