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Re: Chicago ED 2011 Thread

Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:02 pm
by traehekat
missinglink wrote:Dumb question of the day: Is the 4/30 deadline meant by midnight at the end of 4/30?

Some deadlines I've encountered will have some random time during the day. I'm just putting the final touches on my PS, but didn't want to make the stupid mistake of missing the deadline. :oops:


think i remember seeing language that implied it was by the end of the day (meaning midnight). don't think it would just be some random time. GET IT IN YO.

Re: Chicago ED 2011 Thread

Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:16 pm
by missinglink
I was holding out hope that the last letter of rec would show up on LSAC, but no go. :evil:

Oh well, nothing to do but plow ahead. If I'm deferred, it'll be available then.

Re: Chicago ED 2011 Thread

Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:36 pm
by missinglink
How many pages did everyone's PS come out to? I've gotten mine to three pages, and I'm actually fairly happy with it.

It's too bad I can't show it to any of my friends for comments. Everyone is knee deep into studying, and I haven't told a soul I'm doing this - well, except my parents of course. :lol:

Re: Chicago ED 2011 Thread

Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 12:38 am
by Rurik
missinglink wrote:How many pages did everyone's PS come out to? I've gotten mine to three pages, and I'm actually fairly happy with it.

It's too bad I can't show it to any of my friends for comments. Everyone is knee deep into studying, and I haven't told a soul I'm doing this - well, except my parents of course. :lol:


I have a friend who's applying to there and I proofread his PS. We did our best to keep it under two.

Re: Chicago ED 2011 Thread

Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 2:15 am
by traehekat
Rurik wrote:
missinglink wrote:How many pages did everyone's PS come out to? I've gotten mine to three pages, and I'm actually fairly happy with it.

It's too bad I can't show it to any of my friends for comments. Everyone is knee deep into studying, and I haven't told a soul I'm doing this - well, except my parents of course. :lol:


I have a friend who's applying to there and I proofread his PS. We did our best to keep it under two.


phew i feel better.

Re: Chicago ED 2011 Thread

Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 12:11 pm
by missinglink
I got my application in, and with plenty of time to spare - 1 hour. :mrgreen:

I also trimmed my PS to 2 pages, which is why I went to the wire on this one. Now the waiting game. It shouldn't be too bad, as I have plenty to keep me busy right now. I have a sense that they seem to be moving faster than last year, and that we should hear back, positively or negatively, sooner than last year. I don't recall from the old threads that people went under review before the deadline.

About what proportion of Chicago's overall transfer apps would people guess are ED?

Anyways, good luck to everyone else who applied!

Re: Chicago ED 2011 Thread

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 9:20 am
by DeSimone
Anyone still not UR at this point?

Re: Chicago ED 2011 Thread

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 7:38 pm
by missinglink
This guy. I'm still incomplete too, although I didn't get my app in until late.

I might send them a note and see what's up tomorrow, if the status checker still shows incomplete. Knowing my luck, something else probably went wrong with my materials.

I think it only updates once a day.

About how long did it take people to go complete? And following from that, complete to under review?

Re: Chicago ED 2011 Thread

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 7:57 pm
by DeSimone
missinglink wrote:This guy. I'm still incomplete too, although I didn't get my app in until late.

I might send them a note and see what's up tomorrow, if the status checker still shows incomplete. Knowing my luck, something else probably went wrong with my materials.

I think it only updates once a day.

About how long did it take people to go complete? And following from that, complete to under review?

Well, hurry up and get your sht together. :) I have a feeling decisions will be released only when everyone's reviewed.

Re: Chicago ED 2011 Thread

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 9:32 pm
by missinglink
DeSimone wrote:
missinglink wrote:This guy. I'm still incomplete too, although I didn't get my app in until late.

I might send them a note and see what's up tomorrow, if the status checker still shows incomplete. Knowing my luck, something else probably went wrong with my materials.

I think it only updates once a day.

About how long did it take people to go complete? And following from that, complete to under review?

Well, hurry up and get your sht together. :) I have a feeling decisions will be released only when everyone's reviewed.

I'm on it! :)

If there's no status change tomorrow, I'll call the office and see what's up.

Re: Chicago ED 2011 Thread

Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 2:01 am
by traehekat
current status date changed to 5/3. i dont think it has been changing every day (i believe it was stuck at 4/28 for a while), so i guess this is a little something. forgot how "fun" it was to over-analyze every little thing that happens on your status checker.

Re: Chicago ED 2011 Thread

Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 2:23 am
by missinglink
Huh, so I just checked my status checker for the first time today. False alarm averted. It says i'm complete (5/3 as well).

I should get into the habit of checking every day now. :mrgreen:

With finals rolling along, the days have sort of merged ...

Re: Chicago ED 2011 Thread

Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 11:34 am
by tycho_brahe
ditto on the change to 5/3, still under review.

Re: Chicago ED 2011 Thread

Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 12:40 pm
by keg411
No status change, not surprised. I have a 0% chance getting in ED as I go to a T2 and not a T1. Oh well.

Re: Chicago ED 2011 Thread

Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 12:45 pm
by quiver
tycho_brahe wrote:ditto on the change to 5/3, still under review.

Same here.

keg411 wrote:No status change, not surprised. I have a 0% chance getting in ED as I go to a T2 and not a T1. Oh well.

My status changed to 5/3 but still "under review" and I'm at a T2. Idk if this means anything since I would place my chances of getting in at 0% as well.

Re: Chicago ED 2011 Thread

Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 12:46 pm
by keg411
quiver wrote:
tycho_brahe wrote:ditto on the change to 5/3, still under review.

Same here.

keg411 wrote:No status change, not surprised. I have a 0% chance getting in ED as I go to a T2 and not a T1. Oh well.

My status changed to 5/3 but still "under review" and I'm at a T2. Idk if this means anything since I would place my chances of getting in at 0% as well.


Then you're application is probably stronger than mine. Seems like the UR 5/3 people are still being considered. I'm still UR 4/26.

Re: Chicago ED 2011 Thread

Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 12:50 pm
by DeSimone
quiver wrote:My status changed to 5/3 but still "under review" and I'm at a T2. Idk if this means anything since I would place my chances of getting in at 0% as well.

Unlike GULC, I don't think there is a way to guess your fate based on the timing of updates. These guys seem to review on a rolling basis. Also, they take only a handful of people, so the sample is not nearly large enough.

edit: typo

Re: Chicago ED 2011 Thread

Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 12:56 pm
by missinglink
I would agree. I didn't see any indication last year at least that status changes would indicate likelihood of acceptance.

That said, they must have some system to rank and differentiate candidates. I can't imagine it's purely ad hoc. It's just that from our perspective, I don't think we can establish a pattern, especially with so few people chosen overall.

Re: Chicago ED 2011 Thread

Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 12:58 pm
by missinglink
keg411 wrote:
quiver wrote:
tycho_brahe wrote:ditto on the change to 5/3, still under review.

Same here.

keg411 wrote:No status change, not surprised. I have a 0% chance getting in ED as I go to a T2 and not a T1. Oh well.

My status changed to 5/3 but still "under review" and I'm at a T2. Idk if this means anything since I would place my chances of getting in at 0% as well.


Then you're application is probably stronger than mine. Seems like the UR 5/3 people are still being considered. I'm still UR 4/26.

I would also hazard a guess that they wouldn't make a decision as to your application until all applications are ready to be considered. So while they compile all the apps that came in near the deadline, I wouldn't read much into yours still being under review.

To date, we've had, what, one confirmed acceptance?

Re: Chicago ED 2011 Thread

Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 1:21 pm
by quiver
I'd tend to agree that the update doesn't mean much. Just wanted to throw my situation out there. For all we know they could just review in randomly selected batches and I just happened to be in the first batch.

edit: was just perusing last year's thread...I'm pretty much just hoping I don't get outright denied now.

Re: Chicago ED 2011 Thread

Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 1:02 am
by missinglink
quiver wrote:I'd tend to agree that the update doesn't mean much. Just wanted to throw my situation out there. For all we know they could just review in randomly selected batches and I just happened to be in the first batch.

edit: was just perusing last year's thread...I'm pretty much just hoping I don't get outright denied now.


Why? Did you find a pattern in last years thread with the order people are reviewed? I looked through last years thread, but to be honest, I never correlated dates with when people were under review. I would have only noted a pattern if someone had mentioned it.

Re: Chicago ED 2011 Thread

Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 10:10 am
by quiver
missinglink wrote:Why? Did you find a pattern in last years thread with the order people are reviewed? I looked through last years thread, but to be honest, I never correlated dates with when people were under review. I would have only noted a pattern if someone had mentioned it.


No no, I meant stat-wise. Some people with good stats got outright denied. I didn't see a pattern with review dates either.

Re: Chicago ED 2011 Thread

Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 11:09 am
by missinglink
quiver wrote:
missinglink wrote:Why? Did you find a pattern in last years thread with the order people are reviewed? I looked through last years thread, but to be honest, I never correlated dates with when people were under review. I would have only noted a pattern if someone had mentioned it.


No no, I meant stat-wise. Some people with good stats got outright denied. I didn't see a pattern with review dates either.

Ah right. Yes, it is daunting to see how extraordinarily competitive it is. The black-box nature of the process makes it doubly difficult to predict anything.

Another day, no movement for me so far. But then again, I'm not sure when the system updates.

Re: Chicago ED 2011 Thread

Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 11:38 am
by DeSimone
Just cuz I'm bored: my prediction is that the decisions will be released (via email/calls) on Wednesday, 5/11.

Re: Chicago ED 2011 Thread

Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 1:11 pm
by NakedPowerOrgan
I have a feeling that this semester will test Chicago's "we will rescind if grades are not up to snuff" policy