Which schools have the most annoying application forms?

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Re: Which schools have the most annoying application forms?

Postby Burger in a can » Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:50 am

Both of the Rutgers applications are really, really annoying. And then, once you think you're all done and you are happily sending all of your apps through LSAC, you discover that both of the Rutgers schools require their payments be sent via snail mail. Listen, Rutgers, if my credit card payment through LSAC is good enough for Cornell and Fordham, it should be good enough for you!

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Re: Which schools have the most annoying application forms?

Postby soullesswonder » Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:52 am

puppins wrote:
Pankun wrote:
puppins wrote:How has no one mentioned Yale yet?


I don't want to talk bad in case they're listening.

:shock:


good call.


I love this exchange. Fear the wrath of New Haven... :evil:

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Re: Which schools have the most annoying application forms?

Postby kalvano » Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:54 am

RMstratosphere wrote:I completely dropped Connecticut because they wanted supporting depositions and police records for my two speeding tickets.



They told me that they don't care about minor traffic violations.

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Re: Which schools have the most annoying application forms?

Postby Cupidity » Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:11 am

USC.

The app itself is 2 pages and easy....but....

if you have a fee waiver, you have to print the confirmation and physically mail it to the school like you were sending them a check. Couldn't they just check it off on CRS like everyone else.

And UF requirse you pay via mail. WTF. It's not 1999 anymore!

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Re: Which schools have the most annoying application forms?

Postby Foozle » Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:32 pm

Vanderbilt's application is kind of a pain.

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Re: Which schools have the most annoying application forms?

Postby sundevil77 » Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:57 pm

I really hate my current UG. I have to fill out all this crap to prove I'm an in-state student. Really?! Nevermind that I have been on an in-state scholarship for the past 4 years. Nevermind that just last semester I had to prove I was a resident in order for my wife to get in-state tuition. Now a 3rd time?! I really hate them. They want to know all the dates I've been out of the state over the last year and for what reason. All I put was..."10-15 days, vacation and personal reasons." If they want more info than that, they can screw themselves.

On a side note, they're the only school that hasn't given me a merit fee waiver yet. I've received one from everyone except HYS. I contacted them about it and they said they only have a need based waiver. They gave me the need based waiver form and said I could fill in my academic info instead. I would consider going to the school, but if they don't give me a fee waiver, sianara.

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Re: Which schools have the most annoying application forms?

Postby keg411 » Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:18 pm

Burger in a can wrote:Both of the Rutgers applications are really, really annoying. And then, once you think you're all done and you are happily sending all of your apps through LSAC, you discover that both of the Rutgers schools require their payments be sent via snail mail. Listen, Rutgers, if my credit card payment through LSAC is good enough for Cornell and Fordham, it should be good enough for you!


Rutgers-Newark has annoying questions about residency too. I grew up in NJ. I like for what were you doing here question where I put "Dependent Child" :lol: .

As for the fees, Cam gave me a waiver, but I'm a double-legacy of the law school....

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Re: Which schools have the most annoying application forms?

Postby BearDownChicago » Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:24 pm

iowa's gives you five "recommended" questions to answer in your personal statement. lame.

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Au lait-olé
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Re: Which schools have the most annoying application forms?

Postby Au lait-olé » Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:28 pm

Not really annoying, but Loyola-Chicago would like to know “May we contact you at work?” err… no.

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Re: Which schools have the most annoying application forms?

Postby bluejayk » Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:55 am

University of Richmond only takes checks. Auto-ding.

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soullesswonder
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Re: Which schools have the most annoying application forms?

Postby soullesswonder » Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:43 am

bluejayk wrote:University of Richmond only takes checks. Auto-ding.


I hear Cooley takes only blank checks.

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Re: Which schools have the most annoying application forms?

Postby galahad85 » Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:48 am

UCLA - Long and redundant. Have these guys ever heard of a resume?

Stanford - Class rank? My school didn't give class ranks! And what's with the Dean's Certification form? I think this is the only school still asking for it.

Penn - Damn those supplemental essay prompts.

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Re: Which schools have the most annoying application forms?

Postby calicocat » Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:28 am

UCLA was incredibly infuriating
Mich and Penn for extra essays
some safeties with fee waivers were super annoying -- Illinois made me cut my ps down to 600
One application asked for the address of my high school...seriously? blood type maybe?

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Re: Which schools have the most annoying application forms?

Postby amputatedbrain » Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:54 am

CyLaw wrote:Berkeley. Stupid form won't work on Firefox on the Mac due to dropdown boxes not showing up.


I had the same problem . . .just use the Safari browser that came with the Mac, and it should work . . .that fixed it for me anyway

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Re: Which schools have the most annoying application forms?

Postby superflush » Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:35 am

MBZags wrote:I forget what school it was, but they wanted to know the specific dates in which my parents had actually resided in their current state. They also wanted to know my parents income at the time I graduated high school, which I found kind of bizarre.


I think a lot of state schools ask for this.
Some, however say that if you don't fill it out, it will be assumed that you are not an in-state resident. I wish most did that.

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Re: Which schools have the most annoying application forms?

Postby superflush » Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:38 am

Nikiya wrote:Haha I think this was Miami. My parents' income when I graduated high school ..how is that relevant? I think this was the application that wanted to know everything paper, essay, report, etc. I've ever done in college.


They have already swayed me away from applying.

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Re: Which schools have the most annoying application forms?

Postby superflush » Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:40 am

Desert Fox wrote:I hope Cornell realizes El Eng, is electrical engineering, and not spanglish for "the english".


ha, I'm pretty sure EE is pretty standard. Not sure about El Eng.

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Re: Which schools have the most annoying application forms?

Postby superflush » Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:45 am

Burger in a can wrote:Both of the Rutgers applications are really, really annoying. And then, once you think you're all done and you are happily sending all of your apps through LSAC, you discover that both of the Rutgers schools require their payments be sent via snail mail. Listen, Rutgers, if my credit card payment through LSAC is good enough for Cornell and Fordham, it should be good enough for you!


To be fair, you can almost never use a credit card in Camden or Newark.

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bernie shmegma
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Re: Which schools have the most annoying application forms?

Postby bernie shmegma » Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:41 am

Is anyone applying to Brooklyn? How bad is it to not write one of the supplemental essays? They specifically have options other than DS, which means they want others. I'm not above there range, more like right in the middle.

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Re: Which schools have the most annoying application forms?

Postby Vincent Vega » Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:56 am

The one for Illinois is fairly annoying, but I'll forgive them completely in exchange for an admittance letter and significant financial aid package.

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Re: Which schools have the most annoying application forms?

Postby LSATfromNC » Mon Nov 16, 2009 4:26 am

kalvano wrote:
RMstratosphere wrote:I completely dropped Connecticut because they wanted supporting depositions and police records for my two speeding tickets.



They told me that they don't care about minor traffic violations.


Maybe theirs wasn't so minor :)

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Re: Which schools have the most annoying application forms?

Postby MSUPHL » Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:22 am

Maryland- Needs their own specific 3-5 pg personal statement. WTF who do you think you are?

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superflush
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Re: Which schools have the most annoying application forms?

Postby superflush » Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:08 pm

I'm not liking Indiana's so far. I like the school, but the app asks way too many questions.

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Re: Which schools have the most annoying application forms?

Postby Mroberts3 » Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:27 pm

Cupidity wrote:USC's is beautiful. It's like. One page. everything gets filled in by the common form. Cornell's is pissing me off because the College Major Box is so small that even the abbreviated "Poli-Sci" runs over the margins.I have no idea what to do about it. I'm mind blown. Thank god I'm not an Aerospace Engineer or something, I'd have no room left for my work experience.



I agree with others that UCLA is the worst. USC is very good which is annoying because I want UCLA over USC. My pet peeve was definitely the spaces some apps had for major. I'm a double major in Classical Civilization and Philosophy. Fuck. Philosophy barely fit half the time.

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Re: Which schools have the most annoying application forms?

Postby Zojirushi » Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:32 pm

MSUPHL wrote:Maryland- Needs their own specific 3-5 pg personal statement. WTF who do you think you are?


Where do you see this???

My MD app lists no topic and 2-3 pg max.




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