T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

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Wholigan
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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby Wholigan » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:48 pm

lawfuture10 wrote:
acore8604 wrote:
lawfuture10 wrote:
acore8604 wrote:T18
Top 2%: 4.0 GPA
Law Review
CALI Award

rejected from Penn Law??


LOLS . Enjoy NYU


Can't afford NYC my grantor was too poor. I have to go to UVa. Not even sure if it was worth transferring


That's terrible, I'm sorry to hear that. Never would have laughed if I thought Penn was actually a possibility for you.

Best of luck.


+1

UVa is a peer school though. There are not many doors Penn would have opened that UVa won't.

mebeSajid
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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby mebeSajid » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:49 pm

Finally complete at H. It only took three weeks after I gave my UG the cert form.

acore8604
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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby acore8604 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:50 pm

+1

UVa is a peer school though. There are not many doors Penn would have opened that UVa won't.[/quote]
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somethingdemure
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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby somethingdemure » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:51 pm

Regionality wrote:
ms2010 wrote:I feel like we're getting to the point where letters are completely contingent on whether someone who has been accepted withdraws.


As I have said earlier, this is bad logic. These schools can predict matriculation rates and they expect a certain number to not take an offer. There needs to be an unpredictably LARGE number of non-matriculants for spots to open up. They don't accept 20 people for 20 spots.


While it's obviously true that they don't expect 20 people for 20 spots and they can predict how many won't matriculate, you're assuming that their non-matriculation rate is consistent year to year, which is simply impossible for such a small yearly sample. Schools have every incentive to err on the side of fewer acceptances at first in case the matriculation rate is abnormally high. How many offers are accepted definitely has an effect on the fate of those still waiting.

With that said, I'm most likely going to open up another spot at H today, for those still waiting.

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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby ms2010 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:51 pm

50s, Ranked 7/132, 2 CALIs, Law Review, Moot Court...

Rejected from Penn.

mebeSajid
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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby mebeSajid » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:52 pm

somethingdemure wrote:
Regionality wrote:
ms2010 wrote:I feel like we're getting to the point where letters are completely contingent on whether someone who has been accepted withdraws.


As I have said earlier, this is bad logic. These schools can predict matriculation rates and they expect a certain number to not take an offer. There needs to be an unpredictably LARGE number of non-matriculants for spots to open up. They don't accept 20 people for 20 spots.


While it's obviously true that they don't expect 20 people for 20 spots and they can predict how many won't matriculate, you're assuming that their non-matriculation rate is consistent year to year, which is simply impossible for such a small yearly sample. Schools have every incentive to err on the side of fewer acceptances at first in case the matriculation rate is abnormally high. How many offers are accepted definitely has an effect on the fate of those still waiting.

With that said, I'm most likely going to open up another spot at H today, for those still waiting.


Are you at H and leaving, or were you accepted and going to Y or S?

somethingdemure
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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby somethingdemure » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:54 pm

mebeSajid wrote:Are you at H and leaving, or were you accepted and going to Y or S?


Decided not to transfer (at least to H, if Y or S comes through I'll have to decide again).

Fishmouse
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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby Fishmouse » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:59 pm

somethingdemure wrote:
Regionality wrote:
ms2010 wrote:I feel like we're getting to the point where letters are completely contingent on whether someone who has been accepted withdraws.


As I have said earlier, this is bad logic. These schools can predict matriculation rates and they expect a certain number to not take an offer. There needs to be an unpredictably LARGE number of non-matriculants for spots to open up. They don't accept 20 people for 20 spots.


While it's obviously true that they don't expect 20 people for 20 spots and they can predict how many won't matriculate, you're assuming that their non-matriculation rate is consistent year to year, which is simply impossible for such a small yearly sample. Schools have every incentive to err on the side of fewer acceptances at first in case the matriculation rate is abnormally high. How many offers are accepted definitely has an effect on the fate of those still waiting.


I love you I love you thank you thank you thank you

With that said, I'm most likely going to open up another spot at H today, for those still waiting.

lawfuture10
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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby lawfuture10 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:07 pm

After this last batch of rejections, is anyone still in limbo at Penn or have they made all of their decisions?

chanel1285
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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby chanel1285 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:09 pm

In at NYU, just got a phone call. Status checker changed to "decision letter sent" yesterday. I'll probably withdraw from Penn tonight and eat the $500 deposit.

Edit: still waiting on Columbia

Fishmouse
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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby Fishmouse » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:14 pm

somethingdemure wrote:
mebeSajid wrote:Are you at H and leaving, or were you accepted and going to Y or S?


Decided not to transfer (at least to H, if Y or S comes through I'll have to decide again).

Also thanks so much for not waiting till last minute to notify H. Thank you so much

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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby empire84 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:14 pm

chanel1285 wrote:In at NYU, just got a phone call. Status checker changed to "decision letter sent" yesterday. I'll probably withdraw from Penn tonight and eat the $500 deposit.

Edit: still waiting on Columbia


congrats! interesting that you got a phone call. did you call them first? thought nyu did it all by express mail. congrats again!

chanel1285
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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby chanel1285 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:22 pm

Yeah I thought so too. I called them last night when my status checker changed, but the office was closed.

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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby ms2010 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:27 pm

Penn was my last hope... An nyu or cls acceptance for me would be amazing, but surprising. Good luck to everyone else!

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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby Transfer987123 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:06 pm

I asked this earlier, wondering if anyone has a random inclination. If we are under review at HYS and haven't gotten a reply back, does that mean the rejection letter is in the mail?

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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby Fishmouse » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:24 pm

Transfer987123 wrote:I asked this earlier, wondering if anyone has a random inclination. If we are under review at HYS and haven't gotten a reply back, does that mean the rejection letter is in the mail?

Well nobody goes under review at H

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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby ClarDarr » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:48 pm

ms2010 wrote:Penn was my last hope... An nyu or cls acceptance for me would be amazing, but surprising. Good luck to everyone else!


I'm rooting for you. I withdrew from CLS today, so I hope you get my spot. It's lame that you've been so unlucky in this process. I assure you, your stats are good enough for most of the schools you applied to. Further, if you strike out on transfers, when you're cleaning up at OCI at your original school next year, this will all be a distant memory.

Fishmouse
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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby Fishmouse » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:49 pm

So am I really the only person left on TLS who hasnt heard back from Harvard and who went ready for review before July 12? Fun

ms2010
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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby ms2010 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:52 pm

ClarDarr wrote:
ms2010 wrote:Penn was my last hope... An nyu or cls acceptance for me would be amazing, but surprising. Good luck to everyone else!


I'm rooting for you. I withdrew from CLS today, so I hope you get my spot. It's lame that you've been so unlucky in this process. I assure you, your stats are good enough for most of the schools you applied to. Further, if you strike out on transfers, when you're cleaning up at OCI at your original school next year, this will all be a distant memory.


Thanks for the support! Unfortunately, only a couple ny resume collects at oci...

ClarDarr
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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby ClarDarr » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:55 pm

ms2010 wrote:
ClarDarr wrote:
ms2010 wrote:Penn was my last hope... An nyu or cls acceptance for me would be amazing, but surprising. Good luck to everyone else!


I'm rooting for you. I withdrew from CLS today, so I hope you get my spot. It's lame that you've been so unlucky in this process. I assure you, your stats are good enough for most of the schools you applied to. Further, if you strike out on transfers, when you're cleaning up at OCI at your original school next year, this will all be a distant memory.


Thanks for the support! Unfortunately, only a couple ny resume collects at oci...


Blanket NY firms, follow up, and you'll have more chances.

mebeSajid
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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby mebeSajid » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:57 pm

Fishmouse wrote:So am I really the only person left on TLS who hasnt heard back from Harvard and who went ready for review before July 12? Fun


Chill out man - it means you've had a stay of execution.

lawschoolgrapedme
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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby lawschoolgrapedme » Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:10 pm

In at NYU today via phone call. Not accepting - going to Columbia. That was my last decision - my tally was:

Top 3% at T25.

Accepted: NU, NYU, CLS.
Rejected: Chi

Best of luck to everyone

SLShopeful
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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby SLShopeful » Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:33 pm

Here's a new question:

For those of you who applied to S, but have not received a call: have any of your status checkers changed at all? E.g., does it say "decision letter sent" or anything like that?

Thanks

Transferthrowaway
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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby Transferthrowaway » Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:42 pm

SLShopeful wrote:Here's a new question:

For those of you who applied to S, but have not received a call: have any of your status checkers changed at all? E.g., does it say "decision letter sent" or anything like that?

Thanks

No change to my status checker. Still waiting to hear something from both Y and S. T-35, top 1%. Only in at Chicago right now.

jfonz
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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby jfonz » Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:45 pm

Has Yale been sending out "application complete" e-mails?

Beginning to suspect a prof just decided not to send an LOR, but naively hoping I'm complete and just haven't been told about it.




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