Chicago Transfer ED 2012

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Sapientia
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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby Sapientia » Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:35 pm

jarofsoup wrote:
Sapientia wrote:
jarofsoup wrote:So. When can we actually apply to the program? Webpage says 1st LSAC says 18th.


Really? Of April? Isn't the deadline on the 25th?


Check your LSAC account. Maybe it is just a place holder date.


Hm. Yea. I guess it is the 18th. The deadline on there website is April 30th actually. I just figured the application period would be bigger than 2 weeks

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby raskolnikov32 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:01 pm

Sapientia wrote:
jarofsoup wrote:
Sapientia wrote:
jarofsoup wrote:So. When can we actually apply to the program? Webpage says 1st LSAC says 18th.


Really? Of April? Isn't the deadline on the 25th?


Check your LSAC account. Maybe it is just a place holder date.


Hm. Yea. I guess it is the 18th. The deadline on there website is April 30th actually. I just figured the application period would be bigger than 2 weeks


My guess is if the application becomes available on LSAC on the 18th, which it looks like it will, the deadline will be the 18th of May, or thereabouts. The dates on the Chicago website are from last year, but this year's are supposed to be similar: "The dates for the 2012 transfer application process have not yet been updated, but please use last year's dates for guidance on the timeline (this year's dates will be similar)."

While the transfer process is expedited, I can't imagine it's only going to be 2 weeks. Just speculation though..

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby jarofsoup » Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:56 pm

I think it will go up tomorrow. Cannot even get the required forms to Chicago in two weeks. USC did the same thing and the application opened up much earlier.

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby quiver » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:40 pm

Good luck everyone. I applied Chicago ED last year from a T2 in the 60s; got deferred ED and eventually rejected RD. Feel free to PM with any questions about the transfer process.

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby Should I Transfer?? » Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:53 pm

Website says they want the first semester transcript sent through LSAC. Has anyone done this already? Is there a form to print out to send along with the transcript? Looked around the LSAC website, but of course everything is geared towards regular admissions. Thanks.

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby jarofsoup » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:43 pm

Should I Transfer?? wrote:Website says they want the first semester transcript sent through Ministry of Love. Has anyone done this already? Is there a form to print out to send along with the transcript? Looked around the Ministry of Love website, but of course everything is geared towards regular admissions. Thanks.



Go on to LSAC, go to my school list, and delete every application that you have on your list, and hit refresh. Everything will be solved.

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby jarofsoup » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:46 pm

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby jarofsoup » Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:20 am

App goes up today according to admissions office

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby InnocuousDiatribe » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:11 pm

Transfer Website has updated their dates: http://www.law.uchicago.edu/prospectives/transfer

Looks like both ED and RD apps will open on 4/15.

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby jarofsoup » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:19 pm

Yeah understood them wrong

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby yabuddy » Sat Apr 07, 2012 3:32 pm

How important do you guys think it is to apply early (around April 15) as opposed to waiting until finals are done (after May 5). Do you think UChi looks more favorably on the earlier applications it receives? Or would you say that since we're applying ED it doesn't really matter?

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby jarofsoup » Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:45 pm

Get it in early.

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby jarofsoup » Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:14 pm

Do you think we go live at midnight?

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby InnocuousDiatribe » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:18 pm

jarofsoup wrote:Do you think we go live at midnight?


Yup.

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:21 pm

Good luck to everyone. If you're top 5% or so at a T40, think really hard about whether giving up the shot at HYS (with the attendant need-based aid) makes sense.

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby jarofsoup » Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:15 am

What time do you think that will be in the PST? 10pm?

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby InnocuousDiatribe » Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:57 am

Well, last time LSAC released apps on 4/1 they came out exactly at midnight CST, so I'm going to bet it'll release in about 5 minutes.

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby jarofsoup » Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:33 am

Do we need to put the hours at each position on our resumes

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby raskolnikov32 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:06 am

jarofsoup wrote:Do we need to put the hours at each position on our resumes


I was wondering about that also. It's not clear if we need to indicate hours for our anticipated summer work only or for all past work experience.

I'm just going to tweak the resume a bit and add the hours for each of my past positions.

EDIT: I misread it. I think they actually want hours for all work experience AND "activities", meaning extracurriculars....

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby jarofsoup » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:29 am

Applied. Now I have to hope my school will estimate my rank

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby IsTheFatLadySinging » Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:41 am

Does anyone know where the "Law School Information Form" is? Where from LSAC do we get it? (I know it says it can be downloaded from LSAC) But it has to be submitted/emailed directly from our school to uChi?

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby jarofsoup » Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:02 am

Go to the "Forms" tab on the actual application and there should be link to a PDF.

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby InnocuousDiatribe » Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:33 pm

Submitted as well. Good luck, everyone!

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby mileslibertatis » Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:09 pm

Any reason to NOT go ED as a top 1% at 50sish?

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:39 pm

mileslibertatis wrote:Any reason to NOT go ED as a top 1% at 50sish?


That's the range where HYS is plausible, but not terribly likely (because the school is too low-ranked). Tough call. At a 50ish, I'd go ahead and ED Chicago... but just be aware that if you get into Chicago and end up repeating your performance, you're going to "what-if" yourself for a long time, heh.




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