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pandacot
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Stanford

Postby pandacot » Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:19 pm

Has anyone heard anything from Stanford yet? My stupid ug school has been slow to complete Form B, so just wondering....

kinggps
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Re: Stanford

Postby kinggps » Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:27 am

Nope.

AOI87
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Re: Stanford

Postby AOI87 » Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:25 pm

Stanford doesn't consider unofficial transcripts and grade reports, right?

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kings84_wr
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Re: Stanford

Postby kings84_wr » Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:38 pm

Im pretty sure nothing is gonna come out till the third week of July

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Re: Stanford

Postby naturalexponent » Sun Jun 27, 2010 4:02 pm

AOI87 wrote:Stanford doesn't consider unofficial transcripts and grade reports, right?


From my experience, they're happy enough to accept them but won't make a decision based on them.

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Re: Stanford

Postby naturalexponent » Sun Jun 27, 2010 4:02 pm

kings84_wr wrote:Im pretty sure nothing is gonna come out till the third week of July


Is that how last year's transfer cycle went?

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Re: Stanford

Postby kinggps » Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:44 pm

Complete. "most admissions decisions will be made by early August."

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Re: Stanford

Postby pandacot » Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:39 pm

kinggps wrote:Complete. "most admissions decisions will be made by early August."


When did you have all your items in?

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Re: Stanford

Postby kings84_wr » Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:44 pm

Just from my general research at the earliest HYS send out stuff the third week of july

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Re: Stanford

Postby kinggps » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:07 pm

pandacot wrote:When did you have all your items in?


App: early May
Dean's Statement: May
LORs: late May and early June, respectively
Unofficial grades: mid June
Official Transcript: requested from my school the week before last; probably received at SLS last week


For what little it's worth, I think kings84_wr is probably right in terms of the timeline for decisions being returned.

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Re: Stanford

Postby solidsnake » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:35 pm

I love that "most" language used in the App Complete email, since most decisions will be rejects. (Historically, SLS waits until August to email out rejection letters.) I agree that the coveted admissions offers will come 3d week of july.

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Re: Stanford

Postby EggShellPlaintiff » Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:08 pm

Has anyone who applied not gotten the complete email yet? I'm still waiting for it.

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Re: Stanford

Postby kinggps » Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:10 pm

Egg I doubt you're the only one. If you've got everything in, it will come. Probably soon. Good luck.

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Re: Stanford

Postby Butters23 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:44 pm

Complete 4:45 EST, submit 6/15

pandacot
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Re: Stanford

Postby pandacot » Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:20 pm

Received e-mail today that my file is complete. Ugh, ugh... the waiting. On the brighter side, I got into U Mich. However, I don't think I'll transfer unless I get into Stanford.

Good luck all.

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Re: Stanford

Postby kinggps » Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:26 am

You'd rather stay at Toledo than go to Michigan?

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Re: Stanford

Postby pandacot » Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:18 pm

Michigan is not an absolute no, but I really have my aim set on Stanford. I've struggled with the thought of transferring, and I'll gladly talk to you about my reasons in a PM. I'm always open to suggestions and input.

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Re: Stanford

Postby kinggps » Sat Jul 03, 2010 11:32 am

http://blogs.law.stanford.edu/admission ... -vacation/

Looks like complete apps will be read/reviewed next week, during the SLS shutdown.

And then adcom will be back in regular business mode the following week.

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Re: Stanford

Postby solidsnake » Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:05 pm

kinggps wrote:http://blogs.law.stanford.edu/admissions/2010/07/02/i-need-a-vacation/

Looks like complete apps will be read/reviewed next week, during the SLS shutdown.

And then adcom will be back in regular business mode the following week.


Nice find. I wonder if Dean Faye will be sipping mojitos on the beach while reading our personal statements. Sand pouring out of her files, Justice Stevens style, when she returns to the office on Monday.

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Re: Stanford

Postby pandacot » Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:04 pm

Just wondering... did any Stanford applicants send a letter to Dean Kramer fighting for acceptance?

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Re: Stanford

Postby arstech » Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:13 pm

pandacot wrote:Just wondering... did any Stanford applicants send a letter to Dean Kramer fighting for acceptance?

Haha, I don't know the answer to this, but I think that everyone else who is applying should. And make sure that you include a picture of yourself doing a keg stand to let them know that you bring not just academic prowess to the table.

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Re: Stanford

Postby pandacot » Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:22 pm

arstech wrote:
pandacot wrote:Just wondering... did any Stanford applicants send a letter to Dean Kramer fighting for acceptance?

Haha, I don't know the answer to this, but I think that everyone else who is applying should. And make sure that you include a picture of yourself doing a keg stand to let them know that you bring not just academic prowess to the table.

Also make sure to include any TLS postings that show lack of wit. Remember, SLS takes pity on the witless.

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Re: Stanford

Postby arstech » Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:29 pm

pandacot wrote:
arstech wrote:
pandacot wrote:Just wondering... did any Stanford applicants send a letter to Dean Kramer fighting for acceptance?

Haha, I don't know the answer to this, but I think that everyone else who is applying should. And make sure that you include a picture of yourself doing a keg stand to let them know that you bring not just academic prowess to the table.

Also make sure to include any TLS postings that show lack of wit. Remember, SLS takes pity on the witless.

Mmm, touché. But anyway, I can't imagine that writing a letter to someone who already has to read a giant stack of applications is productive. Of course, one should never take advice from the witless.

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Re: Stanford

Postby pandacot » Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:32 pm

Giant stack of applications? Sure. Dean Kramer sending a return email from my posturing? Sure.

I don't want to get into a flame war, but I think that any applicant to HYS should push as hard as they can for acceptance. The transfers are competitive, and why not try to get an edge? Could work or could fail...

EDIT: to concede a little, I would say that sending Dean Kramer an email now will probably not help as much. I sent an email a month ago or more when times were probably not so busy.
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Re: Stanford

Postby arstech » Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:40 pm

That's rational. I guess I just don't see what information you'd convey to them that wouldn't be more appropriately placed in your personal statement.




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