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WUSTL EA transfer thread

Postby PhoenicianMonk » Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:55 pm

Anyone else applying to WUSTL under Early Action?

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Re: WUSTL EA transfer thread

Postby luckyduck » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:42 pm

I've applied EA. Status Check says rec'd but not complete.

Top 10% at SLU.

Good Luck

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Re: WUSTL EA transfer thread

Postby maf70 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:12 pm

what is a wustl?

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Re: WUSTL EA transfer thread

Postby lovelaw27 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:52 pm

maf70 wrote:what is a wustl?


Washington University in St. Louis

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Re: WUSTL EA transfer thread

Postby bigmnstyle » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:52 am

Ya man... lived in STL my whole life--HOPING TO GET BACK!

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Re: WUSTL EA transfer thread

Postby uzpakalis » Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:20 pm

bigmnstyle wrote:Ya man... lived in STL my whole life--HOPING TO GET BACK!


good luck!

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Re: WUSTL EA transfer thread

Postby lsltyf » Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:39 pm

Does anyone know when EA decisions are communicated? I looked at the website at it said the first week of April. I didn't know if anyone knew based on last year if this was the actual timeline, or if it took longer.

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Re: WUSTL EA transfer thread

Postby transplantedbuckeye » Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:59 am

lsltyf wrote:Does anyone know when EA decisions are communicated? I looked at the website at it said the first week of April. I didn't know if anyone knew based on last year if this was the actual timeline, or if it took longer.


Last year I don't believe there was an EA application at WUSTL. Good luck to all of you.

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Re: WUSTL EA transfer thread

Postby XxSpyKEx » Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:54 am

lsltyf wrote:Does anyone know when EA decisions are communicated? I looked at the website at it said the first week of April. I didn't know if anyone knew based on last year if this was the actual timeline, or if it took longer.


It's done by email. I got a rejection email from them literally 3 hours after I submitted my application, which was kind of ridiculous (I was #2 at a t3 and there were for sure no mistakes/bad answers re: character and fitness questions). People who got actually got in or at least serious consideration got their emails a bit later (I think somewhere around mid-april if I recall correctly). I applied there 2 years ago (the last time they had EA apps).

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Re: WUSTL EA transfer thread

Postby lsltyf » Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:33 pm

XxSpyKEx wrote:
lsltyf wrote:Does anyone know when EA decisions are communicated? I looked at the website at it said the first week of April. I didn't know if anyone knew based on last year if this was the actual timeline, or if it took longer.


It's done by email. I got a rejection email from them literally 3 hours after I submitted my application, which was kind of ridiculous (I was #2 at a t3 and there were for sure no mistakes/bad answers re: character and fitness questions). People who got actually got in or at least serious consideration got their emails a bit later (I think somewhere around mid-april if I recall correctly). I applied there 2 years ago (the last time they had EA apps).


Thanks for the info. Did you apply late? Did they ding you before the last day to submit?

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Re: WUSTL EA transfer thread

Postby luckyduck » Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:55 pm

has anyone gone complete? I received an e-mail from admissions requesting my LORs. I sent when I got them (some weeks ago). Since then my status checker hasn't changed.

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Re: WUSTL EA transfer thread

Postby lsltyf » Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:58 pm

luckyduck wrote:has anyone gone complete? I received an e-mail from admissions requesting my LORs. I sent when I got them (some weeks ago). Since then my status checker hasn't changed.


Mine is complete since the beginning of March.

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Re: WUSTL EA transfer thread

Postby luckyduck » Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:20 pm

lsltyf wrote:
luckyduck wrote:has anyone gone complete? I received an e-mail from admissions requesting my LORs. I sent when I got them (some weeks ago). Since then my status checker hasn't changed.


Mine is complete since the beginning of March.


Thanks. I'll call them next week.

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Re: WUSTL EA transfer thread

Postby XxSpyKEx » Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:22 pm

lsltyf wrote:
XxSpyKEx wrote:
lsltyf wrote:Does anyone know when EA decisions are communicated? I looked at the website at it said the first week of April. I didn't know if anyone knew based on last year if this was the actual timeline, or if it took longer.


It's done by email. I got a rejection email from them literally 3 hours after I submitted my application, which was kind of ridiculous (I was #2 at a t3 and there were for sure no mistakes/bad answers re: character and fitness questions). People who got actually got in or at least serious consideration got their emails a bit later (I think somewhere around mid-april if I recall correctly). I applied there 2 years ago (the last time they had EA apps).


Thanks for the info. Did you apply late? Did they ding you before the last day to submit?


No prob. I applied at like 5AM the morning the application opened up. They dinged me about 3-4 hours later (around 8 or 9AM on the day applications opened up).

Good luck.

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Re: WUSTL EA transfer thread

Postby keg411 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:24 pm

XxSpyKEx wrote:No prob. I applied at like 5AM the morning the application opened up. They dinged me about 3-4 hours later (around 8 or 9AM on the day applications opened up).

Good luck.


WUSTL rejected you, but you got NYU? That just confirms transfer apps are ultra-strange.

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Re: WUSTL EA transfer thread

Postby lovelaw27 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:19 pm

luckyduck wrote:has anyone gone complete? I received an e-mail from admissions requesting my LORs. I sent when I got them (some weeks ago). Since then my status checker hasn't changed.


I applied about a week ago and am still not complete.

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Re: WUSTL EA transfer thread

Postby lsltyf » Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:31 pm

No prob. I applied at like 5AM the morning the application opened up. They dinged me about 3-4 hours later (around 8 or 9AM on the day applications opened up).

Good luck.[/quote]

I wonder if you got dinged possibly from a system glitch since you applied at 5AM and the app opened up at 8AM that day. Seems a little odd you were rejected from WUSTL and were accepted at NYU. I feel like this was system glitch. Did you ever ask anyone at WUSTL about it?

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Re: WUSTL EA transfer thread

Postby PhoenicianMonk » Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:33 pm

I've logged into the status checker website, and it indicates that my applications is "Received." Does a received application = complete application, or will my status actually change to the word "complete" when they consider it completed?

My status check email said, "Please be patient with our review process as we do not have rolling admissions" so I'm honestly not expecting my decision until early April.

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Re: WUSTL EA transfer thread

Postby lovelaw27 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:14 pm

PhoenicianMonk wrote:I've logged into the status checker website, and it indicates that my applications is "Received." Does a received application = complete application, or will my status actually change to the word "complete" when they consider it completed?

My status check email said, "Please be patient with our review process as we do not have rolling admissions" so I'm honestly not expecting my decision until early April.


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Re: WUSTL EA transfer thread

Postby XxSpyKEx » Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:55 am

keg411 wrote:
XxSpyKEx wrote:No prob. I applied at like 5AM the morning the application opened up. They dinged me about 3-4 hours later (around 8 or 9AM on the day applications opened up).

Good luck.


WUSTL rejected you, but you got NYU? That just confirms transfer apps are ultra-strange.


lsltyf wrote:No prob. I applied at like 5AM the morning the application opened up. They dinged me about 3-4 hours later (around 8 or 9AM on the day applications opened up).

Good luck.

I wonder if you got dinged possibly from a system glitch since you applied at 5AM and the app opened up at 8AM that day. Seems a little odd you were rejected from WUSTL and were accepted at NYU. I feel like this was system glitch. Did you ever ask anyone at WUSTL about it?


Not sure where this NYU thing came in from. I didn’t transfer to NYU. I actually didn’t even apply there because I don’t want NYC. I don’t really want to say where I go to school, but I got into the best school I applied to. If I could go back and do it again, I would have applied to HYS because a kid at my t3 got into HLS (he was #1, but I think I would have had a fighting chance against him being at #2)... I'm just saying this to tell everyone that's applying from lower ranked schools to not sell themselves short and to apply to schools that they otherwise think is just not possible (assuming you have exceptional grades and think you can’t get into X school because of the USnews ranking of your current school)

I wouldn’t read anything into my ding at WUSTL. The adcomm was extremely shady about everything and I really don’t know what happened, but it was generally a bad experience. After I got dinged right away, I sent an email to WUSTL asking for a reason why I got dinged and brought up my class rank and that the website said a typical successful transfer student is in the top 15-20% of their class. They just emailed me back and told me that they couldn’t give me a reason, which wasn’t surprising (most schools won’t do this). But they got really shady after the 2nd semester. After grades came out I called them like 4 times during regular business hours across the period of 2.5 weeks and they only picked up once, and I also sent several emails inquiring about whether I could be reconsidered for RD. The time they picked up they told me they would inquire about it and get back to me later that day. When I called them 2.5 weeks and left another voicemail, they sent me an email like 10 minutes after my phone call telling me that they could not reconsider my application and they could not tell me why. They were incredibly sketchy about everything. I’m not really sure why, but it was really weird. All in all, though, it really doesn’t matter because if I had gotten in EA, it would just have been a waste of a $700 seat deposit (or whatever it is).

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Re: WUSTL EA transfer thread

Postby keg411 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:39 am

I don't know why I thought you went to NYU for some strange reason. That's my fault. Sorry!
But you did transfer to a T14 and a school better-ranked than WUSTL, right?

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Re: WUSTL EA transfer thread

Postby XxSpyKEx » Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:57 pm

keg411 wrote:I don't know why I thought you went to NYU for some strange reason. That's my fault. Sorry!


It's all good.

keg411 wrote:But you did transfer to a T14 and a school better-ranked than WUSTL, right?


Yup. Transferred to a school around the middle of the t13 :)

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Re: WUSTL EA transfer thread

Postby bigmnstyle » Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:25 pm

Any of you guys go to undergrad in Missouri.

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Re: WUSTL EA transfer thread

Postby luckyduck » Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:55 pm

bigmnstyle wrote:Any of you guys go to undergrad in Missouri.

nope

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Re: WUSTL EA transfer thread

Postby lsltyf » Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:55 pm

bigmnstyle wrote:Any of you guys go to undergrad in Missouri.


Grew up and obtained my undergrad in the Show Me State. Why do you ask?




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